Hylozoic² Hotspot / Marlot Meyer , Photo: Hanneke Wetzer

Summer Sessions

Ars Electronica Garden Rotterdam: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (NL)

Eine Präsentation mehrerer Arbeiten bei Ars Electronica, Linz, die in den letzten Jahren während der Summer Sessions Residencies entstanden sind.

Die Summer Sessions sind kurzzeitige Residencies für junge, aufstrebende Künstler*innen, die durch ein internationales Netzwerk von Kulturorganisationen organisiert werden. Die am Netzwerk zur Talentförderung beteiligten Partnerorganisationen arbeiten jeden Sommer gemeinsam daran, Künstler*innen professionelle Unterstützung bei der Produktion und fachkundiges Feedback für die Realisierung neuer Kunstwerke oder Designs zu bieten. Aus den geografischen Regionen der Partner werden lokale Talente gescoutet und für einen Aufenthalt im Ausland ausgewählt, wo ihnen eine hochproduktive Atmosphäre und spezifisches Fachwissen bei einem der internationalen Partner des internationalen Netzwerks geboten wird.

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 strategically to further develop international opportunities for emerging and young professionals amongst past, present and future partners of the network.

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V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.


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