Moving from Canada to the Netherlands, you could say it was only natural for Kyle's work to start focusing on the landscape. In the absence of mountains and waterfalls, he created his own, assembling or staging nature, exploring his own relationship to it.
Sjoerd ter Borg
Uitgeverij van Leegstand (Publisher of Vacancy) offers new stories to dejected buildings. Writers temporarily tend to the vacant spaces and inject them with new imaginings. Sjoerd will tell you more about this project.
Wolf creates colorful paintings marrying recognizable images with fantastical shapes and colors. In his drawings he manages to distort the known, and familiarize the unknown.
Manus Groenen (Alpha 60)
Alpha60 is an internet platform that aims to create a dialogue in which art and text are simultaneously produced. It brings artists, writers and curators together in an online exhibition, each show on view for a month. A project by Femke Oortwijn and Manus Groenen.
Visual artist Yvonne creates interactive installations and performances, centered on the place where we all come from: the vagina. She collects stories about our relationship with the vagina with her pop up museum The Magistral Museum of Vaginal Imaginations.
Isabelle is driven by her fascination for the beauty of transformation and the longing of what is no longer there. What is the manifestation of time? Through her installations and sculptures she attempts to activate a sensory experience, by employing phenomenological effects that evoke a feeling of disorientation. Vision is commonly perceived to be the most dominant sense. One begins to question this notion when the senses (unexpectedly) get disrupted – confused – awakened. This disruption is the time and place where and her work becomes present.
Smart grids means making an intelligent energy system, so that everyone can be a supplier of energy. People call it the internet of things, and it might be the third Industrial Revolution. Tonight Alexander will teach us more about this interesting development.
Last summer, Vibeke graduated with a 33 meter long book and recently she made a wind installation on whale generated electricity. With this she tries to relate to the size of the biggest animal in the world.
Joris van der Geest
Geestverwanten is a social network for readers and writers, who review their favorite books and post a top 5. You can create a personal profile, get in touch with other readers, and share literary events. Facebook, but without the selfies. Probably.
Steven de Peven
Steven de Peven works on solo projects as well as in the multidisciplinary art and performance collective PIPS:Lab. Among his projects are a series of pointer sticks (for short and long distances, to point around corners, to point at multiple things), and public signs. Tonight he'll tell us more about these re-inventions.
Jos Rooijakkers (WakaWaka)
The WakaWaka Foundation aims to make solar energy available to people living at the bottom of the pyramid. The solar solutions they deal in are the WakaWaka Light; providing up to 80 hours of LED lighting, and the WakaWaka Power; the smartest and most efficient solar LED light and charger in the world. Besides spreading solar energy, they spread the solar-word, educating kids in developing countries about the benefits of making sustainable choices.
Alexanders dishes are colourful, energetic and 100% vegan. He experiments with ingredients and techniques inspired by the different cultures he is coming from. Tonight he will talk about his unique approach to cooking and culinary.
Mama Sita: Wonton noodles, veggie or with chicken. Lots of ginger!
Johan Patrick Brand: Rich tomato soup with bread, and a fruit salad for dessert.
Natasja Kilercyan: Indonesian Rendang with chicken and green beans, served with rice and prawn crackers.
Dessert: cake from Leonardo Franceschi.
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 4-week Club Mediamatic membership). Tickets don't include dinner.
Free for Subbacultcha members.