Below street level on a quiet street in Amsterdam-Oost, you can find the studio of artist Mark Bischof, who makes kinetic installations. This place makes you wonder what else lies hidden in the basements of Amsterdam houses.
Bischof is a musician and an artist who works with wood and metals to make kinetic installations. Visit his studio, and you’ll discover marbles rolling through yards and yards of metal and carefully crafted wood, as well as watch what may be the world’s most complicated way to pour a cup of tea.
This place is full of machines moving themselves, with curves and marbles everywhere, making your imagination bend and curve as well. The works of art all look like intricate contraptions, yet their various pieces move with ease, as if by magic.
Photos don’t really do justice to these installations, so if you want to get wooed by kinetic art, go and make an appointment to have a look.
Know Before You Go
Studio tours can be booked only by appointment. Check out the artist's website well in advance.