02 13 2008 until present: Pastorale (Les Belles Heures), Allier, France
There is a well known tradition in landscape painting in my native Holland, by painters as Ruysdael, Potter and Koekoek. Their outlook in combination with the pastoral tradition in a line of poets such as Theocritus, Virgilius, Jean of France, Sannazarro and more recently John Clare, Emily Dickinson, became the guidance for this project.
02 04 2012 until present: The recluses of Beaurond / Dwelling #1
A photography project on the hermits who live on the estate of a well to do landlord in France and have no desire to return to the world. Read more
02 2012 until 28 02 2012 Artist in Residence at NES in Iceland
In February 2012 I travelled to Iceland with AnneMarie van Splunter . AnneMarie received a grant to make a video about the (ex) pupils of the preschool Barnabol in Skagaströnd on the occasion of their 35 years Jubilee. You will find our experiences on our blog Notes on Iceland
In Iceland I inititated two photography projects.
Every morning I walked to the end of our street, where the road to the mountains starts, and took a series of photographs of Prophetess Mountain.
Then I accompanied AnneMarie to (pre) school to make portraits of each of the children who twirled in front of the camera. Light striking the snow surface was reflected back on the faces of the children, thus giving their skin an extraordinary translucent effect.
I have made a selection of 6 photographs out of 88 to present on our weblog. The series as a whole became a new entity of work within my oeuvre. Thank you all so very much: NES, AnneMarie van Splunter and the children of Skagaströnd.
20 12 2010 Narrow Roads
to Far Provinces
The seascapes of Zeeland are presented in juxtaposition with videotakes of my grandmother Mina van Ast (87), my grandfather Kees Dekker (102) and neighbour Marien de Ronde (78). This link gives a photographic impression of the installations.
To watch the videotakes go to video section or click the following links:
'Potatoes' and 'A new cap'
12 2010 NEW: the video of the performance Lo soffia il cielo, cosí
Lo soffia il cielo, cosí is a performance for individual figures, each of which seems to offer itself as a double of another; apparitions of a repeated singularity that was reflected in the graphic and conceptual elaboration of poetic words written on balloons destined to float away into the sky.
25 06 2010 at CASA MASACCIO_VIDEO,
S. Giovanni Valdarno, program:
Yael Davids Face, Seila Kameric Dream House, Ange Leccia La Mer, Pobert Pettena One Drop, Mark Lewis Algonquin Park, Farid Rahimi Fujii, Sophie Whettnall Over the Sea, Shadow Boxing Kan Xua In Focus. Out Focus, 100 Times, Cyprien Gaillard Real Remnant of Fictive War V, Guido van der Werve, Nummer acht Everything is going to be alright, Michael von Ausswolff –Thomas Nordanstad Hashima, Al Qasr, Bahriyah Oasis, Sigurdur Gudjonsson Bleak, Connie Dekker Zeeland
03 2010 The photograpy section is updated with recent works
The series 'Within Prayers' seeks to activate the imaginary world of believers.
15 06 2009 Exhibition
of My Japanese Family in Rome and New York
Selected prints from the cartoon series My Japanese Family are in the permanent collection of Central Booking, New York: Central Booking is a space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC, focusing on artist's books and prints and their integration into the larger art world, visit the series of prints or visit the cartoons on my website