Take a Stand

May 29th at 19:00

On Ascension Day 2014, we’ll take a stand, literally. Come to Mediamatic for a course to learn to really stand. Then join Hubbub, a game-design bureau hailing from Utrecht and Berlin, at the festive launch of their newest app Standing. This app challenges playful activism and protest. Take a stand for anything that’s on your mind and people from different parts of the world will join you to do the same.

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Erdem Gunduz, centre, stands s... - Erdem Gunduz, centre, stands silently on Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, early Tuesday, June 18, 2013. After weeks of confrontation with police, sometimes violent, Turkish protesters are using a new form of resistance: standing silently. The development started late Monday when a solitary man began standing in passive defiance against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's authority at Istanbul's central Taksim Square. The square has been sealed off from mass protests since police…

Stand with us & people all around the world!
With a standing class with Reineke Jonke, a talk and Lightness pamphlet by Dirk Vis, music by Salvador Breed and the app launch of Standing by Hubbub.

Get the app

The application challenges playful activism and protest. Take a stand for anything important that’s on your mind and people from different parts of the world will join you to do the same. During Take a Stand we will be able to see all the standing-activity with the help of a Tactical Display made possible by Hubbub. You can get the app in the iTunes-store and read about on the the Hubbub-blog.

This ‘stand-in’ is a reflection on the events in Turkey in the summer of 2013, but as an contemporary act, also related to the famous sit-ins in the Seventies.

Lightness

Take a Stand is part of the Lightness events of Mediamatic: eleven weeks with eleven exhibitions and artists. During the ‘stand-in’ Mediamatic is full of modern ex-votos, drawings and texts , and aggregated by artist Richtje Reinsma, dedicated to higher powers.

To conclude the evening full of standing and ex-voto’s, writer and designer Dirk Vis, will hand out pamphlets to evoke the autonomous use of the ‘Standing’ app.

More information

Free entrance for Mediamatic members. Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. The event takes place during Richtje Reinsma's week of Lightness. With a ticket for Take a Stand, you can also visit the The Higher Office.

Exhibition is open from Monday - Sunday from 13:00 - 18:00.
For facebook event click here