BRIT VAN DEN BOOGAARD
Britt van den Boogaard invites visitors to a personalized experience that aims to induce a state of trance. Her machine works by translating frequencies into different types of stimuli: visible, audible and tactile. With input and improvisation from the performer, these overlap and create a synesthetic whole. The result is at once calming and disconcerting, and the viewer is suspended between a state of hyper-attention to reality, and a state of dreaming. Human and machine agency are joined in a curious but fascinating ritual: an exploration of perception and thought, which confronts and dissolves the mind-body division.
Britt graduated in Film and Photography in 2020 from the art academy AKV St. Joost in Breda. Her work explores the boundaries of film as a medium. Her objects and installations, like the Trance Machine, are created by hand, incorporating tangibility, craftsmanship and imperfection into her work.