Winner of the Heden Start Award (powered by GMW advocaten) and the Royal Academy Bachelor Department Award: Photography
The Mushroom Club
For years, it was the best kept secret in the Netherlands - The Mushroom Club - a former NATO headquarters inside a mountain on the Dutch-Belgian border during the Cold War.
This underground network of tunnels was stripped and officially erased on paper. What is left is an empty cave, objects taken out of their original context and the often inconsistent recollections from former employees.
This project is an attempt to dig up information in order to reconstruct an image of the headquarters.
Betekenis zoekende dieren
‘BETEKENISZOEKENDE DIEREN’ is a subjective collection of a wide range of perspectives on the transfer of information through the linear and non-linear narrative. The subject -the narrative- is researched in the content, as well as in form of the thesis. How are different forms of narrative used to create an understanding of the world around us? The selected information combines sources from biology, philosophy, art, psychology etc. to search for connections and differences within these various fields. As a result, the online publication is not a traditional thesis in which you are taken by the hand towards the conclusion. Instead, the non-linear form gives no specific reading direction, no middle and no end.