‘Social Moiré’ consists of a series of graphic collage experiments based on a dozen of found footage glass negatives: Professional photos of classes at a boys’ school. Origin, place and date are unknown, but judging by the clothes they were made somewhere in the forties. The boys are lined up in formation, flanked by teachers and priests. Long exposure times, poses are rigid and formal.
Sanary parade is a photo-collage of unsold pictures taken in the 60s by a street photographer who worked in Sanary-Sur-Mer on the Mediterranean coast in France. The image shows the harbour of Sanary, with a parade of superimposed people who have occupied the same space at various points. Their common context creates similarities in terms of body language, attitude
and dress code. A visual probing of collective habits of strolling on one’s own
along the harbor.
DIY style reparations, language corrections and oddities, representations of persons and bodies, temporary structures and temporary solutions.
Urban Anomalies is a photo-blog in which urban scene’s and sights in Brussels are collected. The blog has an emphasis on small, daily phenomena that can quickly be overlooked but are emblematic as symptoms of the social political functioning of the city.
Mobile installation, each module 240 x 120 x 200, 2011
The work consists of a modular construction serving as a mobile hangout place for youngsters in Overpelt. The wooden structures are set on wheels and can be moved around the city. They can be put together in such a way that they create a stage, a cabin, a shelter. The outsides are covered with mirrors, the inside is sprayed with graffiti.
A group of 15 teenagers actively participated in shaping the work. The resulting structures serve as a tool with which they can demonstrate their need for a more permanent place in the city that allows them to gather and meet.
3 channel video installation, 3 x 12 m, 2007
A school is moving house. The way the students deal with each other, their daily routines change accordingly.
Rooms Roles Rules is a collaborative film made with students and tutors from the International School the Hague, and was commissioned by arts center Stroom, Den Haag.
Good year / bad year
Good year / bad year is a diary work for one person. During exactly one year, he or she notes daily her best and worst moment of that day, and by doing so, compiles future memories of the year.
The daily memories are written on two calenders that are mounted side by side, one for the good moments, the other for the worst moments. At the end of the year the two blocks are bound as a calendar that can be used the following year. Each day of that following year, the user encounters a good or bad memory to exactly one year earlier.
performance and 3 channel video installation, 2004
Eco loop started as a performance, on the occassion of the PING festival in Mallorca. I collected litter along the heavily polluted road between Andratx and S’Arraco. Cleaned everything metticulously and put it back exactly where I found it. (more…)
Intervention, Generali foundation, Vienna, 2002
A critical intervention on the exhibition Violence is at the margin of all things curated by Andreas Siekmann and Alice Creischer. (more…)
with Robin van’t Haar, Performance, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, 2001
While attending a concert, actors play the role of members of an audience attending a concert. They follow instructions given to them by the artists, by means of cue cards which are projected on the walls of the concert hall.
Multi media installation, CBK, Rotterdam, 1998
Memories of my parental home and curiosity for the construction of personal identity formed the startingpoint for a layered and spatially collaged exhibition and visual research project.
As part of this project I worked for two years under the pseudonym Peter Soneta; after the cheap and popular orange juice in the local Aldi supermarket.
Contribution to groupshow:
Satelite of love, Witte de With, 2006
, and workshop collaboration with Grafisch Lyceum, Rotterdam
The Language Police is a project conceived by Peter Westenberg for Satellite of Love. The format is a vlog (video weblog) about the word “allochtoon” (used in Dutch to mean “non-Dutch”). In this weblog, videos are collected and annotated ? provided with commentary, background information and context.