13-24 nov 2024
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DocLab Live: The Art of Resistance
DocLab Live: The Art of Resistance
Description
Without resistance, there is no movement. Live showcase of immersive artists that embrace the force of friction in art, technology, personal defiance and disruptive human interactions. From the very personal Dance Permit (denied), in which Claudix Vanesix presents a 360 VR reinterpretation of a traditional Peruvian dance, originally only to be performed by men, to Mariana Luiza’s poetic, counter-colonial answer to Brazil’s racial legacy in the immersive installation Redemption. Where in Going back Home, Mother VR Catalina Alarcón uses VR headsets to transgress the cold unforgiving walls of a Chilean female prison, Traversing the Mist invites audiences to enter a virtual and surreal gay sauna with someone else. Finally, in the interactive web project Offset: The Boiler Room, artists Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne ask us to embrace the awkwardness of cold-calling a CEO’s from poluting companies, in a radical attempt at creating alternative revenue streams for climate action.
Composition
Dance Permit (Denied)

Dance Permit (Denied)

Certain traditional dances in Peru are performed only by men. In this 360 VR performance, female-born, non-binary trans person Claudix Vanesix connects this dance with their birthplace, religion and a critique of the patriarchy.
Fresh Memories: The Look

Fresh Memories: The Look

Inspired by Marina Abramović’s performance “The Artist Is Present,” this VR experience places you face-to-face with residents of the devastated Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, as they stare at you in silence, amid the ruins of their homes or workplaces.
Going Back Home: Mother VR

Going Back Home: Mother VR

Chilean women in prison have limited contact with their family and children. This VR experience shows how a handful of women behind bars get a brief opportunity to stand beside their children in virtual reality.
Offset: Boiler Room

Offset: Boiler Room

Offset: Boiler Room, a call-center-like installation developed by artists Tega Brain and Sam Lavigne, offers a critical look at existing carbon compensation schemes and engages participants in direct action.
Redemption

Redemption

In this immersive installation, creator Mariana Luiza critiques Brazil’s racial whitening ideology throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, offering a poetic, counter-colonial reading of the painting Ham’s Redemption.
Traversing the Mist

Traversing the Mist

Step into the body of a young Taiwanese man and wander the red-lit corridors of a surreal gay sauna populated by naked men with identical faces. An erotic labyrinth in spacious animated VR.
IDFA DocLab: Phenomenal Friction
With this year's theme Phenomenal Friction, DocLab explores friction in all its forms. The exhibition program invites audiences to look beyond technological efficiency and convenience, to explore the resistance that can propel creativity forward and the conflict that reveals life's complexities.
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(this conversation is) Off the Record

(this conversation is) Off the Record

DocLab
Nirit Peled
Netherlands
2023
50 min
IDFA Festival

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