Matteo Marangoni & Dieter Vandoren – Komorebi
Hours and dates
- From Oct 27 to Oct 30 from 10:00 to 18:00
Musée Arts Décoratifs
AboutMatteo Marangoni & Dieter Vandoren
Matteo Holyoke Marangoni was born in Florence in 1982 in a mixed Italian and American family of artists. He studied music performance, sound engineering and cultural management, before receiving a masters diploma from the ArtScience Interfaculty in The Hague in 2011.
In his art practice he 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.
Dieter Vandoren (°1981, Belgium) is an artist, performer and creative tech developer. His work draws from diverse backgrounds in music, IT and experimental architecture and revolves around the creation and play of spatial audiovisual instruments and environments with a focus on embodiment, immersion and primary sensory experiences.
Dieter has a masters degree from the ArtScience Interfaculty (Royal Academy of Art & Royal Conservatoire The Hague) and a bachelor in Digital Communication (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht). His works have been featured at Ars Electronica (AT), Club Transmediale, Akademie der Künste Berlin (DE), NIME/Goldsmiths (UK), Artefact/STUK (BE), Medialab Prado (ES), Electrochoc (FR), Sound Around Kaliningrad (RU), Sin Pin Pier Gallery (TWN), Gaudeamus Muziekweek, November Music, Rewire, TodaysArt, STEIM, STRP, Glow, FIBER (NL) and more.
He is co-founder of and technical coordinator at collective artist platform iii in The Hague. He is the technical producer of the Klankvorm and Conflux media arts events in Rotterdam. In academics he is a guest lecturer at ID-StudioLab (industrial design engineering dept.) and was a researcher at Hyperbody (architecture and built environment dept.) of the Delft University of Technology.
Currently resides in Rotterdam, NL.
KIKK in townKomorebi
Komorebi is a swarm of artificial creatures that make music in response to the sun, the clouds and the shadows of trees moving in the wind. Komorebi is a Japanese word meaning “sunlight shining through trees”. We are invited to experience the shadow play produced by the tree canopy on the forest floor as music. The work suggests that “life” is not an exceptional property of organic life forms, but also a property of complex systems reaching beyond biological life as we understand it.