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ART MACHINES 0.2 - Workshop: ReCoding Joost Rekveld

  • Sensor Lab 4 Plompetorengracht Utrecht, UT, 3512 CC Netherlands (map)

CCU calls artists, coders and designers to participate in ReCoding Joost Rekveld, a two-day workshop with the master of Generative art at Sensor Lab. Participants will create prototypes for new works, inspired on one of Joost’s early films.

For years now, Joost has been motivated by the question of what we can learn from a dialogue with machines. In his work, he explores the sensory consequences of systems of his own design, often inspired by forgotten corners in the history of science and technology.

The two-day workshop follows the method of ReCoding. This means that we’ll try to deconstruct the chaotic system that lays underneath one of Joost’s early films. We’ll use this process as a means to get inspired, understand the craft of working with chaotic systems, and create prototypes for new works.

The trajectory consists of several phases. The first phase is inspiration and hands-on prototyping. The reinterpretations that are made by the participants will be presented in a video installation, which will be on display at Uitfeest of Culturele Zondag in September.

Interested? apply here:

Based on the prototypes interested participants can create a proposal for a performance or installation. The jury will review the proposals and select one project which receives an amount of €5000,- to develop the proposal into a presentable piece. The end result will be presented at ART MACHINES 1.0, an immersive audiovisual club night in the end of November.

LOCATION: Sensor Lab, Plompetorengracht 4, Utrecht
TIME: 10:00 - 17;00 | 18 & 19 May
PRICE: €71,- (regular) | €36,- (students) - includes lunch & drinks

16 May – Artist talk by Joost Rekveld at Sensor Lab
18 & 19 May – 2-day workshop at Sensor Lab
29 June – Presentation work-in-progress (maker meetup) at RAUM (optional)
7 or 14 September – Presentation prototypes at Culturele Zondag - Jury Selection
September - November - development of selected project
end of November – ART MACHINES 1.0 - Immersive Arts Night at Central Studio’s / De Machinerie

More info can be found here:

ART MACHINES is made possible with the support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Gemeente Utrecht, K.F. Hein Fonds, Cultuurfonds, Fentener van Vlissingenfonds, LIMA media art platform, Sensor Lab, Lemonaid/ChariTea and De keuken van Thijs.