Onderdeel van Researchlabs 2018

St. Joost- Transition

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 St. Joost Academie Breda presenteert Transition.

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.


“There is a time for everything under the heavens: a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to embrace and a time to shun embracing; a time to search and a time to give up as lost.”

And then there are the times of neither and nor, neither beginning nor end. Rather, this is the time in between. Days that seemingly don’t matter, but still everything happens.

Transition – a process of change, of shifting seasons, of individual and collective transformation.

We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.

Transition, a word that means something vastly different to each one of us in this period of time. Coming from various backgrounds and various nations, we are working on very diverse and very personal projects. We translate the political shifts in our home country into a relatable experience, and share the effects that those shifts have on our own homes and identities. We question prejudices that we either have or are facing, or maybe even both, and what happens if we take the step to bring those prejudices out in the open? We explore the borders between maker and observer – when does the maker become an observer, and when does the material take over as the maker itself? We listen to the rhythms of noise and silence. We observe what we see when we are not fully present, when we are daydreaming. We analyze what happens when objects make the shift from the ordinary to the sacred.

We translate, we question, we explore, we listen, we observe, we analyze. We perform. We connect. We create. And all the while we change, we are being changed.