DocLab: Seamless Reality Exhibition

co-production of De Brakke Grond & IDFA DocLab

Discover the latest web documentaries, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations in the non-stop Seamless Reality exhibition, featuring more than 25 installations that break through the boundaries between our physical and digital worlds and allow visitors to experiment with the possibilities of virtual reality, artificial intelligence and biometric technology. 


Opening hours

19 Nov until 28 Nov  9h00-23h00, on 29 nov 9u00-18h00 

The Deeper They Bury Me

Angad Bhalla, Ted Biggs
A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations. 


DMZ: Memories of No Man’s Land

Hayoun Kwon
A virtual reality exploration of the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea makes the paranoia of the Cold War palpable. On-site reservation required. 


Drawing Room

Sara Kolster, Jan Rothuizen
Step into the first “drawn reality” by Jan Rothuizen, about the “premium experience” of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store. On-site reservation required.


Exhausting a Crowd

Kyle McDonald
This addictive tableau vivant of a packed Piccadilly Circus allows observers to attach a limitless number of comment “tags” to the people in the crowd. 


Imperial Courts

Eefje Blankevoort, Dana Lixenberg
A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles. 


Lahore Landing

Jeremy Ho
This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture. 


Life on Hold

Reem Haddad
In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. 



Aaron Bradbury
A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data. On-site reservation required. 


Network Effect

Jonathan Harris, Greg Hochmuth
An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.


Quipu Project

Maria Court, Rosemarie Lerner
This interactive documentary provides a platform for victims of the involuntary sterilization campaigns under Peruvian President Fujimori in the 1990s. 


RecoVR: Mosul, a Collective Reconstruction

Laura Chen, Ziv Schneider
A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014. On-site reservation required. 


The Unknown Photographer

Loïc Suty
An ominous, poetic and virtual odyssey through the trenches of the memory of a photographer from World War I. On-site reservation required. 


Waves of Grace

Gabo Arora, Chris Milk
Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola and now helps other victims of the disease in a township in Monrovia, Liberia. On-site reservervation required.


Witness 360: 7/7

Darren Emerson
One survivor of the London bombings of July 7, 2005 talks about that day and gives us a sense of the trauma that still haunts her. On-site reservation required.

Ross Goodwin
An algorithm uses an image to generate prose and poetry, while a surveillance camera scans for faces and describes what it sees in “spoken” words. 


Bistro in Vitro

Koert van Mensvoort
Blurring the boundaries between “born” and “made,” the futuristic menu of this fictional restaurant includes knitted steak and 3D-printed marrow eggs. 


Cue China

Ant Hampton
This installation lifts unknown Chinese factory workers out of anonymity – suddenly, they are right before our eyes. On-site reservation required. 


Do Not Track

Brett Gaylor
This personalized series on privacy shows who benefits from the online private data that we unthinkingly share every day with those out to make money off of us. 


The Enemy

Karim Ben Khelifa
This installation and app invites you to step into the very heart of conflict situations and find out why people engage in violence. On-site reservation required. 


Famous Deaths

Marcel Brakel, Frederik Duerinck
Installation art in which you experience the final minutes of a celebrity made as a scent documentary. On-site reservation required. 


HIGHRISE: Universe Within

Katerina Cizek
This multimedia project explores the lives of city dwellers and shows how online communities can shape the physical world. 



Nonny de la Peña
Virtual reality deployed in the battle against domestic violence makes the viewer an eyewitness to a dangerous situation. On-site reservation required. 


Rebuild Fukushima

Bert Hana, Dagmar van Wersch
Contribute to the reconstruction of Fukushima following the nuclear disaster, using construction kits based on Google Street View images. On-site reservation required.


Sheriff Software

Dries Depoorter
Want to play traffic cop? Thanks to our monitored society, you can. Visit the scene of a crime by live webcam or inform the police of an offense. 


Someone Else

Ant Hampton
This intense mix of confession, radio play and moral reflection challenges two listeners to engage in a conversation with a stranger. On-site reservation required. 


That Dragon, Cancer

various directors
A personal game that offers new ways of mourning. Designed by the father of Joel, a boy who died at the age of four. 


Walden, a Game

Tracy Fullerton
This first-person documentary game follows in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau, attempting to live a self-reliant life at Walden Pond. 


Way to Go

Vincent Morisset
A walk in the woods as an interactive experience for people of all ages. On-site reservation required.

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This exposition is a collaboration betweenDe Brakke Grond & IDFA DocLab