Screen Breach Presentation

Screen Breach Presentation

The Reisma van den Burg grant final presentation will take place on Saturday the 23rd of January from 21:00 until 23:00 (timezone Amsterdam). It will be hosted as a live stream at the bottom of this page.

Since the Reisma van den Burg stipend was awarded, New Media Artist Jip de Beer and international artist collective Videokaffe have been exploring the Screen Breach concept: an artistic form of telepresence. Screen Breach is a hybrid collaboration / presentation format in which different locations (gallery, studio, academy, etc.) are linked together via the internet by means of projectors, webcams, sensors and motors.

Together the artists make drawings or kinetic sculptures. These works are partly virtual, partly physical and influence each other in real time. The highlight of their collaboration (so far) was during the Stream of Trials residency of 2 months at SIGN, during which Screen Breach portals were opened between New York, Eindhoven, Chicago and Turku.

Especially for the Screen Breach sessions, Jip developed the open source tools Mappertje and Pop-out Jitsi Meet, which are now used by thousands of people. And not just for artmaking, since telepresence and video conferencing have gained popularity during the pandemic.

With an intensive six-day course Jip shared the knowledge he acquired with MADtech students of the Frank Mohr Institute. The results will be presented in the live stream below on the 23rd of January from 21:00 until 23:00 (timezone Amsterdam).

Thanks to all the students for their awesome work: Xuanning, Nusch Bourne, Eliza Huang, Reon Cordova, Tianyi Zheng, Riane Pater, Sally Samaan, Ivana Đerić, Ana Čajić, Quintus Glerum, Alan Ahued Naime, Jui-Tsz Shiu, Joris Bosma and Nanne van der Heide.