Disclosed #14 Simon Kentgens

DISCLOSED #14
Simon Kentgens
EKSPEDICIO MALKAŜITA

In collaboration with Eva Olthof, Rieneke de Vries, World Esperanto Association and restaurant Habibi

SATURDAY 17TH MARCH 2018
A visit to the headquarters of the World Esperanto Association, located in Rotterdam.

Meeting point:
14:30 PM
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

A maximum of 20 participants can join! Please be on time for registration.
 
To join, please register at: simon-at-simonkentgens-dot-com (free)

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Esperanto is a politically neutral, constructed language, that was conceived in the late 19th century by Ludwik Zamenhof. His aim was to create a common language that is easy to learn, that can be universally used and creates a bridge between nations to foster harmony between different nationalities. It became popular in the early half of the 20th century and rapidly spread to all continents. Before and during World War II it started facing attacks; European dictators like Hitler, Stalin and Franco considered Esperanto to be a language for anarchists and conspiracists, and made efforts to exterminate it. After the war English slowly but surely took over as an international language. In the last decades the Esperanto Association saw its number of members declining, even though in recent years there is an increase in people learning Esperanto through language apps like Duolingo. Up to this day Esperanto is still spoken by an estimated 2 million people in around 140 countries worldwide. The Universala Esperanto-Asocio (World Esperanto Association) has official relations with the UN and UNESCO. It’s headquarters is located in Rotterdam since the 1960’s.

For Disclosed #14 Ekspedicio Malkaŝita, we are organising a visit to the Universale Esperanto-Asocio headquarters. There we will get introduced to this remarkable language, its history and current usage and we will have a group talk on its sociolinguistic implications, with several experts in the field. The community and network grew around the language, in stead of the other way around. It has developed its own distribution channels, lobby groups, schools, publishers, researchers etc., and is mostly self-organised and self-supportive. What kind of challenges does this organisation face in changing political climates? Esperanto was designed to foster equality, what potential does it carry in current polarised times? It is mainly an international network – can this language also unite on city level? Or should we instead focus on local linguistic common grounds that often transcend nationalities? like ‘Rotterdams’? or both?

The day will be concluded with a communal dinner at restaurant Habibi (free of charge for participants – drinks at your own expense – cash only)

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Simon Kentgens kunlabora kun Eva Olthof, Rieneke de Vries, Universala Esperanto-Asocio kaj restoracio Habibi.

Sabato, Marto 17 2018, 14:30 komencpunkto Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35 Rotterdam

Esperanto estas politike neŭtrala, konstruita lingvo, kiu estis koncipita fine de la 19-a jarcento fare de Ludwik Zamenhof. Lia celo estis krei komunan lingvon facile lerneblan, kiu povas esti universale uzita kaj kreas ponton inter nacioj por instigi harmonion inter malsamaj nacioj. Ĝi estis populara en la frua duono de la 20-a jarcento kaj rapide disvastiĝis al ĉiuj kontinentoj. Antaŭ kaj dum la Dua Mondmilito ĝi komencis alfronti atakojn; Eŭropaj diktatoroj kiel Hitlero, Stalino kaj Franko konsideris Esperanton esti lingvo por anarkiistoj kaj konspiroj, kaj penis ekstermi ĝin. Post la milito la angla malrapide sed verŝajne okupiĝis kiel internacia lingvo. En la lastaj jardekoj la Esperanto-Asocio vidis, ke ĝia nombro da membroj malpliiĝas, kvankam en la lastaj jaroj kreskado de homoj lernas Esperanton per lingvaj apps kiel Duolingo. Ĝis la tago de hodiaŭ Esperanto ankoraŭ parolas ĉirkaŭ 2 milionojn da homoj en ĉirkaŭ 140 landoj tutmonde. La Universala Esperanto-Asocio havas oficialajn rilatojn kun UN kaj UNESKO. La ĝenerala kazerno situas en Roterdamo ekde la 1960-aj jaroj.

Por Malkaŝita # 14 Ekspedicio Malkaŝita, ni organizas viziton al la Universala Esperanto-Asocio-ĉefsidejo. Tie ni enkondukos ĉi tiun rimarkindan lingvon, ĝian historion kaj nunan uzadon, kaj ni havos grupan paroladon pri siaj socilingvaj implikaĵoj, kun pluraj spertuloj en la kampo. La komunumo kaj reto kreskis ĉirkaŭ la lingvo, anstataŭe aliflanke. Ĝi disvolvis siajn proprajn dissendajn kanalojn, ĉefgrupojn, lernejojn, eldonistojn, esploristojn ktp, kaj estas plejparte memganizita kaj mem-subtenema. Kio speco de defioj faras ĉi tiu organizo alfrontas en ŝanĝi politikajn klimatojn? Esperanto estis desegnita por subteni egalecon, kian potencialon ĝi portas en nuntempaj polarizitaj? Ĝi estas ĉefe internacia reto – ĉu ĉi tiu lingvo ankaŭ kunigas sur urba nivelo? Aŭ ĉu ni fokusu lokajn lingvajn komunajn terojn, kiuj ofte transcendas naciojn? kiel ‘Rotterdams’? aŭ ambaŭ?

La tago estos finita kun komuna vespermanĝo ĉe restoracio Habibi (senpage por partoprenantoj – trinkas ĉe via propra elspezo – nur mono)

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EKSPEDICIO MALKAŜITA 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 artists 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.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

Viktorie Langer – Out of time

Viktorie Langer – Out of time
Het Wilde Weten – Guest artist exhibition

Saturday 27th January 2018 – 19:30 till late.
Sunday 28th January 2018 – by appointment.

“The seven paintings I made in Rotterdam are like walking the Nieuwe Binnenweg, from Albert Heijn, stop in by smooky Out of time, than to somber Delfshaven, still awareness mighty harbor few steps from you. Absorbed inspiration from city and its diversity, dissimilarity but at same moment, great interplay.”

For the last two months Het Wilde Weten has been host to artist Viktorie Langer as part of our exchange with Futura in Prague and with the support of the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.
Please join us Saturday 27th of January for a chance to see the new work she has made while in Rotterdam.

Viktorie Langer (born in 1988, Czech Republic) is primarily a painter, while also working in the media of collage, drawing, textiles and ceramics. Her striking large-sized canvases are clearly inspired by early 20th century art, rather than current trends. Yet the almost abstract work of Langer uses a very contemporary language and has a well-established signature style. The artist has introduced her work primarily in the context of the Czech independent art scene, however, she has also exhibited her work at the National Gallery in Prague, Prague Biennale 6 and at the Sør-Troms Museum in Trastad, Norway. She was finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký award 2017 and is represented by Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery.

The residency is kindly supported by Futura in Prague and the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.

Composure – Charles Baudelaire

(The speaker addresses himself)

Lighten up, you bitch, stop being so bitter.
You lobbied for night. It falls. Right here.
The air, a haziness, wimples the town.
Peace for some, for the others the jitters.

With cranked-up hope, the plodding herd, most of us,
sapped silly by desire, that ruthlessness,
we bend in the traces and ask mortgage on remorse.
Dear, dear, glum thing, let’s hold hands. Come ‘ere.

Let’s get away. Look up. There the gone years slouch
in second-hand robes on the balcony of the sky—
over the abyss Regret breaks water, smirking.

The dead sun’s gonna pass out under the bridge.
And like a mummy’s long bandage, off to the west,
listen, sweets, listen, the double-soft dark is coming on.

Disclosed #13 Marcha van den Hurk

HONOLULU
Marcha van den Hurk
invites Tiong Ang

with Marija Angelovska, Goeun Choi, Ingrid Sanghee Edwards, Stavroula Gregoriou, Jan Yongdeok Lim, Winston Nanlohy, Heekyung Ryu, Robert Wittendorp

SATURDAY 20th JANUARY 2018
Doors open 20:00 hrs / Continuous performance

Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

HONOLULU is a collective performance that marks the beginning of a long-term collaborative project by Rotterdam based artist Marcha van den Hurk and Amsterdam based artist Tiong Ang. Invited by curators Sasha Dees (New York) and Kóan Jeff Baysa (Los Angeles), the project is geared towards a final implementation on the islands of Hawai‘i in 2019. The performance takes place in a scenographic setting by Marcha van den Hurk. She invited Tiong Ang to restage his band project ‘Sleeper’(BAK basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht/2017), exploring collective, theatrical, performative, dialogic, musical and vocal motives for a sense of artistic agency, contemplation, and resilience.

HONOLULU 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 artists 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 to Team Thursday for the poster design, Machiel Kunst for technical support/light design, and Alejandro Ramirez for videography.

This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund.

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

Disclosed #8

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