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LIMA Presents: Barbara London

        Wednesday, 11 May at LAB111, Amsterdam

        Start: 19.30

        Price: 7,50 euros

Tickets available by clicking here

LIMA is happy to present long-time MoMA curator Barbara London to talk about her book ‘Video Art/The First Fifty Years' and present recent works from the LIMA collection.

On Wednesday, 11 May, LIMA welcomes New York-based curator and writer Barbara London. During this program she will have a conversation with Karen Archey, curator contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum, on her work with video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and her book ‘Video Art/The First Fifty Years’ (2020). This will be the first time her extensive book on video art will be presented in the Netherlands. In addition London has selected new works from LIMA’s distribution collection that will be screened.

The selected works include P-9830 by Michiel van Bakel, 2020, Section/Intersection 1 by Seoungho Cho, 2021, UNINVITED by Nye Thompson & UBERMORGEN.COM, 2021, Er is een geest van mij by Mateo Vega, 2021, and In the footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire by Madelon Hooykaas, 2020.

68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen takes place both on-site and online this year after two online editions due to COVID. The first part of the festival will present the International and German Online Competitions exclusively online from 30 April to 3 May. The onsite festival will unfold from 4 to 9 May with a programme of over 550 productions from 70 countries.

LUX will be presenting a selection of works distributed by LUX at the Distributors' Screening, an opportunity to delve into programmes curated by artists' moving image distributors around the world.

Selected works in the LUX Distributors' Screening on 7 May, 5PM (CET):

In the Footsteps of Li Yuan-Chia & Delia Derbyshire by Madelon Hooykaas / ZZZ by

Lucy Clout / Folds by Keira Greene / PHX [X is for Xylonite] by Frances Scott / On Venus by P. Staff / Me Myself and I by Stephen Dwoskin / The Rebirth of Sacred Cow Mixtape Trailer by Hardeep Pandhal





28th April 2022 to 25th June 2022 


Representations and Perceptions 

Curated by Chris Meigh-Andrews

nstallation view of Meta-Landscapes: Representations and Perceptions (2022) featuring work by Norbert Francis Attard (left) and Madelon Hooykaas (right)

Participating artists: Norbert Francis Attard (MT), Vince Briffa (MT), Robert Cahen (FR), peter campus (USA), Terry Flaxton (UK), Gary Hill (USA), Madelon Hooykaas (NL), Beryl Korot (USA),

Chris Meigh-Andrews (UK), Michael Snow (CA), Yeoul Son (KR), and Steina Vasulka (IS/USA). 


Coventry Cathedral:  March 4 2022 showing UK premiere of In the footsteps of Li Yan-chia and Delia Derbyshire

March 6 2022 showing and a talk  ‘About Bridges and One of these days’ with Madelon Hooykaas.

Film over Wheel of Life on view bij:

PODCAST over de tentoonstelling ‘Wheel of Life’ in de Machinery of Me in Arnhem

Nog te zien tot t/m 19 december 2021







Madelon Hooykaas is known as a pioneer in the field of video and video installations. Between 1972 and 2004 she collaborated with Elsa Stansfield as the internationally renowned partnership Stansfield/Hooykaas. She has developed a comprehensive artistic practice related to her art and research through photography, film, installation and video, and interactive and performance art and text. Recurring themes are physical and human landscapes, water and light, memory and presence, loss and abstraction, and minimalism and formalism.



2021 ‘Wheel of Life, Echo, Resonance’ at the Machinery of Me, Arnhem.NL.

three commissioned works Oktober 3 -December 19, 2021


Centraal Museum, Alles is rond,(Everything is round) two channel video- installation with an electronic composition by Louis Andriessen. Commission by the Centraal Museum and now part of the collection. September 5th 20219-January 20, 2020.

Manchester Art Gallery, UK. ‘In the footsteps of’ performance with moving image, drawing and voice by Madelon and with live (electronic) sound and voice by Caro C. March 6th.2019.


Thresholdartspace, Perth, Scotland ‘Virtual Walls / Real Walls II’. First solo exhibition in the UK of the Dutch video art pioneer with performance with audio/video projection and live drawing, and Q &A. Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova, 14 May – 26 Jul 2018

SCOTTY, Projektraum für zeitgenössische Kunstund experimentelle Medien, Berlin,

Virtual Walls / Real Walls I’. A performance with audio/video projection and live drawing, February 23, 2018.


Nachtelijke dwaling #12 (nightly wandering # 12) Performance with audio/video projection and live drawing “Virtual Wall II”, and artist talk, 21 December, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam,NL

“Labyrinth of Lines” audio/video installation with photos printed on linen,19 October -12 November and performance with audio/video projection and live drawing “Grid” 19 October and artist talk with Bart Rutten Museum of Contemporary Art, Mu hka, Antwerp, Belgium

Performance with audio/video projection and live drawing “Virtual Walls I” 28 September Archivio Emily Harvey, Venice, Italia


Installation ‘Seeing the dark’ and performance ‘Grid’ with live drawing, Experimental Intermedia in New York, 13 March 2015


INSPIRATION AND TRANSFORMATION by Madelon Hooykaas , Netherlands’ video pioneer from the 70's till now, Sunday 1st of June 2014 at 19:00-21:00 (screening, performance and artist talk) Sakaiki (Yotsuya sanchome/ Tokyo)

Artist in Focus, European Buddhist Film Festival, EYE, Amsterdam.  3-5 October 2014 with Seeing in the dark, English version, Haiku, the art of the present moment, Mount Analogue


Transformation/Inspiration exhibition by Madelon Hooykaas and Keiko Sato

JapanMuseum SieboldHuis, Leiden, 16 September tot 25 November

Reflection, works by Stansfield/Hooykaas and Madelon Hooykaas at Locus Solus, Antwerp, 20 October-17 November 2012




De Oude Kerk, NL The World After: Conversation Pieces,19 September -3 January 2021


De Ketelfactory, Schiedam,’ NL, STIL’ 10 JAAR 26 January-14 July 2019


Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, Speech Acts, Reflection-Imagination-Repetition, with Point in Time ,May 2018-22 April 2019

Museum Gouda, Vrouwen van Museum Gouda, May 13 2018-January 27 2019


Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Please Turn Us On part II with “What’s it to you” by Stansfield/Hooykaas, 8th April – 31st May 2017


The 1980s. Today’s Beginnings? an alternative view on the 1980s with work by Stansfield/Hooykaas, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands,


Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Please Turn Us On, Gallery 3, 28 July 2016- 22 January

‘Reports from the Year of the Monkey’, exhibition of work by Madelon Hooykaas, Saskia Janssen and Emily Bates at Punt WG, Amsterdam. Opening Saturday April 30 from 5-7 pm with a performance with Grid by Madelon Hooykaas


Collection exhibition Contemporary Art with video-installation ‘See through lines’ (1978) Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands 30-01 till 20-09- 2015

Lincoln Centre of Performing Arts Library, New York, presentation two video works, 19 March 2015

Pratt Institute Lecture with showing of video works, New York, 11 March 2015

365 Zeit-An-Sagen im Lichtjahr, Ruine der Kunste, Berlin, 6 September-31 December 2015

Museum for Religious Art exhibition ‘Meditation’ with: Mount Analogue and “Light’ made in commission for the Chapel 3 October 2015-3 January 2016


NRW-Forum Düsseldorf ‘The Invisible force behind materiality in media art’ met ‘The Force behind its movement’ door Stansfield/Hooykaas, 5 april-8 August 2014


Video ‘The Museum of Memory VII’ (1987) door Stansfield/Hooykaas at the Intermedia Museum Wolf Kahlen in Berlin on 3 February 2013

Exhibition ‘Duo Denken’ with 5 works by Stansfield/Hooykaas, Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle, NL from 12 October till 16 November 2013


'The tree. In nature, culture and religion', with website ‘Wishing tree’ Museum of Religious Art, Uden, The Netherlands, June 16- November 11, 2012

Biennale de Quebec with Hearing Voices by Stansfield/Hooykaas, l'Espace 400e in Quebec City from May 3 till June 3 curated by Nicole Gingras.

Ives ensemble with ‘Video Void’ in the Church the Duif, Amsterdam, March 25,


Broadcast films:

Dharma Nectar, bijen en boeddhisme in Vietnam, (Bees and Buddhism in Vietnam.) single channel video, Dutch and Viernamese, sound, 30 min. 6 December, 2020, NPO2

Buddha to be, a portrait of Sister Chân Không. single channel video, Dutch and English, sound, 30 min. Broadcast: 8 April 2018, 15.50 NPO2

Holy Isle, a Buddhist sanctuary in Scotland, single channel video, Dutch and English, sound, 30 min. Broadcast: 6 November 2016, 15:30 NPO2

Zij die zien in het donker/ Seeing in the dark, 2014, single channel video, Dutch and English, sound, 30’ Broadcast: 28 September 2014, NPO 2




International Film Festival Rotterdam, In the Footsteps of Li Yuan Chia and Delia Derbyshire’ World Premiere June 3rd, 2021, 8 min, colour and sound by Carpo C.


Experimental Film and Video Art Stranglovefestival, UK ’No Self’ (60 sec.) 21 June


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2019, Memory Traces, Re:location (1999) by Stansfield/Hooykaas, 3 May 2019


What you see is what you get, Tuesday, February 13, 7 pm @ Anthology Film Archives New York, Flaherty NYC programmed by Almudena Escobar López &

Herb Shellenberger. About Bridges by Stansfield /Hooykaas 1975, NL,16mm, 22 min

The Galway Arts Centre Galway, Ireland, Connecting The invisible (6 January)

Galatea Gallery, Boston, USA, Connecting The invisible, (March 24)

Gallery Sitka, Fitchburg, USA, Connecting The invisible, (20 October)


Video BOX, ‘REVEALING THE INVISIBLE ‘video works by Stansfield/Hooykaas and Madelon Hooykaas, Curated by Darija Šimunović, from Intermedia art institute at Haus der Universitat, Schadowplatz 14,40212 Dusseldorf, Germany 23 November 2017

Nicosia, Cyprus, D.I.Y. [Dutch It Yourself]—Experimental Film in The Netherlands  Images and Views of Alternative Cinema, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Presented in collaboration with the EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam). With Daydreams (1972) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

BFI, London July 12, 2017, Tribute to Delia Derbyshireon the occasion of Delia’s 80th birthday! Overbruggen/About Bridges (1975) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. August 24, 2017 Wheel of Life


Iran, Isfahan, Aknoon Gallery, November 18-29 with Connecting The invisible

Kazakhstan, Almaty, Tengri Umai Art-Gallery, September 22th, Connecting The invisible

Argentina, Corientes - Play, Semana de Videoarte (September 16-27) Wheel of Life

Lithuania, "Kaunas in Art", Cinema Center Romuva and Gallery POST(September-October) Connecting The invisible

Iran, Tehran - Azad Art Gallery (August 19-21) Connecting The invisible

Argentina, Museo de la Mujer (10th June) (FEMALE)

Senegal, Dak'Art Biennale, (May 3-June 10) (FEMALE)

Puerto-Ricco, Area Lugar de Proyectos (March 5, 2016) (FEMALE)

Delia Derbyshire day on January 17th at Home in Manchester, UK Showing of the film ‘One of these days’ (1973) by Stansfield/Hooykaas and Q & A with Madelon Hooykaas

Rome Media Art festival presents a screening by EWVA European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s. With ‘Split Seconds by Stansfield/Hooykaas. 13-17 April, MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome


Galleria Huuto - space Pikkujätkä, Helsinki, Finland, 15 June-5 July  

Espacio Puerta, Bilbao, Spain, with Connecting the Invisible, 10 June

Dokukino, Zagreb, Croatia, with Connecting the Invisible, 30 May

Mamia Bretesche Gallery, Paris, France, 4-11 April

Le Cube,  Issy Les Moulineaux, France, with Connecting the Invisible, 2 April

Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France, with Connecting the Invisible, 14 April


Les Ateliers Sahm, Brazzaville, Congo, November 14-15 met ‘Wheel of Life’

Associazione Culturale Khorakhanè Abano, Italy, "So Far, So Good ‘, August 16th,

Biennale of contemporary Art, Institut Français, Dakar, Senegal, ‘Wheel of Life’ May 10th -17th

French Institut, Mauritius - April 28th

Nod Art-Centre, Prague, Czech Republic, March 6-18, ‘Wheel of Life’


Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, March 4 to March 8, with ‘Wheel of Life’

Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, USA February 12th, with ‘Wheel of Life’

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Poland, February 4 with ‘Wheel of Life’


Mexico, Veracruz, with Wheel of Life

National Art-Centre of Mexico, Mexico, 6 March to 30 March, (Wheel of Life)

Casa Talavera, Mexico City, Mexico, May 9-16-23-30 and June 6-13, (Wheel of Life)

Casa Internationale Delle Donne, Roma, Italy, 19 March (Wheel of Life)

Recent works


Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam, NL , Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, NL

Museum Gouda, Gouda, NL, Netherlands Office for the Fine Arts, The Hague, NL

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht,NL, Bibliothèque Cantonale, Lausanne, CH Kunsthaus, Zürich, CH, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, D, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, DStädtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, D, Städtische Kunstmuseum, Bonn, DZ.K.M. Karlsruhe, D, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, FR Mu hka, Antwerp, B, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, GB, Arts Council of Great Britain, London, GB Donnell Media Library, New York, US, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US ,Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, Treshold Art Space, Perth, Scotland, Tate Britain, London, GB

The film  In the footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire has been selected for the program of the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, the largest festival of creative documentary in Central and Eastern Europe which will take place from October 26 to 31, 2021 in Jihlava, Czech Republic.




On Wednesday October 20, it is an in-person screening, in a cultural space called La Pascasia in the city of Medellin, Colombia with the films:

Madelon Hooykaas - In the footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire

Madelon Hooykaas - To be or not to bee


Three new works by Madelon Hooykaas commissioned by The Machinery of Me in Arnhem


Opening ‘Wheel of Life’ by Madelon Hooykaas on October 2nd at  3 pm at the

All welcome by booking through the website

Madelon Hooykaas (Maartensdijk, 1942) is a Dutch visual artist, photographer and filmmaker. Her video and photographic work often establishes pure relations with nature and explores scientific principles and natural forces. She combines contemporary technology with the use of natural materials.

Madelon Hooykaas has been working with the medium of photography since the 1960s and was one of the first visual artists to start using video as an artistic medium. She has built up an impressive oeuvre in this field. From the seventies, Hooykaas worked intensively with the Scottish visual artist Elsa Stansfield (1945-2004). As an artist duo, under the name Stansfield/Hooykaas, they realised their first video installations from 1975 onwards and gained fame as European video pioneers.

Hooykaas' work is part of important Dutch museum collections (including 15 leading works in the collection of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York, Tate Gallery London and National Gallery of Canada, among others.

For Machinery of Me Hooykaas produced three new artworks that are presented simultaneously in the two presentation spaces. The concept underlying the artworks establishes a link between the local ecology and the history of the location.



Every Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00.

The exhibition has been made possible by contributions from the Mondriaan Fund, the Province of Gelderland and the Municipality of Arnhem.

ILEANA Contemporary Art

897b Brunswick St

4005 New Farm


Opening hours during exhibition:

Wed – Sat 11.30am – 6pm

(or by appointment)




Thursday evening June 3rd from 7 pm--8.52 pm during the program Dutch Panorama 2 in the cinema Kino 1 in Rotterdam.

This means there are a limited number of tickets available to be physically part of the audience.

It is also possible to follow the program online.

The second screening will be on Friday June 4th from 1.15 pm -2.42pm in Kino 4 in Rotterdam

A poetic meditation honouring the friendship and creative working relationships between Madelon Hooykaas, Li Yuan-chia (†1994) and Delia Derbyshire (†2001). Inspired by the Japanese concept TEN-CHI-JIN, meaning sky-earth-person, it draws from images, text and sound by the three artists and footage from the Hubble Telescope. Soundtrack by Caro C.

The docudrama about Delia Derbyshire, the well known electronic composer made by Caroline Catz will be shown on

BBC FOUR May 16th at 9 pm

‘Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes’

I also have a small part in this film.

As you probably remember Elsa Stansfield and myself worked with Delia on several films in the seventies.

De Boeddhistische Blik: Dharma Nectar - Bijen en boeddhisme in Vietnam

Zondag 6 december 2020 om ca. 15.00 uur bij KRO-NCRV op NPO 2.

En via npostart met onderstaande link:

Portret van Hung Nguyen, een Vietnamese zenboeddhist uit Nederland, die zijn kennis als imker in zijn moederland aan toekomstige generaties doceert. Hij laat hen zien hoe ze op duurzame wijze bijen kunnen houden en honing kunnen oogsten.

Hung heeft in 2016 het imkerproject in Pleiku opgezet, om enerzijds weeskinderen en dagarbeiders het imker ambacht bij te brengen, zodat ze inkomen kunnen vergaren met de verkoop van hun eigen honing. Anderzijds hoopt hij zo ook de natuur van centraal Vietnam te beschermen door het ecologisch evenwicht via de bestuivingen van bijen veilig te stellen.

Hung groeide op in Saigon en besloot als zeventienjarige te vluchten, omdat hij niet in het leger van het socialistische Vietnam wilde dienen. Hij vertrok in een klein bootje en dobberde met 66 bootvluchtelingen op zee. De motor had het begeven en na één dag hadden zij geen water meer. Op de derde dag heeft een Nederlands containerschip de vluchtelingen opgepikt. Zo is Hung Nguyen in 1980 in Nederland terecht gekomen. Van huis uit was hij rooms katholiek grootgebracht. Pas in Nederland is hij in contact gekomen met het boeddhisme van de Vietnamese zenmonnik en vredesactivist Thich Nhat Hanh.

Hung specialiseerde zich in ICT, maar zijn hart ligt bij de natuur. Hij volgde op latere leeftijd meerdere imkercursussen en geeft nu les in imkeren aan jongeren in het Wilhelminapark in Rijswijk. Hij financiert sociale projecten in Vietnam met de verkoop van de honing “Dharma Nectar” die hij daar oogst en hoopt zo iets terug te kunnen geven aan zijn geboorteland.

Tijdens de reis bezoekt hij ook de Tu Hieu Tempel in Hue, waar Thich Nhat Hanh als jonge monnik werd ingewijd en waar hij nu weer verblijft na zijn zware hersenbloeding in 2014.

Dharma Nectar is een documentaire van Madelon Hooykaas

De Boeddhistische Blik: Dharma Nectar, 30 min. op zondag 6 december om ca. 15.00 uur bij KRO-NCRV op NPO 2.


Monday November 23rd 2020 was Delia Derbyshire Day.

Delia was a pioneer in electronic music and created among many other works the tune for the film series Dr WHO.

I was very fortunate to be able to work with her on several of my film projects.

On the occasion of this DD Day you are able to view on line from November 23-30 2020

the premiere of my film with music by Caro C.


Also there is an interview with me by David Butler for this special day on the website.

Here is the link:

 The World After #14 – Madelon Hooykaas

                                               augustus 2020                 



In The World After nodigen we kunstenaars uit om te reageren op vragen over het Antropoceen na de corona crisis. Dit project is geïnspireerd op de tentoonstelling Poems for Earthlings van Adrián Villar Rojas. Meer informatie over het project en de andere kunstenaars bijdragen zijn te vinden op de overzichtspagina. The World After is een initiatief van de Oude Kerk in samenwerking met mister Motley.

The World After #14

Madelon Hooykaas, To Be Or Not To Bee, 2020

Madelon Hooykaas staat bekend als pionier op het gebied van video en video-installaties. Tussen 1972 en 2004 werkte ze samen met Elsa Stansfield als het internationaal gerenommeerde partnerschap Stansfield/Hooykaas. Ze heeft een alomvattende artistieke praktijk ontwikkeld met betrekking tot haar kunst en onderzoek door middel van fotografie, film, installatie en video, en interactieve- en performancekunst. Terugkerende thema’s zijn fysieke en menselijke landschappen, water en licht, herinnering en aanwezigheid, verlies en abstractie, en minimalisme en formalisme. In 2017 ontwikkelde ze de performance Virtual Walls II voor het programma Nachtelijke Dwalingen van de Oude Kerk.

Voor The World After maakte ze een korte film waarin bijen centraal staan, naar aanleiding van een nieuwsbericht over onverklaarbare massale bijensterfte in Noord-Italië – dezelfde regio die zwaar werd getroffen door de corona crisis. Hooykaas doet al langer artistiek onderzoek naar bijen. Ze verwijst naar een aan Einstein toegeschreven voorspelling: als de bijen uitsterven, moet de mensheid zich flink zorgen gaan maken. We weten dat bijen essentieel zijn voor cycli in de natuur. Waarom wordt er dan zo weinig gedaan om ze te beschermen?

In The World After we invite artists to respond to questions about the Anthropocene after the Coronavirus pandemic. This project is inspired by the exhibition Poems for Earthlings by Adrián Villar Rojas. More information about the project and other artist contributions can be found on our overview page. The World After is initiated by the Oude Kerk in collaboration with mister Motley.

The World After #14

Madelon Hooykaas, To Be Or Not To Bee, 2020

Madelon Hooykaas is known as a pioneer in the field of video and video installations. Between 1972 and 2004 she collaborated with Elsa Stansfield as the internationally renowned partnership Stansfield/Hooykaas. She has developed a comprehensive artistic practice related to her art and research through photography, film, installation and video, and interactive and performance art. Recurring themes are physical and human landscapes, water and light, memory and presence, loss and abstraction, and minimalism and formalism. In 2017 she developed the performance Virtual Walls II for the program Nachtelijke Dwalingen van de Oude Kerk.

For The World After she made a short film that focuses on bees, in response to a news item about unexplained mass mortality of bees in northern Italy – the same region severely affected by the corona crisis. Hooykaas has been doing artistic research on bees for some time now. She refers to a prediction attributed to Einstein: if the bees die out, then humanity must start to worry. We know that bees are essential for cycles in nature. Why, then, do we do so little to protect them?


Experimental Film and Video Art at

Premiere of the video ’No Self’ (60 sec.) by Madelon Hooykaas

This video shows different parts of myself: the artist, the filmmaker,

the writer and the shaman and my Buddhist belief that there is No Self.


                              ON LINE first from June 22 till 29 and now


Experimental film has a long and complex history, emerging during the inception of film technologies during the end of the 19th century and growing up in parallel with the more dominant forms of narrative and documentary. Whilst drawing on both these traditions, experimental film-makers and artists also sought to establish their own unique techniques and tropes, firmly rejecting what might be perceived as literary forms, in favour of the poetic and rhythmic potential of the medium as well as exploring the possibilities of abstraction and non-representation and the expression of alternative political ideologies.

Video art emerged much later, towards the middle of the twentieth century, initially as a direct response to television as a ubiquitous and dominant influence on the domestic landscape. Early work in the genre by artists centred on the rejection of conventional broadcast television and included efforts to create radical alternatives to the one-way diffusion of information and propaganda by governments and large corporations. During the 1970‘s and 80‘s, as television technology developed to include methods for the recording and editing of the video signal, artists and media activists took up the increasingly accessible and affordable equipment to explore the capabilities and potential of this electronic medium beyond the broadcast domain to alternative venues, including galleries and museums.

As video technologies and techniques improved to approach the flexibility and capabilities of film- especially once it became possible to process the video image digitally, the two forms have increasingly merged, sharing approaches and cross- fertilising two formerly distinct but related genres into what for many is now perhaps more accurately characterised as time based-media.

Chris Meigh-Andrews, May 2020

Programme 11: Experimental Film

Artists included in this selection: Andrew Demirjian (USA), Robert Cahen (France), Narsica Hirsch (Argentina) and Ruben Guzman (Argentina) Tessa Garland (UK), Masayuki Kwai (Japan), Vince Briffa (Malta), Madelon Hooykaas (Netherlands), Jacques Perconte (France), Stuart Moore & Kayla Parker (UK), Visual Brains (Sei Kazama & Ohtsue Hatsune) (Japan), Terry Flaxton (UK).

CANCELLED Gallery Talk Nam June Paik

with Madelon Hooykaas (EN)

Gallery talks — 6 May 2020

The exhibition Nam June Paik – The Future is Now gives an overview of the work of Nam June Paik (1932, Korea - US, 2006), one of the most visionary and influential pioneers of early video art. His work is multidisciplinary, experimental, innovative and playful, and of great influence to the generations that followed him. Paik was early to recognize the future impact of mass media and coined the term ‘electronic highway’, thus predicting the future of communication in the internet age. As Paik related art to technology, and East to West, he reflected on the influence of technology on globalization, and with that on our daily lives.

Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Time: 6 May 2020, 4 pm until 5 pm

Main language:English

This edition of the Gallery Talks series provides a unique opportunity to hear different perspectives on the work of Nam June Paik. Madelon Hooykaas is an artist who approaches Paik from her perspective.


Visual artist Madelon Hooykaas (born Maartensdijk, 1942) is known for her enduring and pioneering experimentation in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Hooykaas has developed a rigorous artistic practice and visual research in photography and film, installation and video, interactive and performance art. Her works revolve around the recurring themes of physical and human landscapes, water and light, memory and mindfulness, loss and abstraction, minimalism and formalism.

Hooykaas has collaborated with several well-known composers and musicians like Delia Derbyshire, Louis Andriessen, Frances-Marie Uitti and Ab Baars, to create films and video installations. From 1972 to 2004 Hooykaas collaborated with Elsa Stansfield (born Glasgow, 1945 - Amsterdam 2004) under the widely acclaimed artistic partnership Stansfield/Hooykaas. They worked at the forefront of video and video environments/installations as a new art form and went on to exhibit internationally. Their work is in many prestigious public and private collections across Europe and the USA including the Tate, London; M HKA, Antwerp; GoMA, Glasgow; MoMA, New York and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Hooykaas lives and works in Amsterdam.

Pioneering Women in Video Art

23rd November at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 2019


Q & A by Malcolm Dickson with Madelon Hooykaas, video artist from Amsterdam during the EWVA book launch

At Glasgow Women’s Library,  ,

23 Landressy Street,Glasgow, G40 1BP Scotland

European Women’s Video Art  (EWVA)


This book is the main output of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project 'EWVA European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s' which focused on the under-researched area of women artists' early video experimentation in the 1970s and 1980s within Europe. The research project consisted of the Principal Investigator, Professor Elaine Shemilt (DJCAD, University of Dundee), the Co-investigators Dr Laura Leuzzi and Professor Stephen Partridge.


Preface and Foreword from Laura Mulvey (feminist writer/filmmaker and inventor of the term ‘the male gaze’) and eminent theorist Professor Siegfried Zielinski


The book retraces some of the stories of early women artists' video experimentation in Europe, and their achievements, and will feature chapters on some fundamental case studies of European women artists' early video artworks to the benefit of academia and the general public. The book aims to contribute to reassess women artists’ involvement in early video art in strengthening their profiles and identities within the art historical canon.


Authors include: Jon Blackwood, Maeve Connolly, Cinzia Cremona, Sean Cubitt, Malcolm Dickson, Catherine Elwes, Slavko Kacunko, Marika Kuzmic, Laura Leuzzi, Adam Lockhart, Stephen Partridge, Lorella Scacco, Elaine Shemilt, Emile Shemilt.  The volume will include chapters on themes and trends in early women artists' video in Europe including self-portraiture (Leuzzi), traces and the apparatus (Partridge), closed-circuit video (Kacunko), Nature/Urban (Lockhart), romance and eroticism (Cremona) and motherhood (Elwes).About Stansfield/Hooykaas, European video pioneers (Dickson)


Artists cited:


Abramovic , Marina; Ackerman, Chantal; Anderson, Laurie; Beban, Breda; Birnbaum, Dara; Borsari, Anna Valeria; Carlisle, Anne; Carnevale, Fulvia;  Chicago, Judy; Cremona, Cinzia; Crilly, Anne; Dick, Vivienne; Dragan, Nusa;  Elwes, Catherine; Fabyc, Deej; Finn-Kelcey, Rose; Fisher, Jean; Fowler, Joan; Frank Grahamsdaughter, Antonie; Freed, Hermine; Frenzel, Hanna; Goddard, Judith; González, Marisa; Gruber, Bettina; Gustowska, Izabella; Hakola, Marikki;  Harkin, Margo; Hegarty, Frances; Heske, Marianne; Hiller, Susan; Hoover, Nan; Hooykaas, Madelon; Horn, Rebecca; Ikam, Catherine; Ivekovic, Sanja; Fabyc, Deej; Fisher, Jean; Fowler, Joan; Garrard, Rose; Keane, Tina; Kelly, Mary; Krikorian, Tamara;  Kubisch, Christina; Kuchta, Klára; Les Reines Prochaines; Lindgren Cavallin, Katarina;  Marangoni, Federica; Mathis, Muda; Meynell, Katharine; Natalia LL; O’Kelly, Alanna; Olesen, Muriel; Ono, Yoko; Pane, Gina; Parker, Jane; Pezold, Friederieke; Pipilotti Rist; Rhodes, Lis; Rosenbach, Ulrike; Schouten, Lydia; Soltau, Annegret; Stansfield, Elsa; Tallentire, Anne; Urch, Marion; Vasulka, Woody & Steina; Vedder, Maria; Wennberg, Teresa.



Hoogste terras, Strandstoel door Hooykaas/Stansfield, aluminium en koper.


Een strandstoel van kopergaas, die op het hoogste terras van het Scheveningse museum Beelden aan Zee staat opgesteld, is met de opening gericht naar de zee. Het object, een kunstwerk dat bijna niet te onderscheiden is van een 'normale' strandstoel, is pas af als het gebruikt wordt. De bezoeker moet erop gaan zitten. Niet alleen ervaar je dan het omgevingsgeluid als anders, maar de andere toeschouwers zien het beeld pas dan in zijn geheel, met de silhouet van een persoon erin.  Het beeld is van de hand van Madelon Hooykaas (1942) en de Schotse Elsa Stansfield (1945-2004). Beide kunstenaars kunnen buigen op een bijzonder rijke loopbaan. Samen hebben zij de videokunst en de conceptuele objectkunst tot een zeer hoog niveau weten te brengen.

Madelon Hooykaas werkte in de jaren zeventig als fotograaf en filmer. Zij is een 'product' van werkperioden in Parijs en Londen, Brussel en New York, en ze studeerde aan de Ealing School of Arts in Londen. Uiteindelijk koos zij Amsterdam als uitvalsbasis. In 1972 ontstond het kunstenaarsduo Stansfield/Hooykaas. Video-environments, video sculpturen, fotografie, audio-installaties: het pionierende duo was niet bang voor technisch en conceptueel complexe kunstwerken. In 1987 namen zij deel aan de Documenta in Kassel. Hun baanbrekende werk mondde uit in internationale en nationale tentoonstellingen en lauwerkransen, waaronder de Judith Leysterprijs in 1996. Na het overlijden van Stansfield zette Madelon Hooykaas haar eigen kunstenaarschap voort met films en perfomances en het schrijven van diverse boeken.

Hooykaas stelde zich ten doel het resterende deel van het oeuvre van Stansfield/Hooykaas onder te brengen wat onder andere resulteerde in aankopen door de Tate Gallery in Londen en het Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. De strandstoel diende in oorspronkelijke staat gerestaureerd te worden. En Madelon Hooykaas achtte De Strandstoel bij uitstek geschikt voor museum Beelden aan Zee.  Het is een werk dat past binnen een groep van andere objecten ontworpen voor de openbare ruimte waarvan de belangrijkste is getiteld: Field Free Space (2001) in Nieuw-Weerdinge (Emmen). Deze metalen constructie, waarin de bezoeker kan plaatsnemen, is gebouwd in de buurt van hoogspanningsmasten. Het ‘huisje’ is gebaseerd op het principe van de kooi van Faraday; de koperen constructie zorgt ervoor dat blikseminslag, elektriciteit en radiogolven worden afgeleid naar de aarde zonder dat de personen binnenin de kooi kunnen worden geraakt door straling.

De Scheveningse Strandstoel is een afgeleide van de Faradaykooi in Drenthe, met als extra effect dat een bepaalde afscherming van licht en de vervorming van geluid de wereld om de toeschouwer heen een nieuwe ervaring geeft.


Book Launch Tate Modern ,London September 24th at 7 pm

Deze editie van Centraal Laat staat in teken van mode en muziek. 5 september om 17 uur 2019 in het Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

Centraal Laat is hét nieuwe avond concept van het Centraal Museum. Elke eerste donderdag van de maand kun je jezelf tot in de late uren verliezen in performances, muziek, lezingen en andere culturele happenings in en rond het gebouw. Verwacht samenwerkingen met zowel Utrechts lokale vaandeldragers als haar meest verfrissende culturele nieuwkomers.

In deze editie van Centraal Laat worden de deuren opengezet voor muziekfestival Gaudeamus. Onder het blokkenschema lees je meer over de verschillende programmaonderdelen.

Alles is rond preview

Tijdens Centraal Laat krijg je een preview van het nieuwe werk van internationaal vermaarde componist Louis Andriessen en kunstenaar Madelon Hooykaas. Alles is rond is een video-installatie, waarin Andriessen en Hooykaas de relatie tussen Utrecht en zijn natuur en het universum verkennen. Lees hier meer.

Q&A Madelon Hooykaas

Aansluitend aan de preview van Alles is rond zal artistiek directeur Bart Rutten Hooykaas interviewen over het bijzondere werk.

Let op: de Q&A is op inloop, vol = vol.

Video installation by Madelon Hooykaas with a composition by Louis Andriessen and Malu Peeters.

In 'Everything is Round', Madelon Hooykaas and Louis Andriessen explore the relationship between the city of Utrecht, the nature it contains, and the surrounding universe. Both artists grew up in Utrecht; with this installation, they are revisiting the city of their childhood years.

In her video, Hooykaas alternates detailed footage of natural beauty in the city with images of the universe. The latter images were created with the support of Sonnenborgh Museum and Observatory, and are accompanied by the first-ever electronic composition by Andriessen and Peeters.

The art work is part of a series of works commissioned by Centraal Museum Utrecht, with the goal of letting visitors view the city through the eyes of an artist. The production of the video installation and composition was made possible by a generous contribution by the Mondriaan Fonds. Gaudeamus Muziekweek contributed to the creation of the composition. The work will be part of Centraal Museum’s permanent collection.

'Everything is Round’ will be on display from 8 September till January19, 2020.

A preview of the work is offered as part of the Centraal Laat programme on 5 September.

The Issue 12 of British Art Studies is out.

You can read it online here:


There are two very good articles where the work of Stansfield/Hooykaas is mentioned.

Cumbrian Cosmopolitanisms:

Li Yuan-chia and Friends

Article by Hammad Nasar

                  Whatever Happened to Delia Derbyshire?

Delia Derbyshire, Visual Art, and the Myth of her Post-BBC Activity

Article by David Butler

Fr. 03.05. 20:00 – 21:30 Uhr

Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2019

Memory Traces

mit einer Einführung von Dr. Renate Buschmann und Darija

Šimunović, M.A.

Adnan Softić: Ground Control (1999−2009), 12:33 Min.

Adela Jušić: The Sniper (2007), 4:00 Min.

Robert Cahen: Juste le Temps (1983), 12:40 Min.

Doplgenger: Beneath a Starless Sky as Dark and Thick (2015), 15:20 Min.

Madelon Hooykaas / Elsa Stansfield: Re:location (1999), 15.47 Min.


‘Stilte’ (deel van de serie ‘Deep listening’), een audio werk van Madelon Hooykaas berust op het idee dat stilte niet bestaat.

Als assistent tijdens een workshop in 2012 van Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), een componiste die veel met deep listening heeft gewerkt, is het idee ontstaan om een aantal geluidswerken te gaan ontwikkelen. In 2003 maakten Stansfield/Hooykaas het videowerk ‘Deep Looking’ en daaraan is ook gerelateerd het fenomeen deep listening, met aandacht luisteren.

Als men luistert naar ‘Stilte’ hoort men de magnetische deeltjes van de draaiende audiotape en om deze te horen moet men diep en met aandacht luisteren.


26 januari-14 juli 2019

‘Stilte’(2019) deel van de serie ‘Deep listening’



Still from video “in the footsteps’ image: Madelon Hooykaas

A new performance commission at Manchester Art Gallery by

Madelon Hooykaas (visual artist/ filmmaker) & Caro C (composer/sound artist)

Part of the exhibition: Speech Acts: Reflection- Imagination-Repetition

Performance to be premiered on Wed 6th March 2019 at 7 pm as part of LYC symposium March 6-7 2019 at Manchester Art Gallery.


A collaborative performance by Madelon Hooykaas and Caro C inspired by

Li Yuan Chia and Delia Derbyshire.

Madelon Hooykaas - Moving image with live drawing & voice

Caro C - Live sound & music (piano, voice and electronics)


With a post-performance Q&A hosted by Dr David Butler (University of Manchester, Senior Lecturer in Drama and Screen Studies and lead researcher of Delia Derbyshire Archive).


This commission has been supported by LYC Foundation.

Here is the teaser of the performance:


Artist info

Madelon Hooykaas is a pioneer of European video art and an internationally recognised visual artist, filmmaker and performance artist based in Amsterdam, NL.

Caro C is an (electronic music) composer based in Manchester, UK. Caro is also instigator and project manager of Delia Derbyshire Day, a charitable organisation centered around the archive of Delia Derbyshire held at John Rylands Library in Manchester, UK.

Delia Derbyshire (1937-2001) was a pioneer of electronic music in UK whose most famous work is her iconic realization of the original Dr Who theme in 1963.

Li Yuan-chia (1929-1994) was a Chinese visual artist and founder of the LYC Museum in Cumbria (1971-1982).



Manchester Art Gallery 24 May 2018-22 April 2019


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May 14th 2018 from 6-8 pm


Madelon Hooykaas

First solo exhibition in the UK of the Dutch video art pioneer

Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Iliyana Nedkova

#MadelonHooykaas #Thresholdartspace @HorsecrossPerth

14 May – 26 Jul 2018

Admission free | Donations welcome

Madelon Hooykaas (born Maartensdijk, 1942) ought to be acknowledged as one of the most representative visual artists in Europe for her enduring and pioneering experimentation in contemporary art. Since the 1960s, Hooykaas has developed a rigorous artistic practice and visual research in photography and film, installation and video, interactive and performance art. Her works revolve around the recurring themes of physical and human landscapes, water and light, memory and mindfulness, loss and abstraction, minimalism and formalism.

This first solo exhibition in the UK brings to Perth her new performative drawing projects and her latest films and videos with a fine selection of works now acquired for the museum collection of contemporary art here at Threshold artspace.

The exhibition takes its title from Hooykaas’ latest performance Virtual Walls | Real Walls (2017-18). After its successful iterations in Venice, Amsterdam and Berlin, the performance arrives to Perth to question our perceptions of walls as barriers and symbols of both confinement and unification. Hooykaas’ project traces virtual walls as a form of ‘civic acupuncture’ in an attempt to cure and protect cities and stimulate regeneration.

From 1972 to 2004 Hooykaas collaborated with Elsa Stansfield (born Glasgow, 1945, died Amsterdam 2004) under the widely acclaimed artistic partnership Stansfield/Hooykaas. They worked at the forefront of video and video environments/installations as a new art form and went on to exhibit internationally. Their work is in many prestigious public and private collections across Europe and the USA including the Tate, London; MuHKA, Antwerp; GOMA, Glasgow, MOMA, New York and now Threshold artspace, Perth. Hooykaas lives and works in Amsterdam.



- USA, Fitchburg, Gallery Sitka  (20 October) (FEMALE)

- USA - Galatea Gallery in Boston (March 24) (FEMALE)

- Ireland, Galway, the Galway Arts Centre (6 January) (FEMALE)


Uitzending zondag 8 april 2018, 15.50 uur NPO2


Buddha to be

Een portret van Sister Chân Không. 

Een film van Madelon Hooykaas | 30 minuten

Filmmaker Madelon Hooykaas kreeg toestemming om een portret van de boeddhistische geëngageerde non en vredesactivist Sister Chân Không te filmen tijdens een verblijf in Plum Village in Frankrijk.


Sister Chân Không is geboren in Vietnam en werkt al vanaf de jaren zeventig samen met Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) om het boeddhistische gedachtegoed over te brengen naar het Westen. Als oudste non in Plum Village speelt zij nu een prominente rol als spiritueel leider sinds Thay na een hersenbloeding niet langer actief is. Ze zet zich in voor een leven in aandacht en probeert in de maatschappij sociale verbetering mogelijk te maken.


Aan de hand van unieke foto’s uit het leven van deze Boeddhiste spreekt Sister Chân Không over haar tijd in Vietnam, waar ze als jonge vrouw zich inzette om hongerige kinderen in achterstandswijken te helpen en hoe de oorlog aanleiding werd voor haar vredeswerk. Nadat zij samen met Thay deel heeft genomen aan de Parijse Vredesbespreking over de oorlog in Vietnam, worden ze beiden verbannen uit Vietnam en mogen ze pas na 39 jaar weer terugkeren naar hun geboorteland. Hierop vestigen zij zich in Frankrijk waar ze het eerste kleine retraitecentrum ‘Sweet Potatoes’ opzetten, maar wanneer dit al snel te klein blijkt, naar Zuid-Frankrijk verhuizen waar ze het grote en populaire centrum Plum Village oprichten.


De uitzending van de film valt bijna samen met Sister Chân Khôngs tachtigste verjaardag op 9 april.

Productie, regie, camera en geluid: Madelon Hooykaas in opdracht van De Boeddhistische Blik van KRO-NCRV ©2018





A performance with audio/video projection and live drawing

by the Dutch artist Madelon Hooykaas

Friday, February 23, 2018, 7 pm


The performance sequence started on September 28 2017 in Venice and continued on December 21 in Amsterdam.

The subject of the performances Virtual Walls is the upset balance between the numbers of tourists and the residents of both cities.

With the event Real Walls at the project space Scotty, the artist is questioning the function of walls nowadays. Are walls to protect ourselves from outside dangers or are they there also to stop our own aggression? And are we creating with the current refuge problem a new Fort Europa?


For Berlin, where a wall played such a prominent role for a long time, this performance will be even more relevant and I hope that the public becomes more conscious of walls around the world at the present moment.


Madelon Hooykaas is an international known visual artist, performer and film maker based in Amsterdam. She worked in collaboration with the Scottish artist Elsa Stansfield from 1972 until 2004 when Elsa unexpected died. They are known as European video pioneers and their work is in the collection of mayor museum as Moma New York, Tate Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. They participated in many solo and group exhibitions around the world, in New York, Montreal, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Since 2007 Madelon continues the work under her own name.

Documentation on Vimeo



Oranienstrasse 46, D 10969 Berlin

U-Bahnhof Moritzplatz


What you see is what you get

Tuesday, February 13, 7 pm @ Anthology Film Archives New York

Flaherty NYC programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Shellenberger


Elsa Stansfield & Madelon Hooykaas

(1975, Netherlands, 16mm, 22 min)

“It all begins with how you feel on a bridge… You see how other people are busy and how you experience it yourself and so it becomes something about people.” The artist Marian Plug speaks to filmmakers Stansfield/Hooykaas while composing her large and intricate silk screen “The Bridge.” After filming the many different types of bridges around Amsterdam, they interview workers who clean, paint and repair the bridges. Anchored by a buoyant electronic soundtrack by British composer Delia Derbyshire (known for her groundbreaking work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop), the filmmakers brought Derbyshire to Amsterdam for the shoot, so that they might create ideas together and so that she could experience the rhythms of the city. The film explores different ideas of work, connection and positioning: a bridge means something different to a builder, an architect or someone walking over it.

(Image: source Collection EYE Filmmuseum)

(Photo: Elsa and Madelon in front of the video sculpture “Turning Point.”)

FILMMAKERS: Elsa Stansfield (1945-2004) and Madelon Hooykaas (1942) are a Scottish-Dutch artist duo who began an intense collaboration between London and Amsterdam in 1972. Their wide-ranging work in film, video, installation, photography, sound and other media has been exhibited in many major museum and has earned them the reputation as pioneers of European video art. A short list of solo exhibitions includes Whitechapel Gallery (London, 1976), The Kitchen (New York, 1980), CCA (Glasgow, 2010) and most recently M HKA (Antwerp, 2017), where their video installation Labyrinth of Lines (1978) was reconstructed. Labyrinth of Lines is one of several works made in collaboration with British sound artist Delia Derbyshire, including About Bridges (1975) which has been restored by EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam. Today, Hooykaas continues a prolific output of work in many different media.



Performance with live drawing and video projection ‘VIRTUAL WALLS II’ 

by Madelon Hooykaas

Investigation about the upset balance between the numbers of tourists and the residents in the centre of Amsterdam

Followed by an artist talk with Madelon Hooykaas moderated by

Jacqueline Grandjean, director of the Oude Kerk

Oude kerk   Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Documentation of performance:

Artist talk in Dutch:


VIRTUAL WALLS II’ by Madelon Hooykaas

Performance with live drawing and audio/video projection

VIRTUAL WALLS I’ by Madelon Hooykaas

28 September 2017 AT 6 PM VENICE, ITALY

Performance with live drawing and audo/video projection

Telescope with stand

Investigation about the balance between the amount of tourists in relation to the number of inhabitants in Venice

Archivio Emily Harvey, San Polo 387, I-30125 Venezia, Italy

First of a series of one year performances starting in Venice

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VIRTUAL WALLS I’ by Madelon Hooykaas     Performance with live drawing and audio/video projection. Telescope with stand

Documentation on Vimeo


19 October 2017 at 7 PM ANTWERP, BELGIUM

Opening at M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp at INBOX Re-installation of LABYRINTH OF LINES’ by Stansfield/Hooykaas

Artist talk in Dutch with Madelon Hooykaas moderated by Bart Rutten at 19.00

Performative drawing with video ‘GRID’ by Madelon Hooykaas at 19.45

Exhibition till 12 November 2017

M HKA, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium

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LABYRINTH OF LINES’ by Stansfield/Hooykaas

23 November 2017 at 7-8.30 PM DUSSELDORF, GERMANY

Video BOX, ‘REVEALING THE INVISIBLE ‘video works by Stansfield/Hooykaas and Madelon Hooykaas,

Curated by Darija Šimunović, M.A.from Intermedia art institute

at Haus der Universitat, Schadowplatz 14,40212 Dusseldorf, Germany

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Please Turn Us On part II

8th April – 31st May 2017

Carole Roussopoulos

Heather Phillipson


Susan Mogul

Please Turn Us On pt II continues the dialogue between early video art and international countercultures. Stansfield/Hooykaas’ What’s It To You (1975) and Heather Phillipson’s You Can Use Your Smartphone (2014) remain from Please Turn Us On pt I and are accompanied by two works exploring video technology’s importance to radical feminist groups in the early 1970s.

What’s It To You? is a pioneering work by artist duo Elsa Stansfield and Madelon Hooykaas. Made in Glasgow, using the Third Eye Centre’s video equipment, What’s It To You? allowed the local community to directly respond to this groundbreaking technology.

Original photographs and archive materials from the project offer insight into artists’ approach to early video. Alongside are two politically engaged and unconventional films whose relevance in the political climate of 2017 should not be underestimated.

Carole Roussopoulos’s Le F.H.A.R. (1971) and Susan Mogul’s Feminist Studio Workshop Videoletter (1975) explore how important social and political groups grabbed hold of video tech to capture, chronicle and share their message.

The commission by British artist Heather Phillipson questions the place of countercultures in the 21st century and how the normalisation of video recording has affected the contemporary society.


Nicosia, Cyprus, D.I.Y. [Dutch It Yourself]—Experimental Film in The Netherlands2017 Images and Views of Alternative Cinema, Nicosia, Cyprus at the Weaving Mill on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Presented in collaboration with the EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam). With Daydreams (1972) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

BFI, London July 12, 2017, Tribute to Delia Derbyshireon the occasion of Delia’s 80th birthday!Overbruggen/About Bridges (1975) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. August 24, 2017 Wheel of Life

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Addis Video Art Festival (Dec 24 - January 3 2018) (FEMALE)

Ireland, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan Co. Clare Ireland (FEMALE) (October 4th)

Argentina, Corientes - Play, Semana de Videoarte (22-29 September) (FEMALE)



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Holy Isle, een boeddhistisch heiligdom in Schotland.

Uitzending: 6 november 2016, 15:30 op NPO2

Herhaling: 12 november 2016, 07:55 op NPO2

Scenario en regie: Madelon Hooykaas

De film:

Holy Isle is een uniek klein ‘heilig’ eiland dat ligt aan de westkust van Schotland.

Madelon Hooykaas filmde een poëtische impressie van het eiland waar

spiritualiteit en ecologie op een natuurlijke wijze samen gaan.

Bekijk de trailer:


Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, de abt van Holy Isle, vertelt over zijn droom om van dit eiland een heilige plek te maken. Niet alleen voor boeddhisten, maar ook voor een interreligieuze gemeenschap.

Sinds 1992 is het eiland in bezit van de Rokpa Trust, een organisatie die behoort tot de Kagyu school van het Tibetaans boeddhisme. Madelon Hooykaas is zelf boeddhist en kreeg de gelegenheid om deze film te realiseren.

De film toont een poëtische impressie van het eiland: de bijzondere dieren die er leven en de inheemse bomen die speciaal geplant zijn. Lama Yeshe Rinpoche en de boeddhistische non Ani Lhamo vertellen over hun visie voor het eiland. Op het eiland worden ook cursussen gegeven en boeddhistisch retraites georganiseerd. Maar iedereen is welkom op het eiland. Tot slot zegt Lama Yeshe: “Mijn boodschap voor de wereld is: maak de geest beter en daarmee ook de wereld.”


Holy Isle is een productie van de boeddhistische stroming bij de KRO-NCRV.

Scenario en regie: Madelon Hooykaas


Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow


28 July 2016- 22 January 2017

Arthur Ginsberg with Video Free America

Heather Phillipson




Please Turn Us On places Glasgow at the centre of a dialogue between early video art and international counterculture. Stansfield/Hooykaas’ What’s It To You? is presented in direct conversation with three other projects that play on themes explored in this seminal, Glasgow-made work.

Elsa Stansfield (b. Glasgow, 1945, d. Amsterdam, 2004) and Madelon Hooykaas (b. Maartensdijk, 1942) worked at the genesis of time-based practice, with the pair quick to realise the potential of video as an art form and as a communication tool. Shown at Glasgow’s The Third Eye Centre for a week in 1975,

What’s It To You? was the first installation of its kind ever to be seen in Glasgow. During its original showing the work combined recorded and live film with photography and text. It was truly an interactive work, with audience engagement at its very core. The public’s changing responses to being filmed and questioned gave the work a different meaning with each viewing.

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 What’s It To You? (1975) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

Using a combination of media to offer multiple readings of the work became a staple throughout Stansfield/Hooykaas’ rich career. Keen not to have the authoritative voice within their work, rather they attempted to use new video tape technology to break down social hierarchies and democratise the act of looking at and making artworks. It was through these means that What’s It To You? put Glasgow in communication with other counterculture movements across the globe.

Similarly dynamic projects were taking place across America. In Greetings from Lanesville Videofreex brought their brand of guerrilla broadcasting to Upstate New York. Their Lanesville TV was the first localised, pirate television station in the world. It featured interviews with the rural community, audience phone-ins and dramatic news reports. Videofreex helped to create a portrait of the local community, made by the local community. This happened at a time of great social and political turmoil, when many people didn’t feel like their attitudes were being fairly represented by traditional media. Lanesville TV offered a much-needed alternative voice and paved the way for modern, user-generated broadcasting.


As Stansfield/Hooykaas and Videofreex worked with our shared public experiences, The Continuing Story of Carel and Ferd anticipated the camera’s ability to enter into the most personal parts of our lives. Between 1970 and 1972 director Arthur Ginsberg filmed the not-so-average daily lives of soon-to-be-wed Carel Rowe and Ferd Eggan. This precursor to reality television documents the couple’s changing desires and the drastic evolution of their relationship while living their lives in front of the camera. It is an early warning about the risks of living too close to an electronic medium.

Running through the exhibition is a new commission by London-based artist Heather Phillipson, bringing the issues raised by Stansfield/Hooykaas, Videofreex and Arthur Ginsberg into the contemporary. By focusing the historical elements of Please Turn Us On through her work, Phillipson suggests that despite the current ubiquitousness of personal filming equipment our understanding of its consequences hasn’t developed all that much in the last four decades.




‘Reports from the Year of the Monkey’

exhibition of work by Madelon Hooykaas, Saskia Janssen and Emily Bates at Punt WG, Amsterdam.

Opening Saturday April 30 from 5-7 pm with a performance by Madelon Hooykaas

Here is the link to my performative drawing with the video projection of Grid.


Rome Media Art festival presents a screening by EWVA European Women's Video Art in the 70s and 80s. With ‘Split Seconds by Stansfield/Hooykaas.

Media Art Festival, Roma

13-17 April 2016

MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome

EWVA will be participating at the Media Art Festival in Rome. This takes the form of a screening programme held at MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome.


The selection includes artworks by some of the most influential European women artists who were video pioneers in the 1970s and 1980s. A broad range of topics and approaches to video will be shown. These include experimentation exploring the possibilities of the medium, video installation, multi-media and performance. Featured artists: Anna Valeria Borsari, Antonie Frank Grahamsdaughter, Madelon Hooykaas, Živa Kraus, Federica Marangoni, Elaine Shemilt, Annegret Soltau, Elsa Stansfield

Curated by Laura Leuzzi  Technical support by Adam Lockhart

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Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The 1980s. Today’s Beginnings? an alternative view on the 1980s


with work by Stansfield/Hooykaas



Showing of the film ‘One of these days’(1973) by Stansfield/Hooykaas

and Q & A by Madelon Hooykaas


Iran, Isfahan, Aknoon Gallery, November 18-29 with Connecting The invisible

Kazakhstan, Almaty, Tengri Umai Art-Gallery, September 22th (FEMALE)

Argentina, Corientes - Play, Semana de Videoarte (September 16-27) (PREO)

Lithuania, "Kaunas in Art", Cinema Center Romuva and Gallery POST(September-October) (FEMALE)

Iran, Tehran - Azad Art Gallery (August 19-21) (FEMALE)

Argentina, Museo de la Mujer (10th June) (FEMALE)

Senegal, Dak'Art Biennale, (May 3-June 10) (FEMALE)

Puerto-Ricco, Area Lugar de Proyectos (March 5, 2016) (FEMALE)


EYE in Belgrad: Dutch postwar experimental avantgarde

6 December 2016


Restored Dutch experimental films from the EYE collection will receive international attention at the Belgrade Alternative Film/Video festival, running from the 7th until the 11th of December.

EYE curator Simona MonizzaI will present a program with a selection of films from the period 1966 – 1994.

Tulips  Wim van der Linden/Wim T. Schippers 1966, 3 min 16mm

Birds Frans Zwartjes 1968 5 min 35 mm

Daydreams Elsa Stansfield/Madelon Hooykaas 1972 8 min 16mm

Touring Holland by Bicycle Paul de Nooijer/Jerry Musser 1981 3 min 16mm

Case of the Spiral Staircase Karin Wiertz/Jacques Verbeek 1981 3 min 35mm

Song for Four Hands Barbara Meter 1970 4 min 16mm

Rubbish, Matthijn Seip 1972 13 min 16mm

Re-Action in A Noud Heerkens 1979 5 min 16mm

Oblique Maarten Visser 1980 3 min 35mm

Space Modulation Bart Vegter 1994 1 min 16mm

#3, Joost Rekveld 1994 4 min 16mm

Ruby is the One Earth and Fire 1970 3 min 35mm


Premiere of ‘LIGHT’, a special commissioned video installation for the Chapel next to the Museum of Religious Art in Uden on October 3,2015.

Exhibition “MEDITATION” at the Museum till February 6,2016


Artist-in residence at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice from August 27  till September 25 2015


Galleria Huuto - space Pikkujätkä, Helsinki, Finland, 15 June-5 July  (groep)

Espacio Puerta, Bilbao, Spain, with Connecting the Invisible, 10 June

Dokukino , Zagreb, Croatia, with Connecting the Invisible, 30 May

Mamia Bretesche Gallery, Paris, France, 4-11 April

Le Cube , Issy Les Moulineaux, France, with Connecting the Invisible, 2 April

Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France, with Connecting the Invisible, 14 April

Podcast van de BOSrtv in het Nederlands met Madelon Hooykaas 24 juni 2015

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‘De kunst van het opnieuw beginnen’

Madelon Hooykaas en Dorothea Franck

juni 2015

Beeldend kunstenaar Madelon Hooykaas vroeg filosoof en schrijver Dorothea Franck van gedachten te wisselen over ‘opnieuw beginnen.’ Beiden zijn op een punt aangekomen om opnieuw te beginnen, maar kan dat eigenlijk wel? De geest is geen onbeschreven blad en de tijd is een verzamelaar.

Wat doet er écht toe als je opnieuw wilt beginnen, vroegen zij zich af. Met aandacht leven, nieuwsgierig blijven, je bewust zijn van wat het leven je aanreikt en daar ‘ja’ tegen zeggen.

Hooykaas en Franck schrijven over durven veranderen, reislust, boeddhisme en reflectie, over verwondering en beeldende kunst, en over het geluk van de kijker en de rijkdom van je dagen.


‘Madelon Hooykaas heeft aan de ene kant een gevoeligheid en verfijnde waarneming en aan de

andere kant een heldere doortastende en aardse manier van werken’

Dorothea Franck


Madelon Hooykaas (1942) is een internationaal bekend beeldend kunstenaar en filmmaker, die van 1972-2004 samenwerkte Elsa Stansfield. Hun werk bevindt zich onder meer in de collecties van het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam en het MoMA in New York. Eerder verscheen over hun oeuvre ‘Revealing the Invisible – The Art of Stansfield/Hooykaas’ bij Uitgeverij de Buitenkant.


 ‘Dorothea Franck is een origineel denker met een avontuurlijke geest en zij schrijft fascinerende beschouwingen.’

Madelon Hooykaas


Dorothea Franck (1948) schrijft over filosofie, poëzie, literatuur en de beeldende kunsten. Zij doceerde algemene taalwetenschap aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam en semiotiek aan de afdeling ‘Beeld en Geluid’ van het Conservatorium in Den Haag. Zij schreef diverse diepgaande essays over beeldend kunstenaars.


Madelon Hooykaas en Dorothea Franck

‘De kunst van het opnieuw beginnen’

Uitgeverij de Buitenkant, Amsterdam

140 pagina’s met kleurenafbeeldingen, genaaid gebrocheerd

ISBN 978 94 90913  /€14,50


Filosofie, Beeldende kunst, Derde levensfase





The Forty-first Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-sixth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-sixth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, The Twenty-fifth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B),                         Phill Niblock, curator

Friday March 13 at 9 pm

at Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013

212 431 5127, 431 6430

Madelon Hooykaas (the Netherlands)

This evening will consist of live drawing in combination with video projection and sound of several new works.

The second part will be a dual screen piece of my newest project about blind female shamans in Japan.

My work deals with the relation between nature, spirituality and the invisible.

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Live drawing performance with a video projection of ‘GRID’(2015)


Meet the Maker: Madelon Hooykaas

A presentation of new work by independent media artist Madelon Hooykaas.

Thursday March 19 at 6.30 pm

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,

Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center,

Third Floor Screening Room

40 Lincoln Center Plaza (66th street)

New York, NY, 10023

Collectieopstelling hedendaagse kunst Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht. NL

30.01.2015 – 20.09.2015

In deze bijzondere verzameling met bijna veertig hedendaagse kunstwerken is een aantal nieuwe aanwinsten te zien die nog niet eerder werden getoond. Onder deze nieuwe aanwinsten schitteren topstukken als een spectaculair wandtapijt van Grayson Perry, een sculptuur van Michael Dean, een video-installatie van Stansfield/Hooykaas en een schilderij van Bob Eikelboom.


Stansfield/Hooykaas – See through lines

See through lines (1978) is een video environment van het kunstenaarsduo Stansfield/Hooykaas. Vanaf 1972 werkten de Schotse Elsa Stansfield en de Nederlandse Madelon Hooykaas samen aan projecten met een spirituele inslag waarin hedendaagse technologie zoals film, audio en video een relatie aangaat met natuurkrachten en aardse materialen zoals zand, glas en koper. Onder de naam Stansfield/Hooykaas realiseerden zij vanaf 1975 hun eerste video-installaties en verwierven grote bekendheid als Europese videopioniers. Tijdens hun 32-jarige samenwerking creëerden Stansfield/Hooykaas ruim honderdvijftig kunstwerken. Bijzonder is dat er een link is naar de Maastrichtse Van Eyck waar Elsa Stansfield in de jaren tachtig hoofd van de videoafdeling was. Dit werk werd verworven door middel van een schenking.

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Buddhist Film Festival Europe

October 4th at 15.00 at the EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam

Seeing in the Dark

In search of the last blind shamans in Japan (English version)

Part of the new series Artist in Focus: Madelon Hooykaas Revealing the Invisible

One of the meanings of the word shaman is “those who see in the dark”. In the North East of Japan they are called itako’s. Consulting an itako is a deeply rooted tradition in the Japanese culture. People use shamans to find answers to questions about life, to heal body and mind and to communicate with the deceased. Traditionally blind people followed this vocation as a life’s mission. Filmmaker Madelon Hooykaas, herself a practicing shaman travelled to Japan to visit blind female shamans. They have a space for consultation at the Buddhist temple Bodai-ji at mount Osore, literally “the Mountain of Fear”. The mountain, surrounded by boiling sulphur springs and mud is traditionally the place where the souls of the deceased would go. Unique images of sessions and conversations with the shamans are shown. Right at this spot a monument was erected for the people who lost their lives during the tsunami of 2011 and the need to consult a shaman still exists here.

Director/producer/camera: Madelon Hooykaas  – Assistant/translator: Miyuki Okuyama  – Editor: Geert Braam  – Music: Ab Baars  – Commissioning editor BOS: Laetitia Schoofs  – With: Take Nakamura, Miyou Ogasawara, Hiroko Matsuda, Narumi Shuun  – a Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation production

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Zij die zien in het donker (30 min)

Op zoek naar de laatste blinde sjamanen in Japan

Regie:Madelon Hooykaas

Zondag 28 september, 14:00 uur op NPO2

Filmmaker Madelon Hooykaas bespeurt onder westerlingen een toenemende interesse in het sjamanisme. Zelf is zij sinds enige tijd ook een praktiserende sjamaan. Ze reist af naar Japan om enkele blinde vrouwelijke sjamanen te bezoeken en krijgt uiteindelijk toestemming om een sessie met deze vrouwen te filmen.

Eén van de betekenissen van het woord sjamaan is ‘zij die zien in het donker.’ In het Noordoosten van Japan worden zij itako’s genoemd. Het raadplegen van een itako is diep geworteld in de Japanse cultuur.

Een sjamaan is er voor levensvragen, het helen van lichaam en geest en voor het communiceren met


Traditioneel waren het vooral blinde mensen die deze roeping als levensmissie oppakten.

Blindheid betekende in arme rurale gemeenschappen weinig toekomstperspectief. Sjamanisme

was voor blinde mensen een van de weinige mogelijkheden om toch een belangrijke

maatschappelijke rol te spelen. In de provincie Aomori in het Noordoosten van Japan bezoekt

Madelon de enige twee oude blinde vrouwelijke sjamanen die nog praktiseren.

De Japanners geloven dat de zielen van de overleden naar de berg Osore gaan, letterlijk ‘de

berg van de angst’. Deze gedoofde vulkaan in de noordelijkste punt van het centrale eiland

Honshu is omgeven door kokende bronnen van zwavel en modder. Van oudsher hebben de

itako’s een vaste ruimte voor consulten in de boeddhistische tempel Bodai-ji op de berg Osore.

De film toont unieke beelden van sessies en gesprekken met deze sjamanen. De interviews

geven de achtergrond weer waarom deze vrouwen sjamaan zijn geworden. De film maakt ook

duidelijk waarom juist op de berg Osore een monument is opgericht voor de overledenen van de

tsunami in 2011, en laat zien dat er nog steeds behoefte is een sjamaan te raadplegen.



Netherlands’ video pioneer from the 70's till now

Date: Sunday 1st of June 2014 at 19:00-21:00

(screening, performance and artist talk)

entrance fee:1500yen with 1 drink

Venue: Sakaiki (Yotsuya sanchome/ Tokyo)

Retrospective video art screening and artist talk by Madelon Hooykaas.

Also she will make a short live performance by using video screening and action drawing.


If you happen to be in Düsseldorf, Germany between April 5th - August 8th

for the Quadriennale Düsseldorf 2014 with the title ’BEYOND TOMORROW’

there will be several exhibitions to be seen.

One of the exhibitions is called ‘The Invisible force behind’

materiality in media art’ at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf organized by Inter

media art institute.

The title of this exhibition is inspired by the well-known video work

‘The Force behind its movement’ (1984) by Stansfield/Hooykaas, which can be

viewed there.


Center For Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia, March 4 to March 8 with ‘Wheel of Life’(groep)

Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA, USA February 12th, screening of Wheel of Life’(groep)

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Poland, February 4 met Wheel of Life’(groep)



Video viewing ‘The Museum of Memory VII’ (1987) by Stansfield/Hooykaas at museum Wolf Kahlen in Berlin on February 3, 2013

Landgoed Anningahof, Zwolle,NL

Exhibition ‘Duo Denken’

with works by Stansfield/Hooykaas and other ‘duos’

from Oktober 12 till November 16, 2013






U wordt uitgenodigd voor de opening van de tentoonstelling

Zaterdag 20 oktober 2012

17 - 19 uur

Marcel Schroeten kunstverzamelaar spreekt een woord


Pourbusstraat 14


De tentoonstelling is geopend

Vrijdag en zaterdag 14 - 18 uur

20 oktober - 17 november 2012

‘Transformation/Inspiration’ exhibition’ by Madelon Hooykaas & Keiko Sato

from September 16 till November 25, 2012

in JapanMuseum SieboldHuis in Leiden, The Netherlands


New website for the Wishing Tree

Deze heet nu voor de Nederlandse versie:

And for the English version:

The website is part of the exhibition:

'The tree. In nature, culture and religion', Museum of Religious Art, Uden, The Netherlands, June 16- November 11, 2012

The website is commissioned by the Museum of Religious Art, Uden, the Netherlands with the financial support of the Innovation Fund for Culture of the Municipality of Uden

Advice and production: Madelon Hooykaas

Technical support: Jaap van der Kreeft, Toxus

Idea and design are partly realised through an earlier initiative of the Wishing Tree website made for the Center for Art and Technology at Northwestern University. January - May, 2002

Concept: Stansfield/Hooykaas

Realisation: Rodrigo Cadiz and Brian Sarfatty in collaboration with Stansfield/Hooykaas

Special thanks to: Annette Barbier, Marlena Novak, Heiner Holtappels and Gaby Wijers


AUDIO SCULPTURE HEARING VOICES AT BIENNALE DE QUEBEC The audio sculpture "Hearing Voices II' (1994) by Stansfield/Hooykaas has been selected for the Biennale de Quebec/ MANIFESTATION INTERNATIONALE D'ART DE QUÉBEC. The exhibition will be at l'Espace 400e in Quebec City from May 3 till June 3 2012 curated by Nicole Gingras.


MARCH 25, 2012



On Sunday March 25th, the Ives Ensemble performs for the third time in De Duif, the famous church in Amsterdam. This time two Dutch premieres of the English composer Laurence Crane.

Laurence Crane (geb. 1961) - Ethiopian Distance Runners (2009) (20’)

Laurence Crane (geb. 1961) - Piano Quintet (2011) (25’)

From the NIMk collection, the fascinating work 'Video Void' by Stansfield/Hooykaas will be screened. The concert with music by Laurence Crane and the videowork by Stansfield/Hooykaas will take place on Sunday 25th of March at 16:00 hours in De Duif, Prinsengracht 754 in Amsterdam. Entrance is 5 Euro

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JUNE 12 - JULY 3, 2011








From the 12th of June until the 3rd of July 2011,

daily from 11am - 5pm,

also on Sundays and on holidays.

On Friday the 17th of June the exhibition closes at 1pm.

Admission is free.


Thursday the 16th of June at 7.30 pm.

Hadassah de Boer (TV-presenter) will interview people from

different religious traditions about their choice of a video artwork.


Exhibition Tv as…Temporary Stedelijk Museum 2 Amsterdam March 3-May 15 2011

On March 3, 2011 The Tempory Stedelijk 2 opened with among others the exhibition TV as… curated by Bart Rutten.

In this exhibition the medium television is shown on different levels. The audio-video installation 'Shadow Pictures…..from the Museum of Memory II(1986) by Stansfield/Hooykaas is also shown here.

Acquired for the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in 2011.



Review in Artforum March 2011 of the two exhibitions by Stansfield /Hooykaas in Glasgow, Scotland

Nieuwe publicatie over tentoonstelling van Stansfield/Hooykaas bij de KetelFactory,Schiedam


De nieuwe publicatie 'Revealing the Invisible' over de tentoonstelling

van Stansfield/Hooykaas is verkrijgbaar bij:


Book "Revealing the Invisible, The Art of Stansfield/Hooykaas from Different Perspectives

'The work of Stansfield/Hooykaas is a celebration of the movement or flow of life. […]

In fact it is the miracle we experience every day and that we rarely stop and think about.'

Janneke Wesseling (in 'Revealing the Invisible')

Elsa Stansfield and Madelon Hooykaas are pioneering multi¬media artists who experimented with

the very latest audio¬visual technologies and innovations. Their films, sculptures and installations

are about space and time: the cycle of the seasons, the tides, and natural elements such as radio

waves and magnetic fields. In nearly all their work they explicitly refer to the earth and nature.

The two artists believe that technology and science are not at odds with art, but are a part of it.

In 11 essays, international authors reflect on the work of Stansfield/Hooykaas. The duo's oeuvre

comprises 150 works; its many layers intrigue the viewer.

Art historians, scientists, philosophers and artists discuss Stansfield/Hooykaas' work from varying

and unexpected angles, making 'Revealing the Invisible' a unique voyage of sensory discovery.


Edited by Madelon Hooykaas and Claire van Putten

11 essays / 336 pages / incl. DVD (60 minutes)

richly illustrated / full colour / cloth binding

Design by Hansje van Halem

Published by De Buitenkant, Amsterdam, nl, 2010

ISBN 978 94 90913 03 8



Revealing the Invisible

The Art of Stansfield/Hooykaas from Different Perspectives


CCA 27th Nov 2010 - 29th Jan 2011

Tues - Sat: 11am - 6pm - Closed Sun + Mon

Admittance is free

Private view: Fri 26th November 7-9pm

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow, G2 3JD




Street Level Photoworks 27th Nov 2010 - 30th Jan 2011

Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm - Sun: 12noon - 5pm

Admittance is free

Private view: Sat 27th November 3-5pm

Exhibition tour with artist Sat 27th Nov, 2pm : Free

Street Level, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD


Lecture by Madelon Hooykaas Friday 26th Nov 11am - 12:45pm

at The Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street Glasgow, G3 6RB,

as part of Glasgow School of Art’s Friday Event Lecture Series.


Image above: Re:vision, 2005, video still.


‘Revealing the Invisible’ is a major exhibition and retrospective focusing on the art

of the seminal visual arts duo Stansfield / Hooykaas in a series of video, sculpture,

photography and sound works from the 70s to recently completed works hosted across

Street Level Photoworks and CCA. The artists are considered pioneers in the field of

video art with their work influencing many multimedia artists today.


In their installations they developed unique associative principles between images,

words and sound. Their work is about space and time: the tides, the cycle of seasons

and natural elements of physics such as radio waves and magnetic fields. In addition,

they use video and photography, combined with materials like stone, aluminium, glass,

phosphorus and water. In almost all their work, they refer explicitly to the earth and

nature, and spirituality is part of their life philosophy. Although Elsa Stansfield died

unexpectedly in 2004, Hooykaas has continued their oeuvre in new work, some of

which is included in ‘Revealing the Invisible’.


Further Information on the Artists

Elsa Stansfield (Glasgow, 1945) and Madelon Hooykaas (Maartensdijk, 1942) began their artistic collaboration in the early-seventies. The background of both artists included film and photography, subjects which eventually led them into the making of video tapes and installations. Their first video works were of a distinctly conceptual nature, whereby the investigation of characteristics of the - at that time - new artists’ medium, played a prominent role. Their work places strong emphasis on factors such as ‘time’(its passing/duration) and ‘space’. Countless journeys form the initial inspiration for new works. Recurring subjects are natural phenomena and the elements.


The year 1975 marked the beginning of their productive partnership with video in an exhibition

‘What’s It To You’, a two screen installation made for the Third Eye Centre (now CCA) in Glasgow. Their final installation as a living collaboration was at Centrespace at Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2004 where they exhibited ‘Day for Night’, the results of a residency at the Visual Research Centre.

After the death of Stansfield in 2004, Hooykaas continues to create visual work in the spirit of their collaboration.


The practice of Stansfield / Hooykaas is very well known internationally and their works have been exhibited in Sydney (Biennale),Kassel (Documenta) and London (Whitechapel Gallery), and their work is included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.


A richly illustrated book highlighting their work has been produced to coincide with the exhibition - “Revealing the Invisible - The Art of Stansfield / Hooykaas from Different Perspectives”, published by De Buitenkant, Amsterdam, and includes 11 international authors.

The book is in English and is available at Street Level and Aye Aye Books at CCA.


For details of accompanying events at both venues please visit: :



Zazen NU het boek

Het dagelijks leven in een Japans zenklooster

Madelon Hooykaas en Nico Tydeman


Na bijna veertig jaar keert beeldend kunstenaar Madelon Hooykaas terug naar een Japans zenklooster. In het traditionele Soto-Zen trainingsklooster Bukkoku-ji in Obama neemt zij deel aan het dagelijks leven en mag zij foto’s maken en filmen. Het boek geeft een beeld van haar ervaringen in het klooster, aan de hand van unieke verstilde foto’s en persoonlijke dagboekaantekeningen.

Nico Tydeman schetst in zijn essay ‘Laboratorium van de Geest’ de historische ontwikkeling van het zenklooster. Bij de transmissie van China naar Japan speelt Dogen Zenji (1200 – 1253), de grondlegger van de Soto school, een cruciale rol. Teksten van hem zijn bij de foto’s geplaatst. De monniken van Bukkoku-ji leven nog steeds volgens het monastieke model van Dogen.

Een boek dat inzicht en verdieping geeft in zen. Een uniek verslag in woord en beeld van een verblijf in een traditioneel Japans zenklooster.

Madelon Hooykaas (1942) is een internationaal bekende beeldend kunstenaar, zenboeddhist en auteur van het unieke fotoboek ZAZEN uit 1971.

Bijna veertig jaar later keert zij terug naar een Japans zenklooster en doet verslag in woord en beeld.

Nico Tydeman (1942) is zenleraar, geestelijk leider van Kanzeon Sangha met groepen in Amsterdam, Rotterdam en Utrecht en auteur van enkele boeken over zen. Hij verbleef in 1986 drie weken in Bukkoku-ji, een Soto trainings klooster in Obama, Japan.

Zazen nu

Het dagelijks leven in een Japans zenklooster

Door: Madelon Hooykaas en Nico Tydeman

ISBN: 97890 202 03813

Geïllustreerd Prijs: € 34,90

Blz.: 160


Uitgeverij Ankh Hermes, Deventer



Een vreemdeling in een Japans zenklooster

Uitzenddatum: Zondag 4-4-2010 13:30 - 14:00 ned. 2

Herhaling: Zaterdag 10-4-2010 09:50 - 10:20 ned. 2

Het tweede deel van het tweeluik over Japanse zenkloosters gemaakt door Madelon Hooykaas, beeldend kunstenaar en boeddhist.

Dit deel speelt zich af in Sogen-ji, een Rinzai trainingsklooster in Okayama, Japan. Het is een van de weinige zenkloosters

in Japan waar westerlingen worden toegelaten om een training te volgen. In dit persoonlijke verslag van haar verblijf volgen we het dagelijks

leven in het klooster. We ontmoeten Tom, een jonge Nederlander die een jaar in dit klooster traint. Harada Shodo Roshi, abt en zenmeester van Sogen-ji

licht toe waarom dit klooster er vooral ook is voor vreemdelingen.

Regie/productie/camera/geluid: Madelon Hooykaas

Met: Harada Shodo Roshi, Priscilla Daichi Storandt, Tom van Dijk, Sylvia Arkilanian

Eindredactie: Babeth M. VanLoo

Montage/mixage: Geert Braam

Met dank aan: Sister Jina, Plumvillage, France; De Nederlandse Ambassade, Tokyo

© 2010 een Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting productie



het dagelijks leven in een Japans zenklooster

Uitzenddatum: Zondag 1-11-2009 13:00 - 13:30 ned. 2

Herhaling: Zaterdag 7-11-2009 09:50 - 10:20 ned. 2

Beeldend kunstenaar, filmmaker en zenboeddhist Madelon Hooykaas verbleef in 1970 enige tijd in een Japans zenklooster. Ze was de eerste Westerse

vrouw die toegelaten werd in dat klooster en kreeg uiteindelijk ook toestemming om daar foto’s te maken. Dit resulteerde in 1971 in het fotoboek Zazen,

gepubliceerd in Nederland, Duitsland en de Verenigde Staten. Bijna veertig jaar later keert zij terug naar Japan en doet een filmisch verslag van haar

ervaringen tijdens het verblijf in Bukkoku-ji, een Soto-Zen trainingsklooster in Obama. In deze unieke film neemt de kijker deel aan het dagelijks leven in dit

traditionele klooster. Bij de verschillende onderdelen van de film zijn teksten geplaatst van Dogen Zenji (1200-1253), de grondlegger van de Soto-zenschool.

Abt en zenmeester van dit klooster Roshi Harada Tangen, die al 85 jaar is, geeft zijn visie op het leven: “You and me not seperate, everything is one, only one root.”

In Mei 2010 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Ankh-Hermes het boek Zazen Nu met foto’s en dagboekaantekeningen van Madelon Hooykaas, een essay van Nico Tydeman

en teksten van Dogen Zenji.

Regie/Productie/Camera/Geluid: Madelon Hooykaas

Met: , de monniken en nonnen van Bukkoku-ji, Obama, Japan

Eindredactie: Babeth M. VanLoo

Montage/Mixage: Geert Braam

Teksten: Dogen Zenji

Fragment: “Portret van een fotografe”(NOS) van L. Steenbergen (1972)

Kalligrafie: Roshi Harada Shodo

Met dank aan: Roshi Sama Harada Tangen, Somyo-san, de monniken en nonnen van

Bukkoku-ji, Obama, Japan, Nico Tydeman, Belenda Yamakawa, Rumiko Hagiwara

© 2009 een Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting productie




A dance performance by Leine & Roebana touring in the Netherlands from January 14 till March 27, 2009.

Premiered in Breda, The Netherlands on January14, 2009

Light object/stage set by Madelon Hooykaas

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