Onno Dirker

As an interdisciplinary visual artist, Netherlands-born Onno Dirker observes public urban spaces with a “non-focused gaze without a predetermined set of criteria. Cultural, social, physical or metaphysical analysis provides a framework for ideas, interventions or plans that might follow, although sometimes research can be the purpose of a work itself. In 2003 Dirker co-founded Atelier Veldwerk that analyzes and designs public space and landscape. In his observations on informal cultural and social influences on public space he also dedicated himself to Tbilisi. Dirker took part in Lado Darakhvelidze’s project “Mapping the Caucasus with you”. The mental maps of the participants’ childhood memories slowly merge into one borderless state.