Every year, V2_ 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 five artists and one artist-duo into V2_Lab to realize new art projects. By holding the Summer Sessions residencies in parallel, V2_ aims to promote a creative synergy between the selected artists. The outcome of this process will be presented during Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2014. In the Test_Lab tradition, the projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.
Demonstrations: Iris & Cedar (CN) | Chi Po-Hao (TW) | Juan Salas Carreño (PE) | Niklas Adam (NO) | Joseph Hughes (UK) | Maarten Hunink (NL) Introductions: Michelle Kasprzak (CA/NL) | Boris Debackere (BE) | Jan Misker (NL) | Michel van Dartel (NL)
Test_Lab is a public events series 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.
As part of Festival de Wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier V2_ will showcase this year’s Summer Sessions results in the exhibition Summer Sessions 2013. Exhibited together these artworks provide a unique global cross-section of emerging media artists’ practices today. (Exhibition opening times: September 12: 17.00h – 23.00h, September 13: 12.00h – 23.00h, September 14: 12.00h – 18.00h)