Studio Visit #6 – PIPS:lab

10 | 01 | 18

The 6th Studio Visit brings us North to the NDSM where PIPS:lab is located. The failed inventors collective have a long track-record of employing innovative uses of technologies in theatre and installations, always making the audience an integral part of their performances.

For SV#6 they open up their studio to talk about their work, but more importantly, show prototypes and do some experiments. Join us for an exciting evening with one of the pioneers working on the intersection of art, theatre, performance and technology.

Originating in the dark corners of the Amsterdam underground party scene, PIPS:lab has conquered the theatre, pop and art world in the 15 years of their existence. Using unstable media the multi-talented group members have truly become masters of the unexpected. The computer is their mixing tool, blending music, theatre, film and a healthy dose of comedy into absurd media theatre, interactive installations, and surprise acts. A PIPS:lab production never meets the expectations.

Creativity thrives when confronted with limitations, that’s why PIPS:lab works with dogma’s: a PIPS:lab project must always include multiple art forms, the audience must be involved using interactive techniques, fiction and reality are mashed up, the footage is always recorded live, high tech is made lowbrow, all elements of a show or installation (like wires, cables and screens) are visible on stage.

PIPS:lab is totally self-made. They produce their own software, hardware, music tracks, stories and visuals. But no PIPS:lab production is ever complete without the input of the audience.