Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner

I’m happy and humbled that The Mondriaan Foundation has generously awarded me the ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’. This funding is for two years and will be used for the research and development of my work with and within Herengracht 401 / Castrum Peregrini. A very big thank you to the Mondriaan Foundation for…

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Kingdom in decay

There’s nothing like looking back at your own work and realizing most of it has disappeared with the way of the web, and there ain’t no Wayback Machine that will ever put it back again. Reduced to a few remaining jpegs of crappy resolution screenshots, there’s a sense of frustration, but then I remember that’s…

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Crows

When I took avian ecology in university my professor, Warren Pulich, always professed that crows are the smartest of birds. He said getting their skins (used for identification classes) was difficult, because they always knew when you were out to catch them. Now it appears, he wasn’t just telling a tall Texas tale….. “These results…

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Ello, Ello, hello….. I’m beta testing

Of course everyone would love to see a rival to the behemoth Facebook, and moreover an alternative to the politics of datamining it engages in. No one wants to see their subjectivity and relations turned into capital or conceived as a profit-making scheme, especially when the dividends are not shared amongst its users. However, as…

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V. Vale at PrintRoom

Yesterday at PrintRoom, a conversational drift with V. Vale, musician, writer and engine behind RE/Search Publications. Endless threads were started, dropped, and taken up again – albeit in different directions. Much like the audience, the moderators, Karin de Jong and Florian Cramer could only surrender to Vale’s ebbs and flows. While impossible to pinpoint an…

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Walking Berlin

Moving through Berlin – I’m astounded by the construction and general gentrification.  If every construction site became a space of poetry – what an even more wondrous place this would be.

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