The Technological Future and Art

I will give a little artsy talk at Art Rotterdam upcoming Saturday, February 13, as part of The Technological Future and Art, a conference organized by Metropolis M and moderated by Melanie Bühler. With keynotes by Florian Cramer and Orit Gat and case studies by Femke Herregraven, Jonas Lund, Martijn Hendriks et moi!




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A project with students from the BfA Arnhem

September – November 2015


with Fabienne Balvers, Jasmijn Bosma, Lente Brugge, Maud van Dijck, Rosan van Doeselaar, Arash Fakhim, Valentina Gal, Sanne de Haan, Nienke Hartjes, Mirelle Versteeg, Sanne Tijsma, Lars Vonk and Katinka Zonneveld


“Why do certain things get a hold of us or affect us more than others? Why do some things stick to us and others don’t? Why do certain things end up on our physical and virtual desktops? … And what is the entirety of all the things you gather or screenshot telling us about you?”


(The Buman Hody, ink and pen on paper, 2011)


Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the process of ingestion and digestion as an image for practice. Take for example the transit time of food in the stomach: Meat takes rather long, three to four hours, to be broken down by the gastric acids while salad or fruit is ready for the intestines in roughly 30 minutes. These are different speeds and complexities of caloric (or economic) exploitability. What happens when we complicate the digestion of our labor by eating meat before the melon is that the digested liquid of the light food will start fermenting on top of the heavy food. Fermentation produces gas as a byproduct and although a carbonated stomach is a rather painful and farty affair, I’m quite fascinated by the idea of a practice that operates in fluid transitions between easily digestible, a bloating grease feast and anything in between.


And how can we make use of that alchemical energy, produced within our very own system?



Working Title, Working Clothes (tentative molting)

color laser print on transfer paper

210 x 297mm

edition for Studio 47



I will be presenting a new instalment & performance of Working Clothes with STUDIO 47 at Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam this week.


with limited edition prints by Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky, Céline Manz, Lotte Reimann, Sonia de Jager, Rebecca Stephany, Hanna Mattes, Marieke Gelissen and Tania Theodorou.
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam
September 18 – 21

Copenhagen I couldn’t care less about your oxygen

updating my virtual residency “Working Title, Working Clothes” at Studio 47


working title, working clothes, campaign

photography: kulenturato

bodies: Annie, Christian, Dan, Elisa, Gianmaria, Isfrid, Nicholas, Noa, Nolwenn, Samuel, Sophia, Vincent and Will 


updating my virtual residency “Working Title, Working Clothes” at Studio 47