Summer Sessions @ V2_
'Summer Sessions' are short-term, international residencies for emerging artists that are organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world. During the program the artists work in a highly productive atmosphere in which continuous support, feedback and expert supervision is offered. Resulting in a development of a project from concept to presentable work, ready to show.
The artist residency program is done at V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
This year’s edition included Norway based artists - Siri Borge and Zane Cerpina.
By Siri Borge (NO)
'Undiscovered Territory' has its starting point in a series of MRI-scans of the artist’s genital area. They are presented as 49 different slides, both from the front to the back, and from the top to the bottom. These images are laser printed on plexiglass, and presented both horizontal and vertical, according to what perspective they were captured.
The work makes reference to the lack of research on the female body in medical science. The answer as to why this lack of research exists is as simple as it is provoking: the lack of interest in female health issues, which leads to the lack of funding, which leads to the lack of research.
'The Opinify App'
By Zane Cerpina (LV/NO)
‘The Opinify App’ is a social media platform that exposes you to ideas that exist outside of your friend circle, without leaving your favorite social media platform. ‘The Opinify app’ is an experimental and interactive platform that tests and shapes your opinions in a time of global crisis. It is getting hot and crowded on this planet: we need myriads of opinions to help us navigate through this mess.
Read more about the Summer Sessions edition 2016 at V2_'s website.