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Piet Zwart Institute

Live on Thursday, 10 September at 15:45 – 16:00.

Live on Friday, 11 September between 14:30 – 15:00.

The complete Agora Digitalis Program Live Stream will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/agora-digitalis/

Pedro Sá Couto, Artemis Gryllaki, and Rita Graça, Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing alumni 2020 are presenting their graduation projects at Agora Digitalis, Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

Agora Digitalis is the Interface Culture’s presentation stage at The Wild State, the Art University Campus exhibition in Linz. It is a physical and virtual place where everyone should be able to express and share their ideas, for informal learning and critical debate about developments in the arts, technology and science.

The Best Off – Live Stream Feed of the complete ’THE WILD STATE’ program will be here: https://ausstellungen.ufg.at/wildstate/

Tactical WatermarksPedro Sá Couto : Live on Thursday, 10.9.2020, at 15:45 – 16:00.

Tactical Watermarks is an online republishing platform that exists in both the clear and dark web, exploring topics such as anonymity, paywalls, archives and provenance through digital watermarks.

Syster Papyri MagicaeArtemis Gryllaki : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:30 – 14:45.

Syster Papyri Magicae is a web-based project that unfolds the phenomenon of gender exclusions in male-dominated tech environments, aiming to discuss and activate feminist practices that respond to this issue. 

Networks of CareRita Graça : Live on Friday, 11.9.2020, at 14:45 – 15:00.

This project offers a collection of user guidelines for you to browse, dissect and analyse. Delve into the conversations with different community members and find useful templates, resources, and experiments. Let’s explore the networks of care generated together.

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020

Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2

Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/

Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue Indeed

Attire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite 

you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

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/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

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Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

XPUB Class of 2020:

         Simon Browne

         Bohye Woo

         Paloma García

         Artemis Gryllaki

         Tancredi di Giovanni

         Pedro Sá Couto

         Biyi Wen

         Rita Graça

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XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit 

https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

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The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open 

Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit. 

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Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020 Time: 19h-20h30 CEST/UTC+2 Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/ Occasion: ULTIMATE... Lees verder

Announcement text (MAKE SURE TO RETAIN ITALICS!!!!!11111!!!111!!!):

The Experimental Publishing (XPUB) class of 2020 would like to invite you to the launch of our final publication, Collectiveioning.

/ko ‘lek tiv yon ning/ The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it’s not even important that we have all the knowledge, what’s important is the living, generative sense of the collection.

Collectiveioning is a publication that collects the work generated in our time at XPUB, from collective Special Issues in the first year (Special Issues 07, 08, 09), with threads that connect to the second year graduation projects.

We will present our collective and individual research on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 19:00, followed by a Q & A session. Although the presentation will be concise and spectacular, if you miss it, a web-to-print website will remain online, where you can choose to make your own co(ll/nn)ections. You may also print out what you collect from it at your own leisure. A complete, deluxe, shelf object (i.e. a printed version) will follow in October 2020.

Date: Friday, July 10th, 2020Time: 19h-2030h CEST/UTC+2Place: https://project.xpub.nl/collectiveioning/Occasion: ULTIMATE Extraordinary Very Special Issue IndeedAttire: Birthday Suit or Business Casual or Casual Business or Come As You Are

XPUB Class of 2020:

Simon BrowneBohye WooPaloma GarcíaArtemis GryllakiTancredi di GiovanniPedro Sá CoutoBiyi WenRita Graça

XPUB is a two-year course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues and social practices within the fast changing field of art, design, and cultural production. More specifically, XPUB focuses on the acts of making things public and creating publics in the age of post-digital networks. XPUB’s interests in publishing are therefore twofold: first, publishing as the inquiry and participation into the technological frameworks, political context, and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, how these are, or can be, used to create publics.

The online launch of the Collectiveioning XPUB publication is part of Willem de Kooning’s graduate programme The Chain of Events. This programme will present the work of both Master and Bachelor alumni in the form of an online Graduation Catalogue and a Graduation Show programme that will last until the end of March 2021. The official launch of the catalogue is planned for the 17 of July 2020. For more information please visit https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2020.

The Collectiveioning launch is made possible with the support from Open Source Publishing, servus.at and lilimit.

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On May 7, 2020, MIARD invited three leading practices – Formafantasma, Cooking Sections, and Counterspace – to take part in an online symposium with the first year students. Each of the three was asked to present a recent project, after which the students had the opportunity to engage in a conversation with them. The three participants were selected as they all share a strong commitment to critical spatial work, which challenges the usual boundaries between design, architecture, and art – as well as a focus on linking architecture to ecological processes. This has resonated with the MIARD 1 work both in the TDP and History and Theory programs, and has a chance to be an inspiration for students as they think about their own future practice. 

FORMAFANTASMA

Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) are Formafantasma, an Italian design duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Their interest in product design developed on the IM master course at Design Academy Eindhoven, where they graduated in July 2009.

Since then, Formafantasma’s practice has been characterised by experimental material investigations and detailed explorations of the history, context and implications of the transformation of natural resources into commodities. Their work has been presented and published internationally and museums such as New York’s MoMA, London’s Victoria and Albert and New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Most recently, their solo show Cambio opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London. 

>>> Reading: Web exhibition Cambio

COOKING SECTIONS

Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) is a duo of spatial practitioners based out of London. It was born to explore the systems that organise the WORLD through FOOD. Using installation, performance, mapping and video, their research-based practice explores the overlapping boundaries between visual arts, architecture, ecology and geopolitics. Their work has also been exhibited at the 2019 Los Angeles Public Art Triennial; Sharjah Architecture Triennial and 13th Sharjah Biennial; Manifesta12, Palermo,Tate Britain and elsewhere. They currently lead a studio unit at the Royal College of Art, London.

>>> Reading: “Littoral Ambiguities”“Boundary Gazpacho”Climavore

COUNTERSPACE

Counterspace is a Johannesburg-based collaborative architectural studio, directed by an all-woman team of Sumayya Vally, Amina Kaskar and Sarah de Villiers. Counterspace is inspired by their location – Johannesburg – and aims to work with developing design expression particularly for Johannesburg and the continent – through urban research, publications, installations and architecture. They also teach at the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witswatersrand. 

Counterspace has been selected to design the 2020 Serpentine Pavilion. 

>>> Reading: “Golden Plateaus”

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We are seeing the world being potentially transformed by the massive popular resistance to racism and anti-black violence that has been prompted by recent displays of racist brutality. The master’s courses of the Piet Zwart Institute stand in support of movements for racial justice around the world and we hold ourselves accountable to address the urgent demands being issued through protests and community-led actions. We recognize that to stand in solidarity with this movement is to commit to do the work of reflecting its aims of justice and equity within our educational and creative community. We must continue to support and empower diverse perspectives. We must deepen our commitment to making our resources more accessible to a local and an international student body. We must platform voices of resistance and amplify their work through our curricula and programming. And we will continue to engage in active and persistent dialogue and self-critique. We remain committed to manifesting the transformative change we hope to see in the world as educators, artists, and designers. Black Lives Matter.

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Very proud to announce that our current second year student Adam Patterson will have a solo exhibition at TENT. Rotterdam!

Adam Patterson uses masquerade, textiles, performance, video and poetry to tell new stories or to repeat old stories and provide them with new meaning. The new video installation “A Ship of Fools” is a vehicle for several voices, who try to find words for their experiences in the difficult times in which we live.

The exact opening date is yet to be announced.

Can we find ways to feel each other’s pain, mourn each other’s loss, and relate to what is happening right now? And how do we want to continue together after we have shared our experience of the crisis?

Patterson translated this desire for empathy, connection and solidarity into a way of working in which cooperation is central. “A Ship of Fools” is a collaboration with Clementine Edwards, Nicole Jordan, Ark Ramsay and M. Maria Walhout. A leading role in the new work is music and kangas – printed canvases that you give as a personal gift to someone during joyous or sad events.

Adam Patterson (Bridgetown, 1994) works as a visual artist and writer, and lives alternately in Barbados, London and Rotterdam. Patterson was a participant in the Hamburger Community of Art in Rotterdam (2019); exhibited at Live Art Development Agency (London), Barbados Museum & Historical Society (Bridgetown), Little Red Riding Hood (Rotterdam), Ateliers ’89 (Oranjestad), Alice Yard (Port of Spain); and published in ARC Magazine, Sugarcane Magazine, PREE, Mister Motley and Metropolis M.

More info here.

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Image credits: Anna Sandri, Damlanur Bilgin.

From the other side of the world, we were given data about a past dictatorship threatening to reinstate itself. A portion of an archive that exists to keep history truthful and educate the present, the recurrent time of political urgency and authoritarian repression. We were entrusted to secure it, manage it, and publish it anonymously. We cannot share the archive itself, but we can share our stories (experiences) and process (tools, methods) at this collectively assembled website: https://issue.xpub.nl/11/index.html 

Special Issue #11 Post-Digital Itch  Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design Experimental Publishing, Piet Zwart Institute January–April 2020 Archivists: Anna Sandri, Avital Barkai, Clara Noseda, Damlanur Bilgin, Ioana Tomici, Mika Motskobili, Mark van den Heuvel, Max Lehmann, Sandra Golubjevaite, Tisa Neža Herlec Workshops: <Digital Activist>, Mayday Rooms (Rosemary Grennan, Jan Gerber), OSP (Stéphanie Vilayphiou, Pierre Huyghebaert) Contributors: Jérémie Zimmermann, Monoskop (Dušan Barok), Warp and Weft of Memory (Cristina Cochior, Renée Turner) Teachers: André Castro, <teacher>, Sami Hammana, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Leslie Robbins, Steve Rushton In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stichting NAC, <Archival Institution>, and <Digital Advocacy Group>.

Looking forward, into the future. 

Your XPUB1.

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In compliance with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and to respond to the ongoing situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), educational activities and offices of the Piet Zwart Institute are operating differently.

The deadline for applications for NONEU applicants has been extended until 31 March, 2020. The final EU deadline has been also extended to May 18, 2020.

Should you have questions concerning your application, *do not use pzwart-info@hr.nl*, please email directly the corresponding Course coordinator from the Master of your interest: Master of Fine Art and Master Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Zoraima Hupkes: z.hupkes@hr.nl Masters Experimental Publishing and Lens-Based Media Leslie Robbins: roblj@hr.nl Master Art in Education, Susana Pedrosa: demsm@hr.nl

Master Design. This course follows a different application process. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.wdka.nl/application-deadlines-master-design/

Important for application of the Master of Education in Arts. The portfolio should give a balanced overview of educational/pedagogical projects and experience, next to artistic/design work.

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Date: March 9th, 2020 from 19:00 until 20:00

Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, 3012 GC Rotterdam

About the lecture:Christopher Meerdo will be lecturing on digital colonialism through his research-based photographic and emerging media projects Eigengrau (infrared facial recognition camera images mined from restricted international factory employee work registrations) and Channeling (a Generative Adversarial Network trained on the complete 70,000 image file archive of Osama bin Laden’s computer cache, released by the Central Intelligence Agency). The artist considers the working space of emerging technologies to question the power of non-human camera and data aggregations. 

Artist bio:

Christopher Meerdo is an artist who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spent his teenage years in Šiauliai, Lithuania. He resided in Chicago for the last 15 years before relocating in 2019 to the Dallas/Fort Worth area.Meerdo received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago, taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2012-2019, and was recently appointed tenure track Assistant Professor of Photography and New Media at the University of North Texas. Recent exhibitions include Exgirlfriend (Berlin); The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago); Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam), The National Gallery of Kosovo (Pristina), and The Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art (Pittsburg). He was an artist in residence at the SIM Program in Reykjavik and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Meerdo was most recently a fellow at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands for the 2018-2019 program. 

Image credits:

Channeling, 2019Modular LED display, Switcher/Scaler, Media Player, 8×8 ft (2.5×2.5m)Generative Adversarial Network trained on complete 70,000 image file archive of Osama bin Laden’s computer cache, released by the Central Intelligence Agency

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Short Film Programme by students of Piet Zwart Institute (Lens-Based Media) in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Friday, 29 February 2020, 15:30 (duration of the programme is 1 h)EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam Tickets: https://kaarten.eyefilm.nl/eye/nl/flow_configs/webshop/steps/order/show/366610

anxiety

As consumers, we are confronted with a seemingly endless stream of images. Our faith in these images is being increasingly challenged by our understanding of the technologies involved, both in their production and distribution. This, in turn, leads to questions concerning the image’s dialogue with reality, raising questions of ‘fake news’ in the (social) media and leading to a wider anxiety that possibly our whole understanding of reality is based on a simulation.

absurd and fluid

The Lens Based Media artists from Piet Zwart Institute seek to both address and offer alternative voices for dealing with these situations. In this light, the real is not necessarily what you perceive it to be. The nature of (un-)reality is unstable, transformative, absurd, fluid, and unreliable. It can take the shape of a gaze, a home, a morning routine, traffic, observations of nature and much more.

Facebook event: Cloud Cuckoo Land

Eye on Art’s Research Labs provide scope for a new generation of curators and artists to hone their skills. Students from different art academies and universities are asked to put together a programme featuring their own work and films (including remixes) from Eye’s collection. Research Labs do not follow a strict format and often result in a cultural crossover between film and other art forms. In this one hour program, the artists present their moving image pieces that relate to our perception of the world around us and will open your eyes to the possible illusions of reality. 

Short Film Programme by students of Piet Zwart Institute (Lens-Based Media) in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam: Cloud Cuckoo... Lees verder