Jeroen Vermandere graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld academy in 2016. During the academy he developed the making of audio installations. His graduation work, which is about the erasing of sound, is a piece were Jeroen Vermandere shows his awareness of the elements that he uses. And to bring a physicality to the sound.
In a previous work made in 2015, titled sculpture musicale, one can see that Jeroen started to research the relation between space, materiality, sound and the position of the spectator. A work were the spectator is able to create the composition based on one's position and movement.

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Erasing of Sound
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One recorder plays one tape loop for every single drum. And every single drum has his own drumbeat sound played by the loudspeaker which is inside.
Erasing of Sound
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So far it seems to be a very simple self contained installation. The drums seem to speak for themselves, not even been beaten by sticks.
Erasing of Sound
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If you stay more than a while in this installation, you will notice slight changes in rhythm and once you are caught by this phenomenon, you'll try to unveil these changes and suddenly you realize that you are in a constantly changing universe of beats. Small changes in a long time span.
Erasing of Sound
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If you stay long enough, or revisit the installation after a few hours, the changes are much bigger. The installation seems to erase itself. The amount of beats is getting less and less dense. As if you are able to take notice of the expansion of the universe in an instant.
Erasing of Sound
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The following motion sensor follows shortly thereafter. This motion sensor is connected to the next light bulb and speaker. The following instrument connected to the speaker is a synthesizer that is on random note function.
Erasing of Sound
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Jeroen Vermandere managed to open up a mechanism, hidden for most people, but perceptive for those who are patient enough to observe over time. The slowly steady mesmerizing movement of the tape-loops invites you into this state of slow observing and giving attention to small changes.
Erasing Sound
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By showing all the elements of the installation 'just as they are' there is no doubt in being tricked by an illusion. With all the descisions Jeroen Vermandere has made building this installation, he demonstrates to be gifted with a subtle sense for proportion and time.
Sculpture Musicale

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Name Jeroen Vermandere
Adress Schipluidenlaan 12h
Postal code and city 1062HE Amsterdam
Mobile phone 0031-630005820


Vakschool Schoonhoven: goldsmith/jewellery designer Graduated (2012)
Gerrit Rietveld academy: Fine arts Graduated (2016)

Ruudt Peters, Amsterdam
August 2010 / March 2011
Christoph Zellweger, Zurich
November 2011 / June 2012

Extra courses and residency's:
Workshop by Ruudt Peters, Move now (2010)
Residency, Salzburg. Guest teacher: Robert Kuscmirowski (2013)
Workshop, Guest teacher: Robin Koek (2014)
Residency, Gelsenkirchen. (2015)

Past & Upcoming

2016 Gogbot, Young Bloud nominee Bellevue Theater, installation Erasing of sound SSFB website launch, installation Erasing of sound 2017: Art Rotterdam, installation Erasing of sound Ongehoord Sessions
04-11-2017 Museumnacht, De Appel performance, Massive Trance

11-11 Ongehoord release date Narwal - Nirvana
11-11 Opening, De Appel, exhibition cassette archive
09-12 Finnisage De Appel, exhibition cassette archive