ABOUT

Rob Bothof (1977) works as a software / game developer, animator, sound engineer and allround technical problem solver. Next to his commercial projects Rob is an independent artist and musician. His artistic work extends the thin line between art and science in the disciplines of interaction, animation, autonomous systems and procedural generation. Rob enjoys working together with a variety of companies, institutions, visual-artists, graphic designers, architects and musicians.

Returning themes in Rob’s artistic work are Chance and Context. Chance finds it way by computer generated random, experiment, improvisation and the unpredictability that emerges from direct communication of a work with it’s viewers. Chance can be found both in the final shape of a project as in the way by which a project has come to life. In the search for context, aimless chance is filtered and tamed, while chance which enhances or has a potential for emergent behaviour is reinforced.

Thru context, interaction between the work and the viewer becomes a meaningful layer, a way of communicating, where involvement of the human participant is as important as the work itself.

EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Lumina, festival da Luz. Cascais, Portugal
  • TodaysArt 2017. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Glacialen en Stadialen, Quartair. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Constellations de Metz Festival. Metz, France
  • Gallerie Artishock. Rijswijk, the Netherlands
  • De School. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Sound of silence festival. de Regentes, The Hague, the Netherlands

2016

  • Islamic Art Festival. Sharjah, United Arabic Emirates
  • Novas Frequentias. Rio de Janairo, Brasil
  • ECP Conferentie, FokkerTerminal. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • TodaysArt 2016. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Curiosity Killed The Cat, Nutshuis. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Kikk festival. Namur, Belgium
  • Panorama Contiuum, Panorama Mesdag. The Hague, the Netherlands

2015

  • GoudaLichtkunst. Gouda, the Netherlands
  • Lichtbaden, CBK. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • DNA, Pulchri Studio. The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Futureland, Port of Rotterdam. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Baracca:Inside Job 2015, Hotel Baracca. Valencia, Spain
  • SPHÆRÆ at EAPlab. The Hague, the Netherlands