Matthijs Munnik is a media artist who studied at Academie Minerva in Groningen and the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Matthijs creates performances as well as installations that resonate from science-based appearances. Through the research of colour combinations, patterns, rhythms and spectacular visual effects Matthijs’s artworks result in teasing works that play with the spectators view.
Spectra – Matthijs Munnik
Everything you see is the result of the joint effort of your eyes, your brain and light. Matthijs’s installation Spectra intervenes this process. A large illuminated screen works as an algorithm-driven stroboscope. It’s light patterns result in the perception of hallucinatory images. These images do not exist but originate in the eyes of the spectator, which is the result of a visual encounter. In theory everybody is biologically capable of seeing hallucinatory images, yet not everybody will ever experience this phenomenon. Spectra aids in seeing those hallucinatory patterns by interfering with observation. This installation makes you aware and question perception as it is. It explores neurological systems, perception and experience driven and influenced by technology.
Spectra is a new installation from Matthijs Munnik which is presented in Tetem in collaboration with GOGBOT: