Udo Prinsen, director / curator
Early 2017 I was part of a group of Utrecht creatives visiting Portland, Oregon. Immediately I saw an opportunity to work with designers on a story including wood design from both cities. The simplest concept I could think of was to exchange a slab of wood, invite designers to work with that and organize an exhibit to present the results. The wood has a GPS location through which we can trace the individual story of each particular piece of wood to a slab with a story
. By challenging designers to work with this wood we will eventually bring the different personal views of the designers and the cities they live and work in.
I am particularly interested in bringing the story of the artist behind the design. What makes them tick, how do they see the city they live in, how do they cope with issues of sustainability and what is their artistic take on each other.
Kim van Engelen – teaser: film & edit
Sander Houwen – teaser: music & sound design
Jasper van Nieuwenhuizen – web support
Press kit (download option available soon)