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Media Design and Communication

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission

Special Issue 5 – OuNuPo – Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation

The Media Design Experimental Publishing Master course (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute, Manetta Berends & Cristina Cochior (Varia) and the WORM Pirate Bay invite you for an evening of book scanning, short presentations, discussions and software experiments in the context of text digitisation and processing.

The term OuNuPo is derived from OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), founded in 1960. OuLiPo is a mostly French speaking gathering of writers and mathematicians interested in constrained writing techniques. Notable members were Georges Perec and Harry Mathews. One of the notable techniques used by the group is the lipogram; which generates texts where one or more letters have been excluded. OuLiPo eventually led to OuXPo to expand these creative constraints to other practices (OuCiPo for film making, OuPeinPo for painting, etc.). In the same spirit, XPUB launches OuNuPo, Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation, turning the book scanner as a platform for media design and publishing experiments.

OuNuPo has been employed as a means to reflect on several topics such as: how culture is shaped by book scanning? Who has access and who is excluded from digital culture? How free software and open source hardware have bootstrapped a new culture of librarians? What happens to text when it becomes data that can be transformed, manipulated and analysed *ad nauseam*?

To answer these questions, the XPUB team have written software and assembled a unique printed reader, informed by critical and feminist research methodologies and that explore the themes of the digital transfer of cultural biases, Techno/Cyber/Xeno-Feminism, orality in the context of knowledge sharing, shadow libraries, database narratives, gender and future librarians. The content of the reader will be scanned by a DIY book scanner built in the past months, and processed by different software processes and performances written by the XPUB practitioners, from chat bots to concrete poetry generators and speech recognition feedback loops.

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Image Credit: Detail of a Graph by Angeliki Diakrousi and Alex Roidl

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission Special Issue 5 –... Lees verder

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Rotterdam Curated by Delphine Bedel and Docus van der Made. Date: 30 March 2018, 12:00 – 17:00h Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Part I: Masterclass: 12:00 – 14:30h. Tickets €7,50- (€5,- for students). Reservation required, limited seats. Part II: Artists talks: 15:00 – 17:00h. Tickets €5 (€3,50 for students). Open to all, reservation recommended. Combination ticket: €10 (€7,50 for students)

‘Publishing As Practice’ is a Friday afternoon programme celebrating self-publishing in all its forms, organised as part of the series “de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs INTRODUCES…”. Together with the invited artists and designers we will explore models of production and distribution of books, printed matter, and multiple digital formats.

Discussing the new publishing culture of self-publishing, book fairs, and curated bookshops, the program with touch on oral histories, tales of resilience, language, migration and war, feminism and education, urbanism and political struggles. Publications presented address urgent contemporary issues, and bring forward the potential of publishing as practice.

PROGRAMME

Part I, 12:00 – 14:30h Self-Publishing Masterclass by Delphine Bedel

Tools for contemporary self-publishing practices, modes of operating in, and points of departure for self-publishing. Limited seats, reservation required via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference ‘masterclass’ in your reservation).

Part II Project Presentations

15:00 – 15:20h ‘A Bed, a Chair and a Table’ Presentation by Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst Project realised within Master Design: Experimental Publishing at the Piet Zwart institute. This publication about the Poortgebouw, a former squat and vibrant living community in South Rotterdam. To book interlaces oral histories with material from various institutional and personal archives to bring together tales of resilience, political struggle, frustration and friendship as a new perspective on both Poortgebouw’s unique history and its importance in the contemporary city.

Students share insights on their practice and collaborative process to develop the publication. Conversation will cover engagement with cultural heritage and archiving practices.

15:20 – 16:00h ‘Why Publish?’ Artist talk by Delphine Bedel Bedel will discuss her practice as artist/publisher, showcasing different projects and her publishing house Meta/Books. Her principal topics of interest are media, cultural representation, feminism and the global circulation of images. She founded Meta/Books to empower creatives to self-publish. Meta/Books promotes expanded publishing practices from print to digital, questioning the way information is displayed and manipulated through the publishing process.

16:00 – 16:40h ‘NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine’ Artist talk by Mounira Al Solh Mounira Al Solh will present her recent projects for Documenta 14 and her magazine NOA (Not Only Arabic). In her studio in Beirut, over the past years Al Solh has hosted talks by artists and started NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine, a journal where artists and writers are invited to send in their thoughts, texts and images by invitation from the artist and guest-editors. NOA magazine does not get distributed and gets published on an irregular basis.

Ticket reservations possible via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference for which part(s) you’re reserving).

The series VKBK-prijs INTRODUCES… is a component of the exhibition with the nominees for the Volkskrant Visual Art Award 2018, on view at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam until 15 April.

Biographies

Delphine Bedel is an artist, publisher, lecturer and Creative Director of Meta/Books. Bedel has contributed to the emergence of a new publishing culture that splices together photography, art, and design, and empowers a new generation of artists to self-publish.

XPUB is a two-year Media Design Master course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast changing field of art, design and cultural production.

Mounira Al Solh is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been shown internationally, such as in solo shows at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut and Hamburg, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, CCA Glasgow, at the KW in Berlin, and Kunsthalle Lissabon, and most recently at the Documenta 14 and the Art Institute of Chicago.

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart... Lees verder

March 9 – March 1

TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands

Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the result of a week-long workshop led by artist Shimon Attie around the topic of empathy. Students of the Piet Zwart Institute will set-out on a journey to take a closer look at the stories hidden underneath the fabric of our personal, sociopolitical, and communal landscape within the context of Rotterdam and create new work. The exhibition is on view during the weekend.

Participating Artists: Ana Buljan Shraddha Borawake Günce Çavuşoğlu Ryan Cherewaty Dorothee Cheung Thomas Galvan Catalina Giraldo Lotte de Jong Fabian Landewee Sigrun Lydsdottir Matheline Marmy Sal Miranda Rossella Nisio Marta La Torre Rubio Szu-Yi Wang

 

 

March 9 – March 1 TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the... Lees verder

We are happy to announce that MMDC thesis supervisor Marloes de Valk was awarded the first edition of the Hash Award for her work developed during a Web Residency at Schloss Solitude and ZKM, April 2017.

Marloes de Valk critically examines the mechanisms and contexts of propaganda, fake news and climate change in her artistic work ranging from computer games to installations to publications, surveillance technologies and artificial intelligence. During a four-week Web Residency in 2017 on “Art & Whistleblowing”, she explored in an essayist work the strategies of industry and politics to manipulate public opinion and the role of the media, based on PR campaigns during the 1980s in the US.

In particular, juror Marisa Olson convinced the variety of media the artist uses as a “passionate and informed cultural commentator on the larger ecosystem of technological devices that includes network culture and its symptoms – from global warming to infectious surveillance states. When talking about Internet Art in 2018, it is essential to include this wider range of aesthetic, cultural and political considerations.” (Marisa Olson)

Link to the work

Link to an interview with Marloes about the residency

We are happy to announce that MMDC thesis supervisor Marloes de Valk was awarded the first edition of the Hash Award for her work developed during... Lees verder

Date: Opening Friday 2nd February 2018 Time: 18:00 – 21:00 , Public Presentation at 18:30 Location: Tent, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Free entry during Opening

Exhibition runs: 02.02.2018 – 22.04.2018 Cost: €5.00full/€2.50concession Gallery entry

Experimental Publishing would like to invite you to the opening “The Temporary Autonomous Bureau”, a project by some of their 1st and 2nd year students and part of “Rotterdam Cultural Histories” series co-organized by TENT Gallery and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art.

Rotterdam Cultural Histories #13, The Temporary Autonomous Bureau is a space for researching, discussing and mapping interpretations of autonomy in cultural or social projects within the city of Rotterdam. We are inhabitants of the the Poortgebouw, a historical living community on the Maas River, and students from the Experimental Publishing Master at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Situated in TENT, we turned a space into a temporary office. We will use the space to carry on with the research on the history of the Poortgebouw, following two projects from 2017, “The Autonomous Archive” and “A Bed, A Chair and A Table”.

The Poortgebouw is a 37 year old organisation that hosts cultural activities, as well as a living community of 30 people. During these years it has offered space for self-organised events and projects, acted as a residence for guests, artists and musicians, and provided a living and working space for different generations of people from all over the world. The building was first squatted in 1980 and got legalized. The legalization was made possible through the renovation of the building, which turned it into a livable space. The dedication of the first group of inhabitants also led to the establishing of the Vereniging Poortgebouw.

In the timeframe of three months we will use this space to organize a series of temporary events that will map the existing independent strategies of self-organization in the city. At the same time, the public will have the access to parts of the fragmented Poortgebouw archive. The “Temporary Autonomous Bureau” serves as meeting point for semi-institutional and semi-public experiences, discourse and interventions.

How can independent organizations maintain agency in a city where institutionalization of cultural and living spaces is the rule?

Is it possible to organize a sustainable, non-hierarchical and organized socio-cultural project, through collaborative bottom-up practices?

Can a certain degree of openness and autonomy be maintained in the management of a self-organized social and cultural project?

For more information see here We are looking forward to see you at the opening of our bureau! We will keep you updated with our upcoming talks and workshop.

“The Temporary Autonomous Bureau” are Giulia de Giovanelli, Naomi de Wit, Philippa Driest, Angeliki Diakrousi, Alice Strete and Thanos Kaltsamis

Date: Opening Friday 2nd February 2018 Time: 18:00 – 21:00 , Public Presentation at 18:30 Location: Tent, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam Free... Lees verder

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations;

Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The Netherlands

During our annual Open Day, staff and students are present for questions and presentations. The studio spaces will be open, and it is also possible to visit the workshop facilities located at the Willem de Kooning Academy.

Master Fine Art will be present for questions and presentations, and have Open Studios. Their location is at Karel Doormanhof 45.

Staff and students of the Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Master Media Design: Lens-Based, Master Education in Arts, and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design will be presenting and available for questions across the 4th floor of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Wijnhaven 61. As mentioned, this location is also home to the workshop facilities of the Piet Zwart Institute.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.

We strongly encourage you to apply early due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, Dutch IND regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding.

February 1, 2018: First review of completed applications for non-EU and EU applicants.

March 1, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for non-EU applicants. Second review for completed applications for EU applicants.

May 15, 2018: Final review deadline for completed applications for EU applicants.

Once a committee has reviewed your completed application, you may be contacted for an interview. Interviews will start as early as end of February and carry on up until the May 15 deadline.

Image credit: Aad Hoogendoorn.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10:00 – 15:00 at two locations; Piet Zwart Institute Karel Doormanhof 45 & Wijnhaven 61 Rotterdam The... Lees verder

Piet Zwart Lens-Based Study Path and International Film Festival Rotterdam present OVER THE MOON SYMPOSIUM – imaging technologies versus popular imagination –

Date: Monday 29th January 2017 Time: 10:00 – 18:30 Location: The Hilton Hotel – IFFR conference floor – Coolsingel, Rotterdam Free entry

Both film studios, business marketeers and media enterprises love to trigger our imagination about space exploration. The images they generate, however, are usually rather regressive than future-oriented. Combining science with a critical creative practice, central speaker Angelo Vermeulen demonstrates how a more diverse and multidisciplinary approach to futurist design can deliver us more relevant models to visualize our future. His keynote will be preceded by talks and presentations on both historical and the most contemporary approaches to visualizing space, by Johann Lurf, Alejandro Bachmann, Kurt Vanhoutte, Natalja Majsova, Neal David Hartmann, Cath Le Couteur and Lawrence Lek.

This symposium is in association with: The Lens-Based Media Study Path : Media Design Programme: Piet Zwart Institute. With additional support from the Swiss Embassy.

Programme: [doors open at 10:00]

10:15 > 10:30 : introduction by Simon Pummell (Piet Zwart) & Edwin Carels (IFFR)

10:30 > 11:15 : Johann Lurf in conversation with Alejandro Bachmann Gazing at the Stars, Reflecting on Present and Past

11:15 > 12:30 : Natalija Majsova: The Horizons of a Past Future: Spaceflight in Soviet Science Fiction Cinema

12:30 > 13:15 : Kurt Vanhoutte: Celestial Bodies: the human orrery, performing science from the 19th to the 21st century

13:15 >14:15 : lunch break

14:15 > 15:00 : Cath Le Couteur: Project Adrift: The hidden world of space junk

15:00 > 15:45 : Neal David Hartman: Science storytelling, virtual reality and documenting CERN.

15:45 > 16:30 : Lawrence Lek : First-Person: Fictional Artists and Post-human Players

16:30 > 17:00 : coffee break

17:00 > 18:30 : Angelo Vermeulen – Masterclass : Why we don’t need Star Wars. Re-imagining our interstellar future.

18:30 onwards : closing drinks

This symposium makes part of the thematic IFFR programme Curtain Call, that offers an invitation to reflect upon the lure of science and obsession with progress through a series of films and an exhibition.

Curtain Call’s cinematic programme consists of four feature films and four compilations that further explore the overriding theme of loss and departure behind the shaping of our future. Titles of the features: Island, Alpha Go, ★ and Thomas Pesquet: How to Become an Astronaut. Compilation titles: Dreaming Androids, Fata Morgana, Reverse Engineering and Colonising Chaos. For the full Curtain Call film programme, see www.iffr.com

Artists represented in the Curtain Call exhibition: Nikolaus Geyerhalter, Takahiro Kudo, Paul van Hoeydonck, Chantal van Rijt, Valérie Mannaerts, Shaun Gladwell for BADFAITH, Robbrecht&Daem architects, Adrian Paci, Kurt D’Haeseleer & Franck Vigroux, Agence Future, Sarah van Sonsbeek, Yasunari Izaki, Various Artists.

The exhibition runs from Thu 25 Jan – Thu 1 Feb Open daily from 11:00 – 20:00 – free entrance Location: LP2
, Wilhelminakade 326

ABSTRACTS / BIO’s

JOHANN LURF A conversation between Alejandro Bachmann (curator) and Johann Lurf about the filmmaker’s work ★ and it’s multiple narratives hidden in dark cinematic skies

ABSTRACT The conversation will not only focuss on the formal concept and the found footage aspects of ★, but also about his collaboration with archives and questions of materiality. The question is also addressed to what extent ★creates an understanding of film history, that is, how it can be seen as an approach to archive and re-configure a human experience – which in this case is to look at the stars through cinema. Concentrating on the soundtrack of the film the discussion will also deal with tthe semantic cues ★offers in relation to what we connect with images of the stars.

BIO Based in Vienna, Johann Lurf charts unexpected possibilities for cinematic perceptions of time and space. His films draw on the structural legacies of Michael Snow and Peter Kubelka and the recontexualizations of Bruce Connor and Peter Tscherkassky. The films are simultaneously playful and rigorous; technically ambitious and remarkably simple.

ALEJANDRO BACHMANN

BIO Alejandro Bachmann is head of education, research and publications and curator af the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. He writes both in scholarly publications and film magazines, his last publication as an editor includes „Spaces in Time: The Cinema of Nikolaus Geyrhalter“.

NATALIJA MAJSOVA The Horizons of a Past Future: Spaceflight in Soviet Science Fiction Cinema and Beyond

ABSTRACT The lecture traces the emergence, consolidation, and transformations of spaceflight-related ideas, such as utopianism, technological progress, patriotic aspirations of the State, and philosophical implications of the space age, through the genre of Soviet science fiction film. The significance of these developments is evaluated with reference to their influence on contemporary, post-Soviet cinema, science fiction, and future-oriented ideas.

BIO Natalija Majsova got her PhD degree at Cultural Studies from the University of Ljubljana. Her monograph “The Constructor, Aesthetics, and the Cosmonaut: Outer Space in Contemporary Russian Cinema (2001-2017)” was published by the University of Ljubljana Press in 2017. She is currently a post-doc researcher at the University of Antwerp, where she examines the aesthetic legacy of Soviet science fiction cinema.

KURT VANHOUTTE

ABSTRACT Since the early nineteenth century and into the twenty-first century, the planetarium – a theatre built for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy – remained a locus of innovations in the contexts of both performance and science. These spectacles animated the celestial bodies – the stars, planets and comets – in front of lively audiences, and delivered cosmological narratives that thematised the place of man, scientific progress and technology within a rapidly evolving world.

BIO Kurt Vanhoutte is Professor of Performance Studies and Visual Arts Criticism at the University of Antwerp, and since 2013 spokeperson for the Research Centre for Visual Poetics. He co-initiated the Performing Astronomy Research Society (PARS) an international, interdisciplinary group that investigates the history, present and future of popular astronomical spectacle.

CATH LE COUTEUR Project Adrift: The hidden world of space junk

ABSTRACT The project Adrift explores the secret world of space junk, making it personal, visible and audible. The project takes the form of an interactive experience (Adopt), a documentary film (Watch) and a sound installation (Listen).The presentation will also include the screening the two space-junk films ’SuitSat’, ‘Vanguard and Fengyun’ and the presentation of some of the sounds of the sound machine ‘Machine 9′.

BIO Cath Le Couteur studied Directing at the National Film and Television School UK. Her short films won a number of awards and screened at key festivals around the world. She is a co-founder of Shooting People, the renowned online independent filmmakers collective. She currently sits on the board of Directors UK.

NEAL DAVID HARTMAN: Communicating science through storytelling and artistic collaboration at CERN

ABSTRACT Neal will expand on his workshop experiences with in science storytelling and virtual reality with such organisations as the Tribeca Film Institute, Lift Conference, and the GIFF. He will also elaborate on a documentary he is currently producing on CERN that was entirely shot by the engineering staff in the underground caverns, and that uses Kubrick’s 2001, A Space Odyssey as a major reference.

BIO Neal is currently the director of the CineGlobe film festival at CERN, the European Particle Physics lab and home to the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. He was the invited chairman for the World VR Forum in 2017. Neal also occupies himself with the mechanical engineering of ultra-stable, low-mass structures and integration for the ATLAS Experiment at CERN.

LAWRENCE LEK First-Person: Fictional Artists and Post-human Players

ABSTRACT Who will the artists of the future be? When AIs attain superhuman levels of creativity, will we embrace or exile these non-human creators? Using his recent CGI film Geomancer and video essay Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), his talk will explore how video game engines enable artists to construct new narratives that both celebrate and critique technology. Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) speculates on AI as a post-human creative force, drawing parallels between AI research and Chinese conceptions of labour.

BIO Lawrence Lek is a simulation artist based in London. He creates site-specific virtual worlds and speculative films using gaming software, 3D animation, installation and performance to reflect on the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality. His work has been exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum, The Barbican, and the ICA.

ANGELO VERMEULEN Why we don’t need Star Wars. Re-imagining our interstellar future

ABSTRACT Both film studios, business marketeers and media enterprises love to trigger our imagination about space exploration. The images they generate, however, are usually rather regressive than future-oriented. Combining science with a critical creative practice, Angelo Vermeulen demonstrates how a more diverse and multidisciplinary approach to futurist design can deliver us more relevant models to visualize our future.

BIO Artist, biologist, space researcher and Senior TED fellow Angelo Vermeulen collaborates closely with practicing scientists, while also constructing multimedia installations in galleries and museums, and building communities through design and co-creation. In 2013 he was Crew Commander of the NASA-funded HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation in Hawaii. His space-related work led him to start PhD research at Delft University of Technology, working on bio-inspired concepts for interstellar travel.

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Experimental Publishing launches Special Issue #4: A Bed, a Chair and a Table

Date and Time: Thursday, December 7, | Book Launch: 18:30 [Doors open: 18:00] Location: Het Poortgebouw, Stieltjesstraat 38 Rotterdam No Admission fee but stay for dinner (on donation): 19:30

A Bed, a Chair and a Table is a publication about the Poortgebouw, a former squat and vibrant living community located in the South of Rotterdam. In this book, oral histories from inside and outside the Poortgebouw are interlaced with material from various institutional and personal archives.

By bringing together these tales of resilience, political struggle, frustration and friendship with historical documents, this book brings forward new perspectives about the Poortgebouw’s unique history and its importance in the contemporary city. The starting point of the book was the Autonomous Archive, a local archiving machine built from parts of different computers by the inhabitants of the Poortgebouw and a group of students from XPUB.

A Bed, a Chair and a Table is the fourth ‘Special Issue’ conceptualised, developed and produced by the students from the Experimental Publishing course (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute Media Design Master. It provides a trigger for the reader to further explore the Poortgebouw’s past, to engage with its community, and discuss a potential future amidst all of its complexities. The project encompasses a limited edition book, a Peer Production Licensed digital copy, a wiki based digital archive of documents found at the Poortgebouw, and an archive of the production process of the book. It is a testament to the archive as not the end, but the beginning of a debate. Join us!

Get your copy of A Bed, a Chair and a Table at the launch, stay and have dinner followed by music by DJ Naam & DJ Post-Toast!

This publication is brought to you by Delphine Bedel, Natasha Berting, André Castro, Elisa Chaudet, Angeliki Diakrousi, Max Franklin, Giulia de Giovanelli, Francisco González, Joca van der Horst, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Alexander Roidl, Steve Rushton, Alice Strete, Zalán Szakács and the Autonomous Archive. XPUB is a two-year Media Design Master course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast changing field of art, design and cultural production. The project was developed in the context of Architecture of Appropriation, a research project at Het Nieuwe Instituut, that examines how squatters have appropriated urban spaces using radical improvisation techniques, and how this has influenced the way we think about the contemporary city.

Special thanks to the inhabitants of Poortgebouw, the Autonomous Archive, the Architecture of Appropriation team/Het Nieuwe Instituut (Marina Otero Verzier and Katia Truijen), De Raddraaier and Antalis, Annet Dekker, Cia Franssens, Esther Krop, Wilco Lamberts, MayDay, Leslie Robbins and Zine Camp.

Experimental Publishing launches Special Issue #4: A Bed, a Chair and a Table Date and Time: Thursday, December 7, | Book Launch: 18:30... Lees verder

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented by Upstream Gallery at the Disegni section of Artissima 2017.

David brings his perspective as a fine artist deeply engaged with thinking through the relationship between traditional and contemporary media to his teaching at the PZI Media Design Lens-Based path.

And, indeed, the work awarded in Artissima was singled out for bringing a fresh perspective on the ways we use media into the discipline of drawing. About his work, Claire Gilman (curator, The Drawing Center, New York) noted during the award ceremony:

“David’s work stands out at speaking to issues at the forefront of drawing today. The way in which he uses the medium to play with representation, both in terms of the hand made and the digital, as well as his deep investment in art historical references, is exemplary within a proliferation of work in this area. His work gives poignant testament to our contemporary condition in which our desire for intimacy and human contact is filtered through the solitude of the screen”.

The jury of the Refresh Irinox Prize was headed by: Claire Gilman(curator, The Drawing Center, New York), Katharine Stout (deputy director, ICA, London) and Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (curator, Ramo Collection, Milano).

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented... Lees verder

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free

With: Annet Dekker & authors of Lost and Living (in) Archives & Piet Zwart Institute, Media Design: Experimental Publishing

Archives are collections of records that are preserved for historical, cultural and evidentiary purposes. As such, archives are considered sites of a past, places that contain traces of a collective memory of a nation, a people or group. Digital archives have transformed from stable entities into flexible systems, at times referred to with the term ‘Living Archives’. In which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past? Will the erased, forgotten and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed to take their place? Will the fictional versus factual mode of archiving offer the democracy that the term public domain implies, or is it merely another way for public instruments of power to operate? The various essays in Lost and Living (in) Archives show that archives are not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that they shape the event itself and thus influence both the past, present and future.

This event will explore the messy entanglements of how documents are created and collected, how systems (dis)function and how networks of people, bots and algorithms trigger and demand transformations in the way archives are constructed and thought of.

A presentation from students of the Experimental Publishing study path at the Piet Zwart Institute’s Media Design Master in Rotterdam, currently focusing on the topic of the autonomous archive, will be followed by a discussion. Particular attention will be paid to the functions and functioning of bottom-up archival approaches, community archives and autonomous archiving.

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free With: Annet Dekker & authors of... Lees verder