Invitation to the opening of my exhibition ‘images from thin air’

OPENING: Thursday 30 january 2014 at 17.00 o’clock. Location: Poelestraat 2 (corner Poelestraat/ Grote Markt) in Groningen.

After the opening my work can be seen every evening until 12 february from 17.00 -0.00 hrs

The work ‘images from thin air’ consists of nine video fragments which will be projected on different locations in and around the centre of Groningen.
For more information and the locations of the video projections please check the project website:

The project ‘images from thin air’ was made possible by the Hendrik de Vries stipend by Gemeente Groningen.

In collaboration with multimedia artist Eleanor Grootoonk I did an assignment for the council of Harderwijk. The department for green area management wants to achieve certain goals until the year 2020 concerning the future of public green spaces. For an internal presentation they asked us to create some animations to visualize their points of view. Additionally we designed a booklet in which their ideas were described and illustrated.

Some exciting news: I got the artist stipend by the german institution Emsländische Landschaft e.V. This means that in spring 2014 I will take part in their artist-in-residence program. For a period of 4 month I have the opportunity to stay in two studios in Nordhorn and Aschendorf to focus on creating new artworks there. The results will be presented in two exhibitions and a catalogue. More info in the press release (in german).

During the last months I worked an online photo portfolio in addition to my general website. One reason was that since last year I am doing freelance photography assignments. Next to that, I created more personal photographic works over the last years which I wanted to give a space online next to my artistic portfolio.
Please have a look:

At the moment my video installation opening scenes is part of the group exhibition strip gerelateerd, which is organized by Verkuno.
In the framework of the exhibition I will give a lecture about my work on friday the 24th of may at 20:00 (free entrance for Verkuno-members, otherwise it is 5,00€ including consumption)

exhibition from 18-05-2013 till 9-06-2013
opening hours:
thursday-sunday, 1.30-5.00 PM
Koetshuis van Havezathe Mensinge,
Mensingeweg 3, Roden, the Netherlands

These are some images of my new work shadows, which I created for my solo exhibition Parallel 22. The installation consists of wall projections of shadows from different movies. Original movie scenes were edited in such a way that the impression is created that one is not seeing a videoprojection but real shadows. The installation is inconspicuous and almost invisible at first sight. Only once in a while a shadow of a mysterious man with a hat scurries around. The shadow, an important visual element of film noir, is extracted from its original movie and transferred into reality.

On Wednesday the 17th of April 2013 my exhibition Parallel 22 will be opened. I am presenting photos from my sense of locality series, and a film program, featuring several of my videoworks.

Altes Rathaus Neuenhaus,
Hauptstraße 24,
49828 Neuenhaus, Germany

17th of April, 6:00 pm

21st of April until 19th of May 2013

opening hours:
sundays, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
and by arrangement

+49 (0)5941 98019

I am glad to announce that I won the Hendrik de Vries Stipend 2012! This enables me to work intensively on my project images from thin air and create a multi-media artwork which will be presented next year.

Image source: CBK Groningen, read the jury report (in dutch)

The exhibition of all six nominees with my project proposal is open until 06 january 2013 in CBK Groningen, Trompsingel 27, Groningen

Opening hours
wed – fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
sat – sun 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

closed on 26 december 2012

I am nominated for the Hendrik de Vries Stipend and taking part in an exhibition in CBK Groningen!
On thursday, 13 december 2012 at 16:30 the winners of the Stipend will be announced. Afterwards the exhibition with work by all 6 nominees will be opened.

Location: CBK Groningen, Trompsingel 27, Groningen

The exhibition is open until 6 january 2013.

Until 20th of August 2012 the live performance The Origin of Pace will be presented at the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival in Groningen. The Video and Dance performance was made in collaboration with the GAVA archive. Processed images from the GAVA archive are mingled with dance and music. The movement of the human body interplays with the repetitive element of machines. It is all about rhythm, repetition and the passage of time.

Concept and Video Production | Francesca Bardaro, Sarah Janssen and Eleanor Grootoonk

Music composition | Gianni Bardaro

Dance and choreography | Cinthya Oyervides

16-20 august 2012
at 21:30 and 22:30
location: Muziekkoepel in Noorderplantsoen

More info:

The city of Enschede has started a project about the history of the city centre and invited me to design a concept for an artwork in public space. My idea is to make a light installation on a building where in the past the biggest textile factory of the Netherlands was located. Here are some experiments and results of my first research. My idea is to create a fragile image of the factory which visually reminds of woven fabric.

This is a movement study of three analogical film scenes. Each film scene originally shows a sheet that is shaken up, the outlines of the sheets were traced and overlayed to created this video.