Sharing Elements                2021


The project Sharing Elements explores the concept that we are as humans are not above matter, we are matter. With Sharing Elements Christien Meindertsma researches how much we are physically connected to the world around us. What am I made of? Where do my elements come from, and where do they go to? And how do I relate to all these elements of matter around me? Are the questions that were the starting point of the installation.

Together with interactive designers Joel Gethin Lewis and Reza Ali, Meindertsma is designing an interactive installation that blends the analogue and the digital to create a visualization of the elements that make up all of our bodies. The installation will be a place where visitors can see themselves reflected as an interactive cloud of elements that they are made of – from the abundant elements like Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen and Calcium, but also rarer elements like Phosphorus and Copper. The digital installation is accompanied by an exhibition that visualises the elements in our bodies, how much we need as human beings and how much of these elements is available on earth.
For Dutch Design Week 2021, Meindertsma is invited as ambassador to develop new work that deals with the relation between people and objects, to reflect on the subtheme of this year Things that Matter. 


Links: Dutch Design Week 2021
 
COMMISSIONED BY: Dutch Design Week / Lisa Hardon
With special thanks to: Lisa Hardon, Joel Lewis, Reza Ali, Bart Grob, Plastic Soup foundation









SALES 

Acoustic Poster, Gelderlander, Saddle Blanket,
Bulb Bullée, Urchin pouf, Flax project, Aran rug,
Texel ottoman , Bottom Ash Observatory,
Pigeon Service: thomaseyck.com


COLOPHON

Photography: Mathijs Labadie, Roel van Tour
Text edit: Laura Houseley
Graphic design: Kumi Hiroi
Coding: Henrik van Leeuwen

CONTACT

info@christienmeindertsma.com

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