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Open Call

During the pandemic, many people around the world have been staying at home to contain the spread of the virus. With more and more people turning to video games and the internet as a source of home entertainment, the video game industry has boomed.

Lu Yang is one of the world’s leading figures in contemporary digital art. Taking inspiration and resources from gaming, Lu explores his fantasies through immersive video game installations that are immensely powerful.

Lu Yang's video game The Great Adventure of Material World will be released soon. The Open Call will be based on this work and will follow shortly!

The series will premiere on 4 November 2021 during Thursday Night Live!

This series is a collaboration between The One Minutes and Het Nieuwe Instituut and is made possible by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, BNG Cultuurfonds and Mondriaan Fund.

20:00 – 21:00

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


More information will follow soon.

Lu Yang

Lu Yang is a multimedia artist based in Shanghai, China. Mortality, androgyny, hysteria, existentialism and spiritual neurology feed Lu’s jarring and at times morbid fantasies. Also taking inspiration and resources from anime, gaming and sci-fi subcultures, Lu explores his fantasies through mediums including 3D animation, immersive video game installations, holographics, live performances, virtual reality, and computer programming. In his practice, Lu has collaborated with scientists, psychologists, performers, designers, experimental composers, pop music producers, robotics labs, and celebrities. 

The One Minutes Foundation

The One Minutes Foundation produces and distributes one-minute videos from an artistic point of view, offering an international stage for people to create, engage and connect. The One Minutes is active at the forefront of international contemporary art, as well as in education and welfare. It has exhibited internationally, including at Power Station of Art (CN), the National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavík (IS) and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (USA). Every two months, The One Minutes Foundation puts out a new series of 60-second films that investigate how we perceive and engage with moving images. Send in your videos and participate in upcoming projects!

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Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.