16-31 of October 2021: IVF-X as part of IMAGINE FILM FESTIVAL @LAB111, Amsterdam

Breed & Meet your own cyborg baby now in this Golden Calf awarded futuristic installation. An immersive audiovisual experience speculating on the future of human reproduction. (Last chance to see IVF-X in The Netherlands:) Reserve your 20 minute time slot here. "a third space beyond the ever-present binary thinking" wrote the Netherlands film festival jury - who nominated IVF-X for a golden calf and unfolded the urgency: "IVF‑X does what good sci-fi can do. It becomes a mirror for our existing world, in this case ...
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IVF-X receives Golden Calf for Digital Culture at Netherlands Film Festival

"a third space beyond the ever-present binary thinking" A dream to read the words of the jury - who nominated me for a golden calf and unfolded the urgency: "IVF‑X does what good sci-fi can do. It becomes a mirror for our existing world, in this case addressing presup­po­si­tions and biases surrounding parent­hood. The care­fully consid­ered scenog­raphy and the stages in which the story is constructed make even a scep­tical audi­ence into vulner­able partic­i­pants. Story and tech­nology are one. This is not a VR ...
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IVF-X Digital Parenting in Hybrid Reality

Next Expo at Imagine Film Festival 2021 | In the future, what will it mean to breed or reproduce if it is not so much a physical matter but a matter of choice and technology? Speculating on the future of human reproduction, Victorine van Alphen created a hybrid reality in which you can breed & meet your own cyborg baby based on human characteristics in post-human bodies. After an interview with futuristic elements, you will encounter your interactive cyborg baby, uniquely rendered for you, based on ...
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Dispersed and Dislocated: The construction of liveness in live intermedial performance

Cormac Power (2008) .... [highlights] the key aspect of the liveness of a performance, as opposed to a live recording or broadcast, which is 'the potential for discourse between the processes of presentation and the processes of preparation...and reception', which 'are never finished until the performance is 'finished'' (in Power 2008: 157). Scott, J., 2012. Dispersed and Dislocated: The construction of liveness in live intermedial performance. Body, Space & Technology, 11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/bst.75 ...
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De Achtste Dag | The Eighth Day

Trans-media Performance in Frascati Theater premiered in 2016 on future scenario's. Elements continue to be performed/evolved. A collective thought experiment dividing the audience in utopians and dystopians. Directed by Victorine van Alphen, Starring the Artists Katinka de Jonge, Celine Talens, Actors Dilan Yurdakul, Sieger Baljon, Bram Remie & Writer Lotte Landman "...But on a crucial point, van Alphen takes distance from the futurists: she opposes it with sensuality. In ‘De Achtste Dag’, van Alphen clashes the ...
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Dreaming like an Alien (Artistic Research)

How do we remain alien enough to a technology to recognize and play with its character, meaning and even absurdity, while being familiar enough to be able to dream in its internal logic*? As part of my graduate research in the context of the Research Master of Film, I collaborated with the Visual Effects & Immersive Media department ‘with these alien eyes and method’. The months grew into a year and from these experiments and collaborations the ideas for the IVF-X exhibition/VR-experience were created. This research ...
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