STUDIO GOSSE DE KORT
Studio Gosse de Kort is an artistic practice for time-based spatial concepts and installations. Through a cross-disciplinary approach involving architecture, performing arts, creative engineering and scientific knowledge, the relation between people, technology and space is being explored. Leading to experiential art works and inventive prototypes, which aim to heighten our perception and propose alternative scenarios for looking at reality.
Gosse de Kort (1978) studied Architecture at the TU Delft and graduated cum laude at the Master department of Artscience of the Royal Academy of the Arts and Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2008. He is driven by his interests in perception, embodiment, movement and the notion of affect, against a backdrop of spatial experience. He believes that space is a construct of the mind, which appears when people establish relationships within the mental landscape of their experiences. An approach which is not relying on specific means or media and values space as a social, mental and emotional resource.
Projects start with the development of space-time scenarios by combining the expressive potential of space with the possibilities of composition in time and motion, resulting in concepts, installations and (directing) performances. His works often feature the audience as co-actor and offer the opportunity to explore the environment or situation in articulated ways. He likes to think about his work as a form of “mental landscaping” or “spatial dramaturgy”.
Studio Gosse de Kort started in 2008 as a rather individually based art practice and developed throughout the years towards a more collaborative way of working. In which the sharing of ideas and expertise became an intrinsic part of the studio practice. Based on the character of a project a multidisciplinary team is being formed to work on self formulated missions, to explore shared fascinations and to develop the necessary means or media for the projects. These collaborations often spark an intensive research and a more long term development of ideas, which can span different projects or lead to intermittent series.
Recently the studio released the kinetic installation Ma, which has been designed as a research instrument to explore the relationship between architecture and choreography in collaboration with choreographer Amos ben Tal and programmer Rolf Meesters.
Together with artist Nieke Koek a series of kinetic installations (Axis and Four Axes and a Frame) is being developed, which explores how (mechanical) movement can lead to an embodied experience through the use of kinesthetic empathy.
Another ongoing body of work is the Anthropo Cycle, which in the form of large scale architectonic installations addresses the impact of contemporary technology on the way people relate to their environment. Part One (Scope) is an experiential space which reflects on the fragmentation of our Attention. Part Two (Solid Cinema I and II), focuses on the concept of Navigation. And part Three (Thought of a Line) explores the concept of Tension.
The context in which a work is presented often plays a key role in the projects. And although the works of the studio are being shown in a rich diversity of places (musea, festivals, theatres, art venues, galleries, public space, living rooms) the works only come to their completion after they are experienced by an audience in their context. Works of the studio have been shown among others in Stedelijk museum Amsterdam, Gemeente museum Den Haag, Centre Pompidou Brussels, Muziekgebouw, Bimhuis, Julidans, Cadance Festival, STRP festival, World Forum on Music Brisbane.
Besides his work in the studio, Gosse de Kort is active as a coach and as a core teacher of the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague, where he specialized in (embodied) spatial experience and focuses on the implementation of interdisciplinary strategies within the creative process. Since 2020 he is a member and co-founder of the collective Two by Three, which develops sustainable wood architectures for different clients.