LIMA Presents. Mind the Gap
Is the filmic space a place of isolation or contact? Loneliness or communication? In the 70s, art historian Rosalind E. Krauss famously argued that the medium of video art is characterised by an ‘aesthetic of narcissism’, a psychological situation where one “withdraws...
LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #3
LIMA Presents. Non-linear: Man Made Man Way
Featuring works by Moyra Davey, Morgan Knibbe, belit sag and Margaret Salmon.
Curated by Shama Khanna with a response shared by Natasha marie Llorens.
These four recent works by belit sağ, Morgan Knibbe, Margaret Salmon and Moyra Davey take on apparently immovable subjects and historical norms, inflecting them with feminist and feminising perspectives and methodologies. Notice within the four works how the height and movements of the person holding the camera are...
Cultural Matter: Constant Dullaart
In 2016, on invitation of Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Constant Dullaart created an online performance based on a historical army of mercenaries who fought in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). This Hessian army was originally hired by the British to fight the American independence. In his performance, Dullaart used soldiers names to create thousands of fake Facebook profiles. The army is resurrected to fight the American social media giants. Constant Dullaart had to enter the...
LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #2
In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #2; the second of three evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image manipulations, color experiments, soundscapes and artistic documentaries, the works that are presented this evening show great variation and diversity.
At Variscoop #2 the following works are presented:
Michiel van Bakel:...
LIMA Presents. Non-linear: Dark Cinema
Dark Cinema is the first of three Non-linear screenings curated by Shama Khanna in collaboration with LIMA. Previous screenings have taken place at Close-up Film Centre in London, warehouse, Berlin and CCA in Glasgow in collaboration with LUX Scotland.
All of the works have literal darkness in them - what does this kind of seeing in the dark permit? Other references assimilate darkness: subterranean and submerged; post-human visions; chiaroscuro...
Cultural Matter: Annet Dekker on Deli Near .info (Pt.II)
The internet is dominated by controlling and selecting (and censoring) structures and algorithms. Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel questioned how he as an artist could intervene in these structures, and built a complete up and running digital social network Delinear.info. With this work, van den Dorpel wants to undermine the dominant linear structures which are central to the feeds of mainstream social media. Because the users are able to link any content element (image, website,...
The LIMA Collection: New Work
Workshop Preservation of Media Art
This workshop invites conservators and registrars working with media artworks in museums to gain an understanding of the different components involved in documenting and preserving media artworks for the sake of preservation and future presentations.
Transformation Digital Art 2018 | International Symposium on Digital Art Preservation
The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?