Nerdlab – An exhibition of technological applications for multimedia consumer products.

nerdlab banner November 2012


 Alternate Realities

From Augmented and Virtual Reality to Fantasy and Science Fiction

Traveling art- and technology fair from Breda via ‘s-Hertogenbosch to Eindhoven.
BREDA  October 26th until November 14th and ‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH November 23rd until December 2nd

EINDHOVEN December 7th – December 16th

Location:  TAC, Vonderweg 11 Eindhoven

open: daily from    01:00PM – 05:00PM   with an opening program the 7th of December at 8PM.


Di 11 dec: Brain Battle, segment of Play the Future, 4PM-10PM
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Wo 12 dec: Upstage, 1PM-10PM (upstage)
Do 13 dec: PechaKucha, 8:30PM-11:30PM. (

Nerdlab is recurring annually, a traveling festival focussed on art, science and technology. The Alternate Realities edition improvises on the rising demand for dreams, fantasies and utopian perceptions, as a reaction on the current consolidated and commercial society. The exposition shows pieces of art that move on to the territory of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Augmented and Virtual Reality.

The exposition shows (interactive) technological installations, videos, future food, surrealistic paintings and drawings from more than 10 artists. By means of art they offer an insight in the fantasy of artists and the alternative realities they create.

Organisation: Digitale Werkplaats (‘s-Hertogenbosch) in cooperation with the E-Pulsefestival (Breda) and MAD emergent art center (Eindhoven).


VIDEO – de NerdLab expo trailer:


= List of Contributing artists =

Arne Hendriks

Man depletes energy, requires food and needs space. The necessary resources tend to run low by our expansive drive for growth. What happens if we shrink instead of grow? The Incredible Shrinking Man is a continuous, speculative research after the possibilities to shrink the human body to 20 inches.

Bram Snijders / DEFRAME Collective
Sensible1.0 is an interactive media installation, making virtual layers touchable. Entering the installation one is besieged by a second skin of lines. The virtual layer is a representation of x y z coordinates captured real time in a physical environment.


Eva van Asseldonk

Future Food; fluorized and smoking snacks in unconventional forms and colours transport the observer right into the future. Art for all senses.



Fremithi makes black-and-white drawings of machines that appear to have come from the future, or yet from the past? Behold a random collection of technological and organic forms, left out a direct meaning; an anatomical study from the universe.


Floris Kaaijk    

The film of The Flying Dutchman – did it work out? Can man fly? - attributed to a tremendous excitement in the media during the course of 2012. Floris Kaaijk made a documentary about the project Human Birdwings and his alter ego Jarno Smeets, that offers a peek behind the scenes.


Jakob de Jonge

Life-sized, colourful paintings of Jakob de Jonge offer a disorienting panorama of reality. His paintings are a fabrication of the tension that excists between opposites like hope and fear, ideal and reality, faith and cynism, honesty and hypocricy.


Jan van Nuenen

In the video Evolizer black-and-white shapes move through a futuristic town. One of the postures wears a mystical box and leads you into a building. The box opens and reveals its own laws of physics. Onward a violent struggle for life is the next experience. Who’s the strongest?



Joris Strijbos
Vindauga stems from ancient Norwegian which translation gives ‘wind eye’, one of the first words describing the concept of what we today call a window in a building. The video Vindauga is inspired by the notion of a window giving sight on an abstract, imaginary landscape. The installation contains of three different approaches to enter this world.



Julian Oliver
LevelHead is a spatial memory game and uses a hand-held solid-plastic cube as its only interface. On-screen it appears each face of the cube contains a little room, each of which are logically connected by doors. Players have the goal to move the character from room to room, cube to cube in an attempt to find the final exit door of all three cubes. If this door is found the character will appear to leave the cube, walk across the table surface and vanish.. The game then begins again.


Michal Brezinski
NANODISCO is the real time construction of musical instrument based on feedback between microbes and voice-music performance. On the stage the music performance artist will connect his human voice with output of the music created by the microbes movement and we can hear the same as what the microbes do.


Sander Veenhof en Victor de Vries
The Augmented Reality (AR) application Powerpoint360 connects the geographically attached data-world in which we live accessible through the smartphone. This application allows the user a glance into the future, when Augmented Reality applications will be more integrated in our daily lives.

VIDEO – an application of NerdLab, LAYAR




This project is supported by:

        Centrum Beeldende Kunst, cbk       Digitale Werkplaats, dw       E-PULSE FESTIVAL       Brabants Kenniscentrum Kunst en Cultuur, bkkc       Cultuurfonds BNG, cf       Provincie Noord-Brabant Nederland, nb      


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