Sunset in Delft

Sunset in Delft is a sculpture that reenacts the everyday phenomenon of the sun sinking into the horizon, and it does so, inside of a city. This massive glowing body of light will be placed on the water, precisely at the crossing of three canals in the idyllic town of Delft – the place where…
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Light Space Modulator (2022)

Light Space Modulator is a kaleidoscopic tunnel that rotates around the visitors, as they walk through. While the visiting body is free to walk, its reflection is being multiplied by the mirroring system inside the tunnel. Thereby the visitors experience an extension of their movement, deconstructed and inverted multiple times. The mechanism of the kaleidoscope…
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Sino

Sino is a single-bell belltower where a bronze bell is engaged via an electronic transducer / resonator. Sino is a collaboration with Rob Bothof. In western culture, the bell initially had an crucial function as a call for alarm or a signal indicating the closing of city gates. In Sino the bell is placed upside…
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Halo

Halo is a light sculpture that manifests itself in the sky as an atmospheric light phenomenon. The interaction between projected light in relational to atmospheric constellation determine this ephemeral light sculpture. Halo is a sculpture that exists by interacting with the elements in the present. It explores the relation between atmospheric optics and the human perspective.…
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Adaptation #1

In Adaptation #1 (2019) light and sound are sprayed throughout the reflecting sections of a former antenna dish. The repurposed antenna dish was found abandoned on the rooftop of an extinct radio station in Rotterdam, and it was composed of twelve sections. I disassembled the antenna dish in my studio, polished each section, preparing them…
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Light design ‘Valley’

Over the last year Mike Rijnierse worked with choreographer Marina Mascarell and set designer Ludmila Rodrigues for the light and stage concept of “Valley”, a commissioned dance piece produced by GöteborgsOperan. The piece explores the notion of performativity, investigating how culture and nowadays social media dictate behavior, social roles and our expectations. The stage and…
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The False Mirror, Spuiplein

A thorough renovation takes place in the center of The Hague. The urban renewal in the Spuikwartier not only ensures an infrastructural adaptation of the city center of The Hague, but will also announce a new era for the cultural field in The Hague. The Spuiplein is being prepared for the construction of the new…
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Piano / Forte

Piano / Forte is a sound sculpture in which two piano harps – two pianos stripped of keyboards and supporting parts – swing in the air like pendulums. Inside the pianos, a sensor (accelerometer) measures the variations of x,y,z positions, communicating with a custom software that translates the motion into sound frequencies. These frequencies are…
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Neural Magazine review

Relief, echolocating mirrored sounds – review by Matteo Marangoni Relief at TodaysArt (2017), Novas Frequencias (2016) Relief, TodaysArt (2017) “Relief is a sculpture which extends from a two dimensional plain into three dimensional space. The installation “Relief” by Mike Rijnierse and Rob Bothof approaches this form from a sonic perspective, employing echolocation to turn the…
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The Wire, Below The Radar Special Edition: SHAPE Platform

More Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe. Compiled by SHAPE for The Wire Download the album here Download Spuiplein.wav here Playlist: 01. Robertina Sebjanic – Aquatocene – 60°24’49.2″N 5°16’54.9″E 02. Gabey Tjon a Tham – The Monads 03. Andreas Trobollowitsch – Zain 04. Julien Desprez – Acapulco 05. Mike Rijnierse – Spuiplein.wav 06. Anna…
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Locating ArtScience, TodaysArt 2017

Locating ArtScience was an exhibition during TodaysArt Festival 2017, featuring works by Mike Rijnierse & Rob Bothof, Manuel Beltrán, Mischa Daams, Gabey Tjon a Tham and Philip Vermeulen, and TodaysArt guest-resident Bat-Erdene Batchuluun (Mongolia). The organising artists emerged as a group of ArtScience alumni from different generations. Using Locating ArtScience as a conceptual framework, a…
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Soundman

Soundman (2017) is a sonic sculpture that explores sound reflection in dialogue with the viewer’s perspective. It’s assembled with readymade elements: a satellite dish, polished as a mirror surface, reflecting the whispering sounds of a polyethylene tube, that dances to an airflow provided by a small ventilator. This assemblage generates an unpredictable composition of sound…
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