In Control

Title: In Control
Artist: Anne de Vries
Year: 2022
Dimensions: Variable
Material: Fencing, prints on vinyl
Description: The banners on the fencing advertise fictitious future events, featuring real locations and dates.
It remains unclear what these events will exactly entail: a revolution or a party. The visuals are a collage inspired by flyers for Tekno, Hardcore, and Bondage events.
Upon closer inspection, one could notice that the events are taking place at some of the most environmentally destructive corporations’ headquarters.
Where: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem



Artist: Anne de Vries
Year: 2016 and 2018
Dimensions: 380 x 200 x 60 cm
Materials: sand, stones, wood, plastic, aluminum, paint, PVA, styrofoam, miniature advertisement campaign, miniature graffiti, miniature truss system, miniature LED projector, miniature Hi-Fi system.
About: Hardstyle event diorama in a scale of 1:87, presenting several texts produced for this installation.

Exhibition view from the 9th Berlin Biennale at the KW in Berlin, Fries Museum in Groningen, KUMU Museum Tallinn.

Read more about this project HERE in Flash Art Magazine


Title: Submission
Artist: Anne de VriesYear: 2015
Material: 4-track audio, video live streams, fiberglass, wood.
Dimensions: Variable

“Inside the first gallery, De Vries pulls together the human psyche by exploding a head into a variety of architectural structures and representations alongside the technology we use to feed thought and communication. Live-streamed screens of global locations take us to faraway places, from the congested streets of Times Square, New York City, to a tranquil bird watch in the South American jungle. Time zones are switched to accommodate the viewer’s desire. Each architectural make-shift shelter harbors conversations between a mediator, commissioned by Vries, to investigate and interview various representatives from special unrelated global institutions ranging from monasteries, shelters, detention centers, swingers clubs, and meditation centers. Via a series of discussions and questioning, focusing on the philosophy and mission of each institution, the audio reveals a simulation of codes and rules, which seem to merge into one. Technology takes an anthropomorphic form and the audio gives shape to distinct places and states of mind that can potentially be entered and fade into each other. The caller’s phrases and vocabulary simulate fragmented codes of artificial intelligence where humans become part of the automated tools they use.”

Documentation from the solo exhibition:Submission at Cell Projects in London, and solo exhibition Public Cortex at Onomatopee in Eindhoven and at Hybrid Layers at ZKM Museum in Karlsruhe



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Artist: Anne de Vries
Year: 2011
Material: HD video projection
Size: 3 meter x 135 cm projection screen
Length: 5 minute Loop
Sound: James Whipple (aka M.E.S.H.)
Text: Parts from Bertrand Russell’s ‘A.B.C. of Relativity’ Philosophical consequences.

About: ‘Forecast’ is a computer-generated video in which the camera is panning through photographs of a blue sky with clouds photographed over Amsterdam. There is a slow voice that takes us through specific segments of Bertrand Russell’s book “ABC of Relativity” in which Russell explicates the differences between actuality and perception. Addressing relativity theory and concepts of space-time. Halfway through the video, the reading of Bertrand Russell’s text turns into music, leading the viewer into a more associative experience. 

Documentation views from: Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Denmark, Max Mayer Gallery in Dusseldorf, and E_MERGE at Foam Museum.

Watch the low res version of FORECAST here

The Dike Story


Title: The Dike Story
Artist: Anne de Vries

Year: 2003
Materials: video projection on a laminated wooden sculpture
Size: 117 x 70 x 85 cm

Stick and Plant

Title: Stick and Plant
Artist: Anne de Vries
Year: 2003
Materials: 2-channel video installation, wood, kentia plants, roofing, clothing hangers, clothing, bench, etc.
Dimensions: 2,5 x 3 x 14 meter 
About: ‘Stick and Plant’ is a 2-channel video installation that reassembles a rehabilitation center. Different treatments take place inside and outside the video projections integrated into the installation.
We witness participants changing in and out of camouflage suits and hiding in the kentia plant jungle behind the wooden installation wall.

Welcome Home


Welcome Home
Artist: Anne de Vries
Year: 2003
Material: PAL Video with audio
Duration: 5 minutes loop