see the projects
for(;;); (2022)

Graphics for mixtape
Alternative bouquet made of broken geometry.






Bods (2022)

Sculptures
Series of renders of souvenirs
AURA (2022)

Application
Progressive Web App
Under construction
AURA is a working title
demo here
Hsarcrash (2020)

Master thesis, Piet Zwart Institute
Read Here
This text gazes at the phenomenon of crash.
Observed as a manifestation of vigorous transformation embedded in a period of time. It highlights the limitations of representing these processes with a two-dimensional timeline.
Crash (2021)

1080P 6min. (filmed in GTAV)
Filmed in a videogame, this loop is the result of a process of nested interpolation. Protagonist and surrounding are merging into one another when colliding in-game.
The Ornament (2015)

Photograph of Objet Trouvé
Phosphor (2020)

infinite resolution, 16:9, 20min, HTML5
This relatively weightless (892kB) virtual object holds a sum of meditations on the temporality and spatiality of crashing. It gazes at disruption from within a space in which protagonist(s), stage, and camera are merged. Entirely written in HTML and CSS.

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Contraband (2015)

terrace heater, paintball masks, stone, wood, cloth
Touchdown (2021)

1080P, 8min, loop
The final moment of a flight filled with the anticipation of landing is suspended for eight minutes in this videoloop. Transforming the video at moments into a still image.
Plague (2016)

PVC, Wood, Industrial Scent Diffusers
A sculpture resembling a deformed fumigation tent that infected Art Brussels with scent. Four different pre-mixed professional scents were vaporized at different intervals to provoke different sensations. The sensation of aversion through the smell of an airplane crash, an aroma used by the military for immersive training. The sensation of luring was represented by a copy of the smell used in Abercrombie stores that is used to lure people in preying on their consumerist nostalgia. The sensation of something unknown was represented through the smell of 'Space', a pre-mixed cocktail with the scents of rubbing alcohol, sweat and iron among other things. The sensation of the familiar was represented by the smell of cola candy, used worldwide as a flavouring for candy and therefore embedded as childhood memories in our brains. These smells could have easily been disregarded by the visitors, as our bodies are conditioned to absorb synthetic olfactory sensations subconsciously on a daily basis. The machines I used were able to influence the scent of large industrial halls, and for five days they vaporized almost pure (95%) aroma into Tours & Taxis, making every visitor in the end leave Art Brussels wearing my work on their clothes and skin. This work focused on the shortcomings of us humans to perceive our surroundings and the immediate treats and influences. The name of the work and the structure (a fumigation tent) focused on the idea of outbreaks among humans. Based at Art Brussels in 2016 it seemed to have become more actual than ever during the pandemic.
Object (2013)
Prop (2014)
Disappear (2017)


Prospects & Concepts (2016)
Rollers, Tunnelers, Dwellers (2013)

1080P, 2-channel, 11min
A collaborative project by Lotte Geeven & Ingmar König.
Made possible by: Corrie Osenga, Doenja Likumahua, Lisette Appeldorn, Tudor Bratu, Ioana Gheorghiu, Andreea Peterfi, Marline van der Eijk, Isis Bakker, Matea Bakula, Kim van Erven, Marijn Ferier, Agnes Voskamp, Goof Kloosterman Gerben Boersma, Karina Pálosi, Thi Higashiv, Marloes König, Eveline Agema and Hotel Mariakapel.
Contraband (2015)
Bystander (2016)

interrogation room installation
An interrogation room that could only be observed through a one-way tinted window.
Inside this interrogation room a plane surface with 16:9 dimensions floated in the air while red and green lights flashed underneath it such as the lights on the wingtips of airplanes.
A videowork loop was visible as subtitles placed on this surface.The subtitles consisted of sentences taken from interrogators in a famous US airport security reality tv program. Names, gender, geographic destinations and names of substances were taken out and what remained was a toxic abstraction of an interogator talking to a suspect or a camera crew.
Making you as visitor of the fair constantly switch position as bystander from outside that window.
Bystander (2016)

interrogation room installation
recording
An interrogation room that could only be observed through a one-way tinted window.
Inside this interrogation room a plane surface with 16:9 dimensions floated in the air while red and green lights flashed underneath it such as the lights on the wingtips of airplanes.
A videowork loop was visible as subtitles placed on this surface.The subtitles consisted of sentences taken from interrogators in a famous US airport security reality tv program. Names, gender, geographic destinations and names of substances were taken out and what remained was a toxic abstraction of an interogator talking to a suspect or a camera crew.
Making you as visitor of the fair constantly switch position as bystander from outside that window.
Crash (2019)
Detourist (2014)
Detourist 2014

recording
Rollers, Tunnelers, Dwellers (2013)

1080P, 2-channel, 11min
A collaborative project by Lotte Geeven & Ingmar König.
Made possible by: Corrie Osenga, Doenja Likumahua, Lisette Appeldorn, Tudor Bratu, Ioana Gheorghiu, Andreea Peterfi, Marline van der Eijk, Isis Bakker, Matea Bakula, Kim van Erven, Marijn Ferier, Agnes Voskamp, Goof Kloosterman Gerben Boersma, Karina Pálosi, Thi Higashiv, Marloes König, Eveline Agema and Hotel Mariakapel.
Nostalgia (2017)

Four Fitness Benches & videos behind mirrors
Smell of sweat, steel & rubbing alcohol.
A set of four weightlifting benches upholstered with pcv representing the colors of a flame perceived by the human eye.
Next to every bench a mirror, through these mirrors four different videoloops were visible with footage of the iron industry.
With strong daylight only the glowing white or red liquid steel was rendered visible through the mirror.
The apparatus made for those living somewhere released of physical work. The mirror showing the origin of that apparatus made out of steel. Showed at Nest (The Hague)
The Other Room (2019)

1080P, 7min, Medcorp production
Prospects & Concepts (2016)
Prohibited (2015)

anti-pissing triangles made of spandex
The Other Room

april 2019

Ingmar König


is an artist based in Rotterdam.

Detourism


Under the title of Interior Detourist, Ingmar König (he/him) aims to alter your way of thinking concerning the interiors that you enter. Via his works that exists through different materials and techniques he will try to bring you on a detour, showing you other perspectives at how we are perceiving (inside) the inner shells of our constructed environment. With a focus on our struggles when dealing with unknown surroundings and while interpreting the interior as an interface overlapping physical and digital realm.

Souvenirs


König is intrigued by observing souvenirs as nostalgic trophies. This idolisation of nostalgia is also apparent in reactionary projections caused by an inaccessible capability to zoom out or slow down, therefore missing out on context. While we would be able to understand our surroundings and each other better when shifting our view to the present, enabling ourselves to slow down or zoom out. Thereby expanding the resolution of context surrounding that not rendered visible yet.

Contraband


His last point of focus, which overlaps both previous mentioned subjects, is his interest in the notion of contraband. Fascinated by things we consider forbidden fruits due to their context and the bias infrastructure surrounding and facilitating this.
König graduated cum laude in Interior Architecture (MA) from the Piet Zwart Institute, before that he graduated with honours from Fine Arts (BA) at the University of the Arts Utrecht. Since 2021 he teaches at the Advertising & Beyond department of the Willem de Kooning Academy.
Contact him via Email, Phone, Linkedin, Instagram, Mastodon or Youtube.

Selection


'22 Finalist Creative Hack Award - WIRED Japan
'22 MIARD Alumni Database & Infrastructure Project
'21 Lecturer at Advertising & Beyond at WDKA, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
'20 Research Award, Piet Zwart Institute
'18-'20 Master Interior Architecture (cum laude), Piet Zwart Institute
'20 Under Matters, Cookies HQ (group)
'20 Project Management Buildup Unfair Amsterdam; with Boris de Beijer
'19 Loophole, Roodkapje (group)
'19 Reading Picture, Chunart Museum Shanghai (group)
'18 Project Management Buildup Unfair Amsterdam; with Boris de Beijer
'17 Studio visits at Bachelor Fine Arts 4th year, Utrecht School of the Arts
'16 Review Metropolis M, Nostalgie in een loop tussen he.. by George Vermeij
'16 Happy Like Yesterday, Nest (group)
'16 Lecture at School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University
'16 Art Brussels, Plague in collaboration with Nest, The Hague
'16 Stroom Ondertussen, Stroom (solo)
'16 Unfair Amsterdam
'16 Interview Metropolis M, Invest Week Interview #5,by Bob van der Sterre
'16 Art Rotterdam, Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund
'16 Studio visits at Bachelor Fine Arts 4th year, Utrecht School of theArts
'16 Christies auction with Unfair X Christies
'15 Stipend Mondriaanfonds, werkbijdrage J T + Opdrachtgever (Nest)
'15 Contraband, Galerie Gabriel Rolt (solo)
'15 lecture at School of History, Culture and Communication, Erasmus University
'15 Art Brussels, 1-hour solo, NL/BE 120 Minutes Project
'15 Stipend Stroom; PRO Invest
'15 Review Metropolis M, Misfit Love,by George Vermeij
'15 Misfit Love, Galerie Gabriel Rolt (group)
'15 Art Rotterdam, represented by Galerie Gabriel Rolt
'14 Stipend Mondriaanfonds, werkbijdrage Jong Talent
'14 Unfair Amsterdam
'14 On Observation and Construction, Chongqin Air (group)
'14 Concept Store, Nest (group)
'14 Freizeit Normal, Ampelhaus DE (residency)
'14 Review Metropolis M, Spel/Buitenspel Julia Steenhuisen
'14 Detourist, P///akt (solo)
'13 Piet Bakker Prijs (shortlist), Academie Galerie (group)
'13 Oktoberfest, Hotel Mariakapel (group)
'13 Incentive Award Cayacz
'13 Let There Be Light, Nest (group)
'13 Review Metropolis M, Interne Logica, by Tessa Verheul
'13 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Utrecht School of the Arts

Collaborated with


Ian Nolan, Jitivi Banthaisong, Yiyang Liu, Lasse Groeneveld, Lotte Geeven

Photos by


Ingmar König, Charlott Markus, Peter Tijhuis, Vesna Faasen, Myung Feyen, Jhoeko

Thanks to


Corrie Osenga, Doenja Likumahua, Lisette Appeldorn, Tudor Bratu, Ioana Gheorghiu, Andreea Peterfi, Marline van der Eijk, Isis Bakker, Matea Bakula, Kim van Erven, Marijn Ferier, Karina Pragnell, Agnes Voskamp, Goof Kloosterman, Gerben Boersma, Karina Pálosi, Thi Higashi, Eveline Agema, Hotel MariaKapel, Mondriaanfonds, Alessandro Gualtieri, Stroom Den Haag, Noor Mertens, Navid Nuur, Astrid Mingels, Milos Trakilovic, Maaike Knibbe, Susanne Koekenberg, Freerk Wilbers, Tobias Lengkeek, Janneke Hendriks, Luuk Kuipers, Lasse Groeneveld, Sandra Heemskerk, Frank Koolen, Meinke ten Have, Elise 't Hart, Kees de Klein, Zoro Feigl, Christine Bax, Jorrit Paaijmans, Jeroen van der Hulst, Dario Bongiovanni, Kim David Bots, Koen Coppens, Marcelo Rezende, Noor Sanders, Philippa Lorenzen, Olivier Otten, Daphne Heemskerk, Füsun Türetken, Lara Tolman, Selina Parr, Clément Périssé, Federico Martelli, Golnar Abassi, Natasha Marie Llorens, Ephraim Joris, Katja Dendulk