The other half of AV, Open Media Art at the DRIVE Festival

RE:VIVE is an initiative by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision which for all intents and purposes is a media archive. This means Sound and Vision has more than just sounds, it’s home to hundreds of thousands of hours of TV broadcast and film materials. While RE:VIVE focuses on the re-use of audio material specifically, Sound and Vision has made an abundant amount of video material available online for free re-use via the Open Images platform. So while RE:VIVE looks towards facilitating the creation of music out of an inspired by audio collection, a new project by Sound and Vision called OPEN MEDIA ART (OMA) focuses on visual art, pushing the boundaries of creative re-use of archival material in the digital age. OMA has teamed up with a group of five talented visual artists to explore how new media research and artistic re-use of film material can enlighten our knowledge and perception of broadcast media.

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On Wednesday, October 26th during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, OMA and the artists they’ve teamed up with will showcase the fruits of their labor with the world and the process that got them there.  The work will be showcased during the Smart Archive track at DRIVE, the annual Design Research & Innovation Festival for designers, researchers. OMA has kindly invited RE:VIVE to talk about our work as well.

The OMA team of artists, who you should definitely check out include:

Anna Klevan

Anna is a documentary image maker, studied Photography at the KABK. Using the camera, she studies the relationship of the media image with identity and the feeling of self.

Elki Boerdam

Elki is an image researcher, studied graphic design at the Rietveld Academy. Studies the meaning, value, and communication properties of the image.

Bram Bogaerts & Robin Smits

Bram and Robert have studied at ArtEZ and worked together at LUSTLab before they started their own studio. In their project they research a different angle into the archive – literally searching the video’s through their video angle.

Tereza Ruller 

Tereza is a graphic designer and performance artist, studied graphic design at the KABK. Her project turns the archive into a personal narrative.

More info about DRIVE Festival and the full program can be found here.

Tickets for DRIVE Festival

One day      €   75,-  (Students € 25,-) (incl. VAT)
Two days    €  125,- (Students € 50,-) (incl. VAT)
This fee covers entrance to the DRIVE festival including coffee, tea, lunch and drinks, as well as a passe-partout to the Dutch Design Week and the Mind the step exhibition.




Kastanjelaan 500
5616 LV Eindhoven