Upcoming: Artwork for Gerechtsgebouw Breda

June 2018

Above: the Gerechtsgebouw under construction

I cannot say much about it yet, and I'm especially not allowed to show any content, but I've been working on a very nice new work, commissioned by Rijksvastgoedbedrijf, for the new Gerechtsgebouw in Breda: LICHT-WEGEN.
Opening for the Gerechtsgebouw employees: June 4, 2018
Opening for public and press: October 11, 2018
Realisation is in full swing! In collaboration with technical production team Yens & Yens and 3D animator Bram Verhavert.
To be continued!

Upcoming: Monument for Jan Zwartendijk in Kaunas, Lithuania

June 2018

Above: sketch design (detail)

I was asked to design a monument for Jan Zwartendijk, the Dutch consul in Kaunas who helped thousands of Jewish people get out of Lithuania in 1940 by providing visa to Curaçao. The design is complete and we are starting production. On June 15th, 2018 the monument will be festively unveiled.

Pitch Dark

Shows 2018

Above: preparations and production process for Pitch Dark

With cellist Katharina Gross, composer/percussionist Arnold Marinissen and scenography student Noor Stenfert Kroese, I’m working on an interdisciplinary production titled Pitch Dark. For Pitch Dark, Gross and Marinissen created new work, spinning the musical plot for a performance in which light effects and objects made by Vos & Stenfert Kroese are the actors. In a pitch dark theatre, the senses are provoked in an interplay of sonic, optical and spatial impulses. Acoustic cello sounds, electronica, percussion, field recordings and musique concrete are blent to give rise to a feeling of intimacy and elusiveness.

The light scenes are inspired by the neurophysiological effects that sometimes appear in your vision: the images, afterimages, and movements you see with your eyes closed. These phenomena form the reference points for Giny Vos and Noor Stenfert Kroese’s installation.

Katharina Gross & Arnold Marinissen – music
Giny Vos & Noor Stenfert Kroese – light installation

List of shows:
Premiere: 11 november 2017
November music - Verkade fabriek Den Bosch

June 10, 2018
Oranjewoud Festival
Info and tickets

June 24, 2018
Bach Festival Dordrecht
Info and tickets

June 30, 2018
Center for International Light Art, Unna (Germany)
Info and tickets coming soon

Trailer
Pitch Dark Impressions

With the support of Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdams Fund for the Arts, The Performing Arts Fund NL and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Daydreaming

Cityscapes Gallery Amsterdam
TIME, SPACE & ARCHITECTURE
September 15 – October 27, 2017

Opening I'll be Your Mirror

On Monday April 18th, 2016 I'll be Your Mirror was festively unveiled in the Stadsschouwburg in Utrecht, with a performance by De Dansers and a speech by Kees Diepeveen.

I'll be Your Mirror is a round mirror, hanging from the ceiling in the foyer like a large gong. The mirror is built up of fifteen separate elements which react to noise in the room and move independently, in a slow performance. Shortly before the show in the theatre begins, the segments start trembling and moving faster, while they light up from behind. Visitors see themselves reflected, but the mirror, like theatre itself, trifles with their expectations.

Passage de la Baleine

Passage de la Baleine was unveiled in the city of Leeuwarden on August 27th, 2015. The artwork is a sixty-metre skeleton of a whale whose ribs form the bows of the passage. For a short walk the passer-by is taken up inside the whale's body. Light and rhythm play an important role. The light shining through the ribs sets the whole passage in motion, water gushes over the walls; the whale comes to life.

Kunstuur Avrotros, documentaire by Jeanne van der Horst (start 1:50) 17/4/2016>>
[Installing test rib on location] (http://www.gptv.nl/QyA31nA8DSw) 24/8/2014>>
Interview Omroep LEO (start 1:55) unveiling 27/8/2015>>
Interview GPTV 27/8/2015>>
Preview of Jeanne van der Horst's documentary >>
Wheather forecast with Piet Paulusma in the allyway in Leeuwwarden 26/8/2015>>
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