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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.

Interactive Audio Tour Gill Baldwin

Interactive Audio Tour – Gill Baldwin of the Hamburger Community of Art – Roodkapje

Date: Saturday, October 17th, 31st and November 14th 2020.

Time: 13h – 14h, 16h – 17h CEST/UTC+2.

Place: Roodkapje, Rotterdam, Delftseplein 39.

Gill Baldwin of the Hamburger Community of Art would like to invite you to the interactive audio Tour, There is Something I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You…

An alternative audio tour through the city center of Rotterdam. The audio tour was brought together interlinking a series of interviews with architects, designers, and AI researchers about the increase of surveillance in their (and our) daily lives. 

Comprised during the summer months as the pandemic, track and trace paranoia, and protests ran throughout the world, the audio tour takes you along architectural highlights along the way, giving an intimate and personal look into place and structures you think you know, and allows you to reconsider your everyday surroundings as active sites of surveillance. 

  • Guided tours will take place on Saturday 17 and 31 October, and 14 November.
  • There are two tours each day, starting 13:00 and 16:00 hours, in groups of max. 3 people. We will be following corona measures and social distance guidelines.
  • Tours begin and end at Roodkapje, and take about 45 minutes.
  • The price of the tour is free but you must reserve a time slot.
  • To participate in the tour you need a working SMARTPHONE and HEADPHONES.
  • In order to start tours in time we ask you to arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
  • Tours take place rain or shine, so please dress warmly! 

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Written and produced by Gill Baldwin

Co-producer: Louisa Teichmann

Sound: Ymer Marinus

Voices: Sophie Bates, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Beatriz Pero Giannini, Luke Murphy and Salvador Miranda.

Gill Baldwin (b. 1992, Canada) is a multi-disciplinary artist. Using analog and digital methods she explores the biases and behaviours of contemporary digital technology. Her background as an interior architect explores the incorporation of digital technologies within the built environment and their affect on the neighbourhood, the self, and human agency.

Web: https://gillbaldwin.com

THE HAMBURGER COMMUNITY OF ART (HCA)

The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is Roodkapje’s year long residency and development trajectory for young and emerging artists, based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration, and developing new artistic practices. What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? And, how can they find new and intriguing ways to connect to diverse audiences?

This project is supported by Roodkapje and Stimulerings Fonds NL.