Online Studio Visits: Vera van de Seyp and Mark IJzerman

Thursday July 2 | Online

03 | 07 | 20

Date & Time: Thursday August 6, 8 PM – 9:30 PM (CEST)
Location: Crowdcast (please register)
Price: Free

Following the other worldly studio visit last month, we announce our third edition of 2020 taking place on Thursday August 6. This time we have invited artistic makers Vera van de Seyp and Mark Ijzerman to give us an energetic impression on what they have been working on within their shared studio space in the Amsterdam Veem House. As tinkerers of new technologies and code, they experiment with the use of data, machine learning, and earth observation. Their work blurs the boundaries between art, sound, design, and various other fields of media. To realise their works, they often develop self-built digital tools and artistic systems that manifest emergent behaviours.  

In a physically-distanced-accepted form, FIBER Online Studio Visits are a unique opportunity to gain an insight to artistic making processes and learn about the wide variety of contemporary artistic practises in digital culture. Leading up to the FIBER Festival 2020 we will visit two studios every month, where together with the creators we will explore their work processes and the way they adapt to the current COVID-19 reality.

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Vera van de Seyp (NL)

Vera van de Seyp is a graphic designer and creative coder with an affinity for typographies, languages, and artificial intelligence. Using machine learning and network experiments, she develops and applies experimental design strategies. This allows her to explore non-human processes and their potential for creative possibilities. Her projects tend to be born at the playful intersections of undefined media fields. They vary from live data-scraping installations and critical browser extensions, to perpetually morphing typefaces and national flag generators. She teaches Digital Media at the Graphic Design department of ArtEZ, and recently graduated from the Master’s program Media Technology at the Leiden University. 


Mark Ijzerman (NL)

Mark IJzerman is a Dutch media artist and designer currently working with environmental data, like earth observation and geological data, to make multi-sensory installations and audiovisual performances that address environmental challenges by emphasizing the way we experience and relate to our ecology and atmosphere. In his work he also explores the interaction between sound, light and the physiological effect on the body. He has performed his A/V works at various media arts festivals around Europe (Rewire Festival, Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel, FIBER Festival, Mapping Festival) and has most recently exhibited works at MU in Eindhoven, Art Center Nabi in Seoul, V2_ in Rotterdam, and at the European Space Agency. IJzerman is a lecturer at the Music & Technology faculty of the University of the Arts Utrecht where he teaches courses on media art, as well as a practice tutor at Ecology Futures MA at the Masters Institute of Visual Cultures.

The series of studio visits run from June to September are part of the pre-programme for the upcoming FIBER Festival 2020 (September 24-27). More festival info: FIBER Festival 2020 

FIBER Online Studio Visits are supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.