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Lens-Based Digital Media

Lens-Based Digital Media

The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

During the period July 11-14 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

This year Interior Architecture: Research + Design will exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media—will also exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building. More information here.

Master Education in Arts will be staging their symposium Pedagogy of Insist_ence on Saturday 13 July 11.00-18.00. at TENT, Witte de With street 50. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing will be hosting their graduation festival—Upsetting Settings—on Friday 12 July 19:00-22:00 with workshops on Saturday 13 July 11:00-14:00 at WORM’s UBIK and SLASH GALLERY, Boomgaardsstraat 69, 3012 XA Rotterdam. More information here.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art will be staging the exhibition Midnight Sunburn contributing to Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, Rotterdam. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition. More information here.

The results of two years of Master level practice based research for a total of around 60 students. We invite you to come and share this celebration of the research and practice fostered at the Piet Zwart Institute.

For details and opening times: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2019 PZI website: http://www.pzwart.nl/ Contact: pzwart-info@hr.nl

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The work of the artists in the Lens-Based Media 2019 Graduation Show; Ana Buljan, Dorothy Cheung, Lotte Louise de Jong, Shinyoung Kim, Salvador Miranda, Ewan Macbeth, Henrietta Müller, Rossella Nisio, Michael Pelletier, Zhibin Qin – each harnesses technology, visual language and a vivid creative vision to a wide range of thematics and technologies. Each artist creates work with a strong subjective voice that is the mark of a mature artistic vision.

The Lens-Based Media 2019 Graduation Show is a unique opportunity to see a range of the remarkable final works made by students of the graduating year, and ‘work in progress’ by students in the first year of the program.

 

Official Piet Zwart Institute Opening: Thursday 11th July at 17:00 Where: 4th Floor of WDKA, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam with screenings in the Auditorium located near the main entrance.

General Exhibition opening times: Thursday July 11th, 11:00 – 23:00 with screenings in the auditorium between 17:00- 23:00 Friday, July 12th, 11:00 -21:00 with screenings in the auditorium all day Saturday, July 13th, 11:00 – 18:00 with screenings in the auditorium 11:00 – 12:30 & again between 16:00 – 18:00 Sunday, July 14th, 11:00 – 18:00 with screenings in the auditorium 11:00 – 13:30 & again between 15:30 – 18:00

Where: 4th Floor of WDKA, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam with screenings in the Auditorium located near the main entrance.

For more information see www.lensbased.nl

Master Lens Based Media is a master-level course within the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam committed to lens-based image-making as an art and craft.The program focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field. We support new forms of analysis and creative practice that treat images as plastic, open to recombination, manipulation and shaping. Master level researchers explore the myriad ways that lens-based media art might use these new potentials in innovative ways to engage contemporary audiences.

Closing event : Prospective Junctures

When: Sunday, 14th of July from 15:00-17:00

Where: 4th floor of the WDKA Wijnhaven building

The graduating artists of PZI Lens-Based Media will host a special program during the finissage of the Prospective Junctures 2019 PZI Graduation Exhibition. The program will include a demo of Mike Pelletier’s autonomous drawing machine and a performance by Henrietta Müller. Artists will be available for discussion throughout the afternoon. Join the students for drinks after the events on this last day of the grad show.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Artists: Ana Buljan, Dorothy Cheung, Lotte Louise de Jong, Shinyoung Kim, Salvador Miranda, Ewan Macbeth, Henrietta Müller, Rossella Nisio, Michael Pelletier, Zhibin Qin

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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

The Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) houses the international Master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across media and contexts, the PZI offers a combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange within an intimate learning environment. The PZI Master programs are dedicated to promoting study and research in art, design, and art          education, and share an interest in the complex social, cultural and political contexts of their respective fields.

During the period July 11-14 all the Master programs will be exhibiting a wide variety of work from students of Education in Arts, Experimental Publishing, Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, and Lens-based Media.

This year Interior Architecture: Research + Design will exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Lens-Based Media—will also exhibit work of graduating students on the fourth floor of the Willem de Kooning, Wijnhaven 61 building.

Master Education in Arts will be staging their symposium Pedagogy of Insist_ence on Saturday 13 July 11.00-18.00. at TENT., Witte de With street 50.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Experimental Publishing will be hosting their graduation festival—Upsetting Settings—on Friday 12 July 19:00-22:00 with workshops on Saturday 13 July 11:00-14:00 at WORM’s UBIK and SLASH GALLERY, Boomgaardsstraat 69.

Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art will be staging the exhibition Midnight Sunburn contributing to Neuhaus at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25. Performances in the building and its surroundings will take place throughout the four days of the exhibition.

The results of two years of Master level practice based research for a total of around 60 students. We invite you to come and share this celebration of the research and practice fostered at the Piet Zwart Institute.

More information coming soon!

For details and opening times: https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2019 PZI website: http://www.pzwart.nl/ Contact: pzwart-info@hr.nl

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MIASMA II is the Showcase for film and video work by current Masters students from Royal College of Art (London) and the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam).

Time: Friday, 31 May 2019, 6 pm Location: 504 Ridgway Rd, Brixton, London Admission: Free

Facing the challenges of the present, creativity can be a positive force, producing clarity amongst modernity’s storm. How emerging artists respond is of paramount importance, acting as a cultural lighthouse on the shores of our hopeful futures. Documenting, dissecting and gluing life back together in the form of inspiring, thought-provoking films is our way of navigating the turbulent waters of today. Sacrificing – curing – cleansing. MIASMA.

Following the success of our first MIASMA screening during the International Film Festival Rotterdam, we are ready for the second round. Taking to the streets of London, we will screen a selection of works by master’s students from Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (Lens Based Media, Experimental Publishing, Fine Arts, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Education in Arts) and Moving Image from Royal College of Art, London. MIASMA II will feature a diverse range of works – from documentation, docu-fiction, performances to experimental films and animation – all responding to a unique slice of today’s chaotic reality.

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The Piet Zwart Institute admits candidates on a rolling basis from December 2018 to May 2019, until all positions in the cohorts are filled. May 1st is the final deadline for applications for the academic year 2019-2021 (for European and Dutch applicants only). The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment. The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment. We have four master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Master Lens-Based Media, Master Experimental Publishing and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of the academy, while simultaneously valuing speculative spaces for reflection and knowledge building that is made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

If you would like to apply for one of the programs of the Piet Zwart Institute, please follow the link to our online application tool.

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Date: Saturday, 02 March 2019

Time: 11:00 – 17:30, closing ceremony 20:30 /21:00 VR and Vjing

PZI screenings: 13:30 – 14:45

Location: Eye Filmmuseum, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

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.

The programme of the day:

11.00 Rietveld Academy Wildness

12:15 Sandberg Institute Catalogue

13:30 Piet Zwart Institute Disobedient Narratives

14:45 Leiden University Cinematic Reflections

16:00 St. Joost Academy Unintended

17:15 KABK Cinema as a Dream

The best curated programme and the best work will be awarded by a student jury and a jury of Eye film professionals in a closing ceremony at 20.30.

At 21.00 the VJ Academy will close the day with the programme “Spacechangers” including 3D projection mapping, VR and Vjing.

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Disobedient Narratives

From the smooth surface of chaos, to the purple hues of desert; from a day at the news stand, to a day of the troop’s return; from a poem to a memory to a dream to a failure to recall. A television breaks. A bell rings. A photograph becomes a moving image. What happens? Where will the dark pulses send us? Whose wistful whisper fills our skin with regret?

In this program of sixteen short films, makers from the Piet Zwart Institute interpret non-linearity on the screen. Fragments adhere. Entities emerge. Silence begets curiosity before reality shatters again. As the hour forks into a universe of thoughts and experiences: do we follow the command, or do we shut our eyes?

From the smooth surface of chaos, to the purple hues of desert. From a day at a neighbourhood news stand, to a day of the troop’s return; a poem to a memory, to a dream to a failure to recall. A television breaks. A bell rings. A photograph becomes a moving image. What happens? Where will the dark pulses send us? Whose wistful whisper fills our skin with regret?

In this program of sixteen short films, makers from the Piet Zwart Institute interpret non-linearity on the screen. Fragments adhere. Entities emerge. Silence begets curiosity before reality shatters again. As the hour forks into a universe of thoughts and experiences: do we follow the command, or do we shut our eyes?

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More details to be found here: https://www.eyefilm.nl/film/agenda/2019-03-02

Image credit: Andreas Drosdz

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The Piet Zwart Institute will be open for new applications starting on December 1, 2018.

Due to the quantity of applications the Piet Zwart Institute Master programs receive, regulations regarding immigration, and international opportunities to apply for study funding, we strongly encourage you to apply early.

March 1, 2019: Final deadline for non-EU applicants and priority deadline for EU applicants. May 1, 2019: Final deadline for EU applicants. Open house: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10am–3pm

The Piet Zwart Institute houses the international master programmes of the Willem de Kooning Academy at Hogeschool Rotterdam. Named after the pioneering Dutch designer Piet Zwart, who worked experimentally across different media and contexts, our institute offers a rich combination of in-depth specialisation and interdisciplinary exchange in an intimate learning environment.

The programmes of the Piet Zwart Institute are located in the heart of Rotterdam’s city centre. While students and faculty come from across the globe, bringing with them a variety of cultural influences, there are also strong connections to the city, its complex history and dynamic urban environment.

We have five master programmes: Fine Art, Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Experimental Publishing, Lens-Based Media, and the Master Education in Arts. All are founded on a shared interest in the complex social, cultural and political underpinnings of each discipline. Through a uniquely tailored curriculum combining collective learning, intensive individual tutorial support, practice-based research and theoretical inquiry, our programmes educate young professionals who have a critically reflective and imaginative approach to their work.

As an educational institute the notion of “making public” is core to our activities. These public moments are an important resource for students, faculty members and guests, serving as a bridge to the city, a framework for exploring timely and relevant issues, and building a community around areas of interests. Exhibitions, symposia, conferences and publications expand our research beyond the confines of academia, while simultaneously valuing the very necessary speculative space for reflection and knowledge building that is only made possible through the rigorous academic framework of the Piet Zwart Institute.

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OPEN DAY WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMY & PIET ZWART INSTITUTE

On November 10, 2018, from 10am till 3pm the Piet Zwart Institute will have a small presence during the Willem de Kooning Academy Open Day. Location Wijnhaven 61, Rotterdam. You will find our staff on the 4th floor to answer your questions. It is also possible to visit the workshop facilities that are located in the building.

More information you can find here.

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Wednesday 04 July – 17:00 Opening Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute location: 4th Floor Wijnhaven 61 building, Rotterdam

Friday 06 July 2018 – 18:00 in KINO Rotterdam location: Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 17:00 – 18:00 please join us for drinks 18:00 – 21:00 – Lens Based Grad Show screenings with a short program of 1st yr. screenings

The Graduation Show of Master Media Design – Lens Based Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Master Media Design Lens-Based is a master-level course within the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam committed to lens-based image making as an art and craft.

The work of the artists in this show  — Anna-Lena Lystad, Catalina Giraldo, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir, Fabian Landewee, Irma Oldenburg and Ryan Cherewaty — ranges from classic documentary, through photographic portraiture and installation work, to fully immersive moving image installations, and data-visualisation of complex scientific research.

The screening at KINO is an opportunity for the general public to see some of the distinctive cinematic works made by these talented emerging film-makers.

2nd Year – Final Graduation Works screened at KINO are:

Irma Oldenburg (Nothing has to be Official), Sigrún Lýðsdóttir (Untitled), Catalina Giraldo (Sky Islands: a past time travel in the Andes Mountains), Ryan Cherewaty (Involuntary Parks) and (In Death’s Dream ) and at the beginning and end of the Graduation Program a section of surveillance footage that forms an element in a larger work by Anna-Lena Lystad, (Me and Christina) will be streamed live as audience leaves and enters the auditorium.

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1st Year:  Research work in Progress also shown in KINO are:

Ewan Mitchell (Divided Together), Salvador Miranda (Aim Down Sights), Zhibin Qin (Intersection), Dorothy Cheung (Letter to the Outsider), Rossella Nisio (The Splintering Sun) and Mike Pelletier (Rolling Coal)

For those of you who can’t make the first screening, a second screening is planned for Sunday 08.07 between 15:00 – 18:00. Please reserve your tickets here: KINO

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Reflex Action is part of the Piet Zwart Institute Master Media Design Graduation festival, other work by students can be seen during the WDKA Graduation Show 2018 with on Thursday 05 July the EX, XPUB presentations and performances of the Experimental Publishing Master at UBIK.

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Graduation Show 2018 | July 5 – 8 Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences Bachelors and Masters in Art & Design

Opening: Wednesday, July 4: 17.00 – 23.00hrs

General opening hours: Thursday & Friday, July 5 – 6: 11.00 – 23.00hrs Saturday and Sunday, July 7 – 8: 11.00 – 18.00hrs

More info – https://www.wdka.nl/news-events/graduation-show-2018

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