I started blogging as as a way to keep my head above water while studying at MaHKU, the Graduate School of Visual Art and Design in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2009 – 2010. On graduation, I decided to keep on using this weblog as my external memory.
Everdien’s external memory works much like my real brain does. There is lots of stuff there, heaped, stacked, piled and thrown into corners. The blog setup enables me to retrieve, access and replay ideas, memories and random thoughts whenever I feel like doing so. What is also important to me is to let the unexpected happen: I try to surprise myself every once and a while. So I incorporated some search algorithms in the blog to play back my ideas in semi-random fashion. I do allow other people acces, but I’m not an attention grabber. Nor do I optimize my blog for traffic or search. It is basically me writing down stuff for me – but you people out there are welcome to it.
My artistic activities at MaHKu are labeled as experiments and games. The portfolio page offers a sneak preview of work done since. It might also be fun to browse my brain through the cloud, the home, the archive , the index or the random pages. Yes, I went overboard with the categorising ….
Everdien Breken, Zaltbommel, the Netherlands