House of makers, experimental dance-theatre, 10-12 March, Ostade theater, Amsterdam
More info soon… Stay tuned!
“Maxavision Revisited” The Peter Rubin Collection, VJ performance, February 15, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam
Very excited to re-enact a VJ performance of Peter Rubin, legendary and pioneer in the VJ scene. For this project, we have decided to focus on Rubin’s VJ work in the 1980’s and 1990’s, as we see it as the core of this collection, and assess the overlaps between his film and VJ practice. Colleagues at VeeJays.com have always had a warm friendship with Peter Rubin as he left him a part of his VHS material. Veejays. com joined forces with Eye film institute to archive his work. At the end of this project, I shall give a VJ performance with VHS alongside my dearest VJ VISH and the VJ Jedi Daan Nolen.
Temporary Video installation, commissioned by VU, 26 January, Singelkerk, Amsterdam
Fris, Lichtfabriek, 26 January, Haarlem
Radio Filharmonisch Orchestra performing Brahms 1, Pieces of Tomorow, 25 January, Tivoli Vredenburg
MY BABY ::::: EuroSonic Noorderslag, 19 + 20 January, Groningen
Project Insides, Wester Unie, 20 January, Amsterdam
Van Dik Hout VeeMee for F, 5 Januiary, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Tropical Retreat 1-15 January, Cabo Verde
MY BABY ::::: End of the Year Extravaganza, 23 December, Tivoli, Utrecht
Somnium, Audio-Visual dance theatre, 21 December, De Lawei, Drachten
F for VeeMee, ING Winterparty, 14 December, AFAS Live, Amsterdam
MY BABY ::::: Prehistoric Rythm FALL TOUR
23/11 Paard Den Haag
24/11 013 Tilburg
25/11 Hedon, Zwolle
30/11 de Gieterij Maastricht
1/12 Grenswerk Venlo
2/12 Patronaat Haarlem
16/12 Neushoorn Leeuwarden
MY BABY ::::: Prehistoric Rythm Eastern Europe Tour
Somnium, Audio-Visual dance theatre, 4&5 November, Leeuwarden, Frysland
Somnium – Latin for dream – is an audiovisual presentation of The Black Atlantic, stage name of singer and musician Geert van der Velde. It is an ambitious performance of musical compositions, sound collages, light, visuals and modern dance, which put together a carefully staged dream world to life. The terrain that is explored is the human subconscious mind.
F for VeeMee, VAMA, Sala Polivalenta, 11 October, Bucharest, Romania
VAMA is one of Romania’s most popular rock bands. It was founded around Tudor Chirila and Eugen Caminschi who split up from VAMA VECHE, a highly appreciated band founded in 1996. Continuing the tradition of the former band VAMA became one of the most beloved local groups.
F For VeeMee Les Mills @ Gashouder, 7 Oktober, Amsterdam
Try Out, Somnium, 6 October, Leeuwarden, Frysland
Audio-Visual dance theatre
Project Insides Clubnight, The Field, Fairmont & Luke Abbott, 29 September, Wester Unie, Amsterdam
Excited about the new collaboration with Project insides, a social movement which stands for self-development, creating a meaningful life.
Exhibition \\VECTOR – VJ Sculpture at Galerie Bart, The Art Of Dance, Kunstnacht : Doornroosje @ galerie Bart, Nijmegen
Honoured to be part of the Art of Dance, organized by Doorn Roosje, where a select group of artist from the scene, are asked to display our work at Galerie Bart during the Nijmeegse Kunstnacht.
\\VECTOR PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURE, Steel, fabric, mirrors, led, projection mapping
Paradiso Clubnight, 17 August, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Lakedance festival for VeeMee Visuals, 12 August, Aquabest/Eindhoven, NL
3D immersive video projection, 4 agust @ Supperclub, Amsterdam
Lustrum Fest, Vision Impossible represented by F, 15 july, Taets, Amsterdam
An evening dedicated to the Wright Brothers.
Het Nationale Opera en Ballet, Amsterdam AM I, 8+9 July, De Stopera, Amsterdam
Dutch National Ballet develops, produces and presents ballet at the highest international level. With Amsterdam AM I, we aim to reach a wide public and bring today’s audience into contact with the beauty and passion of this art form.
Amsterdam AM I, is a collaboration with the Nationaal Ballet en Het Balletorkest and is a VeeJays.com production.
BosPop +MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, July 9
Someone recorded it watch it: HERE
PinkPop + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, July 4
Check the live show HERE!
Down the Rabbit Hole + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, June 23
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
― Lewis Carroll,
Down The Rabbit Hole says adventure, confusion, surrealism and psychedelics, which has been an inspiration for (psycho) rockers, DJs, artists, designers and filmmakers ever since the rise of the pop culture in the uncurbed 1960s… Good company, so get ready to tumble… _(CHECK LAST YEARS PERFORMANCE HERE)
Mystic Garden Festival, COMPOUND stage, June 17, Amsterdam
Great to be back again with my friends from COMPOUND music, looking forward to this awesome day of raw techno. The Mystic Garden is a paradise where time has no meaning, it is a place where people can discover the magic of an enchanted secret place where life and music and creativity come together.
5 O’ Clock Class, Dance, theater De Meervaart, June 16, Amsterdam
(live) scenography for the dance piece 5 O’Clock Class.
5 embodies 5 elements: fire, water, earth, metal, wood. A group of choreographers took their inspriration from the key words Creation, Destruction, Insulting and Overacting.
De Dijk, GROEF, scenography, a touring production of 32 shows, april- june 2017
Honored to have made the videodeor for De Dijk. This legendary band left its traces in the Dutch music scene. De Dijk toured over 35 years in Rock and pop venues, arenas and festivals all over the country and are now comming to the theatre with their new show GROEF (groove). Directed by Timothy de Gilde, decor by Janne Sterke.
IFOT – Technology Festival + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, June 9
Pinkpop + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, June 4
Ribs and Blues + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, June 4
PinkPop is the oldest and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world. Nowadays, Pinkpop is a three-day festival, with a 60,000 people per day capacity. During 44 editions acts that appeared at Pinkpop are Green Day, Paul McCartney, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, The Police, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and U2.
Honored to be part of the biggest international Live Performers meet-up. LPM 2017 Amsterdam offers the unique opportunity to experience 4 days of audiovisual performances, VJing, workshops, panel discussion, product showcases presented by artists, professionals, and video passionates from 40 countries.
Het Vrije Westen, Bevrijdings Festival Amsterdam, May 5, Amsterdam
Back again on Liberation Day weher I’ll be VeeJaying Mainstage at the annual Amsterdam festival where liberation and freedom are celebrated.
Bevrijdings Festival Utrecht + MY BABY, May 5, Utrecht
Hopping over to Utrecht for a closing set with MY BABY…
\\VECTOR – VJ Sculpture 2.0 at Rio Mapping Festival, April 3- May 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Excited to be part of Rio Mapping Festival 2017. After \\VECTOR which premiered during Amsterdam Dance Event, I’ll be making a site-specific piece \\VECTOR 2.0 to exhibit and perform during Rio Mapping Festival
\\VECTOR PERFORMATIVE SCULPTURE, Steel, fabric, mirrors, led, projection mapping
Prehistoric Rhythm tour, MY BABY 2017
Van Dik Hout Theatertour 2017
After a great success in the first part of the tour, we’re coming back with again a series of twenty more theatre shows for which I did art direction, stage design and will be joining to do live visuals. For the second half I’m really happy to have VEEMEE visuals continue the show while I’m off to Brazill with \\VECTOR-VJ sculpture.
Van Dik Hout Theatertour 2017
3/3 TILBURG 4/3 BEVERWIJK
10/3 GRONINGEN 11/3 VELDHOVEN
16/3 KAMPEN 17/3 ZWOLLE 18/3 NIJVERDAL
23/3 HOORN 24/3 BARNEVELD
30/3 DELFZIJL 1/4 ROTTERDAM 2/4 HILVERSUM
6/4 EMMELOORD 8/4 HAARLEM
13/4 NUNSPEET 14/4 LEEUWARDEN 15/4 BARENDRECHT
20/4 ROOSENDAAL 21/4 AMSTERDAM 22/4 AMSTERDAM
Van Dik Hout on stage, january 5, Paradiso, Amsterdam
good start of the year with Van Dik Hout, no theatre show this time, we’ll be rocking ur socks off at Paradiso.
Believe Your Eyes Festival, december 12, Supperclub, Amsterdam
3D immersive video projection, visual heaven at Believe Your Eyes Festival hosted by VeeJays.com
Joining in with my VJ gang to make something really special at Supperclub Amsterdam.
PARADISO, Prehistoric Rhythm, MY BABY, december 7, Amsterdam
Premiere VJ SCULPTURE, De Marktkantine, ADE 2016
Exited to premier my Sculpture as a medium for VeeJaying during ADE weekend.
I consider light as energy rather than static mass and therefore as a medium. Unlike other media such as text, video or even speech, the notions of light, sound and thought carry no other medium within them. Within this project I am exploring the sculpture as material for VJing. For this object I work with the basic notion of light that travels trough space and is intersected by physical material where after it is reflected, absorbed transformed or intensified.
ADE day1 :: 19/10 PAN- POT
ADE day2 :: 20/10 SURGEON&LADY STARLIGHT
ADE day3 :: 21/10 DJ HARVEY 9 HOUR SET
ADE day4 :: 22/10 JOHN TALABOT PRESENTS HIVERN DISCS
ADE day5 :: 23/10 MEAVE & SOHASO
Van Dik Hout Theatertour 2016/2017
Very happy to be working with the band Van Dik Hout. We’ll be doing a series of forty theatre shows for which I did art direction, stage design and will be joining to do live visuals. And I’m looking forward working with VEEMEE again as she and her crew will support me in this tour.
Van Dik Hout Theatertour 2016
19/10 VEENENDAAL 20/10 BERGEIJK 21/10 IJSSELSTEIN 22/10 STADSKANAAL
28/10 DEN HELDER 29/10 HELMOND
4/11 PURMEREND 5/11 MIDDELBURG
9/11 ROERMOND 10/11 ZAANDAM 12/11 BUSSUM
16/11 WAALWIJK 18/11 STEENWIJK 19/11 HENGELO
24/11 DEN HAAG 25/11 DOETINCHEM 26/11 WEERT
MY BABY ::::: VOODOO ELECTRIQUE Fall Tour (NL)
29/9 NIEUWE NOR – Heerlen
30/9 Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
1/10Luxor Live, Arnhem
2/10 De Effenaar, Eindhoven
6/10 Fluor, Amersfoort
8/10 De Victorie, Alkmaar
De Nacht van de Eusebius, 17/ 9, Eusebius Church, Arnhem
A memorial of the battle of Arnhem film, music, dance, theatre. I’ll be working with the unique moving images (in coulor) shot after the destruction of Arnhem (WWII). The film was shot by Alex Roostorp and recently found in archive of the Eye film institute.
S.M.A.R.T (reprise), AYA Dance theatre :::: VISUALS BY F
S.M.A.R.T will be touring over sixty shows, be sure to check it out from September to January 2017.
Film By the Sea festival – MY BABY, september 9, Vlissingen
Land Juweel – MY BABY, august 13, Ruigoord
Surround | immersive videomapping, July 30, Supperclub, Amsterdam
Since moving to the historical odeon building, supperclub has redefined itself as a club location. with a sound system provided – and continuously tested – by void acoustics, a grand theater hall covered with 190 degrees of visual projections.
Theater aan de Zee, MY BABY, 1 august, Belgium
Nijmeegse vierdaagse feesten, – MY BABY, july 20, Stevenskerk
Gentse Feesten – MY BABY, july 19, Gent, Belgium
EXPEDITION FSTIVAL – MY BABY, july 16, Rotterdam
Young Arts festival, – MY BABY, july 16, Beverwijk
Down The Rabbit Hole, MY BABY, june 25, The Rabbit Hole
Rocking 96 square meters of LED at Down The Rabbit Hole:: adventure, confusion, surrealism and psychedelics, which has been an inspiration for (psycho) rockers, DJs, artists, designers and filmmakers ever since the rise of the pop culture in the uncurbed 1960s
Mystic Garden Festival, COMPOUND stage, june 18, Sloterpark, Amsterdam
Time for some techno::: happy to be joining the COMPOUND family again for a day of music loving with Christian Wünsch, Dispar Vulgo, Gloom, Shifted, Sigha, Surgeon.
Lundi Bleu with Ruben Hein en Laurens Woudenberg, june 12, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Audiovisual piece and videomapping for the string orchestra Lundi Bleu o.l.v. Carel den Hertog with guest performances by Ruben Hein, solo-hoornist Laurens Woudenberg
A’DAM TOREN, VJ performance during members pre-opening night, june 11, Amsterdam
Exited to be one of the first to perform in the A’DAM tower- the big tower behind Amsterdam’s Central Station, it has just finished a massive renovation and has been transformed into an iconic multifunctional tower. It is now a home to a mix of offices, cafés, restaurants, a hotel, an observation point and a revolving restaurant.
Mandala Festival, MY BABY, june 5, Wanroij
Vestrock, MY BABY, june 3, Hulst
LPM, Live Performers Meeting, VJ set B2B with VJ VISH for Dialogue, Tolhuistuin, Amstrdam
Het Vrije Westen, may 5, Westerpark , Amsterdam
Liberation day. Annual festival where we celebrate freedom. Our freedom, the importance of freedom.
Pinguin Radio Festival april 30 , MY BABY, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Back in Paradiso with the VooDoo Eectrique show
Temporary installation, Van Gogh Musem exhibit of new work, april-june 2016, Rietveld Hall.
Every final friday night the Van Gogh museum opens their doors, for this occasion I’ll be making new work together with VISH/VeeJays.com based on their collection. It will premiere during a live performance on the 25th of april. The work will be on from april to june every final friday night.
Live performance, Van Gogh in motion, april 29, Rietveld Hall.
Together with VISH I’ll be doing a live performance, the premiere of new work, during Van Gogh’s friday night sessions: “Vincent op Vrijdag”.
Voodoo Electrique on Tour::::::
Back from New Zealand continuing the voodoo …
march 5, Where the Wild Things Are FESTIVAL, Zeewolde
march 12, Crossroads Rockpalast, Bonn (DE)
march 18, Gebr de Nobel, Leiden
march 20, Mezz, Brada
march 25, Grenswerk, Venlo
march 27, Doornroosje, Nijnmegen
march 31, Vera, Groningen
Sandra van Nieuwland, Theatertour: Face it!
Kicking off in 2016 to join Sandra van Nieuwland and her band for her upcoming theatre show Face it!
jan 29, Theater de Meerpaal, Dronten
feb 5, ZINiN Theater, Nijverdal
feb 6, Stadstheater, Zoetermeer
feb 10,Theater De Vest, Alkmaar
feb 11,Theater De Kattendans, Bergeijk
feb 12, De Oosterpoort, Groningen
feb 13, Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen
feb 18, Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle
feb 19, Stadsschouwburg Sittard-Geleen, Sittard
feb 25, HOF theater, Raalte
feb 26, Flint theater, Amersfoort
March 5, Theater de Veste, Delft
March 9, De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
March 11, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven
March 12, Kennemer Theater, Beverwijk
March 19, Schouwburg Venray, Venray
March 20, De Rijswijkse Schouwburg, Rijswijk
March 23, Schouwburg Amphion, Doetinchem
March 24, Schouwburg Het Park, Hoorn
March 25, Schouwburg De Kring, Roosendaal
March 31, Chassé Theater, Breda
april 1, Schouwburg Orpheus, Apeldoorn
april 2, Stadsschouwburg Haarlem, Haarlem
MY BABY, january 8, Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
MY BABY, january 9, P3, Purmerend
My Baby – Voodoo Électrique, december 23, Paradiso, Amsterdam
Spectacular madness.. we’re gonna make the full VooDoo experience. Finally I can do a projection mapping at (and onto!) the Amsterdam church of music lovers, Paradiso. “Hey music lover!”
My Baby, European clubtour
dec 17, Metropool, Hengeloo
dec 13, Effenaar, Eindhoven
dec 3, Akvarium, Budapest, Hungary
Van Gogh Musem exhibits ANIMA, november 7, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Very happy to announce my work ANIMA will be exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
ANIMA is a series that explores the nature of living things. The installation investigates how we emotionally relate to a digital being. In order to better understand this relationship we created ANIMA: a spherical digital entity that communicates with us by interpreting our body movements and sounds. A generative being that comes to life through interaction. Like with any being, we establish a relationship with it, conscious or subconscious, intended or unintentional. In its generative audiovisual behaviour it portrays its character, and creates the illusion of being sensory.
ANIMA is a work I made together with media artist and composer Nick Verstand and is made in close collaboration with onformative studio for genartive design (Berlin), audio design by Geert Schaap, artificial intelligence design by Dirk Broenink and is sponsored by Pufferfish spherical display (Edinburgh), Microsoft and Beamsystems (NL)
SMART, AYA Danstheater, september 22 to january 26, touring dance theatre
Exiting to be part of AYA upcoming dance theatre-play SMART. I’ll be joining in to take on the scenography and interactive -video performance of this awesome piece. Stay tuned.
Henny Vrienten, Alles is anders, theatertour
Live scenography and light design
Looking forward to go on tour with Henny Vrienten and his band for the theater show of his upcoming album Alles is anders where I will do the live scenography video and light design.
Alles is anders, is Henny Vriente’s new album, and is the follow up for “En toch” for which I did the album realease show in November 2014. Alles is anders features Typhoon, Shirma Rouse en Guus Meeuwis.
MY BABY The Fall Club Tour
Oh Baby MY Baby, here we go again, looking forward like a red fox.
Sept 16, Melkweg, Amsterdam
Oct 2, Luxor Live, Arnhem
Oct 9,Tivoli De Helling, Utrecht
Oct 10, W2 Poppodium, Hertogenbosch
Oct 15, Paard Van Troje, The Hague
Oct 16, Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer
Oct 17, Gebouw T, Bergen op Zoom
Oct 22, Podium De Kelder/FLUOR, Amersfoort
Oct 23, Patronaat, Haarlem
Jägerfest, september 14, De Marktkantine, Amsterdam
VJing and sipping Jagermeister at the awesome venue De Marktkantine
Damaris Festival, My Baby, july 26, NDSM, Amsterdam
Festival season, LED season
Sun City II, Theatre play, july 2-12, Over ’t IJ festival, NDSM, Amsterdam
The Over het IJ Festival is the summer theatre festival of Amsterdam which takes over the NDSM shipyard for eleven days and spreads from there along the banks of the IJ. Young, talented theatre makers are programmed next to famous names on various exciting locations to present their stories to the public
Mystic Garden Festival, june 20, COMPOUND STAGE, Amsterdam
Looking forward to join the COMPOUND guys again. We’ll be rocking the loudest and only techno stage of the festival. I’ll be joining forces with Dispar Vulgo, Gloom, Regis Live [UK], Rutger Maree, Sinfol, TR//ER Live [UK] Expect some generative grungy slick industrial visuals.
Glow House, Indoor festival, may 22, Silverdome, Zoeternmeer
3D mapping stage design with VJ 3DJL for this colorful indoor festival madness. Sound by Dyna, Genairo Nvilla, Gregor Salto, Mitch Crown, Shermanology and Sidney Samson.
FIBER FESTIVAL, Artist talk, may 16, A-Lab, Amsterdam
Honored to be asked together with Nick Verstand to give an artist talk on the ANIMA project we did with onformative, during Fiber Festival 2015: The Subterranean. Fiber is the place for artists, performers and visitors to experience cutting-edge audiovisual art, design, electronic music and code, at the forefront of contemporary digital culture.
Shamanaid Club Tour, MY BABY, may, The Netherlands
Still rocking with My Baby and our new live show: Lets drink some more Shamanaid..
Volt, Shamaniaid club tour, may 23, Volt, Sittard
Hedon, Shamaniaid club tour, may 20, Hedon, Zwolle
Cultuur Kapel, Shamaniaid club tour, may 9, Cultuur Kapel, Deurne
Asteriks, Shamaniaid club tour, may 8, Asteriks, Leeuwarden
Shamanaid UK album launch, may 12, 229 The Venue, London
Stand-in by Susie
Bevrijdingsfestival Het Vrije Westen, may 5, Westerpark, Amsterdam
VeeJaying on main stage during liberation day: On may 5th we celebrate the dutch liberation of WW II and our freedom in general. Looking forward as it will be one of the first summer (spring I know) festivals held in my own backyard Westerpark, lets make it beautiful. As freedom, a concept that is painfully present today as it has always been, forms the base that has resulted in our current systems.. Watch this beautiful registration of the even more beautiful Nina Simone sing about freedom in Montreux 1976: How it Feels to Be Free
Workshop 3D projection mapping, april 4, Sugar Factory, Amsterdam
For the annual VJacamy year, we’ll be hosting a day of audio-visual art and VJ related workshops. I’ll be introducing the participants to 3D projection mapping. After this day of inspiration you can try an get yourself a year long education ^cough^ fun ^cough^ at VJacademy/Veejays.com, so join in and surprise us at our VJ contest held in Paradiso.
Sun City II theatre rehearsing, march, NDSM, Amnsterdam
First period of rehearsing for the upcoming theatre play “Sun City II” that will be performed in the summer in de NDSM warehouses during Over ’t IJ festival. The play will take you trough the great transitions of our time, the title Sun City II refers to the 16th century book of Tomasso Campanella “Civitas Solis”where describes utopia. Stay tuned and do not disturb, I’m only getting out once in a while to be with My Baby..
Shamanaid Club Tour, MY BABY, march and april, The Netherlands
Be ready for My Baby and their crazy mad groovy new album Shamaniad. We’ll do a tour cross the Netherlands with a new live show: she’s coming to you, you’re getting something that you won’t expect and we’ll drink some (…)
Atak, Shamaniaid club tour, april 2, Poppodium Atak, Enschede
Doornroosje Merleyn, Shamaniaid club tour, march 20, Doornroosje Merleyn, Nijmegen
De Spieghel, Shamaniaid club tour, march 19, De Spieghel, Groningen
Grounds, Shamaniaid club tour, march 14, Grounds, Rotterdam
’t Beest, Shamaniaid club tour, march 13, ’t Beest, Goes
Album release show Melkweg, march 12, Melkweg, Amsterdam
MY BABY – UK Shamanaid, march 6, International Live Music Conference, London
Crossing the water again with MY BABY for a first Shamaniad live show, kick off in London
Exhibiting ANIMA at TEDxDelft, 27 february, TEDx, Delft
Its both amazing and interesting to be part of (and the only) art installation at the notorious TEDx in Delft, which is due to the TU-Delft the Dutch capital of technology. Expect an impressive line-up of speakers and inspiring stories for the TED-talks. Only this time, TEDx is not just about great ideas but also about taking those ideas and making them real. Let’s Make Things Beta, is the theme for 2015. They hope to inspire us all to convert ideas and plans into actual prototypes and complete first drafts. Exciting to see what will come out of it!
F’s Tropical retreat 10 january to 20 february, Caribbean
Solar-charging, writing (mostly love letters, apart from which I’ll be catching up on my academic research), snorkeling, shooting footage, drawing, hammocking and preparing for the summer madness.. stay tuned.
NYE in Volkshotel, 31 december, Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam
A smashing NYE on the top floor and rooftop of Amsterdam’s pearl CANVAS op de 7e. 360 view, 360 visuals, narcotics and shiny things.
OAK re-opening, NUNO dos Santos & Unders, 20 december, Noordwijk
VeeJaying in the renewed club, the Trouw of the west, as they say themselves: why can’t it be happening outside of the city, yes it can.. Well they have the sea. There is that. Now they also have an awesome hangout and all Trouw residencies: looks promising.
ANIMA 2 – rei, Exhibition Lehrter Siebzehn, 6 december, Berlin
Together with onformative we’ll exhibit ANIMA 2 – rei: the second generation of a series of works that explores the nature of living things. We are reaching a point where software and hardware are no longer separate things. Information and matter are merging into one. We are used to describing something digital as something fake, though it exists in the same realm of possibilities. If we consider, for example, a projected image computed by a digital machine, we should consider that photons and silicon are as well real particles in that same universe, shaping matter and energy. In perspective of all this: are we now more likely to communicate with a being that is inherently different from ourselves?
CENTRAL EUROPE VOODOO SUITE TOUR WITH MY BABY, 28 nov. 2 dec, A38 – Budapest, Chapeau Rouge Club – Prague
Going to Budapest to perform with My Baby in club A38 which for the home-stayers shall be broadcasted on national television as well. why not. Anyway its exciting: My Baby is gonna explore new territories! Traveling to Slovakia & Serbia and end the tour in A38 Budapest and Chapeau Rouge Club in Prague
“Transition, for lack of a better title” theatre play/scenography, 20 november, Pick-Up Club NSDM terrain, Amsterdam
“We’re not living in a time of change, but a change of time” We find ourselves on the edge of a shift of paradigms. From a vertical, central and segregated society towards a horizontal, decentralized networked society. Old systems are broken down and new ones are rebuilt. Old values disappear and new values emerge. This comes with pain, fear and loss, but also with hope, faith and trust. A fragment from Jan Rotmans book “In het oog van de orkaan” (In the eye of the hurricane) which is the starting point of an audio-visual theatre play: A collaboration between musicians Ivo Schot and Frank van Kasteren, director Jeek ten Velden and scenography by Frouke ten Velden. The piece is commissioned by Jan Rotmans and KSI. After a week of locking ourselves up in a smoky repetition space at Amsterdam’s NDSM shipyards we’ll present the preview of what will become a touring music-theatre play: stay tuned ANIMA 2 – rei, Exhibition KANTOR 2014 – A Music, Performance, Art & Technology Weekend, 14 to 16 november, De Sloot Office, Amsterdam After the overwhelming response on ANIMA 1 – iki, and after weeks of no sleep, we’re ready for the second generation of ANIMA. Now setteling in at the lovely KANTOR: This weekend of music, performance, art & technology transforms empty office space into a lively cultural playground. Sloganeered as ‘the official cultural takeover’, Kantor unites up-and-coming creative forces with established cultural institutions such as EYE, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Rotterdam’s Boijmans van Beuningen Museum. Partners: PufferFish, Beamsystems, The Creators Project, AFK ( Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst) Henny Vrienten album release “En toch…” 6 november, Melkweg, Amsterdam Twenty-three years after his last solo album Henny Vrienten is back with the album “En toch …”. The set of brand new songs from the legendary singer of the band Doe Maar will be guided by My Baby and Xander Vrienten on bass. Excited to work one of the most amazing musicians from Dutch soil, and then My Baby’s.. Just too much awesomeness for a thursday night.. Halloween Party/Intrepid, 31 october, some bunker at Oostelijke Handelskade, Amsterdam Making footage for this event is just too much fun. My only contribution to Halloween: I’m going to freak you drugheads out. May you never sleep again. MTV European Music Award preparty, show direction/video, 22 october, Odeon, Amsterdam A boost to my addiction of beeing under constant pressure: directing de show/video for the official MTV, European Music Awards preparty for the Best Dutch Act 2014.. I’ll be humming along with Depeche Mode “And I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough” A crazy party with Hollands-trots, aparently Chef’Special, Hardwell and Martin Garrix and the rightful winner Kensington.. ANIMA 1 – iki, Exhibition Amsterdam Dance Event, 15 to 19 october, Het Volkshotel (Canvas), Amsterdam Together with music producer Nick Verstand and in close collaboration with Onformative studio (DE) João Fonseca and Geert Schaap, I’ve been working on a project that shall premiere during ADE. Iki is the first iteration in a series that explores the nature of living things. The installation investigates how we emotionally relate to a digital being. In order to better understand this relationship we created ANIMA: a spherical digital entity that communicates with us by interpreting our body movements and sounds. A generative being that comes to life through interaction. Like with any being, we establish a relationship with it, conscious or subconscious, intended or unintentional. In its generative audiovisual behaviour it portrays its character, and creates the illusion of being sensory. Partners: Amsterdam Dance Event, PufferFish, Beamsystems, VolksHotel, The Creators Project ADE Playground, ‘Big Words’ installation at the Van Gogh museum Friday-nights, october 14, Amsterdam For the occasion of the ADE takeover of Amsterdam, the installation becomes part of the official ADE playground program: The project has allready reached over a thousand participants, I’m touched and very proud. Permanent installation at the Van Gogh museum Friday-nights, october 4 to 31, Amsterdam Honored to be asked for the friday-nights of the Van Gogh Museum. This october edition is all about family and the special and unique bond van Gogh had with his brother Theo. For this I decided to design a digital installation for the fridaynight visitors to use. Over the night the atrium will be taken over by the people and filled with words and drawings, messages and poetry.. But will be gone when the guards switch off the lights for the night. My main goal for this event was to give the walls to the people, open up the space to leave your message, free and open to share your thoughts on the 500 square meters of the van Gogh museums walls. Layer over layer over layer until there’s so much love, messages and drawings that it becomes impossible to decipher. And of course face-twitter-gram your messages #vangoghfridaynights, we’re never confined to the space we’re in. #fhastogetherselfaunicornglitteringtwitteraccountasap U.K. TOUR WITH MY BABY, 1 to 4 october, London, England Our voodoo has been summoned and will take us to England. Ready to rock with My Baby and blow away the London crowd. A mini tour for now since I have to get back to Amsterdam in time for ADE… Anthony McCall masterclass, september 29, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam Very exited to take part in the masterclass of one of my favorite artists Anthony McCall. He has been an inspiration because of his cross-disciplinary practice in which film, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance overlap. McCall was a key figure in the avant-garde London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970s. He gained international recognition through his ‘solid light’ film series, notably Line Describing A Cone (1973) which was presented at the ever-awesome Sonic Acts festival in 2010. Songs In Fim, september 28, Dutch Fim Festival, Tivoli, Utrecht Looking forward to collaborate with the great musicians Henny Vrienten, Vincent van Warmerdam, Djurre de Haan & My Baby during their performance of songs in films at NFF. The festival is an annual film festival in Holland and attracts over 100.000 national and international visitors. Mediamatic – Kunstformen der natur, september 18, Mediamatic factory, Amsterdam Mediamatic invited me to work with the amazing work of German biologist Ernst Haeckel and lithographer Adolf Giltsch. I took the work as an inspiration for my performance during the opening of the exhibition in the Mediamatic factory. Ever since the release of Kunstformen Der Natur (1904), the beautiful illustrations have proven to be a continuous source of inspiration for designers, artists, architects, illustrators and biologists. What make these images so special that, to this day, they have stayed relevant and influential in both the artistic and scientific community? Morgenavond, september 13, Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam Morgen.am is hosting at Canvas for a spontaneous session, a 3 hr deep, experimental, yet romantic live set form Satori spiced up with funky and mysterious visuals by F that shall fit the cozy & groovy Canvas perfectly.