In search of a drinkable photographic emulsion


In search of a photographic emulsion with a good relationship between image and flavour (both drinkable and photosensitive).

As a starting point I use 18th and 19th century traditions and recipes to make homemade liqueurs based on jenever. Then I investigate the different parameters (sensitivity to light – contrast – flavour).

That’s why I started working together with a local jenever distiller who only works with local, organic raw materials. This project is interesting because it has ties to history, biology, alchemy, taste and photography.

in cooperation with




Stadstriennale Hasselt:



Strain, a photographic project for Manufactuur 3.0

The photographic project “Strain” consists of 5 photographic prints made with an emulsion of elderberry and juniper (jenever).

Strain is a force that pulls or stretches something to an extreme or damaging degree. At the same time it also means “draining or sifting a substance.” “

Strain focuses on the complex relationship between mankind and nature in which both mankind and nature are under pressure.

The images portray the damage caused by a severe storm that befell the Haspengouw landscape. Haspengouw is very dependent on fruit farming and a storm of this scale is disastrous for the farmers who lost an entire harvest and their trees. What we see here is the interaction between man and nature.

The Haspengouw landscape is a functional landscape full of orchards, fields, et cetera. It is nature arranged into plots. It’s as functional as possible. Structured to increase yields. The storm upsets the entire arrangement and changes everything into chaos and turmoil. Severe storms will increase in frequency in the future due to global warming, and the landscape will be under even more pressure.

Strain, 2016, Anthotype, Elderberry and Juniper
Strain, 2016, Anthotype, Elderberry and Juniper
Strain, 2016, Anthotype, Elderberry and Juniper
Strain, 2016, Anthotype, Elderberry and Juniper


Manufactuur 3.0, Hasselt, 30.09.2016 to 08.01.2017

With MANUFACTUUR 3.0 Z33 searches for new production models in a fast changing world. Digital revolutions, ecological awareness and shifts in the fields of work and labour encourage us to rethink the traditional industrial production model. MANUFACTUUR 3.0 brings designers and artists together to work around alternative production scenarios. The exhibition functions as a production platform, continuously in progress.

Z33 induces diverse international projects on living and working in a (small) urban context. A network of designers and artists has been creating new methods for production and cooperation. With MANUFACTUUR 3.0 these new insights now come to Hasselt and Genk. The dynamic exhibition format shows the changing role of the designer and artist as active producers in a city.

CURATOR: Evelien Bracke

PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS & ARTISTS: Eugenia Morpurgo (IT), Atelier NL (NL), Henriëtte Waal (NL), KOPIJ (BE), Kristof Vrancken (BE), Hacking Households (INT), Henrique Nascimento (PT) & Erik Vlemmix (NL), Stijn Van Dorpe (BE), Rotor (BE), Girls Like Us (NL), Andrea de Chirico (IT), De Andere Markt (Ben Hagenaars (BE) & Pablo Calderon Salazar (CO))

SCENOGRAPHY: Olivier Goethals


LOCATIONS: Z33 – Zuivelmarkt 33 in Hasselt & C-mine design centre in Genk