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Media Art Meetup IV: Net Art

V2_Lab for the Unstable Media presents a crash course in the field of Art & Media Technology. Four meetups give a comprehensive overview of the field; its history, the current themes and issues, and possible future developments.

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Jun 2019
 
20:00 to 22:30
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Join us at V2_Lab for the Unstable Media on June 4 from 20:00h – 22.30h (doors open at 19.30h) for the fourth and final meetup for the season: 'An Introduction to Net Art' with Josephine Bosma & Jan Robert Leegte.

For this project we received special financial support from Volkskracht.

Media Art Meetup

V2_Lab for the Unstable Media presents a crash course in the field of Art & Media Technology. Four meetups give a comprehensive overview of the field; its history, the current themes and issues, and possible future developments.

The crash course is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about the intersection of Art, Technology & Society. Whether you are completely unfamiliar with 'Media Art' or have been following the developments at V2_ and similar institutions for the past decades, this is your chance to find answers to your questions on the subject.

Experts within the domain, along with our archivist, researcher & media theorist Arie Altena, and a selection of contemporary artists will break down the subject in a way that is understandable and accessible for everyone.

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Free Entrance / Donation
Doors open at 19:30, Talks start at 20:00 (please be on time)

Josephine Bosma

Josephine Bosma is a critic and theorist living and working in Amsterdam. She specializes in art in the context of the Internet. From 1993 her work initially appeared as radio reports and interviews on Radio Patapoe and VPRO. In 1997 Bosma became one of the key figures participating in and molding the then new sphere of critical Internet discourse (and practice) taking place in email lists such as Nettime and Rhizome. 
 
Since then her writings on Net art and Net culture appear in numerous magazines, books and catalogues, both on- and offline, from Ars Electronica, Telepolis, Mute, and DU to Metropolis M and Frieze D/E. She co-edited the Nettime book README (Autonomedia 1999), the Next5Minutes3 workbook (N5M organization 1999) and briefly edited the online newsletter CREAM (2001-2002). Texts and interviews by Bosma have been part of anthologies like Netzkunst (Inst. für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg 1998), Cyberfeminizam (Centar za Zenske Studije Zagreb 1999), ARt & D, Research and Development in Art (V2_Publishing 2005), Network Art (Routledge 2006), Collect the World, the Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age (Link Art Center 2011), Aram Bartholl, the Speed Book (Gestalten 2012). In 2011 her book Nettitudes - Let's Talk Net Art appeared as one of the most comprehensive texts on Net Art until date. 
 
During this meetup Josephine will take the role of expert within the field and give us an overview and history of the phenomena 'Net Art'.
 

Jan Robert Leegte

Jan Robert Leegte got involved as an artist with art on the internet in the 90's. Since 1997, he creates art in the form of websites, which he connects to art historical movements such as minimalism, land art and conceptualism. Leegte also translates the themes of his work to offline media such as print, sculpture and projections. A reoccurring theme in his work is the sculptural materiality of interfaces of computer programs. Like the early graphic design of cursors, selection boxes and menu bars that were to give the user the impression of actually physically pressing the buttons with graphic shadows. Leegte often uses these components and by placing them in a new context, giving them their own, sculptural legitimacy.

Jan Robert Leegte (1973, the Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. He recently participated in seminal exhibitions such as Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Open Codes at ZKM Karlsruhe. His work has been exhibited in venues such as MAAT Lisbon, MOTI Breda, iMal Brussels, and Nomade Art Space in Hangzhou. Leegte’s first solo show at Upstream Gallery was Sculpting the Internet (2017). 
 
During this meetup Jan Robert will tell us about his experiences as an active artist in the field, show some selected works from his own oeuvre, as well as present his installation 'Scrollbar'.
 
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