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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In this multi-sensorial dream journey that raises existential questions, artist Thijs Biersteker confronts us with the unexplored beauty outside our information bubble.

Technology is increasingly defining how we look at the world. Like it or not, we are allowing our lives to be guided by algorithms that filter what we see. In Volverium, the artist Thijs Biersteker dares us to leave our information bubble. In his interactive art installation, which balances on the cusp of kinetic art, VR and augmented reality, he asks us in a friendly but firm manner to step out of our little world.

This disorienting dreamworld is situated in a planetarium where we get the opportunity to pose existential questions. Has the lure of technology drawn us ever further from our authenticity, our humanity? What would the world look like if technology and nature were in perfect balance? Live psychedelic sounds created by Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner make sure this VR experience gets through to all the senses.

Project details

Year of development :2018
Created by:Thijs Biersteker

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