Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Searching for Tree Ghost volunteers

This Wednesday 25 of September 2019 there will be a demonstration in The Hague The Netherlands  against the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. For this occasion I would like to make a few ''Tree Ghost'' sculptures (see photos) that could be carried around by volunteers during the demonstration. The sculptures need to be made on the bodies of people to fit right. People who are interested can contact me at info (ad) jeroenhuisman.com. Of course it is necessary that you like to be present on the demonstration.











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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

BREAKING - a complete continent found on a single Apple.



BREAKING - a complete continent, with a rich set of islands, has been found on an single Apple. Scientists have called this amazing discovery "Elstar". It is said that the surface conditions may not be as unlivable as the color suggests. Large quantities of nutrition has been tracked with foodscanners, including water, Vitamin A, Beta carotene, Lutein zeaxanthin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin Pantothenic acid, Folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc, Fluoride and Phosphor. Rumours have spread that several people already volunteered in a program to explore the situation on the ground. Within five years time it should be possible to establish the first iron and magnesium expeditions to Elstar's surface, scientists say.



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Friday, 30 August 2019

Photos of work made in ''TOXIC BUNKER - The Artist as a Cockroach" | Secret Bunker | Omstand Arnhem

''TOXIC BUNKER - The Artist as a Cockroach" - August 10 and 11 2019.

Here are some photos of work I made for TOXIC BUNKER in a secret bunker in the neighborhood of Arnhem, which took place on August 10 and 11 2019. Compiler of this interesting exhibition with 13 artists was Mirka Farabegoli. Organizer OMSTAND Arnhem.




















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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Fragmented City Archive - Some new fragments from Arnhem

Fragment 09.00.54 Arnhem




Fragment  09.01.36 2019 Arnhem




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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Visitor's reactions to the ''Fundamentum Plastoid'' light sculpture in Einbeck (D) in 2017 and 2019




''Ich fand es toll, den heisskleber so perfect an die stelen. Hatte ich nie hingekrigt'' (10 jahre alt)
English; ''I thought it was great, the hot glue so perfectly to the halms. I never could have done that''. (10 years old)


''Es ist sehr toll und sieht aus wie Kristalle und Gold'' (10 jahre alt)
English: ''It is very nice and looks like crystals and gold'' (10 years old)

''Ich bin begeistert und frage mich, ob da was schlüpfen könnte?''
English: ''I'm excited and wonder if there was something to hatch''


''Bezaubernd, bizarr, verspielt, ... urzeitlich''
English: ''enchanting, bizarre, playful, ... primeval''


''Die Wand-installation ist grossartig! Der Keller übrigens auch. Dank an den Künstler und der hausbezitzer, der es moglich gemacht hat''
English: ''The wall installation is great! The cellar, by the way, too. Thanks to the artist and the owner of the house, who made it possible''


''In diesem Gewölbe lebt die Kunst in sehr natürlicher form. Sehr ansprechend''
English; ''In this vault, the art lives in a very natural form. Very appealing''

''Wie wunderbar diesen Keller sehen zu dürfen''
English: ''How wonderful to be able to see this cellar''

''Super cooles Treppenlicht! Und kriegt mann dass wieder ab? Wie kriege ich meinen Mann dazu?''
English: ''Super cool staircase light! And how do you get that off again? How can I get my husband to do this?''

''Irre idee, sehr ausgefallen''
English: ''Crazy idea, very unusual''


''Genial, das Material und es im Mauerwerk in so filigranen Windungen zu verwenden''
English: ''Brilliant to use the material in the brickwork in such filigree turns''


''Interessant, noch nie gesehen!''
English: ''Interesting, never seen before!''

''Faszinierende  Atmosphere. Interessant und beruhigend''
English: ''Fascinating atmosphere. Interesting and reassuring''

''Verwunschene Welt''
English: ''Enchanted world''

''Super!, Zauberhaft, Geniale Idee!, Marchenhaft, mysteriös''
English: ''Super, enchanting, ingenious idea, fairytale, mysterious''


''Was für eine wundervolle Idee, sehr beeindruckend!''
English: ''What a wonderful idea, very impressive!''

''Mann fühlt sich in einer magischen Grotte! Tolle arbeit!''
English: ''One feels oneself in a magical grotto! Good work!''





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Monday, 19 August 2019

TOXIC BUNKER - weekend exhibition on a secret place somewhere in the forests of Arnhem


Working on an upcoming weekend exhibition (10 & 11 August): "Toxic Bunker: The Artist as a Cockroach" in a secret bunker in the forests of Arnhem. Invited by Mirka Farabegoli/Omstand.

You are cordially invited to attend this group show with 13 artists! (Mirka Farabegoli, People Adjust, Krista Burger, Jacob Diehl, Quiten Dierick, Rob Groot Zevert, Jeroen Huisman, Max Kuiper, Carel lanters, Rosalie van Oorschot, Omar Salem, Aracelly Scheper, Hans de Wolf)

Please choose two timeslots; a preferred one and an alternative option. You will receive an email with further instructions as soon as you send in your reservation to info@mirkafarabegoli.com.

Timeslots available:
Saturday 10th of august:
from 18:00 till 21:00
Sunday 11th of august:
10:00-12:00
12:30-14:30
15:00-17:00




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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Fragmented City Archive: Two fragments from the village of Berdorf (L)


Fragment 17.20.12 2019 Berdorf (L)


Fragment 00.25.21 2019 Berdorf (L)


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Friday, 24 May 2019

The first public exhibition of the completed Fundamentum Plastoid light sculpture



During the Stadtpartie art-festival in Einbeck (May 2019) many visitors, young and old, came down the stairway into the ancient basement under the Schrader Paint-shop in the Baustrasse, leaving many of them in astonishment about the unexpected scenery they were facing. Also the major of the city of Einbeck, Dr. Sabine Michalek, paid the light sculpture a visit, accompanied by the director of Stadtmuseum Einbeck, Dr. Elke Heege.

The light sculpture is rather hard to photograph, due to the high contrast light situation, but many visitors gave it a try with their mobile phones. Here you can see some of them.

     photo; Ulrich Hoppe



        photo; Xander Jawi

 



      photo; Anna Diandi




        photo; Anna Diandi 


                                 photo; Anna Diandi


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Monday, 15 April 2019

Invitation ACTS OF CAPRICIOUSNESS - The Basement Plastoid in Einbeck (D) - April 30 - May 5 2019.



ACTS OF CAPRICIOUSNESS - The Basement Plastoid


Dear contact,

You are cordially invited to visit the first public presentation of ''The Basement Plastoid'', a thermoplastic light sculpture I have been working on from 2017 until coming week. The sculpture is 8 meter long and currently the longest work I ever made and is situated in a private basement in the German city of Einbeck (near Kassel).
Some are speaking about it as ''The New Jewel Of Einbeck''!

You also can be part of a new ''Turrim Plastoid'' performance, a vertical shell-like structure I will build on the spot.

Hope to meet you there!

Time; April 30 - May 5 2019 | 11.00 - 18.00 hrs.

Place; The basement of Paintshop Farben-Schrader, Baustrasse 5 in Einbeck (D). Entrance via Schaeferstrasse (around the corner).

Event; StadtpARTie festival Einbeck (D).

Following the local fire brigade rules there are no more than 5 people allowed in the basement at once.

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ACTS OF CAPRICIOUSNESS | The Basement Plastoid | 2017 - 2019
Ever since I began working with the glue gun as a tool to research ''auto generative drawing and building'', a method in which I explore the creation of handmade organic 3D structures, many omnifarious works came about, most of them looking like unknown deep sea creatures. These creatures, build around massive amounts of plastic waste, moulded in a form with heat, first appeared during an installation I build back in 2015, called ''Virtual Landfill'' in Bergen (NL). Virtual Landfill consisted of a wooden shed where people could bring their plastic waste. In return I would use this plastic as crude matter for art works. It is here where the first members of ''The Family Of Plastoids'' were created.

During the Denkmal Kunst festival in Einbeck in 2017 my working place was a basement under the local paint shop. In this unique and ancient vaulted cellar the first experiments for a large scale thermoplast light sculpture took off. Between November 2017 and April 2019 I visited the place several times to work. The result is a 8 meter long light sculpture which seems to bulg like lava from the wall. The multifaceted and versatile forms within the body of the sculpture, which is reminiscent of mushrooms and fungi, but also of anemones and the like, is full of detail, and were created using a method of ''auto generative drawing''; while adding themoplastic material my hand would move in circles, layer over layer. By concentrating on imperfect moves, all kinds of irratic structures arise. In these forms there are clear similarities of the building practices we see in nature.

The Basement Plastoid was not made using a building plan, other than following some cracks in the wall.

ACTS OF CAPRICIOUSNESS - The Basement Plastoid is dedicated to my parents, Henk en Marian Huisman.

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https://www.stadtpartie-einbeck.com/jeroenhuisman

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Monday, 1 April 2019

One of my last moves in the working space...

 

Unfortunately, my 1600 m2 (!) of working space will soon end to exist. The background in this video will vanish in one month's time. Big machines will eat it till the ground. So now: On the search for new spaces!



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March 19 2019 - The last photo of the exhibition ''Birth Of A Plastoid - Mainz Version''.


March 19 2019 - Today I took down the exhibition ''Birth of A Plastoid - Mainz Version'', which was on display in the shop window of Walpodenacademie in Mainz. Thanks Bernd, Tanja and Stefan for the hospitality and the ''gallery-bed'' during my stays!



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Searching for Tree Ghost volunteers

This Wednesday 25 of September 2019 there will be a demonstration in The Hague The Netherlands  against the deforestation in the Amazon rain...