I am Arnold Hoogerwerf.
In 1999, I received bachelor’s degrees of art and music from both art academy and conservatoire.
Since then, I am working as an independent artist, teacher and researcher.
I create audiovisual installations and compose music for theatre and film. I also initiate longer-running artistic research projects at the interface between the different art disciplines and the sciences.
The most important theme in my work is the human relation with technology and science. I’m fascinated by the origins and prehistory of ‘new media of communication’ throughout the ages (like city bells, photography, cinematography) and the influence of historical scientific and technological discoveries (like linear perspective, electricity) on human nature and contemporary culture. With my projects, i’m researching how those historic developments are shaping our current and future perception of the world.
I believe in interdisciplinary cooperation between artists and scientists. I am convinced that artists can play an important role in bridging the gap between ever-accelerating scientific and technological progress and society.
I am mainly working from Utrecht, Netherlands, where I live with my partner and two lovely daughters.
Besides my independent art practice, I am working freelance as an artist, researcher and teacher for various cultural, scientific and educational institutions. (For my full portfolio, see also: projects)
My art and research projects have been shown in the following places, among others:
I have been working freelance as lecturer, composer and researcher for the following clients, among others: