My art offers spaces for deep listening that survey the more-than-human perspectives on the world we cohabit. I create meditative explorations of natural phenomena that occur beyond our perception. The slow, imperceivable processes that make up the earth, ocean, and atmosphere are brought within a human modality, so we too can experience the outersonic, outertactile, and outervisual occurrences that more-than-human actors are aware of.

Duration plays an important role in my practice. I believe that to understand the vitality intrinsic to more-than-human actors, one must adopt an alternative view of time, since within the perspective of evolutionary time, stone becomes animated. The installation Wadden Organ involves the sonification of the movement and heartbeat of a single mussel living in the Wadden Sea. This organism responds directly to its environment, creating a composition that sways to the ebb and flow of the Wadden Sea. A continuously changing sound field with a non-human duration, brought about by an organism that can potentially become 500 years old.

I see myself as a explorer rather than a source of knowledge. Everything that a work needs is outside of me. All information can be found somewhere in the world. My job is to discover these things and bring them together in a new artistic context. This requires a cultivated, patient, sensory attentiveness to the more-than-human forces operating outside and inside the human body.


Photo by Wouter LeDuc
Exhibitions | Performances | Writings

04/11/2023 - 04/01/2024 What Worlds Make Stories - Willem Twee Kunstruimte (NL)
07/10/2023 - 05/11/2023 Soil Dogs - Taitung Soundart (TW)

08/06/2023 - 13/06/2023 Heavy Waters - Durban (SA)
11/03/2023 - 23/04/2023 Soil Dogs - Zit-Dim Art Space (TW)
11/01/2023 - 23/03/2023 SEMA (residency and exhibition) - Zit-Dim Art Space (TW)
08/02/2023 - 10/02/2023 High Voltage Waggle Dance - Prospects, Van Nelle Fabriek (NL)
12/12/2022 Monstrare Monere [essay] - Ocean Archive (Online)
26/11/2022 Hic Sunt Dracones [essay] - DAISYWORLD MAGAZINE (publication)
07/11/2022 - 09/11/2022 High Voltage Waggle Dance - Radio Amnion, Pacific Ocean (CA)
02/07/2022 - 28/07/2022 Residency at Gornji Grad (SI)
09/06/2022 - 19/06/2022 Waddenorgel - Kunstroute Oerol, Terschelling (NL)
21/03/2022 - 30/09/2022 Supporters - Collaboration with Matteo de Nando, Zaza Ramen (IT)
21/10/2021 - 24/10/2021 Waddenorgel - Waddenlaboratorium Oerol, Terschelling NL
08/10/2021 - 31/102021 A Solid State : A Solid State - RE_Nature art festival, Tramkade s’Hertogenbosch (NL)
03/09/2021 - 06/09/2021 Telling the Bees - ReA Art Fair, Fabbrica del Vappore Milan (IT)
05/04/2021 Sound of the North Sea - group exhibition AQUARIA, MAAT Lisbon (PT)
13/02/2021 Twenty Perspectives on a Mountain - group exhibition RE:Trans_2019-2020, AIAV (JP)
12/12/2020 Three Miniatures from Decay - group exhibition Yamaguchi Institute of Contemporary Arts (JP)
12/11/2020 - 15/06/2021 Counterpoints - solo exhibition, Buitenplaats Doornburgh (NL)
01/09/2020 - 31/09/2020 residency at Buitenplaats Doornburgh (NL)
12/06/2020 - 21/06/2020 Sound of the North Sea - Art route Oerol Festival Terschelling (NL)
29/02/2020 - 07/03/2020 Twenty Perspectives on a Mountain - group exhibition Live Together With This Land, AIAV (JP)
27/02/2020 Music by Oceans for solo harp - performance World Harp Festival, New York (USA)
18/02/2020 Music by Oceans for solo harp - performance for the opening of the Dutch Harp Festival, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (NL)
07/01/2020 - 12/03/2020 Twenty Perspectives on a Mountain - residency and grant, Akiyoshidai International Art Village (JP)
14/12/2019 Music by Oceans - performative lecture, De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
16/11/2019 Sound of the North Sea - group exhibition Zwemmen in het Anthropoceen Ambassade van de Noordzee, Het HEM Zaandam (NL)
14/10/2019 Music by Oceans - lecture during Plastic Soep in de Eem, De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort (NL)
04/10/2019 Music by Oceans - performance during Noordzeedagen, Fort IJmuiden (NL)
11/07/2019 - 14/07/2019 Sound of the North Sea - group exhibition during Ambassade van de Noordzee Manifestation, Scheveningen (NL)
27/06/2019 - 30/06/2019 Music for Architecture - residency, Buitenplaats Doornburgh (NL)
02/06/2019 Music by Oceans - performative lecture during Expeditie NEXT, Maassilo Rotterdam (NL)
22/05/2019 Music by Oceans - lecture during Mingler Meeting, De Jonge Akademie Amsterdam (NL)
28/03/2019 Music by Oceans - performative lecture during UUnited, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht (NL)
24/02/2019 Sound of the North Sea - recording, Geertekerk Utrecht (NL)
09/09/2018 Movement by Oceans - performance at festival De Oversteek, Nijmegen (NL)
05/07/2018 - 30/07/2018 Movement by Oceans - residency at ArtEZ, Arnhem (NL)
16/06/2018 Workshop Underwater Sound with the Embassy of the North Sea - Border Sessions, Den Haag (NL)
23/04/2018 - 30/04/2018 Movement by Oceans - residency at Satellietgroep, Den Haag (NL)
17/02/2018 - 10/03/2018 NICO Expedition - residency aboard the Pelagia, Saba Bank (SXM)
31/10/2017 Music by Oceans symposium, Utrecht (NL)