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03/2020

:book:

Research For People Who Would Rather Create

book

How to make an artistic research document? If you have asked yourself that question this book is for you: it takes you along all the most relevant questions, topics and approaches involved in the process. At the heart are dozens of diverse art & design examples that each illustrate another important aspect of the process of creating a research document.

The beta version of this book is being compiled and written in collaboration with the research community of Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in order to test it and work towards a publicly available version in the coming months.


02/2020

:robot:

Dreamrobot GoMorpheo

science fiction

De Gids

GoMorpheo is an app, an artificial intelligence that dreams for you based on all your digital data. This science fiction story was published in Dutch literary magazine De Gids with images by visual artist Harm van den Dorpel from his series Decompressions [Structures of redundancy]. The text is only available in Dutch, but Dirk Vis has given multiple live translation readings of it in English.


03/2019

:file:

The Lines of the Landscape

lyrical essay

Architectura & Natura

The 180-year jubilee issue of Dutch literary magazine De Gids (The Guide) has been translated into English by publisher Architectura & Natura. The book contains artistic photography of the Dutch landscape in combination with a variety of Dutch literature including Vis' lyrical essay Machine Garden.


12/2018

:note:

Arcane Grotesques

poem

Gerrit Rietveld Academie

Arcane Grotesques is a prose poem in word and image, written in English and published in the book Style is forbidden!, with works by 68 alumni of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, lovingly curated by Frans Oosterhof.


09/2018

:file:

The Ethereal Theatre

essay

Onomatopee

The Ethereal Theatre is an experimental essay published by Onomatopee in the book We Are The Market. The text is equal parts activism, theatre criticism and personal essay.


09/2018

:video:

Machine Dream

video

Het Nieuwe Instituut

Machine Dream is a poetic video rumination on the transformations of our rural landscape, as part of the Dissident Gardens exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Made with the researchers and producers of Het Nieuwe Instituut, with pro editor Dirk de Graaff, with voice angel Annie Goodner who most eloquently speaks my written words and with Jordy Ringeling for the almost-alien motion graphics.


07/2018

:bird:

Bird’s Song :download:

poem

Edgar Walthert

For the type specimen of the typeface Logical by Edgar Walthert the poem Bird's Song was written. The chorus was translated into 91 (!) languages. See: logical.family. Logical is a rich typeface that includes beauties such as the lower case 'g' as well as a wide variety of icons. Logical has also with much gratitude been used to design the website you are now reading.


01/2018

:kiss:

Cohen & Van Balen

poetry reading

De Brakke Grond

Things Seen in the Collected and Exhibited Objects by Artist Duo Cohen & Van Balen is a reading of new poetry based on the exhibition White Horse, Twin Horse in De Brakke Grond by London based artist duo Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen.


10/2017

:robot:

Machinetuin :download:

lyrisch essay

De Gids

“In de polder geniet alleen de kunstmatige intelligentie van het uitzicht.” In De Gids verscheen het stuk – noem het een essay, of een 'poldersong' – over de Noordoostpolder met als hoofdpersonen de Terranova-grondfrees, de Massey Fergusontractor en de eBee-drone.


04/2017

:book:

Het reality-essay :download: :cart:

novella

De Gids

Het reality-essay is als ebook gratis te downloaden bij De Internet Gids. Het is een genre-overschrijdend, veertig pagina's tellend essay voor op je :mobiel: of ereader, perfect voor in de :trein: of op het vliegveld. Het onderzoekt de onzekere scheidslijn tussen fictie en werkelijkheid, een thema van alle tijden en tegelijkertijd urgenter dan ooit.


03/2017

:drama:

Little Cloud

lecture performance

Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision

Interactive lecture performance using Twitter and images from the archive.


06/2016

:eye:

Sharing the Pain of Avatars :download:

art writing

Dries Verhoeven

The essay Sharing the Pain of Avatars was used as hand-out during the performances of Guilty Landscapes by Dutch artist Dries Verhoeven. Read it here.


09/2014

:book:

De Ghost in the Smartphone

chapbook

Domein voor Kunstkritiek

A limited edition chapbook of a visual essay on lightness in app design, electronic literature and art.


07/2014

:read:

Once Upon a Time... Marina Warner

fairy tale interview

De Gids

Myth, phantasms and illusions – nobody is more versed in them than English writer Marina Warner. Dirk Vis, editor of Dutch literary magazine De Gids (The Guide) payed her a visit in London and spoke with her about fairy tale princesses, quantum mechanics and Twitter. Published in Dutch.


10/2013

:video:

Crack

video installation (hypertekst VII)

Museum De Lakenhal

A kinetic poem installed in a historic room of Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, The Netherlands. Collaboration with poet K. Michel.


09/2012

:video:

Password Marco Polo :download:

web poem (hypertekst VI)


09/2011

:video:

Welcome Stranger

kinetic poem (hypertekst III)

Looping animation with text of and in cooperation with K. Michel exhibited at multiple locations including Schiphol Airport.


02/2011

:video:

Immer Fernweh

Documentary

Peter Delpeut

Immer Fernweh (winner Gouden Kalf short documentary 2011) is a filmportrait of East-German artist Johanna Kaiser by director Peter Delpeut. Fragments from her diary are being read by renowned actress Ursula Werner. Together with her paintings and quotes from family and friends in five chapter a passionate woman comes alive on the screen. Vis created the visual, kinetic typography for the movie. See trailer.


06/2009

:book:

Bestseller

novel

Sandberg Instituut

The book of the website is a Dutch language novel that masks as a user-generated content web project. Publishes in a limited edition master thesis version as a graduation project at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.


Archive


03/2019

:ear:

De Gids Podcast

podcast

De Gids

For literary magazine Vis presented multiple series of podcasts recorded in Amsterdam in Dutch that contain interviews, conversations and both upcoming and renowned authors read from their work. Go to: De Gids.


05/2018

:robot:

Sandberg@Mediapark

masterclass

During the masterclass Sandberg@Mediapark Vis and artist Selby Gildemacher developed a concept for a hybrid tv & internet documentary on techno-animism. See Sandberg@Mediapark.


03/2018

:clock:

Cyberwildernis

column

De Internet Gids

Column in Dutch on digital photography, LaTurbo Avedon and visual art.


02/2018

:clock:

Met dodemansogen

column

De Internet Gids

 


01/2018

:clock:

Journalist van de Binnenwereld

column

IYANTWAY


12/2017

:eye:

School Daze

art writing

Arjen Ronner

Essay on the photography of Arjen Ronner, published in the book School Daze.


09/2017

:clock:

Schoolverbijstering

column

De Internet Gids

Column in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


09/2017

:users:

Marineterrein Amsterdam

interview series

Amsterdam has a half hidden, half open navy shipyard right in the center of the city that is slowly, after 400 years, opening up to other people. This month a magazine will be published, developed by Studio KNOL, for which photographer Lonneke van der Palen and Dirk Vis had four interviews with the new and intriguing dwellers of the area.


06/2017

:wind:

Noordoostpolder

writer-in-residence

Stichting Herbergen

Writer-in-residence in the Dutch polder.


02/2017

:clock:

Met de kennis van straks

column

De Internet Gids

Only in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


01/2017

:clock:

Verzinsels

column

De Internet Gids

Literary column in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


11/2016

:clock:

Golf en rots

column

De Internet Gids

Literary column in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


11/2016

:file:

Enter the Writers :download:

art writing

Cinekid

Vis participated in the Enter the Writers program of the Cinekid Medialab. It resulted in a publication that included his essay Toolbox Full of Dreams on artists and the tools they create. You can download a PDF of the essay.


10/2016

:clock:

Hier zijn monsters – live

column

De Internet Gids

Column in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


06/2016

:clock:

De schaduw geschaduwd

column

De Internet Gids

Literary column in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


06/2016

:file:

Hier ben ik :download:

travel essay

De Groene Amsterdammer

Dutch version: Groene


06/2016

:blossom:

Dierenliniaal

1€ product parable IV

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


05/2016

:clock:

Lik me

column

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


04/2016

:clock:

Fantasme

column

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


03/2016

:users:

Tips for lumberjacks & authors

interview

De Internet Gids

Interview with Lars Mytting, in Dutch: De_Internet_Gids


10/2015

:robot:

Ieder einde is een nieuw begin

science fiction

De Correspondent

Dutch version:: De_Correspondent


10/2015

:kiss:

Performance with Smartphones of the Audience

performance

Lost & Found

Performance with the smartphones of the audience
Performed at:
Lost & Found, Amsterdam
Perdu, Amsterdam
Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden


09/2015

:clock:

Niet doemdenken maar doen

column

De Internet Gids

swap column VI


08/2015

:clock:

Dinosaurusschreeuw

column

De Internet Gids

swap column V


07/2015

:clock:

Een vlucht vogels

column

De Internet Gids

swap column IV


06/2015

:clock:

Deze stoel is het einde

column

De Internet Gids

swap column III


04/2015

:clock:

Kussenboeken

column

De Internet Gids

swap column II


03/2015

:blossom:

Dierentuintje

1€ product parable III

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids. Photo: Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky


03/2015

:clock:

Punaiseman

column

De Internet Gids

swap column I


09/2014

:blossom:

Reuzenframboos :download:

1€ product parable II

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids. Photo: Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky


08/2014

:file:

De Ghost-in-the-Smartphone

essay/tech criticism

De Gids

Essay on lightness in interactive media, Dutch version only: De Geest-in-de-smartfoon


05/2014

:eye:

Ik wil een nieuw ding

art writing

De Internet Gids

Essay on the project 75W of artist duo Cohen & Van Balen. Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids.


01/2014

:file:

One Euro Products :download:

mini-essay

1000things


10/2013

:read:

Positieve bespreking van een slecht boek :download:

creative book review

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


07/2013

:read:

Geil treinverhaal

short story

Hard//hoofd

verhaal, Hard//Hoofd


02/2013

:blossom:

Pennenbak Pauw :download:

1€ product parable I

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids, photography by Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky.


11/2012

:robot:

Augmented Reality: A Story

science fiction

AR[t] Magazine

Published in AR[t] Magazine


10/2012

:book:

Over proefabonnementen en zingen

chapbook

sold out


10/2012

:eye:

Bluescreen blue

mini-essay

Hard//hoofd

Dutch version: Hard//Hoofd


06/2012

:read:

Korte arabesk

short story

De Gids

Dutch version: De_Gids


03/2012

:video:

Simba, the Last Prince of Ba'ath Country

video installation

Foundland Collective

Shown in Kadist Foundation, Paris. Cooperation with Foundland Collective.


02/2012

:read:

Greyland: Mahmoud :download:

interview / short story

Foundland/DIG

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


05/2011

:read:

Mutaties

short story

De Gids

Dutch version: De_Gids


09/2010

:video:

Ah (douchelied)

kinetic poem (hypertekst II)

Text: K.Michel.


09/2010

:video:

Staande golf

Kinetic poem (hypertekst I)

Text: K.Michel.


04/2010

:read:

Oude vlammen

short story

De Internet Gids

Dutch version: De_Internet_Gids


01/2009

:video:

Kleine Wolk

kinetic poem (hypertekst IV)

With support of the Dutch Literary Fund.


07/2008

:video:

Preepten

kinetic poem

Rietveld Academie

Graduation work Rietveld Academy 'Image & Language' department.


05/2008

:read:

Ucyclopedia

artikel

Morf

Bachelor thesis on the letter U written at the Image & Language department of the Rietveld Academy Amsterdam. An edited version appeared in design magazine Morf.