EYE Researchlabs 2019-2020
draft text for EYE
(copied from Elysa's wiki)
We are living in anxious times. According to Mayan culture the world should have ended in 2012 and what we have been living in since has just been a strange shadow of the reality that once was. Some say we experience reality as a mere simulation, a world where our experiences have no referents, others say it’s late-stage capitalism and global warming that have created these feelings of anxiety throughout the globe. But are we part of a collective or do we all have a separate understanding of What Is (Not)?
Twenty artists from the Piet Zwart Institute each have their own dialogue with reality. The real is not necessarily what you think it is. The nature of (un-)reality is unstable, transformative, absurd, invisible, and unreliable. In this one hour program the Piet Zwart Institute artists present their own moving image pieces that relate to that What Is (Not) and will open your eyes to the illusions of reality.