‘Ghost dwellings’ consists of performances, interventions, music and photography, which react, infiltrate and reflect on the work of the productive, but relatively unknown structuralist sculptor Margot Zanstra (1919-2010).
Wiersma was approached to guide the students in formulating and creating a lively one time show in which they present a selection of their research material on Arts & Nature. An opportunity to leave the academy behind, collaborate, operate across the disciplines and open up their ways of exhibiting.
‘Field(ing) Study’ introduces a range of observational techniques and recording exercises taking place at the The Clown’s Church Community Hall (field class room) and Ridley Road Market, Dalston. Live music act by: Sam Lee (Image: Student manual Field(ing) Study in collaboration with Paul Bailey).
Departures published alongside an article on the death and life of books by publisher Joost Nijssen, Dutch literary publisher.
The poster contains fourteen short stories (through field work observations) about hotels in Amsterdam written by fourteen authors plus illustration references by Bart de Baets. Contributors: Alma Mathijssen, Miek Zwamborn, Dorien de Wit, Steve Korver, Nina Thibo, Nina Wijers amongst others.
For the occasion of yearly Swiss Book Designs Catalogue 2014, designed by Studio, we were asked to create a photo spread taking the book title on Gustave Courbet’s exhibition at the Foundation Beyeler, CH.
The participating artists were invited to pick a book title from the Pierre Kemp Library that struck them, influenced them in some way and to take this as point of departure for the exhibition. Image: Student at the Maastricht University’s reading room where Wiersma disseminated the work ‘Jealousy’ through hundreds of books of the collection.
Glubbdubdrib Foundation is established by Yeb Wiersma and Claire Weeda on the occasion of the library project ‘This Teeming World’. (Logo: Dongyoung Lee) Glubbdubdrib aims to examine how artists and scientists culturally perceive, describe, interpret, depict, represent and shape the natural world around them and of which they are a part. All of the foundation’s activities start from the premise that knowledge sharing takes place through active participation, driven by critical thinking, curiosity, aesthetic enjoyment and pleasure. The name Glubbdubdrib is derived from Jonathan Swift’s satire novel Gulliver’s Travels, representing the imaginary island of sorcerers and magicians.
The Academy asked Wiersma to share her fascination for nature’s ‘special effects’ by creating a written contribution for their online site 1.000things. (Image: Historic photograph of globe lighting. Source: Weltall und Erde, 1900)
The walk ‘No Solid Ground’ departed literally and mentally from the artist Louwrien Wijers’s studio practice in Ferwert. Wiersma invited Louwrien Wijers to discuss the idea of Walking as Sculpture in relation to Wijers’ conversations with Joseph Beuys on Writing as Sculpture.