Art & research

    AiR Artoll, spring 2019 AiR Artoll, spring 2019

Further explorations merging the ‘fluidity’ and ‘insects’ theme at AiR Artoll, Germany. Sumi, Indian and acrylic inks on Chinese paper.

  • AiR Artoll, autumn 2018
  • AiR Artoll, autumn 2018 AiR Artoll, autumn 2018 AiR Artoll, autumn 2018

Further exploration of ‘fluidity’ theme with Indian, Sumi and acrylic inks on Chinese paper (100×70) and of ‘insects’ theme with Siberian chalk and charcoal (140×100).

  • Presentation summer 2018
  • Presentation summer 2018 Presentation summer 2018 Presentation summer 2018

Presentation of work (Amsterdam). Ink on paper and objects made from found dead insects, gel and ink.

  • AiR Artoll, spring 2018
  • AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018 AiR Artoll, spring 2018

Exploring the ‘fluidity’ theme and ‘dead coral’ theme in larger formats, 100×70 cm and 2×3 m at AiR Artoll, Germany.

  • Recap Kyo machiya AiR
  • Recap Kyo machiya AiR Recap Kyo machiya AiR

The Kyo machiya Artist in Residence gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in the machiya way of living, in the Kyoto way of life. During the residency I kept this blog to describe my experiences. In this period I visited in between 30- 40 machiya’s, from cafe’s to private residences, from office spaces to social businesses. Some perfectly preserved, some redeveloped in modern ways. Continue Reading

  • Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’
  • Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’ Co-creative workshop ‘Rethinking the future of machiya’

What I found out in this short period, in these two months, is that the people in and outside Kyoto are trying to save their cultural heritage in many different ways as best as they can. To give these people an extra boost in their amazing efforts to find new ways to save machiya’s I organized a co-creative workshop using design thinking to help each other to re-think the future of machiya’s.

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  • A chat with Hiroshi Ishiguro
  • A chat with Hiroshi Ishiguro

At ATR I also talked with Hiroshi Ishiguro from HIL. He’s well-known, inside and outside of Japan for making humanoid robots, especially because of the robot he made as a copy of himself. I met with him, his Geminoid and also a Telenoid in his lab.

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  • Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated)
  • Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated) Exchanging ideas on co-designing (updated)

Yesterday KCCC invited me to give a lecture at their office in Kyoto on the work I’ve done in Europe.

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