Welcome to the online catalogue

Welcome to the LIMA Catalogue. Here you will find over forty years of media art and over two thousand works by five hundred national and international artists. Offered here are narrative and medium-specific works, performance registrations from emerging artists to Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, The Vasulkas, Nan Hoover and Dutch pioneers as Livinus van der Bundt and Peter Struycken.


Tours of the catalogue

  • De LIMA Collectie Online Tours

    Catalogue Tour: De LIMA Collectie

    Vier gastcuratoren presenteren de LIMA collectie. In thematisch opgezette avonden tonen zij onze collectie vanuit een specifieke invalshoek: cinema, performance, activisme en medium specificiteit - vier van de grote thema's binnen de mediakunst. Hier vind je de 4 tours:
    #1. Cinema
    #2. Performance
    #3. Activism
    #4. Medium Specificity

  • Catalogue Tour: Medium Specific Videoart

    From the abstract into the sublime. This tour through the LIMA catalogue shows early and late videoart that have been selected for their visually generic qualities in an attempt to focus on their medium itself, opposed to what message they might communicate. How these works were made play an everlasting role in how these images appear.

    Co-curated by: Jason Langdon and Jata Haan.

  • Catalogue Tour: New In Distribution Summer 2013

    We proudly present seventeen new works that have recently been added to the LIMA distribution collection. This tour guids you through the latest work by established artist and emerging talent.

Insight (2012), Sebastian Diaz Morales, 12'00''

We look at a film crew; the film crew is watching us. Cinema as a mirror of reality that becomes fiction. Or is it vice versa? A world with a mirror image, one that can be accessed by crossing the mirror’s surface. Indeed, within the realm of fiction, mirrors provide characters and readers alike with a gateway to a different world. Interaction with that new environment, be it purely fantastic or disturbingly didactic, pushes one to expand one’s horizons and reconsider the concept of a real world.

I/Eye (1993), Bill Spinhoven (video documentation)

Although we are generally unaware of it, our daily comings and goings are constantly being monitored by cameras and other surveillance-equipment: whether we're in a bank, at an airport, in a museum or a supermarket, our presence is being registered and checked-out practically round-the-clock, as if we were all potential criminals. Big Brother is watching you, or rather peeping surreptitiously at you - the interactive 'I/Eye' however, gazes at you quite openly with the naked eye. 'I/Eye' is a giant eye that fills the entire screen of a video monitor.

Impressions (1978) Nan Hoover, 10'24''

A long, narrow streak of light falls across the screen, a hand plays through it. Now the light is broken by the volume of the hand, then again the light remains intact. The spot of light becomes an object that can be lengthened by means of the index finger. One would think that the finger writes a ray of light. A drawing by Rembrandt has had a decisive influence on Nan Hoover's work. It is therefore not surprising that light and the human body became important themes in her work.