Marcel de Vries
2005 Marked the beginning of Marcel de Vries' artistic adventures.
While he was in the second year of Academie Minerva, Groningen, De Vries got the opportunity
to get into a contest at the World Expo in Japan. The theme was
focussed on nature and technology. De Vries adopted this theme in his body of work.
Most of his (mostly large scale) works focus on very
small natural occurances for example the transient effect of light on
water. More recently his work is shifting gradually towards sound. But also
patterns or the lack of them (seemingly chaotic behaviours) find a way
into De Vries' work.
"Deconstructing these moments uses technology,
gathering data from one place and reconstructing it in a controlled
environment somewhere else. With my latest installation i'm focussing on
sound, researching the aspects of wind and the type of
sound/noise/patterns/experience it generates. The installation
makes use of roughly 500 speakers to mimic a foliage with the intend of
people walking or standing below it giving them the experience of an
actual/audial situation outside. The data like wind speed and direction
comes from an anemometer and wind vane on the roof of the building my
installation is in."
"Because of the size of this piece (a grid well more
then 5 x 5 square meters) i've choosen to bring a 'light' yet fully
functional version of this piece to the V2 Test_Lab."
Together with Gerard Eikelboom, Marcel de Vries forms the collective "Waanzin Producties".http://www.waanzinproducties.nl