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.
Article for HART art magazine about collecting digital art in the NFT space. Published on paper in issue 222, March 2022 in tandem with the first of an online column series highlighting a …
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, …