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Heart Calligraphy


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Heart Calligraphy


 

In traditional Chinese culture calligraphy is seen as a silent reflection of the mind. A Chinese calligrapher believes that the mind leads the brush, and his goal is to vividly and honestly convey his mind on paper. Heart Calligraphy is inspired by this philosophy and researches how biodata can be translated into a sensitive visual language in order to enhance self-awareness.

In this biofeedback installation, the heart leads the brush. When the participant places his or her hands on the sensor, the heartbeat is read. This data directs a drawing machine that converts every beat into a pen movement that leaves a trail on the paper. The participant follows his or her heartbeat by observing the image that gradually appears. Within this regular pattern, one discovers shifts caused by the fluctuating heart frequency. In this way the participant explores the physical, cognitive and emotional influences on his or her physiology. The resulting print is reminiscent of an action painting, an abstract portrait depicting the subconscious processes of the human body. 


Credits:
This work is created in collaboration with Bin Yu and support of the Technology University of Eindhoven (Jun Hu, Matthias Funk, Loe Feijs) and Creative Industries Fund NL, Talent Development. Photography by Jos Arents

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Luchtbrug


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Luchtbrug


 

Publication and Artist-in-residence at Print Lab Daglicht.

Print Lab Daglicht is located on the campus of the Technical University of Eindhoven. Both institutions have a life of their own; the TU/e is focussed on technical innovations while Daglicht works with traditional graphic techniques. All the departments of the university are connected by foot bridges, but Daglicht stands alone and is not included in the network. I saw the absence of a bridge to Daglicht as a symbol of the gap between art and science. This insight was the impetus to attend an 8-week artist-in-residence period at Daglicht and to build an imaginary bridge between the institutions by initiating collaborative projects with scientists.

During my period at Daglicht I made contact with PhD students and professors who work with digital visualisation, including Jack van Wijk and Loe Feijs. Together we created graphic work on the border of science and art. In this short and intense residency period, most important were the cross-pollinations and the translations of science into art and vice versa. The first experiments have been created, with the goal of growing into solid and independent projects in the near future.

This project was hosted by Print Lab Daglicht and supported by Creative Industries Fund NL, Talent Development.

 

Photography by Marcel de Buck

Photography by Marcel de Buck

Photography by Marcel de Buck

Design by Lyanne Polderman, printed at Jan van Eijck Academy

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Phone Home Inc. at Bio 50


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Phone Home Inc. at Bio 50


 

PHONE HOME INC. is an installation that allows the viewer to experience the time delay that occurs during interplanetary communication.

The speed of communication is limited by the speed of light which means that we have to wait a few seconds for a message from the Moon to arrive and between 5-20 minutes for one from Mars. Time delay in communication will be a significant factor in  space colonization. This effect might not seem very obvious, but will have a great influence in how social relationships might evolve in space.

Phone Home Inc. is created together with Mats Horbach  in the group Observing of Bio 50. It is presented in the Modern Gallery in Ljubljana, Slovienia during the Design Biennal 2014 (Bio50).

 

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Vector Projector


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Vector Projector


 

Vector Projector is a graphical film installation based on the technique developed for the film 'Secret Signals'. Rogier researches when line drawings become three-dimensional and give a suggestion of space. The drawing, printed with a pen plotter, loops as a film roll trough a projector: creating is illusion of spatiality.  

 

Photography: Bas Czerwinski

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Color Collision


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Color Collision


 

Materials are affected by their circumstances. The pigment in red cabbage is subject to a striking change in color when the PH value in the environment changes. When applied to ceramics this results in unprecedented colors. This intriguing moment of color collision is captured on film, in a series of photos and on a porcelain side table, each revealing a part of the story

Color Collision is made in collaboration with Kirstie van Noort

 

Details Color Collision Table:
Porcelain tabletop with ash wood legs and base.

Porcelain finish, glossy and soft-touch laquer
Diameter 50 cm, height 40 cm
Limited edition of 10
Price on request

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Secret Signals


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Secret Signals


 

The short movie is made for a plant study at the University of Amsterdam, they research the way defense mechanisms of plants work. The movie shows one of their findings: a plant's defense against a plague of mites. By sending out odors to hungry predators, the plant tries to rid itself of the invasive mites. This story is told with the help of a pen plotter, this machine takes you on a journey into the world of plants and insects through illustration and text drawn on a paper roll, which functions as the movies 'film'. Digital illustrations attain an analogue feeling because of the pen plotter.