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Intracorp

, 1999,
art
together with:

occasion:

item:
invitation, title cards, routing cards, first aid toolkit and booklet
content An art and media exhibition inside the visiting day centre of a Rotterdam hospital. The positive and negative side-effects of limitless (self)medication and plastic surgery are investigated and exposed by seven artists. design Elements from the hospital are used for the publicity. The invitation is a 'ponskaartje' with a general appointment card. As title card for the exhibition pieces, an appointment card with a medical 'icon' per artist is designed. The appointment cards are collected from the information counter where the catalogue in the from of a 'first aid kit' can be bought. The catalogue consists of one item from each artist as memory of the exhibition. Use is made of the hospital routing system to ensure that all projects can easily be located. Alongside the publicity and the catalogue, 'Succeskoekje' and 'Intracorp Ltd.' are exhibited and published in the new work the 'Intracorp publication'.

Homeport Terminal

Rotterdam, 2001, Las Palmas, Kop van Zuid, Rotterdam
art
together with:
spatial design Fokke Moerel and Alwin Reedijk.
occasion:
parallel art project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
several elements
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. In 2001 each harbour city functioned as 'homeport'. 'Homeport Terminal Rotterdam' was situated in the Las Palmas building in the cultural precinct on the south bank of the Maas River. design Several elements were made for Rotterdam Homeport with the house style which was developed for this project. The spatial design for 'Homeport Terminal' was made by Fokke Moerel and Alwin Reedijk. 'Homeport EXIT', last port of call for Homeport 2001, was staged at Off_Corso, Rotterdam and during the evening, a special limited edition of Homeport papers were presented to the public.

Homeport

Harbor city project, 2001,
identity
together with:

occasion:
parallel art project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
logo, letterhead, invitations, brochures, flyers, newspapers and several elements for Homeport Terminal Rotterdam.
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. design For each 'Homeport' a specific graphic design pallet is made, consisting of colours, graphic elements and referential images. During the event a newspaper is published for every city, containing information relevant to Homeport projects in their town. 'Homeport Terminal Rotterdam' was situated in the Las Palmas building in the cultural precinct on the south bank of the Maas River.

CELL

- Initiators of Incidents -, 1999,
identity
together with:

occasion:

item:
House style for Cell - Initiators and Incidents

logo, letterhead, business cards, enveloppes and stickers
content CELL - Initiators of Incidents - is a Rotterdam-based organisation, operating on a local and international level. CELL initiates interdisciplinary projects within the fields of media, art and culture predominantly in public domains, in all kinds of locations, using all genres of mediums - words, imagery and sound translated from Rotterdam to Rio and from sidewalks to the World Wide Web. CELL refers to her projects as 'incidents', which can be short lived, prolonged or permanent experiences.

CellScape

designs for sustainable land use, 2004,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:

item:
paperback
Dutch edition
210 x 210 mm
64 pages
content The Earth is shrinking. The further into the universe we travel, the greater our awareness of the limitations of our planet. Sustainable use of our planet means that their is enough space for everyone to realise their plans, both now and later. Space is not so obvious anymore, we are many and our expectations are high. Ideas regarding the sustainable use of space are generated in a multidisciplinary collaboration and published under the title Cellscape. design An abstract polder landscape is depicted on the cover, on the inside a schematic diagram of the principle of Cellscape is illustrated. All pages are shown.

Intracorp booklet

, 1999,
art
together with:
publised by CELL - initiators of incidents -
occasion:
Part of Intracorp exhibition
item:
medicalisation and mechanisation of the human body

paperback
English/Dutch edition
115 x 162
36 pages
content An art and media exhibition inside the visiting day centre of a Rotterdam hospital. The positive and negative side-effects of limitless (self)medication and plastic surgery are investigated. design Parallel to the publicity and design for the Intracorp exhibition, I made a book on own initiative based on my interest for the topic. Besides (self)medication, the images of the book deal with mechanisation of the human body. The makability of the human body stands central, through a series of (manipulated) images from our daily surroundings. In the book there is imagery used of Critical Art Ensemble, Diller + Scofidio and Herwig Turk and a text of Maurice Nio.

Homeport Limited edition

, 2001,
art
together with:

occasion:
parallel project to Rotterdam 2001
item:
collection book
content A virtual journey along six harbour towns: Havana, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta and Cape Town. Local artists reflect on what it is like to live in their own cities. What is it like to live in a world that is getting smaller and smaller because of increasing globalisation? Cell embarked with these artists on a journey through dance, video and film, live performances, media and modern art. design For each 'Homeport' a specific graphic design pallet is made, consisting of colours, graphic elements and referential images. During the event a newspaper is published for every city, containing information relevant to Homeport projects in their town. At the end of the journey all newspapers were collected and bound into a limited edition book.

Job Dura Fund

, 2005,
urbanism
together with:

occasion:
Job Dura Prize
item:
collection book
with six booklets

Dutch edition
179 x 259 mm

content Every two years, the Job Dura Prize from the Job Dura Fund is awarded to a person or institution that has excelled in their contribution to the built environment. Each year another theme is chosen that is relevant in the built environment of Rotterdam. For each prize awarded a booklet is made, these are then bundled to form a collection in a specially designed file. In this way it is possible to get an impression of which topics were relevant in this region at different periods in time. design For the series of booklets a layout is designed with basic rules, making it possible for other designers to fill in in the future. A selection of pages is shown.