Dear curious visitor,
I [human, 1988] am a Trans-Disciplinary Researcher, Audio-Visual Artist, Futurologist, Curator and Philosopher from Amsterdam. Furthermore I am honored to have been a Winner of the Golden Calf (Dutch Oscar, Netherlands Film Festival ’21) with my futuristic immersive ‘institute’: IVF-X Posthuman Parenting in Hybrid Reality. A piece which – like me -moves beyond disciplines and genres.
I play with our present from a future perspective. Intrigued by the human tension between sensual experience and rationality – between senses and systems – I create and discuss meaning through the experimental use of media and methods. (i.e.: Dreaming like an Alien) I carefully employ zeitgeists, trends, developments and sociocultural landscapes. (In depth reviews&interviews)
Since 2020 I am honored to be the new Curator for Virtual Reality and immersive Media for Kaboom Animation festival (Fusion between HAFF & KLIK) and VR days Europe. As philosopher I take part in the Dutch National ThinkTank since 2016. As Artistic Researcher I graduated with distinction at the Master of Film at The Netherlands Filmacademy summer 2021 with my award winning and controversial experience: IVF-X: Posthuman Parenting in Hybrid Reality.
For a glimpse of my portfolio including my installations, films, lectures, performances, interactive workshop, methods and everything on the verge of these categories in Past & Upcoming. [incomplete/website in progress]
ABOUT MY METHODS ANS VISION
To play with our present from a future perspective, no kind of medium or layer or audience escapes my experiments. To truly see what is contemporary I create other realities and perspectives:
Often collaboratively, I design situations, philosophize in/through audio-visual media, compose experiences, enable questions, imagination, perspectives and possibilities. I experiment and explore with audiences, musicians, actors, politicians, journalists, entrepreneurs, researchers and robots. (Listen to robot-choir in my short-film on robo-empathy: Robot o Robot, teaser)
ON THE VERGE OF AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATIONS, SOCIAL DESIGN, TRANSMEDIA PERFORMANCE ROOTED IN TRANS-DISCIPLINARY EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH.
My practice is fundamentally hybrid and collaborative: combining analog and digital media, physical and virtual presence, analytical and sensual modes of understanding. See for example more about De Achtste Dag/The Eighth Day at Frascati Theater or read the review ‘Serata Futurista 2.0‘ by L. de Groen.
My main media are audiovisual installations, films, ‘social-visual settings’ and theatrical ‘procedures’: such as playful collective rituals for divided audiences such as De Achtste Dag/The Eighth Day, or interactive futuristic scenes in hybrid realities like IVF–X(a fertility clinic for post-human offspring in virtual reality).
These (interactive) ‘social-visual settings’ often interweave the sensual and philosophical. They naturally or explicitly integrate reality and fiction, hypothesis and action, present and future. They make audiences go back and forth between sensing, thinking and being.
Last but not least, I am a freelance consultant on the future (of work, education, technology, HR, culture and innovation) and Action Researcher + Teamcoach at CrossOver. Consulting in private and public sector, i.e. the dutch government: Consulting Minister Bussemaker (OCW) concerning life long learning. Combining analytical and creative skills I analyze, consult and coach companies as well as teams for innovation & strategy.
Educated as scientist, artist and philosopher at:
The University Of Amsterdam (2008-2011, Specialized in Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Sciences), Rietveld School of Art & Design (2011-2015 specialized in AudioVisual Arts), The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (NYC, 2014, Scholarship).
Trained by the Dutch National ThinkTank in 2016 (Independent ThinkTank), Training by McKinsey & Company + Andersson Elffers Felix + THNK School of Creative Leadership, amongst others)
Currently: Graduate Researcher at the Master of Film, the Netherlands Filmacademy (2017-2020).