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Test_Lab series

Test_Lab is a public event series organized by V2_ that provides an informal setting for the presentation, demonstration, testing, and discussion of artistic research and development.

Since 2006, V2_ has been organizing a public program under the name Test_Lab. The target group consists of artists, scientists, technicians, theorists and students carrying out work at the cutting edge of technology, society and art.

Although each edition has a specific theme, Test_Labs have a low entry threshold and are therefore always accessible for a wide audience of interested people. New developments in the field of artistic research and development are demonstrated, tested, presented and discussed at the Test_Labs. The programs offer a broad context for new work and work in development, bringing together specialists from a wide range of scientific and artistic disciplines, young creators, students, and theorists in an informal setting. In each individual Test_Lab program, a different subject is tackled through a constantly changing informal format.

Because input and feedback from experts, colleagues and potential users/audience members is crucial in the development process of art, audience participation is an important component of these programs. Thus Test_Lab offers participating artists, scientists, technicians, theorists and students a unique informal, art-oriented test environment (usually absent in the studio or laboratory), and the always-present hands-on elements mean no visitor leaves without trying, experiencing, making or testing something new. At Test_Lab, visitors transform into participants, and participants into their own audience. In a playful manner, each edition of Test_Lab offers a glimpse behind the scenes of artistic research and development.

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Oct 2022

Test_Lab: Smart Hybrid Forms

Test_Lab: Smart Hybrid Forms puts us in the triangle of art, technology, and vegetal life. Recent artistic experiments bring back a long-standing question concerning the power of the vegetal: how can we use plant sensitivity to light, touch, ...

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Sep 2022

Test_Lab: Composing Interactions

A Test_Lab to celebrate the publication of Marije Baalman’s book Composing Interactions.

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Sep 2022

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2022

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2022 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Sep 2021

Test_Lab: Destructive Circuits with Dani Ploeger

Artist Dani Ploeger introduces his research into the use of hacked consumer electronics in Improvised Explosive Devices.

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Sep 2021

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2021 [Sold Out]

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2021 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Apr 2021

Test_Lab: Social Distancing - Virtual Bonding

Test_Lab: Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding explores whether and how current technologies enable us to remain virtually connected to each other in times of physical distancing.

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Nov 2020

Test_Lab - Of Microbes and Matter

This event is part of our Test_Lab series and will take place online.

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Sep 2020

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2020

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2020 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Nov 2019

Test_Lab: Machinic Ecologies

A Test_Lab featuring artistic research by Tin Dožić, Silvio Vujičić, Bojan Gagić and Miodrag Gladović on the theme of 'Machinic ecologies'.

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Jul 2019

Test_Lab: Graceful Extinction

In this edition of Test_Lab, we’re looking ahead to our planet after the inevitable fact that humanity got extinct. We’re looking at ways to leave our mother earth behind. Focusing on the steps needed to help other life forms survive, as a way ...

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Nov 2018

Test_Lab: Artists on AI

Test_Lab: Artists on AI will showcase artistic research by artists and designers who are collaborating with V2_Lab on projects involving artificial intelligence and behavior.

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Apr 2018

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions Homecoming

Every year, V2_ selects a group of up-and-coming artists to spend the summer at some of our partner institutes for an intense short-term residency.

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Nov 2017

Test_Lab: Function Creep

The third Test_Lab of 2017 takes the so-called 'Function Creep' as its main theme. Function Creep: 'the gradual widening of the use of a technology or system beyond the purpose for which it was originally intended.'

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Sep 2017

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2017

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2017 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Jul 2017

Test_Lab: the Graduation Edition 2017

At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

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Sep 2016

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2016

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2016 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Jul 2016

Test_Lab: the Graduation Edition 2016

At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

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Sep 2015

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2015

Test_Lab: Summer Sessions 2015 presents the outcomes of this year's Summer Sessions residencies. The projects will be demonstrated live and the audience will be invited to ‘test’ the artworks hands-on.

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Jul 2015

Test_Lab The Graduation Edition 2015

At the end of every academic year, Test_Lab takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

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Dec 2014

Test_Lab: Genomic Gastronomy

Test_Lab: Genomic Gastronomy features The Center for Genomic Gastronomy (Zack Denfield, Cathrine Kramer and Emma Conley) with special guests.

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