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Climb the Wall Roodkapje

Climb the FirewallSaturday, 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.

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

Participating Artists

    De TapijttegelsDe 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 GroothuizenRoos 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 BeynonA 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 GarciaVisual Artist interested in exploring printed matter and digital publishing possibilities to expand narratives, propose questions and speculate answers.Web: https://camilogarcia.info/  & @jackrackjack

    Federico PoniArtist, 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 MeeuwenDesigner 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 LegaActive 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.

Climb the Wall Roodkapje

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Interactive Audio Tour Gill Baldwin

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.

Interactive Audio Tour Gill Baldwin

Date: Saturday, October 17th, 31st and November 14th 2020. Time: 13h – 14h, 16h – 17h CEST/UTC+2. Place: Roodkapje, Rotterdam,... Lees verder

“Natasha’s research into the history and current online practices of censorship in Indonesia is both thorough and critical, and would make a good step towards a PhD-proposal. Operating on the premise that it is ‘apparent that deliberative and creative activism is needed to help vulnerable netizens, in particular, [to] resist the rising pressure of state and self-censorship online’, she designed a highly engaging, full-fledged game that takes its players through various levels of online media strategies and tactics all within a save environment. The jury immediately recognised that her research paper had been necessary in order the make the urgency of the game within a specific geopolitical context tangible. They great value of Instant Warnet, however, is found in the fact that it can transcend its context of origination, and can be used by educators, activists, and human rights organisations alike. The jury would therefore like to stimulate Natasha to continue her critical engagement with this subject.”

Congratulations on your prize of €2.000.-!

Visit her website here.

Jury Master Research Award: Mariska Versantvoort (WdKA, chairwoman and secretary), Charl Landvreugd (artist and researcher), Hilde Westerink (Vers Beton) and Robin van den Akker (Erasmus University College).

Image: Selma Hengeveld.

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Opening Event: JUNE 8TH, 5-7.30PM

Exhibition dates: 8 JUN – 29 JUN 2019

Location: Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95 , 1011 KB Amsterdam

Upstream Gallery presents a series of short exhibitions by young and upcoming artists in the Private Viewing Space. In conjunction with openings in our main gallery, we open momentary presentations of young artists in this 17th century room.

Upstream Gallery proudly presents See the light, the first solo presentation by Fabian Landewee. In this body of work, the artist visually explores concepts of seeing, looking, perception and visibility. Turning his lens onto the places where images are produced, he aims to deconstruct the idea of photography. Landewee takes the viewer behind the scenes of image-making, showing us photographers capturing the runway during fashion week; the LEDs that illuminate Rio de Janeiro’s famous statue of Christ the Redeemer or the eye testing equipment at an optician’s exam room. The relation between desire and the photographic medium is a recurring theme.

Following his increasing interest in the physical nature of photographs as objects, Landewee started to integrate sculpture in his practice. In Headlight, the industrial finish of the seductive object – a pars pro toto for a car as a highly desirable commodity – contrasts starkly with the earthly, unfired clay, in which the artist’s fingerprints are still visible. The sculpture results from a further investigation into themes that were already present in Landewee’s earlier works in photography, such as reflection, material desire, illumination, object fetishism and the photographic body.

Fabian Landewee is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht and recently received a master of arts degree in Media Design (Lens-based media) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. His practice focuses on the image as object and photographic production. Landewee works with a comprehensive archive of images. Disregarding any hierarchy between new, older and found images, he creates new constellations through association. In these new contexts, visual fragments acquire a new meaning.

Opening Event: JUNE 8TH, 5-7.30PM Exhibition dates: 8 JUN – 29 JUN 2019 Location: Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95 , 1011 KB... Lees verder

In 2016, the WdKA Research Prize was extended to not only include outstanding bachelor projects, but also exceptional work from the Master programmes. Moving away from the convention of research being solely conducted through writing a thesis, this award honours the research of artists, designers, and educators in its entirety. Research, in this context, is understood to encompass a broad scope of methodologies and a range of forms, such as visual work, installations, sonic and haptic pieces, campaigns, networking, writing, and performance. It also includes a breadth of possible orientations across autonomous, social and commercial creative practices. This year the jury based its decision on the preliminary criteria of originality, criticality, links between theory and practice, accuracy, clarity, crafts, storytelling and context awareness in the nominated projects. Carefully reviewing all of the nominees research, the jury decided to split the award between two projects which, seen next to each other, exemplify the diversity of artistic research and its potential. They are also excellent examples of autonomous and social artistic research practices respectively.

Tracy Hanna (Master Fine Art) “Can’t quite come to terms with perms” and a reflective text “Tingling”

“Tracy Hanna’s body of research consists of an installation, “Can’t quite come to terms with perms”, and a reflective and explorative text entitled “Tingling”. The installation combines crafted ceramic sculptures, video, pigment, with found elements, such as a fire extinguisher or a light switch, to create a lyrical grammar between various figurative elements and the space itself. Much like the installation a similar approach has been taken in her writing. Hanna, who graduated from the Master of Fine Art programme, continues her research into the sensual and visceral by reusing other artists’ writing, both in style and content, and turning her thesis into an artwork. It is a piece whose self-reflexiveness can be deceptive because the writing might be drawn from another source. Parasitic and appropriative writing has a long tradition in modern and contemporary art (from the Dadaists to Kathy Acker’s postmodernism to Kenneth Goldsmith’s contemporary Uncreative Writing), which the thesis acknowledges through its bibliography. As a whole, the jury found this a compelling, coherent, well-executed work of artistic research. The installation and writing were complementary, both sharing commonalities in content and approach, and at the same time showing a strong sensitivity to what each medium makes possible.”

Mascha van Zijverden (Master Education in Arts) “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”

Mascha van Zijverden “Recrafting Craft”, Photo: Waag Society

“Mascha van Zijverden’s research on “Recrafting Craft: A Synergy of Crafts within Fashion Design Education at Art Schools in the Netherlands”, a graduation project in the Master Education in Arts, had proven its value for the professional field even before the jury reviewed it. Van Zijverden characterizes the contemporary fashion system as “broken” because of unmet challenges in social innovation, sustainability and digital manufacturing. This analysis is widely shared in the field, supported through findings of major Dutch fashion researchers and further backed up by van Zijverden’s excellent field research on the Dutch and British fashion systems. In her project, Mascha Van Zijverden’s networked key players of the fashion system. In a series of workshops with fellow educationalists and students, visions of the “future fashion professional” and “craft as fundament for change” were collectively developed. The jury found Mascha van Zijverden’s project extensive in its scope and careful in its execution. As a classical piece of practice-oriented research, it found its validation in the professional field for which it was made.”

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Time: Friday the 13th of February, 18:00 Location: Grondherendijk 9b, 3082 DD Rotterdam Admission: free

U(r) is the first exhibition at Peach, a new initiative by MFA alumni Ghislain Amar and Anna Luczak.

3. Ur was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia, located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير) in south Iraq’s Dhi Qar Governorate. Although Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, the coastline has shifted and the city is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Nasiriyah.

2. Quantum mechanics energy function – Particle in a spherically symmetric potential: “We have written the general solution u(r) as the product of a radial function R(r), which depends only on the radius r, times the spherical harmonics. The latter encode all the angular dependence of the solutions u(r).” – Lecture 10. Central potential

1. “Stranger and more pure than any hron is, at times, the ur: the object produced through suggestion, educed by hope.” – Borjes, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

4. How a User will have imagined and created a Reality: will have inserted memory, will have pressed ‘on, will have pressed ‘snooze,’ will have projected future, will have speculated past, tactile will have been subordinate to visual.

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Pracownia Portretu presents Real Snow, an exhibition by Perri MacKenzie and Kevin Gallagher, comprised of paintings and sculpture. Exhibition opens 12th December 2014

The artists chose a short story written by Perri as their point of departure. This science fiction now circulates in the email invitation to this exhibition, finding its way from inbox to inbox – have you checked yours? In the text, the painter-tagonist K is commissioned by a mysterious publishing house to write a novel (“but I make paintings,” she says). When K receives emails that communicate nothing but their addressees, she begins to suspect non-human hands at work. As genre boundaries continue to be wilfully ignored, K finds herself caught in a dragon of a puzzle.

Through found, made, written, and painted objects, the exhibition Real Snow constructs forms for living within and outside of intelligent things. Real Snow: jumbled into letters, piled into shapes, formed into a ball. Melting. Real Snow Location: Pracownia Portretu, Przędzalniana 55, Łódź, Poland

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Date: Thursday December 11 2014 Time: Exhibition: 12:00 – 17:00 hrs. / Public Reception: 17:00 hrs. Location: Huis Sonneveld, Jongkindstraat 12 Rotterdam

A one-day exhibition in the legendary preserved interiors of the style ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ at Huis Sonneveld, part of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The exhibition will present two different bodies of work: a research project by a MIARD Alumna and projects by a group of current MIARD students.

Unfolding Interior Patterns by Iulia Circei

HUIS SONNEVELD: “THROUGH THE EYES OF…”

Using another discipline as a point of departure, the designers will question, define and reshape the interior. The application of this research lens implies the mixing of ‘codes’ to broaden the given disciplinary boundaries.

Master students at MIARD will exhibit new site-specific species of space and its objects.

Designers: Madina Bissenova, Alice Bonicelli, Iulia Circei, Kleoniki Fotiadou, Wojciech Gawronski, Natalie Konopelski, Noah Matsumoto, Devika Mirawitani

Design Studio Tutor: Laura Lynn Jansen

From the series “Interior Portraits: Sonneveld” by Natalia Martinez Saavedra

INTERIOR PORTRAITS VOL II: HUIS SONNEVELD

Interior Portraits is based on the different readings that image making can generate in domestic spaces. The principles of photography as light, reflection, time and exposure were used to contribute to the visual analysis of the hidden and immaterial qualities of interiors, therefore altering the perception of space.

For the Huis Sonneveld, the project develops still images that through juxtapositions and sequencing act as part of an extended narrative. Using long exposures to capture the traces of temporary inhabitants, and producing a Camera Obscura to generate a two-way portal between inside and outside, led to the construction of a larger collection that aims at overlapping multiple scenarios to visualize the time and memories that are trapped in this iconic modernist house.

Designer: Nathalia Martinez Saavedra (MIARD Alumna 2014)

Public Reception

After the one-day exhibition closes there will be a public reception at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Time: 17:00 hrs. Location: Museumpark 25, Rotterdam

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The ABC of digital publishing

An event by The Institute of Network Cultures

Over the last two years a consortium of publishers, designers and developers have created several ebooks and experimented with the (im)possibilities of electronic publishing. During this event the publications and research results will be presented in which the following questions will be addressed: How does the production chain from publisher to designer change? What publishing platforms can publishers use? How do digital forms of publishing change the role of the designer? Moreover, the publication: ‘From Print to Ebooks: a Hybrid Publishing Toolkit for the Arts’ will be introduced. A publication that gives designers, publishers and developers the knowledge and tools to develop esthetic, interactive epublications on their own. Several alumni and tutors of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design and Communication are part of the organisation and/or programme.

What: Event on epublishing for the arts When: Friday 28th of November 2014 Time: 14.00 – 17.30 hours Where: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Kohnstammhuis, Floor, Wibautstraat 2-­4, 1091 GM, Amsterdam Tickets: Free admission, register, http://bit.ly/dpt28november Language: English

For the full program of the event click here

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Susanna Browne + Monique Levesque

Opening: November 20th @ 8pm

Love is a projection, but it still deserves to be acknowledged. As you fall, stage your own desires: get a fantasy, make a Pinterest board, then have a dream wedding. Use the potency of symbols to devise your own yearnings, and don’t settle for anything less.

http://doesheworshipyou.weebly.com/

Susanna Browne is a Canadian artist based in Rotterdam, NL. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2010 and is an MFA candidate at the Piet Zwart Institute. Her multi-disciplinary practice often considers the complications of desire and longing in relation to popular emotional languages, collecting and monumentalizing moments of the everyday in such a way that undermines yet at once denotes an ultimate infatuation. Her work has been shown in Canada and Europe.

www.susannabrowne.com

Monique Levesque is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2011. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, her practice considers the history of performance and popular culture as an entry into an exploration of the construction of the female subjectivity where notions of fantasy and sexuality are often exploited. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and Europe.

INDEX GALLERY 1305 Powell Street, Vancouver, Canada

www.indexgallery.net

Susanna Browne + Monique Levesque Opening: November 20th @ 8pm Love is a projection, but it still deserves to be acknowledged. As you fall, stage... Lees verder