Boris Acket

The Meaning of Experience

Speaker of TEDxAmsterdam 2021

Boris Acket is a contemporary artist, composer & director specialized in multidisciplinary projects within music, installation-art, performance & film. Acket operates as a conductor of creative processes, residing within complex systems in which artist, space & medium connect as one. His works have been presented at NXT Museum, Lowlands, STRP, Holland Festival, Het Hem, Amsterdam Dance Event, De School, Down The Rabbit Hole, Wildeburg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Van Gogh Museum, Frame Lab & DGTL Festival and featured on Designboom, Resident Advisor, NRC, Volkskrant, Parool, Subbacultcha and 3voor12. Acket is one half of Working Titles, whose 2019 LP De Tuin is composed of improvisations that are carefully cut and reconfigured into a tapestry of meditative sonic vignettes. He is also part of Dutch artist collective De Lichting. Collaborators include Gordon Hempton, 4DSound, Colin Benders, Klangstof, Rogier van der Zwaag, Joep Beving, Salvador Breed, Oceanic, De School, Robbert van der Bildt and Maarten Vos.

About Boris Acket

Contemporary artist, composer & director
In the last couple of years Boris lived in fast paced short- and longterm project spans in different venues, festivals, and museums. These projects focused on scientific phenomena, optical illusions, complex systems, and spatial composition experiments. When the pandemic hit, this whole fast paced working method immediately collapsed, forcing him to re-invent his art practice. It provided a literal shift in perspective – a deeper search towards meaning in the works and collaborations he initiated. With this new sense of meaning and ‘consciousness’ new projects came to life with a different kind of story than before. In this talk, Boris dives deeper into the powerful messages and meaning of new media and installation art, and explores together with an audience how technology, light and sound can blend into a powerful message.

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