Capella Amsterdam, alBahr – Mare Nostrum, scenography, light installation and design, touring production
24/10 Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
26/10 De Meervaart, Amsterdam
27/10 De Vereeniging, Nijmegen
28/10 De Philharmonie, Haarlem
29/10 Grote Kerk, Alkmaar
03/11 Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
05/11 Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag
06/11 Sint Jan, Den Bosch
There is only one sea that “separates” Western and Eastern music: the Mediterranean. That’s our sea, mare nostrum; alBahr in Arabic.
20/09 tm 18/11 Doe Maar, Lijf aan Lijf, clubtour, digitale scenografie
Touring production of 22 shows
03/09 Doe Maar, Main stage, Cramerock festival, BE
28/08 Tania Kross, De Uitmarkt, NL
The first large scale festival since COVID hit us. This will be rad.
9/7 tm 5/9 Maria Louise Was Here, vidomapping, Leeuwarden, NL
From 9 July, the Princessehof presents Maria Louise Was Here. During the summer months, visitors gather in the palace garden for eight weekends, three times a week, late at night for a poetic Son et lumière in which video, music and light come together. A corona-proof open-air event in the middle of Leeuwarden’s historic city center.
Comissioned by Princessehof and Fries Museum.
1 tm 7/7 Resonance live AV, The World We Live In festival, Groningen
The World We Live In community arts and educational organisation in Groningen, enabling the power of intentional art-making and creative participation to empower communities by strengthening empathy, sparking discourse, and encouraging solidarity between people.
16/05 Resonance AV performance, at the old DRAKA factory in Amsterdam.
This week we took refuge in a gem of a space at the old DRAKA factory in Amsterdam. we worked in an unused boiler room where we took steps into creating a spatial graphic score. We held an intimate viewing of the work on the 16th.
1/1 tm 10/2 Video Art installation, CANVAS, at The Harmonie, Leeuwarden, Friesland
De Harmonie supports Leeuwarden residents in Friesland with a beautiful media art project: warm hearts and show that art in culture is and will remain. Even when the doors are forced to be closed to the public. These are two voideo artworks made especially for this purpose by artist Frouke ten Velden, entitled “CANVAS”. ‘CANVAS’ can be seen daily from sunset to 11 p.m.
23/01 AM I – live stream 8.30 pm on Wildeman TV, Project Wildeman
Inspired by the Dadaist and Modernist poetry of Paul van Ostaijen, AI computer generated poetry will be performed live by visuals and repetitive, improvised trumpet playing.
18/12 Fotonica Festival, Audio Visual Digital Art Festival, performing Resonance Sketches, Rome, Italy (streaming at 22:00)
13/12 Fuse, Podium Witteman, live national television
Together with the audience we will be exploring new music an ways of translating it into a visual composition. This week I will dig in the research of Resonance further together with this amazing ensemble Fuse.
8-9/11 Jacob TV – New Work, Artemis, Den Bosch
12/11 Miho Hazama 挾間 美帆 Artemis, Den Bosch
13/11 Xavi Torres, Artemis, Den Bosch
14-15/11 Morris Kliphuis – New Work, Artemis, Den Bosch
28/10 Fuse, Podium Witteman, perfoming Gabriella Smith’s, Carrot Revolution, live national television
Capella Amsterdam, alBahr – Mare Nostrum, scenography, light installation and design,
touring production. (postponed)
07/11 De Meervaart, Amsterdam
08/11 Grote Kerk, Den Bosch
13/11 Grote Kerk, Alkmaar
15/11 Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht
18/11 De Vereeniging, Nijmegen
20/11 Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
There is only one sea that “separates” Western and Eastern music: the Mediterranean. That’s our sea, mare nostrum; albahr in Arabic.
2-4 / 10 Curating exhibition Digital Dreams, inspired on Nam June Paik’s Sixteenth Chapel, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Past summer I’ve had the pleasure to work with studendens for Stedelijk museums Summerschool. Together with their peer to peer educational Blikopeners they reflected on the current state of the world, made predictions about the future and took inspiration from Paik’s work. We’ve created a 3 day live VJ perfomance, improvising with their created imagery and concepts.
13/8 RESONANCE, Live performance, Premiere at RADION, Amsterdam
Resonance is a performative sound and light installation. The performance is part of our reasearch project where we search for meaningful translations between different disciplines. The sound (4.1 installation) and light sculptures take center stage, becoming part of, and interacting with the place and people through which they exist.
The research is made possible by Stimuleringsfonds Creative Industries
Van Dik Hout, Theatertour 2020, touring of 32 shows, NL
Scenography and art direction for Van Dik Hout’s current theatre tour. For this tour I designed the video accompanying their music live on stage.
4/4 Klassifest, Paradiso, Amsterdam (postponed)
Light and video design for Kassifest, an indoor classical music festival.
23/4 to 14/5 Masterclass series One level Up for HkU students of Interactive Performance Design, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht
25/2 Masterclass VeeJaying and live perfomance for MBO students Cultural Events, Popodium De Duyker, Hoofddorp
Tania Kross Van Mozart tot Madonna, Opera, a touring production of 55 shows, 2019-2020
Scenography, video and light design
From Mozart to Madonna is a surprising journey through the history of eighteenth-century prodigies and contemporary pop culture; an ode to those who made themselves immortal with their beautiful music. From Mozart to Madonna is a high-quality and unique musical experience by Tania and her ensemble of friends. All of them top musicians.
JB Meijers Deltaboy, a touring production of 21 shows, 2019-2020
Light design for JB’s theatre tour; Deltaboy. JB is a multiinstrumentalist, producer, songwriter and singer best known as one of the Common Linnets.
3/01 Van Dik Hout at Paradiso, Amsterdam
25/11 Kunst is Lang, Live VJ set, Vondel CS, Amsterdam
23/11 WEVAL at Explore the North live VJ set, Leeuwarden (NL)
Amsterdam Dance Event 2019 ::: ADE’19
Licht sculpture at Jack Amsterdam
16/10 JACK x Innerverse invites: DJ MAG Mexico
17/10 JACK x Innerverse invites: Vatos Locos showcase
18/10 JACK x Innerverse invites: Supernatural Fiesta
18/10 JACK x Innerverse invites: NICEPEOPLE
19/11 Let’s JACK, Adriana Lopez (CO) / CYNKT (NL) / Fire between us (NL) / Solid Blake (DK) / Vesper (NL)
20/11 JACK x Innerverse : Knostra Music powered ADN
18/10 ADE ORIGINS LIVE | Dominik Eulberg, Ryan Davis, DJ Isis & Mozes, Pllek, Amsterdam
12/10 live AV, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade
21+22/9 De Nacht van de Eusebius
A multimedia event in the Eusebiuskerk about the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944, a piece where video, music, dance, and theater build bridges: between present and past, between Arnhem and the rest of the world and between generations. Personal stories from the past run synchronously with personal stories from the present.
30/8 Willem, Man in Nood, Hullabaloo, Groningen
A beautiful show by VJ friend and colleague Noralie, in which Willen (The Opposites) tells about the mental struggle he has gone through in recent years.
16/8 Lowlands, MY BABY, Biddinghuizen
For three days in August, a township with 60,000 inhabitants arises in the middle of the country. The Lowlands festival hosts no less than twelve stages in three large areas (among which a cinema and theatre), and about 250 different acts and performances.
13/7 North Sea Jazz Festival, In The Club – MY BABY, Rotterdam
5/7 Dance4Life, Fundraiser, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
29/6 Kunstbende, young creators festival, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
28/6 25th Hour, Dance performance, World premiere – ZHdK, Theatre der Künste, Zürich, Switzerland
Choreographer Craig Davidson will be creating a world premiere for the BA Contemporary Dance graduating students at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in season 2018/2019. Collaborating with, Composer – Nicholas Robert Thayer, Visual Artist – Frouke ten Velden.
26/6 VAN DIK HOUT – 25-JARIG JUBILEUM, Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam
Van Dik Hout is one of the leading bands of Nederpop. The band has secereal greatest hits on their name like “Stil In Mij”. And the occasional formation De Poema’s with Acda & de Munnik, scored big hits such as “Mijn Houten Hart” and “Zij Maakt het Verschil”.
15/5 Mystic Garden Festival, COMPOUND STAGE, Sloterpark, Amsterdam
5/5 Liberation Day Amsterdam
Anual Libberation Day celerbartion Festival
13/4, 3 Reflections, Club Guy & Roni’s Weekend Break Festival, Grand Theatre, Groningen
12/4, 3 Reflections, Club Guy & Roni’s Weekend Break Festival, Grand Theatre, Groningen
Three compositions for string quartet and live electronics, in an audiovisual setting with video and lights.
Audiovisual performance by Thys, Setareh Nafisi and Nicholas Thayer. Scenograpy by Hendrik Walther
MY BABY IN THE CLUB TOUR
28/3 Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden
29/3 Neushoorn, Leeuwarden
30/3 Metropool, Hengeloo
4/4 Victorie, Alkmaar
5/4 Vorstin, Hilversum
12/3 DDD, only female acts, Heteren, NL
25/1 Project Insides: Niklas Paschburg & Mattheis, Westerliefde, Amsterdam
A neo-classical concert that turns into a proper clubnight…
Pianist/componist Niklas Paschburg. Expect a trip full of both melancholy and energy; songs between neo-classical, ambient and electronic music inspired by nature.
25jaar Van Dik Hout, 5/1, Paradiso, Amsterdam
// 87 performances
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
25/11 013 Tilburg
30/11 de Gieterij Maastricht
1/12 Grenswerk Venlo
2/12 Patronaat Haarlem
16/12 Neushoorn Leeuwarden
MY BABY:: Eastern Europe Tour,
Somnium, Immersive Audio-Visual Dance Experience, November 4&5, Leeuwarden
I’ve had the pleasure of working on this amazing piece. AV and light controlled and connected.
Concept and music: The Black Atlantic
Choreography and Dance: Mirjam van Duin
Direction: Jeek ten Velden
Technical production: Serge Aanstoot
Visuals and lights by me/Frouke ten Velden VJ 2 VISH/Lisa DC
F for VeeMee, VAMA, Sala Polivalenta, 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 live @ Westergasfabriek, October 7, Amsterdam
The wildest and most grazie gig of the year so far.
Project Insides, September 29, Westerunie, Amsterdam
Excited to work with this new organization with a great feel for my favorite DJ’s, a veejays.com production
Exhibiting \\VECTOR – VJ Sculpture at Galerie Bart, September 23, De Nijmeegse Kunstnacht, Nijmegen
Really honored that my sculpture was part of the program The Art of Dance at Kunstnacht Nijmegen, curated by Doornroosje.
MY BABY, Breda Barst, September 17, Breda
360 VJ performance @ Supperclub, August 4, Amsterdam
Indoor Festival 4 Vision Impossible, July 15, Hemkade, Amsterdam
MY BABY, Bospop, July 9, NL
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 Nationale Opera & Ballet en Het Balletorkest and is a VeeJays.com production.
Down the Rabbit Hole + MY BABY Prehistoric Rhythm, June 23
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
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.
Every element contains the characteristics: Creation, Destruction, Insulting and Overacting. These profound characteristics motivated us in inspiring the creation of a 5 O’Clock Class sharing of diversity.
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.
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.
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.
// 102 performances
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 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.
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
total // 76 performances
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.
oct 1, Schouwburg het Park, Hoorn
oct 3, Theater Geert Teis, Stadskanaal
oct 9, Theater Heerlen, Heerlen
oct 10, Schouwburg Odeon, Zwolle
oct 13, Oude Luxor Theater, Rotterdam
oct 14, Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden
oct 29, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips, Eindhoven
oct 30, De Goudse Schouwburg ,Gouda
oct 31, Schouwburg Cuijk, Cuijk
nov 4, Theater Speelhuis, Helmond
nov 7, De Lawei, Drachten
nov 11, Theater De Lievekamp, Oss
nov 12, Theater De Willem, Papendrecht
nov 13, Theater de Stoep, Spijkenisse
nov 17, De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
nov 18, De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
nov 26, TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
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.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.
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, Shamaniaid club tour, march 20, Doornroosje Merleyn, NijmegenDe Spieghel, Shamaniaid club tour,
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.
F’s Tropical retreat 10 january to 20 february, Caribbean
total // lost track..
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.
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.
CENTRAL EUROPE VOODOO SUITE TOUR WITH MY BABY, 28 nov. 2 dec, A38 – Budapest, Chapeau Rouge Club – Prague
Sun city II 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.
Henny Vrienten album release “En toch…” 6 november, Melkweg, Amsterdam
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
MTV European Music Award preparty, show direction/video, 22 october, Odeon, Amsterdam MTV, European Music Awards preparty for the Best Dutch Act 2014.
ANIMA 1 – iki, Exhibition Amsterdam Dance Event, 15 to 19 october, Het Volkshotel, Amsterdam
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. Together with music producer Nick Verstand and in close collaboration with Onformative studio (DE) João Fonseca and Geert Schaap
Van Gogh museum Friday-nights, october 4 to 31, Amsterdam
Honored to be asked for the friday-nights of the Van Gogh Museum. Big Words is temporary 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..
U.K. TOUR WITH MY BABY, 1 to 4 october, London, England
Our voodoo has been summoned and will take us to England.
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.
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.
Morgenavond, september 13, Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam
(…) DEEP DIVE