CD Jan Nijdam Kwartet: Bij de Dieren Thuis
Modern Jazz music composed by Jan Nijdam (double bass). The other musicians are Michiel Scheen, Alan Purves and Tobias Delius.
Drawings and graphic design by me, music by Jan Nijdam.
CD Jan Nijdam Kwartet: Bij de Dieren Thuis
Kortweg – gedichten & Het filosofendebat – Amforismen
Eric van Loo & Gerard Beentjes (editors), Laren 2017
Three weeks ago I participated in the Miniature Poetry Festival in Laren 2017, which was also the book presentation of ‘Kortweg’ (‘In short’). I just received sent this package with (already!) the second edition. Containing forty miniature poems by twenty poets (in Dutch). If you turn this 10 x 10 cm booklet you can read The philosophers debate ‘Amforisms’, a philosophical conversation between the young and the old philosopher.
All for just € 5 (plus shipping).
If you like to you can order a copy from me through firstname.lastname@example.org
The participating poets are, in order of appearance:
Mariet Lems, Nynke Geertsma, Marion Sturgeon, French Terken Kate Schlingemann, Gerhard to shop, Maartje Jaquet, Jos van Hest, Inge Boulonois Martin of Vijfeijke Anneke Wasscher Ineke Holzhaus, Margriet van Bebber, Stout Doornbos, Ineke Riem Mia Wittop King, Robert Grijsen Gaston Bannier, Gerard Beentjes and Jaap Lemereis.
Here are my contributions, with an English translation:
toy pink sweet soft and swollen
lips lie waiting warmly
do i want you
hot under my feet
onto your cushion may i come
(c) Maartje Jaquet 2017
Herman Divendal Award – nomination
In honor of Herman Divendal (1948- 2015), In den vreemde, will be holding a yearly award ceremony on February 8, starting from the year 2017, two years after Herman Divendal’s death. Herman Divendal was a big support for persecuted, refugee artists, an inspiring personality and a passionate and tireless bridge builder with sincere commitment, humanity and solidarity.
The award will be given to one of the twenty people that are featured on the longlist. The nominees are artists or cultural media who are working from the Netherlands, and, in a similar way as Herman Divendal has been doing during his life, are visibly active and committed as bridge builders between people with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. To be amongst the twenty people that have been nominated this year, to me already is an award in itself.
In this time of growing intolerance I feel the need to speak up in my own way. By showing the people in Amsterdam, my city. Anonymously. Not mentioning their names, nationality, religion and what’s not. Just showing their humanity. This drawing project will have my focus during the upcoming year. I am hoping to find a bigger platform so this work can really make a difference.
You can follow the process through instagram (#AmsterdamseMensen) or by looking at this album on flickr. #WeAreOnePeople #AmsterdamseMensen
WG Kerst Sale 2016
If you happen to be in Amsterdam this upcoming weekend, here’s your chance to buy wonderful art for only €100. More than 100 pieces of art by more than 100 artists. Photography, painting, ceramics, collage, sculpture, you name it. The idea is that one can buy art for a relatively small amount of money, even if €100 can be a lot of money for some people.
My contribution: three photos from my project ‘Stadstuin – City Garden’, 60x80cm, c-prints, mounted on mdf wood (black, 1cm) and ready to be placed on the wall. (Click to enlarge).
While My Guitar Gently Wheeps
Amazigh Festival Rotterdam
Last week I attended two festival evenings of the Amazigh Festival Rotterdam. Both with poetry, literature and music. On the first evening, Woorden zonder Hoofddoek! (Words without Headscarfs!) I had a small sketchbook with me and I made some spontaneous sketches. The people were so happy about it they invited me to come back to Rotterdam on the closing music night: Grenzen Voorbij (Beyond Limits) at Podium Grounds.
Here’s a small selection of the drawings, featuring the poets, writers and musicians that were performing on both nights. Please click to enlarge.
Queens of Sardines – design contest
This collage is my entry for a sardines packaging competition organized by Queens of Sardines (in collaboration with Fish Tales and Talkin’Food).
Éphémère in China
My one minute video “Éphémère” (Amsterdam, 2014) was one of the 25 nominated videos for The One Minutes China Contest 2016. It didn’t win, but, all nominated videos have been broadcasted by Shanghai Dragon Television on november 17th.
Shanghai Dragon Television is a provincial satellite TV station covering most of China (e.g. Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan), and, overseas: North America, Japan, Australia, Europe and more.