Brief aan Karel, 2021
“Brief aan Karel” is a letter to the painter Karel Appel, published together with 5 photo collages. The prints come together in a big drawing (85x85cm) folded as a Victorian envelope. The work was presented and auctioned at the Grand hotel. Here you can read an article in Het Parool on the work and the exhibition. 

Seven Angels x 2 + the Union, 2021
Seven Angels x 2 + the Union is made especially for the windows of Radio Kootwijk. The work is made to transform the building into a sanctuary uniting two different sides. The windows that face each other are drawn as inversion. The original purpose of the monumental concrete building was to serve communication between the Netherlands and the Dutch Indies. The windows are made to travel through light to different levels inside oneself.

AIR at the Grand, 2021
When the city was still within the previous lockdown in April 2021, I was invited to stay at the Grand hotel as artist in residence. While staying there I soaked in the grandeur, the history, the artworks, the silence in an otherwise crowded city centre and the artworks made especially for this building. These are five photocollages, one for each day I spend at the Grand.

Eleven spells, 2020, cotton, dye, wax
A textile installation of 11 pieces on cotton each approx 200x116cm. Made and presented at the batik gallery Batik Leksa Ganesha.

We don't wear long dresses when we work, 2020, installation, textile, film, ceramics
Window exhibition at Plan B project space presenting the textile installation Eleven spells, 22 ceramic snakes and the film Tempat Kerja
”During a residency at the batik workshop Batik Leksa Ganesha in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2019, Lehnhausen researched the divination of techniques. From this perspective she approached the workshop as a space to create, learning the specific rules and rituals of the batik technique and following the routines of the workshop. In search for the meaning of all patterns, forms and color, she found their definition is as fluid as the changing of time.”

Tempat Kerja, 2020, film, 22 min, Yogyakarta/Amsterdam
22 min video presented in the window exhibition “We don’t wear long dresses when we work” and in an online screening and talk both presented by Project-space Plan B. For the online event Didi Lehnhausen talked about the context of her work and went into conversation with batik master and owner of Batik Leksa Ganesha, Tatang Elmy Wibowo.

Practicing Memories, 2019, photographic digital print, acryl-glass
Wall installation of 5 prints. The prints are between 60x90cm and 91x150cm. The wall is 12 meters long and 4 meters high. The work was created during a residency period at Ruang MES56 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The wall installation was presented during the exhibition “Paper Spirits / Soil Mates” in Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam.

Paper Spirits, 2019, analog print mounted on alluminium  
Seven prints created in printing performance (see printing traces ︎︎︎),  presented with the exposure video’s at Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam

Printing Traces, 2019, performance, film, analogue prints
Performance in the darkroom, three video’s and seven prints. This work is a collaboration with Afdruk56, part of the collective Ruang MES 56 in Yoygakarta. Afdruk56 is a project with focus on darkroom techniques and collecting negatives from the 20th century in Indonesia. During the exhibition in Yogyakarta, the making of the prints was presented as a performative act in itself. The visitors could join in to the darkroom and witness the ritual of printing the portraits.

Six lucid sensibilities, 2018, installation
An installation of six silkscreen frames in front of lightboxes. The size of one lightbox is 160x120x30cm.
“Six lucid sensibilties” is an installation build with silkscreen frames that are imprinted with photographic images and presented with the residues of silkscreen ink. Made during an artist in residency period at the AGA-lab, Amsterdam. Presented at Prospects and Concepts in Februari 2019 at Art Rotterdam

For reasons yet unknown, 2018, installation with cyanotypes, anolog silver gelatin prints, found materials.
Installation of seven cyano prints (100x200cm) and a series of small silver gelatine prints. Made during an artist in residence in Itoshima, Japan. In the printing process found materials, brought to the shores by the ocean near the studio, were gathered and used in ritual acts in the studio.

Ten meters of evidence, 2017, 10 meter long analog silver gelatin print.
Installation of a ten meter long zilver gelatine print created in a darkroom performance. 1000x127cm. Presented at the Neu/Now festival at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam and during Art Basel 2018. The print has also been exhibited at BIG ART 2018 in the Bijlmer Bajes in Amsterdam.  

Looking for someone who keeps the roosters alive, 2016, installation, silver gelatin prints, wood
Installation of 6 silver gelatin prints, presented in wooden frames. Didi Lehnhausen graduated from Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy with this work and won the Fine Arts prize. Thereafter the work was exhibited in Studio Omstand in Arnhem and the Lumen Travo Gallery in Amsterdam.