Test Extra - 31 jan 2014
Random Creations is a studio for empowerment and trivialization of the contemporary, run by Moritz Geremus. It's aim is to represent and deconstruct our notion of the 21st century, through making publically attainable media and producing actions within urban enviroments.
TRICKSTER (°2008, Rotterdam, Netherlands) creates performances, installations and mixed media artworks. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic, Trickster creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and simple objects become startling signifiers. TRICKSTER cannot be trusted in carrying out important cultural tasks.
Trickster consists of five artists: Nina Boas (performance artist)
Barbara Ellison (sound & visual artist)
Martine van Ditzhuyzen (actor & puppeteer)
Ieke Trinks (performance artist)
Nathalie Smoor (mime/actor)
Marielle Verdijk (scenographer)
Gaby Felten is a performance-artist and filmmaker. She deals with everyday-life situations, in which labor, alienation and identity play a key role, she does this in a playful and sometimes ironic manner. Her work finds a way to connect the most serious matters with a sense of humor, and to find depth in situations that seem petty or trivial.
Mounds is both a live performance and live-streamed work. It raises the question of how we see a single event as it appears in front of us, and how it is transformed by watching it on screen.
The work of Ronald Schelfhout involves building, destroying and renovating elements of our world in order to let people experience hidden layers, connections and places. This results in a combination of performance, video and installation.
Ji Youn Kang
Ji Youn Kang(Seoul, Korea, 1977) is a freelance composer and sound artist based in The Hague, The Netherlands. After finishing her study in composition at Chu-Gye University of Arts in South Korea, she moved to The Netherlands and achieved her Masters' degree both in Sonology at The Royal Conservatorium and in Composition at Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
Her objectives and interests revolve around the creation of her own musical language that (re)presents the Korean tradition and cultural elements using materials from Korean music as well as newly created sounds. Most of her music pieces have been composed based on the rites of Korean Shamanism, and many of them were written for the Wave Field Synthesis system located in
The Hague (192 loudspeakers), exploring the relationship between musical and physical spaces. At the same time she has been composing/performing Live Electronic music for both traditional and non-traditional instruments, combining analog and digital sounds together, exploring mostly the primitive, empowering rhythmical elements and the noisy sound sources that the Korean ritual music involves.
Her pieces have been performed in many different venues and festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia(IT), Gaudeamus Muziekweek(NL), Sonic Acts(NL), STRIP(NL), SICMF(KR), Sonar(ES), Synthèse(FR), TodaysArts(NL), MISO(PT), and Festival de Música(ES).