I'm a postpunk drummer and creator who used to make portraits. I'm working on my fifth album and second photobook.
My interest lies in edges; of society and mental health and the people existing there, generating tension by repurposing the contextualization of meaning and perceived value.
I was educated as a Social Worker and have worked in youth institutions and for the Salvation Army. I am currently working as the museum manager of Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam.
From 2015 till 2017 I made portraits of my friends and for various assignments. These images have been published in De Groene Amsterdammer, De Volkskrant, Algemeen Dagblad, De Straatkrant, and a couple of nice blogs.
I found Govert Giezeman in two lucky seconds but spent days on his quixotic website.
On a dark corner of the internet, he has rewritten the alphabet and the periodical system. He mused about the theoretics of dancing and detailed abstruse changes to physics, law and language. In his silent second-story apartment he worked on The List of All Things, while opening up about his own mental struggles and modest dreams .
This book consists of a careful selection of Goverts writings, lists and ideas. Deeply personal, grandiose and accidentally quite poetic.
Hand bound book in edition of 50 | Written in Dutch. -Sold out-
64 pages with a further 36 page inlay.Printed in duo colour Riso with screenprinted cover.Designed by Willem Verweijen & Tim Mooij-Knip
The book was launched officially on 16 september 2017 at Butcher's Tears.
Govert passed away in 2021. I had the honor to speak about his work in front of all his friends and family at his funeral. For the next 40 years people can sit on a bench in the Vondelpark, dedicated to his memory.
Fix Everything is a European Post-Punk project. I play drums, design it's artwork and release it's various lines of merchandise.
The new album HELLEND VLAK will be released on Geertruida Records in spring 2021.
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SOLD to @traveltommie - unbranded 50% merino wool turtleneck- oversized nineties fit (l) - zero emission - embroidered EU-blue logo - color: lonely room (black) - 35 euro FE: All these items found, sourced, customized, repaired, handmade or otherwise unique. There is only one of each. We've taken care to search for garments that fit well and last long. Some are vintage so traces of a previous life can be visible. We love almost all of these clothes and would wear them all ourselves if we did not need money to make a record and not wanted to see you in'em even more. Much love ❤
From 2005 till 2011 I was part of the band Stairs to Nowhere. An experimental garage-rock outfit which gained a small cult following.
Collaborating with Martijn Doolaard from DAMP design on almost every project, we created a visual identity for the band using abandoned factories as our canvas. No photoshop allowed.
Physical albums and merchandise were all hand-painted or screen-printed in editions of 100 till 600. All are sold out now.
We recorded 2 albums and 2 EP's, burnt pianos and electrocuted each other while singing, broke into Vredenburg concerthall to play a show and played (legal) shows in Holland, Belgium and the Ukrain.
The last album was released during 4 consecutive shows on old ship we inhabited, after which the band split up.
TIJGER SALTO was a hardcore-punk project that played violent shows in bunkers and small venues. Between 2014 and 2015 we released a string of video's, a cassette and an album in the form of a handcrafted beer.
The concept of TIJGER SALTO was simple.
Say 'Yes' to everythingMake no correctionsYes
I did all video's, artwork and drumming for this project. The style was based on accidents, computer glitches, cheap gear and low-res screenshots superimposed on crudely cropped pictures; mostly made in a single sitting, no corrections allowed.
Dries Meinema made the short film Punk Rock Drummer about the band.
Our first and last album was released as a handcrafted speciality beer, of which only 65 bottles where made. The album was sold out imbibed in it's totality on the last TIJGER SALTO show in the Vondelbunker.
TIJGER SALTO resulted in a few post-show hospital visits, permanent hearing damage, a deep scar in my hand, and was worth it.
This will be my second photobook. It will be released in a limited edition somewhere in 2021.