Dutch Mountain, 2011
Installation with photo, made in the harbor of Rotterdam depicting a mountain of recycled metal.
The mountain is illustrative of the amount of metal we use and reject within our market economy. It also echoes the Mongolian landscape, with its hills and blue sky, and reminds of the raw material we mine from these seemingly unspoiled landscapes.
Drug Store 2011
The exhibition space ‘Het Glazen Huis’ is used as a place to dry herbal material, like in drug stores. The word ‘drug store’ origins from the Dutch word drogerij (a place to dry material).
For this project Aletta de Jong locally collected the material with the maintainers of the green area of this neighborhood as well with the Universities Botanical Gardens in this same area.
The drying material can be used for medical or edible use but also as an ingredient for a product like paint.
Meadow vases and wild flowers from the city, arranged on a photographic backdrop.
A temporary work commissioned by CBK Schiedam under the titel ‘Kunstwerk aan de Winkel’.
Green Light, Bare House Project 2010
A sculptural proposal in which reclaimed window frames are stacked together around a city street lamp to suggest a greenhouse structure. In doing so, nocturnal urban light – sometimes considered as light pollution – is utilised as a proposition for food production.
A three dimensional drawing made with coloured rope and a Humulus lupulus plant otherwise known as Hop. Hop is a plant cultivated for the conelike flowers of the female genus, which is commonly used in brewing beer. The rope is arranged in a zig-zagging composition. During the course of the exhibition the Hop plant grows along the rope thus accentutating its charachteristics whilst being contrary to the ordinary course of nature.
Green House, Pori art Museum, finland 2010
A sculptural proposal in which reclaimed window frames are utilised as a proposition for food production.
Green Light 2009
Advertisement Lightbox customized into a greenhouse with growlight and edible plants.
People Describing Their Surroundings Using Objects Close at Hand
Said - Basel 2005
A series of videos in which people use objects already in front of them to describe their personal experience of their home surroundings.
People Describing Their surrounding Using Objects Close at Hand - Live
A location in Tokyo described using sticks and hand gestures
People Describing Their Surroundings Using Objects Close at Hand - Live
A location in Frankfurt described using a saucer and hand gesture.
Bouquet made of toxic flowers.
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Edible plants and fruit trees in several boroughs of London. “Street food” found in communual gardens of social housing, on city farms, on the streets, balconies, windowsills and allotment gardens.
Technique: oilplot on paper, different sizes from ±30x 50 to ±80 by 110 cm
A nursery of vegetables and herbs grown in the garden of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. These were grown as supplies for a temporary restaurant called de Aalmoes, which was located on the street outside the museum during the summer of 2008.
Installation with plant, LED lighting and house music
This work was informed by scientific researh showing that different plants grow better in certain colours of light.