Matthias Oostrik (NL) is an artist and software developer. He studied Interactive Media at the Nederlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam, where he was trained to be a bridge between video-art and technology. After finishing his studies in 2004 he continued exploring the realm of Interactive Installations, with a strong focus on human presence. Oostrik creates audiovisual installation works that question technological developments and their impact on our lives. His work combines elements of digital art, installation art and film and makes use of experimental manmachine interaction.
In collaboration with researcher Suzanne Dikker, Oostrik created Mutual Wave Machine, an interactive neurofeedback installation that embodies the elusive notion of ‘being on the same wavelength.’ Enclosed by an intimate capsule and immersed in an audiovisual environment that responds and reflects their shared brain activity, two visitors can directly experience and manipulate their internal efforts to approach each other, or distance themselves from each other.
In recent years his work was shown at Benaki Museum (GR), EYE (NL), Lexus Hybrid Art Fair (RU), Silicon Valley Contemporary (US), Soft Control (SI), Mapping Festival (CH) and TodaysArt (NL). Oostrik collaborated with artists and scientists, including Marina Abramovic and Suzanne Dikker (MMMG, Mutual Wave MAchine), Raphael Diluzio (Voices of Design) and Antoine Jully (Hidden Features).