Sound and Vision – 25 years music pioneers

We are excited to inform you about the upcoming NTR Podium documentary:

Sound and Vision – 25 years music pioneers

a documentary by Jaap van Eyck

November 23rd, 13:00, NPO 2 (Dutch public television)
November 24th, 24:00, NPO 2 (Dutch public television)

This year the ArtScience Interfaculty celebrates its 25th anniversary. The NTR has taken this memorable moment as an opportunity to make a documentary portrait of three of our alumni and one current student: Erfan Abdi, Nanda Milbreta, Matthijs Munnik and Leon Spek. The four artists are successfully developing their own art forms and building new connections between music and other art disciplines. The documentary follows them while preparing and presenting their exhibitions and performances through the Netherlands.

The ArtScience Interfaculty is an interdisciplinary bachelor and master programme that fosters curiosity driven research as an approach for the making of art. The programme considers art and science a continuum and promotes the development of new art forms and artistic languages. The ArtScience Interfaculty is embedded in both the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. The ArtScience Interfaculty was founded in 1989 by Dick Raaijmakers and Frans Evers.docu


Marit Mihklepp – ArtScience Interfaculty

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 16.42.40Marit Mihklepp participated in the research course “Space Science in the Arts” in collaboration with ESTEC.

Marit Mihklepp is a MA student of ArtScience in the Royal Academy of Arts and in the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.
She is exploring the ways of how life could land on other planets and researching the potential dialogue with non-speaking species (like unicellular slime mould) and objects to bring space closer to the everyday understanding.


Date    25 September

Module   Moon-Mars Exploration Through Arts, Science And Innovation

Theatremachine videoregistration


This is the result of the theatremachine research group 2014 :

Playing with the generally accepted laws and rules of theatre, a group of 20 ArtScience students is attempting to deconstruct the dynamics of the theatre space. The Theatre Machine is a multi-sensorial experience primarily focusing on the environment of theatrical space where light, sound, image and movement are the main actors while the audience is invited to stroll through this continuously morphing landscape and become familiar with it in a laid back manner.

Samiha Awad, Áron Birtalan, Luke Boorman, Victoria Douka-Doukopolou, John Fanning, Moritz Geremus, Angela Heerooms, Isabella Hissom Molina, Kasper van der Horst, Eveline Klop, Tatiana Kolganova, Natela Lemondzhava, Katinka Marac, Marius Mathisrud, Giselle Ripoll, Andreas Sahl Andersen, Yaprak Sayyar, Ronald Schelfhout, Thijs van Teijlingen, Phillip Vermeulen, Alexander Benjamin Vinther, Beng Yuenyong


Preview ArtScience

Hydra-facebook2The ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of the Arts and the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag will present their preview exhibition to showcase the graduation works by bachelor and master students in their final stages.

The exhibition will take place on Friday, May 23rd at 20:00, at GEMAK Vrije Academie in Den Haag. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, May 25, 17:00.

The exhibition carries the title “The Royal Institute of Hydra Studies”; a way of presenting 11 different artistic practices in a cohesive manner; a creature of many heads that nevertheless belong to one body.
The Hydra was a mythological creature that shared the world with people: there was a real fear of its presence. It was a many-headed snake from the marshes of Lerna, whose heads grew back twofold as they were severed by Hercules.

The many headed creature stands for a gathering of autonomous minds who often have contradictory ideas but nevertheless share a common disciplinary background, and therefore a certain degree of consensus. We honour the heritage of the Royal educational facilities that we attend with the title The Royal Institute of Hydra Studies: we elevate this stubborn mythical creature to a level worthy of serious research, whether it be artistic, scientific or poetic in nature.

11 students are graduating: Bachelors Moritz Alive, Áron Birtalan, John Fanning, Gaby Felten and Ronald Schelfhout, and Masters Sebastian Frisch, Jonathan Reus, Jet Smits, Angela de Weijer and Emily Whitebread.
The biographies of these graduating artists can be found at

This exhibition is made possible by GEMAK Vrije Academie, Fonds 1818, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Koninklijk Conservatorium te Den Haag, Vedett Beer, and Stichting ArtScience.


MADCOW review in TKTNK


Hooray!!! Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou (1th year student ArtScience)  recently had the opportunity to contribute an exhibition review to the TKTNK publication about MADCOW performance-installation in Veghel.

“I know a great amount were present for the performance-installation as a result of the ArtScience researchgroup in a Former Fodder Factory, for the rest I hope the essay helps!”

TKTNK is a publication founded by the Barnard + Columbia Architecture Society deeply interested in the conditions giving rise to new topics that benefit from the design imagination of undergraduate students across a range of disciplines.

link to the publication: