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Marshmallow Laser Feast, Distortions in Spacetime, 2018-2020, audiovisual installation. Photo: © Peter Tijhuis

About Nxt Museum

Nxt Museum is the first museum in the Netherlands dedicated to new media art. We focus on art that uses modern tools to embody modern times. We believe that the tools used in artistic expression reflect the times we live in. That makes them the perfect means to understand contemporary complexities allowing us to recognise, relate and reflect on our realities.

Based in North Amsterdam, the space is built specifically to explore new media art; art that expands technical possibilities and applications, is dynamic and unbound by form and that generates movement whether physical, mental or emotional. The space provides all the ingredients for these progressive art forms to grow, flourish and evolve. Nxt Museum is a place where creatives bring their visions to life.

Exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, until 31 Oct

Shifting Proximities explores how global events and technological developments continually shift the proximities between us. From the rise of space exploration to the invention of the internet, from 9/11 to global pandemics, these phenomena have an immeasurable impact on how we communicate, move, and live in the world.

Visitors to Nxt Museum are invited to interact physically, emotionally, and intellectually with the artworks on display: experiencing the formation of a black hole, learning how plants communicate with one another, and being analyzed by facial recognition algorithms. 

Each of the eight multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation. Curated by Bogomir Doringer and Jesse Damiani, the exhibition features works by Roelof Knol, United Visual Artists, Heleen Blanken, Marshmallow Laser Feast, Thijs Biersteker, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Cao Yuxi, and Algorithmic Justice League.

Shifting Proximities

Roelof Knol (NL, 1984), United Visual Artists (UK, 2003), Heleen Blanken (NL, 1980), Marshmallow Laser Feast (UK, 2011), Thijs Biersteker (NL, 1983), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (MX/CA, 1967), Yuxi Cao (James) (CN, 1990), Algorithmic Justice League