moddr_ is a young and upcoming artistic medialab formed in Rotterdam in 2007. Since it's inception the lab has gained international recognition for innovative projects showcasing a subversive approach to new media and digital culture, culminating in the global success and media spectacle surrounding their “Web2.0 Suicide Machine” in 2010.
The moddr_core-team is Danja Vasiliev (NL/RU), Gordan Savicic (NL/AT) and Walter Langelaar (NL), a group of alumni from the Media Design MA course, at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. The name “moddr_” resembles the dutch word ‘modder‘, meaning mud, a name chosen to show that a large part of the lab's practice involves modification (modding) and re-creation of already existing technology. The lab's members found they share a general dislike to the idea of contemporary media being labeled ‘new’, and made it part of their mission to display a critical perspective on issues related to this through their artistic practice. Basically the lab consists of some very geeky fine-artists...
The output of the moddr_lab consists of hard- and software development, lectures and workshops, public exhibitions/performances/events, collaborative and individual artistic projects – and/or any possible combination of the above.
In March 2017, iMAL launched in collaboration with PACKED the Resurrection Lab project which aims to preserve and give access to digital cultural heritage that is often inaccessible due to technological obsolescence.
Do you own old floppies, cd-roms, hard disks, syquest, iomega,... from which you want to preserve the cultural content? Or old equipment that allows us to extract the...
This 31st March 2017, Le Pass (Scientific Adventure Park, Frameries) is opening its WOW ZONE, a new space dedicated to digital culture. Five interactive artworks have been selected following a call for projects, to be exhibited for the next five years in the WOW ZONE.
Among these five pieces, two have been through a residency at iMAL....