Lux Nautilus

I graduated as a graphic designer from HKU under my alter ego Lux Nautilus in 2021. I make digital work, mostly moving image; in the form of spatial installations, but also visuals and interaction for performance. Visuals are usually live-rendered and ever-changing. I have a love for generative design; an intuitive way of creating in which chance and repetition are important factors. It is a process of making that is closely related to the themes that always recur in my work; consciousness, evolution, complex systems. My work is often speculative in nature and never puts humans at the centre of attention. I draw inspiration from natural mechanisms and strives for work that puts the viewer in a state where the sense of time and space is lost.

I am always contemplating, asking why.
Why - as in how come.
Why - as in with what purpose.
Imagining a future or a different past, zooming in and out.

Graphic Design, BA
University of the Arts Utrecht
Graduated 2021

    AdobeCS,Touchdesigner, Houdini, Blender. Photography, Animation, Drawing, Screenprinting. 
    Set & Light design, performance technology, soundscaping.
    Woodwork, needlework, electronics.
    Writing,Creative coding.

    RUIS, Sexyland, Amsterdam 2019. 
    ARCHIVE LIVE, Academie Galerie, Utrecht 2019.
    DE-CENTER RE-CENTER, Filmcafé, Utrecht 2020.
    HKU Exposure 2021, Kapitaal Utrecht.
    Springplank Festival, Utrecht, 2021.
    ‘It’s in our Nature’ exhibition as part of Dutch Design Week 2021, Eindhoven.
    DEMO festival, throughout the netherlands, 2022

Cross Disciplinairy
    Development, Visuals and performance 'CyborgDNA' with Robin Nimanong. ('22/'23)
    Visuals and interactivity for the performance ‘Bodyscan223’ (Robin Nimanong, 2021)
    Interaction & Performance ‘Tactology Lab’ (2022)at Rewire Festival, the Grey Space in the Middle, Den Haag and Barbarella@deHelling, Utrecht.

Lux Nautilus is an Alter Ego of Saskia de Vries.
I am based in Amsterdam, Netherlands