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A still from an experimental animated film which depicts a head made up of multi-coloured, multi-faceted elements. In the background, white clouds ploom on a sea-green background.

ResearchLabs 2024

10 February 2024

Researchlabs 2024: Piet Zwart

Researchlabs 2024: Piet Zwart

Eye Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms.

During the yearly Research Labs presentations, Eye is a hub for students of academies and universities who flock to present their own work and view that of others.

Researchlabs 2024: Leiden University

Researchlabs 2024: Leiden University

Researchlabs 2024: KABK (Royal Academy of Art)

Researchlabs 2024: KABK (Royal Academy of Art)

The academies participating in the Research Labs are Sandberg Institute, Piet Zwart Institute, Rietveld Academie, Leiden University, Royal Academy of Art, University of Amsterdam, VJ Academy and Master Institute of Visual Cultures (St. Joost School of Art & Design).

poster Researchlabs 2024

poster Researchlabs 2024

ResearchLabs 2024

10 February, the VR project Anatomy and Identity by VR Academy can also be visited between 10:00 and 20:00.

Once all the works have been shown, the Cherry Pickers, a group of students from the academies, will award the best programme, the most urgent work, the most surprising work with a Cherry and also will award a Wild Cherry. The Cherries are designed and printed by artist Tibor Dieters.

Researchlabs 2024: Sandberg Instituut

Researchlabs 2024: Sandberg Instituut

Cherry Pickers 2024

This year, the Cherry Pickers awarded:

Cherry for the Most Surprising Work:

Copper Dream (Jingfeng Shen, Piet Zwart Institute)

Cherry for the Most Urgent Work:

A Childhood Dream (Kim Akkermans, Royal Academy of Art)

Wild Cherry:

A Night Piece For Those Who Feel Or Felt Like They Are Falling (Tessa Langeveld, Piets Zwart Institute)

Cherry for the Best Curated Programme:

Performing the Screen (University of Amsterdam)