Institute for the Unstable Media

V2_ is an interdisciplinary center for art and technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_'s activities include organizing presentationsexhibitions and workshops; research and development of artworks in its own lab; and publishing in the field of art and media technology.

Giving and Taking, Antidotes to a Culture of Greed

Giving and Taking, Antidotes to a Culture of Greed

'Giving and Taking, Antidotes to a Culture of Greed' is a collected effort to establish the significance of the so-called non-pecuniary value of art and society. In the broadest sense of these terms: what is art about and after?

Blowup: New Materials, New Methods, Day II

Blowup: New Materials, New Methods, Day II
7
Nov 2014

A massive ship made of ice was the dream of the 1940s, what is the impossible dream for new materials today? An interview, a lecture, and a re-enactment touch on the subject of innovation and creativity in a multiplicity of ways.

Blowup: Non-Expert Experts

Blowup: Non-Expert Experts
27
Nov 2014

The same small circle of experts circulate on the world's conference stages... but what of all the specialist knowledge under our noses? Who are the unacknowledged experts in our midst?

Blowup: New Materials, New Methods, Day I

Blowup: New Materials, New Methods, Day I
6
Nov 2014

An evening combining a workshop with talks on new materials and new methods. A massive ship made of ice was the dream of the 1940s, what is the impossible dream for new materials today?

De Derde Dinsdag in October

De Derde Dinsdag in October
21
Oct 2014

In October V2_ hosts 'De Derde Dinsdag', the live cultural talkshow on cultural events in Rotterdam.

Exhibition: Art and Networks

Exhibition: Art and Networks
15
Oct 2014

A one day show of works made by students of the minor Art & Technology of the AKV|St. Joost.

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2014

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2014
11
Sep 2014

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2014 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. Six projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

Videos: Summer Sessions 2014

Videos: Summer Sessions 2014

Video interviews with the artists who worked on a Summer Sessions project at V2_.

Exhibition: Summer Sessions 2014

Exhibition: Summer Sessions 2014
12
Sep 2014
14
Sep 2014

Exhibition of new works developed during the Summer Sessions 2014.

AiR: Center for Genomic Gastronomy

AiR: Center for Genomic Gastronomy

Cathrine Kramer and Zack Denfeld of the Center for Genomic Gastronomy are artists in residence at V2_ in 2014.

The Iron Ring

The Iron Ring

V2_ presents an e-book about the art project 'The Iron Ring' by Cecilia Jonsson. With an extensive visual essay reporting on the seven chronological steps that were required to create an iron ring out of 24kg of grass harvested from the acidic river ...

Festival WWWk 2014

Festival WWWk 2014
12
Sep 2014
14
Sep 2014

The Festival 'de Wereld van het Witte de With Kwartier' 2014 is a city festival for cutting edge art and culture programmed by the art institutes in the neighbourhood of the Witte de Withstreet in Rotterdam.

Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2014

Test_Lab: The Graduation Edition 2014
10
Jul 2014

V2_ presents the 2014 graduation edition of Test_Lab – a special evening showcasing a selection of installations, demonstrations, performances, prototypes and experiments by a new generation of artists and designers graduating this year from ...

On the Threshold of Beauty

On the Threshold of Beauty

In this lavishly illustrated book Kees Tazelaar meticulously reconstructs the birth and evolution of electronic music in the Netherlands from 1925 till 1965. It is the compelling story of the development of electronic music at the Philips research ...

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