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“Natasha’s research into the history and current online practices of censorship in Indonesia is both thorough and critical, and would make a good step towards a PhD-proposal. Operating on the premise that it is ‘apparent that deliberative and creative activism is needed to help vulnerable netizens, in particular, [to] resist the rising pressure of state and self-censorship online’, she designed a highly engaging, full-fledged game that takes its players through various levels of online media strategies and tactics all within a save environment. The jury immediately recognised that her research paper had been necessary in order the make the urgency of the game within a specific geopolitical context tangible. They great value of Instant Warnet, however, is found in the fact that it can transcend its context of origination, and can be used by educators, activists, and human rights organisations alike. The jury would therefore like to stimulate Natasha to continue her critical engagement with this subject.”

Congratulations on your prize of €2.000.-!

Visit her website here.

Jury Master Research Award: Mariska Versantvoort (WdKA, chairwoman and secretary), Charl Landvreugd (artist and researcher), Hilde Westerink (Vers Beton) and Robin van den Akker (Erasmus University College).

Image: Selma Hengeveld.

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The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

During the period July 11-14 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

This year Interior Architecture: Research + Design will exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media—will also exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. More information here.

Master Education in Arts will be staging their symposium Pedagogy of Insist_ence on Saturday 13 July 11.00-18.00. at TENT, Witte de With street 50. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing will be hosting their graduation festival—Upsetting Settings—on Friday 12 July 19:00-22:00 with workshops on Saturday 13 July 11:00-14:00 at WORM’s UBIK and SLASH GALLERY, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art will be staging the exhibition Midnight Sunburn contributing to Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition. More information here.

The results of two years of Master level practice based research for a total of around 60 students. We invite you to come and share this celebration of the research and practice fostered at the Piet Zwart Institute.

For details and opening times: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2019 PZI website: http://www.pzwart.nl/ Contact: pzwart-info@hr.nl

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The MIARD’19 graduation exhibition, In Service of Interiority is inspired by the ethos of the program and how we as a class have been working to strip away pre-conditioned notions of what defines the understanding of interior and architecture as a practice today. We have done this through the lens of five concepts: Visual Perception, Adaptability, Ownership, Flux, and Materiality

Designers: Gill Baldwin, Ilonis Bairamidis, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Beatriz Peró Giannini, Aleksandra Oszczak, Fillipo Tartaglia, Amelie Johanna Unger, Magdalena Wierzbicka

Opening exhibition: Thursday July 11th, 17:00 – 23.00

Where: Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61

When: Thursday July 11th 11:00 – 23:00, Friday July 12th 11:00 -20:00, Saturday and Sunday, July 13th & 14th 11:00 – 18:00

Towards Visual Perception seeks to widen the spectrum of visibility, expanding the understanding of the cameranot merely as a device used to produce copies of reality, but rather as a contemplative tool that demonstrates a space between – making visible that which is implicit.

Towards Adaptability explores the inherent instability of both physical and digital environments, proposing responsible methods of adaptation that resist and co-exist at the same time.

Towards Ownershipexamines power dynamics of subjective agency, and the possession of spatial control – questioning how spatial boundaries are produced and reproduced by socially and technologically imposed roles.

Towards Fluxapproaches space not as stagnant environments, but rather as constant states of transition, exploring the inevitable link between the physical being and physical space.

Towards Materiality meditates on the notions of both monumentality and malleability, positioning materiality as a timeless vessel of memory that is both alive, yet existing in a perpetual state of entropy.

 

 

Image credit: graduation show 2019 design team

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Midnight Sunburn, a 500 gram cake set alight on the eve of a new year, accumulating into bright shots that illuminate the night. Slowly increasing sparks until a thick meteoric shower establishes an overture. A moment of spectacle, that submerges as fast as it appears, nevertheless striving for a tingling after-image on your retina. A series of short events as celebration of what has been and is to come. These are the fireworks as translated to the Graduation Show of the 10 international artists graduating in 2019 from the Piet Zwart Master of Fine Art.

Artists: Teddy Coste, Jānis Dzirnieks, Jakob Forster, Josje Hattink, Lili Huston-Herterich, Honey Jones-Hughes, Merve Kılıçer , Matheline Marmy, Marco Rizzardi, Bobby Sayers.

Curator: Nathalie Hartjes

Where: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

When: Thursday 11 July, 11:00 – 22:00, Friday 12 July – Sunday 14 July, 11:00 – 17:00. More information about the full event program below.

Official Opening: Thursday 11 July, 19:00 – 22:00, including performances by Teddy Coste, Merve Kılıçer, Bobby Sayers.

Midnight Sunburn is a title that spontaneously suggests the ability to bring together polar opposites. An apparent contradiction that can actually occur if you find yourself at either far end of the world, the polar regions where the sun hangs low but constant, where the unusually clear atmosphere cannot prevent sunrays from piercing the skin. Hanging around in the arctic at midnight may still cause you sunburn.

Midnight Sunburn represents a strata of practices, liquid manifestations of time and things floating in between seasons, between the ephemeral and the concrete. Midnight Sunburn is characterized by presence, appearance and disappearance, movements and stillness. Midnight Sunburn is a contradiction, where fiction and non-fiction meet. — Midnight Sunburn is part of the Graduation Show 2019 of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. The exhibition takes place within the framework of Neuhaus, a temporary transdisciplinary academy for more-than-human knowledge.

The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

 

 

 

 

Midnight Sunburn – Event Schedule

10 July Exhibition open from 15:00 – 17: 00 hours for professional preview, no further programme

11 JULY Official Opening, 19:00 – 22:00 hours (exhibition is open from 11:00 onwards)

19:15 hours Welcome by Nathalie Hartjes & Vivian Sky Rehberg

19:30 Teddy Coste, ‘Eat it Before You Start Tripping!’ @ HNI Café (pond)

20:00 Opening Speech Jeroen Chabot 20:15 Merve Kılıçer, ‘Bodies in Volution & Volitional Act #1’ @2nd Floor 20:50 Bobby Sayers, ‘The Homeless Troubadour’ gather @2nd Floor

21: 30 Teddy Coste, ‘Meeting Robert’ @Neuhaus stage ground floor

Friday 12 July 13:00 Bobby Sayers, ‘The Homeless Troubadour’ gather @2nd Floor (13:15 @ Museumpark) Saturday 13 July

12:00 Merve Kiliçer, ‘Bodies in Volution & Volitional Act #1’ @2nd Floor 12:40 Teddy Coste, ‘Eat it Before You Start Tripping!’ @ HNI Café (pond)

13:00 Bobby Sayers, ‘The Homeless Troubadour’ gather @2nd Floor (13:30 @ Schouwburgplein)

14:30 Teddy Coste, ‘Meeting Robert’ @Neuhaus stage ground floor

 

 

Generously sponsored by:

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The work of the artists in the Lens-Based Media 2019 Graduation Show; Ana Buljan, Dorothy Cheung, Lotte Louise de Jong, Shinyoung Kim, Salvador Miranda, Ewan Macbeth, Henrietta Müller, Rossella Nisio, Michael Pelletier, Zhibin Qin – each harnesses technology, visual language and a vivid creative vision to a wide range of thematics and technologies. Each artist creates work with a strong subjective voice that is the mark of a mature artistic vision.

The Lens-Based Media 2019 Graduation Show is a unique opportunity to see a range of the remarkable final works made by students of the graduating year, and ‘work in progress’ by students in the first year of the program.

 

Official Piet Zwart Institute Opening: Thursday 11th July at 17:00 Where: 4th Floor of WDKA, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam with screenings in the Auditorium located near the main entrance.

General Exhibition opening times: Thursday July 11th, 11:00 – 23:00 with screenings in the auditorium between 17:00- 23:00 Friday, July 12th, 11:00 -21:00 with screenings in the auditorium all day Saturday, July 13th, 11:00 – 18:00 with screenings in the auditorium 11:00 – 12:30 & again between 16:00 – 18:00 Sunday, July 14th, 11:00 – 18:00 with screenings in the auditorium 11:00 – 13:30 & again between 15:30 – 18:00

Where: 4th Floor of WDKA, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam with screenings in the Auditorium located near the main entrance.

For more information see www.lensbased.nl

Master Lens Based Media is a master-level course within the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam committed to lens-based image-making as an art and craft.The program focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field. We support new forms of analysis and creative practice that treat images as plastic, open to recombination, manipulation and shaping. Master level researchers explore the myriad ways that lens-based media art might use these new potentials in innovative ways to engage contemporary audiences.

Closing event : Prospective Junctures

When: Sunday, 14th of July from 15:00-17:00

Where: 4th floor of the WDKA Wijnhaven building

The graduating artists of PZI Lens-Based Media will host a special program during the finissage of the Prospective Junctures 2019 PZI Graduation Exhibition. The program will include a demo of Mike Pelletier’s autonomous drawing machine and a performance by Henrietta Müller. Artists will be available for discussion throughout the afternoon. Join the students for drinks after the events on this last day of the grad show.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Artists: Ana Buljan, Dorothy Cheung, Lotte Louise de Jong, Shinyoung Kim, Salvador Miranda, Ewan Macbeth, Henrietta Müller, Rossella Nisio, Michael Pelletier, Zhibin Qin

For more information see Facebook.

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Upsetting Settings presents graduation projects initiated by Alexander Roidl, Alice Strete, Angeliki Diakrousi, Joca van der Horst, Natasha Berting, and Zalán Szakács.

Opening and presentations: Friday, July 12, 19.00-22.40. Drinks + DJ 22:40 – 02:00

Workshops and activities: Saturday, July 13, 11.00-14.00. See schedule below.

Where: UBIK + Slash Gallery, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam

 

The concept of this exhibition arises from the idea of the default setting, a situation in which a specific mode of interaction is selected automatically, pre-configured to work out of the box without the need to tinker with its underlying apparatus. Every system comes with default settings predefined by its creators, and most of the time, these settings remain unchanged by us, the users of such systems. These defaults do not represent our needs but are possibly the materialisation of biases from the system’s makers, from corporate or political interests, from a society at large.

The projects engage with the concept of default modes and propose interventions in their core structure/source/root so as to start thinking collectively about better places from which to begin. You are invited to become root users, active listeners, smart speakers, intentional eaters, counter trolls, sensorial spectators!

Grad projects overview: www.project.xpub.nl Full programme: www.project.xpub.nl/README19.NFO Poster generator: www.project.xpub.nl/2019/postergenerator/ XPUB: www.pzwart.nl/experimental-publishing/

 

The Experimental Publishing Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design (XPUB) is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

 

 

Saturday Workshop schedule:

MEAL REPLACEMENTS 101 – Alice Strete 11:00-12:00 ‘Is it time to eat, or is there no more time to eat’ is a desktop film inspired by my research on meal replacements, the most prominent techno-solutionist creation in terms of food. In this short gathering, we’ll be discussing the main points raised in my video around these products’ alleged potential of solving problems, as well as ponder upon their role within societies which value the authoritative roles of tech innovators, and their potential to impact the way humans live.

INSTANT WARNET WORKSHOP – Natasha Berting 12:00-13:00 ‘Instant Warnet’ is a live action, role-playing game inspired by my research into the amount of networked harassment, trolling and overall policing that minorities (especially women) so often have to deal with online. During this game session, players will be invited to assume fictional identities on Instagram, and perform various tactics to talk back to online toxicity.

AMPLIFY ANGRY VOICES – Angeliki Diakrousi 13:00-14:00 This workshop will be about channeling our gendered ‘angry’ voices in public space. It will take the form of a short play, based on an initial discussion about personal experiences from moments of unspoken angry thoughts. We will capture them in sentences and use them as input for responses within an ‘angry’ dialogue. Our temporary act will be recorded and then played back, outside of Slash gallery. This public moment will be a chance to listen and expose the outcome of our collective process. The produced material will be included in an online audio archive, with the potentiality of re-broadcast or use for future workshops.

EIGENGRAU – Zalan Szakacs 13:30-14:00 The audiovisual experience features a custom-made LED circle, that in the timespan of 12 minutes takes the audience through a non linear time of five mental states: Deep State, Anticipation State, Weird state, Higher State and Relaxation State. This narrative is made visible through the pre-programmed motion of blue light gradients, referring to the colour of screen light. Eigengrau frames the negative space, and therefore it generates an illusion of non-material space. The installation offers a suspension from the isolation and digital saturation of contemporary society.

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Welcome. Feel free to engage or just observe. Take a seat, walk around, talk to us. Listen to our presentations, join our discussions. Have something to eat.

We are the class of 2019 and this is Pedagogy of Insist_ence. A safe space, a learning space, an ‘other’ space. Where going against the grain is something we believe in, even though it leaves its marks. Where we push through our own discomfort and where we invite you to be uncomfortable with us. So we can learn from it and create something new. To see the quality of something that is different or unusual.

Pedagogy of Insist_ence is a symposium organized by the students of the Master Education in Arts of the Piet Zwart Institute, and part of the WDKA Graduation Show 2019. During this symposium, the students will share stories about their graduation projects: their insights, their struggles, the beauty that came out of their discomfort (or the ugliness that came with it). From primary/secondary and higher education to museum education and participatory practices, they seek to inspire you – fellow educator / colleague / passing stranger – with performances, presentations, discussions, and interviews. They aspire to bring insist_ence to education.

 

Participating students: Darly Benneker, Marjolijn van den Berg, Mona Dekker, Andre Hasan, Mark Shillitoe, Jan Siebers and Ariadne Urlus

TENT, Auditorium Witte de Withstraat 50 July 13, 11.00 – 17.00 (including collective lunch)

For additional information please visit: http://meia.pzwart.nl

Full Programme

With special thanks to the Willem de Kooning Academy and TENT for their kind support and hospitality.

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Opening Event: JUNE 8TH, 5-7.30PM

Exhibition dates: 8 JUN – 29 JUN 2019

Location: Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95 , 1011 KB Amsterdam

Upstream Gallery presents a series of short exhibitions by young and upcoming artists in the Private Viewing Space. In conjunction with openings in our main gallery, we open momentary presentations of young artists in this 17th century room.

Upstream Gallery proudly presents See the light, the first solo presentation by Fabian Landewee. In this body of work, the artist visually explores concepts of seeing, looking, perception and visibility. Turning his lens onto the places where images are produced, he aims to deconstruct the idea of photography. Landewee takes the viewer behind the scenes of image-making, showing us photographers capturing the runway during fashion week; the LEDs that illuminate Rio de Janeiro’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer or the eye testing equipment at an optician’s exam room. The relation between desire and the photographic medium is a recurring theme.

Following his increasing interest in the physical nature of photographs as objects, Landewee started to integrate sculpture in his practice. In Headlight, the industrial finish of the seductive object – a pars pro toto for a car as a highly desirable commodity – contrasts starkly with the earthly, unfired clay, in which the artist’s fingerprints are still visible. The sculpture results from a further investigation into themes that were already present in Landewee’s earlier works in photography, such as reflection, material desire, illumination, object fetishism and the photographic body.

Fabian Landewee is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht and recently received a master of arts degree in Media Design (Lens-based media) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. His practice focuses on the image as object and photographic production. Landewee works with a comprehensive archive of images. Disregarding any hierarchy between new, older and found images, he creates new constellations through association. In these new contexts, visual fragments acquire a new meaning.

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We are happy to announce the launch of Special Issue #9: The Library Is Open.

Date: Thursday June 20th, 2019 Location: Leeszaal West | Rijnhoudtplein 3 | Rotterdam Time: 13:30-18:00

Schedule:

13:30 Introduction 14:00 Session 1 15:00 Break 15:30 Session 2 16:30 Sharing moment and wrap up 17:00 End

*Registration is not necessary, as on arrival you will be assigned to two workshops. After the first session there will be a short break, after which the second session of workshops will begin. At the end of the event we’ll have a moment to share the outcomes of the workshops all together. We’d like you to attend both sessions if possible, in order to maximise the experience.

The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different experiences:

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The Library Is Open invites you to an afternoon of workshops that make the operations within libraries visible. Join us in exploring the actions and roles of legal and extra-legal libraries (municipal, pirate, academic, +++), their custodians, and the public that form a community around collections of texts.

The event is divided into three parallel workshops which will be held twice, giving participants the opportunity to encounter different experiences:

Marginal Conversations

We read texts, and write notes in the margins; usually in private, isolated from other readers. We come across texts with others’ notes on them; the author unknown, their thoughts obscure. What happens when we share our notes, vocalise and perform them?

In this workshop… we’ll read, annotate and discuss an open letter which asks for pirate library practices to come out from the shadows. We’ll read aloud and perform parts of the text, enriched by our doubts, sympathies, tensions and diverse understandings. We’ll personalise the text, opening it up for collective conversations. Our voices will occupy the space and leave traces on the text and in the library.

Knowledge in Action

Through role play you will perform the activities crucial to the sustenance of libraries. You will interpret and reimagine the actors that take part in knowledge production and distribution, such as the librarian, the researcher, the pirate, the publisher, the reader, the writer, the student, the copyist, the printer.

The workshop consists of three activities where different scenarios shift your accustomed perspective to start common dialogues. Put yourselves in the shoes of the librarian, imagine together a reading space, and contest the morality of knowledge proprietization.

Blurry boundaries

Select, annotate, analyze, scan, correct, digitize, print, read, transfer, erase, encode, curate, hack, interface, work, copy…

How do we reveal the hidden labour involved in these processes? What libraries become possible when you transform physical books into digital files, and vice versa?

In this workshop you will be a librarian converting books into machine readable files, a process involving tools, time and choices.

The Library Is Open is a participatory event developed by the Piet Zwart Institute’s Experimental Publishing program as part of the research project Special Issue #9: Interfacing the Law, in partnership with Constant. Interfacing the Law is a recurring thematic project which looks at how publishing practices develop in accordance, or in dissonance with legal frameworks.

Contributors:

Simon Browne, Tancredi Di Giovanni, Paloma García, Rita Graça, Artemis Gryllaki, Pedro Sá Couto, Femke Snelting, Biyi Wen, Bohye Woo

Special thanks to:

Bodó Balázs, Dušan Barok, Anita Burato, André Castro, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Martino Morandi, Leslie Robbins, Steve Rushton, Amy Suo Wu, Eva Weinmayr

Special Issues

We are happy to announce the launch of Special Issue #9: The Library Is Open. Date: Thursday June 20th, 2019 Location: Leeszaal West |... Lees verder

The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art          education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

During the period July 11-14 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

This year Interior Architecture: Research + Design will exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media—will also exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building.

Master Education in Arts will be staging their symposium Pedagogy of Insist_ence on Saturday 13 July 11.00-18.00. at TENT., Witte de With street 50.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing will be hosting their graduation festival—Upsetting Settings—on Friday 12 July 19:00-22:00 with workshops on Saturday 13 July 11:00-14:00 at WORM’s UBIK and SLASH GALLERY, Boomgaardsstraat 69.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art will be staging the exhibition Midnight Sunburn contributing to Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition.

The results of two years of Master level practice based research for a total of around 60 students. We invite you to come and share this celebration of the research and practice fostered at the Piet Zwart Institute.

More information coming soon!

For details and opening times: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2019 PZI website: http://www.pzwart.nl/ Contact: pzwart-info@hr.nl

The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied... Lees verder