You can watch my latest video’s on my Youtube channel Karin van der Molen.

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A Miracle
Video art piece referring to the miraculous day of truce, meeting, sharing meals and exchanging presents between enemy soldiers on the front during WWI. A tiny jewel of hope and humanity in the midst of the madness of war.

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A video poem (collaboration with Pat van Boeckel), based on the poem: To loose the freshness of speech by Anna Akhmatova, and theWhite Flag Art Project.T
the Gift


Weaving myself into the insect world

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Six international environmental artists connect during the Covid pandemic and create a web of lines together. Documentary about ZAC-Zest Artist Collective.

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Prediciting the past
Based on a poem of Osip Mandestam, Tristia (1918), which refers to an old Russian tradition where women read the future by dripping candle wax into water. I tell the fortune of the past lives of my grandparents (Part of the Staying with Stalin project).

Turning myself into a lighthouse, at the foot of an endangered glacier, I shed light on the natural elements that surround me. Rock, water, plants, at the same time eternal and fragile. When the daylight comes, the sun turns my body into a shadow on the rock.


Gift is a collaboration between environmental artists Elena Redaelli and Karin van der Molen. In a dark space they focus on the gift of nature, offering each other small particles of it. Earth, seeds, flowers, harvest and the sharing of new seeds complete the circle, time and again.


The making of my sculpture Heart of Gold for Art in Bosco, Switzerland


Rooted 1:00
Female (?), Dutch (?), white (?), heterosexual (?)… My identity is made up out of so many ingredients, so many histories, people, races and cultures. Being human, you are part of me and I am part of all.


She shell – fragment of my performance, unburying myself from a mound of sea shells.  Cheuk-do, South Korea


A purification performance in India



In the pine circle of I-Park, I became a bear. East-Haddam, USA, 2015


Talking about the source of life and spirit that I received from my mother Elza.


A collaboration art project with Pat van Boeckel for the Setouchi Triennial, Japan 2013


An ephemeral art intervention with autumn leaves in Cuandixia and Beijing, China.




A collaboration project with Pat van Boeckel for the Environmental Art Festival Scotland 2012


A short story about shifting layers in life (self-portrait)




Land art Mongolia 2010. How to become a stone?




Ephemeral art intervention in Karamea, NZ 2010



Video story about my artist residency in Kamiyama (KAIR) 2008