Installation shot: Dear Dr. A. Part of the: In Pending Waters, Yearly Master Artistic Research show 2021.
Dear Dr. A,
I am looking for you.
This is what I know about you so far: Watch video.
Master Artistic Research exhibition at NEST Den Haag. (2022)
While the female is brooding the male has taken its observation post.
The month of March I participated in a digital artist residency.
I used this residency to explore cyber pilgrimages and online religion, inspired by the book ‘Doing Ritual Criticism in a Network Society: Online and Offline Explorations into Pilgrimage and Sacred Place’ by Paul Post and Suzanne van der Beek. During this residency the Corona virus broke out in the Netherlands and the first lockdown started. Online religion became more coman as more and more churches started to stream there services to the internet. And preachers started to preaching from their homes.
To see more of my research visit the residency page: https://www.digitalartistresidency.org/artists/eva-van-ooijen/
People Are Googling Prayer
Collages made from screenshots of online sermons during the first lockdown due to the corona virus.
An extraordinary phenomena of supernatural origin.
Go on a cyberpilgrimage to the Lady of All Nations at: www.lourdesaandeamstel.net
Pilgrims are flooding Amsterdam without attracting much attention. People from all over the world visit the Chapel of The Lady of all Nations. The Chapel is hidden in the extension of an expensive villa, given to the cause by Gertrude Brenninkmeijer, member of the wealthiest family in the Netherlands and a true believer.
The Lady of all Nations, or as most people know her: Mary, came to Ida Peerdeman (1905-1996) in an apparition for the first time when she was 12 years old.
During her life Ida Peerdeman was visited by Mary 56 times. Although not commonly known in the Netherlands, you could compare the magnitude of this apparition with that of Lourdes. Journalists and devotees even refer to Amsterdam as “Lourdes by the Amstel”.
When it comes to Spirituality, nobody can say what is real and what’s not, but in this work Eva van Ooijen tries to believe.