Is a photographer working in The Hague. Currently in her graduation year, she focusses on the act of the measurement of science by means of speculation and imagination.
collaboration: Lighthouse Texel/Birdwatch DelftThe arctic tern is the organism that travels the biggest distance of all each year. In his whole life this is just as much as three times up and down to the moon. This bird is a symbol for its ultimate connection with the earth. How fascinating is it, that they navigate by the use of the earth's magnetic field, the position of the sun and the location of the stars. We as humans used to navigate by nature, but now are replacing it by new technological methods like the TomTom or Maps. By becoming more dependent on technology and less on nature, the world seems to become more disenchanted. Can we go back to how we used to navigate in the same way as this bird, in a time where we are being lead by technology? What is it like to rediscover this connection by investigating the mind of the arctic tern? - click on photo to continue
Measuring has been a method used that goes way back in history. It's how humankind tries to make sense of the grotesqueness of nature. We objectify nature, so we can measure it, test it and study it. With the ultimate goal of unravelling its secrets. By investigating nature like the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt, I am questioning the measurement system used in the always changing landscape.- click on photo to continue
For the past few years, multiple space organizations have been working on the question if life could have been created by a meteorite impact. Therefore, scientists are busy unravelling the formula of creating life. With me, one big question arose: Did we fall from the sky? - click on photo to continue
In 1967 the Sir Isaac Newton telescope was build in the former Royal Observatory in Herstmonceux, East Sussex. Due to a lack of light and ability to see the stars, the telescope was removed in 1990. The ones still there are astronomy hobbyists. I visited the observatory again, fascinated by the half shaped globes and the space enthousiast atmosphere there, I let the hobbyists pose with their ‘instruction planets’. A tribute to what it once was, but hiding spot for what it now is. - click on photo to continue
Every day about 20 destruction animals arrive at animal crematory Haaglanden. The destruction animals consist out of pets as well as wild animals. Being saved in large containers by the crematory, they await being picked up by a company to be part of a big group cremation. As these animals don't get the attention and love the personal cremations get, I got to portray their loved side as a last memoir for the already forgotten animal. - click on photo to continue
When my grandfather passed away, he donated his body to science. I never really knew where he went, but by investigating possible scenarios I ended up at the crematory and just when I thought this would be his final destination; it wasn't. This is a project about what remains of us after we die; is the end really the end? - click on photo to continue