5th floor of the boiler house of De Meelfabriek Leiden, projection of video Nocturnes II
NOCTURNES AND 10 YEARS OF FILMING IN DE MEELFABRIEK LEIDEN
23 & 24 september 2023 – In the former Ketelhuis (boiler house) in its original state.
- Video triptych Nocturnes from Homo Bulla series, 1st, 3rd and 5th floor
- Video compilation of 10 years filming in De Meelfabriek, ground level
Radio interview by Cor Klein / Sleutelstad (Dutch)
Earlier this year, Museum De Lakenhal screened the video triptych The Last Waltz, also from Homo Bulla, simultaneously with the exhibition Bailly – Time, death and vanity.
About my videowork
My work covers the fields of video and video installations, ranged in the ‘slow cinema’ area. In longshots I use substances like flour, salt and water, mostly in an industrial environment.
I usually work in series, taking time to connect the substances to the narratives I want to reveal. My videos are about perception of time and space and are often based on biblical themes.
Homo Bulla website
Homo Bulla (2019-2021) is the last major video series made in the then empty spaces of industrial heritage site De Meelfabriek in Leiden. Since a while the factory buildings are in transition to a modern residential-business complex.
A new website has been created for Homo Bulla. Click here to take a look!
Human Rights Art Route, Amnesty International, Leiden
18 July – end of December 2021
Commisson for an artwork for Amnesty Leiden.
In the centre of Leiden there are many locations which show the long way human rights have travelled. Because of the 50-year anniversary of Amnesty Leiden/Leiderdorp department, Amnesty realised a Human Rights Art Route along these locations. The result is a walking route, an app for the visitor, a folder with the route and a booklet with more depth.
The route consists of nine locations, which also feature work by three specially invited artists: Emma van Noort, Inge Reisberman and Izaak Zwartjes. The route is supported by texts written by city historian Cor Smit.
Read more (in Dutch)….
Ant videos in ‘De Utrecht’
July 2021 – I am very pleased and honoured that two videos have been acquired for the Art Nouveau building ‘De Utrecht’ in Leeuwarden, a national monument designed by architects Alexander Kropholler and Frits Staal in 1904. After a thorough renovation, the doors opened on June 24 2021.
In the stained-glass windows, ants can be seen, as a symbol of social activity and work ethics. I am so delighted that my contemporary ants have found their habitat in ‘De Utrecht’!
Tweebaksmarkt 48, 8911 KX Leeuwarden
Artwork Cell in collection Rijksmuseum Twenthe
25 mei 2021 – Artwork Cell is donated to Rijksmuseum Twenthe from the private collection of Victor Pollé and Margreet Aalbers. The transfer took place on 22 May by Wibeke Vandevelde-Pollé and Egge-Jan Pollé. I am very delighted that Cell has been included in the RMT collection. Cell is an artwork from the series Leadlines.
Acquistion video triptych by Rijksmuseum Twenthe
15 October 2019 – The videos Exitium, Periculum and Contemplatio from the Respice Finem series have been purchased by Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The acquisition was realized with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds.