IMAGINARY LIMIT
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
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), SXSW (USA), Dekmantel Festival, Art Central Hong Kong, MTV VMAs (NYC), Design Museum Gent (BE), Le Guess Who (NL), Iceland Airwaves (IS), Dutch Design Week and collaborated with artists such as Iris van Herpen, Björk, Lykke Li, Eefje de Visser, 4DSOUND, Joep Beving, Oceanic, Doja Cat, 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 (NYC)

Paris Couture Week (Paris, FR)

Dekmantel (NL)

SXSW (Austin, USA)

Art Central Hong Kong (CHN)

MTV VMAs (NYC)

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)

De School (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

Lykke Li

Eefje de Visser

Suzanne Ciani

Doja Cat

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

IMAGINARY LIMIT (2018) is an audiovisual installation symbolising the internal limitations we impose upon ourselves, by influencing our perception of light and sound. Using optical illusions created by materialised laser light synchronous to spatially positioned sound, the viewers perception is influenced and subsequently altered in a 3-dimensional environment. By constructing these imaginary boundaries of light, the audiovisual composition constantly reshapes the perceived surroundings. The work is created site-specific for MIRA Festival Barcelona, using the room architecture as a canvas.

medium
8 RGB lasers, hazer, 8.2 speaker system, NAP framework, 4DSOUND software

in collaboration with
Salvador Breed
4DSOUND
Naivi

commissioned by
MIRA

year
2018

dimensions
34 x 25 x 5 meters

exhibition
MIRA Festival (Barcelona, ES, 2018)

registration
Alba Ruperez