Budhaditya Chattopadhyay



Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, with a PhD in sound studies from Leiden University. Prior to his PhD, Chattopadhyay has graduated from the national film school of India specializing in sound, and received a Master of Arts degree in new media from Aarhus University, Denmark. Chattopadhyay’s work questions the materiality, site-specificity and objecthood of sound, and addresses the aspects of contingency, contemplation, mindfulness and transcendence inherent in listening. His artistic practice intends to shift the emphasis from object to situation and from immersion to discourse in the realm of sound and media art. Chattopadhyay has received numerous fellowships, residencies and international awards, and his works have been widely exhibited, performed or presented. Chattopadhyay has an extensive list of scholarly publications in the areas of contemporary media, cinema and sound studies in leading peer-reviewed journals. Website: http://budhaditya.org/


The audiovisual installation Resonating Field from the ongoing project Decomposing Landscape (2014 -) creates a discursive situation for critical as well as affective engagement with the environmentally and ecologically troubled landscape decaying under the pressure of economic development. The work has been developed through a meticulous collection of materials from various environmentally affected sites in extensive fieldworks supported by Prince Claus Fund, Amsterdam. By exhibiting on-going work, the project intends to sensitize the wider public consciousness about the devastating consequences of a profit-oriented development model for the humans and their habitual environments.

Resonating Field – multichannel audiovisual installation at Quartair, Den Haag
(Premiere exhibition of the on-going project Decomposing Landscape)

A work by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

Realized in collaboration with Azimuth, Quartair and iii, Den Haag.

Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan

During their research residency for Dancing on the Edge with Satellietgroep at DCR Gueststudios in The Hague, theater practitioners Lina Issa and Mayar Alexan connected with local co-authors to develop a mutual understanding of shared identity inspired by the sea. The project focusses on the relationship between the human body and the sea, and the sea as a body of narratives, connecting Libanon, Syria and the Netherlands and beyond. How can we perceive within our local culture the global concept of drowning and being submerged in the memories we may share?
PROGRAM:The site-specific performance 'A Ticket to Atlantis' is presented during Dancing On The Edge Festival, 8-12 Nov at 16:30, on the beach with after talks.The traveling installation 'The Atantis Project - A Sea of Stories', from 8-18 Nov, shares the narratives collected during the research and aims at spreading them again. More about the traveling installation: http://dancingontheedge.nl/projects/the-atlantis-project



Till Bovermann for iii

Till Bovermann studied and worked at Bielefeld University where he received a PhD for his work on Tangible Auditory Interfaces. Later, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher on tangible and auditory interaction at the Media Lab of Aalto University, Finland.
Since 2014, Till is the principal investigator/UdK Berlin of the 3DMIN project on “Design, Development and Dissemination of New Musical Instruments”, a collaboration between UdK Berlin and TU Berlin.
Among others, Till has been teaching instrument design and sound technology at various international institutions, among others the IMM in Düsseldorf, at Aalto Universiy and at the institute for time-based media of UdK Berlin.
In his artistic works, he addresses the relationship between seemingly contradictory elements, e.g. the digital and physical realm. Till also develops software in and for SuperCollider and runs TAI-studio.org.
Till performed on No Patent Pending #28 and will be offering a workshop on October 21st 2017.

Peter Bosch for iii

Bosch & Simons is a duo consisting of artists Peter Bosch and Simone Simons.
Peter Bosch (1958) studied psychology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam (1976-’83) and thereafter studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (1986-’87). Simone Simons  (1961) studied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam (1980-’85).  Since 1997 they work and live in Valencia, Spain.
“From 1985, the beginning of our collaboration in Amsterdam, we have been involved in performances, concerts and theatre productions. Since 1990, however, we have focused in particular on the development of autonomous “music machines”. Within Spain we have shown our work, among others, at Metrònom, Barcelona (2001, 2004 and 2005), the Museu d’Art Modern de Tarragona (2003), at the Centro del Carme, La Nau and the Teatro Principal in Valencia (Ensems, 2000, 2004 and 2014) and at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid (Nits d Aielo i Art, 1999 and 2004). We have given workshops at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2002 and 2005), at the cultural centre Antiguo Instituto de Gijon (2004 and 2005) and at LIEM, Museo Reina Sofía (2005) and more recently at FACT, Liverpool, 2012 and Nits d Aielo i Art, Valencia, 2014.”
Bosch & Simons will be performing at No Patent Pending #29 and participating in the sound art exhibition at November Music

Vladimir and Maya Opara

As a member of Pulchri Studio, the Russian couple and multi-media artists Vladimir and Maya Opara are back in The Hague to prepare for a new exhibition at Pulchri that will take place in early 2018.