Arnold Hoogerwerf | About me
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About me

In 1999, I received bachelor’s degrees of art and music from both art academy and conservatoire. Since then, I have been working as an independent media artist, teacher and researcher.

I create audiovisual installations and compose music and sound for theatre and film. I also initiate longer‐running artistic research projects at the interface between the different art disciplines and the sciences.

A continuing theme throughout my work is the human relationship with technology and science. I’m fascinated by the origins of ‘new media’ throughout the ages, and the influence of historical scientific and technological discoveries on contemporary culture. With my projects, i’m trying to make tangible 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.

My studio is based in Utrecht, Netherlands, where I also live with my partner and two lovely daughters.

Field recording in a herring gull colony, Terschelling, NL (2012)

My work

Besides my independent art practice, I am working freelance as an artist, researcher and teacher for various cultural, scientific and educational organizations.

(For my full portfolio, see projects)

Exhibitions / Festivals / etc.

My art and research projects have been shown in several locations, among others:

Commissioned work

I’ve worked as a commissioned artist, lecturer and researcher for several clients, such as:

  • Hogeschool v.d. Kunsten Utrecht
  • Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten
    • OPP / Academie van Theater en Dans
  • Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
    • ArtScience Interfaculty (Interfaculteit Beeld en Geluid)
  • Utrechts Centrum v.d. Kunsten
  • Toneelgroep Oostpool
  • Theatercompagnie
  • Theatergroep Hollandia
  • Toneelgroep Monk
  • Theatergroep cowboy bij nacht
  • Nieuw Utrechts Toneel
Ontleding van het Filmische (1999)