V2_Lab for the Unstable Media and In4Art invite artists based in the Netherlands and Belgium to dive into V2_’s archive and propose re-enactments of included works.
For more than 35 years, V2_ has been a leading platform for radical propositions and experiments in art and technology. Its history has been carefully preserved in an archive that is publicly accessible through its website: www.v2.nl/archive. The archive is often consulted by historians and curators studying the development of technology-based art or particular aspects of it; now we are seeking proposals for projects that will reflect artistically on its contents by re-enacting specific works.
Whether a proposal brings into focus an iconic work produced by V2_ or highlights a lesser-known achievement from the margins of one of its public programs, it should aim to offer a new perspective on the original work by means of conceptual appropriation or technical revision using the knowledge and technology available today. Two proposals will be selected, and the artists will receive support in realizing the re-enactments in collaboration with V2_ and In4Art. The works created will be presented as part of V2_’s 2019 public program, and derivative works will be taken up in In4Art’s collection.
● December 1, 2018: application deadline
● December 15, 2018: notification of selected artists
● January–June 2019: production period
V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam. It presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform where artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines can discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in socially embedding technological developments. Through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research, V2_ provides a context for exploring issues relating to technology’s social impact.
In4Art is a patron of innovative art. Since 2015, the organisation has been committed to creating space for new ideas and experiments that address the major issues of our time. It focuses on increasing art’s social and economic impact and on bringing systematic change to the domains of the circular economy, new materials and the Next Generation Internet. We collect overlooked perspectives and unexpected solutions that can change the world, act as a partner in their further development, and communicate their transformative potential.