Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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This Room

A powerful VR installation that lets us experience how traumatic it is to spend years living in a refugee center.

Wars in the Middle East and Africa have led to a huge influx of refugees into Europe. The displaced people are distributed across the countries of the EU, but the centers are often overburdened. Asylum seekers are regularly housed in schools, prisons, hospitals and campsites. Usually this accommodation is intended to be temporary, but people often spend months if not years there, waiting for a decision from the immigration authorities.

Poet and documentarian Pejk Malinovski brings the asylum center to life. The room in his VR installation is in Denmark, but it could be anywhere. You find yourself sitting on a bunk bed as one of the refugees. You hear stories of danger, lack of privacy and hopelessness. Slowly but surely, you’re overtaken by the claustrophobic feeling of being imprisoned and sidelined. Only memories and the endlessness of the nearby sea offer any relief.

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