01/12/21

Winter in the studio

Getting better at designing with renewable materials but electronics are still hard to replace. Great help from super assistant Mihaly Stefanowicz. Too bad Eylul Kusat has finished her internship in the meantime. Tx and good luck!

2021

17/11/21

Orbit 02002 at Lightenupnorth

What we know is surrounded by what we doubt, and beyond that lays the infinite unknown

01/11/21

Boreas update in progress

Today my daughter Isadora helped me out in the studio, revamping an old installation that has her exact same age. 'Boreas' should be ready for exhibition at Concertgebouw in Brugge in February . Check out the nice PCB by Tinkartank at the end!

25/08/21

Conversations @ Chengdu

I made Conversations back in 2012 for a play called Alexander (Hålogaland teater, directed by Jon Tombre), But it has been travelling quite a bit ever since. If I would be smart I would make more of these simple and fun projects,  light and compact in transport, easy to adapt in size  too.  Anyway this time the chairs are on their way to ZHI Art Museum in Chengdu for an exhibition called YI - A Chair.  I made an elaborate install manual so I don't need to travel. 

26/06/21

Time machine

Last night I made a time machine. It allows to travel instantly to any place in time, and to change the past.

26/06/21

NR Premiere!

Last Monday première of New Religion with a new and hopefully bulletproof version of the Nevel installation.  Great choreography by Mathilde Caeyers.

23/06/21

Sara open!

Yes, the exhibition on Sara Fabricius finally opened after being pandemically postponed 50 times. The third floor, the archive, will open later though, somewhere in Autumn. Come & see: Perspektivet museum, Tromsø.

18/04/21

Sand sculpture

I made this cast of a crying child 2 years a ago for 'Dette Barnet', a play  where the actors were making heads in sand live on stage (Det Norske Teatret, directed by Jon Tombre). But this particular cast was too complex. Happy it found it's use in this exhibition about Sara Fabricius at Perspektivet museum. 

15/04/21

April in the studio

New coffee machine and a physicist point of view: 'The future behaves exactly like the past'. Messing around with spring steel structures for a large scale project at Hamsunsenter on Hamarøy, Norway.

09/03/21

Nevel update

Working with Gabor and Mari on the total makeover of Nevel. New mechanics, new electronics,  no more wireless interference traumas and exploding batteries this time. The installation will be used in 'New Religion', a new choreography by Mathilde Caeyers.

12/02/21

SULT animation short

Installation and exhibition design for Hamsunsenter in Norway based on the SULT novel by Knut Hamsun. Prototyping in 2021, installation on site in 2022.

12/02/21

Pavilion @ Scopitone 2019

Charly Alfred sent me this video of one of my Pavilion sails at Scopitone in Nantes in 2019. Thanx Alfred. And yes Pavilion was made long before mister Forsythes black flags :-)

29/01/21

Sara January

Fine tuning at the Cora Sandel / Sara Fabricius  exhibition. Yet no opening in sight.

17/01/21

Nevel + model

New version of the old 'NEVEL' installation 02004 in the making for 'New Religion', a dance performance by Mathilde Caeyers, première in June 2021.

15/01/21

NIMROD work in progress

Just read that all human activities including all industries put together consume about 500 exo-joules annually. The equivalent to the amount of energy earth perceives from the sun in just 90 minutes!

08/01/21

2021 week1

New year, new lock down, new president, new light in my office.

As Mister Weinberger puts it in 'EVERYDAY CHAOS': 'We need to give up on our insistence of always understanding our world and how things happen in it. We humans have long been under the impression that if we can understand the immutable laws of how things happen, we will be able to perfectly predict, plan for and manage the future. Yet we live in a universe where EVERYHING INFLUENCES EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME, AT ONCE.

20/12/20

The eternal amateur

I love trying new things, but it involves a ridiculous amount of failure. It's terribly inefficient to make this kind of art.

2020

18/12/20

Sara still in progress

Work in progress for the Cora Sandel / Sara Fabricius exhibition at Perspektivet Museum, Tromsø. A series of still life compositions integrated in he authentic furniture and objects of this fascinating Norwegian writer/painter.

18/09/20

Merzbau @ Waterfront

Last week at Tromsø Waterfront Laboratory in Tromsø: Merzbau, a collective construction by the audience made of dried Heracleum Persicum stems.