basvankoolwijk about


Bas van Koolwijk uses both sound and image, be it analogue or in numerical code, as interchangeable data. He produces visual and acoustic compositions in which both manifestations powerfully interact. His artworks can often be seen as an attack on the illusion of the medium itself.
Van Koolwijk develops his own hardware and software applications.


Recent events:

Black Square Projector     installation
A handmade projector that is fully programmed for one task only.
At regular intervals, the device projects a bright white square, the negative afterimage of which is then revealed for a brief moment in time, and as such only in the mind.
Creating a black square with the absence of light, the installation is ON when OFF.

Presented at the Black² exhibition at Project Ground Moscow, Jul-Aug 2015.

SYNCHRONATOR - STRP Masterclass     workshop
Mar 27 2015, STRP BIENNIAL, Eindhoven NL
Organised in collaboration with Sonic Acts / Vertical Cinema

Delay Line Memory     live
The sounds being generated with this instrument are visualised as blocks of pixels. As these enter the 2-dimensional delay line they reveal patterns that are not always recognisable through hearing alone.
Performed solo or extended with drums.
feb 26 2015, with Gert-Jan Prins (drums), Sonic Acts, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam NL
jan 24 2015, with Onno Govaert (drums), Mind The Gap Nights/IFFR, WORM, Rotterdam NL
sep 11 2014, (van Koolwijk solo), GOGBOT Festival, Atak, Enschede NL

Mercury to Saturn, including Earth     installation
An audio-visual installation consisting of 98 compositions on flight paths to the planets of our solar system.
sep 11-14 2014, GOGBOT Festival, Enschede NL

FDBCK AV - Curvilinear     screening
sep 26 2014, Sphæræ, AxS, Pasadena CA, USA

FDBCK AV - Curvilinear     live
The live set especially adapted for projection within the Spæræ dome.
sep 12 2014, Sphæræ, GOGBOT Festival, Enschede NL

FDBCK AV - Red Flag     screening
Filmmaker and artist Joost Rekveld presents a small exhibition connected to themes in his own work. The result is a selection of five works of four contemporary, Dutch filmmakers. With their work they use the medium itself: film. They create images by building machines or making software. The material they use is manipulative and exists of elements you look through, such as video signals, pixels and liquid crystals.
With work of: Jet Smits, Bart Vegter, Bas van Koolwijk, Telcosystems and Joost Rekveld.
sep 6-24 2014, Dortyard, Dordrecht NL

FDBCK AV     live
dec 17 2013, LIMA, Amsterdam NL