Selfcontrolfreak is a series of screen-based artworks that explores
choice and control in interaction. Selfcontrolfreak visitors are prompted
to act or react to situations, which may lead to an unexpected turn of
events or surprising scenarios.


Welkom Thuis, Villa Zebra, Rotterdam, December 2015 till November 2016
El Segundo. Instinctive Travels to the Hauptstadt, Berlin (DE), 2013
BYOB, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, 2013
BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), Nutrecht, Utrecht, 2012
Double Take, Blaak 10 Gallery and Store, Rotterdam, 2012
Twitter/Art+Social Media exhibition, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, 2010
Image Festival Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam, 2010
De Aanschouw, Rotterdam, 2010
Manana, in cooperation with Ivo Vrouwe, Bar P, Rotterdam, 2008
Papermind #8 - Organized Life, Fam. Ruim, Rotterdam, Barcalona, 2008
Museumnacht, NAi / Conclub, Rotterdam, 2008


CMD Nachtlab, Podium Bloos, Breda, 2013
Premiere Order, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, 2012
Graphic Design Festival Breda, 2012
Ignite #15, Mediamatic Amsterdam, 2012
PechaKucha, Roest, Amsterdam, 2011
BNO Utrecht, Tivoli, Utrecht, 2011
Linkse Hobby's Live, Studio-k, Amsterdam, 2010
Your-Space, Van Abbe museum, Eindhoven, 2009


Grant Creative Industries Fund NL for the interactive video installation - the Act of Notion, 2016
Teacher at the Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design / Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 2015 - ongoing
Jury member NFF (Netherlands Film Festival) - Digital Storytelling Competition, 2015
Teacher at the KABK: Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, 2014 - ongoing
Member of the advisory committee Grant Programme for Talent Development, Creative Industries Fund NL, 2013 - 2016
Guest lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, 2013
Workshop leader Augmented Society, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Art Festival), 2012
Grant Fonds BKVB for the interactive film Order, 2010 - 2011
Grant Fonds BKVB for the research project Selfcontrolfreak, 2009
Teacher at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2007 - ongoing


Selfcontrolfreak is a project by Olivier Otten in cooperation with Daphne Heemskerk,
founders of the Rotterdam based design studio High Rise.

technical support
Pascal de Man, Reinier Feijen, Nick Koning, Mr Sauli

Dave Vriens

thanks to
Baschz, Robert Kroos, Arjen de Jong, Mopix, Roeland Otten, Aad Hoogendoorn, Bas de Leijer, TurboTurbo,
Michel Van Dartel, Mireille de Koning, Charlie Dronkers