Digital Care and REBOOT Are Over

Digital Care programme and REBOOT exhibition have been successfully concluded.

Digital Care and REBOOT are over. On 12 May 2024 we closed a year of programmes with an exhibition including more than 30 participating artists and numerous events, performances and conversations at diverse locations. We are happy and proud to look back on these two successful projects.

On Sunday 12 May, the last day of the REBOOT exhibition at Nieuwe Instituut, we welcomed Marnix de Nijs, Edwin van der Heide, Ksenia Fedorova and Yvonne Dröge Wendel for the sixth and final event in the Digital Care series. This final event focused on Marnix de Nijs’ and Edwin van der Heide’s Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h) (2000), which was one of the iconic works featured in REBOOT. Read more about this event.

Marnix de Nijs and Edwin van der Heide, Spatial Sounds (100dB at 100km/h), 2000) at REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art. Photo by Pieter Kers

REBOOT: Well Received by the Public and Press

The exhibition REBOOT: Pioneering Digital Art was a collaboration between LI-MA and Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. REBOOT was well received by the public and was well covered by the Dutch daily newspapers NRC and Trouw, art magazines Metropolis M, De Witte Raaf, See All This, Kunstkrant and Museumtijdschrift, amongst others.

"A fascinating journey through the history of digital and media art." **** - NRC  
"The beauty of REBOOT lies beneath the surface of what is on display. The exhibition raises questions, prompts thought and catalyses awareness processes about privacy, security, control and addiction. There is also beauty in refreshing and rearranging thoughts." - Kunstkrant
Edward Ihnatowicz, The Senster, 1970 at REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art. Photo by Pieter Kers

We would like to thank all artists and their representatives involved: Annie Abrahams, Janilda Bartolomeu, Brui5er, Livinus & Jeep van de Bundt, Cihad Caner, Dries Depoorter, Driessens & Verstappen, Swendeline Ersilia, Ali Eslami, Yvonne le Grand, Edward Ihnatowicz, JODI, Bas van Koolwijk, Lancel/Maat, Jan Robert Leegte, Peter Luining, Jonas Lund, Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters, Martine Neddam, Marnix de Nijs & Edwin van der Heide, Play the City, Dick Raaijmakers, Joost Rekveld, Remko Scha, Jeffrey Shaw, Debra Solomon, Steina, P. Struycken and Michel Waisvisz.  

Thanks to the curators of Sanneke Huisman (LI-MA) and Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Nieuwe Instituut), to all the technicians and restorers involved and to the wonderful teams of Nieuwe Instituut and LI-MA. 

Thanks to all supporters and collaboration partners Fonds 21, NADD, Creative Industries Fund and Mondriaan Fonds; Nieuwe Instituut, V2, Tetem, ArtEZ, Creative Coding Utrecht. And - last but not least - thank you all for your numerous visits, your interest and your support.

Specialist in the Preservation of Media Art

REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art featured key works from 1960 to 2000, plus new interpretations by contemporary makers, and presented the impact of digital technology in art and society – building on the Digital Canon of the Netherlands, compiled by experts in 2017-2019 and commissioned by LI-MA. These media art key works were restored by LI-MA. If you like to know more about this process or what that could mean for your collection, please contact Joost Dofferhoff (Registrar & Assistant Conservator at LI-MA).

Lancel/Maat, Agora Phobia (digitalis), 2000 at REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art. Photo by Pieter Kers