Rayfish Footwear

Rayfish Footwear

Produced in 2012. Rayfish Footwear, was a collaboration with Next Nature, Koert van Mensvoort and Ton Meijdam. Rayfish Footwear is a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. The launch of the company catalyzed a debate on emerging biotechnologies and the products it may bring us.

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Human Birdwings

Human Birdwings

Produced in 2012. In the past months I have been working on an exciting fictional online storytelling project called Human Birdwings . To be precise, Human Birdwings was an online adventure and invention story in which fictional character Jarno Smeets developed wings in a do-it-yourself manner.

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Metalosis Maligna

Metalosis Maligna

Produced in 2006. Metalosis Maligna is a documentary about a disease that affects patients with medical implants. Metalosis Maligna occurs when a metal implant interacts badly with human body tissue, causing the metal to grow tendrils, which eventually puncture the skin from within and destroy it.

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Juxtaposis

Juxtaposis

Produced in 2011. Short experimental video in which red, green and blue are used to present the concept of 'growth through battle', the mechanism that creates evolution in nature. Various organisms try to gain terrain by conquering parts of eachothers bodies. Through this battle they grow into more and more complex beings.

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The Order Electrus

The Order Electrus

Produced in 2005. Nature adapts, even to human actions that seem to destroy everything. The amazing power of evolution has given birth to a new species of insect

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The Origin of Creatures

The Origin of Creatures

Produced in 2010. A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster. In this dark parable mutated limbs are looking for cooperation, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail.

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Various

Various

Various articles and news items.

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Winner Volkskrant Art Prize 2014!

Winner Volkskrant Art Prize 2014!

Yesterday I won the Volkskrant Art Prize 2014!

Interview @ Pauw & Witteman

Interview @ Pauw & Witteman

I was live at Dutch television show Pauw & Witteman to talk about my work.

Interview UploadTV

Interview UploadTV

Last friday (April 19, 2013) I was part of Dutch interactive television show UploadTV by VPRO. There was an interview about my work and the way I use the internet. Watch the episode called 'Art, the new masters of the digital age' here!

Lecture Go Short festival

Lecture Go Short festival

On March 13 I will give a lecture at the Go Short Festival in Nijmegen (NL) during the program 'Inspiration Talks'. Read more about this program here.

Lecture STRP College

Lecture STRP College

At March 8 I will talk about my work at the STRP Bienalle in Eindhoven during a program called STRP College. Come watch and listen if you're interested!

Dutch newspaper NRC

Dutch newspaper NRC

A nice article appeared in yesterday's newspaper NRC Handelsblad! Journalist Ine Poppe wrote about 'transmedia storytelling' and pointed out Human Birdwings and Rayfish Footwear as two examples.

New Project: Rayfish Footwear

New Project: Rayfish Footwear

Glad to announce my latest project: Rayfish Footwear!

Rayfish Footwear, was a collaboration with Next Nature, Koert van Mensvoort and Ton Meijdam. Rayfish Footwear is a fictional company that offered personalized sneakers crafted from genetically modified stingray leather. Various mediaplatforms were used to spread the story. Discover more about the project here.

Exhibition Garage Rotterdam

Exhibition Garage Rotterdam

The clear boundaries between life and death are fading due to rapid developments in the biosciences. Transformation, the fifth group exhibition at Garage Rotterdam, presents this theme in the work of ten contemporary visual artists.

My videoworks Metalosis Maligna and The Origin of Creatures will be part of the exhibition.

Transformation is the fifth exhibition at Garage Rotterdam and opens on Friday 25 January at 20.00 hrs.

16th Japan Media Arts Festival

16th Japan Media Arts Festival

Just received the great news that my project Human Birdwings is chosen as s Jury Selection at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival in Tokyo. It was picked out of 3503 entries.

Jurymember NTR Media Award

Jurymember NTR Media Award

Proud to announce that I'm a  jurymember for the NTR Mediaprijs 2012. The NTR Mediaprijs is an award for young talented filmmakers.