A symbol to bring individual spirits together. Individuality makes us lose our collective spirit. Humanity seems to have forgotten about our group nature. We bring you in touch with other spirits based on our basic human needs.
(Bring your own rules.)
In commission by Oliver Weiter we where ask to build a light installation for him in the shape of his Dj name. After a very intensive week of working, where we order all the electrical equipment, lasercutted the digital designs and assemble the whole installation together it was exposed during the big party in the Paradiso, Amsterdam.
We used 202 lightbulbs, 202 bulb holders, 100 meter of electricity wiring, plywood, paint and 1000 bolts and nuts.
Three months ago I found myself a new job/internship at Ultimaking ltd. It’s a company that sells and develops open source 3D printers, this one named: The ultimaker an affordable 3D printed that allows people to locally print almost any designable object. This machine is a new 3D-printer that can print objects out of thermoplastics like ABS and PLA. The 3D printer comes as kit, so you have to assemble it yourself but it does not require special skills or tools. The only tool you need, 1 hexagon screwdriver, comes within the kit.
This machine is opening a new world of fabrication for me and will effect my way of working and pushes me in new direction. Today I started to write on a blog about my experiences with this machine. I welcome you to mennofacture.
In this essay I like to discuss similarity between the artist Wolfgang Tillmans and Larry Clarks movie Kids. The artist Wolfgang Tillmans is a photographer who tells a story about the environment where he lives in. His work together shows a perspective on a generation that is often treated as the border of our society such as gays, punks and activists. The movie Kids by Larry Clark is a day in the life story about rebellious teens who are mainly dealing with sex, violence, alcohol and drugs. The youth in society are always trying to find their own form of expression in life and testing the borders of their own limits.
Deflecting Particles is an interactive kinetic installation mainly made out of wood, dowels and balloons. By turning the lever of the machine you decide if the balloons turn counterclockwise or clockwise.
120 cm in diameter
320 cm high
MDF, metal, bolt, ring and nuts, bearings, 800 dowels, screws, black balloons, helium.
Wind is a flow of gases on a large scale, the natural movement of particles in the atmosphere. Caused by horizontal air pressure where the strength and direction is influenced by earths rotation in friction with the surface. The image of the rotating balloons are a visual translation for the movement of wind flows on earth. It is prominent in the movement of clouds around low-pressure area’s. Clouds don’t move to the center of a low-pressure area, they move around it and in a form of spinning. By moving the arm of this installation you decide if the flows moves as on the southern hemisphere, clockwise, or as on the northern hemisphere, counterclockwise.
I think about the girl of the lake.
Dark inverted mountains covered with sea grass.
A cave lighted by luminous fishes.
She as a musician, dancing in circles.
Perfection of the future and all in her own.
Coral and ice
Hold by one hand.
Im inside the dream.
let myself fall down in the pool.
free now of space,
time passing by.
survive on oxygen for weeks,
No need to hunt or what so ever.
Just breath, Big whale
Looking back to the lake,
One feet in the sea.
travel by boat and crossing stress.
heavy heartbeats and a tornado.
Keep your neck tight.
This application is meant to use your movement as an extra effect while you play piano on your Iphone, based on Dorian Concept’s manner of play. In this way you are free to dance, play a Midi keyboard and adjust the sound by moving the device around its axis, which makes you less static as an musician. this app is capable of producing sounds by generating digital signal of different frequencies, like a synthesizer. It is my ode to the musician Dorian Concept. Inspired by his productions, how he use his instrument and his name.
This project started in Porto, Portugal. I had the assignment for photography(school) to make a series of photo’s and make a typology out of that. The name Tensao em torno do douro means potential (voltage) around the douro (the river in the city Porto). I my holiday i came to a collection of typical looking transform houses with wires above the ground coming in and out. When I was back home I mirrored these series to my own situation and start researching and how the potential voltage moves in my own environment. The final collection of pictures is a route to my neighbourhood of transmator fields, a place where the electricity will be devided to the neighborhoods and houses. [fbshare]