Samuel is the author of "De 3e deur" (The third door).
In his autobiography Samuel shares his experience with the Dutch mental healthcare for young adults (GGz JOIN).
De 3e Deur is currently only available in Dutch.

The book can be purchased here.

Articles (Dutch only)
Depressieve Samuel (24) wilde dood: 'Je bent niet gek als je hulp nodig hebt'

Samuel schreef een boek over zijn spoedopname bij de GGZ: 'Ik wilde er een einde aan maken'

Samuel Woerdeman: “Ik hoop dat mijn verhaal anderen kan helpen”

Impuls en Woortblind Magazine: "Als de ADD niet gezien wordt..." (print only)

GGz Breburg, 'Pijn aan de zijlijn'

Articles (English only)
LICC "Do we buy art now"

International Artist Magazine N134, 'The Vampire Bat' (print only)

Nieuwe Veste, Tegenlicht Meetup

Samuel Woerdeman
1996, Breda

Tel: +31 6 512 99 237
E-mail: (secured connection)

2017 - 2020
Trendresearch & Concept Creation
in Lifestyle
Fontys Hogescholen

2020 - Now
New Design & Attitudes
ST Joost School of Art & Design

2022 - 2023
Minor Arts & Humanity
ST Joost School of Art & Design

Uitharden visualizes the temporality of ones personal space, ones living space. A clear separation can be found in society between people who find a personal space self-evident and people who are very rarely certain of such space.

The homeless person is never certain of a personal space, a space to call home.

Uitharden critiques this separation by playing out the processs and consequences of the lack of personal space in acceleration.

Samuel lays down in the sleeping bag, lays as still as possible, while his co-performer covers the sleeping bag in plaster. Over time, approximately thirty minutes, the plaster will harden, his personal space will take it’s definite form.

After this process, Samuel will exit the sleeping bag. While doing so, his personal space will be destroyed permanently.

Performed by Samuel Woerdeman & Luca Fay van de Laar
Photographed by Lucy Schreurs

©2023 Samuel Woerdeman