[spectre] V2_Newsletter February 2010

V2_ joris at v2.nl
Fri Jan 22 14:26:45 CET 2010

V2_Newsletter February 2010

V2_events: World Skin: Maurice Benayoun

January 22: Official opening in the presence of the artist at 17:30
Installation/Exhibition: Jan 22–Feb 7, 2010
Open daily from 13:00–19:00 | Admission € 3,- | Eendrachtsstraat 10,

A visit to World Skin is a poignant experience. Armed with a camera,
visitors are placed in a war zone that is visualized on a large
projection screen in 3D animation and video.

Benayoun presented the first version of world skin in 1997. In 1998 the
impressive installation won the Golden Nica Award in the interactive Art
Category at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. Back then, World
Skin was a CAVE environment but it has now evolved into a 3D animation
with video on a flat screen. In this new set-up at V2_ Benayoun applies
the latest 3D projection technology, combined with a new and
sophisticated interactive scenario.



V2_Lab: Internship research project “Closer”

“Closer” is looking for five students to join their multidisciplinary
team. This internship will take place between February and April 2010.
The team will be guided by the experts of V2_ and the Institute for
Sound and Vision and will collaborate on the development of innovative
experience concepts for the presentation and interaction of audiovisual
archiving material.

Send your résumé and a short motivation letter before January 25th to
V2_Lab: jan at v2.nl



V2_ is now an official partner of Open_Sailing

The Open_Sailing research community has as ultimate goal the creation
of several international floating laboratories that will drift across
the world’s oceans, utilizing the principles of open-source technology
and social networks. Cesar Harada of the Open_Sailing gave his first
presentation on Open_Sailing outside the UK at V2_ in 2009 at Test_Lab:
What Crisis?! V2_ is supporting the further development of Open_Sailing
with other partners.



V2_Lab: Herman Asselberghs - New artist in residence

 From February until April 2010, Brussels-based artist Herman
Asselberghs will work in residence at the V2_Lab to develop a new video
work under the working title Inside out: Exhibiting the Laptop.
Asselberghs will investigate the origin and the final destination of a
laptop’s components.


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