Darien could be considered both an artist and a technician, distinction that more and more seems blurred in the field of digital practise. Darien is fascinated by micro-sound, immersive environments, machine learning and complexity, as in the field that studies how systems with simple rules can create over time complex behaviour. He is interested in an experiential approach to performance, meaning artistic occurrences that are less guided by concepts and based more on sensorial experiences. Darien is primarily a sonic thinker and later a visual tinkerer.
Coming from a architectue background, Tena designs intuitive spaces that play with the senses on much different levels. Her main interest is the function of sound in space and garden design. Tena thinks architecture should be reduced to the minimal impact; loose but humane. It should evolve and perform through the time, surprise and inspire.
As Studio POCA, Julie de Ruijter develops rituals and ritualistic objects, combining textile-, graphic-, and spatial design. Using analogue, traditional techniques with a contemporary and experimental approach. These Ritualistic practices and objects activate us to experience ourselves outside fixed borders and to connect to our intuition and feelings.