Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Piet Zwart Institute

Piet Zwart Institute

Dates: Oct 17 / Nov 7 / Nov 22 / Nov 28

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy, Wijnhaven 61, Ground floor and V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media (film screening), Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Admission: Free; the presentations are open to the public

 

Lecture # 1: Thurs Oct 17, 19.30 – 21.30 hrs

Surfing the Semiosphere: Exploring New Ways to Navigate our Worlds

Judith van der Elst, anthropologist/archeologist

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Master class # 2: Thurs Nov 7, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

BioTRANSlab: Hacking Science for a Transfeminism Narrative

Paula Pin, artist, trans-feminist performer, bio-hacker and initiator of BioTransLab

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Film Screening # 3: Fri Nov 22, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

Film screening Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (Fabrizio Terranova, 2016)

Guests tbc. In collaboration with Erasmus University College and V2_Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam.

Location: V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media

 

Book Talk # 4: Thurs Nov 28, 19.00 – 21.30 hrs

Field Essays: Éloj Kréyol

With: artist/researcher Sophie Krier, designers Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach and Rolando Vázquez, associate professor in sociology at University Utrecht/University College Roosevelt.

Location: Research Station, Willem de Kooning Academy

 

Hereby we cordially invite you for the event series Learning With Others. As part of the seminar ‘Contemporary Issues in Art and Design Education’ we present a series of public events related to examining the role of experimental artistic and multidisciplinary learning practices. Hereby we aim to introduce students into diverse conversations on problematizing the structures and ecologies of knowledge production based on the human-centric Enlightenment paradigm. Today’s struggle to comprehend the increasing social complexities and ecological uncertainties, as well as the long-term implications of technology on the lives of humans and multiple species, calls for re-evaluating current habits of sense making about what we see, feel and know. Post-humanist discourse in affiliation with colonial studies, assemblage, multispecies and feminist paradigms, have a potential to see a greater image of today’s complexities, and call for new paradigms of interpreting, complicating and disturbing the very foundations of knowledge production constructed by Western scientific and philosophical thought.

The first lecture Surfing the Semiosphere by Judith van der Elst, explores new ways to navigate our worlds. Birds, not only do they communicate vocally, they can use their feathers to send messages, as gesture but also as sound during flight. Humans talk; we speak different languages, and yet we employ many other ways, such as gestures, to get messages across. This is an enriched sensory and multimodal repertoire that reaches beyond the dominant western knowledge system. Rooted in the fields of social- and bio-semiotics as well as in experiences in the outdoors, Judith van der Elst explores different ways to categorize our worlds and will argue that in order to move beyond our current institutional boundaries, we need a different framework in which these perceptions and categories can be grounded and understood. Getting (back) in touch with our sensory selves can help us navigate our current predicament of changing weathers. During her talk she will guide us into shifting scales and perspectives, serving as a springboard for designing new – embodied  – learning environments from which different knowledge can be created and emerge.

Judith van der Elst is an archaeologist and creative entrepreneur currently residing on the EU continent. She received her PhD from the University of New Mexico (USA). With a passion for teaching and learning in the land, she currently leads a semi-nomadic lifestyle to explore the possibility of new rural-based ‘laboratories.’ As a creative practitioner she has long been interested and has used emerging, spatial technologies such as GIS and remote sensing. Increasingly she focuses on near-surface/ambient sensing /biosensors- to expand our experiential and embodied learning and comprehension toolkit in order to access different worlds in our sphere. No longer just a personal desire, she believes a new way of doing research and practice focused on embodied knowledge is necessary to face our future challenges toward a just and healthy world. She has explored this approach through prior transdisciplinary collaborations, among others with Urbino University, Aalto University Media Lab: Systems of Representation, and BIoArt society Finland.

 

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Curated by Mariabruna Fabrizi and Fosco Lucarelli, Inner Space opens next week at MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art. One of the five main exhibitions for the 5th edition of the Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, The Poetics of Reason.

“Inner Space looks behind the curtains of the design process, questioning how the cognitive process of imagination unfolds and how it gets translated into a work of architecture, by identifying two parallel and strictly intertwined movements in the construction of imagination: a collective and an individual one.”

Amongst others, participating are 2019 MIARD alumni: Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Beatriz Peró, A Lim Kim, Ola Oszczak, Magdalena Wierzbickz. 

Visit the link for the full program.

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The Eye Film Institute selects the film Abiding (2019) made by Lens-Based student Ugo Petronin to the Experimental Catalogue of the museum

The Eye Film Institute has selected the short experimental film Abiding (2019) made by Piet Zwart’s Lens-Based Media student Ugo Petronin as a new addition to the Experimental Catalogue of the museum. The film was presented this month during the Eye on Art program. Abiding started in the Eye Research Labs 2019. The work leans on the notions of fluidity and continuity to question the sequential recording and the frame by frame system found in photographic and cinematographic processes.

In addition, Abiding has been selected for the 23rdJihlava International Documentary Film Festival and will compete in the Fascination Program at the end of October. 

Eye Filmmuseum, NL: https://www.eyefilm.nl/

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic: https://www.ji-hlava.com/

 

 

 

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Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (WdKA/RUAS), offers a variety of bachelor and master programmes in the field of visual culture, art, design, education in arts, and leisure management.

The academy prepares its students for core professions within the creative industries. The art education programmes play a key role in various knowledge domains including communication & technology, and art & social engagement.

These education programmes prepare students for a career in the cultural making industry: as artists, as designers, as makers and producers, as educators, as researchers, and as organisers.

About the Master of Arts in Fine Art and Design: Fine Art

The Master Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) is a two year English-taught Master of Arts in the Fine Art and Design programme at Willem de Kooning Academy/Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

The programme fosters the professional development of emerging artists through exposure to key actors and influences in the field of contemporary art, professional guidance and workshops, and by offering opportunities for presenting ideas and work to wider audiences. Our collective ambition is to provide our students with a challenging, supportive and responsive learning environment, as well as a curriculum that offers the creative structure and committed resources they need to develop their individual and collective senses of artistic purpose and agency.

Position

The Course Director is responsible for advancing the research and teaching missions of the programme, and leading on curriculum and assessment development, faculty and student recruitment, and the management of organizational resources and structures with the needs of our international community in mind.

Maintains an inspiring teaching and learning environment for staff and students. Leads the MFA with vision, and advances the research, teaching and professional missions of the MFA programme in alignment with broader institutional agendas at PZI and WdKA. Works as a team with other Course Directors of the PZI and Major and Practice leaders at the WdKA. Participates in the development of artistic research. Promotes the programme, students, faculty, alumni on national and international level. Fosters relations with national, international and Rotterdam-based cultural and education organisations, including the Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab (RASL).

We are looking for a resourceful and innovative international arts professional, who has imaginative visions for promoting excellence in artistic research and practice, in the context of arts education, but also in the professional field.

Requirements

a Master’s Degree or PhD in a relevant field; a genuine enthusiasm for working with and mentoring contemporary artists; a collegial attitude towards administrative and collaborative work across the PZI/WdKA; EU/ECC work authorization; fluency in English, and a willingness to learn Dutch.

He/she/they is an excellent communicator who excels at sharing expertise and facilitating exchange within and outside of the MFA programme, in particular with the bachelor programmes of WdKA.

Conditions

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a temporary contract, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, with the possibility for extension into a permanent contract. The salary ranges from €4,326.54 to €5,564.23 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a full time appointment, exclusive of additional 8% holiday pay and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Secondary benefits include excellent professional training opportunities and an attractive pension scheme.

All staff members of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences must be able to submit a Certificate of Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag, VOG) issued by the Dutch Minister of Justice and Security.

Additional information

Informal enquiries about the position or the selection procedure can be directed to: wdka-PZIMFA@hr.nl.

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2019

Online applications through here

Please do not use this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.

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“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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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 MIARD’19 graduation exhibition, In Service of Interiority is inspired by the ethos of the program and how we as a class have been working to strip away pre-conditioned notions of what defines the understanding of interior and architecture as a practice today. We have done this through the lens of five concepts: Visual Perception, Adaptability, Ownership, Flux, and Materiality

Designers: Gill Baldwin, Ilonis Bairamidis, Carlijn Olde Beverborg, Katryna Ciurlionis, Liza Diekema, Beatriz Peró Giannini, Aleksandra Oszczak, Fillipo Tartaglia, Amelie Johanna Unger, Magdalena Wierzbicka

Opening exhibition: Thursday July 11th, 17:00 – 23.00

Where: Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design, Willem de Kooning Academy, Piet Zwart Institute, 4th floor, Wijnhaven 61

When: Thursday July 11th 11:00 – 23:00, Friday July 12th 11:00 -20:00, Saturday and Sunday, July 13th & 14th 11:00 – 18:00

Towards Visual Perception seeks to widen the spectrum of visibility, expanding the understanding of the cameranot merely as a device used to produce copies of reality, but rather as a contemplative tool that demonstrates a space between – making visible that which is implicit.

Towards Adaptability explores the inherent instability of both physical and digital environments, proposing responsible methods of adaptation that resist and co-exist at the same time.

Towards Ownershipexamines power dynamics of subjective agency, and the possession of spatial control – questioning how spatial boundaries are produced and reproduced by socially and technologically imposed roles.

Towards Fluxapproaches space not as stagnant environments, but rather as constant states of transition, exploring the inevitable link between the physical being and physical space.

Towards Materiality meditates on the notions of both monumentality and malleability, positioning materiality as a timeless vessel of memory that is both alive, yet existing in a perpetual state of entropy.

 

 

Image credit: graduation show 2019 design team

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