• In Short
  • Multi-media
  • Photography

Jeroen Kooijmans

‘attract and repel’

In the video Jeroen Kooijmans presents at Steck, you don’t know if the woman and the finger plant are entangled or lovingly entwined. A strange game of attract and repel unfolds. It is like a dance. The music, ’Take this waltz of Leonard Cohen, confirms that assumption. The audience can dance along with headphones in the silent disco in the video room.

Jeroen’s films and video installations have a crystal clear and poetic visual language. Current events and everyday life are interwoven with the mythical world of paintings, fairy tales and feature films. Recurring themes are the flow and cycle of time, utopia and religion. In his films, people are disguised as abstract, symbolic beings moving in a prominent and meaningful landscape: lakes, forests, the sea, meadows.

The fundamental character of Kooijmans’ work is optimistic, but the darker side of life is not ignored.


  • In Short
  • Multi-media

Ali Eslami

‘new perspective for the future’

Welcome to the world of Ali Eslami. He develops interactive experiences. Using VR tools or 3D glasses, these works present themselves as reality.

His fictional and non-fictional stories often merge seamlessly into a reality in which a new perspective for the future unfolds.
In the video space in Steck’s balcony house, Ali Eslami takes us into his virtual dream. Recipe (2016) is a journey through an unknown, dynamic and interconnected parallel reality. But you can also interpret it differently. We travel, as it were, back from civilization to the time when the world was still wild and empty.


  • In Short
  • Installation art
  • Multi-media

Semâ Bekirović

‘the non-human in the role of author’

Hidden among the plants in the Greenhouse, is Semâ Bekirović’s video work depicting an animal picnic. A camera is hidden in the forest filming a rug covered with delicacies throughout the day and night. Occasionally, animals appear from the forest to steal an apple or other treat. The forest and the mess remain.

Bekirović’s work is playful, yet based on a clear idea and concept. She herself calls it playful conceptualism. Bekirović’s work explores the possibility that not only people can create a work of art, but also organisms, plants, and animals. She’s interested in the non-human role as an author.

For centuries, humans have drawn inspiration from nature. But does nature also draw inspiration from the human world? In her practice, Semâ Bekirović discovers ways how nature interacts with man-made objects. The moss, the North Sea, oysters, or even fire can transform a man-made object into something extraordinary. Plastic waste turns into a crow’s nest. Green moss can grow on top of a football and a pair of trainers. This way the moss steps into the role of the author.