Onderdeel van Researchlabs 2018

KABK- Selling Your Soul to the Devil

Het podium is vandaag aan een nieuwe lichting curatoren en kunstenaars. Studenten van acht kunstacademies en universiteiten stellen een programma samen met nieuw werk, remixes van films of korte historische avant-gardefilms uit de collectie van EYE. De Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag presenteert Selling your Soul to the Devil.

In de Researchlabs presenteren studenten van acht opleidingen ieder een programma van een uur. Researchlabs geven ruimte aan het onverwachte en zijn vaak een kruisbestuiving met andere kunstvormen zoals performances of beeldende kunst. Researchlabs bieden ook de mogelijkheid om onderzoek te doen in EYE’s collectie en stimuleren zo de talentontwikkeling van een nieuwe lichting curatoren en kunstenaars. De voertaal is Engels.

KABK - Selling Your Soul to the Devil

Souls for sale, 7 artists available, investments also welcome. After several attempts to summon the devil we have all managed to sell not only our souls, but also our firstborns. This is a sacrifice, a promise from us to you, to be great artists, create an astonishing programme, and become legends. We assure you a great time. You will encounter some high-ranking demons, a glimpse of the cyborg future, octopuses, a Russian army and a couple watching TV.


Avgud: ’The Song Remains the Same’ Decades pass, the song remains the same. Regimes fall, the song remains the same. People die, the song remains the same. 

Indra Gleizde: «untitled» How did we come to think that we are different from other animals? That only we have a divine spark in the form of a soul? How would it feel to find out that we, humans, have no place in this cosmic struggle?

Elisa Van Merkesteijn: «untitled» Have you ever felt this thing inside you. This growing feeling that frightens you. This feeling of losing control of yourself. It starts somewhere down in your toes. It goes into your veins and it rises up towards your lungs, your brain, your heart… your soul. Something else is taking control. What is it? Is it the devil that is living inside of us? Have we all created our own devil?

Sophia Wester: Watching TV in the Hague Has Burger King got anything to do with the taking of our soul? Can the artistic gene itself be the devil? These are questions that will be addressed in this piece with a filling of curated material, a short movie with a couple watching TV in The Hague.

Io Sivertsen: WHERE IS CATHARINA HART? «Life is a muscle, you have to train it to be able to lift its weight.» - Catharina Hart My name is Io and I am a documentary filmmaker. This is the story of a life coach and the struggle to find her and the will not only to live forever, but also to be young forever.

Qiran Xu: No, my lord, I find it there, as always What do you think the Devil looks like? An old evil man, or an innocent girl, or a close friend of yours? How much are you willing to pay to get what you want from the devil?

And Sophie Beerens.