EXPLORING BIOSCLEAVE (2018)  is the result of an artist in residency at the Bioscleave House-Life Span Extending Villa in East Hampton, New York, as designed by Japanese and American artist-and-philosopher-turned-architects Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins. This residency, hosted by the Architectural Body Research Foundation (ABRF), led to a series of photographs and small poems presented at Studio Anise in New York City.

Arakawa + Gins construct their, so-called, procedural architecture as process-oriented speculations to the way our moving bodies and environment mutually form and extend each other. They believe that when fully associating yourself with your architectural surrounds you can succeed in outliving your death sentences. For ten continuous days, I listened, moved and breath with Bioscleave to explore 'life after death' and reverse my destiny. 

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With unlimited curiosity and a sensitive openness, I listen, breath and move with Bioscleave House. It is as if I am the first person setting foot on the moon. 

By means of  purposeful hesitation a kinesthetic gap  in the relationship between movement and (self-)perception emerges as a spatiotemporal experience itself.

I can feel space-time stuttering, thickening, and becoming architecture.

Slowly, I realize that my regular spatiotemporal experience is formed by unexamined premises.

I orient myself using gravity, the horizon and the rotation of the sphere as unquestioned anchor points.


When I lie at the uneven floor and gaze at the green ceiling,I find that for once in my life the horizon has turned upside down.

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Following the residency in Bioscleave, I was invited by the Arakawa + Gins Tokyo Office (Coordinologist, Inc.) for a residency in the Reversible Destiny Lofts Mitaka- In memory of Helen Keller in Tokyo, Japan. During this short stay, I continued my sensorial fieldwork. This resulted in the publication Yellow Sphere, how are you today? (2019).

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RESIDENCIES

Bioscleave

May 2018, East Hampton, NY (USA)

Reversible Destiny Lofts

November 2018, Mitaka, Tokyo (JP)

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