"Stored Potential & Laser Beam Escalator," 2017
Six channel sound installation, video projection and glass melting performance.
These three works meet at the crossing of ASMR, Prince Rupert's Drops and
motivational/self-help rhetoric.  
W Y, sound art space, Łódź, Poland.










"Gabo Scream Queen," 2016  Four channel performance/sound installation, 30min
Audio artwork inspired by and composed for Untitled Constructivist Sculpture by Naum Gabo, 1957 which now stands by the entrance to a major department store on Coolsingel in Rotterdam, NL.

Listen to Gabo Scream Queen



"Night Knights," 2016, video/audio installation, 10min 25sec loop
Shown in context of Freierfest, First Annual Festival of Contemporary Art in Odessa, Ukraine
Volume is prepared for deep listening.  Please use headphones or earbuds.
Watch "Night Knights"








RAAR (Rotterdam Art And Radio)

RAAR (Rotterdam Art And Radio) is a streaming platform for Audio Arts, Sound Art, Debate, Discussion, Music, Performance and more related to the audible broadcast medium.   Produced and performed by Joshua Thies in context of Charlois Speciaal Festival 2016.

RAAR is on Mixlr

Listen to RAAR: http://mixlr.com/raar/showreel/

RAAR PROGRAM (subject to change)
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Every Day, 10-15 June, 15:00-18:00 also tune in to our extremely local FM frequency thanks to Dennis de Bel.  92.4 FM

Friday 10
15:00 Intro to RAAR by Joshua Thies
15:30 Ambient Interiors Field Recordings
16:00 Rampazzo
16:30 Past Events - Aymeric de Tapol (Pre-recorded live WOLFART Projectspace)

Saturday 11
15:00 Sebastien Seynaeve - une autre vision -
16:00 Yann Leguay & Vincent Mallasis (Pre-recorded live WOLFART Projectspace)
17:00 Terre T

Sunday 12
15:00 Lukas Simonis - Trash Mix
16:00 Patricia Pluijmers & Donald Schenkel
17:00 Natasha Taylor's Objects

Monday 13
15:00 Oana Clițan introduces Conversas
16:00 Jozeth van der Snepscheut
17:00 thorN (Thorsten Nass)

Tuesday 14
15:00 Anna Mikhailova Quartet
16:00 Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt)
17:00 NIKA

Wednesday 15
15:00 Kathrin Wolkowicz
16:00 Pia Louwerens
17:00 FGA (Fucking Good Art)
18:00 Simon Kentgens

Advisors: Thanks to Natasha Taylor, Dennis de Bel, Beorn, Merijn, Tor Jonsson, Radboud Mens and Toek at http://dfm.nu/

RAAR is an initial trial program which we intend to expand to a daily broadcast in the future.
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HELLEBOU VOL. 4 - HERE AND THERE
2014 publication with works by artists from Hellebou residency
Link to Hellebou






"these fields," 2014, video on tablet with headphones 
Shown in context of 'november second' art event 
Location: 51°56'28" N 4°27'15" E 
More information about the event: http://novembersecond.hotglue.me/  
Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/111004533

 






"Mastering Gaze or Untitled Photo Series," 2014 







"In Free Fall," 2014, Video loop, 18'  
A specific reaction to Steyerl's essay, this work makes use of media that attempt to synthesize the grounded human experience represented in Google Earth.  Locations were chosen based on recent events concerning pirating off the coast of Somalia and container shipping through the Gulf of Aden and the Suez canal.  Some of the narrative text comes directly from Steyerl's essay plus original anecdotal material by the artist.  Special thanks to SND, Laurie Spiegel, Alva Noto, Avus and Veronica Olivotto for sound, music and field recording contributions.  
Link to the video: https://vimeo.com/103744166
Please contact the artist for video passwords








Circuits Collection - White Wall Project
Each artist is free to use the theme he or she sees fit, freedom is absolute in this sense, the artist is free to intervene in the space in any way he or she believes is suitable. Visitors can observe how diverse forms of expression can coexist within the same space and become a message. The first edition takes place at Café LaBru, Rotterdam (NL). Artists include: Hanneke van der Werf (NL), Peter Hoijmakers(NL), Yoshiyuki Koinuma (JP), Joshua Thies (US), Isabel Marcos (SP), Alejandra Huerta (CHI/NL), Ivo van den Baar (NL), Inge Aanstoot (NL) and Piet Rogie (NL).  More info here. 






'Non-action at a distance' 

Patterns we can see from such a distance as that of orbiting satellites and gazing at our planet promote a sense of possession over these territories. The images in this video work were captured via Google Earth in the outback of Australia and the text comes from various sources about the history of photography and flight, self-help/motivational books and finally a fictional element written by myself. The drawings capture various ways of seeing surfaces at both micro and macroscopic distances. The images refer to places on Earth's surface that can be viewed via satellite or high altitude flight photography as well as microscopic imagery based on forms created by nano technology. Each image is a mixture of human intervention in the landscape and human intervention in artificial production of microscopic surfaces.  Field recordings of the 'booming desert' phenomenon compose the soundtrack.  See stills below.  

Link to the video:  https://vimeo.com/103737449
Contact the artist for video password to view.









Sonic Postcard from Rotterdam

Radio Program hosted by Audio Foundation:  
Sound artist, Joshua Thies and Urban Researcher Veronica Olivotto set out to discover white noise and pollution in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 
Hailing from The United States and Italy respectively, the two have called Rotterdam their home for the past 5 years.  


 "As the largest port city in Europe, Rotterdam is resonating with the sound of industry from container yards, major shipping lanes on the river Maas, freeways across the lowlands, public transit and a small airport on the outskirts of the city.  Noise pollution, from those and other sources, is perceived as a problem in the city, causing sleep disorders, increasingly forcing families to move to quieter locations out of the city.
One of the deterrents of noise pollution, ironically, can be ‘white noise’, a competing constant or recurrent sound, dissolving into the local environment. In this postcard we aim to search for samples of noise pollution and white noise in the city, find the meaning of these notions as well as possible points of overlap or ambiguity.”  

Listen to:  Sonic Postcards Episode III











Re:Rotterdam 2013

Solo Exhibition: Joshua Thies
Art Fair from 6-10 February. 'Non-action at a distance' is a title that attempts to describe the fundamentals of this work. Both the drawings and the video work were inspired by many hours floating around our virtual Earthscape otherwise known as Google Earth. It is not only about the patterns we can see from such a distance as that of orbiting satellites but also what gazing at our planet can mean for our sense of ownership or possession of territory. The images in the video work were captured via Google Earth in the outback of Australia and the text comes from various sources about the history of photography and flight, self-help/motivational books and finally a fictional element written by myself. In the drawing I wanted to capture various ways of seeing surfaces at both micro and macro distances. Therefore the images you see refer to places on Earth's surface that can be viewed via satellite or high altitude flight photography as well as microscopic imagery based on forms created by nano technology. Each image is a mixture of human intervention in the landscape and human intervention in artificial production of microscopic surfaces.






Creative Culture Exhibition and Conference: Padova, Italy 2012

Duo Exhibition: Joshua Thies & Maziar Afrassiabi
Photo Series Installation: "Walls Ooze Ghosts"
Sound Installation: "Your Exceptional Future"
Development of new voice works with conference attendees









Hellebou Vol.4 Expo at Het Wilde Weten

with works by Marijke Appelman, Joshua Thies, Dico Kruijsse, Inge Anstoot, Jahanne Birkeland, Ellen Henriette Surhke
Field recordings made in and around the cabin Hellebou in Helleberg, Norway were composed and performed live at Het Wilde Weten.
Photographic documentation of site-specific sculpture made on the cabin grounds.
Hellebou Vol.4 Publication Launch










Re:Rotterdam 2012  

Duo exhibition with Ties ten Bosch and Joshua Thies.  
Sound installation "Your Exceptional Future" 
and drawing series "Mohammed - Otis Bridge" 
were on exhibit in context of Re:Rotterdam Art Fair