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I define my work as 'functional objects', which are more expressive than mere functional. Take a chair for instance. Most people consider it as a piece of furniture, which should be of the utmost comfort to relax on. To me however, the lack of such comfort could really be more artistic and meaningful. So I will go for object language instead of function. In its construction, the intended function is just a starting point, which is sometimes clearly present in the final form and sometimes not. It's a game between function and object language which always ends in the object language as winner of the conquest and function winks at you from the sideline.
In my work you will see the development of abstract, static objects into kinetic objects, which either might be put into motion manually or by artificial means. I am constantly researching how things work and move and try to use these mechanisms in

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