WERC

Flip the word WERC and you get CREW. A crew consists of a group of people who work closely together. WERC also forms a group like this with its makers. WERC is a multidisciplinary artists’ collective from the Netherlands consisting of Joachim Rümke, Jelle Valk and Olav Huizer.

The collective focuses on designing and developing new media in relation to nature, theatre, science, and technology. Their fascination for the connection between the digital and the physical world is always visible in WERC’s installations and performances. The humanization of technology and the interaction between people, nature and technology are the guiding principles in their work.

STUDIO WERC

Studio WERC is located in an industrial area just outside the city center of Groningen. This studio functions as a lab, test space for prototypes, rehearsal space for various performances and open space for building setups and installations. Studio WERC also functions as a meeting place for young makers in the creative scene. The members of WERC are always looking for new creative talent and encourage other young creators to find their artistic voice

ARTISTIC RESEARCH

Research forms the basis of every WERC project. Based on the expertise of the makers, the collective works on design and practice-based research with an open and associative attitude. By working together with different scientists, academic research is often linked to their projects. Through WERC’s research, the collective contributes to new insights in the fields of technology, philosophy, art, biology and artificial intelligence.

LOCAL-INTERNATIONAL-GLOBAL

As the largest player in the field of media arts, WERC has an important voice in the cultural landscape of Groningen. Groningen is an important cultural city in the Netherlands and a great operating base for the collective. In addition to a large network in Groningen, WERC also has an ever-growing international network. With this network, WERC is part of an interdisciplinary makers community with connections in Europe, Australia and Asia.

TALKS/LECTURES x WORKSHOPS

WERC’s acquired knowledge, experience and expertise are also exchanged through talks, lectures and workshops. These often take place within educational institutions, (art)festivals, conferences and meetups in the creative industry. Find out more about WERC’s Talks and Workshops.

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CNC cutting 1500 unique generative designed Pixi housings from wood
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Using a robotic arm to carve a Styrofoam sculpture
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Using SMD pick-and-place machine to assemble 1500 custom Printed Circuits Boards
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Videomapping in the Netherlands' largest dome (20m)
Running our own system at Infoversum Dome, as part of the research night, and for live visuals at Eurosonic Noorderslag.
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WERC designes custom solar panel for Tane
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80K laser projectors to videomap the oldehove tower