Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, speakers get five minutes to present, making use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. All presentations are given in English.
Bowie's work can best be described as a cross between film and photography. He is preoccupied with a cinematic way to tell stories in pictures, with scenes and allegories, characterized by strong compositions and a classical eye for detail.
Merel graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, and now runs her own design agency. Tonight she'll present some of her recent work, from everyday objects to a wind knitting factory.
Bjarke is a postdoc at the department of bioscience - zoophysiology at Aarhus University (Denmark). Drawing from his research on the evolution of hearts, from fish to man, tonight he'll talk with us about snake hearts.
Dennis likes color. He has done photo series on bad graffiti, animal prints and more, and since 2006 he has been photographing every artificial plant or flower he comes across. Resulting in an exhibition at Galerie Bart at the end of April, and hopefully a book. Find out more about his obsession for not-so-real plants.
In 2006 Tjitske graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven. She is currently working on uniforms for an art festival at Soesterberg Air Base. Find out about this and other work tonight.
Peter de Krom
Peter has a keen eye for people. In series such as Stokstaartjes (men who pose naked in the dunes) and Voetstuk (men resting one foot on something elevated), his photographs display a combination of a reserved distance with what seems like a personal wish to come closer.
Formerly a town- and country planner, as a sound artist Cilia first introduced sound walks in the Netherlands back in 1987. She makes use of largely unmixed, everyday sounds, making space - and silence - audible.
During a residency in Kyoto, Thomas became fascinated by the traditional wooden houses in the city, which are slowly disappearing. Find out why he started painting them.
Daan Heerma van Voss
In February of this year De Bezige Bij published Daan's novel De Vergeting, a book about a blackout (Transient Global Amnesia) Daan had had the previous year. The book features illustrations by David Wasch.
Jose Subero & Paula Colchero
Ruilbank is an artistic installation that promotes reading and exchange. The project is inspired by the custom of people leaving behind newspapers and books in trains and buses for other people to read. Jose and Paula will tell you more about the project, which will start some time late this summer.
Artist Arthur Steenbrugge presents the subconscious as the source of creativity in his work, but also as the boundary of self-knowledge. He is here to present his digital collages, also known as Parallel Worlds.
Amsterdam-based artist Joost Haas is crazy about materials. Recently he made a boat out of paperbased sheet material. Find out how he keeps things floating.
Taste of Splendor
Arroz con pato (Spanish rice 'n duck dish (smoked and stewed) with chorizo, cabbage and fresh herbs) €7,-
Roti (vegetarian or chicken) €6,50
Stuffed eggplant served with rice €6,50
Vegetarian tajine €6,50
Chocolate-brownie cake with fresh raspberry sauce €2,50
Served with a scoop of ice cream
Pre-sale tickets are €6,- until 14:00 on the day of the event, then they go up to €8,- (includes a 4-week Club Mediamatic membership). Tickets don't include dinner. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-Kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Free entrance for Subbacultcha members.
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