The research – in line with many of my works – centers around the diorama. The definition of a diorama has been diffuse and subject to changes over time, but my focus lies on full scale models – or simulations – of an either fiction- or reality-based scene, with a distinct illusionistic quality.
The diorama is, as with the bulk of all contemporary art works, explicitly non-interactive.
A peer reviewed publication, as part of VIS Nordic Journal for Artistic Research issue #6, Contagion by Alexandra Crouwers. October 19, 2021.
Moesgaard Museum’s digital stereoscopic prehistory dioramas. Visited Augustus 2021. Aarhus, Denmark.
NFTs: an adventuresque experimenza into the Unreal world of crypto-art.
A review of the ‘Living Planet’ hall, at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels, visited in January 2021.
In September 2020, The Museum of Natural Sciences announced a new permanent exhibition called ‘Living …
Meet my PhD team: Wendy Morris (promotor), Jan Verpooten (co-promotor), Theun Karelse (advisor), and Sepideh Karami (advisor).
The Compositor: reading the tunnels by turning them into a font.
Attempting to make artistic additions to the internet and consumer technology: the emoji.In June 2020, I submitted two proposals for emoji, to be added to the expanding digital pictogram vocabulary.
An animated GIF consumer technology exploration: 16.03.2019 – 22.05.2020
Between March 2019 and May 2020, I made a series of works on my iPhone 5s, using a combination of digital ready-mades – publicly available …
HD, colour/sound, 20’20”, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 anno covidii, I was supposed to give a talk over lunch at the end of my two months involvement with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York. …
March, 9, 2020. First visit to the American Museum of Natural History.
We’re about 6 weeks into the Covid-19 corona virus frenzy, which became global right before I traveled to the U.S. as …
The Solastalgia project now has its own subsite: www.solastalgia.theappealoftheunreal.com.
A shift in research focus from visual illusions to something more relevant. Meet Solastalgia. More on this soon.
A skeuomorph object wants you to believe it’s made of another material: it’s an imitation-look. This post will expand.
The Three Motions of Loom: shuttles. An experimental non linear text on weaving as animation and time-traveling as a research method.
An experiment in animating a double sided tapestry.
Château de Breteuil near Paris, houses a collection of automata and period room dioramas, depicting historical events that may or may not have taken place in the castle. Visited Oct. 2019.
Work in progress: an overview of visual illusions and illusionist effects: suggestions of depth and/or movement.
Daguerre and Bouton’s only remaining diorama at the church of Bry-sur-Marne: a piece of religious high-tech theatre. Visited October 2019.
This is part of a text, published in April 2019 on my portfolio site. It talks about the boundaries of the diorama, and Lascaux III as a simulation.
This text was first published in April 2019 on my portfolio site. It takes a closer, critical look at one of the ‘magical’ animatronic dioramas of Dutch theme park Efteling.
Originally meant to promote a game, this 2 hours and 40 minute real time simulation, based on the actual events and timeframe of the sinking of the Titanic, displays an eerie artistic quality …
London, Vol 6, edited by Charles Knight, 1844. CXLIII: Exhibitions of Art by J. Saunders. p283 – 285. Excerpt.
The eye witness account of J. Saunders.
(…) let us pay our two shillings in the …
Charles Wilson Peale (1741 – 1827) was an American painter, scientist, naturalist and inventor. He’s most known for his portraits, and for setting up one the first museums in the United States.
Peale’s famous self …
Apart from humans, there’s at least one other species associated with the production of ‘art’: the Australian/New Guinea bowerbird builds elaborate architectural constructions to lure its mate to its lair.
These ‘nests’ are …
Powell Cotton Museum | Quex House & Gardens | Birchington, UK | quexmuseum.org | Visited June 2019 |
Himalaya at dawn (constructed in 1905) is considered to be ‘the oldest untouched diorama of …
Note: this is a repost of an April 2019 entry on my portfolio website.
Illusions behind glass
The screen has become omnipresent in our lives: starting with TVs entering our homes, then computer monitors, smartphones, …