Within Without
ANIMA
Eefje de Visser
Iris van Herpen
Oblique Time
Resonance Room
Between Mind and Matter
SKYLINE II
AETHER
ESPER
Maarten Vos
SKYLINE
POLARIS
IMAGINARY LIMIT
APERTURE
BJÖRK
AURORA
Lowlands
AETHER II
AURA
about

Nick Verstand (1984) is a contemporary artist researching human perception through spatial audiovisual compositions. His autonomous installations and live performances investigate the frontier between the material and the immaterial, and are created through collaborative design processes aimed at breaking down social boundaries. The resulting intuitive experiences, co-creations of artist and audience, generate a hypnotizing environment for the subconscious mind.

Nick has exhibited and performed at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Shed (NYC), National Opera & Ballet (NL), STRP Festival, Design Society (CHN), Paris Couture Week (FR), De School, SXSW (USA), Dekmantel, Art Central Hong Kong, Design Museum Gent (BE), Le Guess Who (NL), Iceland Airwaves (IS), Dutch Design Week and collaborated with artists such as Iris van Herpen, Björk, Eefje de Visser, 4DSOUND, Joep Beving, Oceanic, Fatima Yamaha and Suzanne Ciani. Dezeen selected his project AURA as one of the top 10 art installations of 2017, alongside Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor.

selected exhibitions & live performances

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL)

The Shed (New York, USA)

Paris Couture Week (Paris, FR)

Dekmantel (NL)

SXSW (Austin, USA)

Art Central Hong Kong (CHN)

De School (NL)

Design Museum Gent (BE)

Lowlands Festival (NL)

Dutch Design Week (NL)

Design Society (Shenzhen, CHN)

Le Guess Who (NL)

Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, ISL)

MIRA Festival (Barcelona, ES)

STRP (NL)

Nuit Blanche (Paris, FR)

EYE Film Museum (NL)

Nieuw Dakota Gallery (NL)

Concertgebouw (NL)

FRAME Lab (NL)

Sandberg Institute (NL)

Lehrter Siebzehn Gallery (Berlin, DE)

FORMS (Toronto, CAN)

De Nieuwe Kerk (NL)

TEDx (NL)

Van Gogh Museum (NL)

Gabriel Rolt Gallery (NL)

Amsterdam Dance Event (NL)

REC Festival (NL)

Trouw (NL)

Bimhuis (NL)

 

selected awards

Dutch Design Award - finalist

Elisabeth van Thüringenprijs - winner

Lumen Prize - category 3D/Sculpture - finalist

HKU Award Entrepreneurship - winner

 

strategy and website design

Agency Agency

 

selected collaborations

Iris van Herpen

Björk

Eefje de Visser

Suzanne Ciani

Fatima Yamaha

Salvador Breed

4DSOUND

Joep Beving

Nous'klaer, Oceanic, Mattheis

Maarten Vos

 

selected publications

Dezeen

Victoria & Albert Museum

FRAME Magazine

Resident Advisor

Elephant

Design Society

Mister Motley

BBC Radio

NRC

Volkskrant

3voor12

The Chicago Tribune

Creators Project

Engadget

Trendtablet

National Post

 

selected presentations

SXSW  - Linking Art & Science Through Technology

Netherlands Film Festival - Visualising Beyond The Mind

TENT Rotterdam - Collaborative Art Practices

Fiber Festival - EEG Interfaces In Contemporary Art

MTA Beijing - Discovering Interfaces Between Art, Technology and Sound

MU Artspace - Materialising The Internet

FORMS Toronto - AI In Art Is Metaphor

RTL Late Night - Muziek Maken Met Je Emoties 

HKU - Realising Multidisciplinary Art Projects

Blink YoungBlood Award - head of jury

Amsterdam Dance Event - Sound Lab

Pakhuis de Zwijger

WITHIN WITHOUT explores modern rituals in time and space in the form of an audiovisual gesamtkunstwerk. The work challenges our perception of space, investigating the connection between the space around us and the space within ourselves, inspired by the writings of Joseph Campbell. Under a floating, 10 meter diameter circle of light in the heart of Theater Carré, artists and musicians perform as a collective harmonic ensemble, while illusionary movements of light synchronously sharpen our senses. After a period of isolation, this shared experience reconnects us.

medium
10m diamter light circle with 8000 white pixels, custom 1000FPS lightspeed controllers, computer controlled winches, custom software, laser, laser projector, mirror disk

by
Nick Verstand - concept, light design, composition
Theater Carré - poduction and location
Max Cooper - music
Salvador Breed - music
Wes Broersen - software and light design
Sarah Neutkens - piano and composition
Rafaele Andrade - cello
Fer Kitzen - choir and composition
Kirsten Schoetteldreier - advice
Daniel de Bruin - hardware engineering
Jim Teunis - electonics engineering
Naivi - software developtment
Rigging Amsterdam
Wahlberg Motion Design - winches
Popcraft - production
Wout Panis - technical production

year
2021

dimensions
location specific

location
Royal Theater Carré