Some selected news:
– I am pleased to announce that I recieved a ‘Ontwikkelbudget’ from The Amsterdam Art Foundation. This will enable me to enhance editing and design skills in order to deepen en broaden the scope of my research through images and this will lead, amongst other leads, to a fresh new output of image-based essays, primarily to be shared on a new website to arrive this fall.
– Currently working on several projects with/for: Paul Bogaers, Daan Paans, Gerco de Ruijter, Erik Lieber, Theo Bos, Koen Hauser, Raimond Wouda, Marjolein Rothmann, Florian Göttke, Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Radical Reversibility.
– On June 8th the show When Red Disappears [Elspeth Diederix] opened at Huis Marseille and the book with the same title was launched. For Huis Marseille I co-curated the show, wrote the press release and all texts for the rooms. For the book I was the producer and co-editor, together with Hans Gremmen [Fw:Books] and Elspeth Diederix herself. Check out this disarming review by one of the international authorities on photobook critique Jörg Colberg. Or what about this one [in Dutch]!!!!
– In the context of an ongoing research programme the art cooperative Radical Reversibility organized, in collaboration with Looiersgracht 60, the exhibition and symposium Seeing without a Seer (from 20 – 30 september 2018). The programme was set up as a cooperative, imaginative and speculative exercise to grasp what is at stake in the act of seeing. Seeing without a Seer explores alternative ways of looking, thinking and image-making that evade the central position of the viewer. For this Amsterdam Art Fund granted me/us a Drop-in Consultation Grant and Mondriaan Foundation granted me a Project Grant Intermediaries.
– For Foam Magazine issue #50 WATER I was commissioned to write a short text about Elspeth Diederix underwater photography series When Red Dissappears.