1. Scientific experiments
2. Productive activity
1. 'Mentally disturbed scientific experiments'
2. 'Mentally disturbed productive activity
The MADLAB is an artist collective, formed in the Glass department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. It is a group who's focus, is on the potential of art as a collaborative process, not only in its creation, but also in its abilities to communicate ideas and thoughts. The MADLAB was formed out of a desire to create large scale ambitious works, which relied on collaboration in order to reach completion.
The MADLAB is centred around the idea of flow in art, where works and projects amalgamate, change and flow into one another, in an organic and fluid way. Most projects created by members of the MADLAB start of as small unformed ideas, or incidental fascinations, from which they develop fluidly until they form into detailed multi faceted art works. The MADLAB does not create work based on premeditated thoughts and ideas rather it takes a certain theme or fascination and runs with it to see if something interesting will result.