About

FRONT404 is a Dutch duo of artists consisting of Thomas voor ‘t Hekke and Bas van Oerle. We mostly make interactive installations, using easily accessible and direct interaction as a means to reach people in innovative, meaningful and playful ways. We try to reach people in unexpected and unusual ways, in the conviction that memorable and fun experiences are the best way to get them to look at the world in a new light. Much of FRONT404’s work is dedicated to our quest to make the world a more playful place. Our work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Brussels, New York, Austin, Stockholm, Montreal, Kuwait City and Beijing, among others.

The first time we worked together on an interactive installation was in the third year of art school in Utrecht. This project, called the Chemistree, and our collaboration on it went very well, so we decided to also work together for our final project in the fourth year. This final project became panoptICONS, and we were again very happy with how we worked together and how the project turned out, so we decided to form FRONT404 after our graduation in 2010, and continue to work together. Bas focuses on software, sensors and electronics, while Thomas does design and construction.

While we mostly work on our own projects, we are available for commissioned projects, and for technical work for other artists and creatives.

Some of our installations can be hired. At the moment, only the following projects are available:
Sensorgan
Eyestalkers
Citytrip
panoptICONS

You can contact us at info@front404.com or give us a call at +316 1482 3336 for more information or to discuss commissions/technical work/renting an installation.