[ISEA95] Artists Statement: Peter Bosch & Simone Simons – Krachtgever (Invigorator)

Artists Statement

The Krachtgever (Invigorator) consists of twenty-eight wooden boxes. The boxes are joined together with metal springs, both horizontally and vertically. A computer controls seven oscillating motors, which are attached to the boxes. Driven and natural frequencies of this spring-based construction are so attuned to each other that movements and sounds created by the installation can change almost imperceptibily from order into chaos and vice versa. The role of the computer is paradoxical: it can be foresee only partly the physical outcome of its decisions. This work was created with the support of Fonds voor Beeldende kunsten, Vormgeving en Bouwkunst (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands); it is presented with the support of the Gaudeamus Foundation, the Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam) and ARTEC – Nagoya (Japan). Video: Krachtgever

  • Peter Bosch studied psychology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam and thereafter studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He and Simone Simons have worked together since 1985, especially in the field of music machines, that, by balancing at the edge of order and chaos, possess a certain creative ability.
  • Simone Simons┬ástudied at the audiovisual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. She and Peter Bosch have worked together since 1985, especially in the field of music machines, that, by balancing at the edge of order/chaos, possess a certain creative ability.