On November 3rd we’ll be having installation artist Marnix de Nijs over for a colloquium session. During our time, we will be focusing on Marnix’s own immersive cinematographic works, such as interactive chase movie Run Motherfucker Run, Exploded Views and his latest works that investigate alternative display devices and 3D aesthetics. The talk will be in room M3017, which is Lecture Theatre 1, and we’ll be starting at 5:00pm.
Marnix de Nijs is an Rotterdam based installation artist and researcher that has been working with full body participation in immersive audio visual environments since the late nineties. His works include mainly interactively experienced machines that play with the perception and control of image and sound, but also, radical and humorous pieces such as his Bullet Proof Tent and the Physiognomic Scrutinizer. Impelled by the idea that technology acts as a driving force behind cultural change and therefore capable of generating new experiences where societal habits and communication are rethought, his work thrives on the creative possibilities offered by new technologies, while critically examining their impact on contemporary society and human perception. Marnix’s works have been widely exhibited at international art institutes, museums and festivals. He won the Art Future Award (Taipei 2000) and received honourable mentions at the Transmediale award ( Berlin 2000), the Vida 5.0 award (Madrid 2002), and Prix Ars Electronica ( Linz 2013, 2005 & 2001). In 2005, he collected the prestigious Dutch Witteveen & Bos Art and Technology Price 2005, for his entire oeuvre.