2002 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem.
Part of my graduation in which any possible doubt about ‘The Netherlands as a
Multicultural Society’ is dispelled. On different levels symbols are exchanged and
appropriated. The entrance of the Lower House is covered with stickers as a
metaphor in which appropriation and integration are expressed.
A publication on exchange and appropriation of cultural characteristics accompanies
the images. It describes the exchange on a local and global scale. Streetpictures,
magazines, stickers and ‘objets trouvés’ express the feeling of a multicultural world.
Architecture which visually links to Arabic Mathematical Patterns, Chinese filmposters
who copy western depiction of moviestars or a Japanese character (Hello Kitty)
which resembles our Nijntje.