About

DUFFHUES is a filmmaker, songwriter, musician, author, artist, creating songs, instrumental, short stories, video art and experimental cinema. He performs his songs as a solo artist and has, since 2001, released 9 albums. He shows his films and video’s at exhibitions, online, in publications and as audiovisual concert (cineconcert).

From an unconventional and existentional perspective Niels connects video, music, soundscapes and writing. In his art beauty can be found is on the gloomy side of existence, resulting in a musical, literary or cinematic experience that is tragic, dark, hypnotizing and reverberating under the skin. He lives in The Netherlands.

Photo: Nikki Nijsten

Work

Music Albums

  • Almost a dance – The Gathering (1993)
  • Tremolo – Enos (2000)
  • Piranesi’s Rome – DUFFHUES (2001)
  • Jacky the stripper – DUFFHUES (2002)
  • Harem – DUFFHUES (2005)
  • Man on fire – Duffhues (2007)
  • Songs of mystery & other tales… – DUFFHUES (2009)
  • Among the ruins – DUFFHUES (2011)
  • There’s a storm coming – Duffhues (2014)
  • The Man who came out of the storm – Fable Dust (2015)
  • The Flipside Paradox VOL. I – The Flipside Paradox (2015)
  • Deep – ZooN (2015)
  • The light-forsaken plains in the cosmos of my thoughts – Fable Dust (2016)
  • The Flipside Paradox VOL. II – The Flipside Paradox (2016)
  • The village – DUFFHUES (2018)
  • DE STRIJD en de Ander (2018)
  • ABANDON ALL HOPE (2019)
  • De val (2020)
  • DUFFHUES 2001-2018 (2021) – DUFFHUES
  • Murder Call (2021) – DUFFHUES

Films

  • Abandon All Hope – series of films (54 min, 2019)
  • De Strijd – series of short art films (40 min, 2018)
  • The light-forsaken plains in the cosmos of my thoughts (34 min, Video album/9 videos, 2017) – also as cassette with mp4 download
  • The man who came out of the storm – series of short art films (total 30 min, 2016) – music also on vinyl
  • We write But never meet – short film (34 min, 2015)
  • Oranjewijk – short film (20 min, 2014)
  • All roads lead to Nice – short road movie (12 min, 2013)
  • Braak/Belcrum Beach – 3 short films (15 min, 2012)
  • Super 8 films
  • NEW Series 2018
  • Nijmegen (20 min, 2012)
  • Vlissingen/Onderstroom (20 min, 2012)
  • CHV Veghel (20 min, 2012)
  • l’Avventuura (10 min, 2012)
  • Some short films and video’s: Niels Duffhues on Vimeo

Exhibitions

  • Incubate festival, Tilburg – group exhibition – 2013
  • Match/B-Art/TAC/Electron, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Eindhoven, Breda – group exhibition – 2014
  • AIVA/International Video Art Festival, Finspang, Sweden – group exhibition – 2015
  • Kunstencluster Willem 2, ‘s-Hertogenbosch – solo-exhibition – 2014/2015
  • Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch – group exhibition – 2015
  • Popmonument/ Synaptz, Bergen op Zoom – group exhibition – 2017
  • Private house, ‘s-Hertogenbosch – group exhibition – 2018
  • Cacaofabriek, Helmond – group exhibition – 2019
  • Grafisch Atelier, ‘s-Hertogenbosch – group exhibition – 2019
  • Expo Bart, Nijmegen – solo-exhibition – 2020
  • Nijmeegse Kunstnacht – Video installation – 2021

Experimental Theater

  • Arcadia: mensen deugen niet (2006)
  • Hades: schoonheid deugt niet (2007)
  • Metaformoses (2007)
  • Opium thee (2008)
  • Kalii Gula (2009)
  • De meester van Mondo Manga (2011)

Present bands

None

Former bands

  • The Gathering
  • Enos
  • Blimey
  • Chacda
  • Fire Shrine
  • Bitches of the south
  • ZooN
  • The Flipside Paradox

Info

Contact

Mail: info@duffhues.com