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Student Work

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. —

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This year's graduation exhibitions and related events represent a broad range of imaginative and critical perspectives within the disciplines of Fine Art, Media Design and Communication, and Interior Architecture & Retail Design. Taking place at Roodkapje, TENT, WORM and V2, graduation projects take a variety of forms from performance, to installation, screenings, talks, demos and screenings.
 
Simultaneous openings at TENT and Roodkapje: Friday July 6 2012, 19:00 hrs.

Master Fine Art Dates: July 7 – August 19, 2012Location: TENTAddress: Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Master Media Design and CommunicationDates: July 7 – August 19, 2012Locations: TENT, WORM and V2Addresses: Witte de Withstraat 50, Boomgaardsstraat 71 and Eendrachtsstraat 10 Rotterdam

Master Interior Architecture & Retail DesignExhibition dates: July 7 – July 15 2012Location: RoodkapjeAddress: Meent 119 – 133, Rotterdam

(For related events, please see the website: pzwart.wdka.nl)

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Please feel free to visit Willem de Kooning Academy's Graduation Festival in the Fenixloodsen in Katendrecht, Rotterdam.

From June 23 until July 3, you can enjoy work by our 325 bachelor graduates in media, art, design and education. Visit our graduation shows, festive diploma and award ceremony, fashion show and film festival.

For the complete programme, go to our special WdKA Graduation Festival page and keep an eye on the website for updates.

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Piet Zwart Institute's Master Media Design and Communication: Networked programme welcomes you all to the Mock Show during the Open House on April 9 2011.

Please join us for live demos, informal performances and hardcore beta testing. During Piet Zwart Institute's Open House, we will host a number of projects, ranging from experimental plotter printing to narrative dérives, pre-Web 2.0 social networking, feats of scrape-technology virtuosity and various subtle – and not so subtle – acts of re-mediation.

During the Mock Show, Birgit Bachler (AT), Özalp Eröz (TR), Megan Hoogenboom (NL), Albert Jongstra (NL), Darija Medic (RS) and Renée Olde Monnikhof(NL) will show prototypal projects in preparation for their graduation show this forthcoming July.

Next to these activities, Rotterdam's own Worm.Shop and PrintRoom will be on site to talk about their activities and promote some of their unique printed and audiomedia.

Last but not least, bring your appetite, as our temporary autonomous soup kitchen will be open and we will be having a bake sale.

Come to Mauritsstraat 36 in Rotterdam on April 9 2011!

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During the 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Piet Zwart Institute – part of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University – hosts two events.

Come to the Piet Zwart Institute at the Mauritsstraat and BLAAK10 Gallery & Store at the Witte de Withstraat for an international conference and an exhibition:

Imagine an audience

In collaboration with IFFR XL and Kino Climates, the Piet Zwart Institute organises a three-day conference from Monday January 31 until Wednesday February 2 2011.

For artists, making and distributing films is radically changing in a time where traditional pillars like theatrical screenings and tv co-production are breaking away. This conference will look at new spaces, audiences, modes and media for filmmaking beyond either YouTube or big budget: micro-cinemas, the contemporary art system, alternative systems in the Internet. What kind of filmmaking is emerging here?

Imagine and Audience, Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ Rotterdam. Admission: € 5 per day (free for WdKA students and staff and for IFFR industry passport holders). Check out the complete programme on PZI's website.

CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC

As cinematic images spill out of the cinemas and into the streets ­ leaking through mobile phones and media devices ­ the viewing experience of moving images has migrated to diverse spaces, both public and private.  Increasingly, one such space is the gallery.

With these changes, contemporary image makers are pressed to rethink traditional categories of moving and still image ­ photography, film and animation.

This exhibition showcases recent work done in the Lens-­Based branch of the Master Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute, a research ­oriented study programme created to give practitioners a context to explore these contemporary issues. Feel free to come to our opening reception on Monday January 31 (18-21hrs). Visitors of Imagine an Audience: your conference ends at 17hrs, so come and join us for drinks!

CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC, Jan 27 – Feb 20 '11, BLAAK10 Gallery & Store, Witte de Withstraat 7a, 3012 BK Rotterdam. Opening hours: Tue till Fri 11-18hrs / Sat – Sun 13-17hrs. Opening reception: Mon Jan 31 from 18-21hrs.

Images: flyer CINEGRAPHIC/PHOTOMATIC with stills from VEINS, a documentary film by Vincenzo Onnembo,second year student Lens-Based programme of the Master Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute – Femke de Bruijn, Tanja Deman, Roeland Veraart, Vincenzo Onnembo and Sebastian Cimpean.

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Exhibition 'If you say something, see something'

July 10 – August 22 2010Opening: July 9, 20hrsLocation: TENT.Rotterdam, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Ghislain Amar (FR), Derek Brunen (CA), Diana Duta (RO), Priscila Fernandes (PT), Bitsy Knox (CA), Tom Kok (NL), Sjoerd van Leeuwen (NL), Bat Sheva Ross (IL), Marnie Slater (NZ), Jay Tan (UK), Selina Taylor (UK), and Annie Wu (AU).

Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab

From 9 July to 22 August, TENT. presents 'If you say something, see something', the graduation show of the PZI Master Fine Art. Twelve artists from various countries present new installations, photographs, videos and performances. The exhibition is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab in collaboration with artist Guy Ben-Ner. The title of the exhibition, 'If you say something, see something', is taken from the title of a poem by Charles Bernstein. Like this word play, it skews the habitual hierarchy of form and content.

Mai Abu ElDahab is director of the art space Objectif Exhibitions (Antwerp, BE) and was invited as guest curator for the final presentation. For the past six months, she has been working together with the twelve participating artists on the basis of a brief informed by the students' interests and written by artist Ben-Ner on her request.

Presentation of Promotieprijs 2010

Before the opening, the Promotieprijs 2010 will be awarded to one of the graduates. The Promotieprijs is an initiative by Stichting Promotieprijs. The jury for the Promotieprijs 2010 consists of: chairman Hugo Bongers (secretary Rotterdamse Raad voor Kunst en Cultuur), David Baars (architect), Elizabeth Kleinveld (artist, director Artstart). Last year's Promotieprijs was awarded to Rachel Carey (US).

Publication

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication edited by Mai Abu ElDahab and the artists. Design: Kaisa Lassinaro. The publication is available from the reception desk at TENT. for € 4.

Exhibition 'If you say something, see something' July 10 – August 22 2010Opening: July 9, 20hrsLocation: TENT.Rotterdam, Witte de... Lees verder

News junkies may have already heard of the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine. It has been covered, among others, by HP de Tijd, De Volkskrant, de Telegraaf, the BBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Taking the word of the year 2009 – 'unfriending' – literally, the Suicide Machine removes your profile from Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter: every contact and every piece of personal information gets deleted one-by-one before your eyes. It is not simply a joke, but a useful tool. Members of social networks often do not know that their personal data is profiled and marketed to third parties for marketing. Even if you decide to end your membership, your data stays on their servers invisibly.

The Suicide Machine has been programmed and designed by Gordan Savicic, Walter Langelaar and Danja Vassiliev at the MODDR media lab of WORM in Rotterdam. They're all graduates of the Master Media Design and Communication: Networked Media of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute. The computer programming and critical research behind the Suicide Machine is based on Gordan Savicic's 2008 Master graduation project.  Savicic is now a regular course and project tutor in the Networked Media specialisation of the Media Master programme. WORM/MODDR and the Piet Zwart Institute collaborate frequently on media workshops and public events.

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November 15-30, 2008 will see the Master Media Design presented at the ‘Biennale Internationale Design 2008’ in St. Étienne/France. Three students and alumni – Dennis  de Bel (NL), Linda Hilfling (DK) and Ricardo Lafuente (PT) – have been invited with works they made as students here.

Dennis de Bel shows sound installations made out of refuse and debris. Linda Hilfling presents a web browser plugin that generates spelling errors to override Chinese censorship. Ricardo Lafuente shows an electronic brush and a board full of LED’s that allows visitors to create their own lighting typography and to make photo’s of it.

The ‘Biennale Internationale Design 2008’ is an international design event, closely connected to the ‘Cité du Design’ and the ‘École Supérieure d'Art & Design’ in Saint-Étienne.

November 15-30, 2008 will see the Master Media Design presented at the ‘Biennale Internationale Design 2008’ in St.... Lees verder