Geert Wilders, arts benefit to society

and 10 other ideas @ Ignite Amsterdam 38

28 mei 2014

Twelve speakers of May's Ignite talk 5 minutes each about new materials and new ways of art making and thinking. Come early to see The Higher Office, Richtje Reinsma's week of Lightness. Food at 19:30, the first speaker will kick-off at 21:00. Get your tickets online in advance to save a few euros.


Een prent uit de Wilders Web Winkel - Kunstenaar: Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries


Masha Ru

Through the medium of video, photography, mathematics and installations Masha Ru explores the dynamic between the private and the social. As an extension of her research into various peoples’ ‘eating disorders’, she now involves others in her own odd eating habit: eating clay and ceramics.


Edible Ceramics - by Masha Ru

Kars Alfrink

Kars works for Hubbub, an international studio that researched, designs and develops new games and forms of play, to spark social change. On Thursday May 29 they release the app Standing

Marieke Coppens

Marieke will show us the special power of the colour blue. Blue is calming, deep inner peace, restful, openness, cooling, relaxing, assists in making deep changes, sky, water, sadness and unity. In relation to the physical body, blue is anti-bacterial, anti-infection, anti-cramping, headaches, facilitates restful sleep, and more! The title of her talk is 'Blue Creates the Open Space'.


Blue Creates the Open Space -

Daniela de Paulis

During her residence at the Dwingeloo radio telescope, Daniela developed a technology called Visual Moonbounce, which allows sending images to the Moon and back as radio signals.


Daniela de Paulis with her technical team -

Fox it

Fox-it is an organisation that want to ensure a more secure society. Employee Erik de Jong is part of the team that help victims of hacking and solve data leaks.

Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries

As an artist, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries reflects on social issues with humor and interaction. He wants to operate his art practice in our society. One of his projects is With this online gallery Domenique wants to bring art to the people and discover if we can learn something from the controversial politician.

Angela Bartholomew

Today, art is expected to act, to have a function, to spur realizations, inspire, and incite change. Researcher Angela Bartholomew will look at various contemporary art works in terms of their 'benefit to society'. These benefits are derived from claims made by the U.S. to defend arts funding in 1957 (the times of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the red scare of Communism), and modified with arguments from recent discourse around 'what art is' and 'who art is for'.


No one can save us now (2012) - Art work by Mojoko and Eric Foenander

The Paper Ensemble

The Paper-Ensemble is a music ensemble founded by Jochem van Tol for up to 4 players and a series of paper instruments that emerged from 2 years of research with the main question: “What are the musical possibilities of paper, and is it possible to make sounds that speak to the imagination?”

Chris Aalberts

Many people are not interested in politics. Too much populist talking. Chris Aalberts is researching the relationship between citizens and politics and tries to find a way how this relationship can be improved. Tonight he will focus on the function of the European parliament.

Iva Supic Jankovic

With the Zolder Museum, started in March 2012, Iva Supic Jankovic wanted to understand the initial human need for artistic creation and, more importantly, what this creation (art) can do. Her new project Fashion of Christ is a comfy clothing line of hand printed, silk screened, unique pieces made to order.


Launch of Zolder Museum Paper #1 Heart - More information

Qa'id Jacobs

Writer and designer Qa'id Jacobs takes both the good and bad that is around him to be inspired, and to create. Tonight he will tell a short and true story of life, danger and love, visually supported by his own photography.


Qa'id Jacobs is looking with lasers -

Elise 't Hart

In her work, Elise combines music, sound and fine art. Daily sounds and the sound of the environment are her main interest. She is the founder of the Instituut voor Huisgeluid (institute for in house sounds), with which she researches what sounds in house do to our behaviour, body and mind.


Elise is recording -

More information

Dinner at 19:30. First speaker at 21:00. 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.