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  • I just received the good news from Mondriaan Foundation that I’ve got granted my application ‘curator/beschouwer’ with working title ‘Otherworldliness’ for one year part time, to work on plans for an exhibition, a publication and a public prog. The source material to base this visual research on is found footage, primarily taken from a wide range of books [june, 2024].
  • The publication When you point one finger, three are pointing back by Lana Mesic has been launched at Walgenbach Art & Books, Rotterdam. Jeremy Jansen: design and edit, The Eriskay Connection: publisher and I signed for supervision and final edit [january, 2024]
  • As Radical Reversibility I have co-curated with Taco Hidde Bakker Of Gaia and Ouranos, an exhibition by Roger Cremers and Doina Kraal at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam [november 2023].

The exhibition works from a transhistorical approach to materiality, ideas, and media, questioning how the past, present, and future can illuminate each other. Borrowing historical techniques, investigative strategies, and exhibition formats, such as the peepshow box (or rarekiek), the diafanorama, and 17th-century tapestry weaving, the works consider the obsolescence of media and its effect on knowledge and storytelling. The work of Cremers and Kraal reanimates these lost objects and their ability to communicate the questions of material, imaginative and cosmic knowledge. Of Gaia and Ouranos displays immersive installations and sculptures as well as a ‘living archive’ of inspirational imagery.

For the latter I have contributed substantially from my own archives of book-based footage and the online collection of the Public Domain Review. Altogether a selection of 262 images that have served (the artists) as inspirational imagery, or that just resonates all that’s in the spirit of ‘cosmic modesty’ are beamed in the basement – next to showcases that display a fine selection of books and (other) paraphernalia.

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Last updated 10 June 2024, 15:33.