Photo & video art objects

Below a presentation of available art objects for exhibition in museums, galleries and art shows. Some of the pieces are for sale.
Please contact the studio for further information.

Save Our Souls

save our souls

Extreme long exposure photographs of nine research locations in the arctic celebrate a global science community sharing knowledge from some of the most extreme and remote places on earth. The photos are presented as an S.O.S. morse code. Scientists working at these arctic stations warn us that our times may change faster than we can handle. Facts and feelings unite us in our efforts to take care of our planet.

Connecting themes: arctic · science · camera obscura · community project

Alone

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were—I have not seen
As others saw—I could not bring
My passions from a common spring—
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow—I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone—
And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—
Then—in my childhood—in the dawn
Of a most stormy life—was drawn
From ev’ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still—
From the torrent, or the fountain—
From the red cliff of the mountain—
From the sun that ’round me roll’d
 
 
In its autumn tint of gold—
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass’d me flying by—
From the thunder, and the storm—
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view—

Edgar Allan Poe wrote this lyrical poem comprising a gloomy and dark description of his early life as an orphan. I chose his text to reflect the time I spent as an artist in residence during Art Gouda, which took place in the city’s historical orphanage. Portraits of my fellow residents are literally captured inside a bee hive until they are aware enough to escape, leaving the empty chairs behind.

 

Connecting themes: orphans · portrait · loneliness · isolation · poetry
This object came to life thanks to the assistance of Maarten Kip, 3D sculptor & educator. 

Solar Soundscapes

Two early solargraphy works are combined in a duo presentation with sound. The images represent a simultaneous event in two locations in 2015: the sun’s tracks in the summer sky above Utrecht and in Spitsbergen. The layers of sound are a translation of the sun lines interrupted by clouds and become a poetic reflection of the weather in both locations. 

 

Connecting themes: arctic · abstract · solar power · sound · stargazing
The sound design was created by Temo Gonzalez Moreno 

Beginnings

A video triptych & installation celebrating the life of ancient trees.

The side walks of the canals of Utrecht are decorated with huge beautiful old plane trees. In 2016 many of these trees had to be trimmed and some even cut down because they were literally bursting out of the pavement. Every day I passed along these poor armless creatures, wondering what they have seen in their long lives. Over the years these trees have met so many people who were passing by, looking up at them or enjoying the shade. People, who have grown away from nature, people who, because of technological progress, are now looking down on their mobile devices. We come and go but the trees survive. We find in them the past, the present and the future of our existence.

The video is shown on a special screen created with recycled materials of the trees that 
are represented in the film. Three transparent boxes hold the materials; Ginkgo leaves, beech nut shells and plane bark, all painted white so we can see the film on them. The sound design for Beginnings was created by Temo Gonzalez Moreno. He went out to the locations of the trees to record the surroundings and human sounds. With the recordings he composed a soundscape. The Dom church tower can be heard at all locations in the medieval centre of Utrecht, a sample of the bells is included.

Connecting themes: (city) nature · trees · Ginko · Beech · Plane
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