*Geert Mul* (1965): Central to the exhibition is the book release by Geert Mul. “Match Maker” is the result of a project of years, in which a computer continuously collected images from TV-broadcastings from all over the world. A specially designed programme compared all those images and paired the ones with matching pixel statistics. As human beings, we do not look just at pixel statistics. We simply cannot see an image without adding a meaning to it. Playing with our ways of interpretation regarding the immense amount of information we are confronted with every day is a central theme in the work of Geert Mul. At the exhibition therefore, is a documented overview presented of his recent work.

*Sarah Verbeek* (1974): In April / May of this year, we presented her work at a solo exhibition in our gallery and only two months ago we presented her at the art fair in Berlin, where collectors and the press were very much impressed. (Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 02.10.2005: Den ‘Young German Artists’ erwächst weiterhin internationale Konkurrenz – aus Schweden mit Kristina Jansson und aus den Niederlanden mit Sarah Verbeek bei Ronmandos aus Rotterdam) Both the gallery exhibition and the art fair were a success. And because Sarah is a very active painter in every sense of the word, there will be enough to see at this new exhibition.

ABOUT Geert Mul

Born in 1965 in Alphen aan den Rijn, NL
Lives and works in Rotterdam, NL

Geert Mul has been exploring for over 25 years the possibilities of a poetry in the language of new media. This resulted in a flow of experimental artworks in a wide range of media: prints, light-objects, video and interactive/generative computer installations. In Mul’s works, the interrelationship between technology, media and perception is a central theme. Mul’s practice engages the broader public through commissioned artworks in public space.

Geert Mul studied art from 1985 -1990 at the HKA Arnhem where he graduated with computer animations, video and kinetic sculptures. After his studies, he traveled in Mexico, the United States and Asia. He resided for one year in Tokyo. Since 1993 Mul lives and works in Rotterdam, Holland. In the mid-1990s, Mul became one of the first VJs, in the alternative Techno scene. These events grew into interactive audio-visual environments, commissioned artworks and installations which were exhibited in a variety of contexts: public space, museums and festivals. Mul has produced over 20 commissioned art installations and exhibited at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan, Museo Nacional Reina Sofia Madrid, Institute Valencia Arte Moderne, Museum of contemporary Art Chicago.

Geert Mul teaches “Unstable Media” at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (DogTime).