Current Projects


















Screenshot of 'Wiske', 3d scan of statue, Antwerp, 2016



For quite some time I am working on a project on the statues and monuments in 
Antwerp (BE). I departed from the idea that the ‘time of monuments' in the form of 
statues is slowly moving away from us, in one hand this has to do with the changing 
function and usage of ‘public space/ the public domain’ as such, on the other hand 
it is related to our experience of a ‘collective identity’ and how that has been 
changed over time (now in Antwerp live people from all over the world, but they 
are still seen as ‘other’ and therefore often don’t feel represented in any monument),
and is changing still.
I searched for other ways of ‘looking’ to these existing monuments, in an attempt to 
relate myself to this specific history, and to create a proposal for a monument from- 
and for monuments, let’s say to remember the ‘time of monuments’. 
The proposal is to scan all the statues and monuments of Antwerp with a 
3d scanner and, by creating an archive of these scans, determine the ‘average’
statue of Antwerp. So I made a database with all the scans of the sculptures and 
divided them in 6 different categories. This eventually resulted in 7 3d 
printed sculptures, one for each category and one print of all categories together: 
The average statue of Antwerp. 

















screenshot with names of the categories, On the Shoulders of Giants, 2016

























Installation view, On the Shoulders of Giants, Poor Media, Leuven, 2016



















NAGELE DOOR NAGELE,
een onomatopee van een dorp

 


Nagele door Nagele is the title of a project designed for a small village in the
North East Polder in the Netherlands. Due to it's remarkable architecture and
it's situation on 'new land' Nagele can be seen as a test case in the field of
urban planning in the 50ies. The tension there seems to be between
preservation of the original design and the needs of the inhabitants became the
focus of the project.

The question of urban planning was turned upside down: What cannot
be planned in a village like Nagele? After a detour on the study of birdsong,
sound in general became the main interest. Nagele was mainly designed
according to sight, for sound comes with the living elements within the design.
The sounds of the living village seemed the 'hole' the planners had to leave
open.

The main task of the project became to create a portrait of Nagele in
sound. This then resulted in a transcribed fieldrecording during a walk in the
village, and a music score based on that. This score was developed in 3
different pieces by composer Anthony Dunstan and resulted in 3 performances
in the Nagele on 27 of June 2015.








Installation view, grad show, Sandberg Institute, 2015












Takling Birds, 1 minute movie, part of research, 2014