Joris Strijbos is a Rotterdam-based artist whose work focuses on the synaesthetic relationship between moving image and sound. Inspired by research into cybernetics, emergent systems, artificial life, and communication networks within groups, his work consists of kinetic audio-visual installations and new-media performances. His installations combine artificial, electronic, and digital media with models and algorithms based on biological systems. In many of his works, the viewer witnesses a process in which machines, computer programs, and the physical world interact, resulting in a generative and multi-sensorial composition.
Joris Strijbos gained his BA in ArtScience from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and his MA at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
Assmann and Strijbos are part of Macular, an artist collective researching the intersection of art, science, technology, and perception. The duo collaborated on two projects in the past year.
Moiré Studies is a kinetic light installation based on the principles of the moiré effect. The qualities of moiré patterns are physically investigated using moving light sources and static grids.
In December 2014, the duo participated in the Ars BioArctica residency programme at the University of Helsinki’s Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in the sub-Arctic region of Finland. They researched the cinematic qualities of freezing soap film and developed the video installation Liquid Solid. With the wind and temperature significantly varying each day, the film captures the differing behaviour and appearance of the freezing process. The soundtrack incorporates a mixture of recordings made using self-made instruments, including monochords played with electromagnets.
Special thanks to Gideon Kiers, Lucas van der Velden, Erich Berger, Tividorfabriek, Meetfactory, Danny van Tongeren, Dieter Vandoren, Marijn de Jong, HC Gilje, Tim Leyendekker, Hilde Methi, Per Platou, Matthew Biederman, Annette Wolfsberger, Eric Parren, Bart van Bokhoven, Stefan Julizar and Mirna Belina. Made possible with the support of Gemeente Rotterdam and The Finnish Society of Bioart.
Year of Birth
1981 (Zaanstad, The Netherlands)
Royal Conservatoire, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Company Name Macular
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eric Parren, Nicky Assmann, Daan Johan, Lucas van der Velden, Gideon Kiers, Michael van Hoogenhuyze, Luca Barbeni, Joost Rekveld, Edwin van der Heide
ArtScience Interfaculty, Sonic Acts Festival, NOME Berlin, TodaysArt Festival