kickstarter daniel van dijck quid feci bestek stainless steel cutlery

Kickstarter Cutlery Daniël van Dijck

Daniël is a friend and a very talented designer. He now has a large project on kickstarter, where you finally get the chance to buy from him.

The Stainless Steel cutlery ‘Quid Feci’ by designer Daniel van Dijck is a feast for the eye. His unusual designs come from a very personal experience, which he beautifully translates into material.
You can see his kickstarter campaign here:
Design: Daniël van Dijck
Video: Chris Rijksen
Music: Adventure, Darling by Gillicuddy


siba sahabi voor de documentary obscura

Obscura – a documentary


Inspired by the work of Alhazen, Siba Sahabi created her project Obscura. Documentary film by Chris Rijksen.

Concept: Siba Sahabi
Film: Chris Rijksen
Voice-over: Pim Bastian

Made possible by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Stokroos and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo.


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Creative Mornings Rotterdam – on Equality

In July I had the amazing honour to speak at Creative Mornings Rotterdam.

The theme of the talk was Equality, and I was early in the morning in Rotterdam to speak about this, talk about my work with the Transketeers, and inspire other creatives to challenge stereotypes. The talk was recorded and is now online:

And yes, I am visibily nervous.

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Pubquiz – Trans* at work

How do you talk about a tricky subject as trans*people at work? We, with the Transketeers, took this quest and made it into a pubquiz! We took real and relatable stories and created challenging questions for in our Quiz. Maybe you can win the trophee. And please don’t take yourself too seriously.

Here is one of the questions for a little tease of the project.

This project is a collaboration from Transketeers with Artikel 1 midden Nederland, and is developed for Midzomergracht festival Utrecht.

Dark Room Poetry

Darkrooms, for many people a place they never visited. For some people the place to experience a unique kind of intimacy. Stories from darkrooms often refer to (gay)men. Darkroom stories from women you don’t hear very often. That’s why we have 3 different stories from 3 different women who experienced a darkroom.

Director and Edit: Bart Peters
Production and Questions: Dorien Rozing
Camera and Grading: Chris Rijksen
Subtitles: Toby Chlosta
Produced in 2017

This series is selected by the Porn Film Festival Berlin.

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Queer Amsterdam

Happy to provide you with the series Queer Amsterdam, BNN-VARA, Bart and Dorien and the rest of the crew proudly present you more then 60 minutes of awesomeness.

I am to be found at the credits, as a gaffer. AND there are English subtitles in youtube if you need them.

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Transketeers website

I have been working on the website of my collective, the Transketeers. We work on making movies, fiction and documentary, and we work a lot on advocacy, positive and nuanced visibility for Transgenders. I very much encourage you to have a look around on the website, to not only our daily madness, but also see what kind of awesome projects we do! I love my two fellow Transketeers Bart and Jonah, and we have an awesome year ahead of us. So, go over to the website and give it a shot.

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Thema-maand Gender SSBA-Salon

Zippora Elders wrote about being different on SSBA-Salon.


Onze redacteur Zippora Elders schreef het gastcommentaar op het thema van de maand december: gender (equality). Een krachtig pleidooi voor ontsnappen aan de norm. En een uitnodiging om na te denken over genderrollen en maatschappelijke opvattingen over wat hetero-normaal is.


Aan de bar van Café Schiller klaagde ik eens dat ik me niet begrepen voelde door bepaalde jongens. Dat ze zich zo ongenuanceerd en onzorgvuldig opstelden. De bevriende barkeeper zei: “Kun je je voorstellen dat je nooit hebt hoeven stilstaan bij hoe het is om ‘de ander’ te zijn? Dat maakt dus lomp.”

Dat zette me aan het denken. Ja. Ik ken de behoefte om mijn blanke, heteroseksuele mannen-vrienden uit te leggen hoe het is om regelmatig seksueel, seksistisch of racistisch (vaak tegelijk) benaderd te worden. Simpelweg om me minder eenzaam te voelen. Maar omgedraaid had ik het nog niet: wat doet het met je als je wél de norm bent?

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Festival Vizualizator – Belgrade

So I made a blitz-visit to Beograd, Serbia, to be there for a the opening with my work at photofestival Vizualizator. I experienced an incredibly interesting conversation (that lasted almost two full days) about the power of photography, lgbtq-rights and diversity. I was able to show the Trans*tapes there, talk to people there and eat the acid cabbage. It was a blast, I did sleep 5 hours in two days, and I would totally continue this journey I went on.

I did show my work Gender as a Performance, and some of the Steaming Studs.

aktzeichnung in keulen 25 september 2016


As one of the organisers of the upcoming exhibition in the altes pfandhaus during the Photokina in Cologne. I would like to invite all who are interested to our special event on Sunday 25th September.
There will be a workshop figure drawing in the middle of the exhibition.
The exhibition is about gender, fluidity and performance and perception of gender and identity with work of Anja Schlamann, Chris Becher and Chris Rijksen.
Chris Rijksen, who also is featured with various self-portraits, will be the model for our figure drawing.

We will provide drawing equipment like paper, but we know most people are happier drawing with their own tools.

So, a quick recap:
What? Figure drawing
Where? Altes Pfandhaus
Kartäuserwall 20
50678 Köln
When? September 25, 16:00
How? Join and draw
Why? It’s great!

See you there!

naked truth

Naked Truth #

Together with Jonah and Bart we started recording the Naked Truth. Videos where we answer questions, and giving the people that follow us on the internets a place to ask the questions they maybe are pondering upon. I’ll share a few of them here, you can see all of them on our FB-page

Jonah is talking about being vulnerable as visible trans*

I’m talking about what I might have lost in the process of transitioning.

Bart is talking about his ‘bubble of manliness’.

We all elaborate on the effects of testosterone.

Jonah on the T in LGBT acronym.