Mike Rijnierse (1974) is an artist and educator based in The Hague, Netherlands. His work revolves around the interaction of light and sound within the architectural context. Rijnierse is intrigued by the ways human perception operates. Over two decades he has developed a meticulous study on the interaction of light and the human eye, giving concrete form to his discoveries in sculptures, installations and performances. These works often allude to optical instruments and devices, such as the Lanterna magica, kaleidoscopes and the zoetrope - considered to be precursors of film and animation technology and of digital media. Rijnierse is not guided by nostalgia, his interest lies in questioning the current production of image and examining visual experience, since devices and instruments of today no longer show their process and therefore work as ‘black boxes’. By showing the process of production of light, color, source and shadow, he illustrates how illusion and vision are intertwined. His work has been represented internationally through various contexts, from media art festivals, to galleries, museums, theatre and interventions in the public space.