13.03.2014 IN TWO MINDS by Gwenneth Boelens
Launch of IN TWO MINDS by Gwenneth Boelens
with a reading by Nickel van Duijvenboden at 8pm
In Two Minds documents Gwenneth Boelens’ practice of the past ten years, comprising photography and sculpture, as well as performative and filmic works. An extensive chapter of notes, written by her partner and editor Nickel van Duijvenboden, illuminates Boelens’ work and evolving attitudes from an intimate and studious perspective.
Conversations and reflections are punctuated by a rich vein of illustrations and process images, as well as citations from twentieth-century literature and philosophy, such as by Bergson, Valéry, Merleau-Ponty and Woolf. A sense of searching pervades the publication, visually as well as intellectually, resulting in a meditation on experience, thought, memory and process.
This week at San Serriffe:
07.03.2014 ‘The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,’
Launch of ‘The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,’
A selection of radio plays will be transmitted at San Serriffe during the evening.
‘The Transmitter Show—Words At a Distance,’ consists of a book of scripts for radio plays commissioned from artists and writers, and the transmission of these plays on the radio. The book has been edited by Anne Szefer Karlsen and Aaron Schuster and was a project for Performa 13 in collaboration with Hordaland Art Centre (Bergen, Norway).
The book includes contributions by Alex Bailey, Pierre Bismuth and Dessislava Dimova, Espen Sommer Eide and Kristin Tårnesvik, Ingrid Furre, Kim Hiorthøy and Lisa Östberg, Jugedamos (Jurgis Paškevičius, Géraldine Geffriaud, David Bernstein), Krõõt Juurak, Tija Suttikul, M. A. Vizsolyi, and Bedwyr Williams.
Pierre Bismuth, Dessislava Dimova, Alex Bailey, Krõõt Juurak, and David Bernstein, collaborators on the project, will be in attendance.
06.03.2014 Werker 7 — The Language of Revolution
Launch of Werker 7 — The Language of Revolution
Audio reading of Ariella Azoulay’s essay at 8pm
This issue of Werker takes its title from ‘The Language of Revolution — Tidings from the East’, a lecture given by Ariella Azoulay in 2011 at the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Her analysis of Egypt’s revolution, through images from the internet, became the inspiration for this work.
Selected keywords from Azoulay’s text serve to articulate a visual alphabet of revolution illustrated by a selection of images taken from internet during 2009 and 2011. Werker 7 consists of a newspaper that is meant to be read and discussed collectively by displaying its pages on a wall at home, at school or on the floor of a public square… What is a revolutionary image? Which aesthetic elements are involved in the making of a revolution? Does revolution have a global language? What role does photography and the mass-media play in all this?
02.02.2014 Dan Graham in conversation with Wineke Gartz
Dan Graham in conversation with Wineke Gartz Sunday February 2, 3pm
Dan Graham and Wineke Gartz will talk about their mutual interest in landscape and light.
23.01.2014 SOUS CLOCHE by Wytske van Keulen
Launch of SOUS CLOCHE
a publication by Wytske van Keulen
Thursday January 23, 7.30pm—9.30pm
Screening of a new slide work at 8pm, followed by a conversation with Caroline von Courten, former managing editor of Foam Magazine and now PhD researcher at the University of Leiden and Utrecht in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Sous cloche brings together Wytske van Keulen’s photographic observations of Saskia and Andrez, two remarkable figures living a secluded life in the rugged mountain landscape of the French Pyrenees. Made over an extensive period of time, this precise selection of still-lifes, portraits and landscapes offers an intimate view of both protagonists, who never met in person.
16.01.2014 MULIER SACER A publication by Jimini Hignett
Launch of MULIER SACER
A publication by Jimini Hignett
Thursday January 16, 7.30pm—9.30pm
with a presentation by Jimini Hignett and Markha Valenta* at 8pm
The title Mulier Sacer is taken from the Latin term Homo Sacer – someone excluded from civil and religious society, deprived of his or her full humanity, an ‘outsider’ or ‘non-citizen’ who neither makes, nor enjoys the protection of, the law, and who can be killed without legal consequence.
“As an inhabitant of this city, which generates such a large proportion of its income through the prostitution industry, the issue is one I feel compelled to tackle with my work, but I struggle to find a way to approach it as an artistic project… so many feminist controversies, so many complexities I am wary of the battleground. How to make art from something this desolate, this vulnerable?”
In Mulier Sacer Hignett juxtaposes the fragile stories and photographs of women who have escaped from forced prostitution in the Netherlands with other pieces of writing – an essay about the uneasy relationship between prostitution and feminism by Professor Maggie O’Neill, a selection of blog entries by an ex-prostitute turned abolitionist, an interview with a sociologist who procures sex-workers for her handicapped clients, and a proposed change in Dutch legislation by a crown prosecutor specialising in human trafficking.
*Markha Valenta is an interdisciplinary researcher and teacher, whose work examines the interplay between religion, politics and sexuality in urban worlds. She teaches at Radboud University Nijmegen, as well as performing on occasion in museums, galleries & cultural events.
09.01.2014 WHAT IS THE WORK
Launch of WHAT IS THE WORK
A publication by Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut
Thursday January 9, 7.30pm—9.30pm
With an introduction to the project by Tomas Celizna and a talk by Maaike Lauwaert about her text References Are Us at 8pm.
In between the logic of constructing architecture and the design of objects, the participants of the Studio for Immediate Spaces experiment and explore the immediate space.
The images of the work and references of the year 2012–2013 are collected in the book WHAT IS THE WORK. This overview of the first-ever year of the Studio for Immediate Spaces gives us a hint of what the work could be about.
12.12.2013 F.R.DAVID ‘All distinctions are mind, by mind, of mind’
Launch of the eleventh issue of F.R.DAVID
“All distinctions are mind, by mind, of mind”
Thursday December 12, 7.30pm—9.30pm
with a reading by Will Holder at 8.00pm
“All distinctions are mind, by mind, of mind” is comparative — making divisions and splits in order to read the design of rhetoric in the stories we tell about our fictional and professional selves.
With: Abra Ancliffe, Robert Ashley, Ricardo Basbaum, Michael Gazzaniga, Ken Jacobs, Shane Krepakevich, John Latham, Ezra Pound, Kendra Sullivan, Sergei Tret’iakov, Marina Vishmidt, Rebecca Wilcox & Sarah Rose and many more.
Edited by Will Holder, and published by de Appel arts centre – F.R.DAVID is a typographical journal, preoccupied with the distribution of reading and writing in contemporary art practice.
07.12.2013 CONTESTATIONS: LEARNING FROM CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS IN EDUCATION
Launch of CONTESTATIONS: LEARNING FROM CRITICAL EXPERIMENTS IN EDUCATION
A publication edited by Tim Ivison and Tom Vandeputte
Saturday December 7, talk by Tom Vandeputte at 8 pm
Doors: 7.30 pm
With contributions by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Sean Dockray, Jakob Jakobsen, Nils Norman, Gregory Sholette and Ultra-red
Contestations brings together a range of artists, theorists and other practitioners to consider the state of education and learning in light of political struggle, institutional crisis and new media platforms. Focusing on creative experiments in education, Contestations seeks to instigate a conversation about the future direction of education that challenges existing academic models while examining possibilities for strategic intervention and self-organisation.
06.12.2013 DARK & STORMY 4
Hold on to your hats, winter is coming!
And as the nights get darker and the days get stormier, take comfort in the fact that your favourite magazine is still in print with a double sized skin crawling issue of… Dark and Stormy
05.12.2013 WERKER 6 — CINEMA DIARY
Launch of WERKER 6 — CINEMA DIARY
A publication by Werker Magazine and Matthijs Diederiks
Thursday December 5, 7.30pm—9.30pm
with an introduction to the Worker Photography Movement by Werker Magazine at 8pm
followed by the screening of As We Proceed by Matthijs Diederiks
Werker Magazine is a publication about photography and labour that inquires into the possibility of formulating a contemporary representation of work. In which forms does work appear in our post-fordist society? is it possible to activate collective practices of self-representation? To what end and for which audiences?
Werker takes its name from the Worker Photography Movement, a group of associations of amateur photographers that appeared in Germany in the 1920s, following in the steps of the first socialist photography experiences in the USSR which extended into the rest of Europe, the United States, and Japan.
Werker 6 — Cinema Diary presents images and documents of Matthijs Diederiks (30, filmmaker, Amsterdam). It is photographed and collected during his side job at cinema Pathé Arena in Amsterdam from 2008 until 2010. Cinema Diary is the first issue of Werker 6, a collection of photo-diaries that reflect on the current working conditions of the youth through modes of self-representation and amateur photography.
Werker Magazine is a project initiated by Marc Roig Blesa (Madrid, 1981) and Rogier Delfos (Amsterdam, 1981).