DISCLOSED #7 Priscila Fernandes

Emperors of Ice Cream

DREAMING OF COCKAIGNE


PRISCILA FERNANDES with ABNER PREIS, ARVO LEO, ERIC GIRAUDET DE BOUDEMANGE and RIEKE VOS

SATURDAY 20 MAY
EVENT STARTS AT 20:30 PM
Doors open at 20:00

Imagine a land where skies rain with cheeses, rivers are filled with lemonade and pancakes grow on trees. Where the weather is always mild, sex is readily available and all people enjoy eternal youth. This is Cockaigne, the land of luxury and ease, where work is forbidden and physical pleasure always at hand.

Dreaming of Cockaigne brings an evening teeming with screenings, storytelling and performances around folk tales. Taking it’s title from an utopian medieval tale, the program gathers works of art that share an interest in these folkloric hyperbolas and curious topsy-turvy worlds, to consider the role of such narratives as triggers for reflection on the nature of earthly existence, as directives for social behaviour and transmission of knowledge.

Abner Preis performs The Mask Maker and the Tree, an appropriated chronicle about a group of villagers and their dispute with a tree from the nearby forest. While preparing for their annual spring festivities, the old tree confronts them with a voice of reason concerning their own pleasure and that of the world surrounding.

Priscila Fernandes will present her film Gozolândia (Cuckoo Land) that was commissioned for the 32nd São Paulo Biennial. Shot entirely at Ibirapuera Park, the film looks at notions of laziness and idleness by fictionalising the park as the Country of Cockaigne. It is an homage to the right to contemplation and relaxation, but also bearing the signs of the exploited and the pressures to perform in contemporary life.

Rieke Vos will read from the novella Illusions of a Frysian Landscape, based on a true account of the ventures of artist Eric Giraudet de Boudemange through Friesland. While delving into the local sports tradition of Fierljeppen (‘canal-vaulting’) he embarks on a series of weird and wonderful encounters, becoming increasingly enmeshed in the regional culture and getting to grips with the mysterious place of mankind within the universe.

Finally, in a surreal and joyful march, Arvo Leo’s Emperors of Ice Cream brings back the evanescent pleasures of life, the transience and enjoyment of its most vivid delights.
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Dreaming of Cockaigne is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by the members of Het Wilde Weten. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Image: Arvo Leo, Emperors of Ice Cream, 2010

DISCLOSED #6 Kris Dittel

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Disclosed #6: The Post-Operatic Voice
Kris Dittel in conversation with Jelena Novak
Friday 21st April, 18:00
doors open at 17:30

Towards the end of her three-month research residency at Het Wilde Weten, curator Kris Dittel will talk about her interest in the human voice and its use in artistic practices, and outline some ideas and future plans concerning this topic.

THE POST-OPERATIC VOICE – notes for a future exhibition
Kris Dittel in conversation with Jelena Novak

Post-opera is a term coined by musicologist Jelena Novak, referring to the reinvention of the relation between the singing body and the voice in contemporary opera. Since many of its characteristics are applicable to works of contemporary art, in this conversation with Kris Dittel they will bring up examples from both fields, in order to define the post-operatic voice and its relevance today, inside and outside of their disciplines.

THE VOICE IN SEARCH OF A BODY
a short talk by Kris Dittel

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Kris Dittel is a curator and editor, currently associate at the project space and art book publisher Onomatopee in Eindhoven. Together with Sara Giannini she also forms The Translation Trip, a research trajectory investigating translation as practice, philosophical notion and artistic/curatorial device. Current research interests include the use of the human voice in artistic practices and an investigation on the relation between art and value.

Jelena Novak works as a musicologist, dramaturge, theorist, lecturer and critic. She is postdoc research fellow at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Novak investigates contemporary music, voice and especially recent music theatre and opera in relation to the new media and economy of late capitalism. Her latest book is Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body (Ashgate 2015).

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This event is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by the members of Het Wilde Weten. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact.

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Special thanks goes to Team Thursday for the poster design.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

DISCLOSED #5 Edward Thomson

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POSTER CLUB
with Ruth Legg, Edward Clydesdale Thomson and Sjoerd Westbroek
Opening Saturday 25th February at 20:00
Open Sunday 26th February 14:00 – 17:00

The exhibition Poster Club is a collaboration between Ruth Legg,
Edward Clydesdale Thomson and Sjoerd Westbroek
. It has arisen out of a continuous and ongoing discussion, driven by a shared interest in questions of artistic responsibility, the role of images and uses of technology in art, amongst other subjects. The exhibition is an attempt to give form to these discussions and in particular to pay tribute to several creative practitioners whose work has helped shape the basis of the dialogue. For the week leading up to the presentation the three artists will work together in the exhibition space, creating a print workshop from which they plan to produce a series of posters for display. Their aim is to consider how the production of a poster can be employed as a form which aspires to speak without necessarily offering a resolved argument.

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Poster Club is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by the members of Het Wilde Weten. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact.

Special thanks goes to Team Thursday for the poster design.
This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

De Wereld Is Hard En Zielig Master Apprentice Exhibition

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27 JANUARY
Opening 19:30pm
Apprentice Master exhibition with Leendert van der Meer, Erik Balbuena, Terence Baier and Jeroen Jongeleen.
Open also on Saturday, 28th, and Sunday, 29th, from 12:30 till 17:00.

[…] We do what we do what feels like we need to do in response to how we see the world turns. In the Apprentice Master project Jeroen Jongeleen was asked to accompany Leendert van der Meer (NL), Erik Balbuena Gonzáles (Spain) and Terence Baier (NL) in an exhibition at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam. Their common ground clearly lies in our engagement with the surroundings, public space or how it can be defined. They all seem to play with what art could be, hidden under the surface of street pavement, the gaze and acts of citizens, within and outside rules and regulations. Under the title ‘De Wereld Is Hard En Zielig’, a title taken from the writings of Terence Baier, and which can loosely be translated as ‘The World is Tough and Sad’ (or in my best Spanish: ‘El Mundo Es Duro Y Triste’, they sail along topics of government versus self control, group behavior, DIY interventionism and art as poetic messenger of politics and absurdity at the same time.

DISCLOSED # 4 EVA OLTHOF

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SULFUR
A Collaboration with EVA OLTHOF & RACHEL CAREY

SATURDAY JANUARY 21st
Doors open at 20pm

Sulfur is an accumulation of various collaborative experiments since Rachel Carey temporarily moved into Eva Olthof’s studio at Het Wilde Weten for a period of three weeks, with results put on display on Saturday January 21st. 

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HWW disclosed is a new public program initiated by Het Wilde Weten that commenced last summer and will run the upcoming two years. Het Wilde Weten consists of sixteen artist that have a studio in the former nunnery at the Robert Fruinstraat. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact. 

Special thanks goes to Team Thursday for the poster design.
This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

OPEN CALL RESIDENCY AT HWW

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OPEN CALL
3 MONTH RESIDENCY AT HWW

Artists and curators working in the field of contemporary art are invited to apply for a residency at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, from 1st May – 31st July (3 months).

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Het Wilde Weten runs an Artist in Residence program, providing (international) artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio-building amongst 16 active artists. Because we are an artist run initiative, this residency is best suited to artist and curators that are also engaged in autonomous projects. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galeries and exhibition spaces. A residency at Het Wilde Weten is a great way to get in touch with the local network of artists and art institutions. During these months, HWW is organizing an Open Studio weekend and celebrating 25 years of existence. 

On the first floor the guest artist of Het Wilde Weten has access to a 30-sqm studio that is furnished with a chair, loft bed, wardrobe and a large table for desk related work. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is a shared kitchen, on the second floor there’s a coffee corner. Furthermore the guest artist has access to a bicycle and a wireless internet connection. Bed linens and towels are provided. Only one person can sleep in the studio due to fire regulations.

At some point the guest artist will be asked to give an artist talk to serve as an introduction to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organised in cooperation with the other Artist in Residence programs in Rotterdam so that several guest artists who at that point reside in Rotterdam give a short introduction in an informal setting. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible.
Costs of the guest studio at Het Wilde Weten are €350,00 per month. 
Unfortunately Het Wilde Weten does not offer funding for our guest studio program. However we can provide a letter of invitation on request in order for you to apply for funding.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send an application containing:
– CV
– Portfolio (PDF)
– Link to website
– brief description of the plans during the residency.
Send to: residency@hetwildeweten.nl

DEADLINE:
February 12th  2017

For further information go to our ARTIST IN RESIDENCY page.

DISCLOSED #3 Cindy Jansen: AULD LANG SYNE

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For our DISCLOSED #3 Cindy Jansen is screening her film AULD LANG SYNE, on the 17th of December.
The doors open at 8pm and the screening starts at 8:30pm at our Project Space at HWW. After the screening there will be a Q&A hosted by Marieke van der Lippe.

AULD LANG SYNE (49 min), by Cindy Jansen, is a portrait of two American brothers who start out being close and very similar, but end up on opposite ends of the social spectrum. The calm, loving film subtly makes you ponder life’s choices and the accompanying expectations.

The film premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2015, was selected for the Golden Calves competition of the Netherlands Film Festival and shown at other filmfestivals and cinema’s in the Netherlands and abroad.

Watch a trailer of the film and find other info on: www.auldlangsyne.nl
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DISCLOSED is a new public program initiated by Het Wilde Weten that commenced this summer and will run the upcoming two years. Het Wilde Weten consists of sixteen artist that have a studio in the former nunnery at the Robert Fruinstraat. Every six weeks one of the members will host a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This will result in a lively series of talks, exhibitions, screenings, performances and more, disclosing the energy and pluriformity of the collective and creating public moments to meet and interact.

Getting closer and closer….

Save the date: 6th December we will host the project PIMP MY EXHIBITION at Het Wilde Weten….

Save the date: 6th December

PING PONG, strange and unproductive thinking [RUJA BOOKS]

PING PONG, strange and unproductive thinking is title of the exhibition by Chinese/UK designer Ruohong Wu and Spanish artist Jose Ja Ja Ja, opening at our project space in HWW on the 11th November. They will present paintings, textiles, objects and books, in parallel to a program of talks and shots presentations during the 2 weeks’ exhibition. Check their sites for updates:

www.ruohongwu.com
www.josejajaja.com
www.rujabooks.com

Exhibition opening hours:
Opening party: 19:00-21:00 Friday, 11th November 2016. (wine and tapas provided)
Opening hours: 12:00-18:00, Tuesday – Sunday, 12th November to 24th November, 201607112016_pingpong_exhibition_hww_option_02