C-PLATFORM × De Onkruidenier
A mobile studio for the work of de Onkruidenier that facilitates all the steps from fieldwork and harvesting plants to creating new narratives on site. The Fieldwork Station is launched during exposition BAL! at Paleis Soestdijk between the wild plants that late Queen Juliana loved so much.
Power to the wild
At the deck of the Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam thirty wild plants were presented as a cloud of many qualities; devotion, barometer and power food. Visitors of the exhibition were allowed to take seeds of the plants and bring it home to their own backyard, street or city and spread wild quaities around.
Sweet – Sweat
How can we evoke salt inclusive life? SWEET — SWEAT is the latest conception of on-going research project ‘Halotolerant man’. SWEET — SWEAT #01 took place in the southern coastal part of the Netherlands, where in 1953 a big flooding took the lives of many Dutch families. This disaster lead to one of the biggest protection projects, called ‘Deltawerken’. 65 years after the flooding we created a new experience based on sweet and salt water, conected to the restrictions of our food system.
Gardening without boundaries
Researcht project in collaboration with Satelietgroep in which we observed the various landscapes of Terschelling through the eyes of the users, of the east part of the island. On the picture: an edible handscape representing the various interactions with local specialists, residents and farmers. Refugium for wild plants of Terschelling, including work stations for water, soil and vegetation; a garden where visitors were guided along the differnt parts of a storyline about the landscape surrounding them.
In their collaborative practice, de Onkruidenier, Jonmar van Vlijmen (b. 1980, NL) and Ronald Boer (b. 1981, NL) explore forms of symbiosis between the realm of the cultural and the natural world. Through on site fieldwork and research, their artistic practice develops new interpretations on the relationship between human and nature. Their work transforms familiar everyday actions of classifying, cultivating, preparing and consuming of plants into experiential narratives.