what images have you seen so far? | video installation




Two-screen videoinstallation, as part of the research for the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, 'What images have you seen so far?' juxtaposes the historical material from the archive with contemporary web images. Pointing out our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see through context and association.
Exhibited at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Media Park Hilversum
16.03.2017 - 14.05.2017

with images from:
ANONIMO AMONIMO, Blindtrack, BokMTv, BoomWow Confetti, CharlieBarbarossa, David Knight, epSos.de, Erin Marie Hogan, Film Making, FISUTV, Henny Hogenbijl, Ilmãrs Mednis, IvyMUA, Johan G. Hunningher, jsj1771, JW Smythe, Marc Plomp, millepassi, MissMiJackson, Null Void, Orion Lawlor, PLOS Media, Polygoon-Profilti, Stefano Cavallin, Stichting Natuurbeelden, sylvesterm, The Clay Teacher, Veldkijker, VICKYLOGAN, Willem Berents, willkempartschool

photography by Tomas Mutaers

made possible with the kind support of the Stimuleringsfonds.

acts of reading | image combinations



Series of image combinations
(a selection)

untitled | image combination

spinning | image combination

Two Youtube videos.
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sleeping | image combination

Two Youtube videos.
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as | image collection

An image collection revolving around online image culture surrounding death.
All images taken from the internet.

(published in de Volkskrant 13.04.2016)

poedels & badkamers | series of booklets



An ongoing series of booklets containing images of different objects of display. The images are all found online, the combinations are made by own intuition and they are shown in booklets printed on glossy paper.

1. poedels & badkamers
2. duiven & deuren
3. poezen & nachtkastjes
4. windhonden & zeepbakjes
5. kippen & kranen
6. schapen & chesterfield
7. koeien & pooltafels
8. naaktkatten & noppenfolie
9. cavia's & zwembaden

youtube books | series of booklets

A series of booklets each containing screenshots of one Youtube video. Part of the research regarding the still as autonomous photography.
The size of the booklets are based on the amount of views the video got at the time of screenshooting (a5/a4), printed on paper.

polarlicht | image duo

Polarlicht focuses on independent and explorative image experiments,
playfully researching the act of collecting, ordering and editing.

Polarlicht = Byrthe Lemmens and myself.
For our various zines visit the Polarlicht website
or for our postcard projects visit the Ansichten Club website

polarlicht wishlist | wrapping paper

Polarlicht was invited by Subbacultha to create a wrapping paper design for their wrapping-paper-project. For the design we used the clippings from our christmas wishlist to compose a repeat pattern.

The wrapping paper was distributed to all Subbacultcha members and a few stores in Amsterdam wrapped their christmas gifts in it, such as the Stedelijk Museum Shop and Ace and Tate.

Subbacultcha project site

there is no aphrodisiac like innocence | webzine

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Webzine containing different types of fetish videos, focussing on the beauty and esthetics of the videos; the practical settings they choose, the materials, lighting and sound. Most striking was the esthetical innocence of these amateur filmmakers in relation to the ‘guilty’ content of these videos.

Aphrodisiac is a self-initiated project by Polarlicht.
The collection is also available on dvd.

here on my own again | video

A video of young men dancing on “shranz” music, recorded by themselves to show of their skills and in search of peers on Youtube.
All videos taken from the internet.
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in an image | 3 booklets

An investigation of the relationship between two random images.
A series of three booklets.