The genuinely new is having hard times. Society is addicted to the superfluously new — new for the sake of newness — producing and consuming aesthetic stimuli without end.
Flight Forward reclaims imagination, exploring creative practices that go beyond enhancing the commodity fetish. Flight Forward fights for the genuinely new, restoring the power of the aesthetic producer. The flagship store offers tools and strategies and a space to play in order to collectively create the genuinely new with shape, colour, sound and structure. Our objects materialize a view to commodities, in order to trigger the imagination of their users. With these, we can immerse ourselves in an atmosphere of chaos and abundance. Branding offers no escape.
Attack is the only way out!
In collaboration with Jaroslav Toussaint
Amsterdam - Athens. Sculpture and Performance in Kunsthalle Athena 2013 A group exhibition With Students of the Sandberg institute. Metaxourgeio is a neighborhood filled with prostitutes and heroin addicts. on the streets there are condoms, needles, and dogshit. other things i found are: 30 kilos of potatoes, a pile of cardboard, Workers uniform. Working with this found footage I looked for a connection, from amsterdam to athens, everybody loves fries and strong women.
Disarming Design for Palestine
In autumn 2013 I got the chance to join a two week workshop of the project and design label “Disarming Design from Palestine” founded by Annelys de Vet and Khaled Hourani. This exciting experience had a big influence on my work. The products designed in and for Palestine together with Palestinian manufacturers and designers have been shown in several exhibitions and are purchasable at: www.disarmingdesign.ps
Factory of Choices
Circling around the question of the freedom of individual choice and possibility spaces for creation we developed a seven day event for a 375 square meter tent in the middle of Rotterdam’s central and lively Schouwburgplein. Daily hands-on workshops invited student-groups and citizens of all ages and social backgrounds to make real design choices and reflect with all their heads, hands and hearts upon our topic. This was accompanied by an open exhibition, an acoustic installation, individual talks and presentations. A geodesic dome in the centre was our home.
A project by Flight Forward for de Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Death is the only certainty in life – so why is the act of mourning misunderstood? This movie conveys seven different stages of bereavement through a series of crafted vignettes rich in visual metaphors. The result is a profoundly personal expression, that resonates with anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
Graduation project Design Academy Eindhoven 2011 cum laude Department of Man and Communication.
Music by Flavia Faas
Camera by Vera van Wolveren
Happiness is sold by multinationals. LG means Life is good and opening a can of Coca Cola equals opening happiness. In the church of Ruigoord we created a parallel universe with pink plastic clouds, a life-size paradise lighter and a sunflower field of advertisement stars. to celebrate happiness. In the Amsterdal International Fashionweek we made a FiFaFashionshow where we reached for the ultimate fashion high.
I made a nude suit, which is part of an ongoing performance project to get my work into international institutions. In this video, I am in the feminist art section at the Tate Modern, London. The aim is to go into as many museums as possible and do the same.