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TOWARDS MOBILITY: BECOMING LIQUID AUTONOMY
2020
Graphic Design BA Thesis. This text considers the implications of mobility on the neoliberal subject, both living and working environments, suggesting that under the fluid conditions of precarity, inequality, and lack, which ultimately is uncertain for designers to be autonomous in the creative practice. Designed a publication and a mobile-friendly version of website. (Please check the website on your mobile phone!)
ONGOING THERAPY
2019
The Giant Floating Eyeball, Finance & Algorithms, a collaboration with Selina Landis and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. The installation is a mash between a therapist couch and the office chair. This kind of furniture was primarily designed to make it possible to work for eight hours in the same position: a tool for productivity. The office couch is combined with a chat bot called Eliza that was developed during the 60’s and works similar to person centered therapy. Visitors of could lye on it and talk her. Our version of Eliza contains parts of the reader we compiled, and would share points of view with the interlocutor. The work was fueled by a text called “How to heal a Depression” by Franco “Bifo” Berardi and our quest “Can an Algorithm be a Therapist?” We looked at mental depression and economic depression —the personal and the economic event as interrelated and not merely affecting the individual. We searched for symptoms and causes in our culture and compiled the reader with it. In the collected texts the working body, the work environment and work ethics are quite central.
THE GIANT FLOATING EYEBALL
2019
Poster for group exhibition “The Giant Floating Eyeball, Finance and Algorithms” in collaboration with Selina Landis and the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Hint to personal algorithms and the three newspaper editions issued with the exhibition. Typefaces designed by Nedislav Kamburov & Edward July.
SKILL PORTRAIT
2019
Videowork envishioning the businesscard of the future. Displaymethod realized with clay. Whilst freetime and work become more intertwined each skill might become relevant for a future employment. Joining forces with Selina Landis we create an displaymethod to present our combined & expandable, rather crafty abilities.
PERSONAL BOWL OF HYGIEIA
2019
Experimental printing technique with stencil using plaster on wood.
S2 DECOR
2018
Ancient columns stayed for centuries and centuries, so will also the plastics. Estwo Decor produces columns representing the beautiful ruins through different kinds of food packages and create new landscapes.
S2 DECOR CATALOGUE
2018
Ancient columns stayed for centuries and centuries, so will also the plastics. Estwo Decor produces columns representing the beautiful ruins through different kinds of food packages and create new landscapes.
RICHNESS OF B&W DINNER
2018
“We were supposed to do this as an IST” is a project me and Selina Landis did based on the topic ‘The Richness of Black and White’. Not only is food rich and complex in it’s texture, smell, taste, origin, also the event of a differ is full of traditions, connotations and elements to design, all strongly related to spatiality.
RICHNESS OF B&W DINNER PUBLICATION
2018
“We were supposed to do this as an IST” is a project me and Selina Landis did based on the topic ‘The Richness of Black and White’. Not only is food rich and complex in it’s texture, smell, taste, origin, also the event of a differ is full of traditions, connotations and elements to design, all strongly related to spatiality.
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?
2018
A project we initiated together with Justus Gelberg and Vincent Rheinberger, we used a Google Chrome extension I made which gives users the opportunity to track the path of your mouse movement, while they surf through websites. With this tool, we brought the digital footprint onto stones which is one of the oldest materials were used as medium for communication. By translating impermanent like mouse movement on something permanent, it creates a contrast between the trace one leaves on a website and the fossilization or monumental registration of carvings in stone. The whole process was documented on videos installed as an installation.
TYPE SPECIMEN
2018
A series of specimen books focused on 10 different typefaces used in South Korean and Japanese vintage advertising and magazine cover.
TIME MASCOT
2018
Beyond the sweetness and humour, mascots are a powerful tool for businesses to increase their profit and strengthen their identity. What if we were to use mascots to promote something that doesn’t have anything to do with profit or advertising? In comes the Time Mascot. We have all have an equal amount of time at our disposal, and we all know that we cannot physically possess it. The Time Mascot promotes time which we cannot buy. Isn’t it ironic though? Through promoting something that you cannot buy using mascots, you can buy their promotion products instead. This Time Mascot makes Time purchasable. Even though you cannot buy time itself, the mascot bring it into life. Riso-printed handouts spread to visitors at the exhibition.
TOOLS FOR EXPRESSION
2018
Alongside the printed page, written language is represented in various forms. Public space is illed with messages of all kinds written by the individuals that inhabit it. Through these interventions of self-expression, different forms of written and oral language have been born that go unaccounted for in the history of communication. Each of these methods has its own formal and conceptual qualities, as well as its own history and background. These tools represent an untold history of graphic design that has existed and developed alongside the popular communication tools of print publishing, radio, television and the internet.
TOOLS FOR EXPRESSION
2018
A series of posters for the exhibition Tools for Expression held at Quartair in Den Haag.
IN CONVERSATION
2018
A series of posters for the lecture by the alumni, Jasmijn Muskens from Interior Architecture and Furniture Design department at The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
YAMI KAWAII
2018
Looking at Yami Kawaii movement through the lens of Design.
BEFORE&AFTER THROBBER
2017
The world is now “Waiting To Be Beautiful”. Explore the journey of plastic surgery through the throbber.
NUJABES
2017
Nujabes is a Japanese record producer, DJ and composer who I honor was presented in the immersive exploration of the grid after having taken a trip to Iran. Check out link featured at Glamcult.
ANKH, UDJA, SENEB
2017
Notes to the interview Tabita Rezaire did herself about the digital healing activism of SENEB. Silkscreened foldable publication.
THE PROP SHOW
2017
Catalogue for an exhibition The Prop Show curated by Bart de Baets. Seventeen props from movies like Love Actually and Memento, from Jurassic Park to The Virgin Suicides, are interpreted and brought to life. The Hand-out can be a helpful guide to find out all there is to know about the project.
ALTER EGO
2017
Otaku means a person who is obsessed with interests, commonly the anime like subcultures and it is my alter ego. I interviewed some people to pull out what they are obsessed with.