I’m working on a new ambitious film shoot this week, with Full Crate & Mar and their hit song Man x Woman, with art-director Judith Veenendaal and DOP Diderik Evers.
It’s a story about a forbidden love, referencing to cymatics audio experiments…
Casting 3 female dancers as we speak…!
Finally my opera film Symmetry got the national finance covered today to start production. Filming modern dance and music inside CERN, the Large Hadron Collider!
Super proud to work with an amazing team of the finest artists: Lukas Timulak & Claron McFadden, to name a few…
[Sketch made with Adriana Gerasimova, inspired by her Unce Upon A Stone - art direction & styling]
I’m making a new short film with choreographer Lukas Timulak & Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen from LUSTlab > in the Stedelijk.
Come stop by tomorrow Wed 12th Feb at 4PM in the Museum to see us rehearse for the film live with dancers !
Short intro to interactive story telling & film making. A lot of these projects come from the Low Lands. Our country always has been at the forefront throughout history in art & technology. May the Golden Ages return!
Nice little article in Dutch newspaper NRC today, about my work and contribution to TEC ART (opening coming Wednesday Feb 5th in Rotterdam).
I got 3 questions from creative Dutch blog FONTANEL (love this blog..!). Read it here
I’m shooting a film this week in the Teylers Museum (see the still image); the only science & art museum in the world with authentic interior… A Wunderkammer triggering the senses!
In this location a musical, anatomical journey unfolds from a magical alchemist book… I’m making a new live-action animation work together with composer Tigran Hamasyan and illustrator Roberto Osti. Coming soon!
Super fun video by artist genius Lucy Mcrae. These themes cross my mind watching the video: cymatics, morphic resonance, biomedical ecstasy! See the making of here.
These guys are hacking the brain, with their DIY 3D printable brain-scanner. Read all bout it on WIRED.
Also, I saw another great lecture by media philosopher Patricia Pisters yesterday in BGrond Amsterdam about "(cinema)-screen" being the "membrane" between our physical brain and non-material mind, and how we deal with these (reoccurring historic) ideas and resulting media as a collective…
Today I’m giving a talk about how my work sets ground in the cultural industry. Everybody is welcome on this day full of insiders tips & tricks for theatre and media arts makers as part of the ITS & Fringe Festival.
Today Sunday Jan 12th 2pm at the Compagnie Theatre in Amsterdam
Reve Terborg is a wonderful modern dancer working in Amsterdam, whom I had the pleasure to work with several times. Check out her latest show reel, with (exclusive) film shots from projects I directed e.g. Play House and Glass of the Microscope.
In this documentary Wayne Shorter deals with almost all existential questions you might have, in music and words… A true giant, alive today my friends. Enjoy.
"If no one knows what’s coming (in the music), it takes as much courage for the audience to seek the unexpected as we have to as musicians. Thinking we’re finding it. Finding the way to use potential."
Last Saturday I saw the piece Victory Over the Sun in the Stedelijk Museum. Unique tension in music by my friend Henry Vega, directed by Sjaron Minailo. Amateur performers intervened the soprano singers acting rituals on stage to reclaim the sun and demolish tradition… The thrilling atmosphere of the piece opens a window to different times of cultural revolutionary perceptions. The sharp textures in sound and image and big symbolic concept worked for me.
My work is front page news on WIRED USA today! Exclusive release of the Yeasayer - Glass of the Microscope music video that I directed on WIRED for a couple of days. After that we’ll release it to the rest of the world.
> watch & read interview about my work
The new Shadow Theater show of young jazz giant Tigran Hamasyan kicked ass in Paris last Jazz a la Villette @ Cite de la Musique.
I painted with audio reactive fractals in realtime on a 14m wide video-canvas behind the band. Packed venue 2500 seats. Our work is broadcasted on Arte France & Germany.
Watch the complete show on ARTE online