An evening of live audiovisual performances and experimental abstract films by the Dutch media arts collective Macular and a selection of Dutch filmmakers. Macular is a group of artists who share an interest in art, science, technology, and perception.
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Part nomadic lab, part research group, part braintrust, the collective is an ever evolving construct that manifests its creative output through installations, films, and live performances. Their work explores the behaviours that emerge from generative systems and processes, both natural and artificial, and is firmly focussed on establishing immersive sensory experiences.
Work by Macular members has been shown worldwide at festivals and institutions such as: Ars Electronica (Linz, AT), WRO International Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw, PL), Saatchi Gallery (London, GB), Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung, TW), Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam, NL) Woodstreet Galleries (Pittsburgh, US), AxS Festival (Pasadena, US), Lucida Space NCCA (Moskow, RU), Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong, CN), TodaysArt Festival (Tokyo, JP & The Hague, NL), DEAF Biennale (Rotterdam, NL), Sonic Acts Festival (Amsterdam, NL), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, NL), Exit Festival (Paris, FR), Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, NL), V2_Institute (Rotterdam, NL), Kontraste Festival (Krems, AT), Sight&Sound Festival (Montréal, CA)
More at: http://www.macular.nl
Collide by Joris Strijbos & Nicky Assmann
Liquid Solid by Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos
Drifting by Eric Parren
Films by invited Dutch filmmakers:
#11, Marey <-> Moiré by Joost Rekveld
Loudthings by Telcosystems
Marsa Abu Galawa by Gerard Holthuis
Joris Strijbos is a Rotterdam-based artist whose work focuses on the synaesthetic relation and interaction between moving image and sound.His work consists of a series of kinetic audiovisual installations and new media performances inspired by an ongoing research into cybernetics, emergent systems, artificial life and communication networks within groups. In his installations he combines artificial, electronic and digital media with models and algorithms based on biological systems. In many of the pieces, the viewer witnesses a process in which machines, computer programs and the physical world interact with each other, resulting in a generative and multi sensorial composition.Joris Strijbos studied ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague where he earned his Bachelor degree and received his master degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. His work has been widely shown at festivals, galleries and museums like Ars Electronica – Linz, Sonic Acts Festival – Amsterdam, DEAF Biennale – Rotterdam, TodaysArt Festival – The Hague, Woodstreet Galleries – Pittsburgh, WRO International Media Art Biennale – Wroclaw, Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam, La Panacee – Montpellier, Nuit Blanche – Paris, EYE Institute – Amsterdam, TENT – Rotterdam, NCCA – Moskou.NICKY ASSMANN
The immaterial and intangible character of light, colour and movement forms the starting point of Nicky Assmann’s [NL] spatial installations, in which she tries to heightens the perception. With a background in Film and ArtScience, she combines artistic, scientific and cinematographic knowledge in experiments with physical processes aimed at sensory experiences in the form of kinetic light installations, video’s and live audio visual performances. Set against the backdrop of our visual culture, where the perception of reality increasingly occurs in the virtual domain, she returns to the physical foundations of seeing in which the embodied experience is central.She was nominated for the 2015 Prix de Rome and her work Solace gained an Honorary Mention in the 2011 StartPoint Prize. Assmann has exhibited her work in a solo show at TENT Rotterdam and in group exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery [London], National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Wood Street Galleries [Pittsburgh], Art Rotterdam Week, Quartier 21 [Vienna], V2_Institute for the Unstable Media [Rotterdam], Exit Festival [Paris] and the Biennial of Carrara.She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Culture [Major Film Science] from the University of Amsterdam and a Master in ArtScience from the Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire & the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.ERIC PARREN
Eric Parren (NL / US) is an interdisciplinary artist operating out of Los Angeles. His work lives at the intersection of art, science, and technology and investigates the human connection to the ideas and technologies that shape our future, such as artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and space exploration. Eric’s works are often deeply sensory experiences dealing with modes of perception and the physics of light and sound. Through close study of the histories of media arts, composition, and film, his work makes connections between the past, the present, and what is to come. Eric is a member of the art collective Macular and hosts the experimental music show La Force Sauvage on KChung Radio.Eric studied at the Interfaculty ArtScience of the Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he received his BFA in 2009. He went on to study at the Design Media Arts department of the University of California Los Angeles, where he was awarded his MFA in 2012. His work has been shown at galleries and festivals across Europe, North America, and Asia since 2008.