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is a Rotterdam-based media designer, researcher, and curator. With an interest in digital culture in all its complexity and foolishness, she explores topics ranging from networked images, technological mediation, to digital metaphors. She reflects upon these predominantly through curation, writing, and video.

Marijn graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the department Media & Culture and studied Media Studies at Maastricht University.

Her work has been presented at Dutch Design Week, the Wrong Biennale, 60 Seconds Festival, PloktaTV, and her writing published at Institute of Network Cultures and Archined. For CIVA Festival she recently curated the online discourse programme ‘When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air’, reflecting on increasingly digitally mediated nature.

When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air at CIVA Festival (25/02/2021, online)
curated discourse programme

From wildlife live streams and the iconic Windows XP Bliss wallpaper to the afterlife of animals on the internet, nature is just a click away. Overly saturated and in full HD, or pixelated and buffering live streams, what kind of new meanings are formed in these nature representations and simulations? Networked image culture brings us closer to faraway landscapes, yet creates new distances to be bridged. More than found footage of pristine wilderness, the nature image is socially and technologically constructed. Bringing together artistic and discursive perspectives, you’re invited to experience nature safely behind your computer screen.

With essay films by Astrid Feringa & Jean Baptiste Castel, Benjamin Earl, Salvador Miranda, Deborah Mora – a presentation by Théophile Blandet – a Wildlife Watching Workshop by Sylke van der Heiden – a Guided Walk by Anna Fink – and a Panel discussion on the Nature Image.

Full programme at civa.at