Public sculpture (140 cm x 275 cm), Bergselaan, Rotterdam
Temporary public sculpture comissioned by RoRo Buiten.
Brought on by a fascination for the abundantly present and luxurious advertisement street frames, this self-made 'MUPI', emphasizes the framework that we've come to ignore so often in our daily lives and proposes a reflection of reality, rather than a window to capitalist dreams.
52 posters (118.5 cm x 175 cm) in lightboxes. Installation at Arnhem central bus station.
These 52 posters in light boxes display the average hours of daylight of each week in 2013.
I proposed this installation to the city of Arnhem in december 2012, because the light boxes had been empty for at least half a year, even though the light in them was always on. The reason I decided to execute this project after being denied permission from the city is because I realized that coming from an underdog position (a student with limited artistic credit and no commercial intent), this work could never happen in the approved way. The main intention of the piece is to demonstrate how graphic design in public space can be a work in itself, rather than the promotion or advertisement of a product or institution.
"Daylight at Night" by A.L. Zillan, D.A.P, Issue 16, 2013 Read
Hommage to the guerrilla billboard hack in 'Fight Club' (1999).
Commissioned by artist collective Action stickers from 22 contributors were added to the escalator steps on the North and South side of the Maastunnel in Rotterdam. The project was launched during Charlois Speciaal 2016.
Vinyl, Window Announcement at Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem
The meetingroom is the only inside space that the neighbourhood can see from the mysterious building on Agnietenplaats 2 in Klarendal, Arnhem. With the blinds hoisted up most of the time, we see passers-by throw questioning glances. Curious about what would happen if the WT would open its doors to the surrounding area, Bosco Hernandez organised an open day for the neighbourhood.
The blinds stayed down in the weeks leading up to the open day.
Motorized rotating light, wood and plexiglass table. Various output.
A working table to capture the 360 degree radius of an object's shape. An ongoing examination of how the direct transpositioning of three dimensional objects to two dimensional images can create new and unexpected forms.
Drawing Workshop at Werkplaats Typografie,
Softcover, 120 mm x 120 mm, 206 p.p.
[...] Everything has an ideal form of which the phenomena of experience are more or less corrupted replicas [...] everytime we critizise a figure, saying that a neck is too long, hips are too wide or breasts too small, we are admitting, in quite concrete terms, the existence of ideal beauty.
– Kenneth Clark, The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form
Within a circular setup each participant had to draw the nude six times in one hour. After each drawing the participant would have to move two seats the left, which resulted in a 360 degree impression of the nude from 17 angles.
For the presentation series "Curate the Shelves", initiated by Corina Neuenschwander.
Using paper to present the variations of shapes generated by the lighting of the space, the order of the shelves and de natural aircirculation of the room.
An endlessly varying postcard, made up of 50 interchanging holiday photographs, shot in 5 different locations over 3 years. By approaching the postcard, the viewer adds another variation to the image by casting their shadow.