UNFOLD #2 Reinterpretation as Creative Act


UNFOLD #2 Reinterpretation as Creative Act

After the first fruitful UNFOLD-event on the 6th of June 2016, the second public UNFOLD programme will revolve around discourses on liveness, embodiment and memory in performance, new media and digital art within institutional contexts. We will turn around key concepts such as presence, agency and embodiment to investigate conventional strategies by which society preserves and redisplays cultural artifacts created with media formats. All...

01/08/2016 to 14/08/2016

Summer break


Summer has arrived and LIMA will too have a little summer break. From August 1st until August 14th the LIMA office will be closed. Contact with individual staff will be possible through email but is limited.

From Monday 15th of August we are back at the office to serve you the finest of media art, help you preserve precious works and distribute media art around the world.  

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!



Doe ik het goed? Kennisdag Digitale Duurzaamheid - NCDD

In opdracht van het Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed (NDE) werkprogramma Houdbaar, onderzoekt LIMA in 2015 en 2016 de Cd-rom archivering voor kunstwerken. Mede hiermee neemt LIMA deel aan de te ontwikkelen samenhangende en sectoroverstijgende infrastructuur voor born-digital erfgoed. Tijdens de Kennisdag Digitale Duurzaamheid, georganiseerd door de NCDD, presenteert LIMA emulatieprocedures voor cd-rom-...


UNFOLD #1 Mediation by Reinterpretation

LIMA presents the kick off of

UNFOLD: Mediation and Remediation of media art, re­enactment and reinterpretation.

LIMA is researching new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of media art, digital art and performances. This new one-year research project is a collaborative, international research network that together will be examining re-interpretation as emerging practice for conserving of media artworks.

We are happy to...
The New Dress, 2016

LIMA & Cracking The Frame present: Donna Verheijden and Roy Villevoye


On Thursday, May 26th, the artists Donna Verheijden and Roy Villevoye will present their latest work at LIMA, as part of Cracking The Frame Presents.

Donna Verheijden
After a first screening at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Land of Desire - Happy is the New Black (2016) will celebrate its Amsterdam premiere on May 26 at LIMA. The screening will be preceded by a presentation by Donna Verheijden, in which she talks about her artistic...




Performance: thinking through Event and Duration

The body, the object, the camera, the act: performance and media art are closely linked. The two disciplines react on each other and feed each other. On the third night of THE LIMA COLLECTION 2016, Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb (If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution) will focus on performance as one of the recurrent themes within media art. Starting form performance theory, they will...




A white flag, a burning television. How do media artists from the seventies and today deal with mass media? How do they create or criticise a media event? And what is their position within society? 

For this second edition of THE LIMA COLLECTION, video artist Douwe Dijkstra selected old and new works revolving around the theme media activism. With the same humour that characterises his own work, but also with a critical eye, he will present work by, among others, Ant Farm,...




On Wednesday, March 9, LIMA will open her 2016 screening series with a celebration of the new! A selection of new works by young and renowened artists from the LIMA collection will be screened in the presence of the artists. Next to al this, sound artist Mark IJzerman will perform live!

Mark IJzerman is a sound artist, composer & performer working with interactive and procedural sound. In his performances he works a lot...

Rafael Rozendaal
18/02/2016 to 19/02/2016

Transformation Digital Art 2016 - International symposium on the preservation of born-digital art

Transformation Digital Art - 2 Day International symposium about born digital artworks / software based artworks and their preservation for the future by selling, buying,presenting, emulation, re-enactment, re-installation, re-interpretation and documentation.

03/02/2016 to 04/02/2016

Jonas Lund 24 hours at LIMA


LIMA and the artist Jonas Lund are proud to present For Preview Only, a 24-hour piece based on the collection of LIMA. The 'For Preview Only'-files of 2336 works and 463,8 hours of art have been appropriated by the artist and brought together in a 24-hour (online) piece. 

The launch and screening of the work For Preview Only will take place on Wednesday, February 3 from 3 PM at LIMA/LAB111 in the presence of the artist, followed by a day and night full of media art...