From the 17th of January till the 12th of April I was an artist-in-residence in Japan at the AIT, the Arts Initiative Tokyo. I stayed in a traditional small Japanese warehouse in the area Yukigaya, provided by the AIT and the Mondriaan Fund. At the moment I am working on a book about the time I spent there.
Lotte Geeven from Transartists interviewed me about the last weeks of my residency and published it on their website
This year I am one of the lecturers at the MAXXI Summer School, organized by MAXXI (National Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome) in collaboration with the Future Architecture Platform.
My short film Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina
is till the 31st of July part of the online Architecture short film series
at the Filmkunsttheater Casablanca in Nürnberg. It's very nicely introduced by their curator architect Isabel Strehle.
Recently I was asked by the MMMAC Museum in Paestum to sent in a sketch, an idea, note or doodle to underline the inportance of the rough draft, preparatory study for a plastic, pictorial or architectural work of art. My contribution is online now on their facebook and instagram page and will be part of a publication of the contents of all the artists involved in this project.
For the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri
I made a DVD with Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina
which was a commission of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Fondazione Burri also acquired a HD-version for their collection. De DVD is for sale at their museum in Citta di Castello for €20,- and you can also order it online, by sending me an email.
On June 16 last year my love Menno Boerema died unexpectedly. Besides a very sweet and caring boyfriend Menno
was an amazing experienced and wonderful editor. We worked together on my short film When you return I'll be living by the waterside
and my installation Fragile-Handle with Care
. I miss him like crazy.