Demonstrations: Kasia Molga (PL) | Julie Legault (CA) | Jelle Valk and Olav Huizer of artist collective WERC (NL) | E-Textile Workspace represented by Leonie Urff and Anja Hertenberger. Introductions: Boris Debackere, Piem Wirtz, Jan Misker and Michel van Dartel. Critical Respondent: Valérie Lamontagne
Every year, V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media invites a small group of up-and-coming artists to spend their summer at V2_Lab for an intense short-term residency. During these so-called Summer Sessions, the selected artists are given the opportunity to develop an artwork in close collaboration with V2_'s expert developers, curators and project managers.
This year’s Summer Sessions welcomed three individual artists and two collectives into V2_Lab to realize projects in the fields of augmented reality, wearable technology and ecology - the three current research themes of V2_’s lab. By holding the Summer Sessions residencies in parallel, V2_ aimed to promote a creative synergy between the selected artists. The outcome of this process will be presented during ISEA201 Istanbul, as a special edition of V2_’s acclaimed Test_Lab event series. In the Test_Lab tradition, the projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.
Test_Lab is a bimonthly public event organized by V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media that provides an informal setting for the presentation, demonstration, testing and discussion of artistic Research and Development (aRt&D).