The Jan van Eyck Academy
Post academic research centre for art, design and theory
2 year research project
Maastricht, The Netherlands
January 2009 – December 2010
The Jan van Eyck Academie is a post-academic institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design and theory. Essential to the organisation is that the institute is an open meeting place for artists, theoreticians, designers, architects, curators, and writers.
Our research there focused on the fields of film theory, memory studies and visual theory. During the research period we created a new body of work exploring space, time and memory, propositions which were considered through a number of strategies. These included stretching the systematic control language and grammar hold on constructions of time, and the use of documentation of past and possible future events to suggest alternate realities and implanted memories.
While working at the Jan van Eyck we produced a National Touring exhibition in the UK with VIVID in Birmingham, Danielle Arnaud in London and Artsway in Hampshire. These exhibitions included the videos Inbindable Volume and This Story is About a Little Boy, and the publication Apeirophobia, which were central to our research.
We also produced the performance Future Research, the publication L’Atelier est Mort, VIVE l’Atelier! as well as running regular events with the Janvantastic Cine Club.