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Lonneke Gordijn, photography by J.W. Kaldenbach; Lee Ranaldo, photography by Cara Stricker © Lee Ranaldo



Lonneke Gordijn in Conversation with Lee Ranaldo

Thursday, Apr 23
Instagram Live

The next installment of our online conversation series will bring together Lonneke Gordijn, co-founder of DRIFT, and Lee Ranaldo, American musician, visual artist, and co-founder of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, for a conversation on visual art, music making, and creative collaboration in light of the contemporary moment, creative reflection, and unclear futures.

Lonneke Gordijn

Lonneke Gordijn, along with Ralph Nauta, who attended the Design Academy Eindhoven together, established DRIFT in 2006.

Their work explores the relationship between nature, technology and mankind through a process involving collaborations with scientists, university departments, research facilities, programmers and engineers. Studio Drift draws their inspiration from nature as a starting point, both in a formal and a philosophical way, while the creative process is fuelled by innovative techniques.

Their work has been exhibited at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Their work is also included in the permanent collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Lee Ranaldo

Lee Ranaldo co-founded Sonic Youth in 1981 and has been active in the New York and international music and art scenes for the past thirty-five years as a composer, performer, and producer. He is also a visual artist and has published several books of journals, poetry, and writings on music. His newest LP, Names of North End Women, was released in February 2020 by Mute Records and his collaborative quartet album with Jim Jarmusch was released by Trost Records in May 2019. Recent live performances with partner Leah Singer have been large-scale, multi-projection sound and light events with suspended electric guitar phenomena, challenging the traditional performer/audience relationship. Ranaldo’s artwork has been exhibited internationally, with a survey show of selected works entitled Lost Ideas presented at Stadsmuseum ‘t Schippershof in Menen, Belgium in October 2017. He lives and works in New York City.

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