My project Signal Theremin is exhibited at Design Academy GS Show at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven from the 22nd to 30th of Oct. Check the project page, find the press-kit or follow updates on my instagram. Hope to see you at Dutch Design Week
Our daily environments are filled with radio frequencies transmitting data wirelessly throughout the spaces we inhabit. These webs of electromagnetic waves are ever-expanding, bouncing off the objects in our homes and workplaces – yet they remain intangible. Exposing the hidden materiality of these frequencies, the ‘Signal Theremin’ is an electronic musical instrument that can be paired with any player’s phone, transmitting different sounds depending on the strength of the signal, and if certain objects are put between the paired device and the instrument. By making Wi-Fi signals tangible, the Signal Theremin helps us to understand the invisible infrastructures of our digital world.
Plantenna 1.0 is a research instrument that proposes new ways of being in contact with nature by mediating between humans and non-humans. By connecting to a fragile plant-like apparatus through an online web-chat, users are invited to initiate a conversation with the Plantenna and ask questions about the meteorological conditions of its surroundings, while accessing a live video feed streamed directly from the device. Despite being a human-made creation, the Plantenna is subject to many of the same constraints as a real plant: it is powered by the sun, and therefore subject to the conditions of the weather. Plantenna’s goal is to propose a non-hierarchical interaction with nature that is based on curiosity and care, rather than control.
Wooden Bike Trolley
A bike wooden trolley I built this summer, to go to the market without a car. Hand-tools only, repurposed material.
Low-tech Magazine Off-line Portal
Collaboration with Kris de Decker for a pop-up exhibition at Dutch Design Week 2021. "Here’s our off-line portal to the solar powered website at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Designed and built in collaboration with Marie Verdeil. We formed part of Arne Hendriks’ Hara Hachi Bu village, which celebrates the Japanese principle that enough is enough. “Eat until you are 80% full”."
In collaboration with Anna Marechal de Charentenay, the project aims to explore the potential of treehouse building as a method to foster togetherness, (re)intergrate one's local environnement and think collaboratively.
Urban Material Foraging Manifesto
In collaboration with , in parallel with building a Treehousein Eindhoven, we started collecting and repurposing material from our local urban environment. This "foraging" practice resulted in a collaborative guide and manifesto for urban foraging.
What Pixels Hide
Google Street View, artificial landscapes or satellite imagery: nowadays, we look at nature through interface, machine legible translation of images. These new representations use a form language made of numbers, algorithms and vectors; they see beyond human eyes but are limited by their encoding system. In a form of a website which uses a program to generate satellite imagery from onsite pictures, the user is invited to explore the agency of the pixel: the smallest element of the image - and reflects on how it affects and abstracts our perception of nature.
Gathering a collection of found images - later digitally altered - this publication casts a sarcastic glance on artificial nature, from idyllic jungle-themed wallpaper to cactus-shaped phone antenna. It questions current representations of nature and the way they affect our relation to it.
Hut in the Garden
Originally the idea of building a cabane (french translation for hut, shelter) came during the time i have spent at the summer house of my family in the Cevennes, in the south of France. Using the resources of the garden and its surrounding properties, this hut was designed to be easily dismantled and rebuilt according to the season. The project offered a space for all visitors, friends and family to participate in their own way - therefore allowing us to re-appropriate making after months of lockdown.
pressaletter.online is an internet based, computer generated alphabet with a simple geometrical structure which evolves based on the user input. Inspired by the uprising of open-type fonts and other variable typefaces, the alphabet aims to explore the potential of modular letters outside of the strict framework of softwares and file formats. In the radical rectangular grid, the alphabet unfolds - becomes slimmer or thicker - depending on the user’s movement on the screen. Each letter consists of a minimal and singular combination of rectangle and parallelogram. This minimal vocabulary allows the letters to have a strong coherency while being in constant motion. A type processor available on the website allows the user to play and compose poster with the alphabet.
Learn Now, Survive Later
The publication is the outcome of an extensive investigation into the Preppers subculture online. This community, which mainly exists on Facebook groups, forums and blogs focusses on Prepping; “ (...) storing food, water and weapons as well as developping self-sufficiency skills for the purpose of independently surviving disasters”. The book acts as a guide to prepping and navigating survival-centered forums, but also offers a critical yet empathic look at the radical practices and ideology advertised by the members.