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Peter Bosch & Simone Simons, Spain/Netherlands

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Installation with real time projection, oil drum, motor, neon light, computer, sound processing. Supported by Institut Valencià De La Música, Spain and The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Canberra.

Bosch and Simons collaborate on 'music machines' that, by balancing at the edge of order and chaos, possess certain creative powers. Concerned with the phenomenon of vibration, Aguas Vivas playfully confounds the high-tech associations of digital abstraction. Setting the surface of an oil drum in motion, light reflected onto undulating liquid produces ceaselessly energetic and hypnotic images, varying from orderly patterns to chaotic, abstract shapes.

Peter Bosch (1958-)
Born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Lives and works in Valencia, Spain.

Simone Simons (1961-)
Born in Leidschendam, The Netherlands. Lives and works in Valencia, Spain.

Peter Bosch studied psychology at the Universities of Leyden and Amsterdam (1976-83) and sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (1986-87). Simone Simons studied in the audio-visual department of the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam (1980-85).

Since 1985 Bosch and Simons have collaborated on numerous activities, including performances, concerts and theatre productions. Since 1990, however, they have focused their attention on the development of 'music machines' that by balancing at the edge of order and chaos possess certain creative powers.

Bosch and Simons have exhibited internationally in museums such as the Stedelijk, Amsterdam (1986, 1990, 1995) and the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (1999, 2001) and at institutes like ZKM, Karlsruhe (1991, 1993), V-2, Rotterdam (1994) and at ISEA (1995, 1996, 2000, 2002) in Montreal, Rotterdam, Paris and Nagoya. In 1998 they received a Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz. Aguas Vivas obtained an honorary mention at the competition VIDA 6.0, Madrid.

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