Exhibition & workshops ‘Do It With Us’, 29 May – 25 June (Mirta Demare, Rotterdam, NL)

Junio 1st, 2016  |  Published in Ahora, Christian Galarreta, Gabriel Castillo Aguero, Gisella López Ginocchio, Janneke van der Putten, Novedades, Proyectos, Talleres

‘Do It With Us’
25 May – 25 June 2016
Mirta Demare Art gallery, Rotterdam

With Aloardi (Gabriel Castillo Aguero, Chrs Galarreta, Janneke van der Putten), Filmwerkplaats (Nan Wang, Yoana Buzova, Judith van der Made, Juul van der Laan, Bart Koppe, Coen Janssen, Patrícia Chaves) and misprint-it (Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa). Curated by Janneke van der Putten. Download exhibition catalogue (pdf). Link facebook.

Exhibition ‘Do It With Us’ presents a programme with three artist-initiatives that share their creative processes in a group or a collective. Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it are examples of platforms that exchange knowledge and ideas by creating alternative learning situations or environments. Through their practices, they contribute to a vital cultural field of artistic experiments and actions such as film, publications, sounds, and workshops.

Inspired by the vitality of encounters and interactions, Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it develop their own tools and methods, contributing to a repertoire of artistic forms brought back into the cultural field. Their performative projects, for instance, often deal with (mis)used analogue and digital technologies. An example of this is reusing trash, hacking the functionality of devices, generating feedback or intervening on found footage.

Looking at the world through an attitude that confronts daily life reality, more than the arts, and using error and failure as a starting point, they play with the status quo that is inspired by their collective spirit. The members and partners of Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it deal with a sense of community in a society that has all the inspiration needed to vitalize that what is already there.

DO It With US flyer
Flyer by Gabriel Castillo Aguero and Gisella Lopez Ginocchio.

Sunday 29 May
15:00 – 15:10hrs, Introduction talk
15:10 – 15:30hrs, Artist talk with participants
15:30hrs, 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.

For reservation & info email to jvdputten@gmail.com. Per day 15€, two days 20€ (incl. lunch & materials). Participants of all ages are welcome.

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

Friday 24 June
21:00h, Book presentation by misprint-it, Drukkerij de Boog, Voorburgstraat 205, 3037 ER Rotterdam
22:00h, Street parade by Aloardi, starting at Drukkerij de Boog
23:00h, ‘Graffiti cinema’ by Filmwerkplaats, Mirta Demare Art

Thanks to the support of Gemeente Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam). The Mondriaan Fund supports the project by Filmwerkplaats. The program is part of the Aloardi Exchange Program 2016.

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