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'Nowhere' is a research project that Celine Daemen developed in the context of Muzieklab of Intro in Situ and VIA ZUID and Chronosphere lab of De Effenaar Smart Vennue. Together with writer Olivier Herter, Composer Sterre Konijn and Art Director Aron Fels, she explored the physicality of virtual space and the role of music in creating immersive experiences. 

As the end result of this research, they presented a Virtual Reality opera called 'Nowhere', in which music and VR take you to a fascinating in-between space. Between being and non-being. Between people and technology. Between reality and chaos. Between hold and surrender.


"I have resigned myself

and laid off and go after me

i am a shape

and am the condition

the passing and time"


Directed by: Celine Daemen // Composition and vocals: Sterre Konijn // Libretto: Olivier Herter // Virtual production design: Aron Fels // Sets: Klaudia Schenkels // Dramaturgy (stage): Viola Karsten // Sound design: Wouter Snoei // Production: Intro in Situ // Co-production: VIA ZUID  // Thanks to: Chronosphere, 4DR studio, De Effenaar Smart vennue


To provide an insight into the work process and artistic research, director Celine was part of several talks and knowledge sharing sessions:

Effenaar Future Sessions - online stream
December 15, 2021 (to stream on youtube)

Future Stages, Felix Meritus - Amsterdam
March 23, 2022 (past)

IN-EDIT Festival, Melkweg - Amsterdam
Apr 7, 2022 (past)

There are currently no new talks planned.


Premiere, Loods 5 - Amsterdam

July 3 & 4, 2021 (last)

VR Days Europe - Amsterdam

November 17, 2021 (past)

Kaboom festival - Utrecht

March 28 & 29, 2022 (last)

There are currently no new presentations planned from Nowhere . You can stay informed about new match days by subscribing to the newsletter at the bottom of this page.


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