WatSpinoza? ignites public discussion by asking questions based on Spinoza's writings. We formulated the questions together with writer/philosopher Dirk van Weelden, and post them in the public arena.
In May 2012 WatSpinoza? traveled to Turkey. 16 questions were posted around the campus of Kocaeli University in Izmir. People could respond to the questions through watspinoza.nl and through Facebook.
In 2009 large posters sporting the questions were distributed throughout Amsterdam. People could respond to the questions via sms, through watspinoza.nl, and on blackboards in Mediamatic Bank, our exhibition space on the Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam. Mediamatic collected feedback, recycled interesting statements and started a dialogue with and between the people of Amsterdam. The exhibition, comprising of the questions, performances and events featured here on the right, ran from May 8 to June 28, 2009, and was part of a larger manifestation, My Name is Spinoza.
WatSpinoza? in Kocaeli21May 201228May 2012
WatSpinoza? ignites public discussion by asking questions based on Spinoza's writings. Mediamatic formulated the questions together with writer/philosopher Dirk van Weelden. In May 2012, 16...
Exhibition: Mediamatic Bank
WatSpinoza?8May 200928Jun 2009
During WatSpinoza? Mediamatic spread questions around Amsterdam in unexpected ways. The questions were formulated together with philosopher/writer Dirk van Weelden and can be traced back to the body...
Mediamatic designed several posters of Spinoza with different facial expressions. The faces mirror the public's various reactions to the question campaign.
Besides a controversial question campaign in the city, online, and at Mediamatic BANK, we organized several performances and events.
No, No, No! Nonono! Clown Re-Torture13May 200928Jun 2009
Mediamatic is inviting makers to recreate Bruce Naumans seminal work Clown Torture (1985) in the Mezzanine space of Mediamatic Bank. Choose your media!
WatSpinoza? Question posters
Dirk van Weelden and Mediamatic formulated 16 questions based on the thoughts of the philosopher Spinoza. Participate in the discussion on watspinoza.nl.
Festival: Mediamatic Bank
Parallax13May 200915May 2009
Two seemingly autonomous performances are taking place simultaneously on the same stage. Their combination results in a third, in itself coherent performance. During 'Plateaux goes Amsterdam...
Opening: My Name is Spinoza8May 20098May 2009
On 8 May 2009 at 16.00 hrs. began the art manifestation My name is Spinoza. The manifestation offers a platform for artists, arts organisations and the public and finds out whether the ideas of the...
Festival: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
My Name is Spinoza8May 200930Sep 2009
The art manifestion My Name is Spinoza takes place from May until September 2009 in Amsterdam. A large group of artists and cultural institutions work together to bring the ideas of Spinoza to the...
WatSpinoza? performance15May 200915May 2009
For the opening of the manifestation My Name is Spinoza at Mediamatic, Natalia Domingues Rangel created a new work. Her Wat Spinoza? performance presents the 16 questions of the WatSpinoza?
Performance: Mediamatic Bank
Re: Parallax20May 200928Jun 2009
Re:Parallax was one of the main parts of the interactive exhibition WatSpinoza? . It is a stop-motion re-enactment of Zhana Ivanova's Parallax performance with you and other people from Amsterdam...
Festival: Mediamatic Bank
The End must go on23May 200923May 2009
"Or how to survive midnight without becoming a pumpkin in 10 easy steps" During the early hours of Saturday evening, João Evangelista organized a collective choreography in the city, called...