DAI-bulletin 2005-2006 number eight May 2006
This is the eighth issue of the monthly DAI-bulletin in the academic year 2005-2006, informing you about our program, about important dates and events.
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News on alumni and/ or current students and/or lecturers (you are all are most welcome to send in your announcements).
> DAI student Liu Tsui-lun’s video This Love (2006) is on tour. Under the scheme of Project 59, the video is shown with other 58 videos in different institutes and cities in the United States and in Europe.
Launched by Project 59 last spring in Tribeca, the 59 Seconds Festival presents a wide ranging collection of 59 videos and animations, 59 seconds each by artists from around the world that were selected through three international open calls. After screenings in New York City, NY, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA, Durham, NC, Rockport and Portland, ME, the 59 Seconds Festival travels to Eastern Europe for screenings in Germany, Poland, Austria and Slovakia:
Berlin, April 23rd at 9:30 pm Babylon Cinema www.babylonberlin.de;
Szczecin (Poland), April 24th at 7 pm Officyná (http://www.officyna.art.pl/);
Vienna (Austria) April 25th at 7 pm; Monochrom Museumsquartier museumsplatz 1 (http://www.monochrom.org/);
Trnava (Slovakia) April 26th at 5 pm Multimedia Festival Multiplace in Jan Koniarek Gallery )http://www.gjk.sk/);
Bratislava (Slovakia), April 27th at 6 pm Film Club 35mm).
> KUNSTVLAAI 6
70 artist run spaces & master programmes
Opening: Saturday May 6 at 16.00
Open: May 7 till May 15, 2006
Daily from 12.00 tot 18.00.
Westergasfabriek, Haarlemmerweg 8-10, Amsterdam
With DAI Artists: Paula Bugni, Idan Hayosh, Jolanda Jansen, Carlijn Mens, Susannah Mira, Adamantia Nika, Iris Tenkink, Liu Tsui-lun, Vitto Valentinov, Marianne Veirø, Pavlina Verouki and Xue Mu.
For the DAI presentation, we invited Lisette Smits, former director of Casco in Utrecht, to visit our students and make a selection of their works.
> On the 7th of May is the opening of an exhibition at the Village des Arts in Dakar, Senegal with amongst more two videoworks by DAI project manager Alite Thijsen.
> Work of alumnus Katja Sonnewend can be seen in the exhibition Neutrum in Gallery ‘Sleeping Dogs’ in Berlin (Kochstrasse 28) from 13th May till 11th June.
> DAI alumnus Marijn Akkermans participates in the exhibition Met Stip at the The Hague GEM till June 25.
DAI PROGRAMME May 2006
THURSDAY May 4
No programme because of Memorial Day.
SATURDAY May 6
Opening Kunstvlaai at 16.00 (Rik Fernhout is in charge).
WEDNESDAY May 10
Departure DAI participants workshop Damascus with Rik Fernhout (project leader), Manel Esparbé y Gasca (workshop leader), Lucy Cotter (lecturer) and Ruth Linnemann, Xue Mu, Juhee Youn, Susannah Mira, Kristiina Koskentola, Pavlina Verouki, Viola Onderdelinden and Gerco Lindeboom.
In Damascus the participants from Enschede will meet with their Syrian collegues Tammam Azzam, Bassel Al Saddy, Hrair Sarkissin and DAI alumnus and initiator Bassam Al Khoury. Also joining us will be Erkan Özgen (Turkey), Abd El Mounem Abdulla Hamza (Sudan) and Rana Hamadeh (Lebanon). Most of the time in Syria will be spent working in Midhat Basha Street, the main subject of our artistic research. Discussions and lectures are planned in the rooms of our partner in Damascus, the Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies (NIASD).
It will host four events that are open to the public:
MONDAY May 15
Marie Elias (Palestine) will lecture on the interdisciplinary grounds and meeting points of the different arts in the performance and theatrical arts, followed by an introduction on the current status of interdisciplinary arts in Syria.
WEDNESDAY May 17
DAI guest tutor Lucy Cotter will hold a lecture on the backgrounds of Here as the Centre of the World, followed by a discussion with Marie Elias.
FRIDAY May 19
A round-table discussion with all participants will focus on the different situations cultural operators find themselves in when they work in their homeland.
SUNDAY May 21
The participants will present the first results of the Damascus workshop at the NIASD.
WEDNESDAY May 10
Departure DAI participants workshop Taipei with John Heymans (project leader), Ricardo Liong-A-Kong (vice project leader), James Beckett (workshop leader), and Idan Hayosh, Jolanda Jansen, Dagmar Kriegesmann, Astrid van Peet and Marianne Veirø.
In Taipei the participants from Enschede will meet with their Taiwanese collegues Huang Hei-Ming (professor at the National Taiwan University of Education) and six of his students in mixed media (Yen Yi-tzu, Chang Yan-de, Huang Ta-kuei, Chao Hsin-yi, Liu Han-chi, Chong Shun-Da), Py-J (curator of the Nan Hei Gallery) and Pei (sound artist and guest tutor at DAI).
Most of the time in Taipei will be spent working in Gulin Street, a street in a former Japanese area, the main subject of our artistic research. It is located behind the presidential palace.
Discussions and lectures are planned in the Nan Hei Gallery. Special attention will be paid to the New Wave Taiwan Film Directors.
THURSDAY May 18
The workshop group will present the first results of their artistic research on Gulin Street in Nan Hei Gallery.
FRIDAY May 19
The exhibition of the Gulin Street works, mainly focused on street furniture, will be installed as part of an open art market on May 20 and 21.
THURSDAY May 11
No programme at the DAI. Debra Solomon is preparing for the banquet during the conference Here as the Centre of the World and will be in touch with the DAI students that are assisting her.
SUNDAY May 14
End of KUNSTVLAAI – everybody is responsible for picking up his own work.
THURSDAY May 18
No studio visits because of preparations for the conference Here as the centre of the world on May 23 and 24.
THURSDAY May 18
Presentation of Open 10 (In)Tolerantie, over vrijheid van meningsuiting in kunst & cultuur
((In) Tolerance, about freedom of speech in art & culture) as well as the presentation of Open 9.5 that was produced by John Heymans, Darcy Jeffs and DAI students Susannah Mira, Marianne Vierø, Dagmar Kriegesmann, Sónia Ribeiro, Iris Tenkink, Idan Hayosh and Julian Scaff as a reaction on Open 9 (about Sound in public space).
At 20.00 in Museum de Paviljoens in Almere. With a word of welcome by Jorinde Seydel.
Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan read their essay for Open 10: Call of the Wild.
MONDAY May 22
Return from Damascus and Taipei.
TUESDAY May 23 and
WEDNESDAY May 24
Here as the centre of the world.
A conference on all things peripheral.
As part of the transnational collaborative project ‘Here as the Centre of the World’ the Dutch Art Institute, organises a conference on May 23 and May 24 at the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede the Netherlands.
Lectures, presentations, discussions and a banquet by and for art producers, mediators and arts managers who operate from inside what is traditionally opposed to the centre: the periphery (as determined by geographical, cultural or by socio-political conditions).
The conference will not emphasize on complaints on the obvious disadvantages of artistic practice in the geographically determined periphery but will instead try to list and interconnect stimulating strategies and visions on the challenges as well as on the hidden opportunities in any peripheral location in the arts landscape.
Working language: English
More on ‘Here as the Centre of the World’ >
THURSDAY May 25
Day off because of Ascension Day