Finissage ‘Do It With Us’ Friday 24 June
Coming Friday 24 June will be the finissage of exhibition 'Do It With Us' at Mirta Demare Art gallery, an event that we will celebrate together with participating artist initiatives from Rotterdam and from Lima: misprint-it, Filmwerkplaats and Aloardi. We will start the evening with a book presentation by misprint-it at Drukkerij de Boog, Voorburgstraat 205, 3037 ER Rotterdam, at 21:00h. At 22:00h we will begin the procession, initiated by Aloardi, a collective from Lima that will work with experimental sounds and music. This intervention is inspired by the Peruvian celebration of the solstice, traditionally on the 24th of June. We will walk from Drukkerij de Boog to Mirta Demare Art gallery, at the Bergsingel 176B- 3037 GN Rotterdam. You are welcome to join the procession, and you can also be one of the participating performers: bring your costume! We gather at 19:30h at Drukkerij de Boog to prepare the costumes. We will conclude with film screenings on the windows of Mirta Demare’s gallery, made by Filmwerkplaats. This will be at 23:00h. It will also be the last opportunity to visit the exhibition. For more information and to participate in the procession, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call to 06 40 465 100.
Workshops ‘Do It With Us’
We would like to invite you for the workshop programme of exhibition 'Do It With Us' on the weekend of 11 and 12 June. The workshops will be with Aloardi (Gabriel Castillo Aguero, Christian Galarreta), Filmwerkplaats (Judith van der Made, Bart Koppe, Patrícia Chaves) and misprint-it (Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa). For reservation & info email to email@example.com. Per day 15€, two days 20€ (incl. lunch & materials). Participants of all ages are welcome. Location: Mirta Demare Art gallery, Bergsingel 176B
NL - 3037 GN Rotterdam.
Saturday 11 June, 13:00 - 18:00hrs Graffiti Text - film by Filmwerkplaats
Sunday 12 June, 11:00 - 15:00hrs ‘artist’s books’ by misprint-it
Sunday 12 June, 15:00 - 18:00hrs ‘Circuit Bending with Greeting Cards’ by Aloardi
SATURDAY 11 JUNE 13:00 - 18:00hrs
'GRAFFITI TEXT - FILM' BY FILMWERKPLAATS
This workshop aims to reveal the basic structure of analogue black and white film, using chemical processes to expose film materials and create direct pattern and text animation on 16 mm film.
SUNDAY 12 JUNE 11:00 - 15:00hrs
‘ARTIST'S BOOKS' BY MISPRINT-IT
Participants will be invited to produce one or more artists’ books, combining different materials, formats and simple bookbinding techniques. The session will start with a short presentation on artists’ books during which it will be possible to get to know more about artists’ books and look through a few couple of examples. Inspired on the work developed by the Filmwerkplaats and Colectivo Aloardi, misprint-it will bring along a selection of self-published tapes and vinyls and artists' books that somehow with sound and/or film. This can be used as an inspiration to produce a book whose concept or format may deal with the crossing of these three fields. All the materials and tools are provided and a light lunch will also be available.
SUNDAY 12 JUNE 15:00 - 18:00hrs
‘CIRCUIT BENDING WITH GREETING CARDS' BY ALOARDI
The workshop provides an introduction to the study of art and its relationship with electronic technology, a simple sound generator will be developed, using techniques such as circuit bending at for example ‘musical greeting cards’ (birthday, Christmas).
> Join in the knowledge of artistic expressions related to electronic technology.
> Expand aesthetic sensitivity and creative capacity electronic media.
> Develop group dynamics that expand the understanding of the creative processes in terms of electronic art and new media.
1> Demonstration of some devices created by hand for visual and sound work in electronic art, using fundamentals photosensitivity, hacking, circuit bending, among others, promoting new artistic conception of an electronic project with re-usable elements and application of the DIY concept; group dynamics using toyguns - circuit bending, drawdios, electro-caleidoscopios and noise masks.
2> Presentation and explanation of "CIRCUIT BENDING" to develop during the workshop.
> Introduction to logic electronics.
> Recognition of sensitive points, change and alteration of components and welded components.
> Arming the "CIRCUIT BENDING" assembly and finishing.
> Performance testing and group dynamics in space using our sound generator built with a musical greeting card.
Opening ‘Do It With Us’
Sunday 29 May 2016 15:00 - 15:10hrs Introduction talk 15:10 - 15:30hrs Artist talk with participants 15:30hrs Public event with audience participation by misprint-it Public event with audience participation ‘Everyone a Double-Sided Sheet (a collective action book)’ by misprint-it For the exhibition opening misprint-it would like to invite the audience to produce a ‘common book’, to which each person visiting the exhibition can contribute with one sheet (4 pages). The interventions can be very simple, or very elaborate. Think for instance of a nine year old who really wants to take time to fill up her/his page, or for instance, a thirty-one who doesn’t feel like participating but still decides to contribute with a blank page. Everything is possible. This ‘artist book’ is open to everyone, to every schedule, but still, it will be exclusive to the time frame of the exhibition. All the pages will be presented in the exhibition as well the process of binding this book together, during during the following week. The book should be ready half-way the exhibition and available for the finissage, where everyone will be invited to see it/read it.
SPECIAL EVENT Group exhibition from 30 artists. Curated by Jan Holthoff. Next weekend only. Opening on Friday 16 October from 6.00 pm till 9.00 pm. You can also visit on Saterday 17th and Sunday 18th from 1.00 pm till 6.00 pm.