A stroll through fluorescent woods

I will give an online workshop @ Bandwi/d/th: The Togethering Lab’s Online Relational Festival.

The Togethering Lab goes cyber for our week-long, international festival of online relational experiments! Join us for a series of workshops which explore ways of being together through digital communication technologies. How might dispersed networks perform intimacy? How does the digital carry our bodies? How far can we imaginatively extend these platforms? What new modes of togetherness can be created there? How is our experience of materiality - the screen, our lover, the subway platform - altered, mediated, (un)done?  Each workshop is, at its heart, an experiment - beginning with a question in mind (or series of questions), which is then investigated using a toolkit of diverse relational practices (philosophical, theoretical, therapeutic, textual, artistic, embodied, meditative). Participants will have the opportunity to fill in lab sheets after each experiment to further pry open  investigations and document our findings.


March 19 
18h Opening: Being-with in the Bandwidth 
w/ Hannah Kaya & Aaron Finbloom

17h-17h45: ‘A stroll through fluorescent woods’ w/ Henriette von Muenchhausen
18h-19h: ‘Intentional Virtual Touch’ w/ Emma Lee Kai Iverson
19h30-20h15: ‘Collective impro in telepresence’ w/ Goldjian 20h30-21h30: ‘Get On the Same Page’ w/ Jordan Campbell 21h30-22h30: Lina Moreno 

18h-19h30: ‘How Can We See a Network? How Do Networks See?’ w/ Curran McConnell 
20h-22h: ‘the dinner project - an experiment in public/private intimacy’ w/ Sophie Traub & Eliot Feenstra

12h-13h: ‘Tour Agency’ w/ Tal Alperstein&Julia Keren Turbahn 17h-18h: ‘Interactivity’ w/ Nisse Greenberg
18h30-19h15: ‘Back to Back Drawing’ w/ Chris Moffett
19h30-21h: ‘Collaborative Rejection Letters’ w/ Suso Phizer 21h30-23h: ‘InterTwined: Co-Gaming, Co-Authoring, and Co-Playing a Choose Your Own Adventure Game’ w/ Jessica Creane

12-1: ‘Echo Chambers - US/Iran’ w/ Elahe Rostami & Eliot Feenstra

R&J: Real Intimacy for a Fiction Based Game’ w/ Jessica Creane 


The Togethering Lab is a collaboration between Hannah Kaya and Aaron Finbloom (CA).

Generation ‘18 - MOAM

I am invited to participate in the pop-up-exhibition Generation ‘18 in Amsterdam (curated by MOAM).

The participants of Generation 2018:
Paul Hohner | Nick Beens | Simone Smelt | Jasmijn Muskens | Menghsun Wu | Aranka Agatha Hurkens | Miro Hämäläinen | Nikola Lamburov | Larissa Ambachtsheer | Henriette von Münchhausen | Simone Schampers | Isabelle van Hemert | Tamara van Roij | Caio Vita | Martin Brand | Jessie Westgeest | Joost Termeer | Julien Guettab

MOAM is a multi-disciplinary platform, founded in 2013 by Martijn Nekoui.


A small selection of my graduation installation was recently on view @ Hoop, The Hague. 

(Pictures by Petros Panagiotis Orfanos, who also curated the show together with Nathalie Houtermans)


I was asked to participate in the fundraising exhibition Art for Animals’ sake in Amsterdam (curated by Nathalie Mannaerts and Geertje Geertsma) which took place in October 2017. 100 artists contributed to the show, amongst them Melanie Bonajo, Anne Forest, Andrea Freckmann, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Ralf Kokke and Keetje Mans.

Black hole watermelon

After graduation, there is exhaustion. And then excitement - everything is new and shiny! Then… confusion and greyness with a touch of FOMO. Sparkling again the next day! I am free and savage! Like a baby turtle trying to catch the big waves.*

So life as an artist is the roller coaster we got to know at art school. I already suspected that! But wait, it is only two months ago that I graduated. I made a tiny boat out of water reed and rode on a real wooden roller coaster from 1951 in Helsinki. I saw a kingfisher in Germany and found an abandoned nose, and now, back in The Hague, I am playing around with watermelons for sweet strangers in London. I draw at the kitchentable, on my knees, at the beach and on the road until I will find a new studio. I dream of sculptures. Every now and then I visit friends’ studios. I take notes at exhibitions and of course I am making luminous plans. If this is the Black Hole, then I am fine with it!

* Metaphor taken from an article by Gerda van de Glind on Mister Motley about graduating from art school. Highly recommended (Dutch only): http://www.mistermotley.nl/art-everyday-life/jonge-kunstenaars-als-baby-schildpadden-een-aanmoediging

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