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Online Open Day – March 14, 2022

Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 14th of March. 

The following is the schedule for the two sessions:

11:00 CET Rotterdam / 13:00 Nairobi, Kenia / 19:00 Tokyo, Japan
16:00 CET Rotterdam / 10:00 New York, Bogota / 09:00 Mexico City

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email with the title “LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET” or “LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET” to r.nisio@hr.nl

For general questions about the course, please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl

Online Open Day 2022

Online Open Day – February 12, 2022

Online Open Day Piet Zwart Institute
Saturday February 12, 2022

Join us for the Piet Zwart Institute Online Open Day. Below you will find more specific information per Master Program, the times and their online programming during the day.

The Piet Zwart Institute houses four full-time Master programmes, Interior Architecture: Research + Design (MIARD); Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design, which encompasses Fine Art (MFA) Lens-Based Media (LB) and Experimental Publishing (XPUB) and two part-time Master programmes, Education in Arts (MeiA) and Master Design.

Please note additional dates:

As the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam, Lens-Based Media will welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February. See below for details.

In addition to this Online Open Day we would like to offer students the opportunity to still get a taste of the academy. Therefore we organize IRL tours through the buildings (Wijnhaven and Kareldoormanhof) on Wednesday, February 16 and our current students will show you our Stations, studios and other facilities. If you’re interested in joining one of these tours, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl.



Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, MIARD
13.00 – 15.00 hr (CET)
Location: Online
Zoom Link:
https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/94094897922?pwd=YU43WkZCQkd2MllIRU02NVhnajBPQT09
Meeting ID: 940 9489 7922
Passcode: 400302 

Our Open Day this year is online. During our virtual gathering you will get a chance to learn more about the program and speak directly with members of the staff, students, and alumni. Please let us know if you will join the online session. Send us an email at z.hupkes@hr.nl to confirm your attendance by February 10. 

To know more about us, you can visit our online MIARD Archive to see the work of our students and alumni, review the recent program announcements and see a list of the exhibitions and publications, here. You can visit the Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academy websites for further information on the program and institutes. 

If you are not able to attend on February 12, email us to schedule an online or in-person meeting. If you would like to visit and meet members of the program in-person, send us an email to make an appointment. 

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16. 

We look forward to seeing you soon,
On behalf of the MIARD community 


Experimental Publishing
11.00 – 16.00 hr (CET)
Location: Online

XPUB will have two open day moments, both with the same structure; select the time that best fits your timezone.

The first session will be a 11:00 CET and the second at 16:00 CET.

Set-up:

After a short introduction to the course (15 mins), you can move between three breakout rooms where you can ask: (A) administrative questions, (B) questions to teachers in the course, (C) and to meet and ask questions with current students (45 mins).

For more information and online links: join us here: https://pad.xpub.nl/p/openday


Lens-Based Media

We warmly welcome you to take part in the Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media – online Open Day to find out more about our program. Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there will be time for an elaborate, informal Q&A with staff and students.

Please note: the 12th of February coincides with the Lens-Based staff and students’ participation in the Research Lab Screenings at the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam (for information about the event, please visit: https://www.eyefilm.nl/en/programme/researchlabs/332056).

The Lens-Based Media program will therefore welcome prospective students to an online Q&A session on Tuesday 15th of February.

We will have two open day moments, both with the same structure.

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

11:00 CET [reaching out to European – African and Asian timezones]

LB OPEN DAY ZOOM Q&A SESSION

16:00 CET [for the Americas].

Should you like to join one of these sessions, please send an email to r.nisio@hr.nl

with the title: LB OPEN DAY – 11:00 CET or LB OPEN DAY – 16:00 CET.

For general questions about the course please send an email to: roblj@hr.nl


Master Fine Art
11.00 – 14.00 hr (CET)
ZOOM link:

https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/96064701360

Schedule
11:00-11:45  Danny Giles, course director of Fine Art, presents on program (focus on curriculum structure)
12:00-12:45 Federica Bueti & Bernd Krauss (tutors on the course)
13:00- 13:45 Cannach MacBride & Katarina Zjedlar (tutors on the course

Building Tour: Wednesday, February 16.
Tour will start at 12.00hr. and will take up until 13.00hr.
Please sign up via pzwart-info@hr.nl before Tuesday February 15, 16.00hr.


MA Education in Arts (Research in Art and Design Education and Collective Practices)
11.00 – 12.30 hr (CET)
Location: Online

We warmly welcome you to take part in the MA Education in Arts – on line Open Day to find out more about our program! Course director and tutors will give a presentation about the course and afterwards there is time for an elaborate, informal Q & A with staff and students. Additionally, there is an opportunity to visit the program at location during our Open Information Meeting at March 11.

Please subscribe before Friday 11 February via the email: demsm@hr.nl. We kindly ask you to provide us your name, background (discipline) and a short description of what interests you in our master program. Zoom link will be send after subscription and published on the website a few days beforehand. We encourage everyone to subscribe.

Please find below the zoom link for the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/91998600339?pwd=OWlNMGZJdlcwcnNFSGVnMUdxeWoxZz09

Meeting ID: 919 9860 0339
Passcode: 971655

To learn more please visit: www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/. Can’t attend? Visit one of our other Open Information Meetings > www.pzwart.nl/master-education-in-arts/open-information-meetings/


Master Design
11.30 am – 13.30 pm
Location: Online

>Zoom
https://hogeschoolrotterdam.zoom.us/j/99782578448?pwd=OVZOWGNhMjZXY3hnRGxqN2FRTjJMQT09

Meeting ID: 997 8257 8448
Passcode: 635116

>Sign up for our Open Day by sending an email to wdka.masterdesign@hr.nl

Based on their own design questions, students within the Master Design learn to do designerly and in-depth design research. They constantly reflect on what they discover and convey their work and expertise through storytelling. They combine and integrate this part-time master with their design practice, renew their own role and in this way that of creative professionals in society and organizations. They contribute to social, environmental and technological change. The combination of participatory work and authorship is fundamental.

Join us in our online Open Day to find out more on our course and get your questions answered.

11.30 am – 12.15 pm > Information on the Master Design and questions in general
12.15 pm – 12.45 pm > Student work and experiences
12.45 pm – 13.15 pm > Talk about the type of project you would want to do within the Master Design
13.15 pm – 13.30 pm > Round up and invitation to come to our Preliminary Workshops

And for information in general: https://www.wdka.nl/programmes/master-design

NB We also participate in the Wdka Student Talk Week with a general Master Talk, Thursday 3 February,  19:00-20:00 pm: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/student-talk-week

Vacancy for post of Core Tutor, Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media, Willem de Kooning Academy

The Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based Media is hiring core tutors for a position of 0.2 FTE.

We are looking for a practitioner-teacher with an established lens-based practice (photographer, filmmaker, animator, fine artist) who desires to work within an international cohort of students, artists and colleagues. You will be teaching in collaboration with a team of experienced tutors with a wide range of of lens-based practices.

The primary focus of the work will be focussed on one to one tutorials supervising the master students’ self-directed practice-based research. In addition tutors have the opportunity to run a focus group (a seminar on a particular aspect of lens-based media) as part of their teaching role.

Preferred applicants will have a developed professional practice and an ability and desire to mobilize their own experience and insights to support students research.  An ability to be articulate and reflexive in giving feedback to student researchers is crucial. A clear interest in and curiosity about de-centering established cultural norms and industry practices is appreciated. We warmly welcome applicants from underrepresented, minority, or non-conforming communities.

The candidates would be required to start teaching in March 2022.

About the Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art & Design: Lens-Based 

The Lens-Based Media department focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field.  Within the program, digital visual media forms are approached using the lens as a central metaphor.

The curriculum and its credit structure places emphasis on the student’s self-directed research and practice, and is devised to provide students with the time and space to experiment and take risks, refine their research and working methods, and critically contextualise their motivations and positions as lens-based practitioners. 

More curriculum details and reels of student work can be found here: https://www.pzwart.nl/lens-based/

Requirements

A master-level degree in an appropriate lens-based discipline;

An interest in project-based education and a willingness to participate in team teaching;

A strong critical perspective;

Organizational ability;

Experience teaching graduate-level education;

EU/ECC work authorization;

An excellent command of verbal and written English. English is the working language of the Piet Zwart Institute.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to have a valid residence/work permit to work in the Netherlands.

Application Procedure

Deadline for applications: Jan 10th  2022

Please apply by uploading your  CV combined with a portfolio of recent professional work and a letter of motivation. All documents must be written in English. The vacancy will be posted at:

https://www.hogeschoolrotterdam.nl/hogeschool/werken-bij-hr/

The selection procedure will take place in two phases. A short list of applicants will be drawn up followed by interviews  via Zoom.

Conditions

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a temporary contract, from Mar 01, 2022 to Feb 31, 2023, with the possibility for extension into a permanent contract. The salary ranges from € 4.445,52 to € 5.717,25 gross per month based on full-time employment,  (salary scale 12 – level of appointment is based on previous experience) exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Secondary benefits include an attractive pension scheme.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences works with a limited travel reimbursement (maximum of 20 km). = maximum of 20 KM one way. Retour = 40 KM maximum

All staff members of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences should be able to submit a Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag, VOG) issued by the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security

Working at WdKA means that you can use time and facilities (via unlimited access to our Stations) for professionalization. You may avail of a Hogeschool Rotterdam discount on your healthcare via Achmea and participate in a solid pension scheme.

Any requests for additional information about the position can be directed to pzwart-info@hr.nl 

Please do not use this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.

Display #2 The Price for Fire Rossella Nisio

DISPLAY #2 THE PRICE FOR FIRE

DISPLAY #2 – 05.11 – 13.11.2021
The Price for Fire
An exhibition by Rossella Nisio
In collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli / Organized by Sara Rajaei & Elian Somers

Het Wilde Weten / Robert Fruinstraat 35 / Rotterdam
 
Opening: Friday Nov 5, 18:00h*
Open: Saturday Nov 6, Sunday Nov 7, Friday Nov 12, Saturday Nov 13, 14:00h – 20:00h
Open by appointment: Monday Nov 8 – Thursday Nov 11, 16:00h – 20:00h
Message Rossella Nisio: r.nisio@mail.com
 
*Het Wilde Weten follows the current corona measures. To attend the opening on Friday a valid proof of vaccination or negative test (QR code) is required.

About The Price for Fire
 
In the afternoon of December 21, 1976, an accident shakes the torpid city of R, the artist’s hometown: a young man of 28 is killed when, ignited by faulty electric wiring, a can of paint thinner in his room catches fire. The accident was only succinctly reported in local and left-wing newspapers, but was deeply felt by the politically involved youth of R. The young man, M, was known as an activist and intellectual within a number of far-left groups. A proponent of spontaneous social action, he had been an adherent of the workers’ movements that had emerged in 1968. Born after World War II in a stifling provincial environment where no substantial change seemed possible, M held hopes of social upheaval, but ultimately wouldn’t survive the turn of the historical tide. Behind the engaged public persona however, M had entrusted his inner disillusionment and anguish to an alter-ego, whom he named “drifter,” subject of a number of poems he wrote. The poems, together with elements from the last years of his life, shape the core of The Price for Fire.
 
Through the elusive figure of M and the meandering eye of the camera, The Price for Fire explores narratives of unrest and resistance from an intimate perspective. Bridging collective and individual experiences of what became known as the Sessantotto in Italy, the work considers questions that era left open.

Rossella Nisio is an artist based in Rotterdam whose work has a focus on the relationship of history, memory and imagination. In 2019 she earned an MA in Fine Art and Design in the Lens-Based program at the Piet Zwart Institute. She is a resident artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2021-22.

The Price for Fire was developed in collaboration with Lorenzo Bassanelli, and features the participation of Benjamin Akira Tallamy and Katherine Drake. It was made with the support of the Tijl Fonds and the Mondriaan Fonds.

The event is part of the public program DISPLAY initiated by Het Wilde Weten. The DISPLAY program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds. With special thanks to Summer Lee for the poster design.

Badlands Poster

Badlands – Meet the New Generation of Filmmakers

2 — 23 September 2021 at Eye Filmmuseum.

Who will determine the future’s cinematic landscape? Which stories will be told and how?

Up-and-coming film talent at Eye: a new generation of Dutch makers are given the opportunity to present their debut films, discuss filmmaking and select films by makers that inspired them.

During the Badlands evenings, the filmmakers will illuminate their artistic and societal visions as well as explain their personal drives using their own works and excerpts from makers who inspired them. What do they dream of? Who inspires them and what would they like to see changed? How do these new talents depict the pressing issues in their own lives? Time to share personal experiences.

In September, Eye will celebrate Dutch cinema’s future with a selection of eleven talented up-and-coming filmmakers who work in various disciplines and have diverse backgrounds. What unites them is their individuality and unique artistic ideas on cinema as an artform, in short: as yet untold stories.

The talents of September: Lenina Ungari, Daniël Ernst, Rossella Nisio, Jemima de Jonge, Festus Toll, C.T.H. Fransen, Kevin Osepa, Aisha Madu, Emma Branderhorst, Vincent Tilanus and Daniël Kolf.

Badlands in an ongoing programme compiled by guest curators Lemuël de Graav, Xiang Yu Yeung and Eye programmer Ronald Simons and moderated by Noa Johannes (NTR/NPO3) and Marian Cousijn (art historian, curator).

Check here the full programme

The Experimental Publishing – graduation show 2021 | BLUE LINKS

Date: 17th of July
Time: 15:00 – 21:00
Locations: VARIA the mothership   |     Nieuwe Charlois   |  RIB    |   Ateliers M42   |   The Pole 

BLUE LINKS

Blue is the sky, blue is the ocean. Blue is our mood (sometimes). Blue are the paths that have not yet been followed. 

The leaps, jumps, and dives that are implicit to clicking the blue links allow for traveling back and forth between states and spaces. When generating paths, we think through both collective physicality and individual domains — bound territories to be traversed.

Not so long ago, we sat inside, looking through the window, thinking about the outside. Today we welcome you to look through our windows from the outside, as they open from within. Grab your map and go on a journey, follow these links that connect us. Roam around the array of works, existing not only as single fractions but also as part of a collective.

Nothing exists in isolation, without pathways of convergence, overlap or synchronicity. We are all linked, connecting in-between and with each other. 

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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Experimental publishing – graduation show 2021 |   BLUE LINKS

“Unbothered, moisturized, happy, in my lane, focused, flourishing.”

➔ We are graduating.

Workshops \\ performances \\ exhibition \\ presentations \\ surprises \\ celebration

➔ Join us, opt out, connect, convert, go forward/back, explore, access, collapse, chat and claim.

We are different links, establishing connections in-between.

➔ We are: Mika Motskobili, Tisa Neža Herlec, Mark van den Heuvel, Clara Noseda, Anna Sandri, Max Lehmann, Ioana Tomici, Avital Barkai, Damlanur Bilgin.

Blueness dissolves upon activation.

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VARIA the mothership: (Gouwstraat 3, 3082 BA Rotterdam)   |   https://varia.zone/
Nieuwe Charlois (Wolphaertsbocht 81)   |   https://nieuwcharlois.nl/over-ons/
RIB (Katendrechtse Lagedijk 490B)   |   https://www.ribrib.nl/
Ateliers M42 (Gouwstraat 34 a/b)
The Pole (Pompstraat 40-B1)   |  https://thepole.nl/

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1591457001063390

EARTHRISE × Zhōuwéi Network

A Hybrid Reality Game
30th of April till the 31st of May | FREE

Something is rising in the midst of the city surrounding us. In between the many microcosms of the infinitely unfinished city of Rotterdam, three potential futures are emerging in the nebulous atmosphere. A city mirroring a constant construction site opens up doorways to realities close enough to sense. The realities of the year 2041.

In a game of chance, players are led to a series of geographical locations, to try and unlock artefacts of the societies of Zhōuwéi Network. In the form of an ephemeral soundscape, EARTHRISE infiltrates your perception of the changing sceneries you find yourself in as you follow the directions of the game makers. As you surrender to the game, your destined path will unravel before you. Do you feel at home in your own reality? What about the one you are moving towards?

Playable now mobile only on https://earthrise.zhouwei.network/
Zhōuwéi Network is a worldbuilding research umbrella that explores the design of affective undertones in different speculative future societies, in dialogue with currently emerging technocultural developments. The fiction series ‘Embodied ambitopias’ (2021) zooms in on hypothetical mind-body exercises, combined with speculative interfaces and contrasting rhetorics to shed light on the differences, as well as the occasional similarities, between the three worlds.

Liminal Vision is a creative collaboration between Victor Evink (s x m b r a) and Emilia Tapprest (nvisible.studio). Their project Zhouwéi Network is currently showcased at Zero Emissions by 2099, in MAMA, curated by Mary Ponomareva.

With contributions by Gill Baldwin, Camilo García Aycardi & Federico Poni. Produced by Erik Peters, Ruta Genyte & Louisa Teichmann in collaboration with MAMA and Mary Ponomareva.

PERFORMING THE LENS: THE CHOREOGRAPHY, ALGORITHMS AND MATERIALITY OF IMAGEMAKING

In recent decades, our engagement with the world has become increasingly virtual. This shift has profoundly affected our relationship with and understanding of images. The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation: we now interact with the world almost exclusively through images on screens. In discussions of how the new reality is affecting people’s everyday lives, however, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of the lens in shaping our new virtualized “being in the world.”

The artworks brought together in the exhibition Performing the Lens, all produced by 2020 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute either as part of their degree projects or shortly after graduation, signal a reengagement by artists with the formative power of lenses. Through reinvestigating and expanding established lens-based practices and discourse, these works explore the lens as an active tool in the construction and perpetuation of reality. Focusing on the choreography, algorithms and materiality of contemporary imagemaking, Performing the Lens stimulates new ways of being, seeing and imagining that ground us in the world again.

Artists

Andreas Drosdz

Susanna Fasciolo

Cem Altinoz

Ana Brumat

Ugo Petronin

Felix Obermaier

Mia Paller

Jue Yang

Sonia Mangiapane

Practical

Between March 29 & April 2, the works of the artists will be presented as videos. The video’s will be shared through V2_’s websiteVimeoFacebookInstagram & Twitter accounts. If you want to receive a link to the video’s directly by e-mail, please fill in the following form

More information on V2_’s page for the event.

From Home to Home poster.

Lens-Based student Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy to premiere in the London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Film: From Home To Home

Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy

Script Co-writer: Vien Khau

Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen

Festival name: London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Festival Date: 7th Jan 2021 – 1st February 2021

Festival information.

The year is 2020. The world is fighting a pandemic. In the Netherlands, the government announces city lockdown to control the spreading of the disease. Stuck in a foreign country and longing for home, the narrator walks out one day, starting a trip hoping to find somewhere to belong. FROM HOME TO HOME” weaves together mysterious images that evoke classic science fiction cinema, such as SOLARIS and FRAU IM MONDE to convey the experience of being trapped in the uncanny and silent Netherlands while longing for home. And depicts the protagonist’s journey of finding her way home – on the wrong side of the world.

Link to purchase the film (the ticket will allow you to watch Thy’s film with other 97 films): https://checkout.liftoff.network/p3-lift-off-new-year…/

Lift-off programmes: http://thytrang.com/

Climb the Wall Roodkapje

Climb the Firewall – Interactive Event – Roodkapje

Climb the Firewall
Saturday, 5th December, 2020.
14:00 – 20:00

We are excited to invite you to Climb the Firewall, an interactive *real-life* scavenger hunt throughout Rotterdam’s streets to safely play in the age of broadcasted lifes. Rough tapes, computer fossils and prehistoric mobile phones will drive you to unlock your path for the unexpected.

Grab your bored roommates, venture out into the real world and follow the traces of De Tapijttegels all the way through the center of Rotterdam to enter their secret headquarters. If you make it on time and bring their lost treasures, they might reward you with an exclusive *real-life* performance. If not, at least you made it out of the house. But beware: Winners don’t fall from the sky. You will have to master multiple channels to find your way.

Links

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/815110142603457?event_time_id=815110142603457
Tickets: https://roodkapje.stager.nl/Climb%20the%20Firewall/tickets

Participating Artists

    De Tapijttegels
De Tapijttegels is a duo ensemble comprised of Sid Dankers and Nadia van Essen. A skilled kazoo player, and a trained nose-flautist who combine their qualities in analogue live performances in which dusty, yet electrifying sounds are created.
During the interaction of this somewhat naive orchestrals duo, they examine the context and immediate environment in which they are located. Their new tape will be released soon!…

    Roos Groothuizen
Roos Groothuizen is an independent media artist and designer who dances on the borders of interaction, theater, intervention, web, film, games and animation. Also a proud member of Telemagic: an open media-lab trying to make sense of the mysteries that revolve around digital technology.
https://roos.gr/ @roos.gr @telemagic.online

    Kendal Beynon
A writer & designer currently situated in the realm of experimental publishing, she aims to find the in-between of these fields through hacking, subversive design and dissemination.
Web: https://tr0pisms.hotglue.me/ & @tr0pisms

    Camilo Garcia
Visual Artist interested in exploring printed matter and digital publishing possibilities to expand narratives, propose questions and speculate answers.
Web: https://camilogarcia.info/  & @jackrackjack

    Federico Poni
Artist, well known as cyber-pigeon. Interested in the relationship between human/machine, in his research he tries to understand something more about the complexity of the techno-social-ecosystem.
Web: https://federicoponi.it

    Floor van Meeuwen
Designer and organiser of events made by and for artists. Working in collectives as content writer for Volkssnakkel newspaper, organized eclectic events with Droom& Vreesmann and part founder of Spread Zinefest.
@floorvanmeeuwen

    Jacopo Lega
Active in the fields of graphic design and art direction, as Amphibia he focuses on printed matter and solid aesthetics in an effort to comprehend and expand the wholesomeness of the cultural experience, today.
@amphibia011

Image by Jacopo Lega and Cyanne van den Houten

Special thanks to Galerie de Jalouzie (https://www.facebook.com/galeriedejaloezie322), Poing Arcade (https://www.facebook.com/poingarcade), Maurik Stomps(http://maurikstomps.nl/)

Disclaimer
– Due to the duration of the event it is highly recommended to come by bike. Time is of the essence when moving from one place to the next.
– As parts of the event take place outside, make sure to dress accordingly.
– Tickets are limited! Booking a ticket is a commitment to participate.
– This is Roodkapje event, but this is not the starting location. You will receive the starting location !not Roodkapje prior to the beginning of the hunt.