2021 Yolande van der Heide
  • guest advisor
  • 2021
2021 Aaron Schuster
  • guest advisor
  • 2021
2020 Julian Abraham Togar id
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba mx
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Razia Barsatie sr
  • resident
  • 2020
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2020 Kirsty Bell
  • advisor
  • 2020
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2020 Verena Blok nl
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Ansuya Blom
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Simnikiwe Buhlungu za
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Stéphane Calais
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Monster Chetwynd
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Isabelle Cornaro
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Irene de Craen nl
  • guest resident
  • 2020
2020 Alice Creischer
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Yael Davids
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Leonardo Dellanoce
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Ali Eyal iq
  • resident
  • 2020
2020 Omer Fast
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Gijs Frieling nl
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
2020 Ellen Gallagher
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Robert Glas nl
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Erin Gleeson
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Sigurdur Gudmundsson
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Saemundur Thor Helgason is/nl
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Hannah Dawn Henderson gb
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Jaki Irvine
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Yazan Khalili ps
  • guest resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Penelope Koliopoulou gr
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 John Kørner
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Wouter van der Laan nl
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Sungeun Lee kr
  • resident
  • 2020
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2020 Tessa Mars ht
  • resident
  • 2020
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2020 Polina Medvedeva nl/ru
  • resident
  • 2020
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2020 Metahaven (Vinca Kruk & Daniel van der Velden)
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Philippe-Alain Michaud
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Aernout Mik
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Lisa Milroy
  • guest advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Mihnea Mircan
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Sohrab Mohebbi
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021
2020 Melvin Moti
  • advisor
  • 2020
  • 2021

Ali Eslami & Mamali Shafahi

  • guest resident
    • 2020

Artist statement

VR-artist and developer Ali Eslami and visual and video artist Mamali Shafahi are working together on NERD FUNK, a modular, pluridisciplinary project centred on an immersive VR experience dealing with five major contemporary themes. As members of the first post-internet, social media generation, they share a fascination for how new digital tools, and social media as an ephemeral phenomenon, influence today's digital culture and visual expressions. Approaching Instagram as an archive in 2018, they began to capture the Instagram Stories of over 700 people whose posts might be described as avant-garde, reflecting a distinctive new aesthetic. This archive of moving images, which continues to grow, forms the basis for NERD FUNK as a whole and feeds into the VR installation and experience, lecture performances, print publications, and so on.

With the first two chapters of the project Eslami and Shafahi won a Golden Calf at the Netherlands Film Festival last September. During their three months guest residency at the Rijksakademie, they will create a new VR chapter to their project, focusing on nature and green issues, while simultaneously developing their concept of lecture performances.

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