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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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

Thursday 12 December 2019 | open: 20:00 | start: 20:30 | end live sets: 23:00 Location: DE PLAYER – Hillelaan 49D, RotterdamAdmission:... Lees verder

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

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

Unfolding Interior Patterns by Iulia Circei

HUIS SONNEVELD: “THROUGH THE EYES OF…”

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

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

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

Design Studio Tutor: Laura Lynn Jansen

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

INTERIOR PORTRAITS VOL II: HUIS SONNEVELD

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

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

Designer: Nathalia Martinez Saavedra (MIARD Alumna 2014)

Public Reception

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

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

Five newly commissioned projects, a group exhibition, Fieldwork Residencies, and an in-depth public program in which local and international artists reflect on our current economies and value systems. The Value of Nothing is curated by Jesse van Oosten (TENT) and Michel van Dartel (independent curator, V2_). 


Opening: September 4 2014 Location: TENT
 Address: With de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

The group exhibition, projects and public program include Piet Zwart Institute, Master Media Design & Communication alumni Jonas Lund, Remco Torenbosch and Roel Roscam Abbing  and Piet Zwart Institute, Master Fine Art alumni Iratxe Jaio, Priscila Fernandes, Gil & Moti, Susana Pedrosa and Kym Ward. 

Other selected participants are:

MESCHAC GABA, JEANNE VAN HEESWIJK, KLAAS VAN GORKUM, HELMUT SMITS, OBLIQUE INTERNATIONAL, , WERONIKA ZIELINSKA, ANTONIA HIRSCH, PAOLO CIRIO, JONAS STAAL, CLAIRE FONTAINE, BILL BALASKAS and ZUS

For more information click  here.

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Opening: Friday July 11th, 8pmExhibition: July 12 until August 17Location: TENT, Witte de WIthstraat 50 3012 BR Rotterdam

Featuring: Liz Allan, Maarten Bel, Sabrina Chou, Philip Ewe, Christian Hansen, Ann Maria Healy, Roos Wijma, Hannah James, Graham Kelly, Perri MacKenzie, Machteld Rullens, and Micha Zweifel. 

Curated by Matteo Lucchetti

 

Kairos Time features twelve international artists based in Rotterdam whose works deploy a multiplicity of poetics and reflect diverse approaches to artistic practice today. The title refers to a possible common ground between the artists and the works, which may or may not be located in the spatio-temporal, social and political contexts from which they have emerged. Along with Kronos, Kairos is an ancient Greek word for time, but while the former refers to chronological, sequential time, the latter alludes to the right or opportune moment when action must be taken, chances seized or conversely lost, inevitably affecting the course of things. Kairos represents a time lapse, an indeterminate moment when anything can happen and opportunities can be grasped, if and when they are perceived at all. Kairos Time is here understood as a space of potential, found in the daily situations or circumstances that an artist must assess and work with or against.

If we view an art practice as a series of seized favorable moments, it is worth asking: how much opportunism does it take to be an artist today? In A Grammar of the Multitude (2004), the Italian philosopher Paolo Virno analyzes post-Fordist conditions of labor and describes opportunists as “those who confront a flow of ever-interchangeable possibilities, making themselves available to the greater number of these, yielding to the nearest one, and then quickly swerving from one to another.” By depriving the term of its negative connotation Virno invents an extremely up to date rhetoric around the contemporary worker, which recalls the traits of openness, flexibility, and the unbiased attitude that are often associated with the figure of the artist. 

Ranging from video to installation the works in Kairos time reflect the artist’s specific capacities to transform circumstances into meaningful visual systems, to turn specific material limits and restrictions into open-ended speculative journeys, and suggest that the opportune moment is a condition of the mind rather than a logically determined and immediately graspable point in time. 

In collaboration with the Master of Fine Art Program of the Piet Zwart Institute, the post-graduate studies & research institute of the Willem de Kooning Academy.

 

Events:

 

Screening Thursday July 10, 8pm 

The Fertile Nexus is a presentation of video works selected by Graham Kelly in dialogue with his work in the exhibition, Kairos Time, at Tent in Rotterdam. The screening will investigate the mutation of a now fluid moving image, following its migration from a controlled cinema context to its embedment within the external environment. It sets out to question the hybridisation of both the viewer and the image in their newly shared habitat: a transitional state from which one can look into the other and the other back into one.

WORM

Boomgaardsstraat 71

3012 XA Rotterdam 

The Netherlands 

 

Weekly:

Events in Café Bel by Maarten Bel

Check TENT website: www.tentrotterdam.nl

for more info http://kairostimes.tumblr.com/

For more info check:http://pzwart.wdka.nl/nl/courses/mfa/or email fineart@pzi.wdka.nl

Opening: Friday July 11th, 8pmExhibition: July 12 until August 17Location: TENT, Witte de WIthstraat 50 3012 BR... Lees verder

Opening Talks: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.Opening Reception: Thursday June 26, 19:30 hrs.

Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 6 2014Location: Post–Office | Vijverhofstraat 100, RotterdamAdmission: free

The Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce this year’s graduation exhibition, FABRICATION OF ATMOSPHERE, presenting projects by international designers from the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design [MIARD] programme.

MIARD’s graduation show focuses on the FABRICATION OF ATMOSPHERE. The works presented examine the potential of the spatial character of atmosphere and refer to the fabrication of atmosphere through components of the interior. How can we inquire and reveal the conditions and interferences of atmosphere? And how can we, according to Silvia Benedeto “understand interior space through an atmospheric lens” [1]? If we consider atmosphere a strategic tool to re-structure spatial thinking and formulations through its immaterial features and transient qualities, [2] what then, are the possibilities and limits of fabricating atmospheres in regard to interior architecture?

[1] On Atmospheres and Design, GSD Spring 2013, Syllabus by Silvia Benedeto[2] Occupying Atmosphere, Dr. Jan Smitheram and Simon Twose, Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand.

DesignersBo Baalman, Joanne Choueiri, Giulia Cosenza, Maddalena Gioglio, Ilias Markolefas, Nathalia Martinez Saavedra, Kine Solberg and Eglė Tuleikytė

TalksDate: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.

Joshua G. Stein – Radical Craft

Klaske Havik & Gus Tielens -OASE editors, edition #91, Building Atmosphere

Q&A

Opening Reception (right after the talks):Thursday June 26: 19:30 hrs.

Website (visit our exhibition website to see all the projects – live soon)at.wdka.nl/atmosphere

ColophonGraduation Project Advisors: Max Bruinsma, Mauro Parravicini, Alex Suarez, Füsun Türetken, Aynav ZivGuest Design Critics: Marta Male-Alemany, Mario Minela, Edwin Larkens, Thomas VaillyExternal Examiner: Joshua G. SteinEditor: Füsun TüretkenProject Coordinator: Vanessa TuitelGraphic & Web Design: Daphne Heemskerk, Oliver OttenPost-Office: Hans Larsson, Albert Takashi Richters and Panos Sakkas.

General opening hours13:00 – 19:00 hrs.

Address:Post-OfficeVijferhofstraat 100Rotterdam, the Netherlandshttp://www.post–office.eu

For more information, please contact: Alex Suarez, Course director, a.a.suarez@hr.nl or Vanessa Tuitel, Course Coordinator, v.a.j.tuitel@hr.nl or Carmen de Groot, External Affairs (Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University) t: +31 (0)10-794 4790, email: c.m.f.w.de.groot@hr.nl

Opening Talks: Thursday June 26, 18:00 hrs.Opening Reception: Thursday June 26, 19:30 hrs. Exhibition Dates: June 27 – July 6 2014Location:... Lees verder

– 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

This weekend (may 30 – june 1st), over 100 artists from Rotterdam and elsewhere showcase their work in performances and exhibitions during Kunstweekend Charlois 'This could be Rotterdam or anywhere'. The works can be seen on special locations such as the port area of Charlois, empty shops, living rooms, studios, galleries and courtyard gardens all surrounding the medieval village core of Oud-Charlois. There is an addtional program with workshops, concerts, parties and films.

A selection of events featuring PZI alumni:

The exhibition ‘Sniwt’ featuring PZI MFA alumna Rachel Koolen, curated by Sils Projects, an artist-run initiative including PZI MFA alumni Rachel Carey, David Stamp, Ghislain Amar, Kathrin Wokowicz.

http://www.silsprojects.info

'Aether: Maze of Sound’, with the participation of PZI MFA alumni Joshua Thies, Kevin Gallagher and Timmy van Zoelen.

http://kunstweekendcharlois.nl/?page_id=262

Het Mooiste walking tour, organized by PZI MFA alumna Anna Maria Luczak and Eloise Sweetman, and featuring PZI MFA alumni Giles Bailey, Jason Hendrik Hansma and PZI MFA core tutor Bernd Krauß

http://hetmooiste.com.

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Last week Piet Zwart Institute presented work by students from the Master of Interior Architecture and Retail Design (MIARD) programme at Ventura Lambrate from April 9- 14 2013.

An exhibition that presented international design talent, simultaneously with the 52st Salone Internazionale del Mobile. ALTERED APPLIANCES is an exhibition presenting projects that investigate the retooling of industrial low-tech appliances and gadgets to offer alternative design solutions and experiences for today’s kitchen. The exhibition is staged as a “live demonstration” presenting the process of making.

For more information about ALTERED APPLIANCES please visit their special website. Below you will find several reviews.

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The Piet Zwart Institute is proud to present work by students from the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design (MIARD) programme at Ventura Lambrate from April 9 – 14 2013. An exhibition that presents international design talent, simultaneously with the 52st Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

ALTERED APPLIANCES is an exhibition presenting projects that investigate the retooling of industrial low-tech appliances and gadgets to offer alternative design solutions and experiences for today’s kitchen. The exhibition is staged as a “live demonstration” presenting the process of making.

The kitchen was the inspiration for the design projects. Historically, the kitchen as a domestic room grew from the need to house a variety of activities related to consumption. It is a story of the making of the modern home and its components, and on the shifting place and development of the most technological, equipment-laden and factory-like room of the home.

For the projects, the designers researched historical examples of appliances/apparatus, particularly low-tech, hand powered devices to become experts in a particular appliance, use and its effect. From this initial investigation, design parameters, fabrication techniques and material experimentations were developed to define the project, its application and explore new “altered” design opportunities for the kitchen.

The projects exhibited were made during a “research by making” thematic design studio by students in the Master of Interior Architecture & Retail Design (MIARD) programme at the Piet Zwart Institute, Postgraduate Studies and Research in Art and Design Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Exhibition: Tuesday April 9  – Sunday April 14 2013, 10.00-22.00 hrsOpening/ Cocktail Party April 10, 19:00 – 22:00 hrs Ventura Lambrate (Train Station)Via Privata Oslavia 720134 Milano Italy  

To learn more about Altered Appliances visit at.wdka.nl/alteredappliances or check out their Facebookpage.

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First year students at the MIARD programme will present new full-scale design work created during our current thematic design project Altered.Appliances for exhibition at Ventura Lambrate 2013, during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.

Thematic Design Project: Altered.Appliances

 Building upon the 2012 thematic project, research by making, and exhibition, named FABRIKAAT, which was shown at Ventura Lambrate 2012 during Milan Design Week, this year the project focuses on the domestic kitchen as the most technological, equipment-laden and factory-like room of the home.

We intend to use the kitchen as an inspiration for the project on two fronts. First, students will research historical examples of appliances/apparatus, particularly low-tech, hand powered devices. Secondly, the final application for the projects will somehow be related to the kitchen. Students will become experts in their particular appliance, use and effect to be able to extract the design parameters and techniques of fabrication method to use in their own projects and explore new 'altered' uses and design opportunities.

Final Application: The domestic kitchen

Develop a 'low tech' device/altered machine.

The appliance’s application can address but not be limited to one of the following kitchen tasks:

Storing Producing Cooking Eating Cleaning Waste

Exhibition: 'LIVE DEMO'

The final exhibition of the projects will be staged as a 'live demonstration' of the altered machines and appliances the students/designers create. The students will have the machine working throughout the exhibit so that the exhibition takes the feeling of performance. The users will experience, see and be informed about the process and results of the appliances and new their new use.

Project website: Coming soon!

Exhibition Dates: VENTURA LAMBRATE® 2013

Tuesday 9 April 2013 – Sunday 14 April 2013 Milan, Italy

Stay updated on this and other projects & lectures via the Piet Zwart Institute MIARD Facebook-page.

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