Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Media Design and Communication

Media Design and Communication

– Thursday June 12: from 20:00 to 23:00, the Piet Zwart Institute presents the opening of Unlinked, the graduation exhibition of the Master Media Design and Communication at TENT, Rotterdam,

– Tuesday June 24: the first year students present two events. The Art of Documentation from 17:30 to 18:30 in the WORM filmzaal, followed by Politics of Craft in V2_, which opens at 19:00 and continues until 29 june.

– Saturday June 14 and 18: VHS Anatomy Workshop with Niek Hilkmann, at TENT

– Sunday June 29: the finnisage of Unlinked from 15:00 to 18:00 in TENT, features a launch of the graduation catalogue, a concert by Niek Hilkmann and a performance by Nan Wang.

UNLINKED (dislocations, disappearances and deprecations)

This year’s graduation show of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Master of Media Design & Communication: Networked & Lens-Based perhaps reflects a shift in popular culture. Whereas no self-respecting media self-help book or newspaper article published in the last decade missed using ‘linked’ or ‘stay connected’ in the text several times, a more recent rash of articles and runaway best-sellers feature words such as ‘introvert’ or ‘silence’. Have we reached a consensual moment where we might all agree it has become urgently necessary to critically look at how the words ‘social’ and ‘media’ might be used together? Is it becoming increasingly pressing to explore how contemporary media forms pervasive networks of both communication and mis-communication? To look at how media can foster community yet also create isolation and foster loneliness?

Each project reflects a unique research trajectory over two years: each artist has developed a unique media language through which they have researched particular topics and then – through a cycle of studio-based practice and critical reflection – have created the artworks and research projects you will find in this show: works about dislocation, disappearance & deprecation.

Graduating Master MMD&C students: Roel Roscam Abbing, Yoana Buzova, Lasse van den Bosch Christensen, Marlon Harder, Menno Harder, Nicole Hametner, Niek Hilkmann, Michaela Lakova, Nan Wang.

Time: Thursday June 12 20:00 – 23:00 exhibition continues until Sunday 29 JuneLocation: TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50www.tentrotterdam.nl

– Thursday June 12: from 20:00 to 23:00, the Piet Zwart Institute presents the opening of Unlinked, the graduation exhibition of the Master... Lees verder

The full programme of events for the Master of Fine Art, Master Media Design and Communication, Master Interior Architecture and the Master Education in Arts can be downloaded here.

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Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design:

Students at the Master Interior Architecture and Retail Design programme are trained to excel as a new generation of designers. Projects are researched in a dynamic atelier setting with highly equipped facilities working together with a diverse faculty of established architects, interior architects, designers, scholars and other specialists. Entrepreneurial practice and networking is encouraged throughout the programme to support and launch a student’s design career. Intrinsic to this Masters is a specialisation in Retail Design. Read more

Master Media Design and Communication: The Master Media Design and Communication programme encourages students to explore the new possibilities released by the friction between media forms, critically working across the historical gaps between photography, cinema, animation, mobile media, information systems and technological networks. This course does not believe in old media and new media, nor in the pattern of media extinctions that punctuate traditional media histories: we believe in the cross fertilisation of a thriving media ecology. Read more  

Master Education in Arts: The Master of Education in Arts programme explicitly connects theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues, which span different practices and discourses (education, pedagogy, politics, art, design, cultural theory, digital didactics, philosophy, museum education and ‘community arts’). Students are encouraged to reflect upon their own position and teaching methodologies within social, cultural and political contexts, and are offered a close insight in the newest developments in art education, contemporary art and design. Through an intensive study process they strengthen their professional and personal position in the field. Although the general focus is interdisciplinary the programme specializes in art and design education. Next to a national, it also focuses on an international orientation towards the field of art education. Read more Please Note: Fine Art applications are now closed for the academic year 2014-2015 

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Time: wednesday April, 8 pm.Location: WORM, Boomgaardsstraat 71 Admission: 5 euro (Free for PZI students)Tickets via:  https://worm.stager.nl/web/tickets/12723

Tune in this Wednesday to the gauzone melody of Chris Petit's remarkable 1979 debut film 'Radio On'.Mythic landscapes and a stalled, broken down UK rendered starkly and beautifully unlovely in anexistential road movie that was said at the time to be a film without a (national) cinema to belong to.   

Check the misty Bowie soundtracked trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_hiwawj­ts

Petit was 'in love with the sensual delight of a camera moving forward through space. The film ispeppered with long, coldly stirring shots from B's clapped­out Rover, moving through a series ofdefamiliarised, Ballardian English landscapes ­ the Westway at night, the M4, Hopperesque fillingstations in deepest Wiltshire, and what Petit's collaborator Iain Sinclair refers to as “typically featurelessPetit fields”. Between them Petit and Schafer attempt to remake our understanding of Britishurban space, much as Godard discerned contemporary Paris's futuristic foreignness in Alphaville. Theopening shot… passes a handwritten sign reading, “We are the children of Fritz Lang and Wernher vonBraun” and comes to rest… to the sound of David Bowie singing Heroes/Helden, half in English, half inGerman. Already we are are in unfamiliar territory.'  John Patterson ­ The Guardian

 After the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by filmmaker (and Piet Zwart Institute coursedirector) Simon Pummel with Keith Griffiths, UK cinema's 'great facilitator' and producer of 'Radio On' aswell as countless other stand­out films such as Laura Mulvey/Peter Wollen’s 'Riddles of the Sphinx', Peter Strickland’s 'Berberian Sound Studio'  and Apichpatpong Weerasethakul's 'Uncle Boonmee WhoSubscribe Share Past Issues 

To close the evening we'll screen Chris Petit's 1998 Radio On Remix where he re­filmed some of thefilms original locations, reflecting poetically on a different time and vastly changed cultural and physicallandscape. 

Radio On is programmed by Niek Hilkmann and presented with Piet Zwart Institute's Master in MediaDesign & Communication (Lens Based Media / Networked Media) as one in a series of events devotedto the compact cassette tape at WORM.

Alumnus Janis Klimanovs' 2013 graduation film 'Weathering Love' was nominated for best documentary at theWatersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival in February 2014.

Weathering Love “Listen how the winds of spring are singing, they will bring you joy and my greetings of love…” February 14, 1953,  

Weathering Love is a documental film that reveals an intimate story of a life-long romance.Janis Klimanovs documents his grandparents. He is interested to find out what kind of memories are most valuable to them. The film depicts an intimate portrait which reveals a true love story. His grandparents daily life is simple, and yet special, holding some magical beauty deep inside.

Review by TakeOnecffWatersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film FestivalJanis Klimanovs 

Alumnus Janis Klimanovs' 2013 graduation film 'Weathering Love' was nominated for best documentary at theWatersprite: The Cambridge... Lees verder

Founded by experts from the former NIMk, LIMA is the Netherland's premier international platform for sustainable access to media art. With knowledge and passion for both art and technology, these experts are insuring that video, digital and performance artworks can and will be presented now and in the future.

LIMA have selected the work of recent Media Design & Communication Lens-Based & Networked graduate Astrid van Nimwegen for archiving and distribution.

http://www.li-ma.nl/site/news/new-distribution-work-astrid-van-nimwegen

 

 

 

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Master Media Design & Communication Alumnus Demet Adıgüzel’s has won an award at the Canada International Film Festival, with her short film The Book. This double-screen short film charts a journey of discovery; as she searches for her roots, she reveals facets of her identity that were previously obscured. As she progresses, a new narrative of her past emerges.

The piece deals with the question of hidden identity. Through the process of making the film the artist reveals her relationship with her roots and Alevism and how it affected her. She films the journey which is a journey into the self. The journey becomes a self discovery for she confronts where she stands with her roots and past. Therefore it serves to inform others and herself on Alevism which is very misunderstood. 

The Book: http://vimeo.com/87542007

double-screen short film/video installation 30’00’’Istanbul & Tokat, Turkey2013

Master Media Design & Communication Alumnus Demet Adıgüzel’s has won an award at the Canada International Film Festival, with... Lees verder

Media Design & Communication core visiting tutor, Larry Sider, lectured to a packed hall at EYE on February 21st. The EYE is the Netherlands Film Institute: a centre for film culture and heritage.

In the context of a major retrospective of The Brothers Quay's work, he spoke in detail about his 30 years of collaboration with the duo. Next to working with The Brothers Quay, Sider is also the Director of the School of Sound, an international event exploring the use of sound in film, multimedia and digital art. Through his activities both as a professional and an educator, he has elevated the profile of sound across screen production.

 

Media Design & Communication core visiting tutor, Larry Sider, lectured to a packed hall at EYE on February 21st. The EYE is the Netherlands... Lees verder

“Vertical Cinema is the only film screening I’ve ever attended where earplugs were handed out at the door.”
– Nick Cain, The Wire 2013 

International premiere of Vertical Cinema at IFFR 2014 

The Vertical Cinema project, which was presented at Kontraste in October 2013, will have its international premiere on 24 January 2014 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The programme is accompanied by a lecture by Professor Erkki Huhtamo, live performances and a workshop in cooperation with Piet Zwart Institute and Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam.

Vertical Cinema is a series of ten newly commissioned large-scale works by internationally renowned experimental filmmakers and audiovisual artists, which will be presented on 35 mm celluloid and projected vertically with a custom-built projector. The programme features works by Joost Rekveld, Tina Frank, Björn Kämmerer, Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven, Manuel Knapp, Johann Lurf, Rosa Menkman, Billy Roisz & Dieter Kovačič, Makino Takashi & Telcosystems and Esther Urlus.

Additional programme in collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design & Communication Networked and Lens-Based, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, as part of the current Thematic Project: Sound & Narrative  & V2_Institute for the Unstable Media



Thursday 23 

11:00 – 13:00 introduction + Sonic Acts team @ Piet Zwart Institute 


14:00 – 17:30 presentation and workshop Tina Frank @ Piet Zwart Institute

[open to the public: free entrance]

19:00 lecture Erkki Huhtamo @ Lantaren Venster 4

Friday 24

10:00 – 15:00 workshop Expanded Cinema: a vertical view by Esther Urlus @ V2_Institute for the Unstable Media

[closed workshop for current students and interested alumni]

19:45 screening Vertical Cinema at IFFR @ Arminius, Museumpark 3, 3015 CB Rotterdam

(The venue opens at 19:15 hrs. Please be on time, there will be no late admittance.) 

> More information on lectures & workshops:

Thursday 23:

Tina Frank, If it’s important, do it analogue!

time: 14:00 – 17:30

location: Piet Zwart Institute: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam

[open to the public: free entrance]

In this age of digital media the next new thing is all about materiality. Young designers and photographers are eagerly embracing old technologies like letterpress, Risograph or Bromoil printing, because these processes provide a special quality, adding uniqueness to the outcome not achievable through digital means. Tina Frank will talk about her experience on creating a moving image for film instead of digital media and about the combination of sound & image. She will show two setups for audio-visual live concerts to give a feeling of the different material aspects. One setup will be done on the computer, generating an image from sound via mathematical calculations, while the second setup will use only analogue devices, generating the image from sound with the means of an audio mixing desk, a wave-generator and a Synchronator device. 

Tina Frank is a designer, visual artist, and professor at the University of Art and Design, Linz. Her main focus in teaching is on information visualisation, digital publications and synaesthetic experimentation. Managing the university’s department for visual communication Tina also directs the biennial organized symposium »Multiply«, which deals with the changes and trans-disciplinary developments in the field of design and visual media. As an artist, Tina Frank performs live at various events festivals around the globe, also showing her abstract visual works in exhibitions and in the experimental sections of film festivals.

Erkki Huhtamo, Up and Down the Shaft of Time: An Archaeology of Verticality

time: 19:00

location:Lantaren Venster 4, Otto Reuchlinweg 996, 3072 MD Rotterdam

Traditional cultural forms have normally emphasised horizontality. Verticality on the other hand, closely linked with urban and industrial developments, has become ever more important. This lecture presents a tentative archaeology of verticality, excavating its manifestations within technological and mediatized realms.

Professor Erkki Huhtamo is a media archaeologist, author, and exhibition curator. At DMA his areas are the history and theory of media culture and media arts. He is known internationally as a pioneer of an emerging approach called media archaeology. It excavates forgotten, neglected and suppressed media-cultural phenomena, helping us to penetrate beyond canonized “grand narratives” of media culture. Professor Huhtamo pays particular attention to the “life” of topoi, or clichéd elements that emerge over and over again in media history and provide “molds” for experiences. 

Friday 24:

Esther Urlus, Expanded Cinema: a vertical view

time: 10:00 – 15:00

location: V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam


In this workshop film artist Esther Urlus will present a closer look at the original engine of expanded cinema: the projector. Specifically, participants will explore how to work with 16mm projection devices to allow an expansion of their potential and a re-purposing of their function. Discussion and examination of the various elements of projection: light, lens, focal plane, film gate, speed, shutter, multiple projections and screen will all be explored with live examples and an up-close and hands-on approach. Participants will be given the opportunity to try out various techniques, and will leave with a better understanding of how these elements work both separately and in tandem, as well as with a demystification of the primary instrument of the motion picture.


Esther Urlus (NL) makes Super8, 16mm and 35mm films and installations. Her work arises from the DIY method. Kneading with the material, by trial, error and (re) inventing, she creates new works. She is founder and chairman of the Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam (2000) an artist run workspace dedicated to motion picture film as an artistic, expressive medium. It's geared towards filmmakers, artists and art school students interested in 16mm film not purely as a storage medium for their ideas, visuals and soundtrack, but as a material that actively shapes and distorts these thoughts, images and sounds. The filmwerkplaats works as an association and facilitates a workshop and lab for experimental film and the DIY method, and is one of the few places left in Europe where you can work with Super-8 and 16mm film. 

Esther's films @ IFFR 2014:

Konrad & Kurfurst (16mm, 7 min) will have its world premiere on thu 23 jan. 19.45 & sat 25 jan. 12.30 @ L/V 2 
in the combined program Silver 
Rode Molen (35mm, 5 min) will be shown on sat 25 jan. 20.15 @ L/V 3 & mon 27 jan. 17.00 L/V 2 
in the Artist Present program 
Chrome (35mm, 7 min) is part of the Vertical Cinema screening on friday 24 jan at 19.45 in the Armenius.

> More information on the whole programme: 

http://verticalcinema.org

“Vertical Cinema is the only film screening I’ve ever attended where earplugs were handed out at the door.”
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Date: January 10 2014Time: 21:00 – 23:00 with an after party until 02:00Location: ROODKAPJE,Address: Teilingerstraat 128, Rotterdam

NO WARE exhibition opening and book presentation of Piet Zwart Institute – Master Media Design & Communication Alumnus Dennis de Bel.

Dennis de Bel is WORM's & Roodkapje's favourite jack-of-all-trades artist. He creates visual wordplays with witty critical references to contemporary society, music, design and media reality. De Bel’s work is radically contemporary. It solves non-problems with unlikely solutions.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the book De Bel A Very Hard Cover Book, published by WORM Parallel University Press, designed by Eyesberg and contains contributions by Josephine Bosma, Florian Cramer, Régine Debatty and Hajo Doorn. The book costs only €20 and is available at the WORM Shop or Roodkapje’s Megashop.

For more information, please see these websites:Roodkapje: www.roodkapje.orgDennis de Bel: www.danos.nl

Date: January 10 2014Time: 21:00 – 23:00 with an after party until 02:00Location: ROODKAPJE,Address: Teilingerstraat 128, Rotterdam NO WARE... Lees verder