SUNA NATSU is a sensible wall object that lights up at night, turning into a large wall lamp. This reliëf is made of wool and is completely felted by hand.
Art meets Functionality
I used 3D photography techniques, to capture sand structures at the beach, and then made a mold out of uit. This technique in combination with felt and lighting has resulted in this wall piece.
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KIJKSTENEN are intermediate objects made of plaster.
Inspired by the Japanese concept of stone appreciation; I captured natural structures and expanded them into new objects. By taking them back into the setting where they were captured as memories, they now function as intermediate objects and become imaginative worlds of their own.
POINTES is an experimental set of objects functioning as an acoustic instrument.
Making music through dance, that was my starting point. In this performance a living xylophone comes into being that unites music and dance. In classical ballet ‘pointe shoes’ are representative of the dancer’s weightlessness. In reality, dance is all but weightless.
While the body of a dancer is playing the string, she resonates one’s existence through space.
SPACE BEING addresses how perceptions of personal space can be transformed.
Seen from the body, we all carry a certain invisible space around ourselves and within this space we interact and connect with our surroundings and other people. I play with this invisible construct, materializing and shaping it. Doing so, I developed a new scripting language and provoke a new spatial perception.
ONVOLTOOID GEDICHT is an installation in the middle of a forest where people could whisper their thoughts through a symbolic communication line.
Embedded in the shelves of a constructed study room, the communication line connects the visitor with a secret listener. The listener on the other side of the line, performed as a writer, transformed all the shared thoughts into poetry. Words worth remembering.
Ymke Vertelman (1991) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK) in 2017, department of Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
Her fascination with hidden phenomena, like the shrinking and growing of personal space, or temporary structures that arise in nature are recurring elements in her work. With these elements she explores the way in which body language gives meaning to our perception of space. Or to make us aware of our relationship with the more natural rhythms that exist all around us.
'Im working on an archive / library where I capture structures, traces, textures and patterns that are often transitory or temporary. It can be small or big, made accidentally by people or naturally formed by nature. I use this archive to create new work'.
Intake, Group Exhibition Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives, The Hague
OpZicht presentation: Space Being STROOM, The Hague
iii - No patent pending #29, Korzo Theatre, The Hague (Performance: Space Being)
Graduation show KABK, The Hague (Project: Space Being)
Elle Festival, Amsterdam (Performance: Pointes)
Nacht van de Hoop, The Hague (Installation: The Attic Room)
Lightness Festival Mediamatic, Amsterdam (Performance: Pointes)
Salone Internationale del Mobile, Milan (Project: Pointes)