Life Needs Internet Writing Session
Jeroen van Loon
Writing session //
Life Needs Internet is an art project by the Utrecht artist Jeroen van Loon at the IMPAKT Festival 2021 Modern Love. Van Loon has been collecting handwritten letters for ten years in which people from all over the world answer the same question: “How does the internet influence your daily life, love and relationships and how does this make you feel?”
These writing sessions are both a deep dive into the archive and a way to write new letters. Each session starts with an introduction to the project by the artist. He shows a selection of letters from the archive and tells the story behind them. After discussing these letters, all participants can start working on their own handwritten letters. The writing is done on the spot. The session ends with a moment to discuss each other’s letters, share anecdotes and see how they relate to each other.
Participation is free. Registration is required for the writing sessions.
Uitalage Utrecht, Steenweg 34
Het Huis- Studio 2
Jeroen van Loon― Artist
Jeroen van Loon is a Dutch artist researching and visualising current digital culture through the lens of ephemerality and permanence. His work is exhibited internationally at venues such as Centre Pompidou, Transmediale, IDFA Doclab, Aksioma, Long March Space, Centraal Museum, HMKV | Dortmunder U, IMPAKT festival, Verbeke Foundation, SPRING performing arts festival, Nemo Biennale, V2_, Cairotronica, KIKK Festival and MU Artspace. He received the K.F. Hein Kunststipendium, the European Youth Award, was nominated for the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) 2022 and is part of the Brave New World Speaking Agency as a speaker on art and technology. His work was shown at TEDx, We Make Money Not Art, The Creators Project, Designboom, and Digicult. Van Loon (b. 1985 in ’s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, lives and works in Utrecht, NL) received a bachelor's in Digital Media Design and a European Media Master of Arts from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.