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2011 - Comments Off on Zwervende tentoonstelling; ‘Why a conversation between Tonio and Bertjan takes such a long time’, Schieblock | 2011

Zwervende tentoonstelling; ‘Why a conversation between Tonio and Bertjan takes such a long time’, Schieblock | 2011

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‘Zwervende Tentoonstelling’, an exhibition held during Art Rotterdam and Object Rotterdam, brings art to unusual & unexpected locations. Laboratory for urban development, ‘Schieblock’ temporarily transformed from an office building into an installation where my work met with that of Artist Tonio de Roover. Tonio creates a deeper layer in his work, he searches. Me, I sort of run into things. Despite our different approaches, the ou

tcome of our work often looks alike. That’s why we took the challenge to make this exhibition together. At first we tried to create a work together especially for the exhibition but we ended up just talking endlessly about our mutual interests, influences and fascinations. As we both like confusion, we decided to fill a room with our stuff where it is hard to distinguish which work is whose. The question: “What is art and what design?” became irrelevant, more important was: “Does it appeal to me / is it good?”

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2007 - Comments Off on Inboedel | 2007

Inboedel | 2007

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Threes Coenders collects pretty things; jewelry, fashion, furniture and other household objects. Turning eighty in 2006, Gallery Emmy Miltenburg decided to dedicate a book and an exhibition to her and her house full of wonderful objects. The exhibition and the book showed eighty objects from her household. The book was designed by Eric Wong, written by Mariette Wijne and Mandy Pieper did the photography. I designed the exhibition. Threes’ favorite dresses were hung on white nets. All other objects were put down on a big white improvised table underneath an inflated plastic bubble.

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2007 - Comments Off on Shared Space | 2007

Shared Space | 2007

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Shared Space is a project I did together with Frank Bruggeman for Tent. and Witte de With. These two art foundations share an exhibition building in Rotterdam. In between their offices they have a common room that they can both use but up to September 2007 it didn't really have any function. Frank and me were asked to think of a solution. We made the space part office and part living room. Frank took care of the office part. He made an impressive blue shelving unit with a paper shredder and more stuff he collected from both art institutions’ offices. He placed an oversized flower container with a few typical office plants in it that for once actually looked nice. My addition to the room was an extra large beanbag-sofa made out of a patchwork of fabrics I collected over the past few years. The secondhand carpet underneath was given an extra layer of colored stripes made by melting colored duct-tape into it. The room, situated on the first floor, was given a perfect view on the front door by placing a big round mirror in a tree in front of the building. This way the coworkers of both foundations could keep in touch with the ground level and entrance without having to get from the sofa.

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2006 - Comments Off on Forms temporary office, Cologne | 2006

Forms temporary office, Cologne | 2006

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During the furniture fair in Cologne the German design magazine Form invited frank bruggeman and me to do an exhibition in their stand during the fair on an offsite location in the city. Frank and I created ‘the Form temporary office’. Not really an office, but we filled the space with our stuff pretending it was the Form office including the logo of Form in PU foam and an old computer screen that Frank turned into a flower pot. In general, all things blue and/or plantlike are Frank's work; most other stuff is my responsibility.

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2005 - Comments Off on Cheap Thrills | 2005

Cheap Thrills | 2005

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Cheap Thrills was a room taking part of the exhibition ‘Just in’ (‘Nu Binnen’) In the Dutch Architecture institute in Rotterdam (NAI). Ten designers gave their vision on the interior of the future. My room had walls made out of horizontal blinds that were gold on one side and black on the other. They flipped every minute, changing the walls of the room from black to gold and back to black again. The bedcover was woven from 3 different colors seatbelt and when you would walk around the bed it would show the different colors from different angles. Over the bed hung an extra large disco-dome and under the bed lay a carpet that had bubblegum stains in bubblegum colors with sneaker-sole imprints. The cheap thrills just showed that not just high-tech equipment can make special effects and put a smile on your face. (Sorry for the not to clear picture, It’s just one of those things you should have seen in real)

2005 - Comments Off on Carbon Cloud | 2005

Carbon Cloud | 2005

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Two shelving units and a bed are covered in a carbon cloud as if coiled by a giant spider. From the inside out, the carbon cloud is like a three-dimensional dream catcher. From the outside the featherweight carbon structure is a bubble hard to burst, proposing a border between the real world and a sleeping place. In the shelving a few fantasies about products are placed. A collection of squashes as light shades, a shrunken golden stool, a knitted lamp, the ‘anarchistic chess’ game and a seamlessly upholstered chair are stored as if ready to be dreamed.

As showed in Milan, in the back ground Wieki Somers' ‘bath boat’ and in the front a corner of Jurgen Beys’ ‘dust furniture’.

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2003 - Comments Off on Binnen Gratis Plassen (free pee inside) | 2003

Binnen Gratis Plassen (free pee inside) | 2003

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To get more people to see an exhibition featuring amongst others Maarten Baas and me in the ‘Artotheek Den Haag’, we put a sign out in the street that said "binnen gratis plassen." (free pee inside). Inside, the signs that were supposed to guide you to the toilet at the same time guided you trough the entire exhibition.

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2003 - Comments Off on The Puffin Club | 2003

The Puffin Club | 2003

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The puffin club was a smoker’s hideout that Tjeerd Veenhoven and I built to support our presentation during the furniture fair April 2003 in Milan. It was the only place in the building were smoking was permitted, so we had no complaints about a lack of audience.

2002 - Comments Off on Come and play (and you don’t have to pay) | 2002

Come and play (and you don’t have to pay) | 2002

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This 1-day only 6-hole minigolf course was made for "Gastvrij113", a festival in which the neighbours and friends of Hoflaan 113 in Rotterdam were invited to see what is happening there. In this installation the people were playing in and re-discovering their own trash and other rejected materials.come_and_play_1_SBP_LRcome_and_play_6_SBP_LRcome_and_play_4_SBP_LRcome_and_play_5_SBP_LR come_and_play_9_SBP_LR