The Void

voidLab: a collection of videos by voidLab members Time reveals the surface | Elí Joteva  (US/BG) What lies beneath the surface? When will all the ice melt? Time speeds up, entropy increases and crystalline structures release an entropic potential of frozen…

Meltings of the Heart Change Glacial Landscapes

Olivia Osborne (UK) The ice domes represent both the environment in the form of glaciers and how defenseless they are to climate change. In addition, as a side-by-side comparison they also represent the vulnerability of “frozen” human hearts and the…

Dirt

Christina Agapakis (US), Ellie Harmon (US) “Dirt is what you have behind your ears, soil is a living and breathing entity.” —Biologist Ann Hirsch, quoting a common soil-science aphorism A single gram of rich soil can contain up to two…

Cyborg Portrait

Noa Kaplan (US) Why do the female cyborgs defy the pattern? Using the four mysterious characters from the US television series Westworld as a starting point, Kaplan began an obsessive process of de­interlacing their narratives—by capturing and recutting each character’s…

Prologue

Xin Xin (US/TW) Prologue questions whether the decentralization of surveillance software tools created by governments, corporations and institutions to manipulate our relationship to politics can transgress the individual’s sense of responsibility toward the self and the other, and whether sovereignty can…

Fog Light

Doug Smarch (CA) When someone sees a flock of birds circling in the sky, it can be a surreal moment that reflects the beauty of nature. Yet seagulls will flock together only when there is food; they will devour without…

The Antmaster

Gil Kuno (US/JP) The Antmaster is an experiment in hybridizing dynamic media (projections) with static media (paintings.) Digitally projected images of live ants are superimposed onto painted surfaces to achieve a new amalgam of motion and still images. In addition, nanosounds…

Drone Sweet Drone

Anne Niemetz (DE/US) Home Sweet Home was an expression that was popular with troops on both sides of the American civil war, and through the glorification of drones the installation aims to open up discussion about the uses of drone technology.…

Vexation

Phoebe Hui (HK) Vexation is a musical instrument built especially to play Erik Satie’s composition Vexation. Satie apparently instructed that the same music should be played 840 times. Inspired by Samuel Biderman’s octave spinet, Vexation builds upon traditional drawing pencils and woodwork together with…

Oh Dear Me (Documentation)

Knifeandfork (US) Knifeandfork (Sue Huang and Brian House) created Oh Dear Me as a commissioned work for NEoN (North East of North) in Scotland. In this performance, the public is invited to chat through a distributed hybrid digital/analog musical messaging system that…