Shapeshifter | transformable organism

Creating robotica with soft materials inspired by nature. This project can be viewed in more depth on this special website.

In my research towards transformable matter I discovered the muscular and hydrostatic action of sea anemones. Inspired by the deformable abilities Shapeshifter has become a living sculpture that has the possibility to change its physical shape and live within its environment. The movement of the Sea anemones is a translated dimension for aesthetic development of kinetic motion.

Shapeshifter | transformable organism from montani on Vimeo.

A Video and more documentation will come soon!

Spiritual Energy

A symbol to bring individual spirits together. Individuality makes us lose our collective spirit. Humanity seems to have forgotten about our group nature. We bring you in touch with other spirits based on our basic human needs.
(Bring your own rules.)

In collaboration with:
Vera Herr
Rob van der Burg
Nathan Uphoff
Justina Laukaityte
Sascha Kleerebezem

This was a one day project exhibited during the open the of KABK.










Deflecting Particles is an interactive kinetic installation mainly made out of wood, dowels and balloons. By turning the lever of the machine you decide if the balloons turn counterclockwise or clockwise.

Autumn 2011
120 cm in diameter

320 cm high
MDF, metal, bolt, ring and nuts, bearings, 800 dowels, screws, black balloons, helium.

Wind is a flow of gases on a large scale, the natural movement of particles in the atmosphere. Caused by horizontal air pressure where the strength and direction is influenced by earths rotation in friction with the surface. The image of the rotating balloons are a visual translation for the movement of wind flows on earth.  It is prominent in the movement of clouds around low-pressure area’s. Clouds don’t move to the center of a low-pressure area, they move around it and in a form of spinning. By moving the arm of this installation you decide if the flows moves as on the southern hemisphere, clockwise, or as on the northern hemisphere, counterclockwise.


Four hundred and thirty seven

A self portrait made from four hundred and thirty seven wooden sticks. (25*1*1) held together by an iron frame.

Interactive Data visualisation Installation

Input for this installation was the movie Soy Cuba. After taking a lot of data out of the movie I pixelated it and project it with a beamer on 20 motors with mirrors. How the motors move depends on the tint of each pixel what is projected on the motors.


This kinetic installation found his origin in a drawing of negative space based on a collection of objects. My instrument make the user observe this specific shape from multiple angels. The project developed itself over a few weeks, this is what finally came out of it.

The cube & The living lightbag

This was a one hours project and made of garbage that varun vachhar and me found on the street. We where working on the two topic, outer space and switch. Used materials: Styrofoam, a milk tint non transparent bag, laptop and speakers.
Varun Vachhar :

The cube:

The living lightbag:

Manipulation Cube