Klasien van de Zandschulp designs story-based and participatory experiences, blending digital/physical and online/offline interactions. Her work explores sensory design, embodiment, rituals, augmented realities, human interaction and (radical) thoughts around our daily technology consumption.
Van de Zandschulp is partnering with Dr. Natalie Dixon in their joint studio affect lab – a research hub and creative studio, and fellow at the Institute of Network Cultures (NL, 2020), the Sundance New Frontier Story Lab (USA, 2019) and guest researcher at the Artez Future Makers Institute – (NL, 2018, 2019). Van de Zandschulp recently won the IDFA Doclab Immersive Non-Fiction award.
In collaboration with Emilie Baltz she created the award-winning futuristic cooking show called “EAT TECH KITCHEN” and with VR artist Ali Eslami she designed the interactive installation “Sacred Hill”. During the recent lockdown she created “DISTANCE DISCO” a virtual dancefloor for techno romances!
Van de Zandschulp is a committee member for the Creative Industries Fund ‘Upstream: music x design’ grant and a part-time teacher ‘New Perceptual Frameworks’ at the fine arts department of the Artez. University of the Arts in Arnhem. She is often invited as a public speaker at international festivals and conferences, and as guest lecturer at art academies and universities in the Netherlands, Belgium, United States, South Africa and Italy. She was a jury member of the IDFA Doclab Immersive Non-Fiction award 2017, the Netherlands Film festival Gouden Kalf Interactive award in 2018, the SpinAwards AR/VR in 2019 and is a coach member at VAF Interactive (Flemish Audiovisual Fund).