My work consists of large, room-filling installations made of materials such as cable, wire, metal bars or seatbelt. I use this material to create three-dimensional line drawings in the space of a given location. Actively I search for new circumstances to generate new works, which are truly spatially there, cannot be ignored and people physically have to engage with.
My installations have grown bigger and more room-filling over the years. Also, they have developed into interactive installations, because the public moves through the installations thus becoming part of the work. With my installations I want to create an experience which induces awareness of the dynamics present in a certain space. At the same time I want to create (or suggest) an alternative space, which will make people experience the given space differently, both on a physical as on a mental level. Audience is very important in my work because my focus is on provoking experiences.
Asking questions in the broadest sense to me is crucial.
In 2015 I received a Stipend for Young Talent from the Mondrian Fund. This has enabled me to do research and projects in spaces and places which are of significant interest to me and my work. Since receiving the grant, I have respectively done a project for Motel Spatie in Arnhem, the Netherlands, then moved to the Kuenstlerhaus in Dortmund, Germany, during which time I a.o. did a project in Zollverein, Essen and subsequently an artist in residence in Kosice, Slowakia. Now, back at Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, I am focussing on new projects and am taking my work into new directions. For updates on this, follow this website.