Dirk Vis (1981) writes essays, scripts, poetry, and real-life science fiction, mostly in Dutch. Vis lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied Image & Language (BA) at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Graphic Design (MA) at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. His works have been published in Dutch: a limited edition of Bestseller (2009), the ebook The reality-essay (2017), the (anti-)manual for artistic research Research for People Who (Think They) Would Rather Create (Onomatopee, 2021) and a series of texts in different forms and media e.g. chapbooks, performances, websites, etcetera. He's directed several video works based on his texts. Vis is contributing editor of Dutch literary magazine De Gids (The Guide) and co-founder of De Internet Gids. He is lecturer and researcher at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and artistic research tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, besides having guest lectured at several other European art universities. Vis is currently compiling the Indexicalist Manifesto.
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