BYOB Austin

byob austin bring your own beamer

A new chapter in the BYOB saga:
BYOB Austin at Wurhaus, Friday January 21, 8 – 11 pm.

Wurhaus is proud to present BYOB AUSTIN, a one-night event in which several artists will bring a beamer (projector) and display video works in a gloriously cataclysmic group setting. This marks the 6th BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) event, part of a worldwide series of similar events originally initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafaël Rozendaal.

Participating artists: Amanda Joy, BLACKMAGIC ROLLERCOASTER, Chad A, Daniel Hipolito, Drew Liverman, Dylan Reece, Juan Cisneros, Kyle Dixon, Lili Navarro, Mario Zoots, Melanie Clemmons, Nora Frank, Ryan Beltrán, Ryan Lauderdale, Scott Gelber, Stephen Fishman, Tommy “Boy” Blackburn, Zak Loyd.
Curated by Ben Aqua


out of time sketch

out of time

out of time

out of time

out of time

out of time


from a forthcoming book of my domain names

domain name book


perspective sketch

perspective composition


what do you think about before you fall asleep?

sleepy computer rafael rozendaal

Claire Billingsley asks: what do you think about before you fall asleep?

Hello Claire, thank you for your question.
I usually fall asleep immediately. I lay down, close my eyes, and I’m gone.

Sometimes it takes a while. I enjoy those moments. Laying in bed with fresh sheets and a nice pillow after a hot bath… it is the most comfortable moment of the day, the most comfortable anything I can think of. I try to be aware of the comfort, to enjoy it and to take it in fully. Lately I have also been trying to be aware of the falling asleep process. This is quite difficult. I have not yet succeeded and I wonder if it’s possible. I close my eyes, and I can feel the sleep state getting close. I can feel a warm comfortable numbness, slowly moving towards my mind. But just before I fall asleep, I am no longer aware of it. I lose consciousness. How else could I fall asleep?

This question is part of “Ask Anything”, a new category on this blog.
If there is anything you’d like to ask me, please leave a question on my Facebook page.


did you fall into water or is this photoshopped?

rafael rozendaal venice photo by matthew stone

Marie-Pierre Letort asks: after the photo was shot (your CV page of your website), did you fall into water or is this a photoshoped? i like it anyways.

Hello Marie-Pierre, thank you for your question. Yes, I did jump into the water. I was in Italy, for La Biennale di Venezia, to participate in an exhibition in the Internet Pavilion. It was my 29th birthday. My father called me that day to congratulate me. He told me that many years ago, he jumped in the canal in Venice. He suggested “why don’t you start a family tradition?”. People told me not to do it because I would be eaten alive by rats but nothing bad happened of course. Matthew Stone was there and he took this beautiful photo.

This question is part of “Ask Anything”, a new project on this blog. If there is anything you’d like to ask me, please leave a question in the comments or email me.

Below is a video of the same jump:


tunnel sketch

tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch

tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch

tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch
tunnel sketch


water sketch

water sketch


new piece: burning my time .com

burning my time .com

I made a new piece: Burning My Time .com, commisioned by Kunsthalle Athena.


happy 2011

nosferatu bat

Thank you to everyone for hanging out and helping me in 2010,
family, friends, programmers, gallerists, curators, press.
Thank you everyone for visiting my websites in 2010, every 11,712,084 of you!
I wish you a very happy 2011 full of love and appreciation.


new! doublesided poster

I am happy to announce a new doublesided poster in my shop.
One side is printed in six color offset to get the best result for the gradients. The other side is printed in four colors and silver foil. You can see more detailed photos here.


unbound poster   doublesided signed poster by rafaël rozendaal
4 color offset + silver foil on glossy paper,
96 x 66 cm. (36 x 26 inches)
shipped via regular mail in a cardboard tube

Price: $58.99 / €44.99


Front side:

unbound poster 01


Back side:




Red Light Radio broadcast

rafael radio red light

Rafael Rozendaal @ Red Light Radio 12-22-2010 by Red Light Radio

Here it is… my first DJ session ever. This set is an expansion of a mix you heard on this blog before.
Big thank you to my great friend Hugo who started Red Light Radio to support strange music.


Red Light Radio

red light radio

Red Light Radio is an online radio station broadcasting from a former prostitution window in the red light district of Amsterdam. I will be DJ-ing tonight from 8 to 9 PM CET. You will be able to stream the live broadcast from If you want to check it later find the broadcast archive on soundcloud.


BYOB Portland

byob portland

Tonight!!! BYOB Portland
Curated by Brenna Murphy and Christian “Megazord” Oldham.
Sunday, December 19, 7-10 PM
New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97214

BYOB is an open exhibition format I created to enable anyone to make a huge exhibition without any budget:
It’s very simple:
– find a space
– invite many artists
– ask them to bring their projectors
Please read the BYOB FAQ if you want to organize your own BYOB.


thank you ewoudt

drawing frame ewoudt

Thank you Ewoudt Boonstra for purchasing this drawing and making a nice photo of it. Peace!


scary keyboard mix

Here is a set of songs I’ve compiled just for you.
I hope to make a movie one day, and this might be the soundtrack.

Track list:
01: Nino Rota, La Poupee Automate
02: Carpathian Forest, Through the black veil of the Burgo pass
03: Xasthur, Intro
04: Thrones, Acris Ventor
05: Angelo Badalamenti, Fats Revisited
06: Aki Tsuyuko, First Idea
07: Aphex Twin, Curtains
08: Blasphemy, Winds of the Black Godz


tied hands 2

tied hands 2

ink on paper, 41 x 31 cm.


tied hands

ink on paper, 41 x 31 cm.


four colors .gif


BYOB LA documentation

The fourth BYOB took place at the Gayle & Ed Roski MFA Gallery at USC
on November 19, 2010. It was curated by Chris Coy and Guthrie Lonergan.