Location: Hand Made: Long Live Crafts
During the exhibition Hand Made: long Live Crafts, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will be bringing crafts to life. The museum will display more than 500 objects where short video’s illustrate the process of producing the artefacts on show. The exhibition incorporates two specially equipped workshops where craftspeople will be working continuously, as well as demonstrating various craft techniques.
What began in 1994 as a hobby has grown into a business. Esmé became fascinated by the ancient art of basketry and followed a four-year course in basket weaving in Germany. She specialises in weaving with willow rods split into narrow strips, but also uses a variety of other techniques and materials. Hofman makes her own designs but also responds to commissions and collaborates with artists and designers.
Esmé Hofman will also be working in the Hand Made studio on monday 1st of April, Easter Monday.
Digna van der Put graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academie in 2009 and since then has been active as a filmmaker/animator. Van der Put is eager to dispel the misconception that a computer-animated character can be brought to life at the press of a button.
During the demonstration in Hand Made: Long Live crafts, Van der Put works on her short film 'Parade', a project she developed as artist in residence at the Netherlands Institute for Animation Film. The film is made digitally, but each drawing is still made by hand: not on paper, but with a digital pen on a drawing tablet. Each second of film requires twelve hand-coloured drawings.