BIO: Annemarieke WEBER
Annemarieke Weber lives and works in Amsterdam. In the Dutch capital, 178 different nationalities live and meet in public spaces. As a communications officer and artist, she specialises in bringing people together in an interactive and creative way, aiming to help people understand each other. Weber wants to stimulate dialogue and art in public spaces, and encourage people to show they care about their fellow human beings. Therefore, in 2006, she invented and designed the Findfence as a stimulating and artistic communication device. A meeting place that makes people smile, meet and interact. Art you can use.
When creating her Findfence, Weber could not have foreseen the reactions. Both young and old, from different cultural backgrounds and educated on every level, everybody understands the philosophical meaning of the Findfence. Weber has found proof of the general appeal of her Findfence concept in over a hundred articles in newspapers, magazines, television, radioshows and so on. As a writer and journalist, she values the continuous media attention for her creation.
Annemarieke Weber also takes a great interest in sustainability and environmental issues. “What can be more ´cradle to cradle´ than recycling your own personal belongings by finding them back on a Findfence?”
Find your lost object back. Add a found object
Vindhek, in English `Findfence` is a conceptual art project, based on universal human values and emotions. Inspired by recognizable human character properties as honesty, respect, making a friendly, thoughtfull gesture to each other, getting in contact in an anonymous, distant world.
People, passers-by, who find lost personal belongings in public places, can put it up the Findfence. Someone who has lost something can go look at the Findfence to see if another has made the friendly gesture to put it up there. Like this the two can meet each other.
Respect, honesty and trust
My Findfence is meant to function as a communication device, simply, through lost and found personal belongings. A passer-by puts a dear kids toy in the Findfence, another finds back her key or his favourite cap that brings back so many wonderfull memories. Maybe loser and finder meet, recognize this friendly gesture and start a conversation, sitting on the bench that I designed around my Findfence to meet and chat, to exchange humane, warm attention or a beautifull smile.