As an artist, I create video and lecture performances, and performative installations. A clean aesthetic and a simple gesture or act is central to the video works, they are framed around the act that is performed. The installations are processes set into motion, typically referring to an experimental set-up. The lecture performances are in essence an attempt to express thoughts, the intertwinement of thinking and doing. They drift in-between the theoretical and the artistic, the intellectual and the experiential. Every work is a new attempt and can also be a re-interpretation.
As a researcher, my fascination with the essay-form came to fruition with my MA thesis "PER-FORM, the performative essay and the essayistic performance", which developed ideas first explored in my BA thesis "Un Essai d’essayer". The practical implementation of the research was developed in the research/educational project for my second MA "Essaying Art, an unmethodological method for Artistic Research". This research has been published as an academic paper and presented as a lecture performance. The educational project was developed for the University of Amsterdam (NL). I am also the initiator and organizer of Café Chercher, an art cafe providing a platform for unfinished art and research projects.