Category: 2023

  • sketchbook

    Sketches Since I quit my job, I feel a lot more space for creativity. I started in a new sketchbook with drawing and designing. I also started using different materials and colors than only my black fountain pen. Unfortunately, the colors didn’t look good on the scans. So here are, again, only black and white…

  • whirlwind

    Notes A short story about the whirlwind in my head. I call it “The Kraken Unleashed”. October 2023

  • handbook for “radicaal niksen”

    Notes Writing the first pages of a book I have in mind: Handbook for “Radicaal Niksen”. Radicaal Niksen (radically doing nothing) means making a powerful statement in a world where we always have to be reachable, loud and productive.I discovered the hard way that this is not easy. That’s why I’m writing down the lessons…

  • observations

    Observations In a separate notebook I keep track of all my observations. These are texts about daily life, and explain my awkwardness towards normal things, such as work, social interactions, commuting… I gave it the following title: Easy Things Made Difficult September 2023

  • third life crisis

    Note While dealing with some sort of “third life crisis” (because: almost 30, life gets serious, freedom more scarce, possibilities more limited and ovaries more impatient) I write about what I want in life. I stumble upon a wish that seems very simple, but that lies at the bottom of everything I (want to) create:…

  • walk

    Experiment Instead of starting the day at my art residency at Het Bos with doing nothing, I started this day with a walk. Together with two other residents, I walked through the city to capture shapes, patterns and spaces. I wrote the following text (in Dutch): Verlopen Vergeten Vergaan Ver gaan om de lucht achterna…

  • unplanner

    Note & experiment Making an UNplanner to unplan your day (& life). July 2023

  • pieces of something

    Notes & experiment During my residency at Het Bos in Antwerp, I work in a very calm, empty and silent space. Instead of making Stukjes Niets (Pieces of Nothing) to create stillness in the public space, I now create Stukjes Iets (Pieces of Something) in the personal space. This makes the rest of the space…

  • empty residency

    Notes & experiments Starting with a two week art residency at Het Bos in Antwerp. I begin every day with 5 minutes of doing nothing, and write and draw about these experiences. July 2023

  • nothing – something

    Notes While recovering from surgery, I experienced how there’s a thin line between “nothing” and “something”. Nothing is filled with something, and vice versa, and it’s good to press the pause button once in a while and experience that. May 2023