Who are you?
My name is Gijs van den Berg. I'll tell you a bit more about myself. If you want a more formal official overview slash statement: click here.
So how do you pronounce your name?
Uhmm... most English speaking people call me Hize or Heinz. I've also heard people call me Jizz, not sure if I'm happy with that...
I think you had a much better website before, it has loads of work on it, what happened?
The server crashed. I did program it myself, but never made a backup. #lifelesson. It was way too serious anyway.
Did you save any of the photos?
OK this is rather personal; I read the average height for males in your country is about 182cm. You are 168cm...
I know it’s weird. It does give me a different perspective, i guess. But even weirder is that my last name means ‘from the mountains’. Technically speaking there are no real mountains in the Netherlands. the highest point is 328 meters above sea level.
What is it that you do?
This is what keeps me up at night. I do many things. And I’m not sure if I do any of those things right. If you like boxes and labels, you could call me a designer, photographer, film maker, musician, writer or creative director. I am all of this and none of this at the same time. Just call me Gijs... or Heinz.
What are your weak spots?
I really can't draw.
I can proof it.
Just show me something new
U have video's with animals?
So anything in the pipeline?
I've been working on some digital projects lately. You know blockchain technology, world domination, html5, all while listening to Japanese J-pop screamo. I'm trying to learn how to code. So I made this website myself.
Japanese J-pop screamo?
Yes it's pretty underrated in the west, but big in japan. It's a crossover of dancing the ketchup song dance on the beats of a sonic the hedgehog soundtrack with female fronted vocoded vocalist interchanged by some of the girls singing screamo parts. One of my favourite acts is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But recently I've been listening to Passcode as well.
I also made this thumb.
And this installation.
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