Biodegradable Research Project Timelapse

Last summer I researched how my work is taken back by nature. Previously I shared the progress of the decay of this work.  After 65 days the painting was practically gone and only the burlap was left.

All images aken during this Project have now been processed into a Timelapse video, which beautifully shows the decaying process. This video can also be found on the Project Page..

Waste of Colour/ Colour of Waste nu te zien!

The installation “Waste of Colour/Colour of Waste”, made in assignment for CityLiv / Cultura Nova, is now on show in the Collectors House in Heerlen.

The installation visualizes the proces of old roof tiles, made from natural clay, to art. Visitors see how a pile of old roof tiles slowly crumble into a fine pigment powder, this pigment turns into paint and ends in a wall full of art prints which have all been worked on with “roof-tile-paint”. The prints are made on growingpaper, this is recycled paper with integrated flower seeds. When the art is put in soil, given back to nature, the paper will degrade and new nature will arise…full circle!

Installation Dorieke part of CityLiv 2017 during Cultura Nova!

During CityLiv 2017 , a part of Cultura Nova, one of my installation pieces will be on show.  It caries the title  “Waste of Colour / Colour of Waste ” (exploring boundaries). 

CityLiv takes place during the  summer festival Cultura Nova and during the Festival of the Future.

Date: 19 t/m 27 August  +  14 en 15 September 

Hours: 14.00h – 20.00h

Free Entry!

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Couleur Locale, the making of an artist studio/lab!

Today the activities started in the beautiful space at CNME Maastricht! Throughout the summer I will be working very hard here, with assistance of employees and volunteers, to make sure the place will be ready for the start of the project. A whole year I will be able to work here and do further research into inorganic and organic pigments.

The space was still filled up with materials and stuff no longer needed, so everything was sorted, moved and put away. Now it becomes clear what we can do with the space…Next week we will start cleaning the space and slowly turning it into a artists studio/lab. It will become a place where I can work, do my research, but it will also be a place for educational purposes. For local schools, art students, fellow artists or other interested people.

I will keep you updated through this site, have any questions or are you interested in my work/research? Dont hesitate to leave a reaction or contact me!

Dorieke at the TEDxMaastricht Pitch Night

Dorieke will speak at the TEDxMaastricht Pitch Night in the “Brandweerkazerne” on the Capucijnenstraat 21 in Maastricht on june 19 at 20:00.

She will speak about: “Why art should be seen as waste”. If you are nearby, come and visit me!