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This season is all about the Kardashians and my humble attempt to keep up with them. I made a t-shirt celebrating all Kris Jenner's current grandchildren. Want one too? You can purchase one right here in my newly made webshop! And thanks Experimental Jetset for allowing me to use their design.


I made this website for my friend Lot Rossmark who is a film editor. I enjoy making websites and I would like to make much more. Please contact me if you like my style.

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...They don't identify with the binary. They don't identify with the way it supposedly is supposed to be. They don't identify at all, because they are not acknowledged by society. They are lonely, but they know they are not alone.

I got kind of cut off in the actual print, but this is my 3rd contribution to Dark&Stormy (issue 7 'The floor is lava'), a lovely publication by my friends Bart and Rustan you can purchase at San Serriffe.

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Polly's Picture Show @ Hotel Maria Kapel.

Among 19 other artists I was invited to come and play during the residency of Polly's Picture Show at Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn, The Netherlands. I made a bunch of wooden sculptures that were transformed into one big wooden sculpture that was part of a large installation by Polly's Picture Show. Here's a review in de Volkskrant. And some imagery:



Bring Your Own Beamer @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, September 2nd 2016. At this event I will show my latest work 'Kristen I'm Sorry, ♡ Mylou Oord', a celebration/hommage of the queer relationship of Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile.



Photography and written contribution to the International Feminist Feast at De Appel Arts Centre for The Side Room Pamphlet of May 2016. My contribution and dedicated cake was for Maria Guggenbichler and Amal Alhaag of The Side Room.

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Contribution to Dark&Stormy magazine issue 6



For this edition of Unfiltered - a party by Girls Like Us I will collaborate with artist Riet Wijnen and her Registry of Pseudonyms. We are working on a dj set that explores the notion of the use of pseudonyms in regards to artists in music.

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Mylou Oord in the park

I did my first residency ever for Dutch radiostation Radio 4. One of their features is a five day residency called 'De Torenkamer' ('The Tower Room') at their office in the former Filmmuseum at the Vondelpark. I spend five days investigating the concept of 'park', took a walk every day with a friend or acquaintance through the park and also picked up a project I did last year which involves trees. It was very much a research based residency, although the producers of the shows kept stressing the fact I needed to show a result after five days. I guess that's nice for their listeners, because talking about what you"re discovering and experiencing is something there"s seemingly no time for on air. So I saw the whole residency as a time in which I could be an artist for five days without the daily drama of life and trying shit out. To attract not only listeners in my journey I also wanted to show whatever it was that I was doing. I made a video installation that featured the trees I was visually engaging with, and beamed them on the windows of my tower room, for any passenger of the park to see. I also wrote a daily blog for the website of the radio. I think I was seriously flirting with the idea of being a writer of columns and felt like I finally had an audience so I completely went for it.


Contribution to Dark&Stormy magazine issue 5



It was all a dream! The subjective reality of being & beings
The redesigned re-issue


This is the redesigned re-issue of my thesis project (also known as my autobiographic manifest). This time more as a work itself in the form of a small publication. For sale next week at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie booth at the Unseen Photo Fair Bookmarket for €5,- or buy it directly from me.
The Netherlands: €6,50. Rest of the world: €8/$10 (includes shipping costs)

Edition of 55
Design Sabo Day






I'm bored and into science now. This Nasa inspired logo symbolizes my new journey into amateur mathematics. This is all because of Ionica Smeets' wonderful appearance on #zg14.


Let me entertain you

This is my graduation work. This work was on display during the graduation show of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from July 2nd till July 6th 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

'Let me entertain you' (videowork 8") I interrogate my personal and social landscape by questioning the willingness and gestural capacities of those involved through the means of dance and performance. Since dance is something I never seriously ambitioned after the age of 10, but remained something I find very pure and fulfilling, it is also a personal exploration of the notion of dance. Furthermore it explores how to apply dance as metaphoric value and by using it as free expressive form that is simply to entertain or make one happy. Also, it makes me think about the relationship between art and entertainment. Does art need to entertain?




It was all a dream! The subjective reality of being & beings

The thesis that became a work itself. An autobiographic manifest in which I created a self portrait through the means of words. Design by Sabo Day.

ps: I'm working on a redesigned re-issue of this publication in a larger edition. It will be sold on the Gerrit Rietveld Academie booth at the bookfair during the Unseen photo fair this September. More about that soon. (28/08/2014)

more imagery:





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Unfortunality I'm not God, because that means I wouldn't exist, but it feels like that anyway sometimes. Maybe I am God.

Video installation that was on display at Butcher's Tears for my class' greenlight assessment. There is also audio. I'm not sure if I want to put the actual video on my website. It was very much an installation using the space accordingly. I created a floathing sky. Here is what it looked like:



Metal Ideas
with Felicia von Zweigbergk

A project together with Felicia von Zweigbergk whom I had met because I was assigned to photograph her for Girls Like Us Magazine, which she hated. Luckily the photograph turned out decent and we worked on a rather harmonic collaborative experiment called 'Metal Ideas'. Which actually is the name of collection of electric guitar based auditive ideas that Felicia had recorded prior. Together we worked on a visual presentation on this matter, which was on display at the Vondelbunker at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam, The Netherland, during a group show called 'Atlantic Ocean Drive' hosted by Collectief Ondergrond.




It must have been love

I guess it's not completely unusual to go through a phase in which you question almost everything, but especially yourself, what you do, the way you live your life, and where on earth this all comes from. For a long time I had wondered why my parents were my parents, or how I could possibly be their daughter. After many attempts (without a clear plan) to make a film documentary about them, I turned to what comes more natural to me: taking photographs. Even though I had sworn that off for a while. I wanted to take a step back and look at them from some distance, but I couldn't. Perhaps that made me realise they are my parents for a reason, and that it must have been love. Or something.



The little green book

Actually that's not the title, but a mere discription and symbolic meaning of the color green. And this is even more turquoise than actual green. I feel like I'm already explaining too much. It's a sad story.

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(Y) Mylou Oord likes this.

Perhaps the most memorable workshop I had while studying at Rietveld. A workshop by Erik van der Weijde. We made publications. I made a sort of printed version of a tumblr page with all kinds of images I've been collecting over the years. Which I still do to date and it can occupy me for hours.



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This is not a work:



I love it when you call me Forrest

This work could be considered a follow up story to 'It would be so nice'. It's about friends, love and fear. I still very much wanted to be a photographer around that time, although I wasn't sure what kind.




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It would be so nice

When I was 22 years old I was invited to have an exhibition at the Foam_Fotografiemuseum of Amsterdam.The exhibition took place on what is called '3H' (3 hoog/3rd floor) which is the library of the museum but also the space used for upcoming artists to show their work. I was the youngest person ever to exhibit at foam and maybe I was too young. But it was a very interesting experience and fun to look back on. The work I showed is a series on my all time muse and dear friend Aynouk Tan.

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Okayplayer's Photography month

During my solitary trip to New York at age seventeen I discovered photography to be something very accessible. For me to hold a camera and gaze and search for 'pretty' things was something that came as natural as eating. I applied for the okayplayer photographers month which is (or used to be) an annual event on the platform/website that represented all my favorite musical artists. Through waybackmachine I was able to make a screenshot of my feature on okayplayer. The funny part of it all is, is that non of these images above are images I shot. Also I wasn't very aware of archiving back then, believing that everything online would live forever. I have no idea where the images of this particular New York trip are digitally. As a seventeen year old this was a nice way to get a sense of encouragement during the dark days of high school.





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Mylou Oord is an artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

education Gerrit Rietveld Academie - Bachelor of Fine Arts - 2011 - 2014
residency Radio 4 - Opium - De Torenkamer. December 1st till 5th 2014.
  Hotel Maria Kapel for Polly's Picture Show October 18 till 22nd 2016.
shows (group) Bring your own beamer @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2nd 2016
  (group) The Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2014
  (group) Avral II, Butchers Tears, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 2013
  (group) 'Atlantic Ocean Drive' group show curated by Collectief Ondergrond, Vondelbunker, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Installation work 'Metal Ideas' together with Felicia von Zweigbergk. August 2013
  (group) Playing with Reality, Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam,The Netherlands, June 2013
  (group) Untersicht, Die Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK), Hamburg, Germany, May 2013
  (group) Foam 3H in Galerie Spaarnestad, Haarlem, The Netherlands, April 2010
  (solo) 3H Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, 'It would be so nice', Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January - March 2010
contact mylouoord@xs4all.nl / +31 (0)6 4652 1246

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