This subdomain is created as a virtual record of thoughts, progress and experimental research conducted by Jeanine Verloop.

Jeanine Verloop makes kinetic sculptures and multimedia work in which she combines her love for craft with a fascination for technology. During her Illustration education (2018) at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam she was already fascinated with the techniques of old printers and typewriters. Verloop delved into their mechanisms and biological principles of movement and made this the starting point for a number of kinetic printing installations.

Her most recent works, Symbiote and Evanescent, are almost entirely constructed out of Borosilicate glass. The machines seem to be either on the verge of not working or destroying themselves. The glass gears and glass chains threaten to get stuck in twisted shapes and when the glass breaks ink is released. The ink drops on a canvas and creates a print of the destruction of the machine. Verloop sees the work as a deconstructive performance, in which the machine is the performer and she herself has assumed the role of assistant.

Currently she is investigating the possibility of incorporating the visitor in the deconstructive performance.

Verloop’s art is a breathtaking combination of the beauty of traditional techniques and technology and a testament to the power of combining the old and the new, the natural and the artificial, and the delicate and the destructive. Through her work, she encourages us to reconsider our relationship with machines and the delicacy and fragility of the human touch that goes into creating them. – ChatGPT

Research supported by: 2023 Matching Programme Crossing Parallels / Science Centre TU Delft, 2022 – 2023 Development & Research, Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam, 2022 Pictoright Steunfonds, Highlight Delft, 2020 – 2021 Starting grant, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, 2020 – 2021 Stipendium for Emerging Artists, Mondriaan Fund, 2019 Exchange grant V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Summer Residency at Hangar_org