No Patent Pending #41 with Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos, Ji Youn Kang, Philip Vermeulen, Mint Park and Rotor

November 28, 2020
iii workspace, Willem Dreespark 312, The Hague
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Performances by Daan Johan, Joris Strijbos, Ji Youn Kang, Philip Vermeulen, Mint Park and Rotor.

The 41st edition of No Patent Pending at iii workspace will present a program of new spatial audiovisual work in which machines designed and built by artists immerse the audience in mesmerising choreographies of sound and light.

Work descriptions:

LineAV is a reinterpretation by Daan Johan and Joris Strijbos of the audio installation Line from 2010 by Daan Johan. It is a work which deals with the question: “how many of the same units can become more than the simple sum of its parts?” Line does this by fooling the brain into thinking it is hearing multiple sound sources, while in reality you’re listening to one speaker at a time. During his residency at iii, Daan Johan will work together with Joris Strijbos, Ji Youn Kang, Mint Park and others to create new compositions for a spatial array of lights and loudspeakers.

Interfan comes from the Hyper Sculptures series of Philip Vermeulen. An ongoing research into extreme fast-moving materials and their changing characteristics. In this setup Vermeulen is using three motor engines, three propellors and one prepared light source with a colour wheel. When the motors are speeding up, different resonance make the table and the screws, bolts and nuts shake, giving the pretty colours a raw industrial sound.

Artist bios:

Daan Johan is an artist who explores the technology from the past to create new instruments, often with a form of sculptural value and craftsmanship. His main focus is on creating instruments and installations with the interface as a starting point and making unique instruments for other performing artists.

Joris Strijbos is a Rotterdam-based artist whose work focuses on the synaesthetic relation and interaction between moving image and sound. His artistic research focuses on cybernetics, swarm intelligence, communication networks and emergent systems.

Ji Youn Kang composes for both traditional and non-traditional instruments, exploring the relationship between musical and physical spaces and taking inspiration from the rhythmical elements and the noisy sound sources involved in Korean ritual music.

Philip Vermeulen is a Hague-based Dutch artist who makes large-scale installations as part of ongoing research in altering psychological states through the manipulation of primary phenomena of light sound and movement. Philip’s work continues a lineage of experimental art from the Zero art movement, sound art, kinetic sculptures, and audiovisual arts.

Mint Park is an electronic musician and a new media artist who investigates space, texture, and natural phenomenon in her sound-driven practice. Through scientific experiments and hybrid process of different digital makings, it is her attempt to continuously redefine and question the fluctuating existential qualities in today’s binary space and machine-quantified time.

Rotor is an experimental sound collective which was initiated in 2017 by Eelco Ottenhof and Joris Strijbos. Within the project the duo experiments with performative installations consisting of rotating sound sources, multi speaker setups, feedback systems and modular synthesizers. Their sonic explorations are on the intersection of sound art, dark ambient and noise. Through combining abstract layers of synthetic drones, rhythmical pulsating structures and processed analogue feedback systems, Rotor creates immersive and spatial sound experiences with an emphasis on the acoustics of the space.

No Patent Pending is a nomadic performance series presenting radical interdisciplinary practices that engage with sound, image, space and the body. Imagining new tools to articulate everyday phenomena, extending the body, remapping sense perceptions, hacking and reinventing existing media and codes, creating time and space for events which find their preferred storage medium in the memory of participants.

No Patent Pending #41 is presented by iii in collaboration with WD4X and with the support of the Municipality of The Hague, the Performing Arts Fund NL and Creative Europe. The development of LineAV was commissioned by Klankvorm.