6 Jun 2017

Research Presentation: Interactive Light

June 6, 2017

I present the  findings of my light research “Interactive Light” for which I received a development budget from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. You are very welcome. The presentation is hosted by the instituut lichtontwerpen, the entrance is free.

" Light is a both sensory and spatial medium that plays an increasingly important role in my visual and performative work. But how to make use of the lighting technology present in the theaters such that light can become responsive or interactive and that it can take part in the data flow between different media and systems on stage? How can light respond to imagery or to moving bodies on stage? Or even lead its own life entirely? With this research, I approach light with terminologies such as data mapping, flow, response and strategies such as software programming and sensor input.  Is it possible to create a situation where all elements on stage relate to each other and were material is generated that owns its own ‘non-intentional’ logic? "


Date: June 6, 2017. Starting time 19:30

Location: Poortgebouw, Tolhuisweg 2, Amsterdam Noord

Kindly hosted by: Instituut Lichtontwerpen


This project is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts    

6 May 2017

Participation in the Choreographic Coding Lab

May 6th -11th, 2017 I participated in the 8th Choreographic Coding Lab, hosted by Motion Bank, and part of Fiber Festival and De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam.  It is a a full week of interdisciplinary peer-to-peer sharing, experimenting and discussing transfers of movement aspects into digital procedures and formats. The lab resulted in an open lab session on its last day, open for interested public to test the prototypes and engage in discussion.

9 Apr 2017

(un)focussed @ Art Chapel

April 9, 2017

The composer/performer collective Monoták organizes an evening in the beautiful space of the Art Chapel in Amsterdam Zuid and invited "(un)focussed". 

(un)focused: In our EEG choreography the brainwaves of two performers are compared and translated into laser movements, light and sound. The performance exposes our internal differences as individuals and basic similarities as humans. 

EEG analysis and laser programming: Alberto Novello, sound design: Ivo Bol, scenography: Marion Tränkle, choreography: Marion Tränkle, Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka, performers: Roos van Berkel and Tashi Iwaoka.

The research regarding the lighting design of (un)focussed is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Art.


Date: April 9th 2017, starting time 20:00

Location: Art Chapel Amsterdam, Prinses Irenestraat 19-1 hoog, 1077 WT Amsterdam

Entrance: € 10

29 Jan 2017

Funding received: Interactive Light

January 2017

I received a development budget from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. The questions of how to control light via algorithms and sensors, and how to integrate interactive light dramaturgically and visually in a performance will drive my research for the coming months.