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From the 6th of august till the 7th of september 2014 I spend my time working in Leipzig. Together with Willem Besselink, Pim Palsgraaf, Daan Botlek, Regina Kelaita and Bram Braam, I used an old empty factory building to make site specific works in order to present this during the ‘Tag für Industrie Kultur Leipzig’. Parallel to this presentation we had a small show at Post-Industriale as a teaser for our factory show as well.
Invited by the organisation of the Ampelhaus in Oranienbaum (Germany) I spent four weeks working at this unique location in the small village close to Dessau. This residency period ended with a participation with four of my works in the exhibition ‘Unter zwischen im Ampelhaus’, two new ones and two works that were created last year in Leipzig.
During the ‘Verborgen Tuinen’ event, I created a closed hatch at the garden of a housing block in Charlois, Rotterdam. This hatch could be a way to pass to another space, basement, tunnel or whatever. But in the meantime it is also an exit from such a space to the garden. What it really is we will not know, because the hatch appears to be locked tight!
Diving in Deep is a short documentary work made by me and Lucie Grisey on a project I did in Douala. This project was part of SUD2010, a three-yearly event in Cameroon that deals with art in Public Space. My stay there was part of a residence-program by the Fonds BKVB.
For the ‘Grensloos Kunstverkennen’ art-route at Ijhorst/De Wijk I created the work ‘This is it’. In the garden of a beautiful old farm I used a dead tree-trunk to create a work that fitted the exhibition and its surroundings. The tree was overgrown with ivy, which made it look like a sort of ancient greek pillar. The ‘gallery’ built around the tree was made of wood contributed by a farmer from the area and was completely white from the inside.
During the Küf/mold edition, a traveling art project, in Rotterdam thirty local artists and from the rest of the world got connected to a shop in the area of Charlois. Every artists made an artwork at the location. I got appointed the location of the second hand shop called ‘Piekfijn’.