OPENING: July 1st, 19:00 – 23:00 hrs.
EXHIBITION: July 2nd & July 3rd, 12:00 – 18:00 hrs.
LOCATION: Het Industrie Gebouw – Goudsesingel 210, Rotterdam


Alexandra Bicheler, Alice Bonicelli, Federica Dellisanti, Wojciech Gawronski, Noor F.F. Istiani, Tinka Jongerius, Lorena Rubio Toledo, Julia Schostak, Pawel Szubert

Imagine you can see the unseen.
Imagine you can hear the unheard.
Imagine you can feel the intangible.
Imagine the imaginary is here.

It is not there.

MIARD students of the Piet Zwart Institute question the way things are.

This graduation show presents nine works that accentuate the ephemerality of perception, the delusion of reality and the impact of the future on domesticity.

Interiors, and especially our homes, are animated by a haze of peripheral phenomena, which drift through our unconsciousness. It is there and not there. It colors our perception. The human mind tends to blend out these ephemeral accessories – memories, associations, sounds, feelings, ideas – synergizing their diverse qualities into one effect, which we call “reality.” In these projects, realities beneath, behind, within and beyond the seemingly real interior are uncovered. Our eyes are opened to what they don’t see and can’t prove.

“Science never saw a ghost, nor does it look for any…” (Henry David Thoreau). We are designers, not scientists. So white is red, and noise is thick. The radio is raining and the light is growing. You are dancing through your house and the house is dancing around you. Your home unfolds and its creases are made of RGB. Your space is almost there, never finally real.

Tutor team: Max Bruinsma, Gabriel Lester, Füsun Türetken, Martine Vledder
External examiner: Riet Eeckhout
Guest critics: Thomas Bakker, Michiel van Iersel, Oana Rades
Course director: Alex Suárez
Course coordinator: Vanessa Tuitel
Graphic & web design: Daphne Heemskerk & Olivier Otten
Exhibition text: Alexandra Bicheler

With special thanks to: Jeroen Chabot – chairman of the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University, Raymond Molendijk, Stephan Götz v/d Vet, Simon de Bakker, Nora van Krimpen, Emiel Gilijamse, Agnese Pellino, Cornelis van Wieren, team Balloon Gun and MTS Audiovisueel.

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Image MIARD PZI June 2016 Art&Education
Credits photograph: Agnese Pellino