Master Lens Based Media

In the exhibition, the 2022 graduates of the Lens-Based Media master’s program at the Piet Zwart Institute, in collaboration with V2_ and TENT, explore the medium of the lens as a way of reformulating our surroundings. Firstly, through gestures of revealing, deconstructing a subject to uncover its inner mechanisms and how these act upon us. Secondly, through gestures of construction, embracing subjectivity and the artifice of the tool and using these to manifest desired (alter-) realities. As such, the lens takes on not only a role of interrogation but also of constructing artifacts that reflect back to us new possibilities: heterotopias that serve as cracks in the fabric of established mythologies.

Was There a Paradise, or Was the Garden a Dream? - MA Lens-Based Media Graduation Show 2022

The PZI Master Lens Based Media is a full-time, two-year, research driven program.
The program focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field. We support new forms of analysis and creative practice that treat images as plastic, open to recombination, manipulation and shaping. Master level researchers explore the myriad ways that lens-based media art might use these new potentials in innovative ways to engage contemporary audiences.


Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design and Communication
Willem de Kooning Academy
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences