Over the last months I followed the research of choreographer Amos Ben-Tal and artist/architect Gosse de Kort, with dancer Genevieve Osborne and initiated by danceplatform WhyNot. Moving through the Middle is a documentation of and a reflection on their collaboration. The publication follows the working process between the two artists, exploring the key questions andContinue reading “Moving through the Middle”
On June 7th, we’ll celebrate the release of Port of Call’s new album ‘Clear Memories’ and perform the songs at Korzo Theater’s beautiful, intimate room. The show will be seated , though there will be enough room for dancing. After the show, we’ll have a party.
On April 25, I talked at The Hmm about calm places on the internet, titled ‘about: blank’. Do you remember the legendary both welcoming and useless website Zombo.com? I showed the silent works of artists as Ingrid Burrington, Jonathan Harris and Julia Weist. And examples of ASMR videos*, for instance by Lisa Gliederpuppe.
The Sonic Acts Critical Writing Workshop focuses on specific aspects – language, style, and focus – of writing as a craft. Following the editions in 2016 and 2017, the writing team is led by writer and researcher Jennifer Lucy Allan and me. Read the closing notes of the 2017 edition: Anyway, everything is on fire
A conversation with Rebekka de Wit, Jan Geurtz and Margriet van Heesch about love and modern relationships, following from Het Nieuwe Instituut’s exhibition The Life Fair, curated by Agata Jaworska and Giovanni Inella.
UrgentCity, organized by Amateur Cities and New Generations took place on November 11 & 12, 2016 at La Palazzina Reale in Florence, Italy. For two days, an interdisciplinary group of guests discussed new ecologies, urban assets, digital toolkit and new collectives. I contributed to The Digital Toolkit theme, discussing how the language of technology influencesContinue reading “UrgentCity – Towards a New Vocabulary of Terms”
As We Read is a website with a growing collection of reading lists about art and design, ranging from essays to graphic novels, and from lecture transcripts to manifestos. I contributed with a reading list of books in the library of Het Nieuwe Instituut that deal with the ever-expanding universe of materials.
The Designing Democracy track presented the Sandberg Forum events during the Higher Resolutions graduation exhibition. I contributed with a talk on tactics of archiving.
An article about the blockchain as memory machine, written for All Future Memories, a program by The Brakke Grond.
CLUB VOYAGE was a festival in the Vondelbunker in Amsterdam, with performances by YEAR, the Wild Raspberries and DJ’s Bert, Stefan and Tessel. Friends abroad ‘joined’ the festival through video projections of them dancing in Belgium, England, New-Zealand, Italy, Austria, Germany and Spain, projected on the wall of the dance floor.
The exhibition Souvenirs. De dingen en de verhalen at Felix Meritis presented an assembly of objects and the stories of their owners. The photography by Sophie Wright was presented as a new collection of souvenirs in the exhibition. Curated with Tessel Dekker, co-founder of Gevonden Voorwerpen.
Following FIBER Festival‘s theme exploring the Subterranean, I wrote an article for Simulacrum about the artists that help us navigate in the algorithmic and digital landscapes underneath the surfaces of our screens.
A column about After Dark in TATE Britain I wrote for Stadsleven has been published here.
Over the last two years, I recorded an EP for every season of the year together with my band. Five songs for Spring, five for the Summer, five songs for Autumn, and four last songs for the Winter. Today Winter has started again and our last songs are finally released. It’s time to tell youContinue reading “The Windswept Story of Seasons”
The Connecting Cities Urban Media Lab Symposium organized by IMAL in Brussels included contributions by Niels Wouters, Mark Shepard, Martijn de Waal, Michael Smyth, Nanna Verhoeff, Ali Momeni, Sander Veenhof and Tobias Revell. I contributed with a talk on Urban Dialogues: Media Interventions as Assembling Devices
For the Nederlandse Filmacademie in Amsterdam I lectured about online storytelling. The Storify post includes the key concepts, examples and strategies.
From January 6, I’ll be working as researcher for Het Nieuwe Instituut.
For the Institute of Network Cultures, I wrote about the Het ABC van Digitaal Publiceren_ conference, part of the research program The Digital Publishing Toolkit. A report on Florian Cramer’s contribution on the challenges for e-publishing for art and design publishers can be found here.
Link to the the Storify report I wrote for IDFA DocLab and De Brakke Grond on the Interactive Reality Conference and the Interactive Reality Lab.
For Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen I edited and curated the website Design Column (2013-2014), in parallel with the Design Column exhibition series.
For Society of the Query #2, I wrote about Siva Vaidhyanathan (author of The Googlization of Everything) and glitch artist Rosa Menkman.
For The Mobile City, I wrote the blogpost Media Interventions in the City: Assembling New Publics of Strangers. The article is an excerpt of my MA thesis Urban Dialogues. Media Interventions as Assembling Devices.
While the new EP is being mixed and stirred, we will do a special instore show on Sunday November 3 at 5pm in our favorite record store Concerto in Amsterdam.
A recap on Coded Matter(s) #1 for Fiber Festival.
This summer, I finished my MA thesis Urban Dialogues. Media Interventions as Assembling Devices, published here as pdf. Cities have always been spaces of friction where people encounter others as strangers in physical public space, and must find a way to deal with each other. Mediating the tensions between different urban publics has been one ofContinue reading “thesis Urban Dialogues. Media Interventions as Assembling Devices.”
Unlike Us #3 was a conference on the politics of social media, organized by the Institute of Network Cultures. I wrote a report on the lecture of French philosopher Bernard Stiegler on neuropower and noopolitics. Read it here.
Read the essay Urban Social Spaces. Tactical media in the hybrid city here in pdf.
In 2011 I wrote Amsterdam A-whereness, a thesis on the hybrid city as a collective memory. Available here in pdf.
For Virtueel Platform, I wrote Transmediaal Werken in Nederland, a reader about transmedia storytelling in the Netherlands. The research dossier about transmedia, with more articles and interviews, is available here.
On Saturday the 21st of September, we celebrated /|\ HET VERVAL /|\ with more than 15 artists including bands, DJ’s, storytellers, poets, Autumn food ‘in verval’ and visuals. The festival was located at Pakhuis Wilhelmina and Delicatessen, at the Veemkade in Amsterdam. I curated and organized the festival with Denis Wouters and Cornelis Serveert.