The Wandering Womb (2023)
The Wandering Womb explores creation from the microcosm of the womb to the macrocosm of an evercreating universe, and from ancient creation myths to contemporary multiverse theories.
media unity (game engine), live cinemachine, ~10 minutes, 1920x1080
in collaboration with Menahem Wrona
audio Ricardo Carvalho, Da Hye Yang
virtual landscaper Noémi Biró
special thanks Lou Lou Sainsbury, Kolijn Jagersma, Djuna Couvee
curated by Johan Gustavsson, Louise Bjeldbak Henriksen
Hysteria Narratives (2021) & This work might contain nudity, do you want to proceed? (2020)
Hysteria Narratives, (2021)
“Almost prentending to be a film for scientific use, Hysteria Narratives by Pleun Gremmen is an immersion inside a dreamlike female human body, punctuated by the words of a hypothetical patients who complains of the symptoms of the desease described as hysteria. Four video reconstructions of explorations of female intestines with a tube retrace the history of hysteria and its exploitation to define the sexist intellectual, physical and moral inferiority of women.” – Metronom Gallery, Modena Italy, 2021
media video, mp4, ~8:33 minutes, 1080x1920
concept, 3D animation, virtual world building, text, editing Pleun Gremmen
This work might contain nudity, do you want to proceed?, (2020)
is a 15-minute narrative exploring the lack of medical research in womxn bodies through early medical texts and the myth of the wandering womb, an animal within an animal, while wandering through a virtual body.
media video, mp4, ~15 minutes, 1080x1920
concept, 3D animation, virtual world building, text Pleun Gremmen
camera, editing and sound Edith van den Elzen
narration Lot van Teylingen
made in residence at the Internationales Frauen*Theater Festival, Frankfurt am Main at antagon theaterAKTion
A Revisited Story of Decline (2019)
An animated story about far right ideology that tries to strike a balance between gaining some much needed knowledge about and creating unwanted propaganda for this fringe internet culture.
project: three synchronized screens showing three perspectives, mp4, ~13 minutes, 1920x1080.
1: an animated look into the ideology of the online far-right, from radicalization to action.
2: selected content written by Brenton Tarrent, the terrorist who killed 51 people in Christchurch, New Zealand in March 2019.
3: my own perspective, my comments and collected definitions of terms mentioned in the other two screens, taken from my publication Alt Reality Lexicon.
film Pleun Gremmen
narration Alexander Brouwer
score Matthijs van der Wilt, Thomas James Scholte
sound assistance Sjoerd van Kampen
curated Iris Sikking
special thanks to Delphine Bedel, Leslie Robbins, Eline Benjaminsen & Djuna Couvee
Alt Reality Lexicon (2018)
Every key point in the ideology of the online far right is mirrored in their expressions, their aesthetic, behavior and in their vocabulary. To gain a deeper understanding of the views of the online far-right it is key to be able to understand their language.
project: a mediawiki and a printed publication both acting as a lexicon, http://altrealitylexicon.xyz/, book size ~A5, 221 pages
website, mediawiki help Michael Murtaugh
guidance (Piet Zwart Institute) Steve Rushton, Marloes de Valk & Aymeric Mansoux.
design tutor (Piet Zwart Institute) & collection editor Delphine Bedel
book intro text editor Djuna Couvee
El Aleph (SEP2021-SEP2023)
El Aleph is a transdisciplinary space for culture and the arts established in the city of Porto, bringing together musicians, visual artists, writers, theatermakers and philosophers to live and create together. Working with the local community, the goal of El Aleph is to establish dialogue between diverse cultural spheres and the city of Porto, exploring literal and figurative languages through the hosting and co-creation of cultural events in music, performance, philosophical inquiry, visual art exhibitions, and readings. elaleph.pt
Pleun Gremmen, Rotterdam, Graphic Design, Grafisch Ontwerp, Grafisch Ontwerper, Visual Artist, Visual art, VJ, VJ in Rotterdam, WORM Rotterdam, Piet Zwart Insitute, ArtEZ Arnhem, Graduate, MONO Rotterdam, The Love Imams, Arnhem, artez,
Pleun Gremmen (they/them, NL, 1992)
I am an artist and graphic designer who creates [ visual / queer / hyperactive / (im)possible / fictional / (more-than-)human / collaborative ] [ narratives / worlds / dreamscapes / histories / realities ].
My multidisciplinary practice uses a toolbox consisting of 3D rendering, virtual world building, graphic design (web and print), performance and installation.
If you would like me to design, research, talk, workshop, collaborate with you on a project don't hesitate to contact me at info[at]pleungremmen.nl. Open this site on a desktop for more, or check out my instagram: @pleunpleunpleun.
(commissioned project, 2021)
PR social media and the virtual exhibition for Creative Coding Utrecht
A REVISITED STORY OF DECLINE
(autonomous project, 2019)
Alt Reality Lexicon
(autonomous project, 2018)
publication on Alt-Right and Manosphere online subculture
(commissioned project, 2019)
poster and social media, event at Roodkapje Rotterdam