fiction

Departing from the rumour that during WWII the artist Wassily Kandinksy was recruited by the British Intelligence to smuggle secret communication by encoding it into his abstract, systematic and symbolic artworks, The Kandinsky Collective exhibition explores the subversive potential of using the formal language of art as a means to embed hidden messages.

TLTRNW (Too Long To Read And Write) is a thought experiment that envisions new breeds of languages by exploring stenography (shorthand), symbolic compressions of language and it's relationship to

Limited edition printed for TENT Rotterdam, during the exhibition Spending Quality Time With My Quantified Self curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and Jesse van Oosten. 

BENJI™ is a speculative fiction that explores bio-information as a commodity and consequently envisions the prospects of genetic discrimination and the increasing personalisation of marketing strategies.

TLTRNW (Too Long To Read and Write) is a collection of sketches that explores abbreviation, compression and fragmentation in relation to how we consume and produce information and work in the digital age and beyond. It is a thought experiment into how we might communicate in the future, and further investigates how technology shapes those who in turn shape the form, meaning and the medium of the information.

Prediction TV is a television station where the visitors of MAMA have the opportunity to become news reporters for weather and economic predictions. This project is an extension of a research on the role of prediction and the mechanism of self-fulfilling prophecy in modern society. The program of Prediction TV focuses on predicting two chaotic systems: the weather and the economy. The first channel reverses common sense understanding of the causal relationship between mood and weather.

 

Mood Radar is a personal weather forecasting system based on your mood presence. On the opening night, visitors received a personal reading in a semi-autonomous space resembling both weather station and gypsy caravan that was parked outside of TENT on the Witte de Withstraat. Inside the Mood Radar lab-caravan a divining rod specially designed using a para-rational approach measured the body’s unconscious movements and bio-electric signals to draw up a map of the visitors mood. 

Set in the near future, BENJI is a fictitious entity that journeys into the world of bio-information as a commodity and consequently envisions the prospects of genetic discrimination and the increasing personalisation of marketing strategies. Named after the child of Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google.com and Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andme.com (a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company), Benji represents the ideological and economic union as historically practiced in royal political marriages and commonly witnessed in corporate mergers.