- de fundamenten
Reading and making notes about the book De Fundamenten by Ramsey Nasr.
- the big nothing
the big nothing
Doing nothing. It sounds easier than it is. For many days now I try to do nothing for two minutes a day. To become more familiar with this emptiness, this interspace that happens between action and reaction and that can be found in my work. During these 2 minutes I record myself. Afterwards I make notes.
- found in [ ]
found in [ ]
In my thesis I write about my journey from being Lost in Latency to being Found in Latency, as the latency (delay) created when communicating through distancing devices, also creates space for stillness, thoughts and ideas.
- let’s get lost in latency
let’s get lost in latency
Asking my Instagram followers to send a message to my printer. Provoking distorted, delayed but also surprising communication, to get lost in latency together. Replying to all messages with a personal and poetic message.
- the flow of the time
the flow of the time
Using my flowing lines notebook for making notes about the book Stil De Tijd by Joke Hermsen, about the flow of the time.
- lost in [ ]
lost in [ ]
Defining my graduation project, by analyzing the project’s title, and emphasizing this “interspace” where a lot of communication gets lost when using “distancing devices” that create the delay in the dialogue.
- le père goriot
le père goriot
Using a second hand book in French (which I can’t really read) as a notebook.
- endless printing
Trying to print an infinite loop with a regular printer, by putting a long piece of paper in the paper tray and sticking the beginning and the end of the paper to each other.
- visual poetry
Inspired by concrete and visual poem, creating a poem that can be read apart and as a whole with magnets.
Reading and editing Intimations by Zadie Smith.
Reading about mirror-neurons and bodily sensing.
- lost in latency
lost in latency
Working on my thesis about delayed, disconnected and distorted communication.
- notebook collection
“You can’t teach creativity; all you can do is let it blossom”– Peter Gray
Researching how notebooks can actually create creative space for creativity to blossom.
- we experience by movement
we experience by movement
Thinking about the role of movement in perceiving.
- spatial poetry
Notes and texts displayed spatially in my studio, scanned and translated to 2D again.
- layered lines
Working with transparent paper to create layered lines.
- crumbling paper
Crumpling, smoothing out and scanning the same paper over and over again. Creating a notebook with crumpled pages and other paper defects and details, instead of blank pages.
- folding folds
Folding paper at the same place over and over again, until it’s seen on the scan, which is normally smoothed out as much as possible by the Evernote scanning app.
- this is not a moleskine notebook
this is not a moleskine notebook
Thinking of a notebook with pages that contain scans of the famous Moleskine notebook, declaring it’s clearly not a Moleskine notebook.
- on beauty
Reading and editing the book On Beauty by Zadie Smith. Reflecting on the text, and weaving my own texts into it.
- this is not paper
this is not paper
Making a bigger and bigger rip in the paper until the paper is not seen as “paper” anymore by the Evernote scanning app.
- this book is probably stolen
this book is probably stolen
Creating a concept of a stolen book, after my notebook with wavy lines was “stolen” by a company, selling it without my permission on Amazon, without Amazon taking actions.
- get your ideas flowing
get your ideas flowing
Experimenting with more creative lines for a notebook, after only being able to find notebooks with straight lines or no lines at all. Starting with one set of flowing lines, creating separate pages from it.
- distanced printing
Sending (almost) daily a personal note to a printer in Groningen from Antwerp.
- can you me read?
can you me read?
Trying to translate my Dutch handwriting to English with Google Lens. Ending up as the translator myself, as I change my handwriting and sentence so Google Lens can actually understand me.