Joost Rekveld: Motors of Invention & Light Matters

Joost Rekveld is an artist who is motivated by the question of what we can learn from a dialogue with machines. In his work, he explores the sensory consequences of systems of his own design, often inspired by forgotten corners in the history of science and technology.

His films, installations and live performances are composed documentaries of the worlds opened by such systems. In their sensuality they are an attempt to reach an intimate and embodied understanding of our technological world.

His abstract films have been shown world-wide in a wide range of festivals and venues for experimental film, animation or other kinds of moving image. These included the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor film festival, Tate Modern, Centre Georges Pompidou, and many others. He has realized several installations and was involved in many collaborative projects with composers, music ensembles, theatre companies, dance companies and artist’s labs.

Rekveld has a long history of curating programmes about abstract animation, visual music and the interaction between art and science. He has been giving lectures since 1993, has been teaching interdisciplinary art since 1996, and from 2008 to 2014 he was the course director of the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.


19.15u: Motors of Invention

Joost Rekveld and Simona Monizza introduce Rekveld's new conservations:

#2 (12 min, 1993)

VRFLM (2 min, 1994)

#5 (6 min, 1994)

#11, Marey <-> Moiré (21 min, 1999)

21.00u: Light Matters

#7 (32 min, 1996)

#37 (31 min, 2009)