For the exhibition Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als mensenwerk organised by Satellietgroep I collaborated with Jos Klarenbeek on the design research project Kadans.
Kadans sprouts from a shared curiosity for invisible natural processes, and using these as a source of information for developing patterns and materials.
Buoys and platforms offshore the coast of the Netherlands measure constantly changing conditions such as wave height, wave period and wind direction. How can the motion of the sea be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern?
Kadans investigates the potential of raw scientific data: textile production is combined with sciences like geography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea.
During the Dutch Design Week my work will be presented in two venues. On both location there is as well a presentation moment.
Behind the Shiny Glazing, Van Abbe Museum
Whole week in Van Abbemuseum by Creative Residency Arita.
Wednesday 24th October from 15:00 – 16:00 I will give a lecture together with the potter I collaborated last year during my residency in Arita.
The Future of Living Materials / Klokgebouw
Friday 26th of October from 13-14h during BGLF Radicale Verbeelding Talks I will talk about my research and vision on a circulair textile system. During this DDW Talk, ArtEZ Future Makers will present the project ‘The Future of Living Materials’; a project in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). This project brings together art, design and science to explore and develop new ‘living’ materials, sustainable designs and ecocentric value systems.
12 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
Made by Rain is nominated in the category fashion for the Beazley Designs of the Year award and now on show in the Design Museum in London.
Every year since 2008 hundreds of design experts from around the world nominate the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months.
Now in its eleventh year, Beazley Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.
The international awards and exhibition showcase design projects from the previous 12 months, across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics, and Transport. Design experts, practitioners and academics from across the world are asked by the Design Museum to suggest potential projects, from which the museum has selected 87 for nomination to display in the exhibition. A specially selected jury will choose a winner for each category and an overall winner – to be announced in November 2018.
The scarfs On Colour are present in the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum shop parallel from the show SATURATED.
Saturated explores the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists, and sages.
Featuring over 190 objects spanning antiquity to the present from the extraordinary collections of Smithsonian Libraries and Cooper Hewitt, the exhibition reveals how designers apply the theories of the world’s greatest color thinkers to bring order and excitement to the visual world.
From Friday 16th March till Sunday 1st April 2018 a selection of the work made in Arita will be on display in the /MAISON gallery space of TERUHIRO YANAGIHARA STUDIO in Osaka.
This exhibition will introduce various new expressions found during the residency, combined and introduced as several chapters consisting “Album Arita” in the scope of renewing the history of Arita porcelain that has been continuing now over 400 years.
/MAISON ( 3-1-16 Kyutaromachi Chuo-ku Osaka 541-0056 Japan )
A selection of works I made during my residency in Arita are on display in the KANA KAWANISHI GALLERY in Tokyo. This duo exhibition together with Akira Fujimoto lights a new perspective on approaching Arita porcelain that has a history of 400 years.
December 9th (Saturday), 2017 — February 3rd (Saturday) 2018
In the Outdoor Museum of the Zuiderzee Museum you will find premises that used to be located at various places round the former Zuiderzee. Across this historic setting they have set out the design route: at different locations you can see how the cultural history of the Zuiderzee has inspired designers and artists to create new insights. Using modern interpretations of traditional techniques, materials and themes, the Zuiderzee Museum underlines the value of our heritage for the present.
Examples include Richard Hutten’s contemporary Zuiderzee Chair in the chapel and the wooden shoes by Victor & Rolf in the farmhouse on the city canal. In addition there are a number of new presentations this year, for example the Weathering Blue project of Aliki van der Kruijs in the fishermen’s quarter. On show till the 29th of October 2017.
Foto: Thijs Jansen
For the exhibition Designing the Surface in Het Nieuwe Instituut, initiator Chris Kabel researched together with Koehorst in ‘t Veld the finish, the final layer that is on top of practically everything around us. They delved into what surfaces want and afford in a wide-ranging survey that extends from the deepest black to the most shimmering shine.
I am commissioned to make a work around the display of Anish Kapoors’ vantablack by the use of my material Daylit. You are welcome to join the opening at the 26th of January from 5 PM. More info about the exhibition here
(foto: Johannes Schwartz)
Great Big Story and The Weather Channel teamed up to document stories of humans working on special ways with the elements of the earth. They made a small documentary about my work Made by Rain that was broadcasted on The Weather Channel (USA). Here you can see the result.
Full episode That’s amazing episode 4 | Guardians of our planet
Coming up, exhibition in Zuiderzeemuseum in the context of the 10 years anniversary of the label Thomas Eyck. Exhibition 10 years of Thomas Eyck curated by Jules van den Langenberg is open from 23 December 2016 – 14 May 2017. To mark this tin jubilee momentum ten product series were selected from the Thomas Eyck’s collection, which are exemplary for the collaborations the publisher & distributor has developed with designers and producers since 2007. Accordingly, ten young designers, artists and architects were invited to create a project in which the iconic t.e. objects are studied and recontextualised. The exhibition reviews the past decade and forecasts a potential future for the t.e. collection. Installation 8/10 by Aliki van der Kruijs is a reflection on the ‘Colour, based on nature’ series developed by book designer Irma Boom and producer Eijffinger for the t.e. collection in 2012.