‘Best curated program’ is gewonnen door de Leiden Universiteit voor hun programma Expectations of the Cinematic Space. ‘Best original work’ was van Robin van Creij (VJ Academy and AKV|St.Joost) voor zijn installatie Sentient Chandelier.
Een nieuwe lichting curatoren en kunstenaars presenteerde tijdens de EYE on Art Researchlabs zelf samengestelde programma’s en remixes van materiaal in de EYE-collectie.
Uit het juryrapport
Best curated program
The three programs that were presented May 16, 2017 as part of the Eye on Art Researchlab were all interesting and well received.The prize of the best curated program goes to the University of Leiden for their program “Expectations of the Cinematic Space”. The jury appreciated that the program investigated and presented different aspects of ‘cinematic space’, using films from the EYE collection, contemporary films and a remix of archival footage and newly made footage. The choice of some of the films contributed to the capacity of the program to make the spectator think of different aspects of the cinema and cinematic space and the jury felt that there was a great deal of urgency and originality in the way the topic was investigated and translated into an interesting and entertaining program.
Best original work
The prize of the best original work was attributed to Robin van Creij (VJ Academy and AKV|St.Joost) for his installation Sentient Chandelier. Using the Bits & Pieces from the EYE archives as source material, Robin created an installation that artistically played with the concept of the ‘fragment’ in a 3-dimensional work that is playful, interactive and communicative. The realization of the work was carefully done with great attention for detail and quality. The Sentient Chandelier is imaginative and highly original and is exemplary for artistic use of archival footage to create new meanings and experiences. The jury considered this especially interesting in the context of EYE as an institute for the promotion and presentation of archive films. This installation therefore coincides very well with the objectives and framework of EYE.