Mischa Daams

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Mischa Daams (1986, NL) is an artist, composing for senses on the border of physical and virtual. His artistic practice consists of experiential environments, performances and films that often result from situated constructions in which simple choreographies convey complex patterns in wind, light and sound. His constructed environments border on the ideas of expanded cinema, a term that draws meaning in the way that the audience is stripped from its fixed gaze in order to actively engage spaces with their senses. Daams’s works mediate between the phenomena at the foundation of our physical world –like cycles, interference patterns and feedback- and the processes that compose our inner world of experiences – like perception, projection and imagination.

Werk

Origin: Cycle #1
Titel Origin: Cycle #1
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving With his project 'Origin', Daams sets out audiovisual expeditions into the abstract, organic universe that results from a simple feedback loop between an lcd screen and a video camera. These expeditions exploit imperfections in communication between display technologies and demand a cybernetic dialog with this astonishing emergent realm. They are experienced as black and white films that immerse the viewer in a sensory trip of hypnotic growth patterns. Daams is currently building kinetic machines to perform these mathematical expeditions, striving to bring obscure phenomena to light that are more organic than geometric. His future plans with this project is to investigating the potential of algorithmic perception (computer vision) in order to conceive an automated expedition that is self-conscious, self-steering and therefore forever self-unfolding.
Techniek live video installatie, feedback
Formaat
Origin: Cycle #1
Titel Origin: Cycle #1
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving With his project 'Origin', Daams sets out audiovisual expeditions into the abstract, organic universe that results from a simple feedback loop between an lcd screen and a video camera. These expeditions exploit imperfections in communication between display technologies and demand a cybernetic dialog with this astonishing emergent realm. They are experienced as black and white films that immerse the viewer in a sensory trip of hypnotic growth patterns. Daams is currently building kinetic machines to perform these mathematical expeditions, striving to bring obscure phenomena to light that are more organic than geometric. His future plans with this project is to investigating the potential of algorithmic perception (computer vision) in order to conceive an automated expedition that is self-conscious, self-steering and therefore forever self-unfolding.
Techniek live video installatie, feedback
Formaat
Auto Observatory
Titel Auto Observatory
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Auto Observatory [2015] explores the complex and often invisible systems that constitute both our physical and virtual habitats. An algorithmic choreography of in- and decreasing airflows conveys complex patterns that are captured and represented by a phenomenological cinema screen, serving as a sensor for the surrounding space. The images that emerge resemble cloud patterns and wind maps observed from the sky, examples of ubiquitous complex feedback systems like the weather system. Both are in essence chaotic, so small changes to one part of the system can grow to have large effects on the system as a whole. The feedback loop thus serves both as a direct means and reference for this work.
Techniek live cinema installation, feedback
Formaat
Auto Observatory
Titel Auto Observatory
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Auto Observatory [2015] explores the complex and often invisible systems that constitute both our physical and virtual habitats. An algorithmic choreography of in- and decreasing airflows conveys complex patterns that are captured and represented by a phenomenological cinema screen, serving as a sensor for the surrounding space. The images that emerge resemble cloud patterns and wind maps observed from the sky, examples of ubiquitous complex feedback systems like the weather system. Both are in essence chaotic, so small changes to one part of the system can grow to have large effects on the system as a whole. The feedback loop thus serves both as a direct means and reference for this work.
Techniek live cinema installation, feedback
Formaat
Respire
Titel Respire
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Respire is a process based experiential art installation on the border of space, sculpture and cinema. It embodies a transforming architectural space as a breathing entity: transient as fluid it evolves from one state to the next.
Techniek reflective films, algorithmic choreograp
Formaat
Respire
Titel Respire
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Respire is a process based experiential art installation on the border of space, sculpture and cinema. It embodies a transforming architectural space as a breathing entity: transient as fluid it evolves from one state to the next.
Techniek reflective films, algorithmic choreograp
Formaat
Rare Earth
Titel Rare Earth
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Rare Earth (11'47" HD video loop) explores unknown realms of sprouting, mutating and ever-evolving structures and anomalies brought forth through hybrid feedback processes. In our tech-fetishized society the continuous supply-and-disposal of digital needs comes with vast physical consequences. By the industrial city of Baotou, Northern China, a toxic lake has arisen where once was farmland. This so called “tailings pond” is an artificial lake made up of dumped toxic and radioactive waste from refineries that extract the precious rare-earth minerals essential for our consumer electronics. From a human perspective this might look like a dystopian nightmare but compare it to the primordial soups that supposedly brought life... What would this melting pot of chemical interactions actually bring forth? Could it at the same time look eerily familiar and natural? Rare-earth zooms into an ever-evolving soup of structure and anomalies.
Techniek hd video, feedback processes
Formaat
Foam 3h: Jan Rosseel - Belgian Autumn
Titel Foam 3h: Jan Rosseel - Belgian Autumn
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Visitors enter a darkened space with little illumination coming from a small highlighted photograph of a leaf on a dark background. As their eyes adjust to the darkness, they take little steps into the space following the wall as their guide. Scarce and at random, bright flashes from different corners of the space disturb the darkness. Depending on your position in the space and the right timing, you can briefly see an image – the black contours of someone wearing a ski mask or an axe used to cut telephone wires - being lit up for an instant. But considering the flash of light is so short, bright and blinding, you do not actually see the real image. What you see is the remaining afterimage of what was there, slowly morphing into decay on your own retinae. Jan Rosseel's work Belgian Autumn is a visual investigation into the violent and ambiguous robberies and killings by the gang of Nivelles in 1980’s Belgium. Rosseel -who’s father was one of the lethal victims- started his own investigation: Based on police files and reports, witness accounts and newspaper clippings, Rosseel reconstructed the events from the past, something he calls a confabulated history. Read more
Techniek experiential installation: lights, sound
Formaat
mousse ambiguë
Titel mousse ambiguë
Jaartal 2013
Omschrijving In an ongoing choreography of interfering airflows, mousse ambiguë explores notions of continuity and fragmentation in space and time, by addressing your subjective sensory experience. Inspired by conflicting scientific and philosophical theories on the nature of perception, this experiential work facilitates a subjective experience in which time and space conflict with your expectations and triggers your imagination. Such radical exposure undermines the familiar and raises questions about the functioning of our senses, the subjective character of experiences and the very nature of perception.
Techniek 8 minute sensory composition for eyes ea
Formaat
Klanksporen
Titel Klanksporen
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Klanksporen (sound trails) explores the acoustics of resonating objects and spaces through site-specific performances. Instrument Using self-made instrumentation Mischa Daams performs sonic landscapes by making various materials -like wooden plates and steel boxes- vibrate. Drawing gestural paths over its physical surfaces, specific acoustic characteristics are highlighted. Because two oscillators are used rich and rhythmic patterns emerge. Spaces Spatial characteristics are emphasized according to their reverberant acoustics. Specific architectural spaces are selected for their sound quality, as they become a carrier for sound. The way in which the acoustics of a space amplifies, morphs and sustains the source sound plays an important role in the performance. Ultimately the taken trajectories leave trails, both physically on the surface as spatially in terms of its sonic tail in the form of an echo. The interferences and patterns between all resonating matter becomes equally important. Additionally, Mischa Daams performs Klanksporen alongside multi-instrumentalist Martijn Barendregt who plays Didgeridoo.
Techniek acoustic resonance in materials and spac
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Mischa Daams (1986, NL) is an artist, composing for senses on the border of physical and virtual. His artistic practice consists of experiential environments, performances and films that often result from situated constructions in which simple choreographies convey complex patterns in wind, light and sound. His constructed environments border on the ideas of expanded cinema, a term that draws meaning in the way that the audience is stripped from its fixed gaze in order to actively engage spaces with their senses. Daams’s works mediate between the phenomena at the foundation of our physical world –like cycles, interference patterns and feedback- and the processes that compose our inner world of experiences – like perception, projection and imagination.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters MM
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Mischa Daams
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.mischadaams.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten MA ArtScience 2011-2013 J

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Helicopter

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 Modern Body Festival, Den Haag tentoonstelling performatieve installatie Respire GROEP
2016 Art Center Nabi, Seoul Zuid Korea tentoonstelling van Origin:Cycle #1 n.a.v. residency DUO
2015 Lab30, Augsburg Duitsland tentoonstelling installatie-werk Auto Observatory GROEP
2015 Wrong Titled Films: NL / LT 3x filmvertoning Rare Earth in filmfestival WTF GROEP
2015 FIBER Festival, Amsterdam presentatie performatieve installatie Respire @ Night GROEP
2014 Nieuwe Koek, CHV Veghel onderzoeks residency en tentoonstelling in voormalige industrieële complex CHV; Respire, ervaarbare kinetische ruimte-sculptuur GROEP
2014 Luminous Festival Ioannina (Griekenland) commissie windsculptuur in publieke ruimte voor lichtkunstfestival Luminous GROEP
2014 Interference festival, Breda zintuiglijke installatie mousse ambigue (afstudeerwerk) op festival op grens van kunst en wetenschap thema prefrontaal DUO
2014 Foam 3h: Foam, Amsterdam samenwerkingsproject met fotograaf Jan Rosseel; zinnenprikkelende tentoonstelling GROEP
2012 Athens video art festival, Griekenland video-installatiewerk voor videokunst festival GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2015 iii / EAPLab Sphaerae residency: nieuw werk Strings in samenwerking met Philip Vermeulen residency
2014 Sonic Acts / Eye Filmmuseum masterclass: Anthony mcCall masterclass

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2015 Moks, Mooste Estonia (with artist collective iii)
2015 Moks, Mooste Estonia (with artist collective iii)

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2014 Foam, Jan Rosseel Amsterdam, NL samenwerkingsverband; zintuiglijke installatie als tentoonstelling J
2014 Luminous Festival Ioannina, GR commissie van nieuw werk in publieke ruimte, in opdracht van Luminous Festival J

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2015 Een tunnel van lucht en licht opent zich op FIBER Festival the Creators Project, Vice Media NL artikel op website

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2016 V2_ Lab, Rotterdam selectie voor kunstproject/residency SummerSessions.net, €2500

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
bestuurslid Stichting Helicopter 2016 2017
deelname van stichting eaplab, kunstenaarscollectief 2014 2015