Take a Stand

Stand with us & people all around the world!

29 May 2014

With a standing class, a Lightness pamphlet and the app launch of Standing.

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Take a stand with Hubbub - Hubbub

On Ascension Day 2014, we’ll take a stand, literally. Come to Mediamatic for a course to learn to really stand. After these preparations, Hubbub, a game-design bureau hailing from Utrecht and Berlin, will launch their newest app Standing.

Can't make it? Follow the livestream that we'll use and see how many people all around the world will be standing for something: http://www.twitch.tv/karsalfrink/. And, of course, get the app:

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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 link 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. Take a Stand is part of the Lightness events of Mediamatic: eleven weeks with eleven 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 start 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.

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Date: Thursday 29th May
Start time: 19h
Entrance €5,-, free with a Mediamatic membership
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-Kade 10, Amsterdam

The evening is part of the project De Vuurlinie, by the Dutch Domein voor Kunstkritiek and literary magazine De Gids.

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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…

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hubbub app for playful activism - Image of the Standing app by hubbub Hubbub

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Hubbub app Standing - Image of the Standing app working on a tablet. Hubbub

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With: De Vuurlinie
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Talk by Kars, during Take a Stand - Portrait of Kars Alfrink, taken at release of Hubbub's Standing app. Irati

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People standing for peace - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati

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Talk during Take a Stand - Irati

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People standing 1 - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati

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People standing 2 - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati

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People standing 3 - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati

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People standing and DJ - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati

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DJ during the event Take a Stand - Portrait of people standing during Take a Stand. Using the Standing app from Hubbub Irati