You can meet us from 17. July 2024 onwards at Kunstfort Vijfhuizen.

In general, Sensory Threshold LAB is open to the public right from the start!
Please feel free to visit us at the Kunstfort Vijfhuizen during the regular opening hours to find the artists and researchers working on the terrain.

Come by and discover our process, have a chat, and engage!

Kunstfort Vijfhuizen
Fortwachter 1
2141 EE Vijfhuizen

The fort is­land with out­door art­works:
daily as long as the gate is open.
• The in­door ex­hi­bi­tion spaces:
Thursday to Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00h.

meet the Participants:

Stéphane holds a B.Sc. in architecture and an M.Sc. in design for interaction, both from Delft University of Technology. As part of this, she studied urbanism in Paris at L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette, and worked as an assistant at Studio Edelkoort and gallery Eva Meyer Contemporaine. She also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam and the Universität der Künste (UdK) Berlin. Her interests circle around art education, artist and audience interaction, and professional relationship building. Since 2022 she is significantly involved in the conception of the Studium Generale at the Royal Academy of Art.

Nena Borba is a Brazilian artist who has been working in between the field of arts and literature. Researching, writing articles, editing books and teaching at universities in Brazil and Leiden were her main activities for the last 10 years. Themes around memoires, time, ecopoetry have been part of her research and passion. Now she is living in The Netherlands with her partner and their 6 years old lovely daughter for whom Nena has been creating daily illustrations.

Bruce (b. 2018 somewhere on Gran Canaria, ES) is a Spanish Dog, living in The Hague (NL) and Hamburg (DE). Nothing is known about his earlier life. His personal details were first recorded at Albergue de Bañaderos, a rescue and killing center for dogs and cats in the north of Gran Canaria, where he was imprisoned and sentenced to death by lethal injection, without a prior hearing and without a trial. He was rescued from being put to sleep by the organisation Perros Sin Fronteras in 2020 and deported to The Netherlands shortly afterwards. Here, he was imprisoned again in other dog pounds and adopted twice. 
Today, Bruce lives with his human Alexander Johannes in Hamburg and The Hague. 
Bruce collects blankets, likes to run, read tracks, sun gaze, chew on things, graze, and sleep. He loves most humans and some dogs. Cats drive him up the wall.

When you create an image of the world, something extraordinary emerges: a new world. It is an area of tension between the world and the image, and by extension the grey zone between the real world and the art world that intrigues Lieze De Middeleir.  In 2018, Lieze De Middeleir obtained her master’s degree in fine arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Shortly thereafter, she started her own studio, where she works almost everyday ever since. What started with four trestles and two wooden plates is now an expanded studio with a place to weld and melt wax. It provides a location for all plaster casts and posters of young artists.

Giuseppe Di Salvatore holds a doctorate in philosophy. He created and managed a centre for philosophical studies and its publishing house in Verona. Active since 2007 as a translator, in 2016 together with Ruth Baettig, he launched an online platform dedicated to moving images as an art form, “”, where he is active as the editor-in-chief and a film and art critic.

Alexander Johannes studied architecture at the Technical University Berlin (B.Sc.) and Art Science at the Royal Academy of Art and Conservatory in The Hague (M.Mus). His work deals with architectural and natural spaces. In his philosophy of Substanzraum, he understands architecture as the study of space as such, which expands borderless throughout the built environment into the global realm. He explores this space using field recording, photography, video, and his senses as the most direct mediators between our inner worlds and outside realities. He formulates his findings and thoughts in installations, spatial interventions, audiovisual approaches, and writing.

He is one of the organisers of the Sensory Threshold LAB.

The observation of celestial bodies has ever since served humans to orient themselves in space and time. Scientific discoveries, as well as technical and digital tools allow a deeper understanding of the universe’s properties. At the same time, it creates a dichotomy between the direct sensory perception of the individual and the observed. Katherina’s work refers to this division with the simultaneous desire to create a haptic connection between these two parts of the reality known to us. Through drawing, sculpture, and installation, she explores how cosmic phenomena and their mythological storytelling abilities influence our imagination and our understanding of our human existence in the universe. 

Katherina Heil graduated with a major in photography (BA) from the University of Applied Arts and Design in Berlin and received her degree in Fine Arts (MFA) from AKV|St.Joost in Den Bosch in The Netherlands. 

She is the co-organizer of Sensory Threshold Lab and a member of the artist initiative Billytown in The Hague (NL).

Jan Huijben (1978) received his MFA at Poststjoost, Breda in 2004, after studying sculpture and monumental design earlier. 

As a sculptor he is interested in the way we relate to the world through objects.

Drawing inspiration from his direct surroundings, he researches the way we value the things that we share our world with, often focusing on the unspectacular, overlooked or hidden.

Falk Hübner (1979) is professor of Artistic Connective Practices at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Academy of the Arts in Tilburg, The Netherlands. With a background as composer, theatre maker, researcher and educator, he is active in a diversity of collaborations within and outside of the arts. His research focuses on the social-societal potential of artistic research, research methodologies, and the relation of the arts and art education to society. In 2019-2021 Falk conducted a post doctoral research at HKU University of the Arts on artistic research methodology and ethics. He is member of the board of Forum+, journal for research and arts, based in Antwerp. Next to his professional life Falk is a (ultra-)marathon runner. He lives in Rotterdam with his partner and their 5 children. 

In Rik Möhlmann’s work he concentrates on digital painting and abstract musical composition. Computer graphics and synthetic sound are explored with a direct and spontaneous approach, much like painting, rooted in a fascination for both the aesthetics and metaphysics that surround the digital tool-sets and interfaces he uses. He aims to trace the archetypal in the artistic use of new media technologies; aligning them with the old painting tradition and its portal into metaphysics. Like this, the artistic use of new media becomes a discipline of self-inquiry in which the body, the senses, and nature are contemplated as projections of the inner technology of perception. In his work, ancient disciplines like painting and music are a form of techno-shamanism in which ever-advancing mimicry of materiality not only stretches the sensory boundaries, but also harbors antique doorways into metaphysics. He is also performing and releasing music under his moniker Piyojo.

Dylan Strikwerda has a background in Liberal Arts and Sciences and Psychology. Fascinated by the nature of reality, wellbeing, and the psyche, he contemplates existence through creative writing in the form of poetic dreamscapes. These writings venture into philosophy, psychology, the cosmos, language, humor, love and connection. Within the field of psychology his main research interests include consciousness, cognition, neuroarts, and the creative, calm, and connected bodymind. Furthermore, he composes guitar melodies, loves nature, and practices yoga and meditation.

Broken artefacts or debris are socially perceived as dirt. For her these are other – than-human beings and she works as a guide and mediator to bring them to life. The found matter and her are working insitu or they migrate to new places. Assembling together they gather an excentric presence, unwanted memory and lack of control with imaginary stories for increasing speculative visions in daily life. That co-creation uses a range of visuals media, assemblages, including performative sculpture, objects, performance, situations, walks, story telling, audio and text. To an imate and activate invisible worlds, Kamila reads urban public space as the scenography of human traces. With relational aesthetics and sicky, flexible materials, participatory experiences we create a vision of unheard voices to register the traces and compose new beings.
That co-creative process proves the power of togetherness and cooperation as a magic tool for real shifts in socio-matter relations.

I’m Vera Zonneveld, a recent sustainability graduate and a volunteer at United Rising. At United Rising we promote more inclusive models of governance that encapsulates environmental and social justice. Besides, we want to empower individuals and communities to uphold a sustainable and responsible model of living. Throughout my studies I’ve worked in interdisciplinary research projects, evoking my interest in broader interdisciplinary collaborations. Over the past months I have mainly worked as a volunteer in the climate movement, gaining a growing interest in the workings of the natural world and ecological farming.

Leveraging her legal background and sustainability studies, Yasmine founded United Rising a testament to her commitment to genuine planetary progress. Her multicultural exposure and work experience have inspired her to empower individuals to embrace their sense of belonging and responsibility to our planet. Yasmine seeks to raise awareness of our present challenges and mobilize collective action towards a more just and sustainable governance.