In his work, Tom challenges people to look at their world from a
different perspective. Things look wildly different when viewed from a
different standpoint, which is one of the key aspects of Posthumanism; a
philosophy that states we humans tend to think too much from our
being-human, with little regard for things and other beings around us.
This thought, together with a focus on ecology and the relationship
between humans, technology and nature, forms the core of Toms work.
Although his subjects are usually abstract, the appearance of his
artworks is characterized by tactility, scale and movement. Because of
this, you're forced to relate to his works physically, challenging you
to view the world, both physically and mentally, from a different
In Search of the Miraculous II
The battle between humans and nature is over, and we've won.
As we slowly realize the death of our surroundings, we are at the start
of a grieving process; looking for new ways to relate ourselves to what
we used to call nature.
Artist in Space is an experimental talent program developed and executed by the members of
platform Noordenaars. These twelve art institutions from the North of the Netherlands work
together and create new opportunities for talents within the visual arts.
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PARKS PARKS PARKS is an interactive multimedia installation that invites to negotiate
heterotopias in the socio-political discourse, to create utopias and to find sense and desire in the
momentary. I am investigating the interdependence of time, space and language and try to
establish a version of reality freed from the chronology of time.We break away from language,
which as a coding absolutism makes communication impossible, and take a step aside, in the
direction of: speculative polyphony, tentacular worlds-becoming and sympoietic in-between things.
We seek the communication of things in in-between times and in-between spaces. The work
investigates and negotiates unreal places, so-called non-places; intermediate worlds, virtual and
concrete. Non-places, simulacra and heterotopias are quasi-places that exist in our time, as copies
or repetitions and simulations of our "reality". Borders of identity merge and cause and effect
become increasingly difficult to identify and can no longer be clearly separated. I will use
computing, video and audio equipment to create the virtual and auditory landscape. I furthermore
will create sculptural objects which will be connected to sensors and sounds in the installative
setting and allow for an interaction or communication with both the audience and the other
artworks of the exhibition.
I am interested in transdisciplinary ways of working therefore the collaboration with the other
participants of the exhibition is an enriching and inspiring process which has already started with