KABK students win prize for the most surprising work at EYE’s Researchlabs

Eye Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films from Eye’s collection.

Each year, KABK students can join the Researchlabs at EYE by participating in the IST Lab organized by KABK tutors Anna Abrahams & Jan Frederik Groot.

Performance Switch by Wouter van Wessel & Magali Speicher

KABK IST Lab: The Theatre as Frame

This year is the tenth time that the Eye Film museum is inviting students to curate research-based programs, the right moment to contemplate the venue itself: the (film) theatre as a unique space where creators interact with an audience.

When we watch a film on Netflix we don’t pay attention to how the story is told in a formal way. We are immersed in the play. The play plays itself upon us; we are the platform which is distilling moments, phrases and habits into our forever after. Our daily life consists of reenacted fragments. We all actually play our favorite visual scenes. We are passing our collective visual archive by being present. Or not?

Winners Most Surprising Work

Photo: Tibor Dieters

During the festive 10th edition on 12 February, KABK student Jemima de Jonge wins with her project Enter Amazons the prize for Most Surprising Work.





Still from video Eight Equals D by Hani Chladilová

Performance during Research Labs 2022