DocLab: Elastic Reality 2016

DocLab: Elastic Reality took over De Brakke Grond from 17 until 27 November. With an exhibition, a series of live events, a conference and DocLab Academy there were a lot of exciting things to discover.

From 17 through 27 November IDFA DocLab and De Brakke Grond presented the DocLab: Elastic Reality programme, IDFA's new media programme (which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary). Through a ten-day exhibition, a conference, a talent development programme and a unique series of live cinema events the programme unravelled the beauty and hazards of the digital age: from the loss of our digital innocence and individual freedoms to the rise of virtual technology, artificial and indefinable art. 


During the continual DocLab: Elastic Reality exhibition for example, the visitor discovered the latest digital documentaries, virtual reality experiences and interactive installations. No less than 30 projects pushed at the boundaries of our physical and digital world. Artists presenting work were amongst others Sanne De Wilde, AudioCollective SCHIK and Lauren McCarthy. More information about the exhibition can still be found here.


Aside from the exhibition, there were also different live cinema events to discover. During the Immersive Showcase for example the audience was offered live presentations, tech demo's and performances. Aside from specific live cinema events there were also different IDFA documentaries screened at De Brakke Grond.


Last but not least, there was also the DocLab Academy which took place from 17 until 21 November and the Interactive Conference of which you can find an interesting storify that walks you through the conference day.



The DocLab: Elastic Reality programme is a co-production of IDFA DocLab and De Brakke Grond, made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Creative Europe Desk Flanders and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

The tenth anniversary celebrations are supported by The Mondriaan Fund, Pauwhoffonds, Sound and Vision and Arte.

Images: Nichon Glerum