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Tentoonstelling Ruimte: afgelopen

De tentoonstelling Ruim•te (de, v) is na bijna 2 maanden dan toch echt afgelopen! Er zijn uiteindelijk 5 uitwerkbare ideeën ingezonden. Iets minder inzendingen dan waar ik op had gehoopt, maar wel hele leuke inzendingen die ik met plezier (en soms met wat moeite en gepriegel) heb uitgewerkt, geprint (en vaak ook gelijmd). Heel veel dank aan Rob, Elko, Bianca, Kor en Janleo. (..)

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Ideeënruimte/ publieksruimte update

Het is even geleden dat ik een update schreef- het is een erg drukke zomer en ik kwam er niet aan toe. Bij deze dan eindelijk; de publieksruimte heeft inmiddels 2 toevoegingen, ideeën ingezonden door Bianca en Elko (bedankt!)

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bookstore girl

Update: I actually won this contest! Thanks, Thre3d!

When I read about the RepYourCity3D contest, I had to make something. Not because I wanted to win the contest- I don't think I ever even entered a creative one before (mostly because nowadays photography contests usually are just another way for businesses to get free pictures.. and they usually aren't challenging in any way)- but because it was just the perfect opportunity to make something really fun that I had in mind and that would fit the contest so well.
So I took a bit of time out of my hectic pre-almost-there-exhibition schedule and made this, kind of last-minute. Sometimes these challenges really are worth your time. I don't think I would have made it if it wasn't for that contest.
My entry on

Click on the image to enlarge- if you look closely you can see the girl sitting on the black metal frame in front of the left window, a bit to the right from the middle of the frame.

I decided to use this 3D print in my exhibition because it actually fits one of the spaces much better than the print I had planned for it at first, so you can see it at Architectuurcentrum Rondeel at the moment. She might travel for a bit after that or find herself a more permanent spot somewhere, who knows..

I'll post more info about the exhibition really soon, I'm still working non-stop to get everything done. In the meantime, if you can read Dutch, check out the 3DEE page and send in your ideas for one of the spaces in my exhibition. If it's a good one, I might just print it- and then you can have it after the exhibition wraps up. If you can't read Dutch but would like to know more, let me know; in that case, I might translate the page when I get the chance.

Antiquarian bookstore in Deventer with the bookstore girl

Bookstore girl 3D print

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Bookstore girl, quick iPhone snapshot, before I took her on her city trip

work- in progress

I am working on my upcoming exhibition and if you've seen my latest blogs and tweets, you might have guessed it; I won't be showing photos this time. The initial plan for this exhibition was a photography project, but about two weeks ago I put all the work I had already done aside and decided to go for something entirely different. So, as usual right before any exhibition, I'm working day and night to get everything done.


The exhibition will focus on how we experience buildings, spaces; these are a few parts I'll be using

When I discovered the potential of using a 3D printer for my art work I was hooked and when I decided to do an entirely different project using 3D prints I immediately bought an Ultimaker Original. About two weeks before my deadline- a little crazy, I admit, but a challenge is what makes life and work exciting and if I like doing something I don't mind spending day and night on it.

You can buy this 3D printer assembled, or as a kit. I went for the kit and built the printer myself (Elko helped of course). If you're patient and good at building and tinkering, I highly recommend it, because you will know the printer and it's parts inside out, which helps you in understanding how it all works exactly and how to replace or fix something if need be.
I really wouldn't go for it if you won't like working on this machine for hours and hours though. We spent roughly 14 hours on it (we made a timelapse of the process, but I haven't gotten around to editing it into a nice little video I can upload- when or if I do, I'll post the link here) so it's not like assembling something from ikea.

So far my results with the Ultimaker original have been very satisfying- the occasional hiccup aside. I wrote a bit about the difficulties of 3D printing in my previous blog and I might write a few more blogs that will focus on the technical aspects, but for now I'll stick to showing you a sneak preview of parts of the exhibition.

The standing doll is 9 cm high so these parts are very small. The drawings of the dolls were made in 123dcreature on the iPad, then prepared for printing using programs like meshlabtinkercad and cura. I made the drawings of the objects in tinkercad.

If you're in or near Deventer in the coming weeks, be sure to check back for more details on the exhibition. More info coming soon!