Dr. Adinda van ’t Klooster Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Digital Art

Dr. Adinda van ’t Klooster

Adinda van ’t Klooster is an international artist who works with digital media, drawing, animation, 3D printing, sound, light, Virtual Reality, interactive sculpture, and live (generative) audiovisual performance. She has developed a range of responsive sound and light installations for city councils across the UK, and her work has been exhibited, performed and screened in China, the USA, Australia and Europe. In 2023 she released VRoar, a voice-controlled VR improvisation interface co-created with Prof. Nick Collins. www.adindavantklooster.com

Van ’t Klooster is currently a senior lecturer in Interdisciplinary Digital Arts at MMU in Manchester where she is developing teaching units in creating XR interfaces at Masters and undergraduate level. In 2019, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the music department of Durham University where she created the AudioVirtualizer: a VR art installation that generates animations in Virtual Reality based on audio input.

Van ’t Klooster’s PhD explored the area of emotion research, and how different mapping strategies can be devised when physiological data is used as input in interactive artworks. She further explored this theme during the Affect Formations Leverhulme funded artist’s residency (2014-2015) at the music department of Durham University where she created two interactive, live audiovisual performances, ‘BioCombat’ and ‘In a State’ in collaboration with Prof. Nick Collins and other music department staff members. Adinda has presented her work at international conferences like ICMC, NIME, ISEA, IFPA Sounding Out, and many others.