Coming from a background in architecture, my main interest lies in space. More specifically, in the way our daily surroundings influence us. I investigate how certain spatial signs can manipulate our instinctive feelings about a space and try, in my turn, to manipulate those signs to create another experiential outcome.
My work finds it foundation in architectural theory and philosophy of space, evolving from text to object to spatial installation. The resulting objects and spaces often seek to evoke specific experiences in the user and do this by inviting the user to interact with them, inhabit them, or play with them. The work comments on the function our immediate environment (domestic or urban) fulfils and proposes alternatives.
During my stay at GlogauAIR I would like to materialize a project that I’m currently developing in the medium of written text. This project deals with clarification of the significance of borders between inside- and outside space. I see the definition of in- and outside space in a broader sense – in some instances we talk about city as inside and the surrounding open lands as outside, and in some instances we talk about inside and outside of the body. In all instances the topic, whatever scale, concerns space and spatial relations.
My interest is in the borders that lay between, the non-space, the thresholds, and how they manifest themselves – physically and non-physically.
How solid are they? How do they influence our relationships to spaces we occupy? How do they influence how we enter and exit them? Is it possible to erase them completely and do without borders? What would happen if outside became inside and inside became outside? I am diving into the world of the in-between.
I plan to finish the main part of my theoretical research into this topic before my arrival at GlogauAIR and aim to spend my time at the residency focussing on material research. I would like to explore how to express my theoretical findings (or the questions I am left with) in physical objects. The goal would be to produce and display a spatial installation in which visitors/inhabitants/participants will be able to feel the duality of the border; to invite them onto the threshold.
Marijn Roos Lindgreen lives and works in Amsterdam. After obtaining a bachelors degree in Architecture at the Delft University of Technology she proceeded to join the masters program Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Institute, graduating in 2016.
Afterwards she continues to develop her artistic practice, next to being involved with more traditional forms of (interior) architecture.
2016. Received Masters degree in Interior Architecture at Studio for Immediate Spaces from Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.
2014. Received Bachelor degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology.
2017. TR/PS. Neverneverland, Amsterdam 2016. East Wing. Former Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam 2015. Wellness Weekend. BIN, Turnhout
2018. Een onbegrensd bushokje en het huis als sok (An unlimited bus shelter and the house seen as sock). 2016. Sitting on a stone in a field for a while.