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  • Residency collaboration with Nina Runa Essendrop
    Residency | 17 September - 13 October 2018
    Nina Essendrop is iii's artist-in-residence in September/October. During the residency she will collaborate with several iii artists (Matteo Marangoni, Erfan Abdi, Wen Chin Fu and Marije Baalman) to create a new work.
    read more... The Netherlands - Den Haag - iii workspace
  • Presentation at NPP #34
    Performance | 13 October 2018 | 19:30 - 23:00
    The outcome of the residency with Nina Runa Essendrop will be presented at No Patent Pending #34
    read more... The Netherlands - Den Haag - iii workspace
  • N-Polytope at 'Open Codes' at ZKM in Karlsruhe
    Exhibition | 1 September - 23 October 2018
    N-polytope (After Xenakis) is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting lasers sound sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named “Polytopes” (from the Greek poly many and topos space). As large scale immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behavior of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound the polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time: a major landmark in the history of the audio-visual arts and performative architectural practice.
    read more... | project Germany - Karlsruhe - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM)

past events

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performances performance installations exhibitions larps residencies workshops
presentations panel discussions symposium meetup radio

  • N-Polytope at 'Open Codes' at ZKM in Karlsruhe
    Exhibition | 1 September - 23 October 2018
    N-polytope (After Xenakis) is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting lasers sound sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named “Polytopes” (from the Greek poly many and topos space). As large scale immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behavior of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound the polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time: a major landmark in the history of the audio-visual arts and performative architectural practice.
    read more... | project Germany - Karlsruhe - Zentrum für Kunst und Medien (ZKM)
  • Residency collaboration with Nina Runa Essendrop
    Residency | 17 September - 13 October 2018
    Nina Essendrop is iii's artist-in-residence in September/October. During the residency she will collaborate with several iii artists (Matteo Marangoni, Erfan Abdi, Wen Chin Fu and Marije Baalman) to create a new work.
    read more... The Netherlands - Den Haag - iii workspace
  • How to defend yourself from danger at Amsterdam Fringe Festival
    Performance | 13 - 16 September 2018 | 18:00 - 21:30
    After last year's premiere in The Hague, this year we will show 'How to defend yourself from danger' four times during the Amsterdam Fringe Festival! A collaboration between iii and o k a p i.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Amsterdam - Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis
  • Human-Media Interaction/Intimate Technologies at the conference on philosophy of human technology relations
    Presentation | 11 July 2018 | 10:45 - 12:15
    During this presentation/workshop I will talk about the mediation of touch. The touch garment created for The Malbody Centre project will be a key element during this presentation.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Enschede - Universiteit Twente
  • Ageing companions / Geprogrammeerde veroudering / Les cyborgs vieillissants
    Workshop | 17 - 23 June 2018
    Geprogrammeerde veroudering is een werksessie over de verweven veroudering van lichamen en technologieën. De levensloop van mensen, dieren en machines is met elkaar verknoopt via elektronische circuits met beperkte levensduur: accessoires die bioritmes of de groei van specimens meten, interactieve medische implantaten, genetwerkte pacemakers en draadloze defibrillators zijn een alledaagse realiteit. De veroudering van biologische en technologische processen versmelt en het is niet altijd duidelijk of we met fysieke of met geprogrammeerde obsoletie te maken hebben.
    I'm invited to take part in the work session and host an introductory workshop together with Anja Hertenberger and Riek Sijbring.

    read more... Belgium - Brussels - De Pianofabriek
  • The Malbody Centre - residency at Baltan - part 2
    Residency | 29 May - 8 June 2018
    During this residency I will work on the development of The Malbody Centre, focusing on the interaction design and composition of sonic, haptic and light behaviour elements. I will collaborate with Tim Bosje and Marion Traenkle.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Eindhoven - Baltan Laboratories - Kastanjelaan 500
  • Algorithmic Sentience
    Larp | 6 June 2018 | 13:00 - 17:00
    Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive or experience subjectively. Algorithmic sentience is a physical game or larp that explores how algorithms may influence our perception of the world. What senses does an algorithm have? What decisions do we let the algorithm take? How are these decisions executed? How do these decisions affect our experience of the world and our relationship with each other? What is our relationship to the algorithms? Participants in the larp will play humans or algorithms. The interactions between them will be governed by metatechniques/game mechanics that simulate how future technologies may mediate our senses. The larp will be designed during the week before this playtest by Tim Bosje, Marion Traenkle and Marije Baalman during the second half of Marije’s Sentient Machines residency at Baltan Laboratories. The larp is an prototype for the project The Malbody Centre, a multi-participant environment that is set in a speculative future in which wearables are transformed into body prostheses to mediate our senses. These prostheses, so-called e-bodilies, are connected to networks governed by large companies and states. In this future, people who divert from the norm are called malbodies. They are cast out of society and put into malbody centres. During the afternoon, we will introduce the project and explain in a workshop how to play the larp. Then the larp will be played. Afterwards we will reflect together on what happened during the larp. To participate no preparation is needed apart from wearing neutral dark (black) clothing in which you can move comfortably.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Eindhoven - Baltan Laboratories - Kastanjelaan 500
  • The Malbody Centre - residency at Baltan - part 1
    Residency | 17 - 21 April 2018
    During this residency I will work on the development of The Malbody Centre. During the first residency, I will focus on creating prototypes for the e-bodilies - body protheses that mediate the senses.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Eindhoven - Baltan Laboratories - Kastanjelaan 500
  • Parsing Failure - NLCL
    Meetup | 15 April 2018 | 17:00 - 21:00
    Netherlands Coding Live aka 'NLCL' ~ a series of live coding sessions, discussion and a lot more organized by live coders based in The Netherlands.
    The parse failure is a reply from the machine to let us know that it doesn't understand us. It gives us access to the machine's mind and usually gives hints on how to re-phrase our commands so that the machine can better understand what we are aiming for. Robert Henke stated that 'failures are great, pointing to the future'. Through failure we can learn, we get new ideas. You need to experiment and be ready to fail to develop new things and learn new skills.
    During this livecoding meeting we want to help each other to overcome our fear of code, of the unknown, try things we never did before, fail together and parse our failures collectively. We will be coding within the realm of music and visuals. No prior experience is a must, the only requirement is the motivation and readiness to code, even if it is your first time!
    We want to explore other modes than the solo livecoder and mix methods from agile development with improvisation games.
    We want to share and explore together: hands-on instead of show & tell.
    Come and join us!

    read more... The Netherlands - Amsterdam - STEIM (Broedplaats Lely) - Schipluidenlaan 12
  • Presentation at Creative Coding Utrecht
    Presentation | 1 March 2018 | 19:45 - 23:00
    Creative Coding Utrecht (CCU) is a local platform for makers and people interested in the creative & artistic potential of technologies. Every first Thursday of the month we explore new expressions made with code and hardware. Think of visuals, music, apps, digital design, VR, games, new instruments, literature, spatial design, datadesign, or(…). Artists, designers, and developers will give presentations showing their work-in-progress or finished projects, and tell how they came about. After each presentation the audience can ask questions and come up with suggestions, with time for drinks in between and afterwards. I will talk about Sense/Stage and my current project The Malbody Centre.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Utrecht - Sensor Lab - Plompetorengracht 4
  • Chrysalis at Connector VIII, STEIM
    Performance | 1 February 2018 | 20:00 - 23:00
    Performance of Chrysalis. This will include the new machine learning algorithms that were developed during the residency at Sussex University.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Amsterdam - STEIM (Broedplaats Lely) - Schipluidenlaan 12
  • Presentation at Hold me Now, Studium Generale, Rietveld
    Presentation | 31 January 2018 | 13:30 - 17:00
    With the project “The Malbody Centre” Marije Baalman is investigating how body protheses may mediate our senses in a speculative futuristic setting, a further development of wearables into so-called e-bodilies. The project will eventually be presented as a multiparticipant environment, where participants will each take on the role of a malbody, a person with e-bodilies not functioning according to the norm and cast out of society. The project takes a critical stance at body based sensing (the body as the last frontier between privacy and big data), the control of artificial intelligence over our experience of the world (what if not only our news sources are controlled by this, but also our bodily experiences?) and how our society deals with people who divert from the norm (diversity in terms of ability and body). Of our senses, touch is perhaps the one most directly connected to our emotional state and being. Touching someone else can be an expression of intimacy, affection, giving comfort to a violation of privacy or integrity, its interpretation depending on social and personal context. Mediating touch through technologies can (perhaps) be achieved with sensors and haptic feedback devices. During the presentation Marije Baalman will present her first theoretical and practical investigations for developing a speculative prothesis for mediating touch.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Amsterdam - Rietveld Academie
  • Residency at Sussex University - eMute and SHL
    Residency | 8 - 12 January 2018
    During this residency I will be working with Chris Kiefer on machine learning and dynamic algorithms to use in Chrysalis and Lost Shadows.
    read more... | project United Kingdom - Brighton - Sussex University
  • Chrysalis at Emutelab 0
    Performance | 12 January 2018 | 19:00 - 23:00
    Performance of Chrysalis including the new work done with Chris Kiefer on machine learning algorithms
    | project UK - Brighton - The Rose Hill - 70-71 Rosehill Terrace, BN1 4JJ
  • Lost Shadows at The Smoke larp festival
    Larp | 7 January 2018 | 11:00 - 13:00
    THE SMOKE is… illusion, imagination and interconnection… THE SMOKE is… London, its tales, its people, its history… THE SMOKE is… an international festival of chamber larp, blackbox and freeform, having its second annual run on 5–7 January 2018.
    read more... | project UK - London - Theatre Delicatessen and The Nursery Theatre - 2 Finsbury Avenue, EC2M 2PA
  • The Malbody Centre - exploring touch interactions
    Workshop | 24 November 2017 | 13:00 - 17:00
    In this workshop we will take a look together at possible interactions using touch. During the workshop we will do 3 rounds of brainstorming and experimentation both with and without technology, and with the body. What does it mean to touch someone else? How does this depend on the (social) situation and the location on the body? How can bodies touch each other? How can you describe how it feels to be touched? What are different qualities of touching? After this initial physical brainstorm, we will look at and experiment with different technological prototypes for measuring touch and different qualities of touch and haptic technologies. In the final part of the workshop we will come up with different types of interaction through mediated touch and try them out in a playful way. The workshop welcomes all people with an interest in the sense of touch and is aiming for a diversity of participants, e.g. with a background in body-based practices, physical computing hackers, game designers, and so on.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Eindhoven - Baltan Laboratories - Kastanjelaan 500
  • Algo-Rhythms - a livecoding event
    Performance | 17 November 2017 | 20:00 - 23:20
    An evening of live coding performances by Marije Baalman, Joanne Armitage & the OFFAL and Joana Chicau, and talks with the artists about their practice and experiences. This event is dedicated to the act of coding as a live artistic intervention; from digital to physical expressions, a myriad of experiments relating code with sound, code to the body, the body to movement and counter-movements. The talks will focus on the issue of gender diversity in the electronic music scene. Is the livecoding community inclusive enough? Is the open source movement open enough? what were the artists’ personal experiences in this sense? This programme is a joint venture between Joana Chicau and New Emergences. New Emergences is an initiative that serves as a platform to openly discuss issues regarding gender equality in electronic music and sound art.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Rotterdam - WORM - Boomgaardsstraat 71
  • Connect the Dots: No Patent Pending #29
    Performance | 5 October 2017 | 20:00 - 23:00
    “Connect the Dots” is a program revolving around participatory artworks, through which we invite the audience to take part in playful and open-ended experiences. 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. During this event, we will present the outcome of the residencies at De Veenfabriek with iii and OKAPI.
    read more... | project The Netherlands - Den Haag - Korzo Theater
  • Connect the Dots: The Craft of Experience Design
    Symposium | 5 October 2017 | 10:00 - 18:00
    “Connect the Dots” is a program revolving around participatory artworks, through which we invite the audience to take part in playful and open-ended experiences. The interdisciplinary symposium “The Craft of Experience Design” brings together makers to share ideas and methods for engaging the audience in performance art, theatre, exhibition design, media art, game design and larp. I am curating this symposium.
    read more... The Netherlands - Den Haag - Korzo Theater
  • N-Polytope at 'In search of Expo 67' in Montréal
    Exhibition | 21 June - 1 October 2017
    N-polytope (After Xenakis) is a spectacular light and sound environment combining cutting edge lighting lasers sound sensing and artificial intelligence software technologies inspired by composer Iannis Xenakis’s radical 1960s-1970s works named “Polytopes” (from the Greek poly many and topos space). As large scale immersive architectural environments that made the indeterminate and chaotic patterns and behavior of natural phenomena experiential through the temporal dynamics of light and the spatial dynamics of sound the polytopes still to this day are relatively unknown but were far ahead of their time: a major landmark in the history of the audio-visual arts and performative architectural practice.
    read more... | project Canada - Montréal - Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  • Immersion, Interaction and Participation in Art and Technology
    Presentation | 28 September 2017 | 15:00 - 16:00
    Coming from a diverse background of physics, electronic music, larp and just “making things”, Marije Baalman has been involved in a number of projects that are on the border between art and technology. The projects involve live performance (Wezen – Gewording, Chrysalis, Wind Instrument), installations (Just Noticeable Difference, N-Polytope, Sonobotanics), as well as R&D projects creating frameworks for sound spatialisation (Wave Field Synthesis), and wireless sensing technologies for use in artistic projects (Sense/Stage). The red line through this work is finding ways to create engaging environments for an audience by means of real-time interaction and evolving processes. Currently, she is moving toward creating multi participant environments, attempting to bring her experience from creating interactive works together with her experience with creating and playing larp. During the talk, she will present some of the projects that she has worked on in the past years and how they were developed and presented.
    read more... | project United States of America - Phoenix, Arizona - The School of Arts, Media, and Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Residency at Veenfabriek with iii and OKAPI
    Residency | 18 - 22 September 2017
    During this residency I am working with Wen Chin Fu and Matteo Marangoni from iii and Jochem van Tol, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and Harpo 't Hart from OKAPI. (Part 2)
    | project The Netherlands - Leiden - Veenfabriek, Scheltema Theater
  • Listening with Dynamical and Chaotic Systems
    Workshop | 15 September 2017 | 11:00 - 12:30
    Workshop (together with Chris Kiefer) as part of the Algorithmic Listening meetup. What makes dynamical systems different from other approaches to algorithmic listening, and what are the best uses of these algorithms? We’ll explore dynamical systems hands-on, by doing some processing of live sensor data, and discuss their efficacy and applications.
    read more... United Kingdom - Brighton - Sussex University
  • Residency at Sussex University - eMute and SHL
    Residency | 5 - 15 September 2017
    During this residency I will be working with Chris Kiefer on machine learning and dynamic algorithms to use in Chrysalis and Lost Shadows.
    read more... | project United Kingdom - Brighton - Sussex University
  • Chrysalis presentation and Q & A
    Presentation | 13 September 2017 | 16:00 - 18:00
    Presenting the outcome of the residency at Sussex, exploring recurrent neural networks and conceptors with realtime sensor data
    read more... | project United Kingdom - Brighton - Sussex University
  • SuperCollider on Bela workshop: audio and sensors on an embedded platform
    Workshop | 19 July 2017 | 10:00 - 18:00
    This hands-on workshop introduces participants to using SuperCollider on Bela, an open source embedded platform for ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing based on the BeagleBone Black. Bela is designed to generate and process audio while connected to the physical world using all sorts of analog and digital sensors.
    read more... United Kingdom - London - Queen Mary University of London
  • Residency at Veenfabriek with iii and OKAPI
    Residency | 3 - 5 July 2017
    During this residency I am working with Wen Chin Fu and Matteo Marangoni from iii and Jochem van Tol, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and Harpo 't Hart from OKAPI. (Part 1)
    | project The Netherlands - Leiden - Veenfabriek, Scheltema Theater

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
performances performance installations exhibitions larps residencies workshops
presentations panel discussions symposium meetup radio