Art

Art is a way to stimulate self-reflection, to stimulate our perspective of time and space where self reflection is always in reflection to another, to the world around. Art, activism, stories reflect on us and the other way around.

Thats why it is not only what do you get from my work as a viewer? but what do we create together.

The process of creating starts with imagination, the flexibility of mind, with research, with reflecting on ourselves and the world around.
Art is in a way always a kind of autobiographic where you put something in from yourself, your memories, your reflection on time and space.

labour and time are two ingredients that often come to the fore in my work, in combination with an activist undertone.


VALUE BEYOND THE LEVEL OF AESTHETIC,


A prescription to understand, to take you with me in my mind, my thoughts and prayers.

You can only understand, when knowing what lies behind.

There’s an elephant in the room, 

(the lack of sense of necessity)  

Art performance “There’s an elephant in the room” (the lack of sense of necessity)


Performance at Museum Arnhem, Arnhem the Netherlands to Highlight Climate and environmental Inaction.


Johannes-Harm Hovinga’s “There’s an Elephant in the Room. (The lack of sense of necessity)


Museum Arnhem, June 22 until July 14.


After The Hague in 2022 where the Guardian called it a blistering performance, Dutch artist Johannes-Harm Hovinga is set to reprise his thought-provoking act at Museum Arnhem in an extended and more impactful way. 


Over 20 days, Dutch artist Johannes-Harm Hovinga will transform the 7705 pages (printed on colourful paper) of the IPCC working groups I, II and III reports of the sixth assessment cycle and the Synthesis Report, into confetti as an example of the lack of sense of necessity, underscoring society’s alarming disregard for critical climate science.

June 22 until July 14, Museum Arnhem, Daily from 11.00 am

Description of the performance.


I use a two-holes hole puncher / paper puncher.


I sit for almost 6 hours daily (the opening times of the museum) at a table, repeating the same movement of hole punching.


I walk into the room in silence just after opening of the museum and I leave in silence just before closing time.


I do this 6 days a week (the opening days of the museum Tuesday to Sunday), for 20 days from June 22 until July 14 - 2024.


During the hours of the performance I don’t speak.

During the hours of the performance I don’t eat, I only drink water.

During the hours of the performance the only intermission I allow myself is going to the toilet; I stay silent.


On day 20 I leave the table in silence, the remains will stay for two weeks.


After that I come back and clean in silence.



This performance, a stark reminder of how we continue to ignore the pressing reality of the changing climate, the loss of biodiversity and the impact of pollution. 

  Ctrl-alt-del, a soft reboot.

Rendezvous at a windy corner, cross pollinations in art, activism, landscaping, and more. 

To question, to provoke, to inspire, to disturb, and to connect in the search for new answers.