I am from a city called Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.
At the moment I am doing my MA in (the future forms of) art funding, I recently finished my BA in Cultural Studies.
The subject of my thesis was ‘Dubstep and the network society’, and I researched the question what the influence of the world we live in today is on the development of new forms of music (and implicitly, other forms of art).
I own a label called Lomechanik, which I run together with my friend Jorg. We release a broad spectrum of forward-thinking electronic music on vinyl, CD and through (free) downloads. I do the graphic design and silk screen printing together with Jorg, for example for the last two vinyl releases - which are by Terugklap and Jorg.
For the last couple of years my focus has shifted from producing music to being a DJ (strictly vinyl). I want to start producing more some time soon though, as DJ’ing is going pretty well (even though there is absolutely enough room for improvement ;). I play somewhere at least once a month.
I organize a night too four times a year, called ‘Elektrisch Kafe’ (Electric Cafe), together with Jorg and Ferdi, who owns a kickass label called Shipwrec. Our goal is to create an exciting interdisciplinary evening, combining fresh and adventurous (mostly electronic) music with visual arts, graphic design and performances.
We recently released an LP on vinyl which I am very proud of, featuring excellent graphic design by Atelier 152 and a full size poster with glow-in-the-dark ink, which is also on the cover.
For the rest I really enjoy graphic design and photography.
I am active on Tumblr and here on Flickr, and am helping to run a group there called New Directions and which is a very dope place to find interesting visual pleasures.
Also I really love languages (I speak French, Spanish, German, some Italian, some Portugese etc.), literature (my favorite writers are Alessandro Baricco and Jose Saramago) and obviously I love searching out the best in visual arts and music (I am active on Soulseek as oXane).
I think that’s about it. BAM. Curiosity killed?
Thank you for your interest and love for my photostream!
"an image is the stop our mind makes between two uncertainties"
from Stefan Hertmans - Naar Merelbeke (free translation by me)
"artistic evolution along the one-way street to freedom embodies an element of self-limitation. the greater the freedom already attained (...) the less possible for any successor style to seem significantly different from its predecessor."
[but it never hurts to try to be different nevertheless. because it is fun.]
from Stent - The Coming of the Golden Age
"randomness (which equals maximum information) is the source of all that is new in the world."
جهان پر از گل می تواند باشد -- اما هنوز ، حتی گل می تواند بازتاب های شفاف و زیبا ترین فرد برای نگه که مشاهدات آن را در راه راست.
کوه حکمت ، عمق و امیدواریم. این سازه عظیم طبیعت را درک کنند که یکی از ما همه آنقدر کوچک و ناچیز -- و کاملا منحصر به فرد در همان زمان.
watching life go down through clouds of smoke
the haze of everyday the lack of wondering that
is in place and that radiates from the tired face
of the person that has lost its capability to dream
and realize the dream-like magic that is available
for anyone who peers with an open creative eye
"i have loved sjoerd's work for almost as long as i have had my own flickr stream.
this guy has it all. explosive use of colour, emotional depth, switchblade intelligence and recognisable heart and soul. that's one shit-hot recipe.
oXane's stream is a weapons chest bristling with incredibly diverse work, yet all of such wonderful quality.
grab that damn mouse and head on over there.
do it now."
the|G|™ bomb contacts [solo saturday] 'oXane'
"and the story is almost over
but a ray of love still leads the day
it's wisdom that lives within our schisms."
Pattie Blingh & the Akebulan 5 - Andante
Defenseless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.
by W.H Auden
a large diversity in fractures also makes for a whole i believe. dissimiltudes are the most powerful elements when put into context. all is one but at the same time everything is unique. life is so damn rich. i love it. :D
I am very proud to be an admin of this kick ass group called New Directions, and I highly suggest you check it out and become a member. It is my home here.
New Directions group
Continue to enjoy your journey, live a life you can be proud of and never forget that with each dawn comes the possibility of enlightenment. Peace,peace,peace. (by trininick.)
you have a very dynamic, constructivist frame of mind
Also check out my video's on Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/oXane84
...and the music I make on www.myspace.com/oXane
I am on Last.FM as well:
view my photos on flickriver
view my favorites by others on flickriver
keep it moving, click here!
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T.k. Harpene says:
"He is a remarkable influence towards aspiring young photographers, such as I, and a master of thought-provoking effects. His work has managed to fly across seas and timeworn dunes to connect, on a global level, to fortunate beings.
Color is his weapon. He injects it into everything, almost overriding our senses with things you'd least expect. And yet, he expands continuously."
11th December, 2009
- Sjoerd Los
- September 2007
- Nijmegen, The Netherlands
- I am:
- MA-student in art funding, label owner, DJ, party organizer, photography, graphic design.