Bas van Koolwijk

Bas van Koolwijk; photo(detail): Jan Sprij

Bas van Koolwijk

Bas van Koolwijk (NL) is a video and audio artist.

Video and audio artist Bas van Koolwijk analyses the disturbances produced by video, transforming them into numeric code, in order to produce a visual and acoustic sequence in which sounds and images vigorously interact. His video works can be seen as an aggressive attack on the illusion of video itself. Through a rigorous and formalistic approach, Van Koolwijk exposes the face of the machine which lives behind the often-placating veil of the televised image.


Bas Van Koolwijk and Radboud Mens have been exploring the interaction between image and sound, since 2000. Their performances take shape as they take place, and a rehearsal to them is primarily an investigation into how digital imagery and sound language influence each other. Van Koolwijk applies video in order to work with abstract images as if he is waging a war on them. Mens mixes electronic signals and minimal techno in intoxicating, dub oriented pieces.


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