We recieved a multi year grant from AFK for our interdisciplibairy art education programs for young children. For the period 2019-2020 we continue developping multidisciplinairy and performative art eduction methods that focus on play and physical and sensory forms of knowledge exchange between young children and artists.
Last year, I initiated a collective and sensory research into the smell of pigs, in collaboration with pig farmers. Winter 2018, PARFUM VARKEN will be exhibited at Musuem Van Bommel van Dam. The diversity of smells and the feelings and experiences that the smell of pig evokes are made tangible in a film, a parfum balm made by fragrance designer Tanja Schell and a handmade ceramic holder made by Mariska Koolen. PARFUM VARKEN is commissioned by Museum Bommel van Dam / Circular Art Lab Limburg.
Winter 2018, we initate a series of workshops about sensory perception and play, for pedagogic teachers at Welfare foundation SWAZOOM at Amsterdam Zuidoost, in the context of the education programs we perform at their pre-school groups.
Fall 2018, I was invited to speak about my experiences with initiating collaborative artitisc works with a social and participatory quality at the Symposium Museum van de Toekomst, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Fall 2018
In the context of a research scholarship for Open Set, I talked about my work APHASIC READINGS at SEMINAR RHYTHMANALYSIS IN CONTEXT, 'SCALES OF RHYTHM: THROUGH BODY TO CROWD' Fall 2018
Fall 2018, we were invited to introduce our art education programs in Leuven, Belgium, as part of PIEP cultuurprikkels. We have advised the project supervisors of the municipality on setting up qualitative art educational programs for young children and shared our working method with child counselors.
We performed a new performance reading in collaboration with Genetic Choir, and a speaker with aphasia at Perdu spring 2018
Spring 2018, I will initiate a collective and sensory research into the smell of pigs, in collaboration with pig farmers and Museum Bommel van Dam / Circular Art Lab Limburg Together with pig farmers we will explore the landscape of the pig farm with the nose and the body, with a focus on smell, in order to explore our relation with nature.
In 2017 and 2018, I will guide an educational art performance project for young children indicated with a speech-language deficit at 60 pre-school groups in Amsterdam Zuidoost, together with welfare foundation Swazoom and a collective of performance artists that visit the children frequently. Each performance offers a framework in which children are given the opportunity to play and to acquire sensory experiences with different forms of movement, sound, materials, objects and light.
Fall 2017, I guided a series of performative workshops about the perception of colour, at De School. Visitors of Amsterdam Dance Event are guided through exercises that intensify the perception of colour. By covering the eyes and with a focus on embodied and multi-sensory ways of looking, we concentrated on seeing an after image. Participants were asked to translate this after image in words and gestures. This performative workshop was guided by me and two girls with vision impairment.
From 4th June - 16th July I presented BADEN, a performative work at Curepark, together with two performers with spasm in collaboration with Genetic Choir,
We performed a new version of CIRCLE, in collaboration with Genetic Choir, and a speaker with Aphasia at Misericordia, Oude Kerk, fall 2016
I presented my artistic research as a performance lecture, at Art research conference, ArtEZ, fall 2016
We performed CIRCLE, in collaboration with the Genetic Choir, at Graduation Show Sandberg Instituut, spring 2016
During Graduation Show Sandberg Instituut 2016, I uncovered a forgotten SANDBOX designed by Aldo van Eyck, and filled it with silversand to re-enact a space of play during the exhibition Graduation Show Sandberg Instituut, spring 2016
Writing performance at the botanical garden of VU Hortus Botanicus, invited by Vera Hofmann, spring 2015
We initiated a new version of BEING (COLOR), at Nieuw Dakota, spring 2015
GROUP PHOTO performance, Does Not Equal, curated by Dorine van Meel, W139, winter 2015
FACING MIRRORS video screening & performance reading, Does Not Equal curated by Dorine van Meel, W139, Amsterdam, NL, winter 2015
I PROPOSE.., reading performance, artist in residence Het Vijfde Seizoen, fall 2014
At Kattenkabinet we gave a lecture performance on the behavior of art objects as part of Lost & Found, Amsterdam, fall 2014
We performed (COLOR) BEING, a performance in the form of a workshop, at Volksroom, Brussels, (BE), summer 2014
In the garden of Hammerstein lawyers, we performed ORANGE, as part of Open Garden Days, spring 2014
ALPHABET, a performance at Tradeschool, W139, Amsterdam, NL, spring 2013
We perform a new version of LIGHT US UP (III), at W139 spring 2013
At Festival for Live Arts (FLAM), We performed LIGHT US UP (II), Arti et Amicitae, 2013
WORKING TOGETHER, performance & video, Nieuw Dakota