Art work in Dronten Town
Episode 1: Introduction and concept about the art work.
Episode 2: The realisation of the art work.
Epidode 3: The end result of the art work.
Pictures taken by: Floor Besuijen
Pictures taken by: Hennie Joesten
I had to chance to design an art installation for the city hall of Dronten. This is the town where I was born and I’m honoured they chose me to design the art work for in the public hall. The art installation is 13 meters high and tells the story of the community of Dronten and it’s short but rich history.
In the art work I’m using diffrent types of recycled materials this one is made from 100% post-consumer plastic used packaging.
This art work was in cooperation with:
Xl de Ateliers, Amstel- Delta, Pyrasied, De Mannen van Staal, Efesto
The Flaw Collection
In every object there is a small mistake. That is why it is called “the flaw collection”, based on imperfections. For my graduating project I studied the impct of the emotion irritation . Why do we get annoyed. What are the triggers, and how does our irritations impact ourselves and those around us?
I started to make all kinds of works based on things that annoy people. At one point I started designing annoying patterns and I loved how people in my class got annoyed by all my prints. Because in every pattern there is a little flaw if you look close enough. In society today we like everything to be perfect. Missed perfection to some it may become annoying, irritating or just plain wrong. With my collection I want to show that mistakes and imperfection can also make things more interesting.
Because of the flaws displayed in my collection, you will need to look twice at the objects because when you see the mistake it can’t be unseen. That may annoy you , but in a world where everything has to be perfect I wanted to design things that are not.
Pictures taken by: Sabine van de Korput
Three disfunctional objects. The objects can’t be used wich makes you look better at the material. This is so that you start to look at the look/material of the object instead of the function. I have always been fascinated by the look of metal. I find the material misunderstood I see the beauty in the material the softness that lies hidden. I wanted to design 3 objects with this material that you wouldn’t expect. Create an Illusion.
This work has been made for JONG WILD a one month exhibition for fine art in Galary Drift in Breda.
For my graduation disertation I started writing a book about the emotion irritation. It started with me having misophonia which means "hatred of sound " and is a condition in which negative emotions thoughts and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds .
Personally, I become annoyed by repeating sounds like clock’s, chewing, loud breathing, pens clicking just to name a few sounds . This means that being annoyed is a big part of my daily life.
So this is why started my research. Why do I get so annoyed and what does it mean when this happens . I became fascinated by the "emotionan Irritation’. I created several different works about this emotion and decided to divide it into 4 categories
1. Irritation in function.
2. Irritation in sounds.
3. Irritation in image ,and
4. Irritation in our daily life.
After extensive research and creating a body of work and concepts within these categories I concluded by assembling everything into one book.