improvised systems

Photo taken in the same street
(On how the immediate surroundings can influence behaviour)

papierstrookjes, note, New York, 2007
Touw ertussen, movieclip, Ukraine, 2005
Stick, movieclip, China, 2005
Cassette tape, movieclip, Ukraine, 2005

Keys that jingle

I would like to film him actually, maybe just for the sound. But the mpvement of his hips are important too.

sleutels die rinkelen, note, The Netherlands, 2006
Hakken aan een geknakte tak, photo, China, 2005
muurtje stapel staan, photo, China, 2005
tussenoplossing, photo, Russia, 2006

A series that i started but that I never finished.

tassen achter rug, photo, The Netherlands, 2005
seating objects, photo, Ukraine, 2005

I love permanent seating arrangements in public spaces. People are forced to sit in a way that's already been thought up by somebody.

I also love improvised seating arrangements.

geïmproviseerde zitplaatsen, note, The Netherlands, 2005
walking stick, photo, Barcelona, 2004

I met a man and a woman who were resting on a bench. The woman had short feet. 
They told me they always took the stone along in their car whenever they went on a outing. That way she could always sit with her feet on the stone on the ground

steen voeten grond, photo, The Netherlands, 2004
Hond hond hond, note, Italy, 2006

Red lines in NYC.
The red lines around the head of the woman are the most personal.

Red lines in NYC, note, New York, 2005
Umbrella and praying, movieclip, France, 2020
Ballon, movieclip, The Netherlands, 2003
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