DAI-bulletin 2007-2008 number eight April 2008

This is the eight issue of the monthly DAI-bulletin in the academic year 2007-2008, informing you about our program, about important dates and events.

///////// DAI Week April 2008 /////////
Instead of asking its master students to come to 'school' on a weekly base the DAI offers an alternative educational environment: during one week a month (so 11 times per year), everyone who is involved in DAI stays in Enschede day and night and takes part in a very full programme consisting of lectures, seminars, projects, excursions, workshops, and evaluations of his or her own work, which lasts from early morning until late at night. During the DAI week, cooks prepare the afternoon and evening meals that staff, students and guest lecturers from all over the world take in the cosy canteen. During the week participants in the programme spend the night at one of the two DAI houses in the centre of Enschede.


Monday April 14
Rik Fernhout - mentor day
Femke Schaap - mentor day >

DAI Public lecture: Ecomedia – A Medial Perspective to Ecological Concerns by Sabine Himmelsbach >

Tuesday April 15
Student presentations first year students >

Toolkit session for second year students: The Crystal Ball with Gabrielle Schleijpen - an informal toolkit session on the future.

Edward Said lecture: Orientalism: and what about ‘Africanism’? by Dr. Pieter Boele van Hensbroek >

Wednesday April 16
Studio visits by:
Rik Fernhout, John Heymans, Ansuya Blom, Delphine Bedel, Tomo Savic-Gecan and David Behrman.

David Behrman >, interviewed by John Heymans. Two main topics: art, science and technology; music and politics.

Thursday April 17
Transnational projects:
1. Armenia Dreaming - Partizan Publik >

2. Eco-awareness on watermanagement in Cappadocia - Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) >

3. Here as the Centre of the World - Alite Thijsen >

Discussion of Claire Bishop’s text The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents >

Friday April 18
OUTSIDE DAI project: a presentation by Nikos Doulos, Julien Grossman, Chris Meighan and Emily Williams on Gerard Byrne's masterclass in Expodium in Utrecht on December 12, 13 and 14 2007

Why Video? - workshop Hala Elkoussy >

Sit, Walk and Stand - workshop Sanne van Rijn >

17:00 Afterdrinks

///////// THIS TIME IT IS PRIVATE /////////

News on alumni and/or current students and/or lecturers (You are all most welcome to send in your announcements).


Aproach | Murals
March 30 - April 13 2008

Exhibition by DAI alumnus Simon Schrikker
Opening: 30 maart at 15:00
Project space de Overslag, Generaal Bothastraat 7D, 5642 NJ Eindhoven


Critical Mass
March 8 - April 27 2008

DAI alumnus Kristiina Koskentola is participating in Critical Mass, a group show organized and curated by Marc Hungerbuehler, the director of the:artist:networknewyork for HYCAC, Huang Yan Contemporary Art Center, Beijing.


Redefine the Enemy
March 20 - May 5 2008

DAI alumnus Anne Schiffer is participating in 'Redefine the Enemy' at Tent, Rotterdam.
Opening March 20 at 20:30
Tent, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam


Duo exhibition by Sabrina Basten and DAI alumnus Ana Fernandez
March 28 - May 4 2008

Ana is showing her three channel video installation the Machine, the Replicant and the Spectacle.
Opening: Friday 28th March at 19:00
Hommes, Charloisse Kerksingel 14, 3082 DA Rotterdam


Daily News
April 2 - May 4 2008

Current DAI student Maciek Duchowski is showing recent paintings at Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw.
Galeria Promocyjna, Rynek Starego Miasta 2, 00-272 Warszawa
Opening: April 2, 18:00


April 4 - May 9 2008

Current DAI student Julien Grossmann is presenting two mixed medias installations and a series of drawings, all freshly realized, in his exhibition Désertique at the Espace My Monkey, Nancy.
Opening: April 3, 19:00
Espace My Monkey, 15 r du Faubourg des 3 Maisons, 54000 Nancy, France


Group Exhibition
April 12 - May 4 2008

Current DAI student Hidenori Mitsue is having a group exhibition together with Willehad Eilers and Chiaki Kamikawa in Galerie Sign.
Opening: Saturday April 12, 17:00.
Galerie Sign, Winschoterkade 10, 9711 EA Groningen


Tien jaar Dooyewaard Stichting in Academie Minerva
April 3 - April 20 2008: Academie Minerva, Groningen
April 20 - April 29 2008: Studio 2000 Art Gallery, Blaricum

As being one of the talented graduates of Academia Minerva current DAI student Daniëlle Davidson received a stipendium of the Dooyewaard Stichting in 2003. In ‘Tien jaar Dooyewaard Stichting in Academie Minerva’ an overview is shown of work of the artists who got this stipendium the last ten years.
Academie Minerva, Gedempte Zuiderdiep 158,9711 HN Groningen
Studio 2000, Dorpsstraat 9 B-C, 1261 ES Blaricum


Twentse Mythen en Sagen
April 5 - April 27 2008

In the show Twentse Mythen en Sagen in the Balengebouw (Enschede) eight artists show work inspired by the old myths of Twente (part the eastern part of the Netherlands). Among them DAI alumni Maaike Sietzema and Patrick Ros.
Balengebouw, Schurinksweg 97, 7523 AP Enschede


FilmFest Dresden, International Short Film Festival
15th – 20th April 2008

Volksrecorders, an artists initiave consisting of among others DAI alumnus Anne Schiffer, is participating in the International Short Film Festival in Dresden (Germany).
Their daily video reports are available on: www.volksrekorders.com.


SOS - Symposium on Sound
26 - 27 April 2008

On Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April 2008, the Veenfabriek and the Art History Department of Leiden University organise the Symposium on Sound in Scheltema in Leiden. This symposium is a gathering of scientists, performers and artists. Lectures as well as performances will focus on the issue of mutual influence between art and science, more specifically with regard to sound. The Canadian art historian Jonathan Sterne and the American composer David Behrman have been invited as keynote speakers. Pièce de résistence of the Symposium on Sound is the launch of the eightteen-strong Siren Orchestra, performing five new works composed by John Butcher, Yannis Kyriakides, Martijn Padding among others. Next to this the American composer and performance-artist Laurie Anderson will be interviewed by DAI mentor John Heymans in public on art and science.
Furthermore the British essayist and curator David Toop will launch the exhibition On the Sensations of Sound. This show departing from the idea of sound as a material, is organised as part of the symposium in cooperation with Museum De Lakenhal in Scheltema. Participants are: Carsten Nicolai, Suchan Kinoshita, James Beckett among others.
Location: Scheltema, Marktsteeg 1, Leiden
For the full program: www.veenfabriek.nl


a portion of space in the world
May 1 - June 1 2008

Current DAI student Philip Tonda Heide is showing his installation ‘a portion of space in the world’ in the Opzichterhuisje.
Opzichterhuisje, Cruquiusweg 0, Amsterdam
Opening: May 1, 17:30


Baggage 1972.2007
May 2 2008; 19:00

DAI guest lecturer Otobong Nkanga and Allan Kaprow will have a performative screening of ‘Baggage 1972.2007’ in de Appel arts centre.
de Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, 1017 DE Amsterdam


May 5 2008, 20:00

DAI alumnus Kristiina Koskentola is invited by General Public in Berlin to show her video ‘Traverse Condition’ and have an talk about the work and her artist in residence at Imagine Gallery in Beijing, China.
‘Traverse Condition’ was made during this residence.
General Public, Schöenhasuer Allee 167c, Berlin
May 5 2008, 20:00


Art Amsterdam 2008
7 - 12 May 2008

On Art Amsterdam Yoshiko Matsumoto Gallery is showing work of current DAI student Hidenori Mitsue.
Yoshiko Matsumoto Gallery: www.yoshikomatsumoto.com
Art Amsterdam: Art Amsterdam


Carlijn Mens
May 9 - June 21 2008

Cuurent DAI student Carlijn Mens is showing her work at 1st Floor-Ottilia Pribilla Gallery in Antwerp.
1st Floor-Ottilia Pribilla Gallery, Kronenburgstraat 21, 2000 Antwerp.
Open: wednesday-saturday 14:00-18:00
Opening reception: May 8 2008 from 18:00


KunstVlaai A.P.I. 2008
May 10 - 18 2008

Kunstvlaai (Art Pie International) 2008, an art fair for new flavours in art, is taking place at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Here you will find artists initiative, art spaces, and MFA schools. Dutch Art Institute will be present, and also some initiatives of DAI students and/or alumni: STeC, YAM.
KunstVlaai A.P.I. 2008


KAAP de Kleinne Biennale 2008
May 11 - June 22 2008

With her recent installation project A Childish Nothingness_Meditation Space DAI alumnus Mu Xue is one of the 10 artist at the Fort Ruigenhoek / Utrecht. DAI advisor to the students Mark Kremer is the curator of KAAP.
Opening: Sunday 11 May, 2008, at 15:00
More information at: http://www.kaapweb.nl