Hard shelled stretch marks I’m thinking of zeros of carbon footprints and bank accounts together with smiles. What do you think these cultural ventures teach your children?, 2021, Copper platings of borrowed objects. Installation view: Insiders’ Grave, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
13.42 grams. Grief, eclipsed fresh, 2021, Copper platings of borrowed objects. Installation view: Insiders’ Grave, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
So of the things you’ve let go, the fact that this stays registers ah some sort of accompaniment between species, teleports across borders and friendships., 2021, Copper platings of borrowed object. Installation view: Insiders’ Grave, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
Insiders’ Grave, 2021, Copper platings of borrowed objects.
Insiders’ Grave is a series of sculptures made from objects borrowed from several stock market investors. I ask each shareholder the same question: “What is an object that you would take to your grave?” I take these shareholders’ possessions to my studio where I use electricity to apply a thin copper coating, otherwise known as a plate. Once I have the copper plate, I remove it from the object, returning the possession to its original owner undamaged.
Incoming, 2021, Rotary laser, neighbors.
Incoming takes places across several precarious spaces. It consists of a laser structure, derived from the rotary laser used in urban development and land surveying, that is used to make contact with my neighbors. I ask them if they are interested in participating in the work, placing the light source of the sculpture within their private apartment, projecting the emitted beam into my studio. In return, they may keep the laser device as a gift.
Liquidation (WorkingTitle), 2020-Ongoing. DIY Industrial Humidifier, Artificial Perspiration, Real Estate.
A homemade industrial-strength humidifier inhabits several properties owned and auctioned by the Dutch government. The humidifier rhythmically fills the surrounding space with a mist of artificial sweat, moistening the surfaces of the building.The occupants and the architecture of the building are the only witnesses as the dense moisture and scent clings to them.