Head of PZI Media Design Masters has retrospective screening at the EYE Film Museum

Simon Pummell in Focus
Shadow Drawings, Trick Films and Science Fictions
EYE Film Museum Amsterdam
TUESDAY 17th January 2017, at 19.30

Tonight the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam is focusing a retrospective program on the head of The Piet Zwart Media Design Program: Simon Pummell.

A screening of several of Simon Pummell’s early short animations will be followed by the screening of his latest feature film Identicals.  The screening marks the acquisition by the EYE Film Museum of his working archive and film negatives and prints.

As part of the short film program he will also be in conversation with Patricia Pisters, Professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, about the links between animation and science fiction, and the relationship between experimental and genre cinema.

Tickets are still available through this link

OP=OP XPUB Publication Presentation & Game night – WORM – 10.12.16

Time: 19:00 – 19:30 Presentation & 19:30 – 23:00 Game and snacks!
Location: WORM, (Slash Gallery) Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA, Rotterdam
Admission: Free

OP=OP is the first special issue conceptualised, developed and produced this Autumn by the students from the Experimental Publishing course (XPUB) of the PZI Media Design Master. Derived from Monopoly, the publication takes the form of a board game that explores the topic of scarcity, with players competing for assets, services and raw materials, following their pre-defined agendas, establishing both regulated and unregulated trade transactions, while witnessing an accelerating depletion of all resources. By amplifying, modifying, and adding to the initial rules of Monopoly, OP=OP aims at triggering discussions on property, trades, ecology, and markets, thus breaking through the consumerist sugarcoating culture of the infamous board game, and bring back to light its origin as a critical device.

Come get your copy of the limited publication/board hybrid and play the game with us on the 10th of December at 19:00 WORM Rotterdam (Slash Gallery)! We will serve special ‘dumpster dived’ food and snacks for all the players, and screen randomised extracts from WORM’s Piratebay in relation to the special issue theme!

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Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS


Through a recital of entries from the publication, STAPLES!, Will Holder will speak of speech and accountability, and the serial exhibition Sorry! NO We Don’t Do REQUESTS held at Kunstverein, Amsterdam.

Time: Monday December 12, 19.00hrs
Location: Master Fine Art, Piet Zwart Institute, Karel Doormanhof 45, Rotterdam
Admission: Free, but space is limited, and we don’t take reservations.

Typographer Will Holder produces oral and printed publications with artists and musicians, and is preoccupied with conversation as model and tool for a mutual and improvised set of publishing conditions – whereby the usual roles of commissioner, author, subject, editor, printer and typographer are improvised and shared, as opposed to assigned and pre-determined. Particular attention is placed on an oral production of value and meaning around cultural objects, and how live, extra-informational qualities might be analyzed, documented and scored.
Based in Glasgow, Holder is editor of F.R.DAVID, a journal concerned with reading and writing in the arts (published by de Appel, Amsterdam, between 2007 and 2016). He co-curated TalkShow (with Richard Birkett) at the ICA, London, an exhibition and season of events concerning speech and accountability. Together with Alex Waterman, he edited and typeset Yes, But Is It Edible?, The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices (Vancouver: New Documents, 2014), last in a series concerned with a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agapē (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson) (Sternberg Press, 2012). Holder is a 2015 recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, and has founded a (“uh”) books, Glasgow.