With gentrification - and the role of art in this process - Arthur Kneepkens (Theaterstraat) and Merel Noorlander investigate the feasibility and desirability of establishing a new museum: SAM, Social-Artistic Museum, linked to the social network of Amsterdam- North.
This performance focuses on the cyborg as a philosophical concept from Donna Harraway, with the bionic human being as a technological mutant who can constantly change meaning.
The Erotic Engine
De Nieuwe Banne
De Nieuwe Banne is een sociaal artistiek meerjarentraject en onderzoekt de ontmoeting tussen kunst, lokale democratie, stedenbouw, architectuur, social design vanuit wensen en belangen.
The Inside Out, The Outside In
Three mechanically driven pop-up objects hang above the pool, in a continuous motion but unpredictable timeframe transforming from 2D to 3D, powered by engines and timers.
Lady-in-waiting pop-up book
The pop-up book is a handheld version of my installation work Lady-in-waiting, and will be presented by artist bookstores in Amsterdam, launch autumn 2016.
1 object x 8 installations
Sketches for the MOHA festival at the Veemtheatre, Amsterdam, that will take place mid November till mid December 2016.
Glasscollage for the new busstation Tramplein at Purmerend. The design consists of a transparent print with historic imagery, enclosed in laminated glass.
Elaborating on the idea of sexual pleasure as a common good, Merel Noorlander uses 19th century anatomical drawings to produce a series of pop-up objects that, as machines, are powered by sexual lust and seduction.