EMMA KROOS

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    locatie Amsterdam, 1992 (NL)
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    About Me

    I graduate this July, 2017 from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. That is also the city I was born in and where I currently live.
    My interests

    Every time I read this quote of Gilles Deleuze, I find myself agreeing with it.
    ''We are not in the world, we become with the world:
    we become by contemplating it. Everything is vision, becoming. We become universes.''

    The book that I am currently reading is Strange Tools, Art and human nature by Alva Noé.
    Work in progress

    Graduation project (installation/sculptural space)
    About my Work
    Artist Statement 2016/2017


    In daily life it is easy to miss the beauty of the surrounding environment. For me, beautiful things could be seeing a sparkle in the water, the sun which is lighting up some pieces of dust or small cracks in clay. These examples are visual details, atmospheres, filtered from daily life. Often my work starts from a detail like that.

    Such a visual detail is volatile. It is over before you realize that it happened. For me, those small moments leave a huge impression. It makes me long to be in that moment for a longer period of time and emerge in it. My longing for that visual detail causes motivation and necessity to produce a work.

    Due to my longing to be in a volatile moment the work often is a large scale sculpture or installation.

    Then, it is time to experience the produced work.
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    Education:
    2013-2017, Graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie

    Group Shows:
    2017, GRADUATION SHOW at 'Gerrit Rietveld Academie'
    2017, TIME IS THE FIRE IN WHICH WE BURN at 'SSBA Salon' (stadsschouwburg)
    2016, APOPHENIA (Art&Research) at 'De Nieuwe Dakota'
    2015, ARE YOU ALIVE OR NOT at 'De Brakke Grond'
    2015, PROSPECTS&CONCEPTS at 'Art Rotterdam'

    Publications:
    2016, APOPHENIA, research text 'Control' part of Art&Research.
    2016, group work initiative Tine Meltzer part of Art&Research.

    Participated as performer:
    2015, HESITANT AUTONOMY at 'Gerrit Rietveld Academie'
    2015, EYE ON ART at 'EYE Film museum'
    2014, CECI N'EST PAS UNE TA-RA-RA-BOOM-DE-AY! at 'Het Orgelpark'
    2014, VOICE~CREATURE OF TRANSITION at 'De Brakke Grond'
    2013, COMMUNITAS by Aernout Mik at 'Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam'