Date & Time: Thursday July 2, 8 PM – 9:30 PM (CEST)
Location: Crowdcast (please register)
Following the insightful and inspiring first Online Studio Visit last month, we announce our second edition of 2020 taking place on Thursday July 2nd. Our first guest is Jakob Kudsk Steensen, who is internationally known for his large-scale video and XR installations that invite viewers into new ecological realities. Sabrina Ratté also joins as our second guest, together we will explore the architectural and sculptural landscapes of her works.
In a physically-distanced-accepted form, the FIBER Online Studio Visits are a unique opportunity to gain an insight to artistic making processes and learn about the wide variety of contemporary artistic practises in digital culture. Leading up to the FIBER Festival 2020 we will visit two studios every month, where together with the creators we will explore their work processes and the way they adapt to the current COVID-19 reality.
Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK)
Jakob Kudsk Steensen is a Danish artist and art director based in New York City. He is concerned with how imagination, technology and ecology intertwine. In a practice that emphasizes field work and collaboration, Kudsk Steensen develops large-scale video and XR installations that invite viewers into new ecological realities. He has recently exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale, the Serpentine Galleries, the PinchukArtCentre, MATADERO Madrid among other institutions and festivals. A most notable project of his, Deep Listener, was a first of its kind to use AR to guide the public on an audio-visual ecological exploration through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, London.
Sabrina Ratté (CAN)
Sabrina Ratté is a Canadian artist living in Paris. Her practice includes video, animation, installations, sculptures, audio-visual performances and prints. Mixing analog technologies, photography and 3D animation, she investigates the influence of digital and physical spaces and the interplay between these surroundings and subjectivity. She was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award (CAN) in 2019 and 2020 and she is represented by Charlot Gallery in Paris and Ellephant Gallery in Montreal.
The series of studio visits run from June to September are part of the pre-programme for the upcoming FIBER Festival 2020 (September 24-27). More festival info: FIBER Festival 2020
FIBER Online Studio Visits are supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.