Workspace Members


Darina Žurková is a composer, performer and interdisciplinary artist born in Czechoslovakia, based in The Hague. Her artistic research is focused on exploring imaginary ecosystems, re/defining contexts and behavioral patterns between individual components or organisms embodied in these ecosystems and investigating certain inner fragilities. Those ideas are bound to the concept of ‘de/re(con)structure’ within her work in sound art, experimental music, happenings and interdisciplinary projects. In her solo projects the elements of live electronics, installations, sculptural objects and eco-activism intertwine with performance art.

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Mihalis Shammas is a Cypriot (b.1988) musician and kinetic artist. His work is driven by an urge to create meaningful objects and tools for expression, exploring the space between machine and narrative. Amidst mechanical precision and poetic error, his artifacts carry about the imaginary dimension of the “useless machine”, their technological nature muddled by their narrative capacities.


Dmitry Gelfand (b. 1974, St. Petersburg, Russia) creates multi-sensory installations and performances prodding the slippery origins of the physical world. Working in tandem with Evelina Domnitch since 1998, Gelfand abandoned the use of solid, fixative and recording media – in favour of liquids, gases, and plasmas permeated by acoustic vibrations and light emissions. The duo’s artworks have emerged through unorthodox collaborations with pioneering research groups, including LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory), RySQ (Rydberg Atom Quantum Simulator), and Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft.


Farah Rahman is a mixed media artist working with archives, found footage and objects. Farah’s tendency to collect and document artistically is similar to the work of an ethnographer who analyzes peoples and cultures through field research. She strives to use remixing media techniques as a research tool. Her starting point is the de-construction of found (archive) materials, fragments from the mainstream media landscape, popular culture and personal archives.

Rahman studied audiovisual design at The Willem The Kooning Art Academy and is currently a member of the Film Werkplaats in WORM Rotterdam.

Sound Art at Kruithuis November music 2016, den Bosch, the Netherlands

Gabey Tjon a Tham transforms spaces into sensory and immersive environments through kinetic machines, light, and sound. She observes behaviours and patterns in nature from where she extracts and assembles fundamentals. Tjon a Tham considers technology as a natural occurrence. In her works the technology has a logic on its own, it conflicts and harmonizes. The artist develops techniques and invents mechanical sculptures that embed different materials and perform at different poetic levels. Hereby natural-mechanical choreographies arise. The works invite us to wonder at, contemplate, and investigate.


Kay Churcher creates site-specific immersive installations, seeing the surreal potential of a space and seeking to make that its reality. She aims for a playful interaction from the audience, curiosity, a desire to explore and discover the work.


Kunrad is known amongst relatives as Koenraad de Groot. Sound is the most important element in his work, which consists of installations, compositions and performances. He has completed the Bachelor of Music in Composition Electronic Music at the University of the Arts Utrecht, and the Master of Music at the Interfaculty ArtScience in The Hague. Kunrad is currently based in The Hague and Utrecht.

Curiosity forms the starting point for Kunrad’s compositions. A mathematical equation, musical tradition, or a specific instrument could be his subject of interest for instance. Within the exploration of these curiosities he forms the parameters of his composition. Kunrad has written compositions for choir, organ, harmonium, and spatial speaker installations.

At present Kunrad is exploring paper, dripping, stripes and waves.

07 Mariska

Mariska de Groot is intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound. She makes, performs and composes for comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations which explore this principle in new ways. Her work often has a reference to media inventions from the past, with which she aims to excite a multi-sensorial and phenomenological experience in light, sound, movement and space.

Mariska obtained her BA in graphic design in Arnhem (2000-2005) and received her masters diploma at the ArtScience interfaculty in 2012. In 2009/2010 Mariska received a Startstipendium from Fonds BKVB. She won the BNG Workspace12 Project Prize in 2012, in 2014 she won the O68 Price for German/Dutch artists and in 2016 she received Creatives Industries Talent development grant.

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Maria Oosterveen makes art that is philosophical and political and has a tendency to be interactive and/or performative. Most of the time her works attempt to touch your sense of compassion. Not empathy but healthy compassion where you can reflect upon yourself.  Maria works closely with iii and is a student at the ArtScience interfaculty Art-Science (Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire the Hague). In her spare time, she works as a professional model in several fields. Maria currently lives in the Hague (NL).

08 Matteo

Matteo Marangoni focuses on creating sensory experiences that connect sound, space, image and the body. His performances and installations present physical processes, sensory phenomena and machines in ways that are both musical and theatrical. He makes use of DIY electronics, digital systems, architectural spaces, media archives, automation, robotics, explosives, humans and storytelling. With these elements he composes poetic rituals addressing the space between subject and object, materiality and transcendence, the absurd, curiosity, invention, contemplation, identity, fear and ridicule.


Rafaele Andrade is a composer and performer in the field of modern/experimental music. With a background in Conducting, Composition, Cello, live coding and Sonology, she designed her own instrument to compose music, perform and redesign the system of music industry by promoting in its practice and labout fair music distribution, social inclusion & sustainability. Rafaele has a passion for innovative and social initiatives, producing during her young career an orchestra of Brazilian music at 17 years old and at 22, curating a UNESCO project to promote Latin American women composers (Rádio Delas).

Recently graduated in Sonology (The Netherlands, 2020) and ‘Composition and Conducting’ (Brazil, 2016) and in the process to complete a master in New audiences and inovative practices, She is a member of the composers association group of Curitiba (Brazil) & the Netherlands Coding live.

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Riccardo Marogna is a musician, improviser, composer, born in Verona (Italy), currently based in The Hague. His research is focused on the electro-acoustic scenario, looking for that point where the electronic manipulations and the acoustic sounds merge seamlessly in the continuum of the sonic gesture. As a musician he is active in many projects, playing a range of reed instruments combined with electronics. He has been a member of the Sound and Music Computing Group at the University of Padua, working on physically-based synthesis and multimodal interfaces. He is the author and co-author of a number of papers, published by JASA, IEEE, NIME, Biennale Musica, DAFX.

He holds a Master from the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, a BD in Jazz Music and Improvisation by the Conservatory of Ferrara (IT), a MD in Electronic Engineering by University of Padua (IT). He is currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Sonology.

10 Stelios Manousakis

Stelios Manousakis is an artist exploring relationships between time, space, body, system, and sound. His work is particularly concerned with the invisible and the ephemeral, and with shaping sensation, perception and experience in time. His practice extends from performances, to environments and interactive installations, to compositions, fixed media pieces, and film music and has been presented internationally in venues & festivals such as ZKM Karlsruhe, Museum of Contemporary Art Vigo, IDFA Amsterdam, Dag in de Branding, NIME, and Rewire festival. He has co-founded several groups, most recently the Modern Body Festival.

Stelios studied music and linguistics in Greece, Sonology in the Netherlands, and is currently completing a PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, USA).

11 Stephanie

Stephanie Pan is a vocalist, performance artist, maker, and multi-instrumentalist currently based in The Hague. A mutating combination of theater/ performance art/experimental music/improvisation/controlled chaos/pop music/classical music, her work is visceral, passionate and intense, and often explores the limits of the body and voice. She has presented work in venues and festivals such as CTM Festival Berlin, Young Vic Theatre London, La MaMa Theater NYC, Amsterdamse Stadsschouwburg, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Rewire Festival, IDFA and Beursschouwburg Brussel. Additionally she is cofounder and co-curator of Modern Body Festival.

Ms. Pan holds a Masters in Theatre from DasArts (AHK), BA from UC Berkeley in Music and Applied Mathematics, and a First Phase Diploma, with distinction, in Classical Singing from The Royal Conservatory, The Hague.

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Teun Verkerk is a maker of interactive objects and spaces. As an architect and interaction designer he works at the intersection of architecture and industrial design, interaction (ux design) and (embedded) electronics. He studied Architecture at TU Delft with major thinkers such as Winy Maas (The Why Factory / MVRDV), Kas Oosterhuis (Hyperbody / ONL) and Marcel Bilow (BuckyLab) after his first study Interaction Design in Hilversum (HKU).

13 Wen Chin

Wen Chin Fu graduated in 2006 from the Classical Music Department of Shih Chien University, Taipei, and continued her studies at the ArtScience interfaculty of The Hague, where she graduated in 2010. Her performances explore the relationship between physical movement, sound and the environment. A key element of her practice is concentration, which opens the senses for perceiving things through new perspectives.