2024 MAY 

CACAO
FABRIEK

HOLOSCENE

Where have we come to. What forces dominate us? What options are we left with? What is our ecosystem?
Human habitat.

Ik wil in de volgende werken de confrontatie explicieter maken en het uitbreiden naar vraagstukken over ongelijkheid en commodificatie van de wereld inclusief de mensen. De homo economicus in een technokratische, capitalistische wereld die duidelijk over zijn piek heen is en barsten begint te vertonen. Ik wil mensen confronteren met de artificiële muren die we opwerpen zodat de armoede en het leed in de wereld ons comfort niet kan verstoren, terwijl juist dit comfort en deze schijnveiligheid producten zijn van uitbuiting van grondstoffen en mensen.


Het is mijn ambitie dat de bezoeker invloed heeft op de werken, erin kan figureren en acteren. Een digitaal spiegelbeeld van de bezoeker als organisme in een digitaal kapitalistisch ecosysteem. Camera’s, microfoons en sensoren slaan informatie op. Het wordt door de computer verwerkt en terugvertaald op de schermen en speakers. Zo kan een bezoeker worden geplaatst in een virtuele omgeving waarin ik de hierboven genoemde confrontaties op zoek.










Different works with visual material and dimensional cohereence. Main material is LED or screen.  NOT NECESSARILY BIG BUT COHERENT IN SIZE. DONT WANT TO OVERBLOW
TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BRIGHTNESS 

KEEP ITS SIMPLE DONT OVEREXTEND. REALISTIC. THINK ABOUT HOURS






DATA CENTER

120x160x20 Quanitative Display
TIME RING BOTTOM
METAL FOOT (Shadow)

Wealth inequaliy
World population
Species exctinction
Ocean Temperature
Amount of Cars
Smallest PIxel font
Stock market
Economic growth

Extrapolation
Real data

Make sketches first. Very minimal but glitchy. Predominantly black. NOT ENTIRELY FACTUAL OR INFORMATIVE. MORE SCI FI

BIG And small version

NEWS

BROKEN SCREEN

Collection of Newsreaders. Cacophonic audio and video.
PILE IN TALL SPACE
or a tower of babel
could be 4 pvms stacked with speakers
on metal plate to stop tipping
or just tall led strip


Hanging  installation  on wall or pile on the floor
(ORDER LONGER CABLES)

Create archive of newsreaders, make long loops.  Experinent with mixing newsreaders
Super saturated colors. Colored aura around head.
(CYE, EELKO?, or intern)

Murdered or killed 
starving or being starved
Flee or get expelled from
Language bias


MIRROR

SCREEN WITH CAMERA(s)
Full screen or portrait

fixed position for portrait
Larger area for smaller version of yourself.
2 sided mirror

What can your reflection show you? With delay,  a lot more than without. Put you in a different setting, confont you with your locality. Your luxury. Your individuality. Your desires

LED CHAIR

opposite mirror screen


YES
BUT


yes: images of destruction, extraction, pollution, hunger etc

but: tourism, cars, bitcoins, watering the lawn

POLARISER


LONG HORIZONTAL LED SCREEN
LEFT - RIGHT SLIDER DIVIDING LEFTIST AND RIGHTIST IMAGER, PROTESTS, POLITICS

PROXIMITY SENSORS LEFT AND RIGHT CONTROLLING THE DIVIDE


3 DEEP

STATES OF BEING
IN BRUIKLEEN GET AN AGREEMENT WITH ROBERT OR REMAKE



TOUCH

SCREENS REACT TO TOUCH.

BIG WINDOW


PRELUDE TO A PAINTING
INSOUDE OUTSIDE IN YOUR CONTEXT


LED VEIL

3m human

Luma City


Upstairs


SONY PVM


Image and sound
4 OR 5 STACK:
4 letter words CRASH FROM THE TOP, CREATE BOOM. CHARGED WORDS
THIS COULD ALSO BE DONE WITH VERTICAL LED.
Videomixer images

security cams in different places.

Whats best in TV - Filmed images, my own?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybernetics

Cybernetics is a field of systems theory that studies circular causal systems whose outputs are also inputs, such as feedback systems. It is concerned with the general principles of circular causal processes,[1] including in ecological, technological, biological, cognitive and social systems and also in the context of practical activities such as designing, learning, and managing.


AUDIO


Microphones pick up speech and turn into text


TEXT

KEYBOARD WARRIOR
SURVEILLANCE

KEYBOARD INPUT, SHOWING YOUR FACE, WHILE YOU TYPE.  PICTURE FOR EVERY LETTER.
WARNING SIGN, BY TYPING YOU APPROVE
TO BE FILMED RECORDED AND CLASSIFIED
BIG DATA

KEYBOARD INBEDDED IN SCREEN OR TOUCHSCREEN MONITOR


FINANCES


3000 cacaofabriek
7500 CBK
STIM?

3000 material
4000 jeroen
2000 cye
1500 contingencies












2024 SALK

SALZBURG


Visual Interpretation of a composition by Mozart.

Listen to several pieces. Maybe a composition when he was very young.
Minuet in G major KV 1 by W.A. Mozart
When he was 5 years old. 
An opera has words which will make it instantly recognizable. 


soll die Empfindung Liebe sein?
– Ja, ja, die Liebe ist's allein.
Dies Etwas kann ich zwar nicht nennen
doch fühl ich's hier wie Feuer brennen 

I cannot name this something, but I feel it burning here like fire; should the feeling be love? – Yes, yes, it's love alone.


Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn
This path will take you to your destination
Class about murals and composition, simplicity and big gestures.

presentation of musical depictions.

Prints of mural, sketching 
Turn ribbon into musical score, think of notes but also of an audio editor or daw.
Slices or bricks.

Pictures of skaters in timelapse.
Can this be done with musicians?

How about a pianostrip. Show the painting by kupka.



Find quotes from Mozart operas.
German or Italian? Italian is def more stylish.











2024 MARCH 



WHAT CAN WE SAY?
CANT BE ASKED

The free democratic west has shown us that absolutely nothing is sacred. 
AI news.
Death of history as we know it 
Death of future


Painting
Large + smaller studies
big theme of western deception of progress
the rousseau of this art shit

GLORIOUS DEMISE


A fantasy future combining the best and the worst in a magical realist mystery, is it the past or the future? A future retelling of the now.

Bible themed compositions
everything colored differently including people
coded grid based
Pseudo Scientific
Coded decoration - computer

Themes:


Burning city
Glass facades reflecting fire and destruction
Broken glass facade, with fire inside
Animated mirror facades
Add fire to existing footage
Whole skyline attacked by lines, exploding in pixels (computer game ref., playing with destruction.)
Google streetview burning apocalyptic scenes inserted
Cities after the fire, overgrown, farming

Also reflect burning palm trees
fighter planes and bombers, parachutes

Death of internet

PIle of broken screens
piles of computers, phones etc
Browsers showing static

Analog machines, offline machinery
the last update
Cut the cables



YOU NEED TO CUT IT

Long march
People on the move
compiled from all videos and films
overlayed grid perspective
painting too, deep dark background with luminous chalk thick lines for grid.
people painted with thick paint.

Rewriting the past and Writing the future
historical footage and imagery
abstract surroundings connecting everything in 3d grid form
The Grid signifying a spatial time.. the same setting moving in time. Reoccurring patterns of human behaviour and power. Use the spatial element of perspective to connect instances in history.
End of an empire.




Red pink faces, angry rage. Red white and blue coloring for clothing. 
Contrasting with.... the stale grid background, the system of planetary murder

Rewriting done by AI. 

Power makes you dumb.

Dead Sea
Ships on the bottom of the ocean
ship halfway to the bottom

Heroes and Prophets
The people in power
power of what 
Weilding what


The death of the book

Ocean of cars
Robots in Suits
Weapons of mass corruption

Gods of destruction
World of distraction




Met some of those high end gallerists today. I felt that old eagerness that helps noone. Glad I didn’t act on it. But what is that? I feel eagerness and disdain. Disdain is something I should watch out for. You cannot know nothing about a person and feel disdain.

I like the word though. As a title for a work. Disdain for the man in a suit, the man who feels disdain. Or I think he does. What is the color of disdain? What shape? Maybe it is orange, because orange.

Can we talk about musical ambitions? What is that? Does it satisy some kind of mathematic desire to understand and play with time?
Place things in time, a linear composition.

Atmosphere is what I can create with music. It doesn’t have to be beats. Or danceable.



long march







DELIBERATE


late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin deliberatus, ‘considered carefully’, past participle of deliberare, from de- ‘down’ + librare ‘weigh’ (from libra ‘scales’).
 

DELIBERATE ABOUT LIBERATION


APRIL


The New Line
Signature style
Against all odds

A newly devized signature style combined from my past wanderings.
A politically infused painterly style combining the swift brad touch with graphic elements, grids information etc.
The style can reflect in or originate from video and the LED screens.

Design a process, a practice
A daily Routine.

A place to dump images. Ordered by composition or dimensions. Create slideshow. Subject myself to the random selection. Take it from the computer. Standalone. Present on PVM screens.

Make slideshow file where prescaled images are dumped. Play and record on vhs or dv. 720x576. Use videomixer to overlay slideshows. 

(Moving back to old technology because the new shit makes me vibrate uncomfortably and I feel like I’m working for the machines and not the other way around. The changes are in my hands, turning knowbs and pressing buttons, not transferred from my mind directly into a computer. Like I am doing now. It is also a tactile way to stay connected to the past, my youth, containing a bright future which now seems lost. Is it a way to take back moves on the chess board and start over at an earlier point when the outlook was hopeful?)


Jump to painting and sketching
I need guidelines, the windows and grids could be a start. Charcoal or ink on paper. Large format. Layers for silkscreen or other forms of printing. Riso. This can be combined with the photo archive. 

-Buy large format paper a
and materials after checking what I have. The first series on large paper could be accompanied by a smaller sketch format.

Inspiration won’t come from weed alone, I need to surround myself with images. A slideprojector could be a way to keep it analog but slides are expensive. I could use this for best selections for each period. 
One beamer for sildeshow and monitors.
Slideshow can be brightsign dump or pendrive somehow.


Landscapes like Valloton
Spaces like Bacon
Gestures like Soulages
People like Gaugin? 
Maybe be obvious about this as a form of memory. Sample through remaking.

How can I use this all over the placeness to my advantage? This constant distraction, I welcome it but don’t give in to it. Or actually I do but I am not satisfied. I need a job description, an assignment, an agenda. This process will create the story I want to tell. The assignment could be sellable work because it is in series.

The assignment could be per series.

Make large grid stamps with wood and fabric. 

Format for digital with music:
Instagram video. PVM on its side
Youtube PVM

Combine music with live mixed video.
Content creation. 

Setup studio.
Place for large drawing - wall

Place for video edit
Place for Painting


















pData Center:

Just the cube.
Infographics

timeline scrolling at the bottom as a ring.
alternating facts

spinning globe on the block

Fictional place

wealth gap
military expenditure
climate deaths
animal extinction
bitcoin
child mortality
literacy
connected to the internet
amount of cars
flights
earth temperature
beyonce no 1 hits
%AI content
phone time
books read
alcohol
suicides
fertility
religions
microplastics
fishing
whaling
world population
biodiversity

names of all the deaths
font size to equalize amount of space taken

industrial revolution


it needs humor, rediculousness
overload
scrolling phones, computer games

Or just symmetrical ego compositions
More fun to make, more effective less smart
less newsworthy



                                                    








2024 JAN WORK PLAN

SERIES:


1. PHOTOGRAPHY (CAR DENTS & MORE)
- Find platform for sales, but first try through instagram
- Different formats and framing: Just print, - with frame, - with lightbox. Plan for changing prints yearly.
- https://www.led24.nl/led-paneel-60x60-back-lit-randloos-6000k-koud-wit.html
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- Lightframe Gilbert and George style window compositions: Mirror reflections, transcendental views, imaginary, photoshop

2. KITES
- Flatten them and frame in plexiglass, front and ring in back. ( smaller rings inside)
- plexi screws from back *(vraag bij stout)
- UV protection Plexi ga bij Stout vragen
- frame 500 piece 2000-3000

3. CHIP FACTORY
- series decide different sizes
- silkscreen risoprint
- woodpiece
- plexi

UNPOPULAR  OPINIONS
(convince me otherwise)

MODERN ART=DEAD

Economic growth = Death









4. PORTRAITS
- magical realist album cover style with colored frame. Start with digital collage sketches. Paint friends, potential buyers standard size like record covers. 


5. LANDSCAPES


6. CITYSCAPES

7. APOCALYPSE


WHO’S FLYING THIS THING?




8. LED SCREEN PRINTS

9. FASHION
Hand painted shirts STRIPES

 LINK

10. ONE OFFS AND LEFTOVERS





 WORD PAINTINGS
I love you

11. GRIDS

Painted on lightbox fabric


12. FAVELA SERIES



PROJECTED INCOME:

Favela Series
20 paintings € 1200/painting

€ 24000 - €10000 -> Brazil                 -€ 14000

Kites
€ 26900
DONATION: €10000     

PROFIT:                                                   -€ 16900         

Interview with myself

What is an Artist?

An artist is independent. The artist follows and answers to no-one. No boss or client to please, or worry about displeasing.

YOUR JOB IS TO RECOGNIZE BEAUTY AND THE LACK OF IT. UGLINESS. 

Sounds great but what do you do all day?

An artist observes.  Eyes and ears open at all time. To recognize beauty but  also pain. Understanding why beauty is lacking. The artist makes things to process these observations and to form an understanding which can be shared with the world. The artist tries to come closer to an ideal. This can be completely abstract but the artist keeps trying

an inner obligation to process beauty, but also to recognize the lack of it. Ugliness. You cannot make beauty without recognizing ugliness.  If an artist is overcome by inspiration  there is no sleep until 

That’s it? You just look and make stuff?

No. It comes with a responsibility. The artist has the duty to be honest and to him/herself.
That is the price. Independence comes with the obligation of honesty because, as an artist you only answer to yourself.

When is an artist dishonest?

If an artist observes an ugliness it is the artists responsibility to call it out without fear for repercussion. If you are silent, because you are worried about what your buyers or clients  think, you are dishonest and dependent. Such a person is no artist, afraid to offend whoever has the money.  Most artists are marketeers. Either they don’t see the ugliness or they are afraid.










But for whom?

For anyone who pays attention. 







What do you do all day?


                                                    








2024 CHIP FACTORY


SIZES SERIES:
1.  GOUACHE ON PAPER
2. 12X12 WOOD PIECE OBJECT
3. 25X25 WOOD PIECE OBJECT

BRAIN MIRRORS



AN ABSTRACT PAINTING LIVES IN YOUR HEAD, REFLECTS YOUR BRAIN AS YOU ASSOCIATE AND WONDER

RORSCHACH