2016-2017 The Kitchen / Not The Restaurant

Guest respondents: Lilet Breddels, Boris Ondreička, Alex Martinis Roe, Ana Teixeira Pinto, farid rakun, Anna Lascari and Ilias Marmaras, Judy Radul, Frederic Schwartz, Doreen Mende and Vera TollmannMichael Marder, Silvia Maglioni and Graeme ThomsonZach Blas, Ray Brassier and Gabi Ngcobo.  

Framework & referee: Gabriëlle Schleijpen

Students: ALL

“Orality…is inseparable from the body in movement.”
 — Edouard Glissant

Every DAI week, one full day is dedicated to individual presentations and lecture-performances (recognized here as a longstanding unique discipline, a hybrid of research, lecture, visual art and performative narrative techniques) by a, monthly changing,  small group of selected students. Lecture performance as an educational tool was coined in 2003 by DAI and molded and sculpted ever since. The format offers individual students the possibility to present their independent work and research updates, proposals, experiments and interests. For DAI as an academy without individual studio spaces, this is the moment where things can be shared among the entire student body. Embedded in a rigorous curriculum consisting of curated classes, seminars and collaborative workshops the Kitchen/Not The Restaurant offers DAI-students a "free space": for the duration of twenty uninterrupted minutes each student is invited to 'speak' to an audience consisting of their fellow students and two, also monthly changing guest respondents (invited artists, curators, writers, scholars). 

Beginning their presentation with a carefully crafted key question, the student presents work by means of performance, talk, performance-lecture, screening, reading, choreography, play, demonstration, action, presentation of relevant aspects of praxis or work in progress or process, reference sets or, a combination of (some of) these formats. Other than the limits of the given time and space frame there are actually no restrictions to the content and the format of the presentation. Following each presentation, in a conversational mode, the two invited respondents try to engage with the question while simultaneously improvising an associative, spoken reflection. 

The day-long event is gently guided by referee Gabriëlle Schleijpen.

June 24-30, 2017 the DAI will organize a week long 'marathon' where all students, in the presence of core tutors and invited guest respondents will present a (semi-) final Kitchen/Not The Restaurant work (again, within the limits of the set framework of time and space). Graduating from the DAI is based on a positive assessment of a variety of equally important curriculum components, while the Kitchen presentations by second year students in June function as a punctuation mark to the overall learning trajectory of the student in the past one or two years at the DAI. The presentations of the second year students will be live-streamed, documented and later on (partly) published at our MA Grad Archive on this website.

Schedule 2016-2017


Respondents: Lilet Breddels and Boris Ondreička

Location: Auditorium ArtEZ, Oude Kraan 26


10:15 Isabelle Sully

11:00 Giulia Crispiani

11:45 David Bergé

14:00 Agata Cieślak

14:45 Clementine Edwards

15:30 Kim Forni


Respondents: Alex Martinis Roe and Ana Teixeira Pinto.

Location: Auditorium ArtEZ, Oude Kraan 26


10.15 larose

11.00 Benedicte Clementsen

11.45 Astarti Athanasiadou

12.30 lunch DAI cantina, Kortestraat 27

14.00 Hannah Kindler

14.45 Aldo Esparza Ramos

15.30 Despina Sevasti

16.15 Leon Filter

17.00 Joy M.Smith

17.45 - 18.00 Wrap Up 

Location: Auditorium ArtEZ, Oude Kraan 26


Respondents: farid rakun & Anna Lascari and Ilias Marmaras


10:15 Sonia Kazovsky

11:00 Zhenia Vasiliev

11:45 Alejandro Cerón

12:30 lunch

14:00 Olga Micinska

14:45 Malcolm Kratz

15:30 Flora Woudstra

16:15 Areumnari Ee

17:00 Floris Visser

17:45-18:00 Wrap-up

Location: Coehoorn.


Respondents: Judy Radul and Frederic Schwartz


10:00 Stephan Blumenschein

10:45 Sanne Kabalt

11:30 Wayne Wang-Jie Lim

12:15 Ines Marita Schärer

13:00 communal lunch cooked by Karin & Annemarie (Pick Up catering)

14:00 Ilan Manouach

14:45 Rabea Ridlhammer

15:30 Wilfred Tomescu

16:15 Tirza Kater

17:00 Katja Den Dulk

17:45-18:00 Wrap up



Respondents: Doreen Mende and Vera Tollmann


10:00  Baha Görkem Yalım

10:45  Nika Timashkova

11:30 Sergi Selvas

12:15 Savannah Theis

13:00 communal lunch cooked by Karin & Annemarie (Pick Up catering)

14:00 Sunghoon Kim

14:45 Mira Adoumier

15:30 Maike Hemmers

16:15  Luca Carboni

17:00 Maya Watanabe

17:45-18:00 Wrap up 

Location: Auditorium ArtEZ, Oude Kraan 26 

MAY 22

9:00 - 20:00

Location: Auditorium (A) & Studio at the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven

Respondents: Michael Marder, Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson and Zach Blas.  

9:30 Alaa Abu Asad (A)

10:15 Mirjam Linschooten (S)

11:00 Monica Lacerda (S)

11:45 Pitchaya Ngameroen  (S)

12:30 Communal lunch at the Designhuis

13:30 Florencia Almiron (S)

14:15 Nina Sottrup Larsen (A)

15:00 Helen Zeru (S)

15:45 Iva Kovac & Elvis Krstulovic (S)

16:30 Break

17:00 Anna Bitkina (A)

17:45 Dimitra Kondylatou (S)

18:30 Ulufer Celik (A)

19:15 Valentina Curandi (S)

20:00 Wrap up