I would like help for my graduation project at the Gerrit Rietveld academie. I plan to build a big installation for the graduation show in July 2018. I am interested on the point where science and art meet. I feel like my surroundings, in a city, are so extremely specific, and yet so abstract. It all seems to be so thought of, and yet somehow nonsense. On my work I investigate realityLees verder...
I would like help for my graduation project at the Gerrit Rietveld academie. I plan to build a big installation for the graduation show in July 2018.
I am interested on the point where science and art meet. I feel like my surroundings, in a city, are so extremely specific, and yet so abstract. It all seems to be so thought of, and yet somehow nonsense. On my work I investigate reality by mixing manmade and raw materials, developing the relationships between them through context of the human being.
There is a mystery behind things we can acquire as finished products. I like to trace back the making of those until they were just a part of earth. The transformations and making processes behind manmade materials are very complex, layered and abstract,making less and less sense the further I investigate on them and on their history.
I will build a large scale (around 8x3m) installation representing a machine, which is working hard towards the making of a simple object. The machine will be partly reality, in terms of the contents and form of layered organization, though also fictional on its totality as a working mechanical system – different parts won’t be aiming, together, for the same outcome.
Materially it will contain a natural landscape, wood, clay big structures, fabric, concrete, glass, various casted metals, heat, movies, mechanical engines, steelstructures, plants, crude oil- if possible, plastic, soap, a pendulum... It is for those that monetary help would be very appreciated.
I am at the moment finishing the entrance, a big clay structure. I have already spent 384 € on 48 packs of clay on this piece (which is still missing the top):
An installation this dimension is very expensive. I will probably also have to find other funds besides this crowdfunding campaign.
My goal until end of December is to finish the pieces here drawn:
At the end of the machine there would be a big soap container which is converting the outcome of the processes before described into simple balls, which will end up off sight of the actual process.
Ultimately, the installation will show a complex and abstract process behind a very simple product. I would like to call attention to the strange complexity behind everything we use on our daily life, and to the decay of man and manmade materials and systems.
I am very dedicated to what I work on. The graduation show is a great opportunity to show what I am doing, which can have a lot of influence on the years to come, if I work good! If you help me make this plan possible I would be extremely grateful.
For now, you can look at my Instagram where some older works are posted and some more will come: