Hi I'm iris,

I’m a graphic designer, visual artist and parttime letter lover.

A big inspiration of mine is 80’s science fiction work and graphic novels.

I work with colourful shapes, illustration, photography and bold typography.

I enjoy working with printing techniques such as Riso, screen printing and lino.

I use these techniques to translate my feelings & concepts into meaningful work.

you can reach me on info@droom-iris.com




A critical video essay talking and questioning the word non-binary

the animation itself consists of three scenes, which describe the process of dissecting, confronting and questioning the word non-binary.

The black shapes in the animation are based on the concept of doors, possibilities, new ideas and confrontations. The black shapes also look similar to mirrors, which is indirectly related to making the viewer of the animation/installation relate to what’s being said to themselves.

The bubbles, pink shapes and other circular objects symbolise all the thoughts accompanied with different possibilities, they are flexible, exciting, but also confusing and overwhelming.

the red thread is our thought process, as the viewer, we think together with Thijs, we follow his trail of thought through this world of confusion and possibilities.

the spikes symbolise worrying thoughts and possible mistakes, not every thought is nice, nor comforting.

the grid symbolises a system, a way of thinking and to break that system and open some doors to go through that. The grid also only appears in the middle of the animation.

The illustrations of Thijs symbolise that Thijs is going through this process and that he isn’t the only one that will experience this.

The style of the animation is based on the style Iris works with a lot, also we wanted to work in a very abstract style to depict a very abstract process ongoing in our minds during this project, and to make it fun for ourselves, in which we succeeded.

The animation moves in such a way that it feels like we are falling into this world, being welcomed into it; not unlike Alice in wonderland. We wanted the viewer to be immersed in the animation. The final version projected on the fabric adds to the concept really well, by letting the viewer walk around the projection and it is the only thing that you can see in a dark space.

The first and last scenes are more or less still images, the only movement being Thijs, the background or the red thread. We filmed Thijs and translated that video into an animation using Ebsynth; neither of us had worked with the program before but has been an eye-opening technique to work with during this process.

Thoughts on Non-binarity