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HOUT/WOOD is an exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut about the material and the site it originates from: the forest. Our roles in making the exhibition ranged from spatial and graphic design to being editors and providing objects and materials to support the narrative.

HOUT/WOOD showcases works by Aldo Bakker, Eelco Brand, Charles & Ray Eames, Ernst van der Hoeven, Chris Kabel, Lex Pott, Cedric Price, Bethan Laura Wood, Lukas Oleniuk, Onix, SeARCH, Hendrik Wijdeveld, James Wines and others. Their work is presented in a context of historical, cultural and societal references.

The exhibition is on until the 10th of August 2014 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. 

With: Dan Handel, Babette Zijlstra, Wendel ten Arve, Guus Beumer and Gert Staal.

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Means of Production as installed at Haus der Kulturen der Welt for TypoBerlin 2014. Means of Production is a travelling exhibition about designers that features works by graphic designers that question the tools and materials they use to produce their work. By coming up with experimental methods and custom machinery they push for unexpected outcomes that result in new forms and meanings.

Means of Production features work by Catalogtree, RAW Color, Hansje van Halem, Letterproeftuin, Moniker, Karl Nawrot, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, Our Polite Society, Bertjan Pot, Hamid Sallali and Team Thursday.

We curated and designed Means of Production for The Dutch Embassy in Berlin.

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Cover for the catalogue of Now Japan, showcasing contemporary Japanese art at Kunsthal Kade in Amersfoort.

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Lost Landscapes is LOLA Landscape Architects’ philosophy on Landscape, Leisure and Nature, the publication is part of the Maaskant Prize that Lola recently won. Next to the trade edition there is also a special edition where the sides are printed with photos of landscapes. The sides make for a sort of triptych/polyptych depicting the different aspects of the landscape that Lola distinguish. 

For Lola Landscape Architects and nai010 publishers.

DAM Architectural Book Award 2014 Winner

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Installation for the exhibition ‘If Mind Were All There Was’ in the  Kunstverein in Göttingen, Germany. The work is a sort of summary of research we do on the digitalisation of books. A proposal for ‘slow’ scanning, socially and subjectively. A table presents several experiments in how to add ‘gestures’ to a scanning surface.

The exhibition features artists that did an artist-in-residency in Air Berlin Alexanderplatz among whom: ADA, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Maartje Fliervoet, Florian Göttke, Wendelien van Oldenborgh,  Anna Okrasko, Steve Rushton, Martine van Kampen, Stijn Verhoeff , and Katarina Zdjelar.

Miscellaneous
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For Lost Landscapes we produced a series of panorama’s featuring elements of their practice.Such as lists of endangered and invasive species, dead landscape architects, expressive types of leisure and landscape manipulation techniques. Together with Lola Landscape Architects.

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Catalogue for Now Japan, showcasing contemporary Japanese art at Kunsthal Kade in Amersfoort. Printed on thin paper with only every other page full-colour.

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A selection of our photography as used in the upcoming NOW JAPAN catalogue for Kunsthal KAdE. This series functions as a soft outro in the book. As the book concerns contemporary Japanese art and the notion of ‘superflat’ that artist Haruki Murakami coined to describe Japanese society we thought it a stirring gesture to also add, in the form of this set of holiday pictures, a western gaze that is practically only able to skim the surface of things.

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Messageboard for Ester van de Wiel’s de Tuinfabriek at Call of the Mall at Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht.

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Flag for Ester van de Wiel’s de Tuinfabriek at Call of the Mall at Hoog Catharijne in Utrecht.

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Postcards as catalogue for the exhibition Space Drawings in KAdE Amersfoort.

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‘Framing Perpetrators - A Proposal’ is a booklet made in honour of Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan who was artist in resident at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam in the Fall of 2012. 

Eyal Sivan is concerned with the representation of the perpetrator and the project aims to frame the figure of ‘the perpetrator’ beyond geographies, cultures, political regimes, historical events, and faith. We took the notion of a physiologicalblind spot as a visual metaphor to either obscure the perpetrator or the context where he or she is in in a picture. 

A series of different perps is used as a stand-alone visual essay to accompany the interview Suzanne Wallinga had with Eyal Sivan in Paris.

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A conditionally drawn background for the invitation for Space Drawings, an exhibition featuring 10 artists at Kade in Amersfoort.

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The 19th of November 2012 or our entry in De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2012. Hailing from our interest in the question of ‘display’ in general and Edward Collier’s letter racks in particular we are working on several prototypes of notice-boards. Please keep an eye out for any progress on the matter through this website.

Research
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Vkhutemas, ‘Model Construction’, c. 1925.
From the exposition ‘Dwelling Life of Man, which shows ( a part of ) the collection of Mr. Martin Z. Margulies. See this and much more at KAdE in Amersfoort until January 6 2013.

Business-cards for De Stem van West, which translates to something like The Voice of West, although in English we miss out on the nice alliteration in the title. De Stem van West is a web-radio station for an art in public space project in Utrecht West. For this project we have developed the name, the identity and an online platform which will be released soon.

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Series of cahiers for exhibitions in KAdE. A general cover, made of cardboard and a foil print, is combined with an A4 sheet for each edition. The second edition, the Francis Upritchard cahier, was designed by Abake

Publications
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Werklandschap EET was an exhibition that was part of Utrecht Manifest.

Identities
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Poster for the exhibition Sunset in TAG.

Identities
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The Dots, magazine presenting Dutch designers at the Salone del Mobile Milan 2012.

Magazines
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Website for a new art space in the centre of Rotterdam, Garage Rotterdam.

Websites
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Garage Rotterdam is a new gallery space for contemporary art in Rotterdam. The main feature of the identity is the logotype that is specifically designed to work as a large neon sign on the elevated wall facing the street. Curator Hans van der Ham has already put together five beautiful group-shows featuring artists like Nathaniel Mellors, Hans op de Beeck, Henk Visch, Georg Bohle and Marie Aly.

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Kokyogaien, Tokyo, Japan

Book scanner build on the occasion of the symposium ‘Rehearsing a conditional conjugation – from and towards the book’ at Jan van Eyck academy Maastricht.

Research
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The Dots, a magazine for promoting Dutch Design abroad. We focused on the functionality of finding a certain venue. With multiple maps, schedules and cross-references it should make it hard to get lost. In addition we added a visual essay contrasting designer furniture as depicted in original advertising with contemporary pictures on second-hand websites like eBay and Marktplaats.

For Connecting the Dots, published autumn 2011, with Anna Kraus.

Magazines
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Werkplaats Buijtenland is a project by Ester van de Wiel in the Polder Buijtenland south of Rotterdam. It aims to develop recreation in this area by connecting to existing activities. By setting up a cooperative and providing tools it tries to grow a recreative program that is supported locally. How the website looks is informed by the weather in Buijtenland. The different graphic elements on the website are variable depending on the actual temperature, windspeed and circumstances. 

Websites
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Catalogue for the exhibition Meissen / SO-IL in KAdE.

Books
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Grimm-Bibliothek, Berlin

Research

Newspaper for the travelling exhibition ‘The Architecture of Consequence’ for the NAi. Editions were published in São Paulo, Moscow, Mumbai, Baku and Oslo.

Publications
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