Cultural Matter: Constant Dullaart

In 2016, on invitation of Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Constant Dullaart created an online performance based on a historical army of mercenaries who fought in the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). This Hessian army was originally hired by the British to fight the American independence. In his performance, Dullaart used soldiers names to create thousands of fake Facebook profiles. The army is resurrected to fight the American social media giants. Constant Dullaart had to enter the...


LIMA at Jungle Amsterdam: Variscoop #2

In collaboration with John Prop (stichting Polderlicht) LIMA presents Variscoop #2; the second of three evenings filled with video- and sound art from artists working and/or living in The Netherlands. Minimal animation, digital image manipulations, color experiments, soundscapes and artistic documentaries, the works that are presented this evening show great variation and diversity.

At Variscoop #2 the following works are presented:
Michiel van Bakel:...


LIMA Presents. Non-linear: Dark Cinema

Dark Cinema is the first of three Non-linear screenings curated by Shama Khanna in collaboration with LIMA. Previous screenings have taken place at Close-up Film Centre in London, warehouse, Berlin and CCA in Glasgow in collaboration with LUX Scotland.

Dark Cinema
All of the works have literal darkness in them - what does this kind of seeing in the dark permit? Other references assimilate darkness: subterranean and submerged; post-human visions; chiaroscuro...


Cultural Matter: Annet Dekker on Deli Near .info (Pt.II)

The internet is dominated by controlling and selecting (and censoring) structures and algorithms. Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel questioned how he as an artist could intervene in these structures, and built a complete up and running digital social network With this work, van den Dorpel wants to undermine the dominant linear structures which are central to the feeds of mainstream social media. Because the users are able to link any content element (image, website,...


The LIMA Collection: New Work

On the 4th of April, LIMA proudly presents brand new works by Yu Araki & Daniel Jacoby, Foundland Collective (Lauren Alexander & Ghalia Elsrakbi), Michiel van Bakel, PolakVanBekkum (Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum) and Zeno van den Broek.
26/03/2018 to 30/03/2018

Workshop Preservation of Media Art


This workshop invites conservators and registrars working with media artworks in museums to gain an understanding of the different components involved in documenting and preserving media artworks for the sake of preservation and future presentations.

Museums see themselves increasingly confronted with the questions and challenges related to displaying and preserving media art and digital art. These...
22/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

Transformation Digital Art 2018 | International Symposium on Digital Art Preservation


The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?


Cultural Matter: Filippo Lorenzin on Nicholas O’Brien (Pt.ll)

Filippo Lorenzin is curator and critic specialised in the relation of art, society and technology. Lorenzin lives and works in London and writes for, among others, Furtherfield, Artribune and Digicult. He is invited to analyse the technical and material implications of a game as a work of art.

LIMA at Transmediale/festival

During Transmediale festival 2018, LIMA invites artists and professionals to discuss the development of a digital art canon. The goal is to bring the rich history of such art to the fore in an increasingly digitally minded contemporary art context, and to open it to the public.


Cultural Matter: Nicholas O’Brien in Conversation with Isabelle Arvers (Pt.I)

The third solo exhibition in the context of Cultural Matter is the work The Trolley (2017) by artist Nicholas O’Brien. The Trolley is, in the artist's own words, an essay game artwork. It revolves around the progressive disappearance of a mode of public transport in the urban landscape. The game is made into an installation and the story is a metaphor for the changes in public space and infrastructure in the US. A both medium specific and politically relevant work - that pushes...