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May 2020

All works are in some state of progress. All are part of a large rhizome that slowly grows and propagate when conditions are right.


Computer virus with the sole purpose of destroying all digital collection files of a museum.

Forest wall around the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. Protecting the city against all kind of climate and environmental problems.

The name Jan van der Til designed as a company logo integrating the Mondriaan Fund logo as trademark or copyright. 

Hypothese. The use of internet and digital techniques will ultimately lead to the elemination of the distinction between the original and its copy.

Book XXX
The digital original of Book XXX is not for sale, is not bound to editions, filename extensions or digital media. Every material manifestation of Book XXX is a copy, a translation, an interpretation. Book XXX is in contrast to a material manifestation of Book XXX, not a possession.

Archive with texts in several languages about reality.

Collection of portable devices designed by Sony between 1979 and 1992. 

24k Gold foil plated readymade of ‘Designed by Apple in California’ by Ive, J and Zuckerman, A. (2016) California, USA: Apple. 

List of questions about ‘this’ Book.

Book XXI
Color collection as result of mixing the colors of each individual EU-member flag.

Book XX
Carpet of 221 cm x 297 cm with photo crop from the book Meulenbelt, A. (1979). voor onszelf. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Feministische Uitgeverij Sara.

Free gift paper bag for artists’ books with true size photo realistic images of Paperfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) inside.

Book XI
White A4 paper with announcement in English and Spanish. Plus website with questions about the work in English and Spanish.

Collection of portable devices designed by Apple between 1999 and 2012.

Book XXV
Series of unique archival quality prints showing documentation of works by Jan van der Til. 

Three thousand trade terms in 7 languages.

Book XVI
Dutch flag translated into grey tones.

Book VII
The book incorporates the wisdom of a large number of history’s most notable interpreters of dreams, from the Greek Artemidorus through to Freud, Jung and their successors.

Book XV
The Book provides more than hundred forms that can help you to organize vital personal, fnancial and medical data in one convenient resource.

How to cut meat.

Book XIV
Multiple piles of cream colored manila file folders with white empty paper sheets, bound with rubber bands and black metal binding clips. For presentations, a wooden table with a black tablecloth will do. 

Book X
Complete remake (photo and lay out) of existing books showing only the photos and no text.

Collection of appliances designed by Braun between 1955 and 1995.

All Dutch words composed of the leters janvandertil on www.janvandertil.nl.

Book V
Zooming in on black and white photos of celestial bodies in Ernst, B. (1968) Thieme’s Sterrenfotoboek. Zutphen, Nederland: Thieme & Cie. Using an extreme high-resolution colour scanner.

Boek IX
Dutch wordlists, displaying two opposite words with all their synonyms in alphabetical order.

Quotes from garden and plant books (Dutch). Part of Book XXXIII is a large library with plant and garden books. 

Book IV
Do it yourself, or how to do things.

Book VI
Museum as garden. Critical questions about the Van Abbemuseum, its collection and the digitization of the collection. Including a list of questions regarding van Abbemuseum Research Program Deviant practice (2016-17).

Book XII

Book XIX
Photobook with white pages and one photo page of a tree with bare root.

Book III
Five hundred photos of gardens, plants and humans, divided over two hunderd and fifty seperate non-hierarchical and non-linear booklets/parts. Part of Book III is a large library with plant and garden books.

Ecological wild garden in semi public garden complex.

Book II
Photobook with eighty photos of a city. Book II is sealed in plastic foil with text. Book II is anonymous when seal is removed. The white hardcover of the book does desintegrate in time when exposed to air, light and touching.

Book I
Photobook with twenty photos of non-descript Dutch landscapes.

Endless collection color slides of nondescript Dutch landscapes.

Concepts of work.
Set of concepts in order to describe the work of Jan van der Til.

Library of plant and garden books
Over 1000 plant and garden books accommodated in a coded library system.

Website which functions as archive, book, catalogue, gallery, portal, publisher, webshop and work. Rhizomebook.com is regurarly updated.


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