artist statement

annemarie cilon

Hmmmmm (my voice)
Dear Tree
You moved me
With your sound
Hmmmmm (my voice)
You Standing still
Drawing a Circle
One bit of sound
My ears
Your ears
Growing roots
Wind & Clouds
Drops of water
I am just Going inside
And I know
How To stay
Hmmmmmm (my voice)
Poem by Annemarie Cilon
May 2024


Language possessies resources which one has to sense as coming not only from within oneself,

but from outside, from the Land itself, from the rivers, from the forests.

And also from those persons and those cultures that existed in that landscape and have left their trace. (Wilson Harris)

I am a dutch contemporary artist/researcher/listener based in Kampen/Overijssel/The Netherlands.  I work in a variety of media, from walks to maps, from photography to video, audio to compositions, from drawings to texts, from performances to installations.  I am very interested in the world of sounds & deep listening. My artworks have often a social critical layer that is performed in a poetic way.  My work area consists The Human and Non-Human World, Local Natural Places, The Urban City and The Human Personal Environment. Underlying themes are the relation between The Makeable World, Space, Place, Language, Stillness, Identity en personal experiences.. As part of my work I quote or use phrases of poets, philosophers and writers in the fields of philosophy, geography, architecture, anthropology, science, spiritual ecology, mindfulness, the Wisdom of Silence and the Knowledge of Traditional Wisdoms. 

I studied Fine Arts at Minerva Academy Groningen, The PhotoAcademy Amsterdam & the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.