Mark IJzerman (1988) is a Dutch media artist, designer, researcher and lecturer. His works explore human perception and the interconnectedness of the senses, often starting from sound.
In his practice he often works with sound, creative coding and electronics. For a lot of his works he studies human behaviour, form, movement, sound and complex systems, and links these domains together. He often collaborates across many disciplines such as installations, performances, objects, video, light, software, sound and dance. He draws inspiration from different fields, spanning psychology, ecology, astrophysics, biology and neuroscience.
IJzerman is a lecturer and researcher at the Music & Technology faculty of the University of the Arts Utrecht where he teaches courses on creative coding, media art, installations, and perception.
He is also a part of new media collective Zesbaans and sound art collective Soundlings and writes and runs sound art blog Everyday Listening.
I make installations, perform and make sound works. While my work is not solely sound-based, I often use this as a starting point for my work because of my background in sound.
As a result, my work deals with the intricacies of the emphemeral in the context of perception.
Technologies are not used for the sake of that technology, but to create a perceptive effect.
In my recent audiovisual performances and installations I explore the interaction between sound, light and physiological effect on the body. To explore crossmodal sensory correspondences, I've paired sounds with with the sense of touch, taste and smell.