Ignite Amsterdam 28

12 presentations x 5 minutes

29 May 2013

From snake hearts to artificial plants, traditional Japanese houses to 3D camouflage, and from reading to books: we're summoning the summer by presenting it with a dozen projects, ideas and insights. Dinner is served at 19:30: expect roti, tajine, duck and more. At 21:00 the first speaker kicks off. If you get your tickets in advance you'll save money and time at the door.


Visitors of Ignite Amsterdam 28 - Erik Diekstra


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 Verschuuren

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 Karhof

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.


Wind Knitting Factory - A project by Merel Karhof. Picture found on platformtworca. With the power of the wind, a knitting machine knits from the outside towards the inside of a building. The knitted material is harvested from time to time and rounded-off in individually packaged scarves. Each scarf has its own label which tells you in how much time it has been knitted and on which date. Merel Karhof

With: Merel Karhof


Knitting mechanism of the Wind Knitting Factory. - Found on the organisation page of Windworks

Bjarke Jensen

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 Duijnhouwer

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.


Never Whither - Picture part of the series Never Whither. Taken from Dennis' website. Dennis Duijnhouwer

Tjitske Hemkes

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.


Voetstuk - Foto uit de serie Voetstuk van Peter de Krom. Foto gevonden op de website van het NRC. Voor meer informatie, ga naar Peter's website. Peter de Krom


Voetstuk - Foto uit de serie Voetstuk van Peter de Krom. Foto gevonden op de website van het NRC. Voor meer informatie, ga naar Peter's website. Peter de Krom


Voetstuk - Foto uit de serie Voetstuk van Peter de Krom. Foto gevonden op de website van het NRC. Voor meer informatie, ga naar Peter's website. Peter de Krom

Cilia Erens

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.

Thomas Schmall

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.


Illustratie bij de Vergeting - Gemaakt door David Wasch voor De Vergeting , een boek van Daan Heerma van Voss.

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.

Arthur Steenbrugge

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.

Joost Haas

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.


Tell it to the marines - Kunstenaar: Joost Haas

With: Joost Haas


Taste of Splendor

Arroz con pato (Spanish rice 'n duck dish (smoked and stewed) with chorizo, cabbage and fresh herbs) €7,-

Mama Sita

Roti (vegetarian or chicken) €6,50

Adams Appel

Stuffed eggplant served with rice €6,50
Vegetarian tajine €6,50


Tarte-Tatin €2,50
Chocolate-brownie cake with fresh raspberry sauce €2,50
Served with a scoop of ice cream

More information

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.

Made possible by:

Gemeente Amsterdam