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is an independent curator and researcher in the field of contemporary art with a special focus on network cultures. Her research explores topics such as systems, productivity, memes, artistic strategies, archiving, and knowledge production and materialises in the form of exhibitions, discursive programs, talks, and essays.


Marijn has curated programs and exhibitions for IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Art Central Rotterdam XL, The Wrong Biennale, and CIVA Festival. Her essays have been published by Mister Motley, rekto:verso, the Institute of Network Cultures, Archined, and VIEW Journal. Additionally, she has delivered talks at V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, the RE:SOURCE Media Arts Histories conference, the Young Curators Academy, and iMAL.


She holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Excellence Master’s degree in Media Arts Cultures, awarded by the University for Continuing Education Krems (AT), Aalborg University (DK), and The University of Łódź (PL).


Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies (Contemporary Immersive Virtual Art Festival)
Discursive tour through CIVA Festival 2022 exhibition Embodied Structures at Belvedere21 (Vienna, AT, 26.02.2022)



Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey

Language as Apparatus is a provocation to see language as a structure – and a wink to the frequent appearance of the word in discursive (arts) programmes. More than mere content, words point to their larger ideological context. Digital art-speak borrows from the arts and technology, inheriting the implications and histories of both. How can we critically engage with media arts on a semiotic level? And by doing so, how can we carve out a space for more nuanced and contextualised discourse? Through readings and embodied exercises, we collaboratively explored terminologies for shifting experiences and phenomena.


Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey

Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey

Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey

Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey

Language As Apparatus: Deconstructing Terminologies discursive exhibition tour at CIVA Festival 2022. Photo: Theresa Wey