Since 2006, V2_ has been organizing a public program under the name Test_Lab. The target group consists of artists, scientists, technicians, theorists and students carrying out work at the cutting edge of technology, society and art.
Although each edition has a specific theme, Test_Labs have a low entry threshold and are therefore always accessible for a wide audience of interested people. New developments in the field of artistic research and development are demonstrated, tested, presented and discussed at the Test_Labs. The programs offer a broad context for new work and work in development, bringing together specialists from a wide range of scientific and artistic disciplines, young creators, students, and theorists in an informal setting. In each individual Test_Lab program, a different subject is tackled through a constantly changing informal format.
Because input and feedback from experts, colleagues and potential users/audience members is crucial in the development process of art, audience participation is an important component of these programs. Thus Test_Lab offers participating artists, scientists, technicians, theorists and students a unique informal, art-oriented test environment (usually absent in the studio or laboratory), and the always-present hands-on elements mean no visitor leaves without trying, experiencing, making or testing something new. At Test_Lab, visitors transform into participants, and participants into their own audience. In a playful manner, each edition of Test_Lab offers a glimpse behind the scenes of artistic research and development.
A special Christmas edition of Test_Lab on the fact, fiction, hype and mythology of advanced food-technologies.
Presenting new artworks by Cecilia Jonsson, Chin-Hsiang Hu, Leif Parker, Ou-Bau Tsai, and Weiyi Hu, developed during the Summer Sessions 2013.
V2_ and The New Institute present this year’s 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 ...
This edition of Test_Lab, marking the end of V2_’s week-long eTextile Sweatshop, will demonstrate how easing access to facilities and promoting the sharing of skills can stimulate innovation and good practice in the arts.
New artworks by Carina Hesper, Constantijn Smit, Tom Verbruggen (aka TokTek), Jon Stam, and Simon de Bakker developed at V2_ during this year's Summer Sessions.
At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating across Europe. Celebrate with us the graduation of six fresh media artists!
Witness the decomposition of Chanel No. 5, sniff out a partner, taste with your nostrils, and more treats for the nose. With Sissel Tolaas, Susana Soares and Maki Ueda. Opening: Caro Verbeek.
Test_Lab: Who Wants to Be…? is a social experiment in the form of a raucous game show developed by art collective The People Speak. All visitors chip in 10 EUR in advance to enter the game, after which they brainstorm, argue, and vote on how to ...
New artworks by Kasia Molga, Julie Legault, Xiaowen Zhu, E-textile Workspace, Jelle Valk and Olav Huizer, developed at V2_ during this year's Summer Sessions. Music by AFTA-1.
In this edition of Test_Lab we celebrate the graduation of a selection of freshly graduated media artists from European art and design academies as well as the 25th edition of Test_Lab!
Material Explorations in the Field of Fashion & Technology. This edition of Test_Lab is curated by Valérie Lamontagne.
This edition of Test_Lab will showcase new technology-inspired modes of live musical performance that radically transform the performer’s relationship with the audience.
In this edition of Test_Lab we open the AR toolbox and thoroughly look at the various technologies that can be found inside. With live demonstrations of AR technologies and artworks.
Presentation of new artworks by Anouk Wipprecht, Joachim Rotteveel, Mark Shepard and Ivan Henriques developed at V2_ during this year’s Summer Sessions.
V2_ brings its Test_Lab format to Germany by organizing a special edition of Test_Lab Summer Sessions 2010 at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dortmund.
This edition of Test_Lab features a selection of freshly graduated artists, architects, and designers from European art and design academies whose projects explore the invisible aspects of our contemporary urban environments.
Will artists end up merely designing urban screen savers, or can we save the urban screen as an artistic medium?
Experience how new media technologies direct, divert, distract and manipulate your gaze on the world.
Create electronic circuitry on bare skin, enter a digital network by wearing a veil, see through clothing without X-Ray vision. Test and debate some truly new forms of techno-intimacy in this edition of Test_Lab!
At the end of the summer of 2009, a new Test_Lab season started, with presentations of new works by artists-in-residence Melissa Coleman, Tarik Barri, and David de Buyser, developed during V2_'s Summer Sessions.