Marije Baalman “Just a Question of Mapping” Work Session at Splendor

August 19 – 21, 2020
Splendor, Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, Amsterdam

Marije Baalman will be hosting a work session at Splendor in Amsterdam on August 19,
20, and 21.

This work session is part of her book project “Just a question of mapping”.

The goal of the 3 day meeting is for artists to work on documentation for their own instrument, performance installation and/or another interactive project. This process is guided by Marije Baalman. Participants are invited to share their documentation and describe their process during the workshop. That way the participants can get feedback and have a dialogue about techniques that will access more in-depth insights of their work and that of others.

The work session has been developed in parallel with the book “Just a question of mapping – ins and outs of composing with realtime data”.

Target audience

The target audience for the workshop is experienced artists and designers who would like to reflect on their own practice and learn from other’s practices. Participants are asked to have a project that uses interactive technologies. For example:

  • an augmented acoustic instrument using sensors
  • a digital instrument controlled by MIDI, self-built interfaces and/or game controllers
  • an interactive installation that uses sensors and/or cameras for interaction with the public
  • an interactive dance setting where one or more dances wear or are tracked by sensors that control sound, light and/or visuals


To participate in the session at Splendor please send me an email at mapping_at_nescivi_dot_nl with the following before July 31st:

  • Name
  • Website
  • Motivation for participating
  • Which project you would like to document and analyze during the meeting?
    • Please share a brief description and links to any documentation you already have of your instrument, e.g. a video online

If you want to know more about the work session: check this document with an extended description, and if still questions remain, please send me an email!

Covid-19 measurements

Splendor has developed a protocol to ensure that we can keep to the Covid-19 regulations, so that everyone in the space can adhere to the distancing rules, and be and feel safe throughout the work session.

We will share the protocol with the participants, once we have made the selection of participants.