DAI Bootcamp 2012 / Day 1: WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DO ? / workshop by Lauren Alexander & Eva Olthof

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Today 11 Dutch and international participants embark on a three day intensive program with workshops, lecture-presentations and performances, one-on-one portfolio reviews tailored for 3rd and 4th year BFA students, BFA alumni and all those who are considering to join a Fine Arts gradute program to deepen their knowledge in art production and critical thinking. 


Saturday 14 April WHAT IS IT THAT YOU DO?

10:30 – 11:00 coffee/welcome 
11:00 – 12:00 introduction workshop by Lauren Alexander and Eva Olthof
12:00 – 13:00 lunch
13:00 – 17:30 continuation workshop; skype meeting with Freek Lomme, curator and director of artspace and publisher Onomatopee in Eindhoven.
18:30 – 19:30 dinner
19:30 – 21:00 continuation workshop

During the publication workshop lead by Lauren Alexander and Eva Olthof at DAI Bootcamp 2012, we will focus on the artists self publishing niche in order to produce our own publication in a day! Our theme for the day will explore new ways of using everyday, perhaps awkward introduction moments of artists as a publishing opportunity. The day will feature special advice from Freek Lomme, curator and director of artspace and publisher Onomatopee in Eindhoven.

Lauren Alexander (Cape Town, ZA) works and lives in Amsterdam since 2006. Lauren completed her bachelor studies in Graphic Design  at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa (2005). After shortly working in advertising, she left South Africa to pursue a   Masters(design) at the Sandberg Institute (2008) in Amsterdam, and thereafter an MFA at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem (2011). In 2009 she co-founded art/design collective Foundland (http://www.foundland.org/). Foundland works on commissioned and self-initiated projects, exhibitions and publications which explore critical reflections and interpretations of current political and social issues.

Eva Olthof (Nijmegen, NL) is an artist living and working in Rotterdam. She recieved her Master degree at The Dutch Art Institute in 2011.  Her artistic research focusses on the condition of the photographic image in relation to the invisible, the unseen. Recent projects raise questions and thoughts around the documentary image versus the imaginary and transportive potentialities of the image. Questioning history and memory through images is an important part of her work and she examines these notions through installations, printed matter and performative presentations. Currently she is an artist in residence in Schloss Ringenberg Germany. At the moment she is working on a collaborative project with Stefano Faoro called At The End Of The World I Exist. Initially an installation the project has evolved into a one night event with presentations and a publication that will be launched at the end of June in the great hall (Rittersaal) of Schloss Ringenberg.


Each project at Onomatopee consists of an exhibition, which allows our experience to become durable, and a publication that gives context to our imaginations. Projects expand upon both real-time cases and abstract thought. Onomatopee mediates between professionals and the general public, interconnecting people's perspectives and professions, and thus taking on the role of cultural producer of public interests. An average of 20.000 people engage with the Onomatopee project-space in Eindhoven annually, whilst the publications are distributed via bookshops, fairs and various presentations around the world.