Cross-Pollination #1 by Eefje Stenfert and Joris Benjamins (VAV – moving image)

Cross-Pollination #1 is a monochrome fairy tale waiting to be brought to life by its audience. Inspired by and manifested through mental ease and togetherness, the interactive colouring page grants the audience a condition for being, thinking, and acting together. When looking at sceneries from the natural world, the drawing aims to seduce us into examining our role in the interrelatedness of all things and intends to remind us of the importance of micro-life within our ecosystem.

This video is part of: Rietveld Uncut 2020

For the fourth consecutive time, the Rietveld Uncut team has worked towards an exhibition of these projects in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, this year under the title Relating (to) Colour. Students investigate "colour" from different perspectives and meanings.

Due to government measures to control the coronavirus, the Rietveld Uncut exhibition and the Studium Generale conference week in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in March 2020 were cancelled. Participants were asked to create digital translation of their projects and share this with the online audience.