Disclosed #17 Sara Rajaei

Disclosed #17 / Sara Rajaei

Agnès, Laura, Helena & the others
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8 pm
HET WILDE WETEN

“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless. In any case, the instant she turned, smiled and waved to the young lifeguard (who couldn’t control himself and burst out laughing), she was unaware of her age. The essence of her charm, independent of time, revealed itself for a second in that gesture and dazzled me. I was strangely moved. And then the word Agnès entered my mind. Agnès. I had never known a woman by that name.” – Milan Kundera, Immortality, Chapter 1: The Face, Section 1, (1988).

Agnès, Laura, Helena & the others is the first presentation of Sara Rajaei’s ongoing project; The picture book without pictures, a comprehensive artistic research on the oeuvre of the Czech author Milan Kundera. Her project centers on language, examining Kundera’s body of work and his struggle with translation, seeing himself as misinterpreted, mistranslated and misunderstood.

While the first part of the project specifically focuses on text, the second part brings together a series of larger than life-size pencil drawings inspired by some of Kundera’s characters, creating an archive of bodies. These were envisioned and drawn by Rajaei through her reading of Kundera’s literal descriptions which voice his emotional distance, and analytical criticism of his characters’ traits and physical appearances.

For Disclosed #17 Sara Rajaei presents a selection of these drawings and preparatory studies completed between 2016 and 2018.

Agnès, Laura, Helena & the others is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten, which has been running throughout the last 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.

With special thanks to Team Thursday for the poster design & Lora Sariaslan and Neva Lukic for their ideas and (curatorial) support. This program is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Artist Talks – Patricia Westerholz and Simen Gjersvold



Artist Talks – Patricia Westerholz and Simen Gjersvold
Sunday October 21st – 15:30h-17:30h doors open: 15:00h

You are invited to a double artist talk by two current resident artists in Rotterdam: Patricia Westerholz (Goethe Institut) and Simen Gjersvold (Tent & Het Wilde Weten). The resident artists will talk about their work and their plans during their stay in Rotterdam.

Patricia Westerholz (D) is this year’s visiting artist in the long-standing exchange program between sister cities Rotterdam and Dresden, a collaboration between Goethe Institut Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam and Kulturamt Dresden. She lives and works in Dresden since 1995 and graduated at the HfBK Dresden, both Bachelor and Master degree.
Patricia did working- and artist-residencies in Oman, Turkey, Senegal, New York, Straßburg and Rotterdam
Together with Andreas Kempe she runs the space for contemporary art Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden since 2003. www.patriciawesterholz.com / www.galerieursulawalter.de

Simon Gjersvold (NO) was 2017’s winner of the Tent Academy Award for best foreign film. As part of this award the winner gets offered a residency at Het Wilde Weten. This prize has been established in close collaboration between Tent and Het Wilde Weten. Simen was born in Trondheim in 1992 but grew up in Oslo. He just graduated from Nordland College of Art & Film, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Moving Images.
He is currently based in Oslo, working both as an artist and at Tronsmo, the best bookshop in the world.

The talks will be moderately moderated by Simon Kentgens, who was artist-in-residence in Dresden early this year, as part of the Rotterdam-Dresden exchange program. He is an artist living and working in Rotterdam, and program leader of the Autonomous Practices at the Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

Sunday October 21st – 15:30h-17:30h doors open: 15:00h
Artist Talks – Patricia Westerholz and Simen Gjersvold
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021 XB Rotterdam
www.hetwildeweten.nl

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WORDS FAIL ME

WORDS FAIL ME
performance program

Friday July 20th at 7pm
Het Wilde Weten

Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021XB Rotterdam

Performances by:

Neva Lukić (poetry/prose reading)
Cathleen Owens
Katerina Sidorova
Masaaki Oyamada (performed by Judith Moss)

Words fail me endeavors to explore „the word“ and „the symbol“ throughout different media and various artistic expressions. This performance event is structured around three points which create the podium where the language exists, metamorphosing and disappearing by means of various artistic qualities and sensibilities. These points are the philosophical writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, short stories and poems by Neva Lukić and performance pieces by Cathleen Owens, Katerina Sidorova and Masaaki Oyamada (performed by Judith Moss).

Neva Lukić

„So, allow me to build you the place where I find myself:

House House House House House House

House House House House House House

House House House House House House

House House House House House House

Just like this. Not a gram more. Here, the words “House” and “A building that has walls and blah blah blah…” are in perfect balance on the seesaw.“ (excerpt from the short story Universe)

Cathleen Owens

How am I coming across here? How can I manipulate you to see me the way I want to be seen? Can I exist in a world of my own? How can I take my revenge? Is this too dark? I’m sorry.

“Wordvomiting” of everyday life, private or social media communication; grasping something in the moment only to have it become an abstract sound another moment… In any case, words eternally disintegrate before the eyes.

Katerina Sidorova

Over the course of the performance the space is slowly filled with NO’s, which add up, merge and overlap, just like single voices in a crowd, until we can no longer hear what is said, just sense the overall refusal of the state things are in.

Masaaki Oyamada (performed by Judith Moss)

When language is transformed into something else, we allow ourselves to communicate other source of dimension. When language becomes a pigment, drawing becomes a listing or conversation.

The Words Fail me was realized as an outcome of Neva Lukić residency in Het Wilde Weten.

Neva Lukić is a writer and curator living in Croatia and the Netherlands. She has had experience in museum curatorship, as a freelance curator and as an art critic. She has published five books (poetry, short stories and a picture book) and has collaborated with the artists from other art fields with the aim to create interdisciplinary artworks like short films, visual poetry and literary performances.
All artists in Words Fail me are the members of See Lab art initiative in Den Haag. The aim of Lukić residency was also to establish the dialogue and exchange between the prominent art initiative like Het Wilde Weten and the new initiative like See Lab, and therefore to bring the Hague artist initiative climate to Rotterdam.

Special thanks goes to Anke van den Berg for the booklet design.
This program was realized with a kind support of See Lab and Mountain.

At 21:30 pm we will end the evening with a concert by Medium!

Disclosed #16 Wouter Sibum

Disclosed #16
Infra-nature landscape LANDSCAPE landscape
Wouter Sibum

Saturday July 14 at 8pm
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021XB Rotterdam

With talks by:
Wouter Sibum, Gert-Jan Wisse, Bureau B+B Urbanism and Landscape Architecture Rotondologisch genootschap – Tijs van den Boomen and Peter Jonker

Disclosed #16 is an evening with talks adressing ‘successful’ and ‘unsuccessful’ landscapes: in some areas all landscape elements seem to coincide and form a whole, but in other places the amount of elements do not create unity. What makes a landscape ‘good’?

Continue reading Disclosed #16 Wouter Sibum

Disclosed #15 Annette Behrens

Disclosed#15
Annette Behrens with Keukenverhalen i.c.w. Romana Siemons | Mariana Hirschfeld

True Value

A value that would be obtained in an ideal system. An ideal system is one that would have no errors at all. In other words, this is a value that is perfectly accurate. Strictly speaking, the ‘true value’ is hypothetical – no such thing can actually exist.

​For this edition of Disclosed​ Annette Behrens ​takes her ongoing visual research of the soybean as a starting point to explore different perspectives concerning the plant. Through food, industrial products, medication or cosmetics the soybean is closely interwoven into virtually every aspect of our daily lives yet invisible to most of us.
Our knowledge of this legume is largely gained through images and information presented in the media, by NGO’s or often simply hearsay. The same, ever repeating images of, for instance, the tropical deforestation are part of our collective image library. By looking at the development and the use of the plant throughout the past, roughly, 150 years a complex system of interdependency, economics, history, environmental problems and different values can be revealed and questioned.

For this event different aspects of the soybean are examined through photography, video, text, spoken word and meal tastings. A selection of soybean related dishes with their own stories from China, Indonesia, India and Japan will be offered by The Hague’s Keukenverhalen in collaboration with graphic designer Romana Siemons. Rotterdam based spoken word artist Mariana Hirschfeld will perform a tekst written especially for this occasion.

Saturday at 8p.m. and Sunday at 2p.m. a maximum of 30 participants can join the tasting of Keukenverhalen’s meals and Mariana Hirschfeld’s performance, please register at: info@annettebehrens.com
The exhibition space is open for everyone afterwards at 9.30p.m. (Saturday) and 3.30p.m. (Sunday). Please note that the event will be partially Dutch and English.
The evening is free of charge, drinks at your own expense.

True Value is part of the public program DISCLOSED initiated by Het Wilde Weten. 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 Fonds.

Annette Behrens’ project SOY is kindly supportet by Canary Project Artist’s Grant, Miap Foundation and Fonds Kwadraat.

Bo’i Palu
An exhibition by Julian Crestian, Travis Geertruida, Leomar Imperator, Narolian Mercelina, Goretti Pombo and Jisang Shim.
Curated by Priscila Fernandes.

OPENING:
FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2018
from 18pm onwards at
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2018
from 14-17pm

Bo’i Palu, in Papiamento, means ‘underneath the tree’, an expression that characterises unproductive individuals, but also self-established or impromptu businesses found on the side of the roads in Curaçao. Picking up from the dichotomy of this expression – whose connotation is both negative and positive – Priscila Fernandes has invited several artists she met during her residency at Instituto Buena Bista, in Curaçao, to reflect about the about the relationship between leisure and work.
For the past weeks, this young group of artists has been meeting at HWW to discuss and produce work for an exhibition opening this Friday at 18pm.

Poster by Julian Crestian

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.

OPENING – ALOARDI EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2017

OPENING – ALOARDI EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2017
Artist talks, studio visits & music

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER
From 19:30 – 23:00
Open to the public / Free entrance
Het Wilde Weten
Robert Fruinstraat 35
Rotterdam

With:
Felipe del Aguila
Jonathan Castro
Wilder Gonzales Agreda
Priscila Fernandes
Edward Clydesdale Thomson
Julien Grossmann
Jan Huijben

Aloardi, one of the first labels and independent platforms in South and Central America, started in 1998 diffusing and producing experimental music, audiovisual art, sound related interventions, internet radio broadcasts and alternative acoustic research. Based in Lima – Peru, Aloardi’s headquarters serves as venue for workshops, a residency programme, and a mediatheque.

Aloardi and Het Wilde Weten welcome you for the opening of the Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017. At this event we will present the practices of contemporary Lima- and Rotterdam-based initiatives, artists, designers and musicians. Come meet colleagues and potential collaborators, at this starting point to the artist-in-residency period of the Peruvian guests Felipe del Aguila and Wilder Gonzales Agreda who will be hosted at ‘Residency …at the Waterfront’, Rotterdam.

Felipe del Aguila • Wilder Gonzales Agreda • Jonathan Castro • Priscila Fernandes • Edward Clydesdale Thomson • Julien Grossmann • Jan Huijben

More information at:
facebook.com/aloardicolectivo
facebook.com/HetWildeWeten
aloardi.org

Aloardi Exchange Programme 2017 is organised by Aloardi and Idraola. Supported by WORM, Gemeente Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam. Thanks to ‘Residency … at the Waterfront – International Residency Program: State of the City#3 Rotterdam’, Studio Klangendum, galerie Gallery.

Cover image: Felipe del Aguila