June Yu

artistiek onderzoek - audiovisueel - digitaal - Taal - wetenschap & techniek

So it is a spiral recursive process, and it starts not at the beginning, nor at the end, perhaps it starts in the middle. There is very little recognition to what was suggested, required, assumed before. Each turn a recalibration, as for the practice, a bit of everything. When cooking, mix in spice or quantum carbon; when molding, configure as if blind; when voicing, stop for a second dream about the uncodified. What I'm saying is a riddle, a song of care, a ritual of carpeting, a question that opens, an answer that upsets. I will never talk about, I speak = do = make = care = create.

[蒸汽船] Steamboat-Steam Making Plant

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 04-09-2020 t/m 25-09-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Nele Brökelmann and Katarina Petrović
  • Locatie: Trixie, the Hague
  • [蒸汽船] Steamboat is an ongoing research by three ArtScientists, Nele Brökelmann, Katarina Petrović and June Yu. Focusing on the methods and conditions for collective interdisciplinary making, we present our findings in different formats. During the exhibition at Trixie, opening on September 4th, we will initiate a series of events that take steam as the conceptual material and propose explorative methods on collective imagination and creation.
  • https://sssttteeeaaammm.com/

[蒸汽船] Steamboat

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 11-07-2020 t/m 23-08-2020
  • In samenwerking met: Nele Brökelmann and Katarina Petrović
  • Locatie: ruimteCAESUUR, Middelburg
  • [蒸汽船] Steamboat is an ongoing collaborative research project between three artists, Nele Brökelmann, Katarina Petrović and June Yu, that focuses on new ways of making. The starting point is a shared interest in support structures and how they could make one themselves. In doing so, Nele, Katarina and June take the steamboat as a metaphor, a technology that started global upheavals and changed global relations.
  • https://witterook.nu/agenda/steamboat-nele-brokelmann-katarina-petrovic-en-june-yu-bij-ruimtecaesuur/

Scale Travel


  • 16-06-2019 t/m 30-06-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Neuhaus
  • Locatie: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
  • In this series of workshops, participants experience travel through different scales of time and space. This way of looking and experiencing can help to construct stories that can bridge the binary gap between human and non-human life, between living and non-living matter. The workshops are intended to provoke discussion, stimulate the imagination, and foster collective learning and a sense of community.
  • https://neuhaus.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/timetable/scale-travel

Word/World creation: A Workshop


Lucitopia Rural Design Challenge


  • 01-03-2019 t/m 30-05-2019
  • In samenwerking met: Creative Cooperative (Andrew Bullen, Janine Huizenga), Xiamen Mexdia Creativity & Technology Co., Ltd. C-PLATFORM, Zixi Qingliangshan Lucitopia Town Dev. Co. Ltd
  • Locatie: Lucitopia, Zixi
  • The Lucitopia Rural Design Challenge (LRDC) gathers outstanding young design teams from around the globe, focusing on specific Chinese rural regions, to explore and research issues and needs from the perspective of community, environment, culture and economy. The design process is guided by experienced international tutors, through advanced design methodology, professional know-how and technology.
  • https://lrdc.lucitopia.cn/

Copy this: a night of un-creativity at an art space


  • 15-06-2018 t/m 15-06-2018
  • In samenwerking met: The Group Formerly Known as Class of ’18
  • Locatie: Formerly Known as Witte de With, Rotterdam
  • Copying is an act that has principally been understood as prohibited. Conflated with plagiarism, protected against by copyright laws, copying is seen as an infringement on property and individuals' creativity. Do these negative perspectives on copying need updating? How might copying be re-understood as a creative and empowering act? With a selection of speakers you can copy from, we will have an evening of copy-paste activities, discussions and perhaps some creativity after all.
  • https://www.fkawdw.nl/en/our_program/events/copy_this_a_night_of_un_creativity_at_an_art_space

The non-reading reading group: rethinking what it means to read


  • 18-05-2018 t/m 18-05-2018
  • In samenwerking met: The Group Formerly Known as Class of ’18
  • Locatie: Formerly Known as Witte de With, Rotterdam
  • This playful workshop will explore the meaning of reading and different ways in which we do so. Together we will discuss how we pick a book and how aware we are of our reading patterns. Can we find new ways of reading? For this workshop, the non-reading reading group invites you to bring a book and read it differently.
  • https://www.fkawdw.nl/en/our_program/events/the_non_reading_reading_group_rethinking_what_it_means_to_read

New Environment of Learning at OCW Toekomstfestival

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 07-06-2018 t/m 07-06-2018
  • Locatie: Nemo, Amsterdam
  • This is a presentation I gave at the OCW future education festival organized by the Dutch ministry of education about the project New Environment of Learning developed within the research lab "Future of Learning".

Rotterdam Devoid

Tentoonstelling / presentatie

  • 06-02-2015 t/m 08-02-2015
  • In samenwerking met: Jaime Levinas, Dimitris Damaskos
  • Locatie: Hofpoort, Rotterdam
  • Rotterdam has the ambition to become a world city within ten years. Architecture is the most present form of art in Rotterdam and gives the visitor an impression of space in abundance. Both in the urban layout and in the amount of vacancy. Until now, the art landscape of Rotterdam only contributes to this idea. The art project Rotterdam Devoid investigates whether the abundance of space in this city can be given a different meaning by placing emptiness at its center.