Celine Daemen (born 1995, The Netherlands) is a director of transdisciplinary art. Her work can be situated at the intersection between theatre, music, film and technology. After graduating the Academy of Performative Arts Maastricht, she made several productions in which immersion in both music and a virtual environment form the common thread. In 2023 her VR opera Songs for a Passerby was awarded the Grand Prize at Venice International Filmfestival.Thematically, questions on “being” are central to her work. Celine wants to create sensory experiences that invite the audience to gaze inwards. This journey inwards takes them to a place where personal associations arise in response to universal philosophical questions.