BAD award winner Xandra van der Eijk in Life Time expo at MU art space

Alumna Xandra van der Eijk (Master ArtScience 2011) was among the winners of the Bio Art & Design Award 2017 (BAD Award 2017). With her winning project Seasynthesis she participates in the Life Time exhibition currently on show at MU Art space in Eindhoven. This exhibition explores different dimensions and scales of time, from the universal to the personal and from the cellular to the geological, even the astronomical.

Seasynthesis, Xandra van der Eijk

Sound recordings play a central role in Seasynthesis by Xandra van der Eijk who realised her BAD Award-winning project with Han Lindeboom at the Marine Research institute at Wageningen University. She registered the erratic rhythms of ship propellers and underwater activities in the North Sea where the construction of offshore wind farms causes a constant industrious clamour. It will come as no surprise that all this noise is a serious disturbance of marine life—which inevitably brings us to the topic of human influence on the environment.

Life Time

Life Time, Biological Clocks of the Universe presents the winning projects of the Bio Art and Design Award 2017, developed in collaboration with leading Dutch researchers in the life sciences, alongside several recent works that share a focus on the theme of time. The works reflect on, demonstrate, or even contest advances in life sciences research. They also probe time and life in the realms of the oceans, under the earth, in our minds, and in our cells.

Curator: Angelique Spaninks
On show: 1 December 2017 – 18 February 2018



Fri 1 December 2017 09.00 - Mon 18 December 2017 17.00


MU, Torenallee 40-06, Strijp-S, Eindhoven

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Special weekend:
17 & 18 February 2018
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