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is a Dutch communication designer and media researcher, fascinated by the meetings, clashes, and (mis)translations between virtual and physical spaces. She sees these errors as beautifully poetic and often humourous, and reflects on them predominantly through writing and video.

Her work has been exhibited/screened at a.o. Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven), the Wrong Biennale (Valencia), A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), 60 Seconds Festival (Copenhagen) and PloktaTV (online).

In 2019 she graduated from the department Media & Culture at Design Academy Eindhoven, after which she studied Media Studies at Maastricht University.

postcard series

These postcards show popular instagrammed landmarks – with a compilation of selfies that were made on the exact same spot.

In the age of digital self-promotion, Instagram posts depict us as enviable individuals, having a unique experience in untouched nature or at a city gem. In fact, these landmarks have turned into crowded tourist attractions; there is a huge gap between the story that we tell online and the reality on site.

Greetings from Kuang Si Falls, Antelope Canyon or the Eiffel Tower, and from all the other people that were there too. By adding a selection of the numerous visitors that digitally posted their picture to an ‘old-fashioned’ postcard, the story is placed in a contemporary perspective.

photography by Femke Reijerman

photography by Mónica Vélez

photography by Mónica Vélez

#Greetingsfrom was part of Fe*Mail*Art Postcard Exhibition 2020 at A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, and exhibited at Design Academy Graduation Show, Dutch Design Week 2019.

copyright Marijn Bril, 2019