Mathilde μP

Mathilde muPe

Short resume Mathilde μP

Mathilde μP (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) explored from a young age science and various skills. As autodidact she mastered a variety of artistic disciplines. A turning point came in 1993 when she built The Stone Age Computer for an internet camping event. This was Mathilde µP's first electronic installation. Later installations also had as key element the physical challenge with using computers. In 2004 she entered the Foto Academy in Amsterdam. The first three years she specialised in documentary, she graduated in 2007 with fine art photography. Besides humanity colour plays an important role in her photography.

A short list of expositions:

  • Silicon Graphics Almere, , the Netherlands 28/30-10 1993
  • theater 'de Balie' Amsterdam, , the Netherlands 09-04-1994
  • Economic affairs Den-Haag, the Netherlands 01-02-1995
  • Internal affairs Den-Haag, the Netherlands 30-03-1995
  • Telepolis Luxembourg, Luxembourg 4/12 11 1995
  • Telepolis on line 1996
  • Give and Take Pluschouw, Germany 1996
  • HAL2001 Twente, the Netherlands 2001
  • Waag Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2003
  • Chielerie Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2005
  • Pong Mythos Stutgart, Leipzig, Bern, Frankfurt, Germany Switzerland 2005- 2007
  • Nieuw Licht, Naarden, the Netherlands 2008
  • de Kring Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2009, solo exposition with photowork
  • Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, the Netherlands 2010, solo exposition photowork
  • Art-Inn, the Netherlands 2010, solo exposition photowork
  • 7 solo exhibitions in Amsterdam Libraries with photo work, Color Psychosis, Copy Kittens, Waterlooplein echt waar!, Schrijvers en Afscheid. 2010 -2011
  • Art Amsterdam. 2011 group exhibition, photos
  • Art-Kitchen, 2011 Amsterdam, group show. Modern Nature photowork
  • New York Photofestival 2012, group exhibition, photos
  • Gallery Fortuna Fontana, Amsterdam. 2012 group exhibition, photos
  • Sha2017 , Pinhole Blogtent, 2017
  • Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam various exhibitions
  • Kijkpunt mupe, 2022

Some works:

  • The Stone-Age Computer (1993) A keyboard of stone, soil and vegetation, which can be used as interface to the computer and Internet.
  • Stone Keyboard Time Mark (1994) A 'king-size' model keyboard in a garden, made in assignment.
  • Grunge calculator (1995) A functioning calculator built with pebbles and sand, made in assignment.
  • My first Dino (1995) Stone collage Dinosaur.
  • Multimedia Excess (1995) Voice sensitive computer interface with movement sensitive microphone pole.
  • A-Maze(1995) a real time 3D maze presented at Telepolis on-line
  • Identity Engineering (1997) A tribute to all ’about me’ web pages (link was )
  • Pen server (1998) PDA organizer for communication between diverse computer systems, in assignment.
  • Power Pong (2001). Two competing users bicycle to provide power to a rebuild Pong game. Speeding up provides brings the game in advance mode. The steers are used for bat navigation.
  • Floor Identity (2007) A serie of photo collages
  • Waterlooplein, echt waar! (2008- 2010). A photo documentary about life on the Waterlooplein market in Amsterdam
  • Chromatopsychosis (2009 - ) a photo serie with accidental colour reititian in city life as subject.
  • Copy Kittens (2009 - ongoing ) A serie of photos showing female social trends in different times and groups.
  • Schrijvers en Afscheid (2011). A series of portraits of writers expressing their version of the word farewell.
  • Pinhole Blogtent, 2017. An outdoor blog created for Sha 2017 a hackers congress at a camping site. Blog photos were taken with a a cardboard tent that quadruple functioned as chemical darkroom, night shelter and on the outside the blog were the photos made with this tent were stitched.
  • Behind the Wall, a small installation and constellation of various graphic techniques, 2019.
  • Opgehokt!, a report on the Corona pandemie in Amsterdam en around in drawings, 2020/2021. See also Virusverslagen per schets door Diana Ozon en Mathilde muPe zijn te zien op de website Corona in de stad
  • WallParty, an installation born from the lockdowns, meant for the time beyond with friends or solo. 2021
  • Seeding Economy, 2021 Or how to create money from nothing.

Timeline of Mathilde μP websites This site used to be a public account for usage with the Stone Age Computer now it is dedicated to my installations
    1994 my first webpage The arrival of World wide web in 1994 changed the internet. Before that time browsing on line was done with Gopher a text based interface. With the arrival of the web, images could be shown on-line next to the text, (instead of reading the description of an image in text and next downloading the image to view at other moment )
    1995 @ (Of-line since 2018) . With my first personal website I continued to experiment with the page 3D feel. At that time web browsers could still not show animated images on-line The web was a big advance to Gopher Space because of the direct dispay of images. Time Cafe shows drawings I made in the '80.
    1996 @ (of-line since 2018 ) The possibilities of the web expanded fast: browser plug-ins, javascript, flash and were hip and hot. In the new version of my website I delibratly kept the website accesible to all (old-tech and new laptops).
    2007 This website was styled in an epoch when white background, auto-photo-slide galleries were trending.

Websites mentioning Mathilde μP

Websites made in assignment by Mathilde μP

Soops bv (1998-2009), (1997), Binger Institue (2000), Radio Patapoe (2003)

This website is designed in 2007. If you like have a look at my very first webpage. In 1994 World Wide Web was the buzzword. It was a network breakthrough; Seeing graphics immediatly in a page with links.
Most people, like I, worked with a text based ms-dos computers at that time. The graphical WWW replaced the text based link world of Gopherspace. Drawings were made with a mouse on a monochrome screen.

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