Friday, 24 May 2019

Many visitors on the first public exhibition of the 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

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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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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Tuesday, 12 March 2019



I will wear this piece as a performance, during a demonstration against the cutting of trees in the city center of Arnhem, the city where I live. Throughout the Netherlands 10.000 of hectares of trees are cut down for biomass use during the last few years. This needs to stop!


Here are some photos of the happening that took place in Arnhem (NL) on March 13th 2019.
Despite the rain and the cold about 100 people, of which several artists, took the opportunity to show their rejection of deforestation.


     photo; Martin van den Oever


     photo; Ellen Boersma



                                            photo; Ellen Boersma



      photo; Martin van de Oever








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Sunday, 10 February 2019

February 2019 - Some impressions from Einbeck (D)










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Working period in Einbeck Germany




From February 2 till 8 2019 I have been working on my light sculpture "Basement Plastoid" right under the Schrader Paintshop in the Baustrasse in Einbeck (D). The venue is an ancient classical basement with a perfect atmosphere for a sculpture like this. In 2017 the work started and every once in a while I return to continue working.

This period I worked on the end part of the sculpture of about 1 x 1 meter, in which I included a piece (Rursum Aliud Operimentum Plastoid 2018) I made for the exhibition "Islands'' in B53 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The total length of "Basement Plastoid" will be about 8 meters. In Marz and April the work will be in finishing stage. The opening will take place during the StadpArtie festival in Einbeck in May 2019.







Mounting the "Rursum Aliud Operimentum Plastoid" piece that I created earlier in Arnhem in 2018




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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Fragment 17.37.27 2019 Arnhem


Fragment 17.37.27 2019 Arnhem - part of the Fragmented City Archive.


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Venice 2013


Back in 2013, during the Venice Biennial, I encountered this striking Jewish - Arabic consolidation pasted on an electricity box, somewhere in the Arsenale complex.


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Contested Space Project



Contested Space Project - January 2019 - B53 Arnhem

"Beschermen wat je dierbaar is / Protect what you hold dear" - 2013 | Contested Space Project | interventions in 7 European cities, photos. Project in which I react to the Taksim Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in 2013 | B53, Beekstraat 53, Arnhem. 
The Contested Space Project is an initiative by Joop Nuyens and will develop in the near future. Artists; Botalatala (DR Congo) - Rumanzi Canon (Uganda) - Yunjei Cho (South Korea) - Pierre Segoh (Togo) - Eunyoung Lee - Reinier de Huu - Jerome Symons - Roeki Symons - Pier Pennings – Baukje Spaltro - Jeroen Huisman.


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Friday, 11 January 2019

November 2018 | One of my photos in an Art Calender [Kunst Op De Koffie Arnhem]

My photo ''fragment 2-4-11-21 [the remains] 2011 Harwich''  and the owner Hilde van Poeijer (left)




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Many visitors on the first public exhibition of the 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 basemen...