Joost Conijn (NL)

In the Moment

July 2nd – July 8th 2017

The Workshop

When you are standing on the edge of change, 'a jump' might seem impossible. Take the risk!

In this workshop we’ll work on an object, design, idea, or performance, which will either be moving or static. However, it will imply risk.

The risk is going to effect the way we work. The risk will seed doubt and confront us with the fear of failure.

The result might be disgusting, but in the end, we hopefully will have changed something inherent, or at least the way we work.

Joost Conijn Netherlands

Between 1992 and 1997, Joost Conijn studied at the Rietveld Academy and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. He gained notoriety with his self-built travel machines.

In 1999 he built an airplane, which he flew from the roof of ‘The Factory’, an artistic initiative in Eindhoven. Amongst the components of this machine were a bicycle, a wheelbarrow, and a motorcycle…

In the fall of 2001, he toured through Eastern Europe with a wooden car that drove on gas derived from a wood/gas generator.

He also designed a bicycle with a ‘kickback’ and he built a road gate that opens automatically for oncoming cars in the middle of the desert of Morocco.

His second plane crashed and is now on display in the garden of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. With his third self-built plane he flew successfully from the Netherlands to Kenya. He documents his travels with his own machines on film.

In his work, Conijn explores the boundaries between art and technology, man and machine.

Conijn won the Charlotte Köhler Prize for young artists in 2000, and the Cobra Art Prize in 2005. He was also nominated for the Prix de Rome in 2005.



  • Accommodation & food are included
  • We can accommodate for special catering
  • All participants sleep in dormitories
  • To book a private room or bring additional guests, get in touch:


  • Our staff are available to help you conceptualize & produce your designs
  • Tools & materials are provided by Boisbuchet
  • All workshops are taught in English
  • The number of participants is limited to 22