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Madelon Hooykaas, Blind Female Shamans

Recorded during an evening of several new works incorporating live drawing in combination with video projection and sound. The second part was accompanied by a dual screen piece about blind female shamans in Japan. Madelon Hooykaas' work addresses the relation between nature, spirituality, and the invisible. She is a Dutch video artist, photographer and film maker who makes sculptures, audio-video installations, and has published several books.

Recorded March 2015 during the 41st season series of new music concerts at Experimental Intermedia Foundation.

Born in 1942, in Maartensdijk in the Netherlands, she grew up in Rotterdam. Madelon Hooykaas studied under various Dutch photographers until 1964 when she left for Paris. She was awarded the Europhot Prize for young photographers in 1966 and travelled to Great Britain where she was a student at the Ealing School of Art & Design in London. She is a longtime follower of Zen Buddhism. Her later video installations and audio works first appeared under the name Stansfield/Hooykaas.


Experimental Intermedia Concerts


A radio series of programs recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation (EI), the legendary, influential downtown New York loft venue, incubator, showcase, and community center for composers and experimenters in the arts, known for being first and best at presenting (and recording!) new music and new media since the 70s. The concert series is programmed and produced by composer Phill Niblock who has been directing presentations at Experimental Intermedia since 1973 (well over 1,000 performances) and he is the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993, he opened a satellite space with window gallery in Ghent, Belgium. For more on the concert series, recordings, archives, and other intermedia adventures of Phill Niblock around the globe visit the Experimental Intermedia Foundation site. This radio project is a partnership between Experimental Intermedia Foundation and The Clocktower Gallery and its radio station at The series is produced and managed with the generous efforts of Byron Westbrook.