Nicky Assmann & Joris Strijbos

Nicky Assmann is a Dutch multidisciplinary artist, whose work is primarily perceived as a sensory experience, uniting the viewer with what lies before his eyes. With a background in Film and ArtScience, and a keen interest in technology, Nicky Assmann experiments physical processes in the form of kinetic light installations, videos and audiovisual performances. Her work has been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London, at the Museum of Fine Arts of Taiwan and at Art Rotterdam Week. She was nominated for the 2015 Prix de Rome and her work Solace gained an Honorary Mention in the 2011 StartPoint Prize.

Joris Strijbos' work focuses on the interactions between images and sound. The kinetic audiovisual installations and performances that he creates are directly inspired by his research into cybernetics, emergent systems, artificial life and communication networks.
He combines artificial, electronic and digital media with models and algorithms based on biological systems. The viewer becomes the witness of a generative and multi sensorial composition.


The exhibition

Fading Shadows

The two artists have collaborated to create the kinetic light installation Fading Shadows, based on the principles of the moiré effect. The moiré effect is the phenomenon of spatial interferences provoked by the superimposition of two patterns. Its main feature is that it distorts objects. One can observe this effect on television, when the raster of a striped shirt interferes with the raster of the screen. Nicky Assmann and Joris Strijbos use the moiré pattern in this analogue installation made of moving light sources and static grids.

This artwork is presented at part of the collaboration with FIBER to present a selection of Dutch artists with the help of the Fond for Creative Industries