Video report of the artist talk about the permanent installation work The Bubble. Curator, writer and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis talks with artist Johan Nieuwenhuize.
The talk took place on November 1st, 2018, 16:00 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
Camerawork and editing by Christitan van der Kooy.

For the full screen version click here.

Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble
Door Jelle Bouwhuis


“Technologische ontwikkelingen en de impact ervan op de samenleving worden een steeds belangrijker element in mijn werk.

Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble

By Jelle Bouwhuis

“Technological developments and their impact on society are becoming an increasingly important element of my work. How filter bubbles make our online world smaller contrasts sharply with the uninhibited positive ideas about freedom and democracy from the early days of the Internet.”

The Bubble is an algorithmic artwork with 700+ photographs I made based on conversations with students. I worked on it in collaboration with cognition- and datascientist Robin van Emden and 80 students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

A text by curator and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis is available at the location of the work

Also part of the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, works by a.o.:
Hans Aarsman, Jan Adriaans, Stephan Balkenhol , Hans van Bentem, Annemarie Bleeker,
Anton Corbijn , Stéphane Couturier , Wijnanda Deroo,Elspeth Diederix , Michel François,
Andreas Gursky , John Hilliard , Teun Hocks , Bertien van Manen , Hans van der Meer,
Liza May Post , Lon Robbé , Roland Schimmel , Beat Streuli , Henk Tas and Mette Tronvoli,
Lawrence Weiner and Maarten Wetsema.

The Bubble is on display permanently as of today, during opening times of the building
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague, The Netherlands.

Although the work has been installed now, there is still some programming and tweaking to do. Mwee Design has done a perfect job installing the work and Robin van Emden is still working on the algorithmic part of it.