Artist in Residence in Grafisch Atelier Daglicht/ Print Lab Daglicht, Maart/April 2015
The faculties of the Technical University Eindhoven (TU/e) are connected with air bridges. In my artist-in-residence period I am building an imaginative air bridge in-between the Grafisch Atelier Daglicht and TU/e. Both institutions are located on the same terrain but has a life of their own, I want to take an advantage of that situation and create inspiring links in-between them. From my work space I make contact with researchers who work with digital visualisation. I meet them and let them inspire me. On my turn I show them the graphic workshop with the different graphic techniques. It doesn't stay only with inspiration. I work together with several PhD students and professors to create graphic work on the borders of science and art. The period is short: most important are the meetings and the translations of science into art and vice versa. The first experiments has been created, with the goal to grow into solid and independent projects in the near future.
This project supported and hosted by Stichting Grafisch Atelier Daglicht and is made possible with the fund for Talent development by the Stimuleringsfonds
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).
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.
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
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.