WORK / Visual artist Tineke van Veen researches and visualizes in her practice the concept of safety. Safety related to vulnerable situations in a personal and in a broader intercultural context. What kind of different cultural values open up new perspectives?
In her recent work she explores safety correlated with the disturbed relationship between humans and the environment. She examines the ability of film and photography to depict the changed perspective.
Tineke van Veen visualizes the concept of safety in objects, installations, film and photography or a combination of these practices. At the one hand the work is self-reflective and at the other hand it invites the spectator to reflect on his own position.
The photo project Unsettling Dust explores the lived, bodily experience of radiation by focusing on the relationship between post–nuclear landscapes and radioactive dust.
This documentary photo-project addresses the complexity of the concept of World Citizenship to open up dialogue. The portrait is combined with a short text in which the meaning of World Citizenship is expressed.
November 2015 research in Vaujours, FR, a nuclear contaminated area near Paris. Fort de Vaujours was a formerly top secret
In the film-installation aware the seemingly hopeless cleaning efforts of the nuclear contaminated landscape reveal the consequences of nuclear energy and the social impact it has on the inhabitants.
During the residency van Veen researched the economical position of women in Peru, which resulted in a series of photographs. The value of an art-object in contrast with the value of daily merchandise is used as a metaphor to explore this position.
Proteger&Reflejar 2013 performance with rescue blankets Cuzco, PE Opening on International Women’s Day, 8-3-2013 Cusco, Peru. In this exhibition 12
In the short film ‘身の安全を守る’, ‘to protect your safety’ eight inhabitants of Shimabara City in the south of Japan tell about the influence the volcano-disaster had on their lives and especially on their feelings of safety nowadays.
The triptic of 3 photographs 守る – 反映/protect – reflect are taken in front of the volcano HeiseiShinhanze during a workshop and was the result of a performance with rescue-blankets.
The upside down boat hovers between trees on eye-level. The black-mirrored plexiglass reflects as well its inside of the boat as the endless deepness of the water.
The trailer seems to levitate at night because of the neonlights underneath. Inside the walls are covered with rescueblankets, its
The black-mirrored house, high in the sky, reflects its surroundings in daytime and disappears in the dark at night. In
During the exhibition “Beelden Maken Het Hof” a black glass object questioned and reflected the impossibility of protection: inaccessible; uninhabitable; fragile.
safe/save 2010 installation rescue blankets; wood; neon Slot Loevestein, Poederooyen, NL
During the residency in Pune India, Tineke van Veen realized 2 installations, Vrit and Surrender. Vrit 2009 metal; pigment; glass
The relation between a wooden museum-box with the text fragile (to protect something vulnerable and precious) and the transparent blown
The site-specific installation Partituur was commissioned by the Christus Triumfatorkerk in The Hague. Partituur 2006 photographs, wood, nylon wire
Mapping your Feelings 2006 photograph on transparent sheet; blown glass, wire Fort Vuren, NL
The installation ECCE HOMO consists of 2 big drops of blown glass filled with liquid. The installation is placed on
During the 300th anniversary of the city St Petersburg SICA organized the Days of Dutch Culture. As part of these
Between 2001 and 2006 I curated 5 artprojects in France with international artists. Transhumance 2001, installations La Clef de Voûte