• St. Joost Academy "Unintended"
  • St. Joost Academy "Unintended"
  • St. Joost Academy "Unintended"

Eye on Art Research Labs: AKV|St.Joost School of Art & Design "Unintended"

Eye on Art's 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 (including remixes) 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.

The best-curated programme and the best work will be awarded by a student jury and a jury of Eye film professionals.


I am writing from the empty space.
I don’t choose pages.

I cannot explain it but it is there right in front of me. The flowers, which grow faster and faster. They seem stronger than I will ever be. Therefore, I am asking you once more my friend, can this still be a certainty? And although you are standing on the other side, seeing the same things as me, we are still so far apart. I just want to know how it feels to be like you. Every time I write to you, it is not me who determines time. The only thing I can choose is the emptiness that will be filled with green ink. The loneliness is catching up wiith me. Actually, I do not have time to waste time, but I am still doing it every day by searching for the tail with no end. I just feel blessed staying around and just think about nothing with so much wisdom in my mind, violating my own rules. Am I the one writing, or is someone writing about me. Nothing is getting closer.

For most students of Master Institute of Visual Cultures of AKV|St.Joost School of Art & Design, their contribution to the Eye Research Lab is a first exploration of the moving image. The works they made, strongly related to their own practice, became chapters of one story, intertwined by graphic clips from Amalie Dyrup.

Petru Ciocoiu: “Surprising elements surface, when aspects of an experiment are kept in control”
Leonie Schepers: “An experiential journey where everything we believe is true”
Giulia Magro: “A monologue about a grotesque nightmare or a premonitory dream”
Ying Liu: “A drawing of two people, considering balance and sound”
Monique vd Ven: "Seeing the existing world of microbes and tiny organisms"
Andela Vidic: “Words wrapped in personalized memories painted in green color”
Geert vd Schaaf: “Journey to something, an open endless mind. The thoughts of the wanderer”
Minke Nouwens: “Archival-footage with self-shot images explores artistic vulnerability”
Yan Zhao: “A story of China and Bengal told through the eyes of two friends”
Lena Paßlick: “Wanting to give attentiveness to unconscious things”
Jard van Everdink: “A poem: drifting away from reality, I try to find my anchor”
Monique vd Ven: “Ants” (a video installation to be experienced in the wardrobe of Eye)