Ancient Flux: Sjoerd Martens & upsammy



Following a plethora of international audiovisual shows in recent years, Sjoerd Martens and upsammy have joined forces once more to co-curate Metroscope's first audiovisual installation: Ancient Flux, inviting visitors to step into their dystopian, semi-surreal microcosmic realm within an alternative club experience.

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Meandering through digital and analogue worlds, Sjoerd Martens and Upsammy's work forms an introspective on expansive territories, with a shared fondness for the subtle beauty of the seemingly trivial. Each moment in the Metroscope series brings together fleeting moments in picturesque yet photorealistic compositions that question the setting and mediums of infinite landscapes.

Each landscape in this series is characterised by past human presence, present desolation, and future uncertainty. Inspired by the inexhaustible possibilities of dissecting and recomposing our environment through a myriad of senses, the works explore how patterns in light, shapes, textures and movements around us form a background for our experiences as a person.

Creating kaleidoscopic landscapes built from micro textures and audio field recordings, the series fluidly blends indoor and outdoor environments, presenting a transcendental collaboration that is equally deeply rooted in the earth.

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Sjoerd Martens

Sjoerd Martens is a multidisciplinary artist living and working lives and works in Amsterdam. His work immortalises the shadows of human existence so that they can be experienced differently and infinitely. His multidisciplinary approach to still life compositions collides with post-apocalyptic, semi-surreal rooms or landscapes, creating spaces characterized by past human presence, current abandon and future uncertainty.


upsammy is a multi-disciplinary artist creating interpretative spaces, cleverly paradoxical in their comfort and desolation. With a keen ear for crystalline melody and intricate rhythm, her music sculpts a certain perpetuity and spatiality, sliding across tempo scales, while retaining an organic touch as a gentle hum of nature digitized.

As a DJ, she's consolidated her position in the contemporary left-field music world with residencies at NTS Radio and Garage Noord, with invitations to festivals such as Unsound and Rewire. As a multidisciplinary artist, she explores sound, photography and video, which simultaneously influences her music production process. Often working together with visual artist Sjoerd Martens during their live show, the two create kaleidoscopic terrains built from micro textures and field recordings, fluidly mixing between inner and outer environments.
Informatie document metroscope 18 nov Page 8