Romance Utopia is a research project that has gotten out of hand; spilled over into a digital archive, a radioshow, a videowork and a collection of essays.
Videowork ‘Once again, inside a romance utopia’
‘Once again, inside a romance utopia’ (2020), 9m50
In an attempt to cut the associative chain between romantic expression and intrusion, I asked four friends to tell me about their romantic objects. In the conversations that followed, there was a transformation in each of them somehow; a feeling of detachment while talking about their object. A practice of remaking their objects with clay seemed to carry the potential to revalue their memories and approach its romantic sensibility with heartiness again.
w/ Joy Brandsma, Maan Meelker, Suzanne Cleerdin & Toni Brell. Colour grading by Mateo Vega, sound edit by Harm Coolen, music by Romy Day Winkel
15.10.2020 @ Sandberg Critical Studies department, research colloquium
29.10.2020 @ Het HEM w/ reading, Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show
31.10.2020 @ Het HEM w/ reading, Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show
29.10 – 1.11.2020 @ Het HEM in a video installation, Sandberg Instituut Graduation Show
On the 6th of February Sandberg Institute will have its annual open day for prospective students and other interested parties. My videowork “I wanted to be with you so I said I dreamed of you” (2019) will be screened throughout the day at the Critical Studies department. At 17:00 I will do a reading of my essay “Interrupting Chronos” in the theory room.
Book launch “A friend of a friend” + screening at Fanfare
On the 18th of January the Sandberg Critical Studies department will present our most recent publication called “A friend of a friend: Gossip, Rumour and Anecdote.” I will have a screening of my videowork “I wanted to be with you so I said I dreamed of you.” (2019)
After this launch the book will be available at San Serriffe and at the department.
Videowork ‘I wanted to be with you so I said I dreamed of you’
‘I wanted to be with you so I said I dreamed of you’ (2019), 5min11
In this video we see a collaborative exploration of what happens when you tell someone you had a dream about them.
w/ Mariana Jurado Rico, Alice Slyngstad, Frides van de Ven, Jacinta van de Ven and Mira Thompson
18.01.2019 @ Fanfare, book launch “A friend of a friend: Gossip, Rumour and Anecdote”
06.02.2020 @ Sandberg Instituut, Critical Studies department Open Day