Bag to the Future

Bag to the Future

I don't know what it was that first caught my eye when I received the invitation for Fjällräven's Kånken Art global product launch. Was it the words "free cocktails" or "Swedish bowl food"? Or possibly the fact that the "ambassador of Sweden requested the pleasure of [my] company"? Whatever the exact reason may be, I accepted the kind invitation. Keep on reading if you want to know what it was all about...

The Dutch Girl Tales #10: drie museumtips voor een cultureel verantwoorde start van 2019!

The Dutch Girl Tales #10: drie museumtips voor een cultureel verantwoorde start van 2019!

In mijn maandoverzicht voor december schreef ik al wat over mijn kunstzinnige uitstapjes en ik wilde daar in mijn Nederlandstalige blog nog verder bij stilstaan. Ik reisde af naar Maastricht om de vreemde kunstwerken van cultregisseur David Lynch te zien. In Rotterdam bezocht ik de zeer toegankelijke en familievriendelijke tentoonstelling over kinetische kunst en vlak voor vertrek naar Schiphol dompelde ik me in EYE Filmmuseum onder in de fantastische wereld van meesteranimator Jan Švankmajer. In dit artikel vind je foto's en meer informatie die je hopelijk zullen inspireren tot een bezoek!

Rocktober Special: My Most Memorable Rock and Roll Moments

Rocktober Special: My Most Memorable Rock and Roll Moments

I was 16 years old when I went to my first rock concert. 23 years later I can look back at some incredible events and experiences. Some were quite hilarious or memorable in their own right. Today, in celebration of rocktober, I will be sharing some of my funniest and most memorable anecdotes of rock concerts and festivals with you.

(Don’t) Stop ‘The Clock’: Watch Time Tick Away on the Big Screen

(Don’t) Stop ‘The Clock’: Watch Time Tick Away on the Big Screen

Could you imagine watching a 24-hour long film without a main plot and with clocks as its main protagonists? Although this principle might sound like it could be a tedious ordeal, Christian Marclay's impressive video collage 'The Clock' consisting of about 12,000 film and television clips actually makes for an unforgettable experience. This special video work opened at Tate Modern on Friday 14 September and I went to see it yesterday morning, spending four hours in Christian Marclay's carefully curated cinematic world.

Confessions of a Eurorack Virgin

Confessions of a Eurorack Virgin

Who doesn't miss those days when you could still play with flashy toys that had all sorts of buttons you could push and turn, producing animal sounds and wild flickering lights without people staring at you? I'm returning to those childhood days this weekend as by the time you read this I'll be happily twiddling some knobs, pressing colourful buttons and flicking switches in Barcelona. Exactly what, why and where, you find out in this article.

Film Review: ‘Under the Tree’ – The Bloody Tragedy of a Large Tree and Missing Pets

Film Review: ‘Under the Tree’ – The Bloody Tragedy of a Large Tree and Missing Pets

A large tree causing a neighbour conflict, a catastrophic sex video, chainsaws, missing pets and one of the slowest car chases in recent film history: the new dark Icelandic suburban satire 'Under the Tree' might start off as a comedy, but soon develops into a bloody Jacobean tragedy with events that will both make you laugh and cringe in your seat.

Come and Visit My First Photo Exhibition in a London Gallery!

Come and Visit My First Photo Exhibition in a London Gallery!

On 1 and 2 August I will be part of a group exhibition of photos taken on the new Samsung S9 mobile phones. Since not all my friends and online followers will be able to attend the show, I've been asked by them to share some of my photos online. Because your wish is my command, here are some of my photos!

I See the World in Black and White

I See the World in Black and White

Do you also often leave exhibitions feeling inspired to make art afterwards? I'm no painter nor would I be able to draw a decent still life if my own life depended on it, but whenever I visit a collage or photography show, I cannot wait to get home to start making work myself. The same happened to me last week when I visited the show 'The Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art' at Tate Modern. This show was the inspiration for my new Instagram account, focussing solely on black and white photography.

Film Review: ‘Filmworker’ – Meet Leon Vitali, the Hidden Figure Behind Stanley Kubrick

Film Review: ‘Filmworker’ – Meet Leon Vitali, the Hidden Figure Behind Stanley Kubrick

How far would you go to be able to work with someone you admire? Would you give up your own promising career in the spotlight only to disappear behind the scenes, without getting any credits despite the painful amount of blood, sweat and tears you put into your work? Meet actor Leon Vitali, he dedicated his life to the work of Stanley Kubrick and was his right-hand man for 20 years. Tony Zierra’s documentary 'Filmworker' tells the untold story of Vitali, the hidden figure behind one of the most celebrated directors in film history.

Remaining Fearless in the Face of Art: Interview with Artist Eric N Mack

Remaining Fearless in the Face of Art: Interview with Artist Eric N Mack

Currently on show at Simon Lee Gallery is 'Misa Hylton-Brim', the first solo London exhibition of New York-based artist Eric N Mack. I had to pleasure to share a house with him during our Robert Rauschenberg residency in Florida where I interviewed him about his work and practice.

The LINE: Discover Free Art and Explore ‘Secret’ East London Sights by Air, Ground and Water!

The LINE: Discover Free Art and Explore ‘Secret’ East London Sights by Air, Ground and Water!

London is a great city trip destination, but sometimes the busy metropolis can also get a bit overwhelming. You could retreat in one of the numerous beautiful parks dotted around the city for a moment, but why not combine a free and unique public art trail with explorations of a far less touristy side of London? The Line art trail runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and O2 Arena and is suitable for families, art lovers, ramblers and even thrillseekers!