Exhibition IDFA DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

During the Doclab: Uncharted Rituals you discover the brand new digital documentaries, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations. 



DocLab: Uncharted Rituals

Robots and computers increasingly starting to resemble humans. But are we humans now starting to resemble robots? Addicted to our telephones, caught up in virtual filter bubbles and dependent on a handful of tech companies, our behaviour is becoming easier and easier for computers to predict. DocLab therefore explores new stories and forms of interaction between man and machine.

More than 25 installations search the boundaries between the physical and digital world. For example Trophy Camera v0.9, an experimental photo camera that can only make award-winning pictures. This AI-powered camera, developed by photographer Max Pinckers and media artist (and DocLab Academy alumnus) Dries Depoorter, is programmed to recognise, make and save only photos that have at least a 90% chance of winning. Another work from Flemish sound artists Duncan Speakman, It Must Have Been Dark By Then, exists of a beautifully designed book, a map on your phone and audio stories helping you to explore how your experiences color your environment. The retrospective and Top 10 projects chosen by media artist and IDFA main guest Jonathan Harris can also be seen at De Brakke Grond. 

Works included in the exhibition are: 

Lucile Cossou, Gabriel Dalmasso, Rémy Bonté-Duval, Théo Le Du Fuentes, Bram Loogman, Joaquin Wall, Sara Kolster, Nirit Peled, Dries Depoorter, David Surprenant, Nicolas S. Roy, David Mongeau-Petitpas, Marc-Antoine Jacques, Laura Juo-Hsin Chen, Julia Irwin, Ifeatu Nnaobi, Rebecca Lieberman, | Canada | 2017  | 1 min. 

{The And} VR  
Topaz Adizes, Alex Suber | United States | 2017 | 9 min.

Andrew Wong, James Thompson | United States | 2016

BotStory: The Futurist Cookbook
Klasien van de Zandschulp, Emilie Baltz | The Netherlands, United States | 2017

Echoes of IS  
Tessa Pope | The Netherlands | 2017 | 110 min.
David OReilly | United States, Ireland | 2017 | 10 min. 
Part of Jonathan Harris Top 10.

Ex Nihilo  
Timo Wright | Finland | 2017 | 11 min.

The Last Chair  
Jessie van Vreden, Anke Teunissen | The Netherlands | 2017

Somewhere Else  
Micha Wertheim | The Netherlands | 2016

Trophy Camera v0.9
Dries Depoorter, Max Pinckers | The Netherlands, Belgium | 2017


Be aware that some installations have varying opening hours (11:00-21:00) and that on-site reservation may be required: 
VR Cinema 
{The And} VR
The Last Chair
Potato Dreams
A Thin Black Line
11:00 - 21:00 

Physical Installations
The Cave
Dance Tonite
Greenland Melting
11:00 - 21:00

AR & Audiowalks
I Swear To Tell The Truth
It Must Have Been Dark By Then
11:00 - 21:00

Patent Alert AR
11:00 - 15:30

Live Performance: Lauren
Tijdens IDFA betrekt nieuwe media kunstenaar Lauren McCarthy het publiek tijdens haar ochtendritueel in Los Angeles.

16 t/m 18 november, 16:00-18:00 

in collaboration withIDFA DocLab
imageIt Must Have Been Dark By Then © Duncan Speakman
imageEx Nihilo © Timo Wright
imagePatent Alert AR © Sander Veenhof