Since 2010 social media researcher Bénédicte Jacobs and media artist Laure-Anne Jacobs form the artist duo LarbitsSisters. Their collaboration grew out of a shared fascination on new media. The work of Brussels-based duo is situated at the crossroads of art, technology and social issues. Their work has been presented in various international exhibitions and symposia and has been awarded several prizes, including the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica.
Recent exhibitions and activities:
2022 "Life/Likeness," ICC, Tokyo
2022 "NTAA’22," Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Ghent
2021 "17th Athens Digital Arts Festival," Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens
2020 "ISEA 2020," Montréal (online)
2020 "The Question of Intelligence," Kellen Gallery, New York
2022 "25th Japan Media Arts Festival," Jury Nomination
2021 "NTAA’22 - New Technological Art Award," Jury Nomination
2018 "Ars Electronica," "Golden Nica, Award Winner Interactive Art+"
LarbitsSisters’ artistic practice focuses on the creative drives and patterns in digital media. Central is the friction between public and private, online and offline; between the unbridled faith in technological progress and everyday life. In 2011 they together founded Larbitslab a Research lab on Digital Visualization. Larbitslab is the breeding ground for international collaborations between art and science that result in social critical installations, performances and events. The specificity of Larbitslab lies in the methodological approach, which combines observing practices, media analysis and research on technical and societal implications of our networked society.
Crypto Miner Car 2021, Installation, 400 x 400 x 72 cm
Bitsoil Popup Tax & Hack Campaign 2018, On-offline, Interactive installation, 244 x 85 x 133 cm
bitSOIL TRADER 2017, Performance
eu4you 2016, Installation, 260 x 260 x 240 cm
TubePlot 2014, Installation, 320 x 320 x 280 cm