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 has been 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

Light Space Modulator is a project for a kaleidoscopic tunnel that rotates around the visitors as they walk through. While the visitor’s body is free to walk, its image is multiplied by the reflecting walls inside the tunnel. Thereby one experiences an extension of their movement, deconstructed and inverted multiple times. The mechanism of the…
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Volver

A light source in the bottom of the sculpture is swept around in a cylindrical mirror drawing an ever evolving light image on the round surface (1.5m diameter). This continuous process offers an impression of a portal.While the light is being modified by revolving mirrors controlled by a generative algorithm the image will never repeat…
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Sapo boi

Sapo boi is a performance guided by field recordings of the Bull toads (Rhinella diptycha also known as “sapo boi” or “sapo cururu”) made in Serra da Canastra (Minas Gerais, Brazil). As a metaphor of the region’s vibrant nature–a plateau from which many waterfalls flow–in this performance scented water is dripped over a preheated rock.…
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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 a 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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