.Visual artist / Scenographer
Philip Lüschen is a visual artist and scenographer. He earned a bachelor's degree in design at the Design Academy Eindhoven and completed his research master's in Scenography at the University of the Arts Utrecht (HKU).
Through exploring world-building methods and representations of (urban) landscapes using mediums such as scale models, game engines, and film sets, Lüschen reflects on his ambiguous relationship with the built environment. His scenographic strategies probe the potentiality of our urban building blocks, reclaim the malleability of homogenized urban landscapes, and investigate forms of open-ended speculation of human-constructed environments.
‘Vagueing', his own coinage, indicates a world-building strategy aiming for the destabilisation of rigid rules and fixed significations in public space.
Lüschen's work has been exhibited internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei, TW), the New Renaissance Film Festival (London, UK), Non-Syntax Experimental Image Festival (Tokyo, JP), and in various venues in the Netherlands, among them the Over het IJ Festival (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) and Museum het Vrijthof (Maastricht) as well as several public spaces such as a jail, a church and a village square.