Ignite Amsterdam 8

12 presentations x 5 minutes

28 Apr 2011

12 speedy 5-minute presentations about art, people, technology and new media. From digital research to fine art, and from documentaries and graphic novels to activism.


Excellence is the Standard - by Arthur de Vries. Olieverf op doek. 60 x 40 cm


Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. A ruthless moderator will guarantee those five minutes aren't exceeded. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together.


Karsten Gerloff

Karsten is the president of the Free Software Foundation Europe.

Jasper van den Brink

Jasper is a video artist based in Amsterdam, and presented some stills and fragments of a project he's working on at the moment.

Niels van Koevorden & Sabine Lubbe Bakker

It has been almost a year since the elections in Belgium and the country has yet been unable to form a government. Niels and Sabine are making a film about the end of the country.


Dutch Flag Adapted - Jasper van den Brink, 2006. Outdoor installation Dimensions: variable Material: Flag, stainless steel flag pole, water connection, water valve, timer Edition: 10 + 2 AP Commission by De Dienst / Atelier Rijksbouwmeester for Dutch parliament (Tweede Kamer, Den Haag).

Mariette Hummel

Intrigued by the digital world and the elusiveness of privacy, Mariette started a research into her own digital identity. What traces does she knowingly and unknowingly leave on the internet?

Miktor & Molf

Miktor & Molf, the son of a reverend and the son of a soldier, are part of the multitasking-short-concentration-span-generation Einstein. They dabble in design, illustrations and net art with an equal amount of quirkiness.

Alex Fischer

Alex's living tree sculptures are both violent and delicate, monumental and organic.


Willem Velthoven and Axel Fischer - picture taken at the Ignite Amsterdam 8 Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: Alex Fischer


Je bent daar nat - Werk van Miktor + Molf. Te zien geweest tijdens een solo expositie in Gallery the Thought Amsterdam.

Arthur de Vries

Arthur's work deals playfully with dictatorships, politics and collective memory.


Arthur de Vries - picture taken at the Ignite Amsterdam 8 Mar-Ina Uhrig

Lukas Hoffmann & Balthazar Berling

During a 48-hour workshop at Mediamatic Lukas and Balthazar, two Rietveld students, worked on a image-junky-iPhone app.


Balthazar Berling and Lukas Hoffman - Picture taken at Ignite Amsterdam 8 at Mediamatic Bank. Mar-Ina Uhrig


Balthazar Berling - picture taken at the Ignite Amsterdam 8 Mar-Ina Uhrig

Erik de Graaf

Erik presented his beautiful graphic novel Scherven (free translation: Shards).


Scherven - Pagina uit Scherven van Erik de Graaf.

Marc Roig Blesa

Werker Magazine deals with representations of labor in the 21st century. Marc is one of two initiators behind the publication.

Saron Paz

Inspired by American soldier Rupert Valero, Saron, a former soldier himself, shared his thoughts on ways to cope with being stationed in a war zone.


Saron Paz presents at Ignite Amsterdam 8 - Picture taken at Ignite Amsterdam 8 at Mediamatic Bank. Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: saron paz

Guy Königstein

Guy's two stop motion films "Family Stories" are on show in the Pièce de Résistance exhibition.


Toy 2 - Made by American soldier Rupert Valero. Made of scraps found in Afghanistan.

More information

Doors open at 8pm, the first speaker kicks off at 8.30pm. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets €7.-