The Summer Sessions are short-term artist residencies that take place over the summer months. These residencies aim to jumpstart the professional practice of early career artists by offering a highly productive atmosphere of expert feedback, production support and resources, as well as interaction with other international participants. The result is a ‘pressure cooker’ in which artists develop an art project from concept to presentable work, ready to show at an international public event.

Artists: the next call will open around March 2016.

Institutes: the Summer Sessions Network is open for new partners.

Projects Realised

Below are the results from the Summer Sessions since 2009.



WOOF & WOW (2015, Gaspard Bos and Charlot Boonekamp) is a local solution to plastic pollution with special attention to the social-economical context of marginalized communities in Peru. Sponsor and host: V2_, host Peru: Loop.

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A Hipster Bar

A Hipster Bar (2015, Max Dovey) uses image recognition software to enforce a strict door policy that only admits people that look hipster enough. Sponsor and host: V2_

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Union Scope

'Union Scope' (2015, Fako Berkers) finds iconic images on the internet from different European cultures, about topics that concern Europeans today. Sponsor and host: V2_

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Vertigo System

'Vertigo System' (2014) is the Summer Sessions residency project of Máté Pacsika which he developed at Chronus Art Center, Shanghai. Sponsor: V2_ Host: Chronus

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In 'Place-Talk' (2014) a box-shaped locative media device facilitates dialog between online and offline users. The project was developed by artist duo Iris & Cedar (CN). Sponsor: Chronus HostV2_

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Doing Nothing

We are constantly doing things with the general purpose to make ourselves and others more content. Could doing nothing however also be a means to this end? For his residency project 'Doing Nothing' (2014) Maarten Hunink explored a possible answer to this question, by simply doing nothing. Sponsor & HostV2_

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Where are We?

'Where are We?' (2014) is a live-cinema installation developed by Juan Salas Carreño. Sponsor: Revolver Galeria  HostV2_

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'Phonosynthesis' (2014)  is a work developed by Chi Po-Hao during a 2014 Summer Sessions residency at V2_. Sponsor: NTMOFA HostV2_

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Rapid Prototyping

'Rapid Prototyping' (2014) is a series of works developed by Joseph Hughes. Sponsor & HostV2_

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'Reverie' (2014) is a work by Niklas Adam. Sponsor: PNEK HostV2_

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Memory of Form and Matter

"Memory of Form and Matter" (2013) is a sculpture series by Chris Sugrue exploring hybrid digital-physical forms. It combines algorithmically generated structures with digital simulations and animation. Sponsor: LABoralHost: iMAL

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Autopoietic Systems: Speak To Me

The result of the Summer Session 2013 of Špela Petrič is a proposal for a larger project. Sponsor: Baltan Laboratories i.c.w. V2_Host: The George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School and Joe Davis

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the_garden_of_earthly_delights (2013) is a video installation by Oskar Maan.Sponsor: V2_Host: Canadian Film Center

Border Check

"Border Check" (2013) by Roel Roscam Abbing is a software project that illustrates and plays around with the physical and political realities behind the internet. Sponsor: V2_ Host: LABoral

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Analog Sun Tracking

"Analog Sun Tracking" (2013) by Johannes Langkamp follows the movement of the sun through a 24 hours time-lapse video. Sponsor: V2_ Host: Chronus  

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"Neuromancer" (2013) is a work by Chin-Hsiang Hu.Sponsor: NTMOFAHost: V2_

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Pulp Landscape II

"Pulp Landscape II" (2013) is a miniature film studio in a suitcase, by Weiyi Hu.Sponsor: ChronusHost: V2_

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The Iron Ring Project

"The Iron Ring" (2013) is a work by Cecila Jonsson.Sponsor: PNEKHost: V2_

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"Endless (The Automation of Torment)" (2013) is a robot, which performs a desperate, meaningless taks, developed by Leif Parker.Sponsor: Canadian Film CenterHost: V2_

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Post-Human Card

"Post-Human Card" (2013) is an interactive art work by Opel-Tsai Ou Bau.Sponsor: NTMOFAHost: V2_

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"Obstruction" (2012) is a work-in-progress by Po-Ting Lee, in collaboration with Maartje Dijkstra.

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Portrait Series

"Portrait Series" (2012) consists of interactive portraits in which Carina Hesper plays with the human gaze and behavior.

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"N0things" (2012) by Constantijn Smit is an iPhone app that can abstract a simplified geometric shape from a photo.

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Module #2

"Module #2" is the second version of Tom Verbruggen's (TokTek) handmade, wooden four-step sequencer driven by a steam engine.

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"Bioscope" (2012) is the new version of the early movie projector, adjusted to our times by Jon Stam and Simon de Bakker.

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TK 730

The "TK 730" (2011) is a work by the eTextiles Workspace group (Anja Hertenberger, Leonie Urff, Ricardo O'Nascimento and Meg Grant).

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Oil Compass

"Oil Compass" (2011) is an interactive data visualization tool developed by Kasia Molga (UK), co-produced by V2_Lab.

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Moving Mapping

"Moving Mapping" (2011) is a work by Jelle Valk and Olav Huizer (from the WERC collective) on the aesthetics of projection mapping.

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Wearable Urban Routine

"Wearable Urban Routine" (2011) by Xiaowen Zhu is a two-week walk performance with a wearable device.

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"Pseudomorphs" (2010) are tech-couture pieces by Anouk Wipprecht.

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"ObserverObject" (2010) is a work by Joachim Rotteveel, it is a self-portrait and an augmented reality interface which enables the visitor to look through the eyes of the artist/artwork at oneself.

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Action Plant

"Action Plant" (2010) is a work by Ivan Henriques. It is a speculative proposal to empower threatened species of plants with the ability to flee from their aggressors.

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Acoustic Mirror_Moss

"Acoustic Mirror_Moss" (2009) is an audio-visual work by David de Buyser.

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"II" (2009) is a work by Tarik Barri.

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Media Vintage

"Media Vintage" (2009) is a series of interactive electronic textiles developed by Melissa Coleman.

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