Philip Vermeulen


Philip Vermeulen is a young upcoming artist from The Hague. He studied at the ArtScience Interfaculty (at the Royal Conservatory & The Royal Academy of the Arts, The Netherlands). Vermeulen discovers primary phenomena in all kinds of different media, sound, light, physics, and nature. He starts to fight and play with these. Like wave patterns and interference. Then, he can isolate these phenomena which he is attracted to and find the right parameters to control and compose with these characteristics. He builds setups and immersive installations of provoking experiences, which questions the senses of the viewer by transporting them in another world.


For TEC ART he will show us his Physical Rhythm Machine / Boem BOem in V2_:

Wed (opening) 7-02 2x

18:00 / 22:30


Thu 8-02 6x

14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 /17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00


Fri 9-02 8x

14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 /17:00 / 18:00 / 19:30 / 20:30 / 21:30 / 22:30


Sat 10-02 6x

14:00 / 15:00 / 16:00 /17:00 / 18:00 / 19:00


Sun 11-02 4x
12:30 / 14 :00 / 16:00 / 17:00



The installation is an immersive visceral acoustic instrument. Two heavy duty shooters are shooting balls up to 150 km/h. 14 meters through the air. Smashing on 2 soundboxes. The ball hits back 14 meters through the air inside the resonating catchers back in the system.

The Physical Rhythm Machine or PRM shoots different compositions. Funky rhythm compositions by Vermeulen and algorithmic non metric ‘rhythms’ by the machine itself. PRM shoots the compositions in bitter violence which are made visible while resonating the space and the bodies of the audience.


Physical Rhythm Machine / Boem BOem was @  CTM Berghain Berlijn, Ars Electronica Linz, TodaysArt Den Haag and Into the Great Wide Open Vlieland


This project is made possible inter alia as part of the Summer Sessions network with V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media, with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.