installation dear 2021

Human beings are rapidly reshaping landscapes to their liking with animal drive. This results in ecological changes that influence our existence. The modified landscape reflects the cycle of nature, with its downfall and resurrection. What is dear to us? It makes one long for how things once were, but what is past transforms. The deer's antlers are a symbol in this; In the spring, the deer sheds its old antlers for a new chance to grow on. The work 'Dear' is made of a racing bike handlebar with five rear-view mirrors on either side as hand antlers. The mirrors catch the surrounding landscape in fragments and confront the beholder when standing on 1 point. (You see yourself 10x)

material: bicycle handlebar with rearview mirrors

installation / nothern sun 2021

Light determines how we experience the environment.It makes or breaks our emotions. Anyone entering this space is overwhelmed by white light. Northern light is captured on the walls creating an alienating impression.

material: wallpainting by scale model with objects

installation / takomaki 2020

This installation is about the makeability of our food. Traditional dishes no longer consist only of local traditional ingredients, but sometimes come from far away. Takomaki means octopus and is the name of my poffertjes pan which was used as a base. The blue rounds are dried desserts.

material: colored desert of seaweed on Dutch farm windows
format: 61 x 61 x 61 cm

installation / aikon-C 2020

The 1st lockdown lasted 76 days. Contact and hygiene were never more important during this period. For each day, I made one Aikon-C.

material: soap with blood coral / 76 pieces
format: mobile phone 2 x 4,5 x 11 cm

installation / waterdragers 2.0 / wild camping 2020

Those who wild camp live in an environment that is not their own, and must become one with nature. Wild campers travel long distances, and trek off the beaten path. In my dummy, the images created leaves fall outside the edges of the white pages. The image in the center is a shadow of a man on a beast, he is taming nature. His shadow falls on the canvas.

material: cut-out photos on a dummy
format: 38 x 38 x 15 cm

installation / boezembeurs 2020

The capacity for corporeal enjoyment and the capacity for surrender and exchange is innate to each. The basis for this is the power of security. These primal feelings are passed on, discovered and cherished, but also measured against what someone else thinks about it. Everyone handles this in their own way. Shown are hand embroidered bosoms.

soft material lined perse
material: calf leather / metal / hand made embroidery / inside imitation fur
format: 15 x 8 x 20 cm a piece

installation / digibiecht 2019

How do you handle your online data? Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram. On any digital medium, you can than who you really are. Yet you leave behind very personal opinions and photos. To what extent is what you leave behind digitally honest? Enlighten yourself and send your confession to and receive an answer.

material: praying chair with motherboard / blacklight / electric tape / fluor stickers
format: room 4 x 3 x 3 m

installation / roots 2019

Enlightenment in finding a place of balance and peace. Many people who travel daily in search of solid ground encounter resistance. Uprooted, wandering, out-and-out, building a new existence.

material: 7 different trees from my own garden / 7 scoops / 1x1m canvas / caparol / white rope and paint
format: 4 x 1 x 1 m

© esther koeman