Krien Clevis researches the painting studio of Constant and creates a new photographic works. Although abandoned, the studio seems almost untouched and at the same time it exudes an atmosphere as if work is still being done; the paintbrush can thus be taken back into the master’s hand again.
Artistic research at its core
As part of her Postdoc research, Krien has developed the concept ‘OVERGANGSZONE’ (from 2016), an interdisciplinary research project which focuses on artistic research in collaboration with stakeholders and involved parties at the ENCI-area in transformation.
In Rome, she has studied the Via Appia Antica, focusing on the points of view of historical image-makers at Mile V and VI, which recently resulted in the Via Appia Revisited project (2020), and will be Revisited in collaboration with archaeologists, data-experts and 3D-designers in Museum het Valkhof (2022). Currently she is working as a curator on a new interdisciplinary research project on the Via Appia: Exploded View, in collaboration with the Interfaculty Research Institute CLUE+/VU University Amsterdam, and performs with Roman (2019) and Dutch parties (2021). In Leiden she is currently working on a photo-reseach- project ‘Six Leiden churches in transition’, where she follows the change process of six Catholic churches and captures them photographically. Krien Clevis is lecturer at the Faculty of the Arts, Maastricht, where she teaches Artistic Research.