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visual artist, The Netherlands.
survey of completed projects can be found at www.leidihaaijer.nl.
The site is developed and maintained
by the artist herself. A cv
is also included.
Leidi Haaijer at work on the installation "
PERIOD - contemporary synchronization
" in 1998.
This work consists of various two-dimensional departures
from the text. There was also a screensaver in the
same exhibition where the words
" were only visible
at the moment when the two sets of animating forms
the 'Grafische Atelier', |
's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands
1996 I have been working on the "Punten&Vlekken&Cirkels"(Points,
Spots & Circles -2000->)|
collection, an expanding work in which evolution manifests itself in a diversity
of materials and
techniques. Sometimes this is manifested as a particular theme such as "the blue series"
where I showed a number
of blue round forms. My choice and arrangement of this work always depends
on the exhibiting
environment and depending on the environment, new works will also develop.
Some of the techniques
used in this work are sculpted wood, pressed and reworked glass, etching,
photographic images, and ink, pencil and paint used in combinations with
I have consciously recycled a lot of my work since leaving art school.
The most recent
project is "The
Tower of Babel", a collaboration between 6 artists which was presented
in February 2003. The concept deals with public space and the neighbouring occupants.
The Tower of Babel was constructed out of slide material taken
by these (non-artist) neighbours and revealed the concept that each facade conceals its own tower of secrets. The artists considered it their task to reveal this, and a result was to create an interaction between the environment and its inhabitants.
A description of this project (*.pdf) can be downloaded from the site.
Product" is a CdRom in English, Dutch and Polish on which
pull out pre-made shapes and colours and create your own design which
be printed out for use in public spaces such as on buildings externally
for clothing or as an autonomous work of art.
This Cdrom is both an work of art in itself and a means for teaching
use of colour and form, not only in public works but in seeing how
images can exist.
The concept, as well as the programming of the CdRom in Director, was
done by the artist.
Product - Formowalny Produkt - Pliable
the design (in red and white) has
been executed by the city council onto appartment
blocks in Piotrków Trybunakski, Poland in 2001. 4
"Plooibaar Product - Formowalny Produkt - Pliable
Product" where the design (in blue and white) has
been executed by the city council onto appartment
blocks in Piotrków Trybunakski, Poland in 2001.
work was developed in connection with an artist exchange in the small Polish
city of Piotrków Trybunalyski between 1998 - 2000. In 1999 a student
in architectural design saw the CDrom and a year later I saw three blocks
of accommodation flats coated with designs from the "Pliable Product".
Now there couldn't be a more practical example of its use in the public
environment, could there? It was a nice surprise.
had adapted designs from the Cdrom which used red, yellow and blue as the
main colours. In February 2001 the Euro-Centre (the organisation for the
integration of Poland into the European Union) invited us to give demostrations
to teenagers and government administrators, to show them how they could
use the "Pliable Product" as a means of the use of color and form
(and particularly in the existing buildings) as part of their action "Kampania
Koloru" which was about curating and caring for their city.|
have been working with computers as part of my art practice since 1994.
While doing post-graduate
study at the Jan van Ecyk Academy in 1986 I focussed on installations incorporating
objects, and the physcial act of drawing. For the installation, " 'Astand"
(Icelandic for "A Situation")
in a church I worked with an Icelandic sound artist who created loops of
Seven hundred and fifty gold-painted found chairs were spread organically across
the whole church.
1995 I was commissioned to
and pavement for a playground of a school
in The Hague. My design was two circles of
chairs arranged with the back of the chairs
around the two original trees in a school
playground. I designed the shape and form of
the chairs by hand which was later transferred
to computer for manufacturing. One form was
a closed circle and the other was a half circle
of chairs. The metal seating was made out of
patterns of circles.
of the Van Ostadeschool, |
(Tree Monument), OL 5 54' 48,25", NB 52 32'41,09", |
1996 in Kampen, The Netherlands, the postcard.
I participated in a
workshop in the city of Kampen, Holland, which looked at
better ways of involving artists with Dutch city building
A result of this was being commissioned to make a design for a tree
monument in a residental area. I noticed that the city had an area
with pathways leading
from it, on the edge of the newer part of the city.
I saw these pathways as 'green arms' leading from a 'green body'
so designed a monument consisting of a circle of stone around a
a pathway intersecting this. I presented and designed the tree as
monument for Kampen, to join other historical monuments of the city
this was celebrated with the production of a postcard declaring
this to be the Tree Monument of Kampen.
van Pols" (Pols' Circle) in Zuiderpark, Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
The circle was built in 1950s by
Mr. Pols. The park was renovated in 1995 and I was asked to make the design
for the circular pavement.
Arts Dialogue, Dintel 20, NL 7333 MC, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands