Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

more events

DocLab Expo: Uncharted Rituals

The 11th edition of IDFA DocLab takes place 16-26 November 2017 in the center of Amsterdam.

Robots and computers are acting more and more like people. They’re driving around in cars, hooking us up with new lovers and talking to us out of the blue. But is the opposite also true— are people acting more and more like robots?

The computers may think so: addicted to our phones, caught in virtual filter bubbles and dependent on just a handful of tech companies, people are acting more and more predictably. The breakthrough of artificial intelligence and immersive media doesn’t just pose the question what technology does to us, but also what we do with this technology. That’s why this year, DocLab, IDFA’s platform for interactive media art, is investigating the ritual dance between man and technology.

The DocLab: Uncharted Rituals program offers up all kinds of new stories and experiences, challenging how we interact with technology and the world around us—in theaters, on your phone and in the street.

On site reservation may be required and some installations have varying opening hours:

VR Cinema
{The And} VR
The Last Chair
Potato Dreams
A Thin Black Line
11:00 – 21:00

Physical Installations
The Cave
Dance Tonite
Greenland Melting
11:00 – 21:00

AR & Audiowalks
I Swear To Tell The Truth
It Must Have Been Dark By Then
11:00 – 21:00

Patent Alert AR
11:00 – 15:30

Live Performance: Lauren
During IDFA Lauren McCarthy invites the audience to observe as she assists people in their morning ritual in Los Angeles.
Thursday 18 to Saturday 18 November 16:00 – 18:00. Times may vary due to the nature of the performance.

Available on your Phone:

DocLab: Uncharted Rituals is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund, the Mondriaan Fund, the Flemish arts center De Brakke Grond and Diversion.

Event information

  • When: 2017-11-16 at 09:00
  • Venue Name: Brakke Grond
  • Venue address: Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam
  • With: 
buy ticket

Event Detail

Free entry. Opening hours: Thursday 16 to Saturday 25 November 9:00 – 23:00, Sunday 26 November 9:00 – 18:00. Free guided tour daily at 15:30.

Official Website