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New Manhattan: The Opening

Finally I was able to unveil New Manhattan! It will be exhibited until the 10th of February 2019 at Groninger Forum (Public Library), Oude Boteringestraat 18, 9712 GH Groningen. Approximately 70 curious people visited the opening and I really enjoyed watching them discover New Manhattan. Had some good talks, but the time flew by. I just wished I could have spoken with everybody. Before taking the cover off, I did say a few things about the project. Mainly to thank everybody involved. Thanks again! I also said that I’ve been investigating the architecture of webpages…

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Invitation to the opening of New Manhattan

The crowdfunding campaign for New Manhattan was a succes! At the moment I’m still busy with 3D-printing the architecture of 60 webpages and finishing the interactive installation. But I’d already like to invite you for the opening of the exhibition. The opening takes place on Tuesday the 8th of January at 16:30 in Groningen. This is the best moment to come and see how the city turned out and meet all the participants. It’s also the moment, if all goes well, when the New Manhattan book will be launched.We’ll have some drinks and snacks and I’m looking forward to see…

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Mediafestival Hoofddorp

Web Spaces was part of the Mediafestival exhibition at Galerie De Meerse in Hoofddorp. It’s the same installation I showed at TEC ART in Rotterdam. But this time, there were a lot of young visitors! Almost 1100 kids from primary and secondary schools in the region have had a tour through the exhibition, led by guides from the Rijksmuseum. They were told about the work, the artists and their intentions. Additionally there were activities for the young visitors, related to the artworks. For example the activity in relation to my golden Web Space was for each kid to make a…

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New Manhattan/The Web Space Never Sleeps

With your help, I’m going to build New Manhattan: one big artwork that consists of several small artworks. It is a 3D-printed scale model of a fictional city based on the architecture of 100 web pages. And at the same time it’s a moment to pause at our digitized society that we have designed ourselves.

Check out the video and project page at Voordekunst. They are in Dutch only, so you may have to use a bit of Google Translate.

I hope you’ll claim your spot in New Manhattan!

A Virtual Village in Friesland

Kunstroute Open Stal is a tradition that’s been going on for decades. Every year the villagers organise an exhibition which shows artworks scattered throughout the small but lovely village of Oldeberkoop in Friesland. The people who live in Oldeberkoop know their village very well. But I’m happy I was able to provide them a new perspective on their village. Especially for this years edition, which has the theme of the New World, I made an interactive installation with three screens which show an alternate reality of the village. In the installation you visit the virtual buildings in Oldeberkoop: Web Spaces. This architecture…

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Innovatism Salon

I’m proud to announce that In4Art, a European innovation company, has added two of my Web Spaces to their Next Generation Internet art collection. It’s my very first (and tiny) Web Space made from metal that’s joining them. The other work In4Art acquired is a 2D one. Read full post on MADtech.me: Innovatism Salon.

TEC ART @ Rotterdam Art Week

At the TEC ART exhibition, during Rotterdam Art Week, you could once again explore the world of Web Spaces! I had my dual-screen interactive installation up and running, where webpages are transformed into 3D ‘buildings’ in real time. As well as 3D prints of worlds most valuable webpage’s, printed in precious metals. I also got some nice compliments during the show. One of them was the following: “At the same time, you learn something.” I was glad to hear that, because I try to…

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RESTRUCTIONS @ SIGN

Web Spaces – Parallel City Dual-channel video projection
Duration: 7m48s
Site specific (no pun intended) work for the Re-structions exhibition at SIGN, Groningen.

In my interactive installation of Web Spaces, which was also exhibited during Re-structions, you visit one isolated Web Space at a time. These are mostly Web Spaces from internationally well known websites. The Web Space is surrounded by darkness.But as you may already know, the Web Spaces project is exploring the relation between the physical and digital world. At Re-structions I’ve taken the next step in blurring the line between these worlds. Instead of taking the most popular…

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Web Space – Wikipedia.com

Web Space – Wikipedia.com (22-8-2016) 8 x 15 x 11 cm 3D printed PLA electroplated with copper, corrosion

Already from the start, during the Graduation Show, and at the Young Sprouts exhibition, art collectors expressed interest in acquiring the Web Space of Wikipedia. I’m proud to announce that since last month it has joined many other artworks in the very diverse collection of Mr. Verberg!

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Solid Metal Web Spaces – Commissioned by MU

Wow, I forgot to mention in my previous post that MU has given me the opportunity to create two new Web Spaces in solid metal: Google.com and YouTube.com. Especially for the Materialising the Internet exhibition! They weigh about 1KG each and are printed with steel powder infused with bronze. The weight really adds to the experience of holding and touching the objects. What a shame they’re behind plexiglas! Haha. It’s always a challenge to create Web Spaces – 3D printed Web Pages. The architecture of web pages isn’t meant to exist in the physical world. So when materialising these complex structures,…

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