In her artistic research she explores how to experience the reality of someone else. Through cinema, virtual reality and multi-sensory technology Van der Werf creates haptic experiences to challenge the understanding of the other and the self. Recurrent themes are embodiment, empathy, consciousness and our subjective perception of reality.
Van der Werf collaborates with renowned experts in the field of science, art and humanities. Her award winning projects have been broadcasted on television and shown at numerous international art- and film festivals like IDFA (NL), Human Rights film festival Seoul (KR), FILE Festival in Sao Paulo (BR), Future of storytelling New York (USA) and Art Basel (CH). She won the NEXT Talent Award (Playgrounds Digital Art Festival) in 2018, the Scientist Award (Abu Dhabi Imagine Science film festival) and the ACT award (STRP) in 2019.
Future and VR panel discussion NETWORK FRIDAY 16:00