Crisis: A Non-Economic Approach

Exhibition by students of Edwin van der Heide from the Media Technology MSc program, i.c.w. University of Leiden.

Jan 2010
Jan 2010
location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Media Technology MSc Exhibition

January 7th–10th 

January 14th–17th 


Program January 7

15.00–16.00: Lecture by Edwin van der Heide, Creating Parallel Realities.

Location: TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

17.00: Official opening by Michel van Dartel at V2_. 

Crisis: A Non-Economic Approach

The Media Technology MSc program is a place where students are encouraged to formulate their own scientific questions, and to translate personal inspiration and curiosity into their own research projects. To answer these questions, students are stimulated to create actual installations, by creating and doing, new scientific insights into the underlying questions are encountered. The students draw from the knowledge available throughout the Leiden University and the ArtScience program of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.

The theme for this year’s semester project exhibition is "crisis." The intent during the course was to approach crisis in the broadest sense (social, mathematical, philosophical, etc.) and have associated it with terms like control, projection and collision. The students have been collaboration in groups of two or three students where each group has been asked to choose one of the sub-themes. The semester project has three phases. First of all the students are asked to explore their themes as broadly as possible. After gaining insight in the theme they are asked to formulate compelling statements relating to the theme. Once this is done they are asked to translate their statement in a work that can be exhibited in a group exhibition. It is surprising to see that the resulting works all question our personal position and role in daily life. The exhibited works question for example our behavior in and over crowded world, the ethics of the waste of data we create and whether we have control over control.



Maarten van der Mark

Roberto Ramadhin 

Alwin de Rooij

Frank de Boer 

Jeroen Jillissen 

Marie de Vos

Mois Moshev 

Berend Nordeman

Joey van der Bie 

Maarten Melenhorst

Thijs de Boer 

Vincent Vijn 

Thijs Waardenburg

Zane Kripe 

Hanna Schaffenberger 

Arnout Terpstra

Robbert Winkel


Graduation Presentations

January 9th 

15:00 Stelios Giannoulis

15:45 Maarten Wesselius


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