DAI-bulletin 2009-2010 number nine June 2009

This is the nineth issue of the monthly DAI-bulletin in the academic year 2008-2009, informing you about our program and about important dates and events. Eventual alterations can be found on our website under DAI-bulletins.

DAI-week June 1 till June 5


Lunch will be served Monday from 12:00-13:00, other days from 13:00-14:00, dinner Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 18:30-19:30

This weeks’ DAI guest cook is Barbara Paternotte: “Although I have studied fine arts and communications, my true passion has always been cooking. After working in several restaurant kitchens, I started working as a free-lance chef and caterer this past January. Since then, I have cooked for private dinners, public events and started several collaborations with other entrepreneurs - ranging from cooking Indian food on stage in a Bollywood setting - to - dressing up as a cowboy shooting out condiments from a plastic pistol. My aim is to look beyond the shelves of the giant supermarket chains and work with the ingredients that inspire me: seasonal organic ingredients and local produce”.

- Biographical notes on guests can be found on our website under ‘Faculty: Guestlecturers and Advisors’.
- All parts of the curriculum have to be attended by ALL students unless it is mentioned otherwise.

Monday June 1
13:00-17:00 (Project room)
With Alena Alexandrova

For first year students
Alena will discus two texts with the group: Martin Jay, Scopic Regimes of Modernity and Philippe-Alain Michaud, "Among the Hopi", Ch. 5 in Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion.

13:00-16:00 (space to be announced)
Graduation meeting
With Gabrielle Schleijpen and Rik Fernhout

For graduating students
In this meeting we will discuss the final steps towards graduation.

Evening lecture
Starting 19:30 (project room)
For all students
Stefan Majakowski, filmmaker and organiser/initiator of the Shadow Festival, will introduce and screen a selection of documentaries round the themes: ‘Archive, Concept, Allegory'

Tuesday June 2
Starting 9:30
Face to Face meetings between individual DAI-students and individual guest advisors Theo Tegelaers, Stefan Majekowski, Sanne van Rijn, Joris Lindhout and Gabrielle Schleijpen

11:00 – 13:00 (space to be announced)
Group meeting of the participants with Joris Lindhout to discuss the Dublin programme. Following the groupmeeting, Joris will have individual meetings with the participants.

Starting 9:30 (space to be announced)
Groupmeeting with Gabrielle Schleijpen, followed by face to face meetings with the participation groups.

Starting 10:30 (project room)
The artwork as a trip, contemporary art and the idea of the trip
Curated by Mark Kremer with contributions by John Heymans

Today the group will have a lookback at the Crete Workshop; how was it? Artwise? Workwise? What to take from it? Mark’s proposal for a website of "Exhibitions of a Day" will be discussed. As this is the last GTBT day of the year, it is the time for an evaluation and an occasion for feedback, critique and suggestions for the future.

Evening lecture:
Starting 19:30 (project room)
New Tendencies
– the ‘visual research’ in the frame of the social engagement and scientification of the art in the 1960’s, before its commercialization by the ‘op art’
presentation by Darko Fritz

The lecture examines one of the most important international trends of the 1960s. [New] tendencies stands for an international network and movement which was of enormous influence at the time, but that has now slipped out of public consciousness and has virtually been lost in the history of the development of art.

Wednesday June 3
Starting 9:30:
Face to Face
meetings between individual DAI-students and individual guest advisors Lorenzo Benedetti, James Beckett, Tomo Savic-Gecan, Mark Kremer, Rebecca Sakoun and Abdelkader Benali

Starting 10:30
Student presentations by James Skunka, Veridiana Zurita and Tzvika Gutter.
Today, students are offered to try out a presentation in preparation of the assessments that will be held at the end of the month. Their 20–minute presentations will be reviewed and discussed AS PRESENTATIONS by guest advisor Rebecca Sakoun and course director Gabriëlle Schleijpen.

Starting 19:30 (project room)
Evening lecture:
Artist’s talk by Tomo Savic-Gecan
For all students

Thursday June 4
Starting 9:30 at Clause Debussylaan 2-8, Amsterdam
Ruffles and Fray
Curated by Florian Göttke

A collaboration of the Research Group Art in Public Space in Amsterdam (www.lkpr.nl), the Dutch Art Institute and the Sandberg Institute.
Public presentation of the project Ruffle and Fray at the Zuidas, Amsterdam. The participants will meet at 9:30 at the office of the organization, Claude Debussylaan 2-8
The Zuidas (literally the South Axis) will be the new centre of Amsterdam; a place for living, working, art and culture. But there’s still a long way to go; this monumental plan is very far from completion. And in the meantime, what should be on the cultural agenda of the Zuidas: entertainment for those who work there? Niche activities for miniscule subcultures? Or a giant exhibition space for blockbuster shows? The role of culture at the Zuidas has been debated for years and there is no shortage of plans. But up to now, nothing tangible has been done. Culture isn’t just about buildings – it’s about doing. Hardware doesn’t work on its own – it needs to be programmed; it needs software. This is why the Research Group Art and Public Space of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie decided to a host a day to look at the kinds of artistic projects that could bring inspiration and culture to the Zuidas.
Software is part of Cosmopolis 2025, a project conceived by Amsterdam Bright City.

Starting 10:30 Meeting 11:00 at appartment 603, Delft
Negotiating equity
Curated by Renée Ridgway

Negotiating Equity will be meeting during DAI days first in Delft, on the 4th of June and then on the 5th, in Amsterdam. At Delft we will reevaluate the situation of the FLAT_land residencies, how the relations between those living there and the neighbours has been negotiated. How is this site-specific context and precarious situation changing (or not) the very nature of our proposals? We will also discuss the blog/future website and what we will decide use from what we have built up already while thinking about new content.

Stephen Wright will be joining us from Paris in the afternoon and reviewing the progression of your work the past months. Veri, Marina and Suzanne will show us what they are preparing for their presentations on June 7th. It will also be an opportunity to discuss your texts and workplans as they have developed and changed because the situation has been altered. We realise some of you have not yet used the space but still expect a new version of your text, sent to me by Wednesday morning, the 3rd.

11:00 meeting at apartment 603-discussion of the project so far, logistics
11:30- tour of the area, Projectbureau Poptahof
12:00- discussing the website, etc.
13:30-14:00 lunch
14:00 Stephen arrives, presentations by Veri, Marina, Suzanne
15:00 discussions of works and texts by all other participants (so please bring your work on your computers or USB stick (images, video, powerpoint, etc.) and have your text ready to read.

Starting 13:00 at Maastricht Centraal Station
Curated by Binna Choi
‘Lying Freely’, a full day workshop with Ruth Buchanan at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
In the resonance of her long-term project ‘Lying Freely’, Ruth Buchanan, artist and currently researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, will join the group for different exercises in choreographing spatial and temporal arrangements and situations in which historically and geographically different figures and voices correspond with each other in the context of the Jan van Eyck building. This will prepare us for the exchange of the outcome of our “ Holland Correspondence” the next day.
13:00 Ruth will collect us at Maastricht central station and lead us to Jan van Eyck Academie where her studio and workshop/seminar will shall take place.
18:00 After dinner there will be a screening The Land of Silence and Darkness' (1971), Werner Herzog 'Koolhas Houselife' (200*) Ila Beka and Louise Lemoine "An angel at my table' (1990) Jane Campion along with other JvE participants. The screening will take place at The ANNEX, an additional residence and production / research space within the existing structure of the Jan van Eyck Academie.
The group will stay overnight in Maastricht.

Friday June 5
Starting 10:30 at the Bijlmer Arena metro stop in Amsterdam
Combined programme of
Negotiating equity, curated by Renée Ridgway
Ruffles and Fray, curated by Florian Göttke

Today we will be attending Open Source Amsterdam, the Bijlmer Spinoza Festival in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam. This is an exhibition of site-specific sculptures and ‘universal’ installations from various artists. We will start the tour at Amsterdam Arena and continue along the route until ending at Hirschorn’s ‘The Bijlmer Spinoza-Festival’. Here we will spend more time, looking, reading and watching video installations. At 16:30 there will be the daily performance. There is a philosphy lecture at 17:30 daily for those of you wanting to stay longer.

10:30 Bijlmer Arena Metro stop- beginning the route of Open Source Amsterdam
13:00 lunch at Kraaiennest, end of route (near Hirshorn’s work)
14:00 Hirshhorn exhibit- we will take our time, look, read. Stephen will talk more about Hirshorn’s work.
16:30 performance- Child’s Play
17:30 daily lecture on philosophy

starting 10:00 at Jan van Eyckacademie, Maastricht
Curated by Binna Choi
‘Whether Chance or Order’
10.00 - 12.00 The last day of the seminar will be dedicated to “Holland Correspondence” where we share the outcome of our work. Accordingly, you will be asked to incorporate Ruth’s strategies from the previous day. The point is to avoid banal presentations by rather applying artistic practice to them.
12.00 – 18.00 Binna will join us at noon in time for our exchange. Each of the presentations will be used as an opportunity for critical exchange. This process may be initiated by the person for whom the artwork is intended as they may pose any questions or comments, first. We should also keep our initial frameworks or notions of Correspondence in mind, afore defined as:
1. One who communicates by means of letters.
2. One employed by the print or broadcast media to supply news stories or articles: a foreign correspondent.
3. One that has regular business dealings with another, especially at a distance.
4. Something that corresponds; a correlative.

During this time we will also reflect on how to manage the outcomes of our correspondence, i.e. how to mediate or share it with the public. Some sort of publication is still possible. The ANNEX will host the workshop on Friday
Finally, we will wrap up the program with some champagne.