Digital Residency: Marijn Ottenhof


Marijn Ottenhof, Particles, 2020

Digital Residency: Marijn Ottenhof

Marijn Ottenhof (alumni 2019) is our second New Contemporaries Digital Residency recipient, exploring the characteristics of soundtrack music, such as the suspenseful strings of classical horror movies or the drones and electronic synths of the sci-fi genre. Creating a soundscape to texts on sci-fi, horror and philosophy, Marijn has produced Planet X.

Planet X is an attempt to look at our own world as an alien planet - a dark and potentially dangerous place, and turn this idea into a soundtrack. Composed during the months of lockdown and social distancing, it reflects the feelings of horror and isolation of the global pandemic. At the same time, it’s a dance with the dark side.

Listen to more of Marijn's tracks here.

Past events

On Tuesday 11 August at 7pm Marijn will be hosting the live set, Planet X, performing tracks from her studio. Join us to hear the full album performed live on Facebook.


Marijn Ottenhof (NL, 1985) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2014 (BA) and from the Royal College of Art, London in 2019 (MA). She took part in several international residencies including a three month project in a mental health clinic in New York and the ceramics postgraduate EKWC (European Ceramic Work Centre) in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. Her works and performances have been presented in shows in the Netherlands including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and artfair UNFAIR. In the UK her work has been presented at Somerset House, Gossamer Fog and at South London gallery as part of the 2019 New Contemporaries. She works in a wide range of media, including performance, video installation, music and ceramics, exploring themes like trauma, memory, (science)fiction, rehearsals, the weird and the eerie.

New Contemporaries Digital Residency

We are constantly looking to find new ways to support emerging practice. As a way to develop and extend our programme of existing IRL residencies, and mindful of the current situation faced by artists as a result of COVID-19, we are piloting two new funded digital residencies, hosted between 11 May – 5 June and 15 June – 10 July 2020.

Providing space, curatorial and financial support to make work, we invite artists to explore ideas, develop their research and create new works to share with new audiences through our online platforms. Artists were invited to propose a project, highlighting how the residency would benefit their practice.

Previous Recipients

Rodrigo Red Sandoval and Clara Hastrup