HOME SMART HOME

ALBERT VAN ABBEHUIS

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK 2018

Image by Noortje Knulst

 

INFORMATION

Concept

Home Smart Home: One in six Americans has a smart speaker in their home. The Dutch version of Google Home will enter Dutch households at the end of this year. In addition, more and more ordinary household devices (your vacuum cleaner, fridge, thermostat) are becoming ‘smart’. These devices make life easier, but they also simultaneously record, exchange and send all our data to large companies. Do these devices simply carry out our wishes, or do they also have an influence on our behaviour, relationships and identities? What role can they play in stories?

Featuring artists

(Dis)connect exhibition: Coop Himmelb(l)au, Marcha Schagen, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Robin Clemens, Danielle Roberts, VanBerlo: Eindhoven, various brands.

Role

Home Smart Home: (Dis)connect exhibition

Co-curator with Tom Veeger, Rene Pare, Annelies Termeer, concept developer, installation, research and development, administration, marketing manager, gallery management

Additional Events

Home Smart Home Experience: interactive audio experience ELLIS

The individual, interactive audio experience ELLIS takes you into a world where care has to be earned. In the role of a SomeBuddy volunteer, you can get to know Ellis, who is in the early stages of dementia, and who is able to continue living independently thanks to the use of smart devices at home. But can an automated system really deliver care? How essential is human contact for a high quality of life in our old age? ELLIS is a VPRO Medialab production in collaboration with theatre maker Daan Colijn and oneseconds collective.

 

Home Smart Home Exhibition: CONNECT and DISCONNECT

In collaboration with the Albert van Abbehuis, VPRO Medialab presents an exhibition about a life with or without smart devices. In the CONNECT room is a selection of the existing smart home devices. The public can also converse with a digital home assistant. In the DISCONNECT room we present works by several artists who explore the possibilities of protecting yourself against the omnipresent technology, or even escaping it altogether. Included in the exhibition are also three short Home Smart Home films: MAYA, ALEX and RITA. Curatorial team: Tom Veeger, Megan Erasmus & Annelies Termeer.

Home Smart Home Night: film and debate evening 

The short films will be presented at the Home Smart Home Night during Dutch Design Week. This event will take place in the Effenaar, and after each film an expert will discuss the scenario sketched in the film: will this soon be possible, and it is even desirable? Themes covered during the Night are the trust in technology, the prejudices relating to smart devices and the option of being able to completely disconnect form the digital world. The experts and speakers are Wijnand IJsselsteijn (TUe), Elise Talgorn (Philips), columnist Hasna El Maroudi and philosopher Hans Schnitzler. Closing Alexa performance by Steye Hallema. Moderator: Veerle Devreese

Sources

Images: Megan Erasmus / Daan Colijn / Noortje Knulst / Dutch Design Week / Ruud Balk / https://www.flickr.com/photos/135485004@N04/albums/72157703150776044 / http://www.tellerreport.com/post/--will-children-only-talk-with-devices-later--.BkX-HkyhQ.html / https://www.50five.nl/impact-slimme-apparaten-op-leven-ddw / https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/dutch-design-week-how-smart-will-our-homes-be

Information: VPRO medialab

Website: https://www.vprobroadcast.com/medialab/news/2018/Home-Smart-Home.html / www.albertvanabbehuis.com

Credits: HOME SMART HOME: 

eindredacteur VPRO Medialab en curator: Annelies Termeer, producer VPRO Medialab: Samantha Castano, marketing en communicatie: Elize Nieuwboer,stagiaire VPRO Medialab: Anne-Linde Munsterman, vrijwilligerscoordinatie: Gino Henkel, grafisch ontwerp: Marcel Sloots, Volle Kracht, making of, trailer, leader, promo's: Wouter Sessink 

 

ELLIS: Concept, regie, script en productie-design: Daan Colijn, Animatie, ontwerp, code en producent-techniek: Sebastian Kox (oneseconds), Audio-design en code: Bas van Eijk (oneseconds), Animatie en ontwerp: Jade de Bie (oneseconds), Uitvoerend producent: Thorsten Alofs, Jasper Saman (oneseconds), Art direction: Rianne Haak 

 

EXPO: Curatie: Albert van Abbehuis (Megan Erasmus, Tom Veeger & Rene Pare) en VPRO Medialab, Design: Marcel Sloots, Volle Kracht 

 

MAYA: Regie: Nils Vleugels, Scenario: Anouk Vleugels en Nils Vleugels, 

Productie: DPPLR, ALEX: Regie en scenario: Levi Verspeek en Roman 

Strijbos, Productie: NewAmsterdam, RITA: Regie: Ivo van Aart, Scenario: Elly Scheele, Productie: Samantha Castano 

 

HOME SMART HOME werd mede mogelijk gemaakt door: Brabant C, Gemeente Eindhoven, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven

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