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The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place on February 1st 2020, from 10.00 until 15.00.

Throughout the day both the Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and the Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) Master studio spaces will be open to the public. It is a day when many PZI staff and students are present to field your questions. Some Masters hold presentations, and it is also a time when the ten WDKA stations located throughout the WdKA Blaak 10 and Wijnhaven 61 Buildings are open for you to roam in and out of, giving you a better idea of our current facilities.

The Masters Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Education in Arts; Experimental Publishing; Lens-Based Media and Master Design are located in the Wijnhaven 61 building on the fourth floor and the Master Fine Art is located in the KDH building, Karel Doormanhof 45.

In addition to this year’s open day, the Master Fine Art welcomes you to visit the Karel Doormanhof 45 building during their Open Studios event on February 8th 2020, as a part of Art Rotterdam.

For further information about the Piet Zwart Institute, please contact us via:

Phone (Monday to Thursday): +31 (010) 794 7405 and  +31 (010) 794 7401 E-mail: pzwart-info@hr.nl

We strongly advise you to visit us during our open day.

If you are not able to join us it may be possible to make an appointment for an individual visit. Please note, we cannot guarantee this option, due to the limited time between now and the approaching application deadlines.

Application Deadlines:

March 6, 2020: Priority deadline for completed applications of Dutch and EU applicants. And, Final deadline NON EU applicants.

April 24, 2020: Final deadline for completed applications of all EU/EEA applicants.

Note: the Master Design follows a different application process. Find more on our website.

Mailing list Each department sends regular email announcements for its public events. If you would like to be on this mailing list, please send an email to pzwart-info@hr.nl and refer to the Piet Zwart Institute public programme mailing list.

The annual Piet Zwart Institute Open Day will take place on February 1st 2020, from 10.00 until 15.00. Throughout the day both the Willem... Lees verder

Thursday 12 December 2019 | open: 20:00 | start: 20:30 | end live sets: 23:00

Location: DE PLAYER – Hillelaan 49D, RotterdamAdmission: €8,- | Students: €6,-

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DE PLAYER and Experimental Publishing XPUB / Piet Zwart Institute present:INPUT/OUTPUTA night about new interfaces for sound and performance arts

with: Roc Jiménez de Cisneros (EVOL) and the students of Experimental Publishing — It is time for printed circuit boards (PCB’s), patterns, deformation, imitation, stretching, remoteness, alphabets, notification, phonetics and more. Together with the students of the The Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing course, we are stepping into an unstable and unknown area in which the processes and challenges for the artist are equal to those for the audience. During this evening we will present the results of a collaborative seminar on modules, in combination with different specific tools designed by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros from EVOL and other artists. This event is part of our research project ‘)HRHED(‘, in which we investigate new social and artistic interfaces for sound and performance arts. Recently, together with Spatial Media Laboratories (SML), we presented a workshop on interfacing inaudible phenomena. In our program for next year we have already scheduled full event presentations of new works, together with ITU (Anni Puolakka & Miša Skalskis), Evelin Brosi and Caz Egelie, who are also part of this research project. — ■ Roc Jiménez de Cisneros will present a brand new EVOL project called ‘SOUP’, a MIDI sequencer based on Hanne Darboven’s 1984 Opus 17A – a piece EVOL has been reworking multiple times since about five years ago, and this one is likely to be their last version. ‘SOUP’ is a little box that plays the original sequence of notes in Darboven’s piece, and lets you modify it by tweaking six knobs that alter a number of things such as length (from one note to the whole score), speed (from regular to f*cked *p) and so on… Basically, you can either play it conservatively (the same way as a pattern in an old-school synth), or play around with it and quickly turn Opus 17A into weird “techno”-sounding arpeggios and wonky sequences. In contrast to a conventional sequencer, you can not enter any notes. In that sense, the sequencer operates autonomously. It also doesn’t produce any sound on its own, but only sends out MIDI messages over USB – and it is entirely up to the user to decide what to do with them. It is a very conscious decision they made to ensure it will produce wildly different results in various hands. Only ten units have been made, all done by hand and very low-key. ■ Together with the students of The Piet Zwart Institute Experimental Publishing course, we have been researching new interfaces within the field of publishing. Over the course of one trimester, each of the students worked on their own sound module and tweaked it into their own conceptual project. No restrictions on INPUT. No restrictions on OUTPUT. This resulted into a series of ten multilingual printed circuit boards, offering different stand-alone devices which can be noodled or joined together based on customer demands. All the individual projects, as well as the whole research project, will be presented and tested on this evening. In addition to the modules, a publication is included in the form of a 30 by 30 centimeter printed circuit board containing all the background information of each individual project, plus a printed booklet with the guidelines for assembling all devices through DIY efforts. Soon available in our webshop, and during the event itself. → In below some extra liner notes to give you a glimpse of all the individual projects within this seminar: • Avital Barkai – ‘Generator’; an image maker controlled by both hardware and external sound. • Damlanur Bilgin – ‘Carbon‘; a synthesizer that uses graphite markings on paper to manipulate sound. • Sandra Golubjevaite – ’seven [‘7’]’; a straight forward .print&.read device that unfolds a poem depending on the user’s interaction with it. • Tisa Neža Herlec – ’DISTRACTION MANAGER’; a wearable “notification” generator, a stimulator for awareness, a trigger apparatus for human beings. • Max Lehmann – ‘GLARE’; an accessible, gesture controllable sound interface. • Clara Noseda – ‘remote control’; a tool for storytelling, where different narratives around the same topic can blend with each other to generate new trains of thought. • Anna Sandri – ‘VISIBILE SPEECH’; this project employs phonetic vocabularies and other oddities to visually reproduce conversations. It communicates by using constructed & non-constructed languages, human-readable and machine-readable alphabets. • Mark van den Heuvel – ‘Flakes’; an audio playback device that combines the functionalities of an analog cassette tape player and a digital sample playback module. • Ioana Tomici – ‘MODULAR LINGUISTICS’; an application based on a series of electronic objects which are programmed to speak. The words chosen to be part of its vocabularies are spoken in unison, generating new associations between terms. • Mika Motskobili – ‘TXX.uo’; a module which consolidates two contrasting radio frequency implementation modes: the RFID reader scans and sonifies the cards, while the LCD screen displays a Q-code and converts it into sound. The module also sends out binary signals. —

de player: https://www.deplayer.nl/events/de-player-experimental-publishing-xpub-present-inputoutput

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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.

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... Lees verder

Each year the graduating filmmakers, designers and artists of the Master Media Design and Communication of the Piet Zwart Institute celebrate their graduation by creating an event:  screenings, lectures, and publications representing a diverse range of practice-based research. This year PZI Media Design adopts a two-day festival format spread across Het Nieuwe Instituut and KINO. 

The festival includes work in progress by first year students of both the Lens-based Media and Experimental Publishing study paths.


For the first part of this festival, located at Het Nieuwe Instituut, the first year students of the Experimental Publishing path will present their trimester work Interfacing the Law.  Later in the evening, graduating students present their graduation projects, and discuss their practice with guests.

17.00- 19.00 Special Issue #3: Interfacing the Law – in the library public event, presentations of projects with guest Séverine Dusollier (SciencesPo) http://www.pzwart.nl/blog/2017/06/07/special-issue-3-interfacing-the-law/ 18.00 – 21.00 Mystery Tour For All Ages Ministry Of Anomie and volunteers 21.30 – 22.30 Adversarial Interface Presentation, Q&A with Femke Snelting – 5th floor


The second day of the festival is an evening of public screenings at KINO Cinema: works by first-year students of the Lens-Based path, followed by films of graduating students.

18.00 – 18.30  Come and join us for drinks in the KINO GRAND Cafe 18.30 – 19.30  Lens-Based Cohort Screening  Works & Research In Progress 20.00 – 22.00  KINO 4 – Graduation Film Screenings.

Location JUNE 15th: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Museumpark 25, 3015CB Rotterdam: http://hetnieuweinstituut.nl Location JUNE 16th: KINO Cinema, Gouvernestraat 129-133, 3014 PM Rotterdam: https://kinorotterdam.nl/ Admission: Free


Samira Damato (DE/MT)  Pomegranate Seeds Samira Damato is a filmmaker who explores various facets of love and nostalgia. With her transnational background, Samira has experienced various cultures as a distanced observer, and uses these experiences in her practice. Her films have been screened at international festivals

Sara Hamadeh (LB)  The Face of a Refusing Machine Sara Hamadeh is an artist and researcher with a background in film studies. Her current research seeks to offer a critical reading of images of war together with the politics of their production and distribution online.

Julia Kul (PL) The Ministry of Anomie The Ministry of Anomie is a secret organisation that researches and develops the anomic policy. It gathers intelligence information and performs covert operations. Its sabotaging activities usually go unnoticed due to the MA’s radical invisibility and crashing inefficiency.  The MA was founded long before Mossad, the KGB, and the Vatican City State. In 1783 the MA was blessed by 8th Dalai Lama.  The MA is considered to be the actual 1990  Nobel Prize laureate:  Gorbachev was just a front.

Colm O’ Neill (IE)  Adversarial Interface Colm O’Neill is a designer and researcher based in Rotterdam and Brussels. His work is concerned with mediations of digital literacy through graphical, user and programmatic interfaces. The research and practice that result follow the ideals of free and open source development models.

Ying Shi ‘Stone’ [CN /石颖]  Bonsai Stone Ying Shi is a film maker and visual artist who works with photography, 3d images and videos. She has a BA Film Directing (Editing Art and Technology) from Communication University of China in Beijing. Her current projects play with human bodies, colours and an unknown space.

Nataliya Sinelshchikova (RU)  Screenscapes Nataliya Sinelshchikova is a researcher and media artist with a background in graphic design. Her interests revolve around generative art, media specificities and the aesthetics of distortion as an inevitable part of our relationships with technology.

Xiting Xu ‘Chloe’ [CN /石颖]  Fresh to Decay Xiting Xu has a  background of screenwriting and lens-base art.  Her work is  influenced by a variety of media such as film and cyber-culture. By combining the fictional narrative with real people’s online life, her work draws a unique picture of young people in the Internet age.

XPUB COHORT SPECIAL ISSUE #3: INTERFACING THE LAW Emily Buzzo, Karina Dukalska, Max Franklin, Giulia de Giovanelli, Franc González, Clàudia Giralt Monedero, Margreet Riphagen, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe & Kimmy Spreeuwenberg

XPUB: http://xpub.nl

LENS-BASED COHORT SCREENING WORK AND RESEARCH IN PROGRESS Ryan Cherewaty, Catalina Giraldo , Qian Hao, Fabian Landewee, Sigrún Lýðsdóttir, Anna-Lena Lystad, Irma Oldenburg & Paula Winkler



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Tijd voor de 5e aflevering van Alles behalve de Inhoud. Dit keer storten we ons vol in een subgenre van het boek: het zine. Ontstaan in de jaren 40 heeft het een bewogen geschiedenis doorgemaakt. Groot in de jaren ’70 en ’80 is het fenomeen een tijd uit beeld geweest. Maar de laatste jaren zien we op steeds meer plekken weer (veelal heel mooie) zines verschijnen.

Aan de hand van gastprogrammeur Florian Cramer (lector visuele cultuur Willem de Kooning Academie + medeorganisator Zine Camp Rotterdam in WORM) gaan we door de geschiedenis van de zine-cultuur heen, onderzoeken haar politieke, sociale en esthetische kanten, krijgen een inkijkje in een van de grootste verzameling zines, en gaan zelf ook aan de slag.

Met bijdragen van Lídia Pereira (kunstenaar en designer, Rotterdam) over haar Immaterial Labour Union zine, Albert Jongstra, artist/DJ/music producer (Klemtoon, Rotterdam) en zinemaker met het Downhill Collective over zijn zines met het Downhill Collective, Jere K (anarchitect, Rotterdam) over anarchistische en punk zines in Balkan-landen, Ras Mashramani (schrijver, ontwerper, activist in het Metropolarity Collective, Philadelphia, V.S.) over het maken van queere/black/speculatieve/science fiction zines, Marc van Elburg, (kunstenaar en musicus, Arnhem) over de Zinedepo zinebibliotheek.

Daarnaast zijn er natuurlijk heel veel voorbeelden voor handen, mogen jullie zelf aan de slag en beginnen we die avond mogelijk iets nieuws in de Leeszaal.

Om alvast in de sfeer te komen is iedereen vanaf 19.00 welkom in de ‘zine reading room’ van onze buren PrintRoom, Schietbaanstraat 17 (om de hoek van Leeszaal West), met de speciale zine collectie van PrintRoom – zines uit Nederland, België, Frankrijk, Engelland, V.S. en Mexico.

Aanvang: 20.00 Entree: € 5, studenten € 2,50


Tijd voor de 5e aflevering van Alles behalve de Inhoud. Dit keer storten we ons vol in een subgenre van het boek: het zine. Ontstaan in de jaren... Lees verder

DE PLAYER presents on March 24: TGC # 3 / MAT>NET>PU – event with  Johannes Bergmark (se), Hiele Martens (be), Helga Jakobson (can) & PZI students (various ethnics)

location: DE PLAYER, Hillelaan 49 D, 3072 JE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands open: 20.00 hrs start: 20.30 hrs entrance: 7.00 euro


TGC #3 is the third issue of the TETRA GAMMA CIRCULAIRE series (an unknown audio magazine), initiated in 2015 by the polymorphic production platform DE PLAYER in Rotterdam. But it is also the second Special Issue of the Experimental Publishing (XPUB) programme of the Media Design Master of the Piet Zwart Institute (are you still following?). The TGC series is famous as a magazine because it has no limits nor exact face and appears in unexpected solutions and situations. TGC #3 fits right in. Concretely, very concretely, TGC #3 is in itself a particular kind of publishing platform (some may dare say a jukebox) experimentally engineered for sonic experiments, instruments, and installations. The first edition is limited to 12 copies, and to inaugurate its launch it is distributed with works created and compiled by the XPUB students.This evening, the new issue will be demonstrated in its dynamic applications and for the festivity we flew in some other nerdy sound makers and breakers.



Sometimes the sum of 1 + 1 adds up to 3. But if you add up 2 of belgium’s finest composers and musicians, it adds up to an infinite number. Hiele Martens, or the unexpected collaboration of Lieven Martens Moana and Roman Hiele, produced last months the most challenging music we have heard since long. They delve deep into a new territory that can be a 2017 update of Maurice Kagel’s Exotica, but for highly self-aware electronic musicians. You can expect their debut record release on Ultra Eczema as one of the highlights of upcoming year.


Whether culminating into actions or objects, her work responds to conditions of limbo within existence and acts as a platform to confront the unknown; it focuses on death, time and ephemerality. Currently she is constructing a digital and physical web; weaving together the overlapping, intuitive and sometimes complicated interconnections that comprise my interest in handcraft, witchcraft, and digitalcraft. The main threads that run between these interests are the experience of women, their traditional work and their knowledge sharing. I have great reverence for intuition and it’s use as a technology. For this event she will introduce and demonstrate her spider web record player.


is a Fylkingen affiliated sound artist, instrument builder and piano technician. His performances have been described as surrealist puppet theatre, in which the characters are amplified objects such as old tools, kitchen utensils, toys, springs and decorative kitsch. Using contact microphones, Bergmark reveals their hidden acoustics, dynamic scales and unique timbres. Bergmark is the ultimate rethinker of what music can be, in sound and in performance, as you find him sometimes hanging on 2 piano strings from a ceiling.

XPUB (x)

Experimental Publishing is a new course of the Piet Zwart Institute’s Media Design Master programme. The concept of the course revolves around two core principles: first, the inquiry into the technological, political and cultural processes through which things are made public; and second, the desire to expand the notion of publishing beyond print media and its direct digital translation. The Experimental Publishing students who contributed to the development of TGC #3 are: Karina Dukalska, Max Franklin, Giulia de Giovanelli, Clàudia Giralt, Franc González, Margreet Riphagen, Nadine Rotem-Stibbe and Kimmy Spreeuwenberg.




21 April X years anniversary ARTKILLART label Paris

13 May System 123AGC with Manish Pingle (in), Joe Cantrell (us) & more


DE PLAYER is still supported by Mondriaan Fund, City of Rotterdam Department of Culture, NFPK+, Stimuleringsfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds

DE PLAYER presents on March 24: TGC # 3 / MAT>NET>PU – event with  Johannes Bergmark (se), Hiele Martens (be), Helga Jakobson... Lees verder

ALT- RIGHT venue change,  NEW LOCATION: Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam  in the Collegezaal, just off the entrance hall – door opens 18:45 [free parking on het Noordereiland – a 15 minute walk over the Willemsburg]

In only two years, the “alt-right” rose from an Internet subculture to the force that lead Donald Trump’s campaign team and which now includes his presidential chief strategist. Its origins lie in popular visual culture, including image memes and a backlash against feminist computer game critique. Through irony and ambiguity, alt-right visuals and slang leave the movement’s relation to fascism and antisemitism deliberately open.

This lecture will delve deep into alt-right subculture, languages and networks, its relation to such Internet cultural phenomena as the Anonymous movement and its indebtedness to European political and cultural theorists.

Speaker: Florian Cramer, reader in 21st century visual culture at research center Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam / Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute Organized by: Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010

ALT- RIGHT venue change,  NEW LOCATION: Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam  in the Collegezaal, just off the entrance hall – door opens... Lees verder

The Piet Zwart Institute hereby cordially invites you to the OPENING of MASTERS 2015, our departments’ graduation exhibition and events, July 3rd, 7pm, at the Hofpoort Rotterdam. The exhibition is up through July 12, and open daily 11am-5pm. Please scroll down for an overview of our SPECIAL EVENTS.

MASTERS 2015 is made possible by the generous support of TENT.

In addition to our master students’ work, we encourage you to visit the graduation evforents from Willem de Kooning Academy (Hofpoort, 8-12 July), and the Asscociate Degree; Arts & Crafts.


MASTER MEDIA DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION Media Cabaret: Tempted by Tomorrow (Nervous About Tonight) Date: Saturday, 20 June 19:00 – 21:00 Location: V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam Admission: free Join us for an evening of media cabaret at V2! This is the official preview party for “Tempted By Tomorrow”, the Master Media Design and Communication graduation exhibition of the Piet Zwart Institute. The evening will be filled with performances, presentations and the opportunity to view installations and discuss the projects that have been produced.

The evening is a chance to learn more about the PZI MMDC students’ current work, have a drink, and decide on who should be the winner of ‘Thesis – Karaoke’, the ultimate research based pop-jukebox.

Masters 2015: Tempted by Tomorrow Date: 3-12 July Location: Hofpoort building, 20th floor

In the graduation exhibition Tempted by Tomorrow a broad scope of artists and researchers are presenting the accumulation of their practice based research completed during the past two years of the MA Media Design and Communication program at Piet Zwart Institute. The diverse range of works exhibited demonstrate a critical engagement with the contemporary media landscape.

Consdering media history and the changing role of tools and technology in society the work employs different media to reflect critically on different subjects. The works oscillate between elements of physicality, portraying, representation, identification, communication, social engineering and more pertinent questions on the contemporary media landscape.

Artists: Mihail Bakalov (BG), ehCaetano (BR/NL), Junyu Chen (CN), Ana Luísa Moura (PT), Henk-Jelle de Groot (NL), Lucia Dossin (BR & NL), Max Dovey (UK), Elleke Hageman (NL), Joseph Knierzinger (AT), Artyom Kocharyan (AM/NL), Lídia Rodrigues (PT), Mathijs van Oosterhoudt (NL) & Nikolaos Vogiatzis (EL).

An archive of their graduation work can be found here

Special events

Friday 3 July 20:00 Performance Live Drawing by Junya Chen, with music by Henk-Jelle de Groot

Friday 3 July 18:30/19:30/20:30 ; Friday 10 July 19:00 ; Sunday 12 July 14:00 Performance How To Be More Or Less Human by Max Dovey


Opening: Friday 3 July, 19:00-21:00 Location: Hofpoort, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam

Welcome by HIGH-RISE curator Maaike Gouwenberg and MFA course director Vivian Sky Rehberg. Champagne service provided by Susanna Browne in conjunction with her work I Dream of a Wedding. Three actions take place within Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki’s The Fold of the Cube. For the first action, please find Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki during the opening to hear the story, or to read it yourself. For the second, please return on July 9. For the third, please return on July 12. Publication release HIGH-RISE, edited by Maaike Gouwenberg, with contributions by Alberto Toscano, Sriwhana Spong, Susan Gibb, Michael FitzGerald, Jan Verwoert, Alice Mendelowitz, Francois Steenhuis, Jenn Jackson, Susanna Browne, Sabrina Tarasoff, Claire Biddles, Liz Howard, Philemon Tilianakis, Vincent Rietveld, Jennifer Teets, Hunter Longe, Maaike Gouwenberg.

Date: Thursday 9 July, 11:00-17:00 Location: Hofpoort, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam 11:00 Three actions take place within Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki’s The Fold of the Cube. For this one, the second, by reflection a portrait is made in which the background and the theme are merged into one picture. Materials: Water.

Date: Sunday 12 July, 11:00-17:00 Location: Hofpoort, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam 11:30 Three actions take place within Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki’s The Fold of the Cube. For this one, the third, the presence of two women composes another side of the object, revealing another part in a continuous process of the sculpture, which is becoming. Duration: 1 hour 15:00 ‘November Complex, Super in Position’ is an event exhibition and performance to be viewed from the 18th floor of the Hofpoort Building, organized by Ghislain Amar, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell, and Hunter Longe, guided by Sol Archer.

MASTER EDUCATION IN ARTS As part of Masters 2015, the Master Education in Arts presents two events which conclude our current lecture and seminar series at TENT entitled Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically: Working with Liquid Logic. The series was developed by Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten, course tutor of the Seminar Critical Pedagogy, in collaboration with Priscila Fernandes.

Public Seminar: Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically – Working with Liquid Logic Date: Thursday 9 July, 15:00–17:00 Location: Event Space, Hofpoort, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam With: Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten & 1st year students Public class in which ‘the practice of mapping and unraveling pedagogical structures’ will be tested together with the students and participants. During the previous seminars that took place at TENT, the students explored the potential of a ‘cartographies of acting pedagogically’. They actively mapped their own force field, ranging from the artistic, economic, cultural and technological context, to their professional environment and individual commitment, choices and actions.

Public Debate: Art Education in Times of Change Date: Thursday 9 July, 20:00–22:00 Location: Event Space, Hofpoort, Hofplein 20, Rotterdam:  Prof. Dr. Frans-Willem Korsten (moderator) & guest speakers In different circumstances, a different “where are we?” is at stake, and as such we need a different logic of dealing with issues of autonomy as well. As a closure of the lecture series Cartographies of Acting Pedagogically, a public discussion is organized focusing on Art and Design Education in Times of Change.

With contributions by: – Prof. Dr. Annette Jael Lehmann: Black Mountain Research: Raw and Ongoing. Reflection on the art university Black Mountain College (1933-1957) as fuel for a critical debate about models of creativity and collaboration in education today. – Sophie Krier: How to Think Like a Mountain Journey across the pedagogy of the Liberal Arts & Sciences, in relation to the possible foundations for a new art and design curriculum.

MASTER INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & RETAIL DESIGN Masters 2015: Other Spaces The graduation projects this year investigate fundamental rubrics of interior architecture as a discipline in its own right; they entice us to look at the construction and representation of space through a different lens. They question: what is it, actually, that I perceive when I enter a space? When all my senses tell me things that the space itself does not seem to contain, but conjures up in a way that escapes me, then I ask what is this space constructed from? Perhaps things, memories, narratives, serendipitous incidents, technologies, relationships, and presences? It is all of that.

During the opening, Bianca Yousef will present her design Revolving Gaze. This takes form as an interactive experience where two strangers will encounter, negotiate and interact across an abstract representation of the threshold. (5 minutes)

Featuring designers: Marco Busani, Iulia Circei, Eglė Jacinavičiūtė, Bianca Yousef, Natalie Konopelski, Devika Mirawitani, and Sina Steiner

With special thanks to:

Richard Bierhuizen (production) Michel van Dartel (V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media) De Dépendance – centre for urban culture Hajo Doorn and Mike van Gaasbeek (WORM) Carlo van Driel (Visual Arts) Foodcurators (catering) Maaike Gouwenberg (curator Master Fine Art) Yoeri Guépin (production assistant) Marije Kaashoek (project manager MASTERS 2015) Dick Knoops  (concierge of the Piet Zwart Institute) Joël Paalvast, Monique van der Salm, and Myrna van de Water (Willem de Kooning Academy) Rosa Rosa (bloemenwinkel) Martin ter Schure (MTS Audio Visueel) Willie Stehouwer and Thomson & Craighead (curators Master Media Design & Communication) TENT Wilco Tuinman (production)

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– 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 June Location: TENT Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50 www.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

'Imagined Cinemas'

Filmmaking in non-traditional media

One-day symposium organised by Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010, Rotterdam University

In collaboration with Signals: For Real, International Film Festival Rotterdam

While the traditional media for moving images – movie theaters and TV – are losing their dominant role, filmmaking and the language of cinema migrate to other media that often aren't screens. This symposium gathers filmmakers, artists, designers and activists who reframe cinema as interventions into public space through visual, sound and mobile media, as tactical transmedia narratives, and as filmmaking rooted in the avant-garde expanded cinema tradition. What does the language of cinema contribute to these other media, and which opportunities do these media conversely offer for the future practice of filmmaking?

Moderators: Simon Pummell, Florian Cramer & Edwin Carels


Throughout the day –a live intermezzo with the radio play 'A Fatalistic Flatworm' by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, WORM (NL)

10:00-13:00 hrsExpanded media todayPip Chodorov (FR)Ulrich Schreiber, C-Side Production (CH)Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger, eteam (USA/DE)Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr / Echo Park Film Center (USA)

13:45-16:45 hrsFilm language and transmedia storytellingMichiel Huijsman & Renate Zentschnig, Soundtrackcity (NL)Richard Wright (UK)Paolo Cirio (IT)Vincent Morisset (CN)

17:00 hrsOpening reception for Simon Pummell's transmedia project 'Shock Head Soul & The Sputnik Effect' at TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Imagined CinemasMonday, January 30th 2012, 10:00-17:00 hrsLocation: Piet Zwart InstituteAddress: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ RotterdamAdmission: 5 EUR (free for students)

NOTE: please also visit the exhibition 'Imagined Cinemas – Echo Park Film Center' between January 27 and February 5 in our BLAAK10 Gallery & Store.

'Imagined Cinemas' Filmmaking in non-traditional media One-day symposium organised by Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010, Rotterdam... Lees verder