Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

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What's New

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented by Upstream Gallery at the Disegni section of Artissima 2017.

David brings his perspective as a fine artist deeply engaged with thinking through the relationship between traditional and contemporary media to his teaching at the PZI Media Design Lens-Based path.

And, indeed, the work awarded in Artissima was singled out for bringing a fresh perspective on the ways we use media into the discipline of drawing. About his work, Claire Gilman (curator, The Drawing Center, New York) noted during the award ceremony:

“David’s work stands out at speaking to issues at the forefront of drawing today. The way in which he uses the medium to play with representation, both in terms of the hand made and the digital, as well as his deep investment in art historical references, is exemplary within a proliferation of work in this area. His work gives poignant testament to our contemporary condition in which our desire for intimacy and human contact is filtered through the solitude of the screen”.

The jury of the Refresh Irinox Prize was headed by: Claire Gilman(curator, The Drawing Center, New York), Katharine Stout (deputy director, ICA, London) and Irina Zucca Alessandrelli (curator, Ramo Collection, Milano).

We are excited to share that MMDC Lens-Based tutor David Haines was awarded the first edition of the Refresh Irinox Prize for his work presented... Lees verder

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free

With: Annet Dekker & authors of Lost and Living (in) Archives & Piet Zwart Institute, Media Design: Experimental Publishing

Archives are collections of records that are preserved for historical, cultural and evidentiary purposes. As such, archives are considered sites of a past, places that contain traces of a collective memory of a nation, a people or group. Digital archives have transformed from stable entities into flexible systems, at times referred to with the term ‘Living Archives’. In which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past? Will the erased, forgotten and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed to take their place? Will the fictional versus factual mode of archiving offer the democracy that the term public domain implies, or is it merely another way for public instruments of power to operate? The various essays in Lost and Living (in) Archives show that archives are not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that they shape the event itself and thus influence both the past, present and future.

This event will explore the messy entanglements of how documents are created and collected, how systems (dis)function and how networks of people, bots and algorithms trigger and demand transformations in the way archives are constructed and thought of.

A presentation from students of the Experimental Publishing study path at the Piet Zwart Institute’s Media Design Master in Rotterdam, currently focusing on the topic of the autonomous archive, will be followed by a discussion. Particular attention will be paid to the functions and functioning of bottom-up archival approaches, community archives and autonomous archiving.

Time: Thursday December 14, 17:00 – 18:30hrs Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam Admission: Free With: Annet Dekker & authors of... Lees verder

Time: Monday November 6, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free

Master Fine Art presents Irene Kopelman (born 1974), an artist who holds a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki/MaHKU, Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Art and Design, Utrecht. Originally from Argentina, Kopelman moved to the Netherlands in 2002 to participate in a residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and projects include: ‘On Glaciers and Avalanches’, CRAC Alsace,France, 2017; ‘Campamento de Dibujo’ located at National Park Quebrada del Condorito, Córdoba, AR,2017; ‘ ‘Underwater workstation’, Diablo Rosso, Panama, 2016; ‘On Glaciers and Avalanches’, Labor Gallery, 2015; ‘Frisos’, FLORA ars+natura, Colombia, 2015; SITE Santa Fe international Biennale, 2014;‘ Vertical Landscape’ , 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, 2014; LARA ((Latin American Roaming Art), MAC, Peru, 2014; ‘Chiral Garden’, La Verriere Fondation D’Entrerprise Hermes, Brussels,BR;‘Entanglement’, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen , Sankt Gallen, 2013; ‘The Exact Opposite of Distance’, Motive Gallery, Brussels 2013;The Challenger’s Report, Gasworks, London, 2012;The Molyneux Problem, BAK, Utrecht, 2011; Essays on Geopoetics, 8th Mercosur Biennal, Porto Alegre, 2011; 50 Metres Distance or More, Labor Gallery, Mexico City, 2011; El Vuelo de Levy, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, 2010 and Montehermoso Art Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2009; The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona, 2009; Planet of Signs, Le Plateau, Paris, 2009; and Levity, The Drawing Center, New York, 2007.

Her practice entails collaboration with several research institutions: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama, (2012/2016 ); Manu Learning Centre, Peru (2012), Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden (The Kinabalu / Crocker Range Expedition 2012 and ‘Chiral Garden’, La Verriere Fondation D’Entrerprise Hermes, Brussels, BR, 2013); Museum Boerhaave 2012 ; World Glacier Monitoring Service, University of Zurich (2013/2014); WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, SLF, Davos (2013/2014).

In addition, Kopelman has published a number artist books including Three interventions in a space (2003) and Notes on Representation, volumes I (2006), II, III and IV (2011), V (2013), VI (2014),VII (2015).

Kopelman lives and works in Amsterdam.

Time: Monday November 6, 19.00hrs Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam Admission: Free Master Fine Art presents Irene Kopelman (born 1974), an... Lees verder

Congratulations to MIARD students Claudia Cañizares, Thomas Galvan, Livia Stacchini.

These designers are invited by Kenniscentrum Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam to publicly present and exhibit their speculative projects of future spaces of consumption as part of Hogeschool Rotterdam’s externally funded research project ‘Retail Innovation Rotterdam’. Creating 010 is a transdisciplinary design-inclusive Research Center enabling citizens, students and creative industry making the future of Rotterdam.

The designs by Claudia, Thomas and Livia include: a vision for using recycled plastic as a currency in a city, a shopping center for robots and humans, and a fast-food restaurant serving insect kebab from its in-house insect farm.

Each student will obtain a substantial production budget and be an official part of the final research outcome presentation of Retail Innovation Rotterdam in 2018.

https://www.hogeschoolrotterdam.nl/onderzoek/kenniscentra/creating-010/over-het-kenniscentrum/

 

Congratulations to MIARD students Claudia Cañizares, Thomas Galvan, Livia Stacchini. These designers are invited by Kenniscentrum Creating 010,... Lees verder

Zine Camp 2017, Remixing Interviews

a 2 day event Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November

with a 1- day Workshop Remixing Interviews hosted by PZI-XPUB, date & time tba

Time: 13:00 -start [12:00 -doors open] -end: 21:00 Location: Worm, UBIK -The Black Hole, Boomgaardsstraat 69 Admission: Free

Remixing Interviews: Outcomes: a series of zines which edit, reorder, scramble and unscramble the material XPUB have generated into different zine forms such as interview chains, comic strips and more.The workshop is one outcome of the project XPub’s current project Autonomous Archive, which investigates the archive of Het Poortgebouw.

Zine Camp, a DIY festival to make zines and friends!

https://zinecamp2017.hotglue.me

https://worm.org/production/zine-camp-2017-day-1/

https://worm.org/production/zine-camp-2017-day-2/

Zine Camp 2017, Remixing Interviews a 2 day event Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November with a 1- day Workshop Remixing Interviews hosted by... Lees verder

This academic year the Master Media Design & Communications programme are establishing two new specialist study paths to allow students to intensively engage with a particular aspect of the contemporary media landscape.

STUDY PATH: LENS-BASED MEDIA

The Lens-Based Media study route focuses on approaching animation, photography, and the full range of contemporary cinematic forms as a single expanded field.

We seek students who recognise that the future of lens-based images lies in the proliferation of new forms, working methods and delivery platforms: new forms of cinematic narrative, inter-active visual media, photographic and cinematic gallery installation, cross-media narrative, database film technologies, site-specific projection projects, and many more hybrid forms that loop together both digital and analogue techniques.

STUDY PATH: EXPERIMENTAL PUBLISHING

From app stores to art book fairs and zine shops, from darknets to sneakernets, from fansubs to on-demand services, and from tweeting to whistleblowing, the act of making things public, that is to say publishing, has became pivotal in an age infused with myriad media technologies.

We seek students motivated to challenge the protocols of publishing (in all its (im)possible forms) using play, fiction, and ambiguity as methods and strategies of production and presentation, in order to experiment on the threshold of what is possible, desirable, allowed, or disruptive, in this ever expanding field.

Application deadline We are open for applications, starting from November 1st 2015.

First application deadline February 1st 2016

Second application deadline March 1st 2016

Third and final deadline  For European students only: May 15 2016

Start of the academic year The academic year 2016/17 will start on September 1 2016.

Credits image: Aad Hoogendoorn, 2015

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For over two years, the foundation World Expo Rotterdam 2025 has worked on an application for the Dutch Government, to get the World Expo of 2025 to Rotterdam. On January 20, the organisation will present their plans to their partners and toast to a very successful 2016, with a positive outcome of the application.

Three MIARD students are invited to present their final projects, which were developed during the Thematic Design Project course of last trimester. The participating students are:

Pawel Szubert – Hourglass Pavilion Lisanne van der Ploeg – HARVEST (TI)ME Jadranka Sic Gamarra – empty no more

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Time: Tuesday 23rd of September, 7 pmLocation: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 GC Rotterdam

  On the specifics of corporeal mediumship

The gift and curse to channel the history of the clan via the body of the self, and share, with whoemever is within reach, the pain and joy of that which never stops arriving in the guise of new emotional throws and spasms of the imagination: manic depression, hysteria, spiritual mediumship, witchcraft, carnival and obscene language are channels through which the deep knowledge of what, where, when, why and how the hell/fuck was/is happening is being transmitted. A history of power and its patriarchal repression, and an ongoing story of unsettling potentials.

Jan Verwoert is a critic and writer on contemporary art and cultural theory, who has been a core tutor on the fine art program at the Piet Zwart Institute since 2005, He is author of 'COOKIE!', a collection of texts edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater for the Piet Zwart Institute/Sternberg Press publication collaboration, which follows on his first collection of texts 'Tell me what you want, what you really really want', edited by Vanessa Ohlraun.  Jan is also a contributing editor of Frieze magazine and his writing has appeared in different journals, anthologies and monographs. He is the author of 'Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous', (MIT Press/Afterall Books 2006) and, together with Michael Stevenson, 'Animal Spirits—Fables in the Parlance of Our Time' (Christoph Keller Editions, JRP, Zurich 2013).

For more info email fineart@pzi.wdka.n

Time: Tuesday 23rd of September, 7 pmLocation: Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45 3012 GC Rotterdam   On the specifics of... Lees verder

Media Design & Communication core visiting tutor, Larry Sider, lectured to a packed hall at EYE on February 21st. The EYE is the Netherlands Film Institute: a centre for film culture and heritage.

In the context of a major retrospective of The Brothers Quay's work, he spoke in detail about his 30 years of collaboration with the duo. Next to working with The Brothers Quay, Sider is also the Director of the School of Sound, an international event exploring the use of sound in film, multimedia and digital art. Through his activities both as a professional and an educator, he has elevated the profile of sound across screen production.

 

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Date: Thursday, November 21 2013Location: WORMAddress: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam   

Doors open: 19:30 hrs. [start 20:00 – end 01:00 hrs.]

Proud to be your version 1 and 2 are public screening events curated by Annet Dekker and Peter Taylor for the thematic project ‘Testing the Shelf Life’ by the Master Media Design & Communication department of the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with KinoKino at WORM.

Proud to be your version suggests the global circulation of information as a fertile operating ground for different artists. The films are evidence of a systematic research into the intrinsic codes of technologically produced and processed imagery as well as overt montage and propaganda techniques, exploring ideas of accessibility, transparency and the manipulation of information.

A commonality between the artists is that they draw source material and inspiration for their work from a multitudinous array of sources. These don’t only include news channels, information databanks, Governmental bodies and press agencies such as Reuters, but also personal homepages, digital and material archives and clandestine websites. By examining and recontextualising these archives and databanks they retrace the strange and often surprising shifts in meaning that information undergoes in the process of translation from one system to another.

With this programme we’re curious to investigate the representational modes of events that are consumed second hand, whilst at the same time witnessing their transformation into new versions, that narrate, explore, disarm and explode.

Proud to be your version 1  – 21.11.2013 
Duncan Campbell, Bernadette (UK 2008, 37:00) 
Jordan Crandall, Heatseeking (US 2009, 29:00)
Thomson & Craighead, A Short film about War (UK 2010, 10:00) 
Benjamin Tiven, A Third Version of the Imaginary (US 2012, 12:00)

This program is part of the WORM Parallel University. The Parallel University is the research and educational part of WORM, containing our agenda, our ridiculum and a variety of public events. Not only from educational perspective, but also as sheer entertainment. When you visit this event, you obtain study points. At 240 points you can become Master of Parallels. The amount of points (PCTS) per activity is listed on top of this page. See for more information our website wpu.worm.org

[Proud to be your version 2, will be coming up on December 11 2013]                   

Date: Thursday, November 21 2013Location: WORMAddress: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam    Doors open: 19:30 hrs. [start 20:00 – end... Lees verder