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News & Agenda May 2018
David Bowen
Tele-present water
1 2 3 DATA - Fondation EDF
La Fondation EDF, Paris (F)

until 7 October 2018

tele-present water - 2011 by David Bowen draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication

David Bowen, tele-present water, 2011
David Bowen
Future Artifact
Plexus Projects, New York (USA)

until 9 May 2018

landscape#1 by David Bowen is a real-time video projection of point-cloud data streaming from a three-dimensional camera installed in an outdoor location. The video displayed consists of over 250,000 individual points, creating a 3D model of a living stand of trees. The color of the individual pixels shifts from blue to red to green in respect to their relative distance from the camera. This color shift illustrates the dynamic depth of the three-dimensional field giving the scene an artificial appearance and producing a formal contrast between the natural forms and the digital system collecting the data. As it monitors and collects real-time data from this location, the system relays an incomplete physical representation of a dynamic living landscape and fluid environmental conditions in digital form.

Plexus Projects

David Bowen, lanscape#1, 2015
In Construction

until 11 May 2018

In Construction is an artistic project on (inter)national co-creation, working with recuperation materials in a neighbourhood in full transformation.

DUOBAAN is a duo that works in and explores the fields of contemporary music, sound art, performance and visual art. Small, compact, close to the audience, challenging for mind and senses and slightly crazy. DUOBAAN is Anneleen De Causmaecker & Barbara Ardenois.


Annelies Van Parys
Operadagen Rotterdam 2018
Nolletloodsen Theater, Rotterdam (NL)

20 May 2018 - 20:00
21 May 2018 - 17:00

More than any generation before us, we are preoccupied with love. Is not it after all the most individual of all emotions? And are not our love stories, like we ourselves, utterly unique?

Imagine we are wrong. And love is not that personal at all, but the most common and universal of all emotions. The characters and the scenery change, but the narrative of love is as old as mankind itself. The Great and Ruinous lovers of old tales have shaped our subconscious image of Romantic Love. Their stories form a huge Archive, a Collective Consciousness of human love, containing all love songs ever written. Claudio Monteverdi hunted Amor down in his  Madrigali Guerrieri and Amorosi , Claude Vivier tried to grasp the essence of Eros in his  Love Songs , whereas José Sanchez-Verdu focusses on Thanatos in his Scriptura Antigua .

In Annelies Van Parys' song cycle Ah, cette Fable an angel is trapped by his mortal lover: if it stays on earth, it will die, if it takes wing, its lover will not survive. As this little tragedy unfolds, the Archive starts to resonate with it. Words, sounds, and feelings, trigger associations and memories of previous passions, both sacred and profane. Echoes and fragments of other, older love songs, interrupt it and complement it, thus pushing the story into new directions.

Annelies Van Parys - Gaea Schoeters - Neue Vocalsolisten - Het Geluid Maastricht 

Operadagen Rotterdam

Neue Vocalsolisten
Lawrence Malstaf
Shrink 01995 & Nemo Observatorium
FILE Rio de Janeiro
CCBB Rio de Janeiro (BR)

until 4 June 2018

Nemo Observatorium 02002 - Styrofoam particles are blown around in a big transparent PVC cylinder by 5 strong fans. Visitors can take place one by one on the armchair in the middle of the whirlpool or observe from the outside. On the chair, in the eye of the storm it is calm and safe. 
Shrink 01995 - Two large, transparent plastic sheets and a device that gradually sucks the air out from between them leave the body vacuum-packed and vertically suspended.

Lawrence Malstaf, Nemo Observatorium, 02002 ©Camila Picollo
Teun Vonk
The Physical Mind
FILE Rio de Janeiro
CCBB Rio de Janeiro (BR)

until 4 June 2018

With The Physical Mind, Vonk seeks to let participants experience the relation between their physical and mental states by applying physical pressure to the body. The installation consists of two inflatable objects. The participant lays down in between, is lifted up and gently squeezed between the two inflatable objects. The lifting creates an unstable feeling, a slightly stressful sensation that is directly contrasted with a secure feeling of being gently squeezed between two soft objects. Paradoxically, this forced physical stimulus reduces feelings anxiety and paradoxically stress and the flight- or fight-response disappear. The participant experiences and increased sensitivity to stimuli, normalized alertness and a calm state of mind. The positive effects of this increased receptivity can continue for a few hours after the experience. The installation evokes empathy in bystanders who witness a participant undergo the experience.

Teun Vonk, The Physical Mind ©Luuk Smits
Per Martinsen / Mental Overdrive
Music for 'Faren'
Halogalandteater, Tromsø (NO)

until 2 June 2018

The music for the play 'Faren' is composed by Per Martinsen. Per is renown for his output of electronic music under the moniker Mental Overdrive, but he is also known for his collaborations with other artists and composers. In addition he has written a number of film scores and worked with projects exploring other areas of the arts through a multitude of mediums. 

Mental Overdrive

Kok & Deiman
The Anatomy of the Digital
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim (NL)

until 17 June 2018

The group exhibition ‘Anatomy of the Digital’ focuses on the wayward relationship between digital media and everyday life. Digital media have become cornerstones of our day-to-day experience and our actions. Based on invisible software and algorithms, they appear to exist outside of our physical perception. Paradoxical as this may seem, despite their abstract or fleeting nature, digital media undoubtedly generate their own visual language and tangible products which, as it were, form a tactile residue: physical traces and fragments of another, abstract dimension. In a variety of artistic practices, such residues generate in new materials, which map the contradictions between our physical autonomy and digital existence.
‘Anatomy of the Digital’ explores several of these highly diverse artistic positions, which draw on elements from the digital, whilst also relating to the discipline of spatial work in all its facets.
Curator: Alexandra Landré

Tom Kok
Jan Willem Deiman
Kok & Deiman

Kunstvereniging Diepenheim

Thomas Hämén, Let Your Animation Run Wild, 2017 (detail)
Lawrence Malstaf
Compass 02005

until 25 August 2018

ZHI ART MUSEUM is pleased to present the exhibition Open, celebrating the long-awaited official inauguration of the museum which marks a new cultural signpost in southwest China. Curated by ZHANG Ga and co-presented by ZHI ART MUSEUM and Chronus Art Center (CAC).

To open is also to make ready for adventure, to lose orientation in order to obtain cognition of a different dimension. Compass 02005 by Lawrence Malstaf is precisely such an uncanny apparatus that exercises its own machine logic on the participant. Perhaps here a power play is at work to tease out the conundrum of the human-machine interaction that questions the popular assumption and begs for an ethical reappraisal. 


Lawrence Malstaf, Compass 02005
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