Disclosed #12 Julien Grossmann

DUSK TO DAWN CHORUSES
A musical event by Song-Ming And & Julien Grossmann ~ with Jan Adriaans, Milou van Ham, Michiel Huijben, Cora Schmeiser, Kathrin Wolkowicz

SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
– doors open 20:00, performance at 20:30

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

Dusk to Dawn Choruses is the first iteration of Julien Grossmann and Song-Ming Ang’s research into the various forms and definitions of the chorus. From the ancient Greek chorus to modern telecommunications companies (Chorus Limited), and from morning birdsongs (dawn choruses) to the humming of Chorus Motors (Borealis Exploration), the project is a musical journey into what a chorus could be.
The outcome of a five-day workshop with an ensemble of five performers from Rotterdam, the evening’s program features a range of musical experiments based on instructional scores and compositions in which the voice occupies a central place.

Dusk to Dwan Choruses is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 Fond.

Disclosed #11 Michiel Huijben

MICHIEL HUIJBEN
IF NOT, NOT

SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER
at 20:30
SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER
at 16:00

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

Over the past three months at Het Wilde Weten, MICHIEL HUIJBEN has been researching the work of a man from Rotterdam who, though not an architect, has designed a series of buildings in his life. These designs span the decades from 1960 until around the year 2000. Some of them were made in direct response to local events, others seem to have functioned on a more abstract level – as a mode of thinking. Together, the works give an insight into their maker’s stance towards historical changes pertaining to themes such as immigration, sustainability, terrorism and real estate.

For Het Wilde Weten’s Disclosed series, Michiel will share his research in a talk titled IF NOT, NOT, using a set of architectural models made according to found descriptions.

IF NOT, NOT is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run throughout the coming 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 Fond.

Disclosed #10 Anouk Griffioen

ANOUK GRIFFIOEN – NATUR
(exhibitionpreviewbookandbirthdayparty)

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER
From 20:30 onwards
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER
From 13:00-17:00

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

ANOUK GRIFFIOEN presents a preview of the new large work for Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Includes a book presentation, an overview of her work titled Anouk Griffioen. And… it’s her birthday. Come for a drink.
A collaboration between Jeroen Bosch and Anouk Griffioen.

NATUR is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which will run through the next 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 hosts a public event that derives directly from their artistic practice. This results in 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 Fond.

In conversation with Natasha Taylor

20 SEPTEMBER 2017, 20PM
at HET WILDE WETEN
Project Space

This coming wednesday, ‘our studio companion’ Natasha Taylor will do an artist talk together with curator Lennard Dost (Nieuwe Vide) and reflect on her year as focus artist at Nieuwe Vide.

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Rotterdam based artist Natasha Taylor graduated from the Academy of Pop Culture in Leeuwarden in 2011 & Master Artistic Research 2016.
Her projects focus on sound, subcultures, performance and cultural codes. One of the main themes within her work the material and the immaterial body and our movement between these two. Characters and archetypes embody her practice and work. Wrestlers and theremin players have become important figures within her work. Taylor has exhibited at Nieuwe Vide Haarlem, Salon del Mobile Milan Italy, 1646 The Hague, Mulvane Art Museum Washburn University USA, Bradwolff Projects Amsterdam, Museum Dr8888 Drachten, Fries Museum Leeuwarden, NP3 Groningen, SIGN Groningen, Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam.

DISCLOSED #9 Gerwin Luijendijk

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CHAIRING MY THOUGHTS – FERRY LIVE

Saturday 16 September, doors and bar opens at 20.00
Show starts at 20.30, Length 60 min, NO ENTRANCE after 20.30!
HET WILDE WETEN

Chair I : Gerwin

Chair II : Bernd

Music : Luijendijk

Instruments : Krauss

Barman : Tor Johnsson

Special act : The Tigerpants

This performative event is a collaboration between Gerwin Luijendijk, Bernd Krauss and Tor Johnsson, based on a text by Gerwin that looks into the conditions of acting, staging and being an audience.

CHAIRING MY THOUGHTS – FERRY LIVE 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 #8 Elian Somers

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THE GUIDE, THE AUTHOR AND THE SCIENTIST

A collaboration between Ine Lamers and Elian Somers
Guest: Raymond van den Boogaard

Salon evening:
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
EVENT STARTS AT 20:00 PM
Doors open at 19:30
The presentation is also on view:
Sunday 27 August from 13:00-17:00pm

Het Wilde Weten
Rober Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

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– What was it, if not a meteorite?

– I told you, no one knows.

– And what do you think?

– Nothing. Or anything.

The program The Guide, the Author and the Scientist is the first outcome of an ongoing conversation between Ine Lamers and Elian Somers about the Russian landscape and the way ideologies and architectures write and rewrite its history.
Both artists have undertaken long-term projects in Russia over the last few years and recently started new projects in, or around, the Russian Federation. Their practices share a common approach: As the Russian landscape evokes wonderment and speculations on its reality, history and truth, Somers and Lamers examine the nature of the natural landscape and the multiple realities within the appearing reality.
Questions that have come up in their meetings will form the starting points for a salon evening and accompanying presentations.

Elian Somers will present a short lecture deriving from her new project A Stone from the Moon that started during her residency period at Air Berlin Alexanderplatz, at the end of 2015.
The lecture reflects on the utopian landscape and the construction of history, reality and truth by means of architecture and urban planning. Departing from the landscape of Kaliningrad (Border Theories), it crisscrosses landscapes of geo-political power struggle and cultural propaganda, to eventually end up in Eurasia’s ‘Capital City’.

Ine Lamers will present a peep-in into the process of the project that she has been working on for some years Werktitel Proyekt Z. It is an ongoing research project on ‘closed cities’ (ZATO’s) in Russia, which focuses on Zheleznogorsk in Siberia.
Zheleznogorsk or Krasnoyarsk-26 is the largest ZATO within Russia, still maintaining its status. On view is an informal display of amongst others aerial views, poems of the city, internet and archival findings, surveillance imagery, combined with traces of a personal confrontation with Russian authorities. These are selected footages that currently play an active role in the work’s development. Ine Lamers will briefly introduce the project.

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Together with the historian and journalist Raymond van den Boogaard, Ine Lamers and Elian Somers will have an in depth discussion about various aspects of the Russian landscape and about Russia’s position in the current geo-political context. They will also explore how Russian realities tend to capture the observer rather, than that these realities can be caught by analysis or unambiguous depiction.
It is challenging to compare these notions with the imagery and narrative of Tarkovsky’s film Stalker (1979). This summer a restored version of the film has been released. While Stalker explicitly reflects and speculates on the Cold War landscape of the 1970s and 1980s, one can be triggered to think about its relevance today – especially in the context of the current global Trump-Putin reality.

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Raymond van den Boogaard was the Russia correspondent in Moscow for the NRC Handelsblad and a political commentator for NOS, the Dutch public service broadcaster, between 1982 and 1987. Thereafter he was chief editor of the arts and culture department and a film critic for the NRC. Raymond van den Boogaard currently writes for, amongst others, De Groene Amsterdammer and the online platform Raam op Rusland.

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The Guide, the Author and the Scientist 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.

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.