studio inner-act


Chiel Lubbers

My motivation as a creative is built upon the embodied experience of an ‘inner-act’, that can take place during a dynamic interplay between two entities. It refers to a bodily-felt affect. the concept of an ‘inner-act’ desires to describe the resonance one might experience towards a natural landscape or a non-human.

My creative practice is composed of field research and investigative alchemical techniques for making materials from degradable and natural substances. By dissecting, deconstructing, and translating a phenomenon or object I seek hidden features on various scales, capturing its potential and building poetic compositions.

Conceptually, my practice deals with understanding the movement and co-existence of entities, and their densities. The underlying question that is constantly present explores the human position in relation to non-human entities.

2017-2021 Bachelor Furniture Design, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2019 Exchange Product Design, Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik