Hori & van der Meijs

about the artist

Hori & van der Meijs have been forming a collaboration in order to create new forms of research and performative sound installation works concerning the theme of ‘Nature versus Culture’.
They recently started to develop research projects which concern 'non-verbal communication' and develop sound performances with installations by amplifying their sounds in order to create a dialogue on a larger scale and zoom in on small details at the same time by making the audience aware of the art installation because of its complete change of identity and atmosphere.

Mariko Hori studied architecture in Japan. Her works consisting mainly of installations which are a study of alternative way of architecture without building, through modest but characteristic way of choice of objects and placing them intentionally. Her interest have been in ‘atmosphere’ and ‘Ma’, a Japanese word which takes the concept of negative space farther, to define a continuum which spans both space and time.

Ronald van der Meijs creates location-based installations that show how we relate to nature and our technocratic society. He creates a field of tension where acceptance plays a major role because of a dialogue between nature and technology. Unpredictable and slow natural processes control the work and form a metaphorical and conceptual treatment of sound, space and time.