DAI-BULLETIN 8 - May 2017

tag: Arnhem




Dear friends and relations,

For DAI-WEEK 9, staff, students, and tutors will take up residence in Eindhoven at the Designhuis, Stadhuisplein 3 and the Van Abbemuseum, Bilderdijklaan 10.

DAI is the main partner for the caucus "Becoming More", a discursive and inclusive event, initiated by the Van Abbemuseum.

Our closed courses and classes, our semi-public seminars, interventions, and presentations, as well as

our VERY PUBLIC Roaming Assembly #14 TOWARDS ENTANGLED MODES OF BECOMING MORE (curated by Emily Pethick and Leire Vergara) on Sunday, May 21

and our day of Roaming Academy project presentations on Thursday, May 25 will run concurrently or become entangled with VanAbbe's programming.

The museum has published a lovely and practical booklet about the wealth of public events during the caucus, which you can download here.

Federica Bueti, together with DAI & Open! Publishing Class students will explore and invent new formats for the live coverage of the various symposia taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19, 20, 21 at the museum's auditorium. A link to their online activities is to be found at Open!.

For the full DAI-WEEK program (including the closed and semi-public sessions we kindly ask you to scroll to DAI-BULLETIN 8).

Meanwhile, we warmly encourage you to attend as many days of the caucus program as possible, but with this mail, we would like to specifically invite you to our:


Thursday, May 25 12:30 -22:00 including dinner

Our four Roaming Academy classes will conclude their year-long trajectory (including study and collaboration on location in Boston, Casablanca & Ait Ben Haddou, Mexico City, and Salvador da Bahia resp. between March 13 and March 27, 2017 ) with four public moments as part of the Caucus Becoming More.

Next to experimental presentations of group work in progress, DAI is furthermore delighted to present accomplished work: a selection of artist books plus a reading by Ricardo Liong-A-Kong and a book launch with Jon Mikel Euba.


13:15 - 13:45 Van Abbemuseum / library. Grond-geest: display of books & reading by the artist: Notes from Surinam (Ricardo Liong-A-Kong).

14:00 - 15:00 Van Abbemuseum / B2. Contest: teaching as a form of art. Durational event (students Ruth Noack).

15:30 - 16:00 Designhuis / the hall. Book presentation Writing Out Loud (Jon Mikel Euba).

16:30 - 17:30 Designhuis / room 2 & 3. Opening: Degrees of Freedom: Human, Robot and the Medium of Automation (students Bassam El Baroni).

17:30 - 18:00 Designhuis / the project space. Presentation 'On praxis, an unstated theory (Writing out loud)' (students If ICan't Dance).

18:00 - 20:00 Designhuis / outdoor. Campfire dinner (public: upon reservation: Jacq van der Spek)

19:00 - 22:00 Designhuis / the circle. Southern Wave Radio (students Casco)

Grond-geest: Ambassade van Bukistan presents Artist's Books by Ricardo Liong-A-Kong

Living and working between Hengelo, Arnhem, and Paramaribo, Ricardo started making artist's books around the mid-eighties. Since 1991 his books are published under the imprint Ambassade van Bukistan. They contain subtle and poetic visual and textual observations on plant species and seeds, (family) relations, children’s games, mappings, language, and social behavior. When in Surinam, Ricardo regularly updates his friends and colleagues in the Netherlands by sending them 'Notes from Surinam'. Over the past years, he has been presenting these notes at public reading sessions in the Netherlands, accompanied by audio and video materials, as well as homemade peanut soup. The selection at the Van Abbe specifically highlights Ricardo's books on plantations in Surinam. The books presented at the library are available at the museum shop and at bukistan.nl.

Teaching as a Form of Art

Contest: Teaching as a form of art

In which a group of artists and curators attempt to fill a room with standing eggs. The work need not speak of patience or skill. What if it were about the fragility of the situation that the standing eggs produced? A situation that is by turns theoretical, aesthetic, pedagogical? Contest responds to Teaching as a Form of Art, a class that Ruth Noack leads at the Dutch Art Institute.

The participating students are: Alaa Abu Asad, David Bergé, Alejandro Cerón, Clementine Edwards, Leon Filter, Sanne Kabalt, Hannah Kindler, Dimitra Kondylatou, Mirjam Linschooten, Ilan Manouach, Isabelle Sully, Floris Visser, Baha Görkem Yalım.


Writing Out Loud

Jon Mikel Euba

Jon Mikel Euba will present Writing Out Loud, a publication containing transcriptions of eight lectures by the artist that were live translated from Spanish to English for the course Action Unites, Words Divide (On Praxis, An Unstated Theory), and which were presented across the DAI’s academic year 2014 – 2015 upon the invitation of If I Can’t Dance. The book was edited by Susan Gibb and published by DAI and If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.

In Dialogue With Robotics

Presents the Exhibition: Degrees of Freedom: Human, Robot and the Medium of Automation

Thursday 25 May - Sunday 28 May 2017

'Degrees of Freedom' is an exhibition in which ideas, forms and experiments related to the Dutch Art Institute’s Roaming Academy class 'In Dialogue with Robotics' are presented to the public. Many of the contributions to 'Degrees of Freedom' are not so much finalized artworks but rather pilots for projects that are at different stages of development. The title refers to the technical term used to describe the extent of a robot’s freedom of motion. This term explaining a robot’s physical characteristics and ability to move converges with wider questions and popular concerns about more ‘disembodied’ computational technologies and artificial intelligence in relation to social and political agency, labor, and financialisation. How can art-oriented research inhabit these interconnected fields of inquiry? In what way can it contribute to this discussion? These are the most general questions that this class has tried to engage with and what this exhibition attempts to address through its array of contributions. The project features a number of performances programmed to coincide with the opening, videos, sculptural work and other forms of practice.

The participating students are: Agata Cieślak, Rabea Ridlhammer, Katja den Dulk, Elvis Krstulovic, Iva Kovač, Malcolm Kratz, Mira Adoumier, Olga Micińska, Sonia Kazovsky, Sunghoon Kim, Ulufer Çelik. The course is tutored by Bassam El Baroni.

On Praxis an Unstated Theory. (Writing out loud)

Location: Designhuis

Students of On Praxis, An Unstated Theory (Writing Out Loud) will make a presentation comprising elements of an ongoing translation exercise that they have been undertaking across the yearlong course. This has seen them progressively translate the first chapter of Writing Out Loud into different media including drawings, notated scores, videos and sound.

The participating students are: Florencia Almirón, Astarti Athanasiadou, Giulia Crispiani, Valentina Curandi, Maike Hemmers, larose, Avan Omar Muhammad, Sergi Selvas, Despina Sevasti, Joy M. Smith, Nika Timashkova, Zhenia Vasiliev, Flora Woudstra, and Helen Zeru. The course is tutored by If I Can’t Dance and Jon Mikel Euba.

Southern Wave

Southern Wave is a roaming online, radio platform for collective artistic practice, research, and study. It departs from the saturated terms of “global south” and “global north” to examine examples of economic, state, and cultural relations marked by centrality and marginality within global systems of domination and dependency.

The broadcast will be available on our website, with frequency details.

The participating students are: Aldo Ramos, Anna Bitkina, Areumnari Ee, Ines Marita Schärer, Luca Carboni, Maya Watanabe, Mónica Lacerda, Nina Støttrup Larsen, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen, Sara Benaglia, Stephan Blumenschein, Tirza Kater, Wayne W.J. Lim, Wilfred Tomescu.The course is tutored by Casco and Cooperativa Cráter Invertido

See you in Eindhoven !

Cheers, Gabriëlle Schleijpen,

on behalf of staff and students.


DAI-BULLETIN 8 May 18 - 25, 2017 in Eindhoven

This week DAI-students will meet and team up with: Nick Aikens, Janine Armin, Simon Ascencio, Bassam El Baroni, Zach Blas, Federica Bueti, Charles Esche, Jon Mikel Euba, Annie Fletcher, Susan Gibb, Florian Göttke, Yolande van der Heide, Ricardo Liong-a-Kong, Sven Lütticken, Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, Michael Marder, Navimako, Ruth Noack, Emily Pethick, Pick-up, Sarah Pierce, Rachel O'Reilly, Alejandra Riera, Peter Sattler, Gabriëlle Schleijpen, Niels Schrader, Jorinde Seijdel, Jacq van der Spek, Steven Ten Thije, Silvia Ulloa, Leire Vergara, Marina Vishmidt, and Tirdad Zolghadr


Thursday, May 18

Landing at the Designhuis & Van Abbemuseum: Alaa Abu Asad, David Bergé, Alejandro Cerón, Clementine Edwards, Leon Filter, Dimitra Kondylatou, Ilan Manouach, Isabelle Sully, Floris Visser, Baha Görkem Yalım, Aldo Ramos, Anna Bitkina, Areumnari Ee, Ines Marita Schärer, Luca Carboni, Maya Watanabe, Mónica Lacerda, Nina Støttrup Larsen, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen, Sara Benaglia, Stephan Blumenschein, Tirza Kater, Wayne W.J. Lim, Agata Cieślak, Rabea Ridlhammer, Katja den Dulk, Elvis Krstulovic, Iva Kovač, Malcolm Kratz, Mira Adoumier, Olga Micińska, Sonia Kazovsky, Sunghoon Kim, Ulufer Çelik, Florencia Almiron, Giulia Crispiani, Helen Zeru, larose, Maike Hemmers, Nika Timashkova, Savannah Theis, Sergi Selvas.

Avan Omar, Mirjam Linschooten, Joy Mariama Smith, Valentina Curandi, Flora Woudstra, Astarti Athanasiadou, Zhenia Vasiliev, Wilfred Tomescu, Hannah Kindler, and Sanne Kabalt, will spend the afternoon in Utrecht, to participate in Campus, a performance by Sarah Pierce for To Seminar, an exhibition & discursive program conceptualized by Henk Slager at BAK.

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch at the Designhuis

14:00 -15:00 Curating Positions: Second order observation, commitment issues. Discussion between DAI-students Sonia Kazovsky, larose, Helen Zeru, and Floris Visser with Charles Esche and Annie Fletcher. Location: Van Abbemuseum Studio.

15:00 Introduction to the solo exhibition Qiu Zhijie: Journeys without Arrivals by Annie Fletcher while Steven Ten Thije will elaborate on The Making of Modern Art.

17:30 Dinner at the Designhuis

19:00 Caucus Opening Lecture by Dr. Gloria Wekker

Location: Auditorium Van Abbemuseum

Friday, May 19

10:00 - 21:00

Final gatherings of all 4 CO-OP Academy Publishing & Curating classes

at the Designhuis, with public interventions at the Van Abbemuseum:

Curating Positions curating class led by Emily Pethick and Leire Vergara

Becoming more: …porous, resonant, supportive, coherent, tactile, entangled, animal…

For Becoming More…, the Curating Positions groups have worked on a series of interventions into the Van Abbemuseum responding to the senses in order to question the historical prioritization of the 'scopic' within histories of art and museology. The projects seek to open up other ways of sensing the museum and to alter the existing patterns, routines and relations between those engaged in it.

Absence Takes Shape

Clementine Edwards, Maike Hemmers, Sanne Kabalt

The Foyer, Van Abbemuseum,

11:00 -17:00 Friday 19th- Sunday 28th May

The Elephant in the Room

Alejandro Ceron, Leon Filter, Mirjam Linschooten

Room B2, Van Abbemuseum

11:00-17:00 Friday 19th- Tues 23rd May (closed Monday 22nd May)

Becoming More… Porous / A Porous Archive

Baha Görkem Yalım

DIY Archive Van Abbemuseum

11:00-17:00 Friday 19th May – Sunday 28th May

Second order observation; commitment issues

Larose, Sonia Kazovsky, Floris Visser, Helen Zeru

Studio, Van Abbemuseum 14:00-15:00 Thursday 18 May: Discussion with Charles Esche, Annie Fletcher

Practicing Deviance /Methods for Art and Curating curating class led by Nick Aikens and Annie Fletcher

The contribution of the DAI’s co-op academy Deviant Practice takes place during two collective dinners (May 20 and May 21) of the caucus through a series of spatial, behavioral and performative interventions. Collectively, the project speaks to and from the different choreographic, social and political positions that are brought to the table at the end of our day.

I Left my pdf in Arnhem publishing class led by Sarah Pierce and Tirdad Zolghadr

Closed sessions.

(Against) Neuralgia: Care of the Brain in Times of Cognitive Capitalism publishing class led by Jorinde Seijdel and Florian Göttke

A temporary editorial office: with Federica Bueti, acting (once again) as chief editor, DAI-students will explore and invent new formats for the live coverage of the various symposia taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 19, 20, 21 at the Van Abbemuseum's auditorium. A link to their online activities is to be found at the newly and especially created Open! blog.

The participating students are: Agata Cieślak, Areumnari Ee, Katja den Dulk, Malcolm Kratz, Maya Watanabe, Mira Adoumier, Mónica Lacerda, Pitchaya Ngamcharoen and Wilfred Tomescu.

Saturday, May 20

Same as Friday, May 19

13:00-14:00 Lunch at the Designhuis

19:30 Dinner & drinks at the Designhuis

Sunday, May 21


11:00 -18:00 auditorium Van Abbemuseum

including lunch and dinner at the Designhuis

Roaming Assembly#14 Towards Entangled Modes of Becoming More

Monday, May 22


9:00 - 19:30

Location: Auditorium (A) & Studio Van Abbe Museum (S)

The museum, normally closed on Mondays, will open its doors to those interested in attending this work session consisting of 20 minute lecture presentations by 13 DAI students. (Please make a reservation with Rik Fernhout if you wish to attend)

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

Concurrently closed sessions of How To Do Things With Theory:

Face to Face meetings with Bassam El Baroni, Sven Lütticken, Rachel O'Reilly & Marina Vishmidt.

Location: Designhuis

20:30 Dinner & drinks at the Designhuis

If you want to join us for lunch and dinner (costs € 10) you are kindly asked to make a reservation with Rik Fernhout.

Tuesday, May 23

10:00 - 13:00


Seminars (in principle closed sessions, but contact us if you are interested) at the Designhuis

Bassam El Baroni: Intervention

Sven Lütticken: Legalize Everything

Rachel O'Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Which Dispositif?

Marina Vishmidt: Speculation as a Mode of Production: Critique, Construction and Contestation

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 18:00


Closed Work sessions leading up to Public Program of Thursday 25

Southern Wave

In Dialogue With Robotics

Teaching as a Form of Art

On praxis an unstated theory. (Writing out loud)

18:00 - 19:00 Dinner

19:00 - 21:00: FINALS ROAMING ACADEMY CLASSES continued

Wednesday, May 24

09:00 - 21:00: Closed work sessions FINALS ROAMING ACADEMY CLASSES continued

Thursday, May 25

Scroll back to the top of this page for the full PUBLIC program of this day.

Friday, May 26

After breakfast: end of DAI's program at the Caucus.

The Caucus will continue through the weekend with two symposia:

Saturday: 'krut'krutu' convened by Charl Landvreugd

Sunday: Frontier Imaginaries Ed No.3 ASSET-ACQUISITION

convened by Vivian Ziherl.

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