Demonstrations: Ivan Henriques (BR) | Anouk Wipprecht (NL) | Mark Shepard (US) | Joachim Rotteveel (NL) | Introduction: Boris Debackere (B) and Michel van Dartel (NL)
V2_Lab presented the outcome of the 2010 Summer Sessions at The International Symposium on Electronic Art. ISEA2010 RUHR is one of the most prestigious festivals for digital and electronic art. Being one of the projects of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture, the symposium was be held in Germany for the first time! At several venues in the cities of Dortmund, Essen and Duisburg, the festival presented current works and debates in Media Art worldwide.
Every year, V2_ invites a small group of up-and-coming artists to spend their summer in the 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, curator and project managers.
This year’s Summer Sessions welcomed artists Anouk Wipprecht, Joachim Rotteveel, Mark Shepard and Ivan Henriques into the V2_Lab to work on projects in the fields of augmented reality, wearable technology, and ecology - the three central research themes of the V2_Lab. As it is custom to V2_’s Test_Lab format, the four residency projects were demonstrated live and the audience was invited to assess the works hands-on.