YEARPLACE OF PRODUCTION
Contemporary Cure Compendium
Research and works on alternative methods of healing, digging up ancient therapies, queering contemporary ones, appropriating, remixing and reformulating them in an artistic, empowering DIY approach. On a quest for cure, to achieve a higher sensitivity for social and political conditions, interpersonal and intrapersonal connections.
cross-disciplinary artistic research,various media
2014-2016NL, DE, GR
All I Wanna Do Is Sit In The Sun For A While
An immersive womb, a platform in deep blue space, the oceanic wound. Inner and outer converges, transgressively saying hello from the other side.
walkable site-specific installation in a 100sqm domewood, molton, carpet, quadrophonic sound
A personal narrative into the world of healing. Trying to make sense of death and wounds, shaking the grounds of belief. Academia meets spirituality meets Pharmaceutical Complex meets pop in feminist writing.
self-published book,xxx pagesMFA Thesis Sandberg Instituut, Cure Master program
Aux Origines des La Cure
E-health as strategy.
HD-video, xxxx, sound
Because we can swim in the immense
A group ritual on empowerment. Reappropriating museum space, celebrating togetherness and disobedience.
"You cannot talk about heartbreak while you're still in it". A multitude of procedures.
Externalized body sensation.
metal, wood, tape, paint
heart rate DJ set
The heart skips a beat. A DJ set made from the most hurtful songs with the use of a hacked heart rate measurement device.
heart rate measurement device, software coding, mp3
separation of property
Rage ritual made out of ex-partner's property.
crayons, paper, aquarium, shredder, acid
love formula calendar
Calendar pages for each months of grieving time according to a love sickness formula found on the internet.
photography, writing, graphicsinkjet prints on newspaper
Walking the lying 8, a healing tool for separation, around the two neighbourhoods.
I rub my dirty feet on your belongings.
photography,print on doormatxxxsize
We are not alone in this. Communal proclamation of past sadness.
5 nights with one guest artist each in the Botanic Garden.
A healing trip with the help of the psychoactive plants of the Garden.
HD video, xxx,sound
A human-nature power play, revealing violence, vulnerability and the longing for connection.
actions, writing, photography
Musical Plant Cave
Immersive installation where the leaves and stems of plants become an instrument to create a soundscape
installation with plants, sensors, amps, programmed sounds
Decoding the map on the belly of the half-blind turtle
Seeing different. Landing in space.
Stealing the precious cactae collection to let them experience city life before going extinct.
Open letter about the conditions of artistic production and the relevance of food education.
On the potential of water as a medium for information storage.
commissionphotography, text1/2 magazine spread
A month of doing nothing and feeling good about it
Even the denial of proper functioning creates output.
A lecture on plant-based nutrition.
powerpoint slides, talk
Meditation for Schäuble
Sending love to the enemy as last resort in existential crisis.
guided meditationsgroup action
2015Athens, Patras, GR
Stream of Consciousness
The gaze of the searcher on an isolated society, sick products, finding comfort in minimal beauty and smart quotes.
photography, found textblog
MC AU Playlists
Residents of a mental institution share their favorite songs.
photography, text, social media platform
2014Den Dolder, NL
Useless Artist Disease / Anonymous Useless Artist Support Group
A research on the role of the artist.
various mediagroup meetingsinvented treatments
A global corporation with a cross-disciplinary approach. The focus lies on the production of a long-term project titled Age of an End in which the appearance of the now is analyzed, assessing the limitation of natural resources, their implementations, as well as mechanisms of power and volatility inherent to the human pursuit of control.
2011-2016FI, IS, PT, GR, DE
Possibilities for transformation and the reclaiming of mental and physical territories. Visitors are invited to re-appropriate the blankness, giving new meaning to emptiness, to leave a message, or to solely beautify the landscape in a child-like, meditative fashion.
coloring books, black and white photographsparticipatory exhibition
Following the FASHIONCLASH attitude, blurring all lines between art, design, knowledge and experiment. All aspects brought together to a project that asks non-fashion designers to make a wearable piece of work, preferably made from the material they use in their profession.
performance, outfitcatwalk presentation
A sublime sanctum resonating with the enchanting whimsy of the Finnish landscape and a sense of wonderment and discovery. Based on the track Haukipää by musician Music For Installations.
music video, 3'15
The Manolada dancefloor. In 33 bpm the artists respond to the strawberry fields incident in Manolada to comment on the pressing immigration issue in Europe. They present an audiovisual installation through which the -seemingly- idyllic, pop image is juxtaposed with our knowledge of the underlying barbarity. A story, an image and a sound affect our perception in an attempt to emphasize a disturbing condition.
Object, foil, projection, video, loop, sound
Ephemeral, interactive installation consisting of Fix beer cans where the translation of the logo rearticulates the meaning of the image. The visitors -their movement and interference on the site- become the necessary means to uncover the work. In effect, fix Hellas is an allusion, a whisper.
beer cans, projection, shelf
An action on limitation and empowerment. BENTEN CLAY, as a private multinational corporation, treats the people of Évora, Portugal with a pallet of fresh mineral water in PET bottles.
object, 630 PET bottles of mineral water, pallet, plastic foil, spray paint
ART ON DEMAND
ART ON DEMAND (AOD) is a collaborative participatory project. Its primary aim is to make art accessible by taking it out of the expected exhibition spaces and bringing it to targeted private spaces, creating tailor-made works that are intimate, useful and immersive.
video, 34''04',action, text, various media, platform
Portraits of the staff at the Schwules Museum. The circle as a primal form of human togetherness. A reminder that every circle exposed to the temporal course of transformation becomes an unfinished process, similar to an open band.
44 photographs, tableau
Das Wilde Denken
improvisations in design for the table on the invitation of Depot Basel.
objects, mixed material
Der gestohlene Fluss
Audio book on the entanglements, background and effects of a major project. Europe's biggest dam: a controversial large-scale project. Two glacial rivers dammed, 70 waterfalls disappeared, 57 square kilometers of land flooded in the largest wilderness area in Europe. For a power plant supplying a U.S. aluminum smelter. 120 km downstream: BENTEN CLAY meets Örn Porleifsson. Farmer, teacher, counselor. His country is destroyed. A tale of rivers, megawatts, mistakes, salaries, fishing industry, politicians, barren land, steam, aluminum, criminals, seals.
A narrative in German language, 68' on CD, text booklet, poster
A time scale of 100.000 years opens up when reposing nuclear waste; a time span during which the spent fuel rods are still radiating. Onkalo—the world’s first final repository for nuclear high-level waste, currently being built in Olkiluoto, Finland— is the core around which the exhibition casts its net. An installative exhibition.
various mediamultiple workssolo exhibition, 100 sqm
The Surface of Displacement
A module about territorial shifts. This trans-spatial object, specifically designed and produced for the Loris gallery in Berlin, refers to the Icelandic Kárahnjúkar dam—a major current project for energy production. The heavy module is wedged into the gallery space. Relating in form and content to the dam itself, the object raises topographic questions of measurement and displacement while controversial economic and environmental decisions are in turn shaped as a territorial blockade that reduces actionability to a minimum.
object, 4,5 x 6,7 m
9 sequences on the sublime and frail nature of the Icelandic landscape. Through seemingly endless steady shots, the camera grasps pure nature in constant change alongside man-made traces of energy depletion.
HD video, 23', loop
The basis of the respect for nature.
Icelandic postcard from 1908, found object, Mirogard glass
Cinematic episodes of self-effacing promises addressing various aspects of lobbying, entanglements and interference with nature in Iceland. They are multi-layered visual commentaries on the government’s promise of workplaces, wealth, power and influence by means of dubious projects for energy production, resulting in irreversible disadvantages for nearly everyone involved.
HD video, 29', sound
On the interference of threat, control, time duration and the perception of responsibilty. A compilation of various scenes of the control room of a Finnish nuclear power plant. The clips are taken out of the video game Minecraft, various drives through vague terrain and excerpts from the animation on world´s first nuclear waste repository of the operating company Posiva Oy.
2 channel HD video, 15'42'', loop
A document on non-visibility. All important geological, chemical and technical parameters of the world´s first nuclear waste repository, which is currently being built in Finland, are captured for future generations on this poster. The underground construction of Onkalo (finn.: "little cave") can only be made visible with a special lamp.
Poster, offset print, 59 x 84 cm
R & D Study No. 6: Drilling Sample
Marble drilling samples from Estremoz, Portugal. Sample drillings to test the ground characteristics with the aim of finding a further locality of another nuclear waste repository in Europe.
R & D Study No. 5: Ice Floe
Performance of a glacier ice floe at stream velocity of 4.3mph at 1°C, Thingvellir, Iceland. Study for the calculation of refraction characteristics of ice floes in the year 2150.
Staged political proclamation with 3 persons.
R & D Study No. 4: Signal Crayfish
Observance of Signal Crayfish in an aquarium at Olkiluoto. One effect of the waste heat conducted from the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant into the sea is the farming of signal crayfish, the most economically relevant crayfish species in Finland. Signal Crayfish are solitary animals with a genetic immunity to crayfish plague and a distinctive antagonistic behaviour.
HD video, 12'50''
R & D Study No. 3: Ion
Ionizing radiation detected through a cloud chamber.
HD video, 2', loop
An Informal meeting about nothing in particular
A temporary construction on the relevance of meetings and conferences.
object, wood, metal, natural fibre, synthesis, butterfly wing,165 x 181 x 130 cm
R & D Study No. 2: Lichen
Performance of Alectoria sarmentosa Lichen when swirled 970° with 70 mph. Lichens are living organisms that serve as bio-indicators by being first-responders to nature's environmental changes. They can be used to measure air pollution such as sulfur dioxide as well as to measure toxic elemental pollutants and radioactive metals.
photographic diptychs, 30 x 40 cm
R & D Study No. 1: Mica Gneiss in Microwave
Performance of Olkiluoto Mica Gneiss in Microwave, 700 W. Olkiluoto Mica Gneiss is the bedrock underground of Onkalo, the first worldwide final repository for nuclear waste build in Olkiluoto, Finland.
HD video, 1'58''
The launch of BENTEN CLAY
The foundation of a conceptual corporation, playing with expectation of size, organizational form, image, gender.
personae, CI, CD, websiteperformance
If the barrier does not rise
A photographic approach on different aspects of fear, probability, control and the shifting of power –partially on a metaphoric level, partially documental— taken in Finland around the world’s first nuclear waste repository site, and in Iceland on various wild territories and around geothermal power plants.
Photographs, various sizes, open series
A documentation of the production, import and distribution of a yellow cake.Yellowcake is an uranium concentrate powder obtained as an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores through the milling and chemical processing of uranium fuel which is used in nuclear reactors.
3 channel HD video, 20', loop
The presence of power, tight cycles, hierarchical structures and the opacity of executive methods.
2 channel HD video, 40', soundinstallation with 12 monitors
Encounters with Frank. Adjective becomes noun.
HD-video, 23" xxxsound
5000 Songs Containing “Sleep”
For a collective work week on sleep.
For a collaborative work week on sleep.
site-specific interventionsand, black foil
Hominid Sleep #10.962b
site-specific interventionrope, wood
On the complex entanglements in times of the global economic crisis and the formation of opinions and the status quo.
5 newspapers with 8 pages each (unique copies), 40x56 cm, newspaper holders, piezo prints, various sizes
Two months alone in a white room. Inner landscapes find outer expressions, transform, flow, get stuck, are torn down to be built anew.
photo book, Piezo prints, 23x30 cm, 44 pages, Inkjet prints, 130 x 105 cm, 75 x 50 cm
Documentary series. Returning to my parents house one year after my mother passed away.
photo book (unique copy), piezo prints on Monoprint Wolfen, 30x23 cm, 66 pages, 2009
A very personal way of dealing with the cancer diagnosis, a very intensive home care and the death of my 61 year old mother.
5 lightjet prints, 90x72 cm, Alu Dibond, acryl
Documentary series. Cuba off the beaten track. Images of schools, kindergarden, ministeries, rural areas.
Something went wrong
The scanner refuses the faithful reproduction of the slide. Instead, he creates something unique and offers new ways of seeing. In turn, the potential, the reception of this output, can only be evaluated with human capacity.
3 inkjet prints, 180x150 cm
Me, MyArm & I
Self-portraits of the generation MySpace. All photos were openly accessible self-portraits of MySpace users, taken from their own profile sites.
122 Jpegs, various sizes, digital photo frame, 23x15,5 cm, 5 sec. slide show mode
the DJ years
the business years