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POV (Point Of View) is an audiovisual installation that reflects on our currently overstimulated environment by illustrating how technology is able to mediate our perception.

By creating a completely dark environment, the installation allows the audience to recapture their sensory self by placing them in an initial state of sensory deprivation. The deliberate perceptual isolation allows subjective perception to be reset and is subsequently altered by the use of light and sound. The visual system is deprived essential information necessary to interpret the dynamics of the space and turn it into its mental representation.

After the subject’s sensory palate has been cleansed, minuscule pulses of light and sound encapsulating the audience are able to manipulate their sensory experience. POV influences the audience’s perception of the size, direction and their position in relation to the continuously changing dynamics of the space. The spatial audiovisual composition heightens and challenges the senses, so the audience tangibly experiences the flexibility of their own perception.

Perception itself acts as the artistic medium, becoming an integral part of the piece. Through its immersive experiential process, the installation reveals that what is seen depends on our subjective perception and temporal perspective of the experiencing subject.

Nick Verstand (NL)

Nick Verstand (1984) is a contemporary artist researching human perception and consciousness. His large-scale immersive art installations – spatial compositions of visuals, light and sound – transform human behavior into hypnotic environments.
Co-creations of artist, object, and audience, Nick’s intuitive surroundings trigger exploration and interaction. They form sensory experiences that touch upon the subconscious mind.
Nick has collaborated with artists like Fatima Yamaha, informative and Children of the Light, and exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, SXSW, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Lumen Prize and the Victoria Albert Museum.

Pandelis Diamantides (CY)

Pandelis Diamantides (1978) is a sound and visual artist based in Amsterdam. In his music productions and audiovisual performances, he uses custom digital technology to create complex binary landscapes, where detailed sound compositions and electronic rhythms are enhanced by multifaceted visuals providing a true immersive experience. He performs solo under the pseudonym Microseq.

Through a series of collaborations with, among others, choreographer Lia Haraki and installation artists Matthias Oostrik and Nick Verstand, he has composed and performed music for contemporary dance and interactive installations.

In recent years, his work is presented at international festivals and venues including TodaysArt Festival[NL],  FIBER Festival[NL], Mirage Festival[FR], Venice Biennale[IT], Bozar Museum[BE], The Vortex[UK], Kalamata International Dance Festival[GR], Loop Festival[CY], Amsterdam Dance Event [NL], Stedelijk Museum [NL], South By Southwest Festival [USA] and Leeds Digital Arts Festival (Lumen Prize) [UK].

by Nick Verstand, Nikki Hock, Pandelis Diamantides

Image credits: image Studio Nick Verstand