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In recent decades, our engagement with the world has become increasingly virtual. This shift has profoundly affected our relationship with and understanding of images. The global pandemic has exacerbated the situation: we now interact with the world almost exclusively through images on screens. In discussions of how the new reality is affecting people’s everyday lives, however, surprisingly little attention is paid to the role of the lens in shaping our new virtualized “being in the world.”

The artworks brought together in the exhibition Performing the Lens, all produced by 2020 graduates of the Piet Zwart Institute either as part of their degree projects or shortly after graduation, signal a reengagement by artists with the formative power of lenses. Through reinvestigating and expanding established lens-based practices and discourse, these works explore the lens as an active tool in the construction and perpetuation of reality. Focusing on the choreography, algorithms and materiality of contemporary imagemaking, Performing the Lens stimulates new ways of being, seeing and imagining that ground us in the world again.

Artists

Andreas Drosdz

Susanna Fasciolo

Cem Altinoz

Ana Brumat

Ugo Petronin

Felix Obermaier

Mia Paller

Jue Yang

Sonia Mangiapane

Practical

Between March 29 & April 2, the works of the artists will be presented as videos. The video’s will be shared through V2_’s websiteVimeoFacebookInstagram & Twitter accounts. If you want to receive a link to the video’s directly by e-mail, please fill in the following form

More information on V2_’s page for the event.

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From Home to Home poster.

Film: From Home To Home

Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy

Script Co-writer: Vien Khau

Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen

Festival name: London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

Festival Date: 7th Jan 2021 – 1st February 2021

Festival information.

The year is 2020. The world is fighting a pandemic. In the Netherlands, the government announces city lockdown to control the spreading of the disease. Stuck in a foreign country and longing for home, the narrator walks out one day, starting a trip hoping to find somewhere to belong. FROM HOME TO HOME” weaves together mysterious images that evoke classic science fiction cinema, such as SOLARIS and FRAU IM MONDE to convey the experience of being trapped in the uncanny and silent Netherlands while longing for home. And depicts the protagonist’s journey of finding her way home – on the wrong side of the world.

Link to purchase the film (the ticket will allow you to watch Thy’s film with other 97 films): https://checkout.liftoff.network/p3-lift-off-new-year…/

Lift-off programmes: http://thytrang.com/

From Home to Home poster.

Film: From Home To Home Director: Nguyen Ngoc Trang Thy Script Co-writer: Vien Khau Graphic Designer: Tran Tu Nguyen Festival name:... Lees verder

Image credits: Anna Sandri, Damlanur Bilgin.

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

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

Looking forward, into the future. 

Your XPUB1.

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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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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

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:... Lees verder

Wednesday 11 April, 18:00, Room W.4.320Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam

The Master of Interior Architecture: Research + Design  is pleased to announce a new lecture for its 2018 public programme.

Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Contextual Studies in Architecture at Central Saint Martins in London. She is also a curator of exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 2017, Shumi curated Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture at the RIBA. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, she also co-curated Home Economics, for the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Recent publications (as editor) include Four Walls and A Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession (with Reinier de Graaf; Harvard University Press, 2017), Home Economics (The Spaces, 2016), and Wherever You Find People: the Radical Schools of Oscar Niemeyer, Leonel Brizola and Darcy Ribeiro (with Aberrant Architecture; Park Books, 2016).

 

 

[Image: Home Economics, British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016]

Wednesday 11 April, 18:00, Room W.4.320, Piet Zwart Institute, Wijnhaven 61, 3011 WJ Rotterdam The Master of Interior Architecture: Research... Lees verder

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission

Special Issue 5 – OuNuPo – Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation

The Media Design Experimental Publishing Master course (XPUB) of the Piet Zwart Institute, Manetta Berends & Cristina Cochior (Varia) and the WORM Pirate Bay invite you for an evening of book scanning, short presentations, discussions and software experiments in the context of text digitisation and processing.

The term OuNuPo is derived from OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), founded in 1960. OuLiPo is a mostly French speaking gathering of writers and mathematicians interested in constrained writing techniques. Notable members were Georges Perec and Harry Mathews. One of the notable techniques used by the group is the lipogram; which generates texts where one or more letters have been excluded. OuLiPo eventually led to OuXPo to expand these creative constraints to other practices (OuCiPo for film making, OuPeinPo for painting, etc.). In the same spirit, XPUB launches OuNuPo, Ouvroir de Numérisation Potentielle, the workshop of potential digitisation, turning the book scanner as a platform for media design and publishing experiments.

OuNuPo has been employed as a means to reflect on several topics such as: how culture is shaped by book scanning? Who has access and who is excluded from digital culture? How free software and open source hardware have bootstrapped a new culture of librarians? What happens to text when it becomes data that can be transformed, manipulated and analysed *ad nauseam*?

To answer these questions, the XPUB team have written software and assembled a unique printed reader, informed by critical and feminist research methodologies and that explore the themes of the digital transfer of cultural biases, Techno/Cyber/Xeno-Feminism, orality in the context of knowledge sharing, shadow libraries, database narratives, gender and future librarians. The content of the reader will be scanned by a DIY book scanner built in the past months, and processed by different software processes and performances written by the XPUB practitioners, from chat bots to concrete poetry generators and speech recognition feedback loops.

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Image Credit: Detail of a Graph by Angeliki Diakrousi and Alex Roidl

Wednesday 28th March 2018 Doors Open: 19:00 Time: 19:30 Location: Worm, Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam Free Admission Special Issue 5 –... Lees verder

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design: Experimental Publishing, Rotterdam Curated by Delphine Bedel and Docus van der Made. Date: 30 March 2018, 12:00 – 17:00h Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Part I: Masterclass: 12:00 – 14:30h. Tickets €7,50- (€5,- for students). Reservation required, limited seats. Part II: Artists talks: 15:00 – 17:00h. Tickets €5 (€3,50 for students). Open to all, reservation recommended. Combination ticket: €10 (€7,50 for students)

‘Publishing As Practice’ is a Friday afternoon programme celebrating self-publishing in all its forms, organised as part of the series “de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs INTRODUCES…”. Together with the invited artists and designers we will explore models of production and distribution of books, printed matter, and multiple digital formats.

Discussing the new publishing culture of self-publishing, book fairs, and curated bookshops, the program with touch on oral histories, tales of resilience, language, migration and war, feminism and education, urbanism and political struggles. Publications presented address urgent contemporary issues, and bring forward the potential of publishing as practice.

PROGRAMME

Part I, 12:00 – 14:30h Self-Publishing Masterclass by Delphine Bedel

Tools for contemporary self-publishing practices, modes of operating in, and points of departure for self-publishing. Limited seats, reservation required via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference ‘masterclass’ in your reservation).

Part II Project Presentations

15:00 – 15:20h ‘A Bed, a Chair and a Table’ Presentation by Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst Project realised within Master Design: Experimental Publishing at the Piet Zwart institute. This publication about the Poortgebouw, a former squat and vibrant living community in South Rotterdam. To book interlaces oral histories with material from various institutional and personal archives to bring together tales of resilience, political struggle, frustration and friendship as a new perspective on both Poortgebouw’s unique history and its importance in the contemporary city.

Students share insights on their practice and collaborative process to develop the publication. Conversation will cover engagement with cultural heritage and archiving practices.

15:20 – 16:00h ‘Why Publish?’ Artist talk by Delphine Bedel Bedel will discuss her practice as artist/publisher, showcasing different projects and her publishing house Meta/Books. Her principal topics of interest are media, cultural representation, feminism and the global circulation of images. She founded Meta/Books to empower creatives to self-publish. Meta/Books promotes expanded publishing practices from print to digital, questioning the way information is displayed and manipulated through the publishing process.

16:00 – 16:40h ‘NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine’ Artist talk by Mounira Al Solh Mounira Al Solh will present her recent projects for Documenta 14 and her magazine NOA (Not Only Arabic). In her studio in Beirut, over the past years Al Solh has hosted talks by artists and started NOA (Not Only Arabic) magazine, a journal where artists and writers are invited to send in their thoughts, texts and images by invitation from the artist and guest-editors. NOA magazine does not get distributed and gets published on an irregular basis.

Ticket reservations possible via info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl (please reference for which part(s) you’re reserving).

The series VKBK-prijs INTRODUCES… is a component of the exhibition with the nominees for the Volkskrant Visual Art Award 2018, on view at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam until 15 April.

Biographies

Delphine Bedel is an artist, publisher, lecturer and Creative Director of Meta/Books. Bedel has contributed to the emergence of a new publishing culture that splices together photography, art, and design, and empowers a new generation of artists to self-publish.

XPUB is a two-year Media Design Master course that prepares students to critically engage with societal issues within the fast changing field of art, design and cultural production.

Mounira Al Solh is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been shown internationally, such as in solo shows at Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Beirut and Hamburg, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau in Amsterdam, CCA Glasgow, at the KW in Berlin, and Kunsthalle Lissabon, and most recently at the Documenta 14 and the Art Institute of Chicago.

PUBLISHING AS PRACTICE With Mounira Al Solh, Delphine Bedel, Alex Roidl, Zalán Szakács, and Joca van der Horst In collaboration with Piet Zwart... Lees verder

March 9 – March 1

TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands

Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the result of a week-long workshop led by artist Shimon Attie around the topic of empathy. Students of the Piet Zwart Institute will set-out on a journey to take a closer look at the stories hidden underneath the fabric of our personal, sociopolitical, and communal landscape within the context of Rotterdam and create new work. The exhibition is on view during the weekend.

Participating Artists: Ana Buljan Shraddha Borawake Günce Çavuşoğlu Ryan Cherewaty Dorothee Cheung Thomas Galvan Catalina Giraldo Lotte de Jong Fabian Landewee Sigrun Lydsdottir Matheline Marmy Sal Miranda Rossella Nisio Marta La Torre Rubio Szu-Yi Wang

 

 

March 9 – March 1 TENT Rotterdam Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, Netherlands Opening of the exhibition Excavating Empathy, the... Lees verder