Hoogerwerf’s project is inspired by the work of Dutch ethologist Niko Tinbergen, who studied instinctual responses in animal behaviour. Hoogerwerf will look into the possible implications of Tinbergen’s work for the production and consumption of art, aesthetics and art education.
About Arnold Hoogerwerf
Media artist Arnold Hoogerwerf (1975) creates audiovisual installations and composes music for theatre and film. He also initiates interdisciplinary projects that connect the arts and sciences. In 2012, he made “De Meeuwen van Tinbergen”, a successful theatre play, exhibition and lecture series about the life and ideas of Niko Tinbergen. Hoogerwerf received his art degree from the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten and the Koninklijke Conservatorium. Next to his work as an artist, he teaches at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.
NIAS and the Society of Arts
The artist-in-residence fellowship is set up by NIAS and the Society of Arts to stimulate the exchange between arts and sciences. Both institutes are part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Past fellowships have been awarded to photographer Jan Rosseel, artist Arne Hendriks and artist Urok Shirhan.
Illustrations from A herring gull’s world (1953) van Niko Tinbergen