Since graduating Cum Laude from the Media and Culture department of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016, I have continued to pursue my interest in the research and representation of ideas. I specialise in the exploration of contemporary (sub) cultures. Identity, belonging and freedom are all themes that reappear throughout my work, which ultimately leads me to uncovering and addressing their opposing states of melancholy, detachment and disorientation.
Having a long-held fascination for different forms of expression,
I have always been motivated to experience the world through
different perspectives. By studying subjects such as Film, Law,
English and Psychology before my Bachelor I developed an interest
in the way different topics overlap, interweave, compliment and
contradict each other.
I have discovered that the best way to understand and critique those differences is to experience them first-hand, since understanding the context of a subject is the only way to dive deeper and obtain meaningful insights.
My work mainly focuses on the representation of ideas through digital and print-media, photography, performance video and fashion. However I am also keen to work physically with different materials.
Since graduating I have participated in and overseen a range of
creative projects, talks and performances around the world, including
Berlin, Eindhoven, Paris, London, Tel Aviv, and now Seville.
TALKS AND PERFORMANCE:
MORE THAN WASTED
Performed at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
08 July 2017
‘More Than Wasted’ is an endurance performance which explores the process of disconnecting from reality while clubbing for prolonged periods of time. By taking the physical action of dancing out of its context of clubs and into the museum space over a four hour period, both the artist and visitors are given the opportunity to analyse the distinct aspects of clubbing on different levels: physical and emotional, in a completely different setting.
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Panel discussion at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Moderated by Gabriel Maher
25 October 2016
'Queer and design are not new friends. Aaron Betsky has
been contemplating the gendered nature of architecture
and interior design for decades now. What has changed is
the mainstream media’s embrace of the subject. Five of our graduating students have tackled the topic of queer in their research and will join alumnus Gabriel Maher on stage to discuss the challenges their work poses to the status quo
Performed at the Habait Theatre, Tel Aviv
Directed by Jason Danino Holt
06 January 2018, 15 July 2017
'Name Drop is an event around the moments when music becomes the soundtrack of our life. Or is music just an excuse?
Seven performers with a bank of formative moments that are closely and almost involuntarily connected to music try to speak of the connection between the wound and its melody.
Death and separation, falling in love and disappointment, fucking and knights - all of us have a soundtrack. Unique, disposable, burning, uncontrollable and unambiguous. Name Drop's journey is to talk life, the most personal, still bleeding, through the music that was always there, that suddenly appeared there, that you will always take back there - like the smell of childhood, like mums food.'