The Screening Reality project is a visual research on the increasing degree to which ‘live’ reality must compete with its representation: a 'screen' reality.
As we more and more look at the world through the screen of a smartphone, a tablet or through Augmented Reality glasses, the preset window to the world (like television) quietly seems to disappear. In Screening Reality I've blended the screen reality with the live reality in both video and real life. Through subtle interventions in public space, I created an analog reaction to our screen-filled information society. Does the window of e.g. a bus stop change into a giant screen when placing the logo of a television channel on the glass? The interactive installation in the project presents the live streams of unsecured IP cameras, merged with television-style elements like a news ticker. Carefully determined live twitter search results function as the subtitle of the streams.
The project will be presented at LhGWR, The Hague January 27 – February 24, 2013.
Publication I designed for LhGWR (Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus) showing, in 31 images, the works of 15 different artists represented by them.
The 64 pages booklet is stamp numbered (edition 550) and supplied with a engraved sticker referring to the launch of the publication: the 2012 Unseen Photo Fair. Printed by NPN drukkers Breda, paper X-PER by Fedrigoni.
The international photography platform Noorderlicht in Groningen, Holland got threatened with closure. To prevent this from happening, the NorthernLights MasterClass participants and organisers assigned me to design this support newspaper. The cover of the paper functions as a window poster. The last image shows a poster after 3 months of exposure to sunlight where lignin turned the paper yellow, and the red ink nearly vanished.
Latest good news: the financial support got reduces by 30% instead of the initial 50%.
18 The Hague based art initiatives asked me to design a clear-cut informative booklet on these different organisations. The 60 pages publication was presented to the Arts and Culture advisory committee of the city of The Hague. The results of a questionnaire among the initiatives are encapsulated by me in a serie of infographics. 12 pages of photographs illustrate the variety of the city's art scene.
Animation based on graphics by Studio Minke Themans for DOEPEL STRIJKERS. This video, in combination with a scale model of the Haciënda, is part of Premsela's traveling exhibition Basic Instincts (Berlin, Arnhem, Shenzen). Macuil Tochtli project claims to establish new standards for the production of tequila that generate unseen socio-economic values. The pre-produced audiotrack conducts the flow in the animation.
Preceding the holiday shopping season (mayhem) I designed this brochure for LhGWR to promote their design shop and book collection. Customized polaroids, handwriting, price tag stickers and using a newspaper as medium all serve the goal to create a naive, non-shiny table, product brochure.
As part of their promo material for the 2010 edition of Paris Photo I was asked by the Dubai based gallery The Empty Quarter to design a set of money. Each banknote shows on one side an artwork and on the other the portrait of the photographer. The so-called TEQ currency is developed in cooperation with Norman Beierle and Hester Keijser.