What is an ex-voto?
An ex-voto is traditionally a text, a painting or an object to express a wish or a request to a divine entity or a higher instance.
What would they look like?
An ex-voto can be very simple, just a piece of text on a sheet of paper, expressed in any language. Or if your ex-voto concerns an extremely important or large wish, you might consider a more elaborate drawing.
An ex-voto may be devoted to yourself or to someone or something you care about. Or to the whole wide world. It can also express a feeling of gratitude.
The Paper Ensemble - Performance #9
Saturday May 31rd there will be a special performance by The Paper Ensemble. The performance, #9, is inspired by the sound of paper and created for one dancer and a gigantic sheet of paper of 100 square meters.
Starts at 16.00
Concept and composition: Jochem van Tol and Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
Performance: Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti
In an age where everyone is affected by the weight of society, the overbearing fears of the economy and the heavy hand of government, 'lightness' is the way forward. Let go of the material and celebrate the ethereal with 11 weeks of 'lightness'. Each week Mediamatic invites a new artist to question the meaning of 'lightness'.
Free entrance for Club Mediamatic members. Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. The Higher Office is open from 13.00 - 18.00. On the evening of the 'Ignite' event (28th May) and the 'Take a Stand' presentation (29th May), The Higher Office will remain open. Ex-voto beer by brewery Butcher's Tears will be available at the bar.