Marijn Ottenhof

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar, Performancekunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Marijn Ottenhof works in a combination of performance and installation. Themes in her work are the disappearing boundaries between the real and the surreal, the rules of group behavior and the loss of function of objects and situations. Through seemingly pointless actions and functionless products, surreal settings and social happenings, she creates a parallel world of loneliness, magic and games without rules. The concepts of her works contain influences from dreams, popular culture and the news. In her work the viewer gets the role of a figurant, a person who is invited to participate, but unclear on which terms.

Werk

E621
Titel E621
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Commercial strategies are meant to seduce, to create an ideal image that is clean, carefree and peaceful, shaped or adapted to fit the needs of individual customers. Sometimes this leads to its exact opposite: the image of a sterile, isolated and mindless place, with a great lack of individuality. At one time attracting us with its promise of comfort and luxury, at the other it repels with its hollow self-reassurance and robotic prefabness.
Techniek Installation
Formaat -
Host
Titel Host
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Host is a performance dinner party set in the abandoned Lido hotel in Bucharest, once a place of grandeur, now beautiful in its decay. It took place on Saturday April 4th 2015. A small group of guests is served drinks, dishes and stories during their presence at the hotel for a long afternoon. 'Host' can both refer to the symbolic catholic bread as to the stem of the words hostile and hospitality.
Techniek Performance
Formaat -
Kosmos
Titel Kosmos
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Kosmos is a series of surrealistic images that seem to visualise the black space surrounding us, constructed using plain elements like isolation foam, pigments, light and rubber bands. They form a parallel universe floating between the simple banality of the materials used and the magic of the unknown.
Techniek Sculpture
Formaat 24 x 35
Superabundans
Titel Superabundans
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving The term Superabundans is used by the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga to describe the function of play in human life. According to him playing forms an extra layer over all of reality, a presence that is neither logical nor necessary, but inherent to human existence.
Techniek Installation, performance
Formaat -
Binary Bingo
Titel Binary Bingo
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Binary Bingo is a game of bingo with only binary numbers. It was played by the visitors of the opening of the exhibition Thought Experiment at Kik Kolderveen.
Techniek Installation, performance
Formaat -
The Waiting Room
Titel The Waiting Room
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving The Waiting Room consists of an installation with props, the video 'Available features shown' and a performer.
Techniek Installation, performance
Formaat -
The Waiting Room
Titel The Waiting Room
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving The Waiting Room is an ambiguous space down an obscure staircase in the basement. You can enjoy reading a magazine or watching television while you wait. Maybe you will meet the lovely hostess who will serve you some drinks and refreshments. But most of all, you can wait here.
Techniek Installation, performance
Formaat -
All work and no play
Titel All work and no play
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving All work and no play was a performance on location, in an empty office building in The Hague. Present were twelve guests, who were asked to attend in evening clothes, but were otherwise unsure of what to expect.
Techniek Performance
Formaat -
You Are Not Alone
Titel You Are Not Alone
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Set in a cinema, the public is invited by a guard to take a seat and watch the video. Everybody sits apart due to the numbers on the cinema tickets.
Techniek Performance, video
Formaat -
Playground
Titel Playground
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving
Techniek Photography, collage
Formaat 50 x 33 cm.

Omschrijving werk

Marijn Ottenhof works in a combination of performance and installation. Themes in her work are the disappearing boundaries between the real and the surreal, the rules of group behavior and the loss of function of objects and situations. Through seemingly pointless actions and functionless products, surreal settings and social happenings, she creates a parallel world of loneliness, magic and games without rules. The concepts of her works contain influences from dreams, popular culture and the news. In her work the viewer gets the role of a figurant, a person who is invited to participate, but unclear on which terms.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.marijnottenhof.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Fine Arts 2010 - 2014 J

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Leiden MA Kunstgeschiedenis 2002 - 2009

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Nee
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Nee

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2015 Art Rotterdam / Nieuwe Vide Kunstbeurs SOLO
2015 GEMAK Den Haag The Observer Effect GROEP
2015 Showroom MAMA Laffbox GROEP
2014 KIK Kolderveen Thought Experiment GROEP
2014 KABK Afstudeertentoonstelling GROEP
2013 Concrete Plans Studentententoonstelling GROEP

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2015 Bucharest AIR

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Particuliere verzamelaar Amsterdam, Nederland 'Air', sculptuur, 2015
2014 Particuliere verzamelaar Den Haag, Nederland 'The Waiting Room', lichtbak, 2014
2014 Particuliere verzamelaar Den Haag, Nederland 'Playground', C-print op aluminium, 2013

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 The Observer Effect MetropolisM tentoonstellingsrecensie
2014 I am not doing anything until I feel the need Joanneke Meester, Amsterdam kunstenaarskalender
2012 Epitaph for the end of the world Percival Space, Oslo digitale publicatie van tentoonstellingsruimte

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2015 Mondriaan Fonds vrije beurs praktijkverdieping
2014 KABK winnaar Fine Arts department prize

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
coordinator bij tentoonstellingsruimte Nest 2010 2014