my life
a packet a day






detail aan-tafel

I came across a beautiful design for a passport once, in a column by Jaap van Heerden in the NRC. Jaap van Heerden (1940) is a Dutch philosopher of science, columnist and Professor of psychology at the University of Maastricht. Among other things, Van Heerden wrote the book Be happy that life makes no sense for which he received the Dr. Wijnaendts Francken award in 1991.
The reasoning went something like this: imagine that all the places you go in your life are connected on paper by means of a straight line. Eventually, what will emerge is a beautiful line drawing. More places mean more lines. See this type of drawing as a sort of map, an impression of your life. The drawing could even serve as a personal identification. Interesting in this context is that you can decide to go to a place simply because it creates a nice line in your drawing.

    

Archive

Every day for a year, starting on my father’s birthday (day 0), I picked up a discarded cigarette packet. Empty packets, crumpled or otherwise, thrown away on the street by the owner and then flattened underfoot, driven over, blown away or wet from the rain.

I always find it intriguing to see how a three-dimensional shape emerges from a two-dimensional shape. Like a dressmaker’s pattern that is transformed into three-dimensional shapes in fabric. In the case of the cigarette packages it is the other way around: packages that are almost identical to each other in their original spatial form, become totally different as flat shapes.

I collected the packets and made a note of where I found them. The location, the day and my presence are linked with each other by the cigarette packet. By recording the location and the find in an archive I have also recorded my movement in time. (Photos of the packets by Andrei Tchernikov)

Packet found, day 1

Packet found, day 13

Packet found, day 26

Packet found, day 33

Packet found, day 35

Packet found, day 54

Packet found, day 159

Packet found, day 164

Packet found, day 170

Packet found, day 171

Packet found, day 182

Packet found, day 212

Packet found, day 271

Packet found, day 290

Packet found, day 333

Packet found, day340

Packet found, day 360

Detail from a sketch of a mural where the successive locations of the packets are connected by a line.

In the archive ‘a packet a day’, day one is the day of the first find. Day 366 (it was a leap year) is the last day. Each day of the year has a fixed number: 366 packets for 366 days.

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5/9

6/9

7/9

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From the archive ‘a packet a day’ (een pakje per dag). The places are itemized in the archive as follows: outside of Amsterdam the place/city is given as the location of the find. Within Amsterdam the street where the packet was found and the nearest intersection with another street are given.

For the a life project, the use of the archive is cyclical: after day 366, day 1 begins again. The finite and the infinite are set against each other in the repetition, every day in the future has a fixed number – my life, a packet a day.

 

A life

208 - 050520 (amsteldijk - pres. kennedylaan) / lacquered white plywood / 21.5x36.5x2.5cm / 2005
This work refers to the original place


290 - 040810 (gauloises) / plaster / 34x17x3cm / 2004
This work refers to the original find


286 - 040806 (proud, gauloises, marlboro) / photos / 99x22cm / 2004
This work was made at the original location

For the a life project I used the annual cycle of 366 days as starting point. Every day of my life is a new day, a new experience, but a life also offers the possibility of reliving a previous day (with the same date, i.e. the same number). Reliving means that I concentrate on the place where I was (then) or what I found there (then). The experience is the creation of a new work to celebrate life.

The dual perspective of finite and infinite gives a life its unique quality. The finite nature of the archive of 366 days becomes less finite each time a work is added to a life. A life lives, it confirms my life, a life, life itself. Here the voice of the Japanese artist On Kawara resonates.

Series of works of art from On Kawara (24 December 1932 – 10 July 2014)

Today
The Today series consists of simple paintings of a small size. On a monochrome background the date on which the painting was created is painted in white letters.
I am still alive

Between 1970 and 1979, On Kawara regularly sent telegrams to his friends and colleagues with the text I AM STILL ALIVE. ON KAWARA. Three telegrams preceded this series; these were sent in 1969 to Michel Claura, who made the exhibition 18 Paris IV.70. The telegrams contained the texts: „6 Dec 1969 - I AM NOT GOING TO COMMIT SUICIDE DONT WORRY“, „8 Dec 1969 - I AM NOT GOING TO COMMIT SUICIDE WORRY“ and „11 Dec 1969 - I AM GOING TO SLEEP FORGET IT“.
I got up
In the ‘70s, On Kawara also sent postcards to friends and acquaintances revealing the exact time he got up that day. These postcards were displayed during exhibitions of his work.
(source: Wikipedia)
An important element of the a life project is that a new, still to be made, work refers to the same day in the archive and is also carried out on that same day, give or take one or two minor finishing touches. So, on 5th May, only work referring to 193 (5th May) in the archive may be made. The name of the work will always start with 193 - xx0505, where xx refers to the year. The work can be made at the same location, the place, or it can refer to this location or to the cigarette packet itself, the find.

   

Works of art

Every day is a good day to create work for a life!
This can be a work:

  • that refers to the (original) find
  • that refers to the (original) place
  • that is created at the (original) location

In the following sections, the already completed works are listed according to this format. 

Over several years, it is possible to create multiple works on the same day (same number). For example, day 163 where work was created in 2005 and again in 2008. In 2005 the work related to the place, in 2008 the work related to the find.

163 - 050405 (montrond les bains) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

163 - 080405 (peter stuyvesant) / plaster / 30x21x3cm / 2008

163 - 5 April / Montrond-Les-Bains, Frankrijk

    

Works of art - the place

Here are the works that refer to the place, the location where I found the packet. Outside of Amsterdam this is the place or city where it was found. In Amsterdam, it is the intersection of the street where it was found with the nearest side street. First the works are shown and then the finds with the place (scroll horizontally).

    

Place series: geographical intersection in white plywood 

4 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/4

295 - 150815 (czaar peterstraat – 1e coehoornstraat) / lacquered white plywood / 24x20.5x4.5cm / 2015 / photo AT

2/4

294 - 150814 (1e oosterparkstraat - weesperzijde) / lacquered white plywood / 29.5x14x4.5cm / 2015 / photo AT

3/4

287 - 150807 (ceintuurbaan - 2e v d helststraat) / lacquered white plywood  / 23.5x20.5x4.5cm / 2015 / photo AT

4/4

293 - 140813 (ceintuurbaan - dusartstraat) / lacquered white plywood / 29.5x13x4.5cm / 2014 / photo AT

1/4

295 / 15 augustus / Amsterdam, Czaar Peterstraat – 1e Coehoornstraat

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294 / 14 augustus / Amsterdam, 1e Oosterparkstraat - Weesperzijde

3/4

287 / 7 augustus / Amsterdam, Ceintuurbaan – 2e v d Helststraat

4/4

293 / 13 augustus / Amsterdam, Ceintuurbaan - Dusartstraat

  

Place series: geographical intersection in brown plywood 

9 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/9

176 - 060418 (amstel - halvemaansteeg) / lacquered plywood / 28.5x23x2.5cm / 2006

2/9

159 - 060401 (weesperzijde - ruijschstraat) / lacquered plywood / 24x30x2.5cm / 2006

3/9

158 – 060331 (kabelweg - nieuwe hemweg) / lacquered plywood / 43x52x2.5cm / 2006

4/9

147 - 060320 (molukkenstraat - valentijnkade) / lacquered plywood / 30x28x2.5cm / 2006

5/9

143 - 060316 (roelof hartplein) / lacquered plywood / 32x32x2.5cm / 2006

6/9

138 - 060311 (cruquiusweg - veelaan) / lacquered plywood / 21.5x21.5x2.5cm / 2006

7/9

135 - 060308 (oostelijke handelskade - verbindingsdam) / lacquered plywood / 33x24x2.5cm / 2006

8/9

276 - 050727 (flevopark, NO bij grote vijver) / lacquered plywood / 27x33x4cm / 2005

9/9

208 - 050520 (amsteldijk - pres. Kennedylaan) / lacquered plywood / 21.5x36.5x2.5cm / 2005 / V

1/9

176 - 18 april / Amsterdam, Amstel - Halvemaansteeg

 

2/9

159 - 1 april / Amsterdam, Weesperzijde - Ruijschstraat

3/9

158 - 31 maart / Amsterdam, Kabelweg - nieuwe Hemweg

4/9

147 - 20 maart / Amsterdam, Molukkenstraat - Valentijnkade

5/9

143 - 16 maart / Amsterdam, Roelofhartplein

6/9

138 - 11 maart / Amsterdam, Cruquiusweg - Veelaan

7/9

135 - 8 maart / Amsterdam, oostelijke Handelskade - Verbindingsdam

8/9

276 - 27 juli / Amsterdam, Flevopark (bij grote vijver - NO)

9/9

208 - 20 mei / Amsterdam, Amsteldijk - pres. Kennedylaan

   

Place series: geographical intersection in wood

2 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/2

289 - 040809 (1e helmersstraat - nic beetstraat) / painted wood / 30x28x5cm / 2004

2/2

281 - 040801 (amstelbrug - weesperzijde) / painted wood / 32.5x28x5.5cm / 2004

1/2

289 - 9 augustus / Amsterdam, 1e Helmersstraat - Nic Beetstraat

2/2

281 - 1 augustus / Amsterdam, Amstelbrug - Weesperzijde

    

Place series: geographical intersection on paper

1 art work, followed by the corresponding package (photo AT):

1/1

284 - 040804 (flevopark - javaplantsoen) / color pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2004

1/1

284 - 040804 (flevopark - javaplantsoen) / kleurpotlood op papier / 30x21cm / 2004

  

Place series: geographical place on paper

5 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/5

166 - 050408 (st galmier) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

2/5

165 - 050407 (vollore ville) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

3/5

164 - 050406 (lyon) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

4/5

163 - 050405 (montrond les bains) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

5/5

162 - 050404 (lille) / print on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

1/5

166 - 8 april / St-Galmier, Frankrijk

2/5

165 - 7 april / Vollore-ville, Frankrijk

3/5

164 - 6 april / Lyon, Frankrijk

4/5

163 - 5 april / Montrond-Les-Bains, Frankrijk

5/5

162 - 4 april / Lille, Frankrijk

    

Place series: geographical place in wood

10 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/10

021 - 041115 (lempdes) / painted wood / 27.5x19x27.5cm / 2004

2/10

020 - 041114 (st-médard-en-forez) / painted wood / 15.5x11x15.5cm / 2004

3/10

019 - 041113 (st-galmier) / painted wood / 10.5x19x10.5cm / 2004

4/10

018 - 041112 (montrond-les-bains) / painted wood / 21.5x26x21.5cm / 2004

5/10

017 - 041111 (savigneux) / painted wood / 22x15x22cm / 2004

6/10

016 - 041110 (st-galmier) / painted wood / 10.5x19x10.5cm / 2004

7/10

015 - 041109 (lyon) / painted wood / 24x30x24cm / 2004

8/10

014 - 041108 (st-galmier) / painted wood / 10.5x19x10.5cm / 2004

9/10

013 - 041107 (st-etienne) / painted wood / 20.5x28x20.5cm / 2004

10/10

012 - 041106 (st-galmier) / painted wood / 10.5x19x10.5cm / 2004

1/10

021 - 15 november / Lempdes, Frankrijk

2/10

020 - 14 november / St-Médard-En-Forez, Frankrijk

3/10

019 - 13 november / St-Galmier, Frankrijk

4/10

018 - 12 november / Montrond-Les-Bains, Frankrijk

5/10

017 - 11 november / Savigneux, Frankrijk

6/10

016 - 10 november / St-Galmier, Frankrijk

7/10

015 - 9 november / Lyon, Frankrijk

8/10

014 - 8 november / St-Galmier, Frankrijk

9/10

013 - 7 november / St-Etienne, Frankrijk

10/10

012 - 6 november / St-Galmier, Frankrijk

   

Works of art – the find

The works of art referring to the find, the packet are listed below. First the works are shown and then the finds with the place (scroll horizontally).

    

Find series: shape of packet on textile

art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/5

054 - 161218 (benson & hedges) / worn shirts, gold, wood  / 30x40x2,5cm / 2016 / photo AT

2/5

053 - 161217 (stuyvesant) / worn shirts, gold, wood  / 30x40x2,5cm / 2016 / photo AT

3/5

052 - 161216 (gladstone) / worn shirts, gold, wood  / 30x40x2,5cm / 2016 / photo AT

4/5

051 - 161215 (dunhill) / worn shirts, gold, wood / 30x40x2,5cm / 2016 / photo AT

5/5

045 - 161206 (caballero) / worn shirts, gold, wood  / 30x40x2,5cm / 2016 / photo AT

1/5

054 – 18 december / Amsterdam, Sumatrastraat - Sumatraplantsoen

2/5

053 - 17 december / Amsterdam, Tidorestraat - Semarangstraat

3/5

052 – 16 december / Amsterdam, Waterlooplein - mr Visserplein

4/5

051 – 15 december / Rotterdam

5/5

045 - 6 december / Amsterdam, Dapperplein

   

Find series: shape of packet in plaster 

19 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/19

252 - 180703 (gauloises) / plaster / 36x14x3cm / 2018

2/19

250 - 180701 (gitanes) / plaster / 22,5x24x3cm / 2018

3/19

249 - 180630 (galoises) / plaster / 31,5x20,5x3cm / 2018

4/19

247 - 180628 (chesterfield) / plaster / 29,5x20x3cm / 2018

5/19

245 - 180626 (marlboro) / plaster / 27x20x3cm / 2018

6/19

243 - 180624 (dunhill) / plaster / 21,5x25x3cm / 2018

7/19

226 - 180607 (marlboro) / plaster / 28x21,5x3cm / 2018

8/19

225 - 180606 (camel) / plaster / 30x21,5x3cm / 2018

9/19

213 - 180525 (r1) / plaster / 32x20x3cm / 2018

10/19

178 - 080420 (barclay) / plaster / 30x18x3cm / 2008 / V

11/19

175 - 080417 (camel) / plaster / 21x30x3cm / 2008

12/19

174 - 080416 (benson & hedges) / plaster / 31x23x3cm / 2008

13/19

170 - 080412 (caballero) / plaster / 29,5x18,5cm / 2008

14/19

163 - 080405 (peter stuyvesant) / plaster / 30x21x3cm / 2008

15/19

161 - 080403 (rothmans) / plaster / 30x21x3cm / 2008

16/19

156 - 080329 (marlboro) / plaster / 30x21x3cm / 2008 / V

17/19

155 - 080328 (winston) / plaster / 25x28x3cm / 2008

18/19

153 - 080326 (marlboro) / plaster / 30x27x3cm / 2008

19/19

290 - 040810 (gauloises) / plaster / 34x17x3cm / 2004 / V

1/19

252 - 3 juli / Balazuc, Frankrijk

2/19

250 - 1 juli / Lamastre, Frankrijk

3/19

249 - 30 juni / St-Felicien, Frankrijk

4/19

247 - 28 juni / Parijs, Frankrijk

5/19

245 - 26 juni / Rotterdam, Nederland

6/19

243 - 24 juni / Amsterdam, Amsteldijk (onder Utrechtse brug)

7/19

226 - 7 juni / Rotterdam, Nederland

8/19

225 - 6 juni / Rotterdam, Nederland

9/19

213 - 25 mei / Delft, Nederland

10/19

178 - 20 april / Amsterdam, Insulindeweg – Molukkenstraat

11/19

175 - 17 april / Amsterdam, Oranjenassaulaan - Sophialaan

12/19

174 - 16 april / Amsterdam, 1e Oosterparkstraat - Iepenweg

13/19

170 - 12 april / Amsterdam, Sarphatipark - 2e Sweelinckstraat

14/19

163 - 5 april / Montrond-Les-Bains, Frankrijk

15/19

161 - 3 april / Amsterdam, Valeriusterras - J van Goyenkade

16/19

156 - 29 maart / Amsterdam, Sumatrastraat - Balistraat

17/19

155 - 28 maart / Amsterdam, Strawinskylaan - Parnassusweg

18/19

153 - 26 maart / Amsterdam, Amsteldijk (bij begraafplaats Zorgvlied)

19/19

290 - 10 augustus / Amsterdam, Ruysdaelkade - Govert Flinckstraat

    

Find series: shape of packet in white plywood

art work, followed by the corresponding package (photo AT):

1/1

287 - 140807 (dunhill) / lacquered white plywood / 20x34x4.5cm / 2014 / photo AT

1/1

287 – 7 augustus / Amsterdam, Ceintuurbaan - 2e v d Helststraat

    

Find series: shape of packet in paper

art work, followed by the corresponding package (photo AT):

1/1

283 - 080803 (caballero) / glued paper / 20x38x3cm / 2008 / photo AT

1/1

283 – 3 augustus / Amsterdam, 1e van Swindenstraat - Pontanusstraat

   

Find series: brand name in pencil

30 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/30

091 - 060124 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

2/30

090 - 060123 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

3/30

089 - 060122 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

4/30

088 - 060121 (pall mall) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

5/30

087 - 060120 (peter stuyvesant) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

6/30

086 - 060119 (cartier) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

7/30

085 - 060118 (barclay) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

8/30

084 - 060117 (camel) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

9/30

083 - 060116 (barclay) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

10/30

082 - 060115 (pall mall) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

11/30

081 - 060114 (peter stuyvesant) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

12/30

080 - 060113 (barclay) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

13/30

079 - 060112 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

14/30

078 - 060111 (dunhill) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

15/30

077 - 060110 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

16/30

076 - 060109 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

17/30

075 - 060108 (gladstone) / pencil on paper / 30x42cm / 2006

18/30

074 - 060107 (cartier) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

19/30

073 - 060106 (camel) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

20/30

072 - 060105 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

21/30

071 - 060104 (barclay) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

22/30

070 - 060103 (tivoli) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

23/30

069 - 060102 (caballero) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

24/30

068 - 060101 (gauloises) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2006

25/30

067 - 051231 (ducados) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

26/30

066 - 051230 (marlboro) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

27/30

065 - 051229 (celtas) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

28/30

064 - 051228 (ducados) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

29/30

063 - 051227 (benson & hedges) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

30/30

062 - 051226 (texas) / pencil on paper / 30x21cm / 2005

1/30

091 - 24 januari / Amsterdam, pr Hendrikkade - Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal

2/30

090 - 23 januari / Amsterdam, Bataviastraat - Solostraat

3/30

089 - 22 januari / Amsterdam, Mataramstraat - Kramatweg

4/30

088 - 21 januari / Amsterdam, Levantkade - Levantplein

5/30

087 - 20 januari / Amsterdam, Huidenstraat - Herengracht

6/30

086 - 19 januari / Amsterdam, Haarlemmerstraat - Buiten Brouwersstraat

7/30

085 - 18 januari / Amsterdam, Benkoelenstraat - Javastraat

8/30

084 - 17 januari / Amsterdam, Rozenstraat - Prinsengracht

9/30

083 - 16 januari / Amsterdam, da Costakade - v Lennepkade

10/30

082 - 15 januari / Amsterdam, Insulindeweg - Soembawastraat

11/30

081 - 14 januari / Amersfoort, Nederland

12/30

080 - 13 januari / Reutum, Nederland

13/30

079 - 12 januari / Amsterdam, Bataviastraat - Solostraat

14/30

078 - 11 januari / Amsterdam, Veemarkt - Zeeburgerpad

15/30

077 - 10 januari / Amsterdam, Javaplein - 1e Ceramstraat

16/30

076 - 9 januari / Amsterdam, Javastraat - Gorontalostraat

17/30

075 - 8 januari / Amsterdam, Valentijnkade - Kramatweg

18/30

074 - 7 januari / Haarlem, Nederland

19/30

073 - 6 januari / Amsterdam, Molukkenstraat - 1e Atjehstraat

20/30

072 - 5 januari / Amsterdam, Kramatweg - Mataramstraat

21/30

071 - 4 januari / Amsterdam, Bataviastraat - Semarangstraat

22/30

070 - 3 januari / Amsterdam, Semarangstraat - Insulindeweg

23/30

069 - 2 januari / Amjsterdam, Cruquiusweg - Cruquiuskade

24/30

068 - 1 januari / Lyon, Frankrijk

25/30

067 - 31 december / Barcelona, Spanje

26/30

066 - 30 december / Barcelona, Spanje

27/30

065 - 29 december / Barcelona, Spanje

28/30

064 - 28 december / Barcelona, Spanje

29/30

063 - 27 december / Parijs, Frankrijk

30/30

062 - 26 december / Amsterdam, Centraal Station

    

Find series: shape of packet in print

12 art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

1/12

145 - 050318 (camel) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

2/12

144 - 050317 (prince) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

3/12

143 - 050316 (marlboro) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

4/12

142 - 050315 (camel) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

5/12

141 - 050314 (camel) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

6/12

140 - 050313 (marlboro) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

7/12

139 - 050312 (marlboro) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

8/12

138 - 050311 (pall mall) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

9/12

137 - 050310 (marlboro) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

10/12

136 - 050309 (marlboro) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

11/12

135 - 050308 (dunhill) / print on paper / 21x30cm / 2005

12/12

134 - 050307 (peter stuyvesant) / print on paper/ 21x30cm / 2005

1/12

145 - 18 maart / Haarlem, Nederland

2/12

144 - 17 maart / Zaandam, Nederland

3/12

143 - 16 maart / Amsterdam, Roelofhartplein

4/12

142 - 15 maart / Amsterdam, Oranjenassaulaan - Koningslaan

5/12

141 - 14 maart / Amsterdam, Berlagebrug

6/12

140 - 13 maart / Amsterdam, 2e Ceramstraat - Soembawastraat

7/12

139 - 12 maart / Amsterdam, Grasweg - Asterweg

8/12

138 - 11 maart / Amsterdam, Cruquiusweg - Veelaan

9/12

137 - 10 maart / Rotterdam, Nederland

10/12

136 - 9 maart / Kampen, Nederland

11/12

135 - 8 maart / Amsterdam, oostelijke Handelskade - Verbindingsdam

12/12

134 - 7 maart / Haarlem, Nederland

    

Works of art: the location

The works that follow were made at the original location, where I found the packet. Outside of Amsterdam this is the place or city where it was found. In Amsterdam, it is the intersection of the street where it was found with the nearest side street. First the works are shown and then the finds and the place (scroll horizontally).

   

Location series: gps route

4 art works

277 - 170728 (doetinchem), gps registration ofgps cycling tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2017

277 - 170728 (doetinchem), print of / gps cycling tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2017
The found cigarette packets along the route were photographed and taken. Together they form a physical letter in a new art work.

269 - 170720 (bergen), gps registration ofgps cycling and walking tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2017

269 - 170720 (bergen), print of / gps cycling and walking tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2017
The found cigarette packets along the route were photographed and taken. Together they form the physical letter ‘L’ in a new art work.

298 - 160818 (ijmuiden), gps registration ofgps cycling and walking tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2016

298 - 160818 (ijmuiden), print of / gps cycling and walking tour with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 2 prints, each 42x30cm / 2016
The found cigarette packets along the route were photographed and taken. Together they form the physical letter ‘A’ in a new art work.

296 - 150816 (rotterdam), gps registartion of / gps walk with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 5 prints, each 42x30cm / 2015
The found cigarette packets along the route were photographed and taken

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296 - 150816 (rotterdam), prints of / gps walk with photos, prints on paper / digital file and 5 prints, each 42x30cm / 2015
The found cigarette packets along the route were photographed and taken.

The accompanying packets (photos AT):

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277 – 28 juli / Doetinchem

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269 – 20 juli / Bergen

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298 - 18 augustus / IJmuiden

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296 - 16 augustus / Rotterdam

   

Location series: photos

art works, followed by the corresponding packages (photos AT):

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092 - 080125 (tidorestraat - semarangstraat) / photo / 30x20cm / 2008

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291 - 040811 (valentijnkade - kramatweg) / photo / 30x20cm / 2004

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288 - 040808 (lucky strike) / photos / 117x14cm / 2004

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286 - 040806 (proud, gauloises, marlboro) / photos / 99x22cm / 2004

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276 - 040727 (flevopark, noordoost bij grote vijver, 11:31-12:17) / photos / 172x98cm / 2004
Plaats en tijd in 2 lijnen: horizontaal een serie foto’s vanaf de vindplaats, 360 graden in het rond; verticaal opeenvolgende foto’s van een rondje om de vijver.

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092 - 25 januari / Amsterdam, Tidorestraat - Semarangstraat

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276 - 27 juli / Amsterdam, Flevopark (NO bij grote vijver)

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291 - 11 augustus / Amsterdam, Valentijnkade - Kramatweg

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288 - 8 augustus / Amsterdam, Mauritskade - Linnaeusstraat

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286 - 6 augustus / Amsterdam, van Baerlestraat - Concertgebouwplein

   

To the table

To the table / wood, metal, 10 works of art in varnished wood / 270x40x75cm / 2005

To the table is a derivative work within the a life project.
Ten works made within the a life concept were sawn from 2 wide wooden planks in such a way that the leftovers form the beginning of a new work: a long, narrow, unpainted table with a double wooden top with holes where the works were sawn out.

In the open spaces, the 10 smaller works were put back. These works originate from the a life concept and were made in November 2004.
They refer to a special time in my life during which I stayed at a girlfriend’s house. Using the table to determine the style of the work to the table is not a coincidence. After all, a table is a central meeting place where you eat, drink and smoke. It is also where numerous life stories are told.