Ignite Amsterdam 9

12 presentations x 5 minutes

25 May 2011

From acts of resistance in the form of sculpture and hacking, to video works, cardboard boats and data. Twelve speakers get 5 minutes each to present their work. Please RSVP to let us know you'll be joining us.

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Gideon Boie of BAVO - picture taken during Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: BAVO

Ignite

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. All presentations will be given in English.

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Ignite Amsterdam 9 - picture taken during Ignite Amsterdam 9 Mar-Ina Uhrig

Speakers

Gabriel Lester

Filmmaker and artist. Gabriel's big solo show at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam) just recently closed. It was titled Suspension of Disbelief.

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Gabriel Lester - Picture taken during Ignite Amsterdam 9 at Mediamatic Bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Jochem van der Spek

Jochem's work deals with machines, forms and space.

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Jochem van der Spek - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Filip Jonker

De Furie is a tugboat made out of honeycomb cardboard. Filip sailed with it from Enschede to London.

Ignite Amsterdam 9-presentation by Filip Jonker about his cardboardboat 'De Furie'

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Filip Jonker - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: Filip Jonker

Arjen de Leeuw

Arjen is a video artist from Amsterdam. Since graduating from KABK, his work has been shown throughout Europe. Recently his short film Vision of William Living was screened at Eye Film Institute Netherlands (Filmmuseum).

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Arjen de Leeuw - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Maartje van Nimwegen

Maartje has a background in fashion and graphic design. She is currently working as an art-director / designer in Amsterdam.

Ignite Amsterdam 9-presentation about Maartje van Nimwegen by friends/ Co-workers/ clients

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Maartje van Nimwegen - picture taken during Ignite Amsterdam 9 at Mediamatic Bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Abel Heijkamp

Abel makes documentaries and sculptures that relate to big and small acts of resistance.

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Abel Heijkamp - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Zafer Topaloglu

Zafer is a video artist from Sakarya, Turkey.

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Zafer Topaloglu - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

Gideon Boie (BAVO)

Gideon Boie and Matthias Pauwels form BAVO, an independent research office focused on the political dimension of art, architecture and planning.

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Too Active To Act - Cover of the publication Too Active To Act by BAVO. Published by Valiz. BAVO

Koen Martens

Koen is the founder of Revelation space, a hackerspace in The Hague. He will be talking about taking back control of social media.

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Koen Martens - Picture taken during Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic Bank. Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: Koen Martens

Tanja Deman

Originally from Croatie, Tanja lives and works in Rotterdam where she attends the Piet Zwart Instituut. In her work she deals with space, architecture and memory.

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Tanja Deman - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

With: Tanja Deman

Walter van Broekhuizen

A Rijksakademie graduate, Walter's work focuses on the human condition in regards to nature. He has worked all over the world, and will tell us a little more about his work.

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Villa Walden - Work made by Walter van Broekhuizen. Villa Walden / Mount Lushan / China, 2010. Taken from his Facebook page. Walter van Broekhuizen

Karin Schwandt

Karin is the founder of Schwandt Infographics, a company that works with clients like AkzoNobel, Rijkswaterstaat and ING.

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Karin Schwandt on infographics - picture taken durng Ignite Amsterdam 9 at mediamatic bank Mar-Ina Uhrig

More information

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