I ’m an independent artist or say director/conductor, who works with food and film. Apart from that, I identify most with my star sign being a Leo, and water monkey. The human design also has an interesting system that has exposed me to who I am which is a Projector. Check it out, but now more about me…
Apart from being… What do I identify with and why is that important?
What have I done so far?
I do things around experiences; made serval short films and create food experiences. I made a film on young students’ after parties and the disappearance of darkness in Africa. More recently dived into food design and joined a Market theater company. Here my love for food and art comes together and get a chance to further expand.
“I am a visual poet. I love culture, working with food and film to give perspective on life”
How would I describe my work?
I would say my film work is visual poetry. My latest films Death of Darkness and the director cut: Birth of Light are Essay films. My work is an experience, it’s not a standard documentary you watch and learn of.
Why do I make work?
I like the feeling of becoming more aware and the idea of leaving the world better than it was before. I make work to connect (inclusively) and to understand what we are so I’m interested in transforming ‘the ‘viewer’.
Where did I grow up and go to school and how is that relevant?
I grew up in the Netherlands and went to the school of youth talent where I had the privilege to explore different mediums. Non-verbal storytelling (and being moved by it) fascinated me and that’s how I got into making performance art videos. After this, I continued to study filmmaking with a focus on directing and documentary at the N F A. In 2016 I graduated with a multi-award-winning film on a ritual trance dance / with an immersive dance documentary named Tarikat.
Is what they taught me what I’m good at? Or what am I good at?
I learn by looking, especially from the moment when immerged in the world of dance during the entire periode of my high school. I’m good at mastering systems and creating concepts. I enjoy brainstorming as it allows me to be unorthodox (out of the box). I believe my Chinese, American, and Dutch backgrounds gave me a unique lens as a storyteller. It taught me to embrace differences.
Anything else I want to add?
I ’m currently based in Amsterdam & Nairobi (because of my boyfriend) and I’m setting up a company, and a foundation named Clinch. I refer to my news page and projects to learn what I am up to.
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Artist Associate of dance company ICK, Amsterdam
Coach for African Slum Journal since 2020
Food Designer and education program developer at Het Markttheater.
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