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what did you do today?
During the first two months of corona it was hard for me to engage with the new curriculum. I attended most of the classes and talks with teachers, and i did produce something for every week. Still i wasn't satisfied or motivated, i couldn't approach the study in a good or productive way.
Extracurricular projects/work became part of the conversation with some teachers in the last month. We just finished with the last theme and had some time for finalizing the projects. I was bored by the weekly themed projects i had, i didn't wanna work on them, i felt i would get stuck if i did. I decided to use this time left to just continue not really working on school projects, and instead just making anything i would normally do but bringing it in, resulting in a collection of small works in which i worked for a day or two.
I divided part of my collection in chapters based on where the impulse of making came from, still most of the projects overlap when coming to motivation or intention and could be included in multiple chapters:
Intervention gap, here i saw the opportunity for intervention in elements such as objects, places, plants, peoples hair, etc.: Bcakgroujd, Customized Tabaco Bag, Ornament Painting, Plant Sculpture, Hair Art, Dead Kikker.
I found a canvas in the trash which i like, so i took it. It had an interesting gash, so i decided to fix it in a way that would enhance it at the same time.
De Stuwende Kracht van de Liefde
I found this book in a box with other free books outside a house. The book is in dutch, but i still tried reading it. By doing this i thought, im "reading", by the strict definition of the word, but i'm probably reading something different that what it actually is, so i could write my own version of it.
I found this book in another box with free stuff, i checked it and tried making Excel art.
I found a nice TV in the trash, so i took it home, sadly it didnt work. We thought of opening it and fixing it, but it blew one of my house fuses. I felt it was sad getting rid of it, it looks nice, so i kept it in my room for some time, and one day i thought of using it as a table.
Packages dont just stop looking appealing when you empty their inside. When i like a package i keep it, maybe i paint on it, sometimes i paste it somewhere, it can be anywhere, like to my laptop or someones wall. When i do this in the walls of my room, i see this packages next to other pasted elements, so the idea of combining them comes naturally through time.
Pripyat is a stuffed animal i made when i got a sewing machine from Marieke, and for documenting it i ended up making some videos.
This project started in the beginning of the quarantine, i wanted to make a piece of jewelry or a wearable sculpture with beads. I was making this but at some point i got bored and stoped. Last week i got an old nokia from Jochem, which had a camera, i really liked this old camera so i wanted to use it for making a video. I never finished this jewelry object but i still kinda liked it, so i decided to record it with this phone and document it by making something new instead of just showing it.
Jochem gave me acrylic paints, i used to paint in the back of cardboard packages. This time i thought of painting over the package's front, and then directly on products or objects.
I got a mirror from Quintie, and Francisco broke it before i took it home. I kept the biggest pieces. I wanted to make something to share at Luis's zine swap, so i made drawings in some of the pieces and gave them away.
My phone's screen is broken, so i thought i could celebrate it by making a custom background for it.
Customized Tabaco Bag
I observed the package of tabaco bags are actually printed paper covered by a transparent plastic instead of one only printed plastic layer, so i could open it and replace it.
I projected on a big ornament in the ceiling of my room with a beamer, and used paint.net to paint over it.
I saw the growth path of this plant changed drastically based on its position towards the sun, so i started moving it around to shape it.
I never really went to the hair dresser, my mom used to cut my hair and at a very young age i started doing it myself, after which i started doing it more and more often, sometimes i would end up having weird or bad haircuts. Through my experience and enjoyment i started cutting other peoples hair, and thinking of new ways of doing it.
jochem and i made a painting each, when the police saw it, they invited us to dinner and asked for an autograph
A gift for the Police
I dont like cops. Getting to know the existence and attributes of this plant made me consider it a perfect gift for them.
I Created a Burger
I was making pancakes and tried putting grenadine syrup in the last one. It turned out being a gross paste that looked like meat. This is the first extracurricular post i made. By posting this i shifted my way of relating to the website and content of my posts.
Small experiment that took place in the corridors of fashion department in rietveld building artez (2019-2020)
practical joke on creative writing
poster design and placement for the coffee machine that disappeared in appie...
The whatssap group of dat2 interaction design started plotting against the tag panel. We were brainstorming and i said of doing a website in html and put it in a tag (i wasnt expecting it to work inside the tag, you would have to copy it and make your own html file), but francisco said it was a waste of time :(
there is a limit of characters per tag so i had to divide the code, which got sorted alphabetically :( still you could try putting it together but i dont expect anyone to do it
i embed the code here
the website consists of a button that if you click, opens your email program and automatic fills in my email address so you can send me an email telling me this is not a waste of time