2017- 2019 Master Artscience, KABK The Hague
2010-2014 Bachelor Fine Arts, AKV st Joost Den Bosch
2008-2010 Conservatoire, classical piano (prof. Martyn van den Hoek), HKU Utrecht
Lives and works in Rotterdam
Zoë d’Hont (1990) has a background in music, visual arts and art science. Composition, the placing of visual or sonic material, is her starting point. In her work she investigates how people experience space and place, how they move through it and how they relate to it. Her site specific installations and performances are a counterreaction to the current trend of disconnection and extreme fluidity in the experience of time and space. By collaborating with the architecture of a place and introducing ritual and delay, the perception is shifted to here and now, providing room for silence and contemplation. In her work she aims to create a moment in which time, place and the mind synchronize.
Due to her background in classical music, and with that reading sheet music, Zoë has become interested in the concept of “notation”: interpreting and performing a specific language or system. Since then she has been investigating the possibility of including notations as a methodology in her art practice. Studying, interpreting and performing compositions, language systems and instructions require a certain concentration and respect for the things that are there. Autonomous eloquence and authorship do not necessarily arise from originality and renewal, re-situating and reenacting the existing can evoke this as well.
Cloud Danslab, Den Haag
Grenswerk, Tripkau, Germany
P-af Performance Art Centre, St. Erme, France
Royal Department Master Award 2019 (nominee)
Royal Academy Master Award 2019 (nominee)
Royal Conservatoire Award 2019 (nominee)