From september 2017 — february 2018, i will be working at NIAS (Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences) as part of a fellowship offered by the KNAW and the Akademie van Kunsten. I will be working on my upcoming project The supernormal, a more theoretical follow-up of my interdisciplinary art project De meeuwen van Tinbergen.
Apart from doing more research on the effects of Niko Tinbergen’s concept of the supernormal stimulus on human behaviour in general, i will be focusing on the implications of this kind of scientific knowledge on art, art theory and art education.
During the residency, i will try to set up an interdisciplinary dialogue between several renowned scientists, artists and theorists. The outcome of all research from both projects will hopefully be published in an illustrated book (in cooperation with Jap Sam Books).