Marloes van Son

Marloes van Son builds systems, installations and instruments. The electromechanical objects that she develops explore natural phenomena and everyday appliances. By repurposing ordinary objects she aims to create unusual, yet familiar experiences. Her recent work focuses on sound compositions, alternative scores and instrument building. During performances Marloes plays her self-built instruments according to precomposed scores, which result in atmospheric soundscapes with melodic elements.

Marloes has been organising workshops where participants can explore experimental sound devices by building their own versions. Dialogues with an audience engaged in experimentation are an increasingly important element in her work.

Originally from the Netherlands, she currently lives and works in Helsinki (FI). Recent events include: Solo-exhibitions at Galerie AMU (Prague, CZ) and the Tekniikan Museo (Helsinki, FI). Artist residencies at Titanik (Turku, FI) and DordtYart (Dordrecht, NL). Sound-performances at STEIM (Amsterdam, NL), SMC2017 conference (Helsinki, FI), Third Space (Helsinki, FI) and DASH festival (Helsinki, FI). She presented work at Supermarket art fair 2017 (Stockholm, SE), ITGWO festival (Vlieland, NL), and Shiny Toys festival (DE).

She graduated in 2017 from the Visual Culture and Contemporary Art programme (ViCCA MA, Aalto University, Helsinki, FI) after completing her BA at the ArtScience Interfaculty (BA, KABK, The Hague, NL).