young & united

January 12th, 2016 Comments Off on young & united

For decades many people said young adults wouldn’t be interested in labour union, action and solidarity. People were wrong. Young & United is a young workers movement that takes action and aims to get the government to dismiss the youth minimum wage, enhance more permanent contracts and jobs that provide to build a living.

Dutch law considers people from the age of 18 an adult. From 18 on, you can vote, open a bank account, buy liquor, work night shifts, work with dangerous viruses, bacterias, noise and tremor. You can enter the casino, get a drivers license, run for election and you are obliged to pay health insurance for more than 100 euros a month. Nevertheless working adults between 18 and 23 years in the Netherlands get a youth minimum wage. This is more than half of the normal minimum wage (at 18, you get 4 euros an hour for a fulltime job). This causes young adults to live in poverty and insecurity. Check out Young & United for more info.

We develop strategy, concept and design for this campaign.Y&U

aesthetics of resistence

September 10th, 2013 § 0

resist_İzinsiz-GösteriPark-Art-Istanbul-Gallery As a contribution to the Aesthetics of Resistance exhibition in Istanbul’s Park Art Gallery we contributed above image. The expo includes illustrations, sculptures, videos, paintings, photographs and digital art inspired by the Gezi Park protests that erupted in Istanbul. All decisions on exhibits, sales and auction prices will be made by a committee of artists, along with what the money raised will be used for. Art played a huge part in the resistance and this exhibition is in itself another form of the movement.

With crowdsourcing becoming evermore popular, it may not come as a surprise that Turkish protesters have been using Google Maps to track police movements during the recent protests. They create the Istanbul Polis Hareketleri which means Istanbul Police Movement. The map centers on Taksim square, the hotbed of protester activity against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. It was created on June 1 following plans by Edogan’s government to renovate an Ottoman barracks. Our contribution is a reflection of this phenomenon.

herbarium acutulus

September 10th, 2012 Comments Off on herbarium acutulus

state_ha_expo1state_ha_uitnodiging1Organisatie, samenstelling en ontwerp van de expositie Herbarium Acutulus voor de nieuw geopende Smartgallery van smartshop State of Mind. We vroegen 40 illustratoren en ontwerpers een beeld te maken naar eigen ervaring van één van de opwekkende, euforische en psychedelische planten en kruiden die er verkrijgbaar zijn.

Op affiche en flyers staat beeld van respectievelijk Lobke van Aar, Kwennie Cheng, Marthe Roosenboom en Tom Bogman.

ayahuasca

September 9th, 2012 Comments Off on ayahuasca

herbarium-acutulus-nina3Illustratie voor de expositie Herbarium Acutulus van Banisteriopsis Caapi en Mimosa Hostilis; de twee hoofdbestanddelen van Ayahuasca; een entheogene psychoactieve thee.

cyclopibus

April 15th, 2012 Comments Off on cyclopibus

cyclopibusBeeldverhaal over Cyclopibus; megalomane, allesoverkoepelende stripheld die vastzit tussen leven en dood en niet kan wachten om te reïncarneren. Inzending voor de Benelux Beeldverhalen Prijs 2012.

pet’s marktplaats

February 15th, 2012 Comments Off on pet’s marktplaats

petboek31Afgelopen najaar ontwierpen we deze catalogus voor Pet van de Luijtgaarden en Marktplaats. Pet exposeerde vorig jaar in de Kunsthal Rotterdam met zijn collectie verzamelingen. Dit boek bestaat uit gebundelde affiches, door O-ring bijeen gehouden en bevat naast fotografie van Pet’s verzamelingen zelf, in fluorroze Word-art de verhalen, achtergronden en onderzoek rondom de obsessie van het verzamelen, en interpretaties van verzamelingen door verschillende kunstenaars. Gepubliceerd door d’Jongehond.

I owe you

December 23rd, 2011 Comments Off on I owe you

i-owe-you_21Proposal for a dynamic campaign poster and logo for a huge upcoming art-manifestation in Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht about the balance between shopping and art in the 21st century. We embroidered the QR-code to metaphorically visualise the relationship between humanity and modernity, but also by placing QR-codes around the exposed artworks to create buzz, give background information and routing throughout the exposition in Hoog Catharijne.

grid

August 18th, 2011 § 0

universiteit-twenteIn collaboration with product designer Jonas Samson have we been working on this ‘installation’ (still searching fot a better description) for the main entrance at the new building of Twente University (UT) in Enschede. It’s a complex visualization of overlapping areas of science. The different grids we used can be traced back to Plato, islamic tiles, Kepler and Dürer or more recently to Roger Penrose. Photography by Roel Determeijer.

informaliteit

August 16th, 2011 § 0

smba3Last Saturday the exhibition ‘Informality’ opened at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. This very exhibition arises from the increasing attention being given to the role of banks in our economy, and the interest in alternatives to their role. It is also a first reflection on the role of art and artists in an atmosphere of crisis and cuts in cultural funding.

‘Informality’ focuses specifically on the concept of the informal economy. The informal economy is that part of commercial and the service sector that operates outside of the circuit of formal financial transactions—and thus is hidden from the sight of the Revenue Service and other governmental institutions that control business and economic affairs, and the banks themselves. In the West the informal economy makes up about 11% of the total economy. On other continents, such as Africa and Latin America, but also in former East Bloc countries, the informal economy often makes up the largest part of the total economy.

‘Informality’ examines the phenomenon from the perspective of art.

We were asked by the Domestic Workers Union and Matthijs de Bruijne (with whom we created the Garbage Museum) to contribute to ‘Informality: Art, economics, precarity.’ The project is part of the upcoming campaign. For the very work the (often undocumented) domestic workers were asked to supply notes about their work—analogous to the domestic memos on refrigerators and kitchen counters that are often the only form of communication between them and their bosses. Result is to be seen until the second of October @ SMBA, Rozenstraat 59 | 1016 NN Amsterdam.

het afvalmuseum

March 28th, 2011 § 0

afvalmuseum1“Wij, de schoonmakers van nederland, worden pas zichtbaar wanneer het afval zich opstapelt. In het voorjaar van 2010 traden we massaal uit de onzichtbaarheid. Het was de langste staking sinds 1933! We eisten respect en waardering. We lieten zien dat er zonder ons grote chaos ontstond op Schiphol, op kantoren en op stations. Wij, de Schoonmakers, zullen opnieuw van ons laten horen. En het afval is ons wapen!” -Zo staat er op het afvalmuseum geschreven. Om de legendarische staking te herdenken heeft Detour haar krachten gebundeld met kunstenaar Matthijs de Bruijne en ontwierpen we het afvalmuseum. Hierin wordt, door het tentoonstellen van voorwerpen gevonden door de schoonmakers van NL tussen het afval, opnieuw het verhaal verteld van een groep mensen wiens verhaal gehoord mag worden. Matthijs de Bruijne verzamelde de verhalen van de schoonmakers op locatie. Sommige verhalen zijn grappig of ontroerend, maar meestal blijf je achter met een gevoel dat er toch iets mis is met ons collectieve polderideaal. Lijkt daar toch iemand de dupe van te worden? En zijn het eigenlijk alleen de schoonmakers?
Naast het afvalmuseum ontwierpen wij ook een fotoexpositie over de staking en de spiksplinternieuwe website van de schoonmakers. Hou deze website in de gaten om te weten waar het afvalmuseum te zien zal zijn in de toekomst!

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