Oostrik creates audiovisual installation works that question technological developments and their impact on our lives. His work combines elements of digital art, installation art and film and makes use of experimental manmachine interaction.
In recent years his work was shown at Benaki Museum (GR) EYE (NL), Lexus Hybrid Art Fair (RU), Silicon Valley Contemporary (US),Soft Control (SI),Mapping Festival (CH) andTodaysArt (NL). Oostrik collaborated with artist and scientist, including Marina Abramovic and Suzanne Dikker (MMMG, Mutual Wave MAchine), Raphael Diluzio (Voices of Design) and Antoine Jully (Hidden Features).
Matthias Oostrik studied Interactive Media at the Nederlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, where he was trained to be a bridge between video-art and technology. After finishing his studies in 2004 he continued exploring the realm of Interactive Installations, with a strong focus on human presence.
He has a strong believe in the power of human vanity as a starting point for an interactive dialogue. Most of his installations respond to human presence and explore the relationships between the real and virtual world through means of the human body.
From 2004 to 2007 Matthias Oostrik was also part of Amsterdam Cyber Theater, as a programmer and "multimedia specialist". Matthias has presented his interactive installation at several venues, festivals and in public spaces; his E4.1 Bijlmer Moodwall has been permanently installed in the Amsterdam Zuid Oost area in 2009.
Matthias presented a demo version of the E4 MotionWall at Test_Lab Urban Screen Savers. When people approach the interactive installation, the wall 'comes to life' by responding to human presence with shadows of light and sounds of joy.