While travelling through Vietnam, Ruben Hamelink realized that the Vietnamese ex-soldiers who fought in the USA-Vietnam conflict got little or no recognition today. Especially, in contrast with the media popularity of American veterans. That's why he start to document them.
Carmen is a choreographer, performance artist and mask maker. Her performances and installations feature elaborate crocheted animals and masks. Although at first glance playful, her work seems to deal with deeper lying patterns and expectations about identity and gender.
Merel collaborated with the Spinoza Center for Neuroimaging in her search for the perfect design. A test group was asked to look at a few hundred images, while their brains were monitored by an MRI scanner. Based on the test results, Merel is putting together a collection of 'perfect products' for Salone del Mobile.
Sanne de Wilde
Sanne's first solo exhibition, The Dwarf Empire , depicts a theme park in Southern China where 70 little people perform for tourists daily. Sanne's photo series started out asking questions about commercializing social care, but ended up as a twisted fairytale that turned on her.
Laura Smeets and Daantje Stötefalk are Pronkzucht, seeking for new ways of exhibiting. Their exhibition series Pronkstukken in de Buurt collects local residents' most valuable objects, and exhibits them.
Can you make cows from milk? After more than a year of experimentation, mountains of empty milk cartons, mouse infestations and sleepless nights, Chris arrived at the answer: yes, you can. But this story is about more than just cows and milk. It's about how the whole way we think about technology and progress, it's about making us think.
Jorge is a conceptual artist and perpetual tourist who investigates invisible, forgotten places. He creates artworks that reimagine and revive these sites as attention-worthy destinations.
Lotte tells stories in pictures. Besides being this month's featured artist over at Subbacultcha, she is working on an ongoing project for Hardhoofd in which she reflects on her close relationship with her brother. We want to hear more about most everything she's working on, so we invited her to do just that.
Networked Toys is Zaza's thesis project at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. She created a series of characters that react, all differently, to actions kids perform, such as clapping or tapping. This game allows kids to playfully explore relations of cause and effect.
Today Designers printed a book using squid ink. The book, Naar Inkt Vissen (Fishing For Ink), tells the stories of Dutch sailors.
Together with several sauna fanatics they organise sauna festivals, here in Amsterdam. Last year April they had their first sauna festival, with a hot tub overlooking the lake, a fireshow and storytellers. It was one big succes.
Wouter van Veldhoven
Wouter is a musician who uses taperecorders, cassette-walkmans and even toyinstruments to make his own music. He is experimenting with all kinds of instruments and now he is creating a self-made instrument.
Carlos Portela: Spinach lasagna and for desert lemon custard roulade!
Natasja Kilercyan: Home made pasta pesto with Mediterranean meatballs and
vegetarian home made pasta pesto with zucchini cookies.
Martijn Bond: Red lentil soup and Moroccan stew for the vegetarians. For the others there will be Moroccan stew with veal tail.
Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Pre-sale tickets are €6,- until 14:00 on the day of the event, then they go up to €8,- (includes a 9-week Club Mediamatic membership). Tickets don't include food.
Extra: free Faceless tour
Ignite Amsterdam 35 is located in our exhibition Faceless. At 19:00 we will guide you through the 100+ faceless videos, photographs, images and art works.