I am dream
I am dream - Redream your city 23rd of October - 14th of November at KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam Featuring collabs with Henk Schiffmacher , The London Police , Bas Kosters , Laser3.14 , Iris Kauffman , Peim van der Sloot and Daan Botlek.
The lockdown in April inspired me to install the 'Artist is Not Present' intervention on an empty Museumsquare, where all the Museums were closed. It was amazing to see how the work transformed the space which was once mostly an ego-selfie-spot into a place of contemplation and conversation.
The City officials didn't seem to agree though and had it removed a few days later. Initially I was irritated, but then realized that the act of removal actually had become an essential part of the work: It inspired me to make a sculpture of the sculpture being carried away by the so called "Handhavers" and also inspired me to keep using the city as the blank canvas that it had become. I did so in collaboration with a bunch of other artists, who have been adding color to this city for a long time. Now that the heart of the city had become empty because all the tourists had left, it seemed the right time to fill that void with color and inspiration!