Tim van den Oudenhoven
Installation / VR Exhibition
Pigment print on satin paper
SONORITIES presents a series of image manipulations of 360 degree images. Through a process of deformation and mirroring, the resulting images are reduced to a black-and-white collection of branches converging on the horizon line (when viewed horizontally). The horizon, a recurring theme in Tim van den Oudenhoven’s work, serves a dual purpose. Its density allows for their interpretation as a sound wave - each image therefore has its own distinct soundtrack, which was back-converted using the raw image data. When viewing the work vertically, the horizon line is transformed into a central column and the branches in the images appear more like organic shapes, such as veins or a nervous system, which enhances the soundtrack’s effect when going up and down the image.
Tim van den Oudenhoven is a Berlin-based visual artist from Belgium. He mostly works with photography as a starting point, but can end up with any medium from sculpture to installation to performance. Experimentation and pushing boundaries are key to explore the themes of vanishing, transience, and escapism that pervade his work. The medium of photography is disregarded as a bearer of truth and objectivity. He first studied literature and linguistics, obtaining an MA from the University of Ghent in 2005, after which he moved on from creative writing into visual narratives. He then enrolled at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent and graduated his Master of Fine Arts magna cum laude in 2011. He lives and works in Berlin and is represented by Boutwell/Schabrowsky Gallery in Munich, and MONAT Gallery in Madrid.