Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

AQUARIUM 2.0

AQUARIUM 2.0

Date 29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 
Time 15h — 18h 
29th Nov — 4th Dec 2021 (all day)
Location: De Buitenboel, Rosier Faassenstraat 22 3025 GN Rotterdam, NL

AQUARIUM 2.0 

An ongoing window exhibition with Clara Gradel, Floor van Meeuwen, Martin Foucaut, Camilo Garcia, Federico Poni, Nami Kim, Euna Lee, Kendal Beynon, Jacopo Lega and Louisa Teichmann

Tap upon the glass and peer into the research projects we are currently working on.
From Monday 29th of November until Saturday 4th of December we put ourselves on display in the window of De Buitenboel as an entry point into our think tank. Navigating between a range of technologies, such as wireless radio waves, virtual realities, sensors, ecological and diffractive forms of publishing, web design frameworks, language games, and an ultra-territorial residency; we invite you to gaze inside the tank and float with us. Welcome back to the ecosystem of living thoughts.

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Kendal Beynon
Bureau of Forgotten Futures (29th Nov – 4th Dec)

The Bureau of Forgotten Futures sifts through the ruins of the Internet’s past and present. Scan the prints to piece together these digital histories. 

Euna Lee
A confession box (29th Nov – 4th Dec)

A small confession box for your language crime will be left till saturday.

Camilo Garcia
A Brief Glossary of Glossaries (29th Nov – 4th Dec)

It is an ongoing publication that uses as a starting point the results from the workshop ‘Glossaries of Glossaries’ in the last Aquarium. The workshop was a collective and quick reflection about glossaries and their structures. This publication streches the results of the workshop by experimenting with it. It describes words, plays with hierarchies, over explains sources, makes annotations, switches between languages. 

Nami Kim – Online workshop
Fixed structure and Free content (4th Dec, 15:00-16:15)

Let’s have time to express our personal thoughts/regrets/experiences on the web context today! In the workshop, you as a participant will get a few Bootstrap templates of the HTML layouts. What you’ll do is putting your own thoughts/contents in the fixed standardised grids. You may share how you experience in the web context today, no matter it’s something positive, negative or whatever. With the ironic mechanism (Fixed structure vs Free contents), we will have a frank conversation about contemporary digital culture.
To join the workshop, please send an email to namik1m0109@gmail.com

Martin Foucaut
Aquarium LCD Portal (29 Nov – 4th Dec)

This interactive micro-installation composed of a LCD screen and sensor(s) invites users/visitors to change the color of the screen and displayed messages by getting more or less close from the window. 

Floor van Meeuwen
Index of excavations (29th Nov – 4th Dec)

Small man-made objects on display + a free catalogue! 

Jacopo Lega
Small Stones Could Make A Shelter (29th Nov – 4th Dec)

A small corner inside the BuitenBoel will host a small collection of (ongoing) editorial projects related to Habitat, an ultra-local residency and collective workshop running in the Apennines (Italy). The displayed objects start to trace back some of the first edition’s outcomes, realized in August 2021, as part of the archiving and publishing process. Aiming to bridge the local dimension with the outer world, Habitat is repopulating the rural areas thanks to the artists’ presence, contributions and reflections, and likely making them tangible as stones. 

See you there! 

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Aquarium website: https://hub.xpub.nl/sandbot/Aquarium/