Dear Madeira, is a collective photography project that took place on the island of Madeira in April 2013. The project was initiated by Margot Holtman and included two photographers from New York: Bridget Collins, Kate Kornberg, and two graphic designers from Amsterdam: Karoline Swiezynski and myself. On a weekly basis we published a bulletin and hosted open studio meetings. Next to that, Karoline and I created the website on which we documented our collective working process on a daily basis. We are currently working towards exhibitions and a catalogue.
This is a webpage that functions as an online calendar. In the background a pattern is being built up over the course of a month time. The page is meant to be used as a home page. So every day you can see the progress of the pattern, as every day a new element is added. At the end of the year we will have created 12 unique patterns. The patterns are downloadable for desktop or screensaver. The project is published by Polarlicht, which is Elki Boerdam + me. Our work is image oriented and often deals with found footage.
A double publication on the occasion of the exhibition of the SHV book at Manifesta 9. The publications, shaped like dust jackets for the SHV book, feature interviews with design critic Hugues Boekraad and architect Rem Koolhaas. The interviews focus on the exclusive character of the SHV book.The publications were available at Manifesta 9. Various Readings of a Myth I & II was a project made in collaboration with Rémy-Alban Valton.
In the beginning of 2012 I made a logo and website for Melissa Siegrist, on the occasion of her first show at Amsterdam Fashion Week. Melissa is a young menswear designer based in Amsterdam.
With parts of an inkjet printer and Arduino we constructed this poster machine. As we tweaked the coding of the machine, the drawings it made were altered. The poster machine was made for a workshop and in collaboration with Marine Delgado and Rutger de Vries and with help of Ubi de Feo.
A second poster machine, in this case driven by participation of the audience. The poster was filmed and streamed live online, where one could view and participate in the progress of the poster. By calling one of the phones the participant would cause a phone it to vibrate over the poster, spreading its ink. The Call Center was a project in collaboration with Julia Bendeler and Elki Boerdam. It has previously been executed for VPRO Dorst and Magneet Festival.
An online zine about the unintended beauty of (amateur) fetish videos. The videos were found on Youtube and kept in their original state.Collected and published by Polarlicht as a DVD and as a webzine on the Polarlicht website.
I studied graphic design at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL (2007 – 2012) and printmaking at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA (2010). Currently I am working as a freelance graphic designer in Amsterdam, NL. I also work on (image oriented) projects in a duo called Polarlicht. Visit our website here: www.polarlicht.nl. Get in touch by sending me an email: info [at] byrthelemmens [dot] com