Jeanine Verloop (Korendijk, The Netherlands, 1994) makes kinetic sculptures and multimedia work in which she combines her love for craft with a fascination for technology. During her Illustration education (2018) at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam she was already interested in the technique of old printing and typewriters. Verloop delved into their mechanisms and biological principles of movement and made this the starting point for a number of kinetic printing installations.
Gradually, the machines themselves became more important than the prints they reproduced. During exhibitions Verloop experienced the fragility of her machinery. To emphasize and exaggerate that fragility Verloop independently started practicing Scientific Glassblowing.
Her most recent works Symbiote en Evanescent are almost completely constructed out of Borosilicate glass. The works are machines that seem to destroy themselves. The glass gears and glass chains threaten to get stuck in twisted shapes and this process releases ink. Verloop sees the work as a deconstructive performance, in which she herself has assumed the role of assistant.