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Research Labs 2022: KABK

Royal Academy of Art: The Theatre as Frame

Research Labs 2022

Celebrating Eye's tenth anniversary of inviting students to curate research based programs, it is time to contemplate on the venue itself: the (film) theatre as unique space where creators interact with an audience.

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“Bis ihr alle Brecht wie Bertolt” (Until you all break like Bertolt) – Samy Deluxe

The eyes of the audience are used to a crisp, segurated look. We consume images alone or collectively in a space which is dedicated to the flexible craft, or in private caves. The audience is blessed or cursed by the shown visuals taken away into a shelter of imagination and conflict.

Immersed in the play

When we watch a film on Netflix we don’t pay attention to how the story is told in a formal way. We are immersed in the play. The play plays itself upon us; we are the platform which is distilling moments, phrases and habits into our forever after. Our daily life consists of reenacted fragments. We all actually play our favorite visual scenes. We are passing our collective visual archive by being present. Or not?

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In 2022 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Eye Research Labs. Every year during the time of the 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.

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Research Labs 2022: KABK
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Winners 2022

During the festive 10th edition, the Best, Most Urgent and Most Surprising works were awarded by the Cherry Pickers, a group of students from the participating academies.

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