During my residency at Bibliotek-a I will research how I can create audiovisual sensory experiences that reflect on urban landscapes that are in constant transformation. I depart from the framework of my project Symbiotic Spaces: initially a site-specific installation for the Bellamy Neighbourhood in Amsterdam, an environment that was constantly changing due to renovation and construction work.

These ideas extend to the Stockholm region, particularly to the areas of Frihamnen, Vartahamnen, Norra Djurgårdstaden, Loudden and Hjorthagen, that are undergoing a similar transformation on a larger scale: a living entity where landscapes shift in time and space due to gentrification, rapid city growth and development, while its cultural legacy is given to artists to operate. These areas provide a collection of different conscious and unconscious stimuli, memory and reactions to the various life forms that inhabit them.

The result of the residency and artistic research will be a small work-in-progress exhibition reflecting on the history and the future of these environments through a study of the dynamics between the natural and the urban, the human and the non-human.

Curated by Sona Stepanyan

With the generous support of Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Foundation

For the past months I’ve been working on a synthesizer for children to interact with a complex system through sound and image in collaboration with Max Frimout. The work is commissioned by Cinekid and MU Hybrid Arthouse and will have its premiere during the Cinekid Festival !

This Saturday I’m joining a panel discussion about the Material and Immaterial Aspects of Sound together with Mint Park and Sebastien Robert. The event is part of the ArtScience Manic Saturdays at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague.

For the virtual group exhibition confined.work of confined spaces I made a contribution with a 360 photo, soundscape and text reflecting on confinement. In this born-digital gallery, the visitor is invited into our homes within its current production site.

Participants are matched with a donation for Habitat Humanity, to those who don’t have a safe shelter.
The project is initiated by Batlabat, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk, Jonas Ersland, Post Neon and Arvid&Marie, presented with TAC Eindhoven and Art+Technology Society.

For the Soundhouse Project I shared an hour of my day with an audio contribution. An online project initiated by Nico Parlevliet that collects the sounds of artists and their practices during 24 hours where each artist is assigned a particular hour.

I recorded the acoustic environment in my house from 23:00 – 00.00 where you hear a mix of sounds coming from both the inside of my room window as well outside: trams, birds, sirens, AM radio waves, walking and rumbling in the house.