Modern Body Laboratory #2: Intelligent Artifacts & Breathing Spaces

Exhibition: 8- 10 February 2018, The Hague
Performances: 9 February 2018, The Hague

Modern Body Laboratory is a new platform from Modern Body Festival. The events  showcase local makers and explore emerging themes and ideas in preparation for our next biennial edition. This year’s Modern Laboratory themes are:
• Artificial Intelligence as a modern body
• Discovering Post-Relational Aesthetics


Modern Body Festival is an intermedia initiative based in The Hague, founded and curated by artists. Our 2nd biennial edition is a 13-day event, taking place from November 29 to December 3 2016 in various re-purposed spaces in the city.

Modern Body Festival strives to examine the nature of our current existence through the perspective of the ‘modern body’. With this year’s theme: I/WE/THEY, we examine the social body, and explore the cultural borders of a globalized world.

Modern Body Festival 2016:

29 November  –  1 December 2016:  Workshops, symposium
2 & 3 December 2016:  Exhibition, performances
4-11 December 2016: Extended exhibition

Call for volunteers

Modern Body Festival is a small artist-run initiative and would be absolutely impossible without our amazing volunteers! Would you like to give us a hand with our ambitious second edition?…

First wave of artists announced & start of presale!

We are very excited to announce our first wave of artists to be presented at Modern Body Festival 2016: I / WE / THEY. Please see our Artists page for…

Open call – first results announced!

We are very pleased to announce our first winners of our open call for projects! A.lter S.essio (FR/JP) – Loss | Layers Kasper Toeplitz & Myriam Gourfink (FR/PL) – DATA_Noise…

Open call closed – thank you!

Thank you everyone very much for your enthusiasm and interest for our open call – sharing it and sending us your works! We are looking forward to learning about all…

MBF x DEZACT x NTUST | Space Media Festival: live stream presentation

On July 2nd 2016, our 4 artist/architect pairs presented their ongoing collaborations, and discussed for the first time with an international public the works and workshops they have been developing,…

Open call for projects

For our 2016 biennial edition, we are issuing an international open call for projects. Please read below for more information. About Modern Body Festival What exactly is the ‘modern body’?…

Modern Body Festival x DEZACT x NTUST: artist-architect teams introduction

We are very excited to announce our 5 amazing artist/architect teams for our double 2016 edition in The Hague (Modern Body Festival) and Taipei (Space Media Festival)! Watch an introduction…