An exchange between art and tech through data visualization

Exhibition
30.05.24 – 02.06.24

V2_ Lab
Eendrachtsstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam
(Entrance & Performances are FREE)

RSVP for the performances
30.05.24 – 02.06.24

Nexum is a collaborative initiative between artists and researchers aimed at bridging the gap between art and data representation. At 4TU.ResearchData, we believe in the power of art to explain complex research outcomes from Wageningen University & Research, University of Twente, TU Delft, and Eindhoven University of Technology.

Join us for the Nexum exhibition from May 30 to June 2 at V2 in Rotterdam, where a curated collection of artworks inspired by high-impact research papers will be showcased. These artworks serve as interpretations by the artists, shining a light on the power of data-inspired art to inspire societal awareness, highlight our relationship with science and technology, and reflect on the importance of data sharing in a data-dominated society.

AGENDA

Day 1 – Balancing Bodies
30.05.24 (17.00-19.00)

  • 17.00 Opening speech and introduction of the artists and researchers

  • 17.30 - 18.00 Guided Tour

  • 18.30 - 18.45 Audio Performance by Darina Žurková

Day 2 – Guiding Vision
31.05.24 (15.00-23.00)

  • 15.00-15.30 Guided Tour 

  • 20.00-20.30 Guided Tour 

  • 21.00-21.30 Audio Performance by Ege Şahin

Day 3 – Do you see what I see?
01.06.24 (12.00-18.00)

  • 14.00-14.30 Guided Tour 

  • 15.00-17.00 Comapping Rotterdam - Workshop by Radical Data

  • 17.30-18.00 Guided Tour

Day 4 – The Netherlands (350.3MB)
02.06.24 (12.00-18.00)

  • 14.00-14.30 Guided Tour 

  • 15.00-15.15 Audio-Visual Performance by Luca Tornato and Christian Schwarz

  • 16.00-16.30 Guided Tour 

  • 17.00-17.15 Audio-Visual Performance by Luca Tornato and Christian Schwarz

30.05.24 – 02.06.24

About 4TU.ResearchData

4TU.ResearchData is a national repository for research data and is driven by a community of researchers, academic staff, and students. Our community is especially passionate about FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reproducible) software and data, a way to make research data accessible to everyone in the world. We think it is simply the right way to do science.

We work with high-impact research results coming from many fields and topics, and our goal is to make them visible and reusable by all the researchers who need them. We believe there is an impressive amount of research outcomes that don’t make it to the larger public, most of the information gets stuck in discipline-specific journals even if it has an impact on people’s everyday lives.
We know that many research results we work with have the potential to change people’s perspectives on the world surrounding us and might have an impact on their choices.

How can we bring those research results to life? How can we make them visible, understandable, and relatable?

This is why we are launching the first edition of Nexum: Art 4 Data to highlight the impact of research and data through artistic representation.

We are excited to invite freelance artists and designers, as well as students from local art academies, conservatories, and performance schools to develop an art piece inspired by research data from our repository. The art pieces and performances will be featured in the Nexum art exhibition in June 2024

Artists & Researchers

Guido van der Kooij
artist

Guido van der Kooij, a Dutch multidisciplinary artist, delves into technology's impact on culture and human agency. Employing a scientific approach, he explores communication, traces, and glitches, positioning himself as a Techno-Archaeologist. His installations push boundaries through audiovisual elements, offering fresh perspectives on technology and human interaction.

Website / Instagram

Christian Schwarz
artist

Christian Schwarz, known for collaborative work with the ILAR collective, explores technology's intersection with nature and perception. His art, blending digital media and sound, prompts viewers to reconsider their relationship with the environment. With a focus on sustainability, Christian fosters dialogue through immersive experiences.

Website / Instagram

Kuangyi Xing
artist


Kuangyi Xing breaks boundaries with innovative art blending technology, culture, and human experience. Inspired by Chinese heritage, they create immersive works exploring identity and memory through digital media, sculpture, and interactive installations. With a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Kuangyi invites audiences to explore their world of innovation.

Website / Instagram

Eusebi Jugcla
artist


Eusebi Jucglà is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. His work integrates design, art, technology, and science to explore dynamic narratives through abstract visualizations. With a focus on simplicity, he collaborates with studios and artists to create digital systems exploring computer-generated imagery in the creative industry.

Website / Instagram

Darina Žurková
performer

Darina Žurková is a composer, performer, and sound artist based in The Hague. Her practice revolves around experimental electroacoustic music and her work has been presented across Europe, Indonesia, and the U.S. 
She is deeply fascinated by exploring the imaginary, predominantly sonic ecosystems, and investigating their inner fragilities.

Website

Ege Şahin
performer

Ege Şahin works in composition, sound art, and improvisation and researches culture and reality. From acoustic and amplified to digital materials, he collaborates with experimental multi-media practices nearing the spheres of electroacoustic music.

Website

Radical Data
performers

Radical Data collectively creates tech for liberation and joy. Crossing art, activism, and data science, they have built tools for anti-fascism, been political consultants for socialist movements in Latin America, made an AI learning to be thankful, and built the award-winning health app Self.

Website

Luca Tornato
performer

Luca Tornato (b. 1997 in São Paulo, BR) currently holds a bachelor’s degree from the ArtScience Interfaculty at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL). With a background in electrical engineering, and heavily influenced by expanded cinema and early computer graphics, he hoards old analog video equipment giving them a second and final chance to create video art, performances, and installations. 

Website

Maarten Jongeneel
researcher

Maarten Jongeneel, a researcher at Eindhoven University, pioneers European Robotics. With a focus on autonomy, he develops cutting-edge technologies for robots, shaping industries worldwide and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Website

Gerard W. Hazeu
researcher

Gerard W. Hazeu, a researcher at Wageningen University and Research, specializes in Remote Sensing and Environmental Monitoring. His groundbreaking work enhances our understanding of ecosystems, informing sustainable land use practices and biodiversity conservation efforts.

Website

Lidwine Spoormans
researcher

Lidwine Spoormans, a researcher at TU Delft, is at the forefront of innovation in Sustainable Urban Development. With a passion for creating resilient and livable cities, she develops groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges, inspiring future generations of urban planners and architects.

Website

Michelle van Mierlo
researcher

Michelle van Mierlo, a former PhD Candidate at the University of Twente, conducted groundbreaking research in biomechanical engineering, focusing on human movement analysis. Her work inspires advancements in clinical practice and sports performance.

Website

Artists & Researchers