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:

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:

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
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.

Hanna Tai

Australian artist Hanna Tai lives and works in Melbourne. Hanna is interested in the oft-perceived ‘invisibility’ of climate change. During her stay she is creating a series of video and sound works that explore the metaphorical linkages between the Zandmotor and climate change. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Presentation Tuesday 8th August 2017
Barbara Beckmann: Resources and Hanna Tai: Invisible Substance
Venue: Cloud Danslab at DCR, The Hague
Time: 5-8pm

Barbara Beckmann

German artist Barbara Beckmann lives and works in Zürich, Switzerland. Her focus during the residency is to show the value of resources, and the beauty of broken structures, through the study of reinforced concrete. Her work uses the Asian woodblock printing technique.

Presentation Tuesday 8th August 2017
Barbara Beckmann: Resources and Hanna Tai: Invisible Substance
Venue: Cloud Danslab at DCR, The Hague
Time: 5-8pm

Yasunori Kawamatsu, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, I-Chern Lai

I-Chern Lai, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yasunori Kawamatsu stayed at DCR Gueststudios for a one-month residency period, hosted by Satellietgroep. The three artists approached specific phenomena, which they (coincidentally) encountered in the Netherlands from their personal interests in nature, society and history. The results of the research and work were presented at Billytown Bookshop.

Yasunori Kawamatsu, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, I-Chern Lai
Venue: Billytown Bookshop, Capadosestraat 11 The Hague
Dates: July 14,15 and 16 
Opening: July 14, 17:00-21:00

With special hanks to: Billytown, 3TREESceramics, ASAHI SHINBUM FOUNDATION, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Fazle Shairmahomed, Naomie Pieter, Nishi Ko, Asami Kiuchi

Davide Tidoni for iii

Davide Tidoni is a researcher in the field of sound and listening. With a particular emphasis on observation, action and participation, he realizes a variety of works that include site specific interventions, live performances and audio projects.
Davide’s residency at iii focused on the realization of new actions centered around his interests in sound propagation in open space, active listening, and the use of microphone and loudspeaker as performative instruments.
During his stay, Davide gave a listening intervention workshop and performed an intervention at No Patent Pending #28

Lotte Geeven | Mondriaanfonds Binnenland Gastatelier

Are you living in the desert?
Help collect acoustic sand from the few remote areas on this planet where the sand sings, whistles, booms and roars. This rare sand from all over the world will be sounding together in a public artwork.

For the art project in progress, artist Lotte Geeven is collecting acoustic sands from the few remote places in the world where this rare phenomenon occurs and the deserts roar and sing. Also on the Zandmotor, traces of ‘singing sand’ can be found with which Geeven started her first experiments.
Through Facebook, Twitter, phonebooks, wild leads and Google maps she is tracing people that live in the extremely remote areas and persuades them to send acoustic sand. At this very moment a limousine driver in Oman named Rizwan; Luca, from Kazakhstan and Melanie, who is living on the loneliest highway in the world in Nevada, are all about to drive into the desert to collect these sand grains that will sound together in the artwork. For the last batch of this special sand the artist herself will travel to the Namib, the world’s oldest desert.
If you feel like helping out and happen to live in Mongolia, Chile, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, China, Qatar, Oman, Chad, Western Sahara, Morocco, California or Nevada or know someone who lives there: please send an email to Lotte Geeven ( and she will get back to you a.s.a.p.
Thank you!
More information about the artwork, where to find acoustic sand and what it sounds like:

Maurice Meewisse | Mondriaanfonds Binnenland Gastatelier

Maurice Meewisse researches the fringes and side effects of the Zandmotor. He looks for materials that aren't expected on the beach – preferably obscure objects – like coal and low quality iron ore. With a mixture of natural and human-made materials he will start a small scale industry: he will make iron. The Zandmotor is in a way also the accomplishment of industry, the result of human endeavour, even though it is experienced as nature. To this he will introduce a very important daily ritual: the coffee break. 
For a four week period he opens a cantine where people are invited to come and enjoy a cup of coffee – open every working day between 10:45 and 11:00.

Suraya Hilal | CLOUD/Danslab

Suraya Hilal is a leading international dancer, teacher and choreographer. With years of creative work, research and teaching, Hilal has created and established a contemporary dance form, called Hilal Dance: a grounded, energetic, expansive form, expressing fluidity, line and rhythm. The dance is based on strong holistic training, as system of bodywork that focusses on breath and works to achieve a centered, dynamic flow of energy. This kind of training is essential for exploring many powerful forms of expression through geometric line and musicality. Hilal Dance embodies a modern, progressive language that goes beyond geographic boundaries.

Dmitry Morozov for iii

::vtol:: is the alias of Moscow-based media artist and musician Dmitry Morozov who implements his ideas in technological art: robotics, sound art, science art. He also develops and creates experimental musical instruments and modular synthesizers. He regularly holds workshops and lectures dedicated to technological practices in art.
::vtol:: took part in 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, festivals Archstoyanie and CTM (Germany), exhibitions at such prominent venues as: NCCA (Moscow), MMOMA (Moscow), Central Exhibition Hall Manege (Moscow), Laboratoria Art&Science Space (Moscow), Electromuseum (Moscow), Garage museum of contemporary art (Moscow), ZKM (Germany), and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (USA). He is a laureate of the Sergei Kuryokhin Prize (2013), Prix Cube (France, 2014), and has honorary mentions in the VIDA 16.0 (Spain, 2014) andArs Electronica (Austria, 2015).

Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum

Residency at Cloud/Danslab | Relational Listening, with the Heart

In this long-term artistic research and creation project, we employ biosensors as a means to intervene in our collaborative practice, with regards to understandings of bodies and time in performance. We are developing installations, performances, and workshops, each of which acts as micro-event in which to actualize and examine our approach to interaction design, based on relational awareness and contextual exchange between performers, media, and audience. During our residency at Cloud/Danslab our focus will be dual: firstly, we will elaborate our techniques for relational listening between dancers and musicians; secondly, we will work on the choreography and composition of III, a live performance to premiere at Tangente Danse in Montreal, Canada in April 2017. We will share aspects of our project with through a public workshop for dancers and musicians on Sunday February 26 from 2-5pm .

Teoma J. Naccarato (Montréal, Canada / London, UK) is a choreographer and interdisciplinary arts researcher. Through her collaborative creations for stage and installation, she explores the appropriation of surveillance and biomedical technologies in contemporary dance and performance. Her work proposes promiscuous encounters between participants, human and nonhuman, to provoke intimacy, vulnerability, and uncertainty. She has shared choreography internationally, with recent presentations of Experience #1167Synchronism, and X.  Naccarato has an MFA in Dance from the Ohio State University, and is presently pursuing a practice-based PhD at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University.

John MacCallum (Oakland, USA / Paris, France) is a composer based, since 2004, in Oakland, California. His work is heavily reliant on technology both as a compositional tool and as an integral aspect of performance. His works often employ carefully constrained algorithms that are allowed to evolve differently and yet predictably each time they are performed. MacCallum studied at the University of the Pacific (B.M.), McGill University (M.M.), and UC Berkeley (Ph.D., Music Composition), following which he was awarded a postdoc for several years at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Currently, MacCallum is a postdoctoral researcher with the Extreme Interaction (EX-SITU) research team at Inria Saclay/Université Paris-Sud/CNRS.

Cocky Eek

In Collaboration with Satellietgroep, Cocky Eek will start her research at the Zandmotor in February for a new project called 'Landing Sites'

The Zandmotor is a man-made landscape that will dissolve in about 15 years into sea, beach and dunes. Right now, how can we sense its wide-open space and the movement it contains in all its intensity? The body is always located in relation to the space that contains it. Space is something that is experienced in motion that first makes it appearance through movement. During this research period body and space are the materials that are set into relation to each other. At the Zandmotor we will explore and develop wearable interfaces to create new sensory relationships in which our inner landscape will converge with the landscape that surrounds us. The interfaces will stage us in a contemporary drama in which we are part of and and separate from our environment. We invite our passengers to a open dialogue with space and time and we like to expand the totality of how they are physically perceived.

Landing Sites is a project by Cocky Eek in collaboration with Matthijs Munnik, assisted by Geartsje van der Zee. 
 During this artist-in-residency there are a two public presentation moments at the Zandmotor; Friday 17 February at 13:00h and Friday 3 March at 13:00h. The process of Landing Sites can be followed at the blog 
The outcomes of the artist-in-residence at the Zandmotor will be presented at the Oerol Festival 2017 and in September at the Zandmotor itself.

Landing Sites is a coproduction of Schweigman& and Satellietgroep  Stroom - Den Haag, generously supports Landing Sites.

Sharon Stewart and Bettina Neuhaus

Stewart & Neuhaus aim to investigate how the body – with its tangible, palpable matter and its immaterial facets – responds and relates to sound on the level of vibration, vibrational rhythmicity and rhythms generated by natural patterns (see below) and how rhythms of the body inspire the generation of sound and sonic vibrations.

● How do sound vibrations alter the rhythmicity of the permeable physical body – vibrating bones, tissues and organs – and stimulate movement? This raises the question: what is inner (response to) rhythmicity as revealed in movement?
● How do external sound vibrations travel through the body and influence it in terms of directionality?
● What is the role of space as a connecting and transmitting medium between body and

Bettina Neuhaus is an Amsterdam-based dance artist and researcher who has been working in the field of performance internationally for more than 25 years, collaborating with dancers, musicians, visual artists, poets and philosophers. In addition to her work as prominent improviser, she creates performative installations, site-specific performances and lecture-demonstrations. Propelled by her ongoing fascination with the body in motion – its intelligence, imagination and transformative nature – her work emphasizes the fluid use of the entire spectrum of expression: moving, sounding and speaking.

Sharon Stewart studied piano at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Music, and later completed a Masters in Music Pedagogy at the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, where she focused on feminisms, improvisation and technology in a music pedagogical practice. Works with dancers have been performed at festivals and other venues in Arnhem, Nijmegen, Amsterdam, The Hague (NL), Copenhagen (DE) and Marseilles (FR). Field recordings form an inspirational basis for many of her compositions. Sharon became certified in Deep Listening, with Pauline Oliveros, IONE and Heloise Gold in 2011 and is now a teacher for the online Deep Listening program at RPI.