Investigación de kinesis
Marit Heinen’s creative process is based on research, observation and writing. During her time at ‘ace she questioned herself about “What is being social?” and, “How are the objects related to this?”. At the end of the residency she raised a visual proposal that combined photography, video and drawing, capturing her observations about the interaction between people and their personal spaces in the culture of Buenos Aires.
I think that my works can be, roughly, divided in two different strands: on the one hand I often make works where people are taking over the objects. In the sense that the objects are shaped by human behaviour, or even moulded around the human body. On the other hand I make works where the situation is reversed, objects take over people – the human body and/or behaviour is being shaped by and forced to adapt to the object(s).
What is common to both of these stands is the social interaction – between people or between people and objects. Through my works I am questioning what being social means by creating situations that forces us to consider how we are social. I am intrigued by our strive for balance that often just points out or even creates an unbalance in the situation.
The Netherlands | 1993. Lives in Amsterdam
2018 | Rietveld School of Art & Design. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mediamatic. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schaufenst. Berlin, Germany
Dutch Design Week .Eindhoven, Germany
Graduation show of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands