Originally from Winnipeg, Canada I grew up in The Netherlands. In 1996 I completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Art from the Academie Minerva, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen, The Netherlands. In 2004, a Master of Fine Art from the School for Contemporary Art , Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, and in 2013 a MSc in Architecture from the Graduate School for the Environment, Machynlleth, UK.
I call myself a multi media performance artist, though the final pieces I make are not necessary live performances. I take a performative approach to the material I work with and this can results in (single channel) videos, installation using computer programming, knitting and/or photography. The topics I explore are taken from my direct surroundings. I listen with my eyes, ears, nose, and feet to what unfolds around me, and create a choreographic respond to this.
The process of making is a way of thinking through the topics I work with.