Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Fine Lines I need

Some fine lines are a slap in the face, but others are a real treat. All the good ones will be on exhibition this friday at projectspace DEK22 in Rotterdam.

No illustrator, photoshop or other ways to enhance an image were used in the selected work. So you can have a look at the original artwork done with pen, ink or pencil. Participants are: Roos mascini, Nelleke Transister, Natasa Heydra, Kalam Man, Peter van Genderen, Evalien Lang, Nanna Koekoek and myself.

Come check it out, and enjoy my cosiest tunes and Augusta Wind's food! Time:
16.00u - 20.00u. Place: Willem Buytewechstraat 22, Rotterdam.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

easy jet set

Tomorrow, right after our students presented us their zines, we graded them and gulped down a drink at the closing reception, we need to hurry ourselves to Schiphol Airport to fly across the Channel. We'll be heading straight to the club to DJ at the Word Virus Essay's EP release party in Cardiff!! We're feeling very rock 'n roll..

After playing together for little over a year it's now time for this triphop-drum-'n-bass-four-piece to release its first mini album Fields Apart. It's going to be such an amazing night at the always bumping 'n grinding Toucan club, with support of one of Cardiff's finest MCs Skunkadelic and us playing till the wee hours.

Have a listen to the teaser on their MySpace (and while you're there check out the artwork :-)! For all of you who won't be able to pick up the physical thing, the tracks will be available through iTunes, Amazon and Nokia as well.

Toucan, Womanby Street Cardiff. Doors 9pm. Free before 11pm, £3 after.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

zinesters for a week

Oow we wish we could be students in our own workshop at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam this week. The workshop is all about ZINES: self published, DIY, low budget little magazines ('invented' in the 70s by the punks, popular with the riot grrls in the 90s and still amazingly alive and kicking today). We decided to do this the oldskool way, so no computers!! The subject is so much fun and inspiring, and the students' enthusiasm and diligence is so contagious, our hands are itching to make a zine ourselves!

After our briefing yesterday it was time today for the students to get out their scissors, knives, markers, tape, glue and old magazines and get in line for the photocopy machine...

Friday, 12 March 2010


The XX's remix of Florence and the Machine's cover of The Source and Candi Staton's You've Got The Love gets remixed by The Very Best... Christ! But I dig it.

Florence and the Machine - You've Got The Love (The Very Best Remix). Get it here (YSI).

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


It's a dream come true: my work is going to JAPAN!! (I would love to go with it, but alas...) It is part of the exhibition Grow Ups, which opens this Saturday, March 6 in the Center for Creative Communications in Shizuoka.

The exhibition is curated by Renée Reijnders, who initially put the show
together for the gallery Corrosia!, Almere in 2008. On invitation of CCC the exhibition is now traveling to Japan.

As title Grow Ups suggests the works
maneuver between mature art and childlike fantasy. The other participating artists are IRIS, Merijn Hos, Lennard Schuurmans, Pepijn van den Nieuwendijk, Ingrid de Lugt, Wayne Horse, Mark Verhaagen, Leendert Masselink, Bjorn Eulink and Manumanu. Since you're probably unable to attend the exhibition in Japan, I suggest you take a look at the websites of the participating artists to get an impression of what a great show this is going to be!