Ignite: YouTube girls, digital crime

and 10 other ideas

26 Mar 2014

The 12 speakers of March’s Ignite will talk for 5 minutes each about the female body, fragrances, grilling and more. Come early for a free tour of the Faceless exhibition. Tour starts at 18:30, food at 19:00 and the first speaker will kick-off at 20:00. Get your tickets online in advance to save a few euros.


Garden delight by Hester Scheurwater - http://www.hesterscheurwater.com/



Jacco Handgraaf turned his grandfather's toolbox into a barbecue. While testing it in the park, he discovered the barbecue also has a perfect oven function.


Out of the box grilling - Barbecue by Brandtwerck. Still from their Kickstarter video .

Puck Verkade

Puck approaches and questions socio-political situations from a personal point of view. In her project "Any Day Now", for instance, she lived with members of Christian community who were preparing themselves to apocalypse.

Puck Verkade.

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Lisa Gliederpuppe

With her project Lecture by Girls, Lisa Gliederpuppe studies different sights of girls growing up in the digital media landscape. She became friends with YouTube celebrity Sanne, who has a YouTube channel with make up tutorials and shop logs, with more than 20 000 followers.


XL sale shoplog met Sanne, 2014. - screenshot

Hester Scheurwater

Hester challenges our perception of female nude images by doing mirrored self-portraits. She critiques the role of woman as a sex object and the fake media images that constantly tease our imagination.


SHOOTING BACK - Retrieved from the website: http://www.hesterscheurwater.com/

Dimitri van Nimwegen

Three years ago, by translating his Russian grand mothers diary, Dimitri found out a wonderful secret story. Fascinated, he decided to build up a movie project based on this true story, that he will later call ¨Natascha¨.


Natascha - https://www.facebook.com/NataschatheMovie

Caro Verbeek

Caro is an art historian and an expert in olfactory and tactile art. With her ​​lectures, articles and workshops, she discusses about a sensory reconstruction of the history of art of the 20th century, in which the 'lower' senses (smell, touch, taste, kinesthesia) occupy their rightful position. During her presentation, you will be transported by her aroma jockey Scentmen.

Suzanne van Beest

Suzanne is a designer. She created, for instance, "Wonderpus" a design product inspired by the octopus. This body accessory is made of a special silicone rubber and allow the user to inflate and change the shape of it. The user can also choose to flaunt the natural glossiness of the material or make it opaque by powdering it.


Wonderpus - Suzanne van Beest. Image retrieved from: http://suzannevanbeest.com/


Wonderpus - Suzanne van Beest. Image retrieved from: http://suzannevanbeest.com/

PJ Roggeband

A selection of PJ Roggeband's work: wearable gardens; a footnote machine; swear words for artists; Seagrape-masks. But most notably, 2013 marked the end of an 11-year-long project during which he explored everything related to the number 11, and in specific 11-letter words. We thought it a good time to ask: what next?

Marc de Leeuw

Marc de Leeuw uses both still and moving images to create absurd animated shorts. Commonplace elements such as hairdryers, muffins and domestic animals - have an entirely different function in the alternate reality of the stories. In contrast to the frivolous and random flow of events, the general undertone is usually quite cynical.


Duck, naked man and a cactus in a living room - Still from an animation video by Marc de Leeuw . Made for the VPRO program Bank!

Amsterdamse Lijnen

Cycling through the Kinkerstraat is a lot more fun since several pillars are currently covered with works of renowned cartoon artists from Amsterdam. Fourteen artists are participating in this street exhibition, including the first Dutch graphic novelist Peter Pontiac, Dirkjan and Floris-designer Remco Polman.


Amsterdamse Lijnen - Image retrieved from: https://www.facebook.com/events/525488610881818/?ref=22


It’s a challenge; bringing as much as possible by bike. Not with Fietsklik. In a few steps you can turn your bike into a carrier bike and bring a crate of beer, even your race bicycle.


Plato Loco: Caribbean potato casserole with a green salad.
Roeland & Piet: Freshly baked zucchini patties with homemade tomato ketchup and fresh baked baguette.
Adams Apples: Moroccan chicken tajine with lemon, olives and couscous.
Carlos Portela: Lentil Burgers with tomato, salad and egg.

More information

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 18:30 we will guide you through the 100+ faceless videos, photographs, images and art works.