Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Proud To Be Your Version

Proud To Be Your Version

Date: Thursday, November 21 2013
Location: WORM
Address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam   

Doors open: 19:30 hrs. [start 20:00 – end 01:00 hrs.]

Proud to be your version 1 and 2 are public screening events curated by Annet Dekker and Peter Taylor for the thematic project ‘Testing the Shelf Life’ by the Master Media Design & Communication department of the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with KinoKino at WORM.

Proud to be your version suggests the global circulation of information as a fertile operating ground for different artists. The films are evidence of a systematic research into the intrinsic codes of technologically produced and processed imagery as well as overt montage and propaganda techniques, exploring ideas of accessibility, transparency and the manipulation of information.

A commonality between the artists is that they draw source material and inspiration for their work from a multitudinous array of sources. These don’t only include news channels, information databanks, Governmental bodies and press agencies such as Reuters, but also personal homepages, digital and material archives and clandestine websites. By examining and recontextualising these archives and databanks they retrace the strange and often surprising shifts in meaning that information undergoes in the process of translation from one system to another.

With this programme we’re curious to investigate the representational modes of events that are consumed second hand, whilst at the same time witnessing their transformation into new versions, that narrate, explore, disarm and explode.

Proud to be your version 1  – 21.11.2013 

Duncan Campbell, Bernadette (UK 2008, 37:00) 

Jordan Crandall, Heatseeking (US 2009, 29:00)

Thomson & Craighead, A Short film about War (UK 2010, 10:00) 

Benjamin Tiven, A Third Version of the Imaginary (US 2012, 12:00)

This program is part of the WORM Parallel University. The Parallel University is the research and educational part of WORM, containing our agenda, our ridiculum and a variety of public events. Not only from educational perspective, but also as sheer entertainment. When you visit this event, you obtain study points. At 240 points you can become Master of Parallels. The amount of points (PCTS) per activity is listed on top of this page. See for more information our website wpu.worm.org

[Proud to be your version 2, will be coming up on December 11 2013]