1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  1. 17,5 x17,5 x 18,5 cm
  2. 9 x 9 x 10,6 cm
  3. 16 x 16 x 15 cm
  4. 18,5 x 18,5 x 11,5 cm
  5. 13 x 13 x 16 cm
  6. 14 x 14 x 10,2 cm
  7. 17 x 17 x 12,8 cm
  8. 12 x 12 x 15 cm

clay, blanket (wool), mdf, linoleum, glass.


1 Astronomical Unit

1 AU (Astronomical Unit)
wood log, oil pastel
43 x 37 x 14 cm

The work was shared at the artist support fair at Quartair, The Haque 25-27 September 2020




Yield S




Yield S 04 (Swan shape)
beschrijving: clay, felt, plywood.
39 x 39 x 4,5 cm

Yield S 06 (female shape)
clay, felt, linoleum mdf.
31,5 x 31,5 x 4,5 cm

Yield S 07 (male shape x3)
clay, felt, linoleum, mdf.
44 x 44 x 4,5 cm

Yield S 04 & Yield S 06 still in the drying process were photographed for the blog ‘Villa next door 2’:



Mantel der liefde

Heden heb ik Jezus van het kruis genomen.
Hij zat met drie zuinige spijkertjes vast.
Daarbij heb ik – het ging per ongeluk –
een van Zijn handen gebroken.
Dat gehang.
Hij was het zelf ook moe.

Ik bezit ook een Jezus wiens armen
als bij een beeld uit de Oudheid bij de oksels zijn afgebroken
maar die heb ik niet zelf van het kruis gehaald,
die was al zo toen ik voor Hem betaalde.

Hij komt altijd bloot, op een lendendoek na,
geplooid, wat nonchalant om de heupen geknoopt.
Omdat frontaal naakt lastiger verkoopt.


The clay on the (baby) blanket broke in to pieces when I removed it from it’s floor position. I did not want to throw it away just yet. So I hung it on the wall. Over time I began to love the hanging blanket more and more. But I also wondered about all this hanging and what it was still doing at my wall. Until that Easter when Frank Starik’s poem Mantel der Liefde came to me. The two came together so perfect that day.

(baby) blanket: wool, clay.
92 x 50 x 12 cm
Easter 2019



leather, foam, plywood, horn, poppy straw.
70 x 83 x 40 cm.

International Environment Art Symposium: Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Republic of Korea, performance by Jessy Rahman.

Marlies Adriaanse



An installation with the invitation to lay down with the work in non-doing.

Arriving at my work space I start with lying down on the floor and surrender my body to gravity. The body and the earth slowly start to relate. After a while, when trust is established, from the earth a natural push starts to occur that supports the standing up motion. Taking this lying down in non-doing seriously is expressed in these works.
The shapes in the clay are build up layer by layer and are based on the human body. The soaking wet clay connects with the blanket and needs time to dry. The circumstances define the drying time and together with the shape of the clay the blanket will move upwards.

blanket yellow + clay: 205 x 160 x 5 cm.
blanket orange + clay: 162 x 126 x 12 cm.
blanket green + clay: 183 x 135 x 13 cm.
role blanket wool + clay: 127 x 18 x 15 cm.
PE mats & pillows: 180 x 52 x 1 cm / 5 cm.
installation: 70 m2

Laagtij, WD4X, Den Haag, 2017


No Chimps were harmed in this recording

No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording #181
duration 02:21 minutes.







‘No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording’ (NCWH) is a series of videos which explore consciousness, awareness, presence and perception from an embodied perspective. The videos are numbered within a range between 0 and 360. Start 2016.

  1. Stills from No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording # 0
    duration video 39:09 minutes.
  2. Stills from No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording # 20
    duration video 09:47 minutes.
  3. Stills from No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording # 68
    duration video 12:20 minutes.
  4. Stills from No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording # 164
    duration video 01:08 minutes.
  5. Stills from No Chimps Were Harmed in this recording # 11
    duration video 25:09 minutes.
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