Besides presenting his fashion designs physically Jacob also translates his work into the digital world. The interactive virtual replicants enable you to spin the models around and zoom in to every little detail. In doing so Jacob tries to bridge the gap between the digital and analogue world in which he (and Autodesk) anticipate on the endless possibilities that technology has to offer to fashion.
"Many art works are focusses on walls. It's hard to compete with existing and new artists to available spots on the wall. By focusing on corners I undermine the competition." Noël Loozen was raised above the frame-maker company of his father Paul Loozen in Maastricht. Here he first came in contact with art and developed his expertise on and fascination for corners. The series Loozen Hoeken is an answer to all the hanging frames on walls.
Urban Greeners is a group of young entrepreneurs working for Growing Green Cities, a project for the Floriade of 2022. As part of the Urban Greeners initiative Maarten started the Prikbar. The mobile Prikbar connects city and countryside by bringing society and horticulture together. The bar is (almost) self sustainable but mostly a meeting place to inspire and provoke its visitors to think differently about our use of nature.
Marieke Broertjes & Rosalie Bak
This collaborative research of a biologist and designer is only just starting. With their Myco-Rainbow Warriors project Marieke and Rosalie are looking into the beautiful colors that fungi have to offer us. Do mycelium and fungi make colors on their own? How could you apply this in design? And, is it possible to transform the ever so white mycelium in something more colorful? In growing their rainbow they explore new possibilities for a sustainable and colorful future.
After graduating from the 3D Design department of the HKU in 2006, Anna Brecht is organising different social projects. With the project Wereldwijven in Dordrecht, she brought together designers and women from the district to make a design together. During last years Into The Great Wide Open, she made paper out of poo from local animals. Visitors of the festival could look at the process or make paper themselves. With her projects, Anna wants to stimulate people to look different to everyday things.
Shai is fascinated by the texture and properties of latex. In his work 'Chimera' he takes latex to the next level. He covers bodies with liquid latex combined with calcium nitrate, resulting in a collection that resembles cellular structures, slime moulds and fungi-like textures. In his work Shai explores the boundaries between living and non-living matter, using both synthetic and organic.
For his graduation project at the KABK in The Hague architect Roy Yin created a new proposal for the future office. In 'Sorry, We're Working – the Metamorphosis of the Busy Office' Roy responds to the ongoing reduction of working space by companies in order to cut costs. What happens if you shrink the office space to its final limit?
On her website, Titia Hoogendoorn is described as allround expert. And this might be true. Last June, she graduated from the Rietveld Academy, she makes drawings, writes, she's an actress and initiated the educational video series Dingen over Dingen (stuff about things). This internet hang out place for teenagers learns you how to turn into a rich bitch, what you can do with boys and more.
To bottle, to pickle, to dry and to smoke, that's what Lepelboom does. They believe the most delicious tastes of our food are developed by these processes. Have you ever tried smoked mozzarella, beer pickled cauliflower or dried pear? Lepelboom uses these old-fashioned cooking methods and combines them with local sourced products.
Marieke Nooren and Steye Hallema
Oculus Rifts and 360º video techniques getting more and more popular. We still have to discover this new technique. Because what happened if the viewer can decides what he/she is watching? What is the role of the viewer in the story? And which film techniques work in a 360º video. Studio Wildvreemd (with Marieke Nooren and Steye Hallema) made a 360º videoclip for his band Steye & the Bizonkid. Tonight they will tell about their experiences, and off course show you the video.
Art van Triest
In his work Art van Triest uses well-known objects and powerful imagery to play with the expectations of participants. He merges the esthetics of rusty metal with the smooth look and feel of digital media. Participants are challenged to think about and interact with objects they would rather avoid in everyday life.
Amber van den Eeden & Jules van Hal
In 2012 Amber van den Eeden and Kalle Mattsson registered the official domains of the Temporary Stedelijk Museum. On temporarystedelijk.com the duo decided to curate and facilitate artists they considered significant for our contemporaries. The last exhibition (temporarystedelijk#7) is still online, and consisted of net art. Jules van Hal wasn't actively involved until the project evolved beyond images and online art. Amber & Jules contributed as a writers duo to a range of online panels and publications on matters of the internet, dimensioning, interconnectedness, and net art. The only elaborate undisturbed conversation they ever had was interrupted by a red haired man. Every other thing is just an extraction of what.
Hanneke Minten & Saskia Pouwels
In their search for awkward online stories and images Hanneke and Saskia (Hats & Tales) are focusing on a niche of Marktplaats: the wedding dress. In order to sell the dress online the personal wedding photo's are used. Hanneke and Saskia are fascinated by the autonomous interventions in the pictures by its seller: aggressive scratching, blurring and the covering of faces. Their collection of anonymous faces is still growing and resulted in a research project together with photographer Anne Claire de Breij.
What's on the menu?
Istarska Maneštra: minestrone soup with a Croatian Twist with bread and sour cream
Food at 19.00 First speaker at 20:00.
Mediamatic, Biotoop Dijksgracht 6, 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.