Hi, I call myself Beam Contrechoc….(although my name seems to be Bram van Waardenberg).
Beam is a tutor at the WdKA, and I work as an artist-designer, for instance at the Fashion Tech Farm in Eindhoven.
I started in science and have a master (a so called drs.) in Astronomy and then studied autonomous art at “the academy”, now called the WdKA. I am working in e-textile design and am teaching at the WdKA from 2008.
My latest project is Interactive Publication Textiles at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven: https://ddw.nl/en/programme/7234/interactive-publication-textiles
I have given courses on topics of design & technology: Energy for Designers, E-texiles, Energy Harvesting, Folding for Designers, Data Design, programming, electronics, knitting, Data Visualisation…
Busy during the ESA-NASA Space App hackathon 2015 with a dress changing on brain waves.
showing interactive cubes during the e-textile summercamp in France, Poncé-sur-le-Loir, 2016
jumping with kites during a project in France, 2019
starting an interactive garment shop in the Städtische Galerie in Bremen, 2022, https://www.staedtischegalerie-bremen.de/veranstaltungen/archiv-alt/news/vortrags-performance-mit-beam-contrechoc/
http://contrechoc.com/ —-the official, updated this summer…
https://www.flickr.com/photos/contrechoc/ ……the designer kitchen, where I post pictures nearly daily
https://airlaboart.wordpress.com/ …. extensive kite project in France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDw3T5K2qls …. a movie making funny kites with poems
https://livingstations.wdka.nl/energy-fieldlab-in-action-elective-kites-energy/ ….about the latest elective: Kites and Energy