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Prima Materia - Artist Talks

Project Spaces Looiersgracht 60

Looiersgracht 60
1016 VT Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 7728006

Open Wed - Sun / 12-20 hrs (during scheduled exhibitions)

Conversation 17 May

Time 18-20 hrs


Michiel Pijpe, The Modeling, 2017

Accompanying the exhibition Prima Materia, Looiersgarcht 60 and Fiber are hosting a number of artist talks. The talks are an opportunity to further explore the themes of the exhibition and to hear from the artists themselves. On Wednesday May 17 Nicky Assmann, Michiel Pijpe and Mischa Daams will present their work and there will be time for a Q&A session afterwards.

The talks start at 18.00 on May 17, followed by questions from the audience, after which the event will close with some drinks. The program is free of charge, however there are limited spaces available so please be sure to reserve a seat by emailing


Nicky Assmann is a Dutch artist interested in the immaterial and intangible character of light, colour and movement. In her spatial installations she brings together her knowledge of artistic, scientific and cinematographic processes. Set against the backdrop of our virtual visual culture, Assman’s work returns us to the embodied experience - that fundamental physical foundation of seeing.

Assmann has exhibited her work in a solo show at TENT Rotterdam and in group exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery, London, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, Art Rotterdam Week, Quartier 21, Vienna, and V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam. In 2015 she was nomitated for the Prix de Rome and her work Solace gained an Honorary Mention in the 2011 StartPoint Prize.

Assmann holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media & Culture [Film Science], University of Amsterdam and Master in ArtScience, Interfaculty, Royal Conservatory The Hague. She is part of the Macular art collective, which focuses on art, technology, science, and perception.

Michiel Pijpe works across a number of disciplines in the visual and performative arts and in science. Over the last 15 years he has developed an image processing procedure that combines optics, light and liquid-chemical processes. The resulting visual configurations test our perception of the physical world around us.

Pijpe studied at the Interfaculty ArtScience, formerly known as Image and Sound, an experimental field of study from the Royal Academy and Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Next to the realisation of photographic works Michiel Pijpe has developed several theatrical installations and performances. In addition, he is affiliated with the Interfaculty ArtScience as a teacher since 2008.

Mischa Daams is an emerging artist fascinated by the rhythms that give direction to all living and non-living forms: our biological bodies, our conscious brain and the adapting technologies that surround us. Mischa’s practice consists of experiential environments, performances and films in which simple choreographies convey the complex patterns in wind, light and/or sound. The sensory constructions he creates highlight the limitations of our senses, question our impact on our world and challenges the observer-participant to consider the relationship between themselves and the eternal world.

Daams holds a Master in ArtScience, Interfaculty, Royal Conservatory The Hague. His has exhibited his work (inter)nationally in exhibitions and events like Lab.30, Germany, Athens Video Art Festival, Greece, Rewire, The Netherlands, Luminous, Greece, Foam Photography Museum, The Netherlands and Interference Festival, The Netherlands.


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