The Summer Sessions pop-up exhibition at Ars Electronica Festival 2022 shows a selection of outcomes realized through the international exchange of emerging talents within the “Summer Sessions” network.
”Summer Sessions” are short-term residencies for young, emerging artists, organized by an international network of cultural organizations. Each summer, the partners that participate in this network for talent development collaborate to offer professional production support and expert feedback to artists in the realization of a new artwork or design. Local talents from each partner’s geographic region are scouted and selected for a residency abroad, where they are offered highly productive atmospheres and specific kinds of expertise at one of the international partners in the international network. While the pop-up exhibition illustrates the kind of results that this pressure cooker residency format results in, a live event will highlight the experiences that participants have had abroad, and the effects these experiences had on their early careers. The event will also form a meeting point to discuss how to strategically further develop international opportunities for emerging and young professionals among past, present and future partners of the network.
Sophia Bulgakova (UA)
YOU ARE SOURCE PROJECTION AND REFLECTION is an ongoing series of projection-based setups focusing on non-linear reading in motion.
Mihai Gui (RO)
VR living in Roffa is an interactive archive of people, stories and places that were uprooted and removed from their physical location and, sometimes literally, bulldozed over in the name of further developing the city of Rotterdam. Based on a research project during the Summer Sessions 2020, its goal is to engage audiences on a personal level and reframe policy-making around housing, focusing on communities displaced in the name of a future vision for the city that is incompatible with their presence.
Oana Clitan (RO)
Electrons on the threshold is a single channel video installation exploring the social consequences of the rise of surveillance in public and virtual space.
Jeanine Verloop (NL)
In a world in which technology is increasingly driven by invisible algorithms, and the devices that surround us increasingly have the same tablet shape, Verloop is looking for a counterpart. She wants to create machines that look radically different, showing a glimpse of what our environment could be when we embrace the idea that technology is more than something useful and efficient. Not only a tool but a goal on its own, constantly evolving and just as vulnerable as ourselves.
The project was developed as part of the Summer Sessions Network for Talent Development program at V2_ Lab for Unstable Media.