mirjam van overbeek

installation/light art

GRAS

Interactive work for hospital Belgium.
The grass moves when people pass.





SWINGBIRD

installation for a festival

Swing bird for Boomfestival in Portugal





ALGAE MAN

light installation

Installation of bioluminescent seeweed.
Experience of 1 minute or as long as you like.
exposed during Glow at TAC Eindhoven

Special UV and Glow pictures taken by Fred Oosterhuis Photography



picture taken in UV condition


Picture taken in normal light condition




Picture taken in glow phase
and made by Fred Oosterhuis with a special camera




DESIGN FOR DEATH

possibilities for future funerals

International competition of Designboom 2013
I made it untill the shortlist
What do future funerals look like?
my input:
1) A self-sufficient durable crematorium; because it produces bio-fuel. Bio-fuel is made of algae. Algae grow better in waste water and CO2 and produce oxygen as a by-product. This can take place in a near (created) lake or the sea.
2) Hollow degradable coffins/sarcophagus made of humus, which can be filled with letters, flowers and seeds of flowers or trees. They float for some hours.
3)Luminescent algae or fungi that luminate the surface of the coffins for a while.The luminated surfaces are natural sourced. It can be glow fungi or luminescent algae.
In this way the whole memorial can be enlarged in a very special way.
Your loved ones slowly leave in light.





Bio-luminescent fungi or algae illuminate the humus made sarcophagus.
This coffin floats for several hours.
Beautiful for a ceremony on the water.



A memorial chest made of humus and covered with glow fungi.
The fungi glow about a week.
Writings, flowers and seed can be put inside of the coffin.
out of the seed the favourite flowers or tree can grow.




Floating bioluminescent algae and humus sarcophagus




Lake memorail with luminescent algae ring.
The ring is made of humus en lubricated with luminescent algae gel.
The ring loats for several hours, the algae lighten up longer.



Floating urn-ring with luminous algae



FACING REALITY

Lichtrif gemaakt in het kader van Glow Eindhoven 2012
De titel Facing reality verwijst naar het gegeven dat koraalriffen langzaam
verdwijnen o.a. door het grote verbruik van plastics







Up side down photo of the main part of the light reef



Working on the light reef



Detail of the ligth reef



PROTOTOPE

Een posthistorische biotope in the making

The Prototope project visualises processes of growth in general and, more in detail, the possible influence of genetic manipulation, giving DNA mutilation, and chemical waste on DNA and those processes in future.
Out of the mutilated DNA and the merging of it with invisible NANO technologies, very different kinds of creatures will emerge, among others transparent light emitting creatures and plants which communicate through colors, trembling movements and fragrances. This possible world will arise somewhere in the future.

In the realisation of Prototope a number of "post historic" plants and animals are made.These plants and animals seem to be made of ice and react on their surrounding. They are interactive and will react on visitors observing the plants and animals.












BRAINWASH

2011

Licht idee loopbrug TUE Eindhoven





LICHTAANVAL

2011

Licht idee loopbrug TUE Eindhoven





ONEDEERHORNNEST

light-installation 2010

The now still rare onedeerhornanteater built a nest at AINSI in Maastricht.


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TREEHUGGERS

light-art



interactive inflatables
proposal lightfestival Geneve 2010





HEART WISHES

Lightheart 1.55 m.x 1.55 m





FORET VIVANT

light-art / soundlightscape

inflatables with soundscape 2010





WHAT PLASTIC SOUP?

environment

Environment about the phenomenon plastic soup.
At this moment twice the size of america in plastics are floating in the oceans. bijeengedreven tot eilanden van wel 10 meter dik.
Vissen eten de verpulverde deeltjes, denken vol te zitten en sterven.
Draagtassen en petflesjes gaan bij ons en nog 1 miljard mensen dagelijks onbewust door de handen.
Deze wegwerp gebruiksvoorwerpen zijn in dit environment getransformeerd tot de (gemuteerde) zeedieren met de langste overlevingskans van de gevolgen van plastics in de zeeën.
O.a. de kwalachtigen.


Gemuteerde kwal.

More jellyfishes

What more to say!





OCEAN

environment

ocean: metaphor of human behaviour

Detail of the installation
EDIT festival 2006 Eindhoven




LIFELEDPAINTING

interactive LEDpainting

Movements and sounds of the students in the big hall make the LEDpainting on the wallscreen.





CULTURE BEHAVIOUR ll

installation

Expectations and behaviour of (mixed) cultures
Krabbedans 1987 Eindhoven
space: 7.5 m. x 3.5 m.


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Detail of the tableware tree



CULTURE BEHAVIOUR |

environment

Expectations and behaviour of (mixed) cultures
Krabbedans 1987 Eindhoven


Beeswax fragrance, and laundry hanging outside the window.
(laundry not visible here)

Hotstone chair of particular Dutch streetstones



ROOMS OF GOD

environment

Installation at the Bommel van Dam museum 2002




EINTRITT DURCH DAS FENSTER VERBOTEN

installation

Remscheid 1987
Installation about freedom within restrictions.








objects

VALLENDE MANNEN


A serie of lightobjects about falling men


see as well under PHOTOGRAPHS







BRAINS OF DARWIN

object



Little wallbox.
Inside the brains of darwin, enlighted, with insects around it.





FEAR RULES THIS WORLD 2002

Mutilation takes place where creation begins



Circumcision of women still takes place in many parts of the world on a large scale.

Bommel van Dam Museum Venlo 2002





DE KETTINGSLURF (CHAINTRUNK)



Almost completed idea for a public artwork.
hight 2.00 m. and lenght 6 m.
When the forms are scrolled they produce sound and lights.








TRANSPARANCY OF MANKIND TODAY 2004



Art symposium organised by Grafisch Daglicht Atelier Eindhoven,
with an exhibition at the TUE







film

PROTOTOPE

a posthistoric biotope in the making

Short movie about the Prototope-project.

For more information see: installations: Prototope




OCEAN

metaphor of human behaviour

what one sees can be interpreted in many different ways.

The waves became the voices.
Mixed Acapella music of Josquin Desprez and Johannes Ockeghem (middle ages)




WHAT PLASTIC SOUP?

2010

Environment about the phenomenon plastic soup.




vuurfilm




drawings/photographs

VALLENDE MANNEN







Strictosaurus

conté pasteldrawing

The Strictosaurus carries the eggs on its back and thanks its name to its tail.
With the tail the eggs can be protected and pricked open.
The Strictosaurus is the result of DNA transformation caused by human manipulation and chemical pollution during flourishing times.

In the back one sees the wastes of the flourishing society.
size: 135 cm - 96 cm






Hermafrodiete zweefzwam

conté pasteltekening 2007

Hermaphroditic deepsea fungus approaching a seal-in fingershrimp
size: 74 cm br. 100 cm h.





Velvet moonsnake

conté pasteldrawing 2008

size 30 cm - 90 cm





Mountainflower

conté pastel drawing

size: w. 90 cm h. 30 cm





FLOWERS

Flowers from my garden
Photographed with natural light only, at the same place on the table.




Autumn lanterns

Dahlias from my garden, photographed in daylight




Tropaeolum majus and cosmos flower

Flowers from my garden, photographed in daylight.


Winterbouquet



Blad collage 1

100x 60 cm





foto collage

100x 60 cm





Blad collage 3

100 x60 cm





TULPEN

fotocollage

Fotocollagewand voor Apollohouse in Amsterdam





jewelry

Voeg een nieuw werk toe









Made for a woman who is crazy about colors and Mexico




Made for a nomadic woman




Felt necklace



my profile

As long as I can remember I am fascinated by creating worlds of atmospheres.
I have an enormous fascination for processes of growing in all possible meanings,
Going to the essence of things and from there creating worlds of atmosphere is what I love most to do.
Bit by bit I feel all the research, making technologies my own and looking deeper into things, is melting to unity.

contact

MIRJAM VAN OVERBEEK
EINDHOVEN
NETHERLAND

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