Frederik De Wilde is a transdisciplinary artist, researcher and interfacer operating on the border area between science, technology and art. The conceptual crux of his artistic praxis are the notions of the intangible, inaudible and invisible.
Data and processes derived from quantum physics, complex systems, psychophysics, nanotechnological and biological systems provide base materials for the works and allow De Wilde to ask how we connect the blind spots between art and science. Moreover, the indistinct, diffuse, ‘fuzzy’ arena where the biological and the technological overlap and commingle is a productive and favored ground for his projects. Eschewing the purely aesthetic, Frederik’s works raise questions regarding the dissemination of art works in the scientific continuum, they explore the artistic and scientific contract and its related social and political implications.
‘Lead Angels 1.0’ is De Wilde’s latest work, a kinetic sound and light installation exploring the concepts of radiation, nuclear energy, randomness and quantum mechanics.
De Wilde studied fine arts, new media art and philosophy. His work ‘Nano Painting – Hostage’, the blackest black art developed with NASA and Rice University, became most widely known. To realize his works he has also collaborated with new media engineers at the University of Leuven, the robotics department of the University of Brussels, the Physics department of the University of Hasselt, Karlsruhe University (KIT), National University of Australia and Melotte. He won various prizes including the Ars Electronica [Next Idea] Award 2010 and the Best European Collaboration Award 2011 and was a Finalist of The World Wide TED Talent Search 2012.
Frederik de Wilde’s work will be on display as part of the exhibition ‘the fluidity aspect’, which runs from the 25th of September until the 5th of October. Find more information about the exhibition here.