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

Sunday Nov. 23 – Artist Talks at Het Wilde Weten

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ARTIST TALKS

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23 2014
start: 16:00

talks by
NURZEHRA ULUKAYA (DE/NL) nurzehra.com
INDIA LEIRE (GB)indialeire.com
JENNY LINDBLOM (SE) jennylindblom.com
ANTJE GUENTHER (DE) aguenth.de
PHIL HESSION (NIR) philhession.com
VASILIS KARVOUNIS (GR) vasiliskarvounis.com

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Location
HET WILDE WETEN
ROBERT FRUINSTRAAT 35
ROTTERDAM

Several times a year Het Wilde Weten organizes an Artist Talk. Current Artists in Residence in Rotterdam show their work and tell about the plans for their stay in the city. The presentations are 15 minutes each. Talks are in English.

FOUNDATION B.A.D. / HET WILDE WETEN / KAUS AUSTRALIS / KUNST & COMPLEX

07.05.2014 SIX ARTIST TALKS – TWO EVENINGS

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SIX ARTIST TALKS – TWO EVENINGS
By artists currently working at Het Wilde Weten

Wednesday 7 May 2014
Doors open 19:30h | Start 20:00h
Entrance free | Language English

Thomas van Linge (1989, NL)
Sara Rajaei (1976, IR)
Edward Clydesdale Thomson (1982, UK)

Wednesday 11 June 2014
Doors open 19:30h | Start 20:00h
Entrance free| Language English

Annette Behrens (1979, DE)
Eva Olthof (1983, NL)
Wouter Sibum (1980, NL)

13.4.2014 ARTIST TALKS – Sunday April 13 / 16:00

artisttalks

SUNDAY APRIL 13 2014
16:00

talks by
VLADIMIR TURNER (CZ)
ANTJE GUENTHER (DE)
THOMAS RUSTEMEYER (DE)
SUSANNA INGLADA (ES)
and others

HET WILDE WETEN
ROBERT FRUINSTRAAT 35
ROTTERDAM

Four times a year Het Wilde Weten organizes an Artist Talk.
Current Artists in Residence in Rotterdam show their work and tell about the plans for
their stay in the city. The presentations are 15 minutes each.

FOUNDATION B.A.D. / HET WILDE WETEN / KAUS AUSTRALIS / KUNST & COMPLEX / GOETHE INSTITUT

7.04.2013 RAiR Artists Talks at HWW

SUNDAY APRIL 7
4 – 6 PM / DOORS OPEN 3:30 PM

talks by
PASCAL FENDRICH (D)
JOANNE MOAR (NZ)
THERESE SCHULEIT (D)
VANESSA JACK (NZ)
FREYA HATTENBERGER (D)
DIMITRI YIN (F/USA)
HANNEKE VAN DER WERF (NL)
JAN PÖTTER (D)
CHLOE WIGSNES (NO)

Four times a year RAiR organizes an Artist Talk at Het Wilde Weten.
Current Artists in Residence show their work and tell about the plans for
their stay in Rotterdam. The presentations are 10 minutes each.

18.11.2012 A way of getting closer – talk Antoinette Nausikaa & guests

talk met Maurice Knegtel Sensei, Zen meester en Drs. Annewieke Vroom, Religieus filosoof.
Zondag 18 November 2012, 15:00h – 17:00h
Kunst en religie in de sleur van alledag.

tentoonstelling
Opening 8 December, 17:00h
Open 9, 15, 16 en 22 December, 12:00-17:00h
(en op afspraak, mail: antoinette.nausikaa@gmail.com)

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08.07.2012 RAiR Artist Talk

Het Wilde Weten would like to invite you to,

The RAIR artist talks at Het Wilde Weten on 08.07.2012
From 16.00 – 18.00
Doors open at 15.30

4 Times a year Het Wilde Weten organizes the RAIR Artistl.
This public evening 11 current Artists in residence show their work and tell
about the plans for their stay in Rotterdam. The presentations are 10 minutes each.

RAiR Artist Talk in Het Wilde Weten with Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber (Böhm/Kobayashi) (DE), Samantha Donnelly (UK) Domenico Billari (CH), Courtney Hayes (USA), Maurice Meewisse (NL)
Yoya Suzuki (JP) Jessica Tankard (USA), Paco Dalmau (ES), Dieneke Jansen (NZ), No More Luggage (A)