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Saturday April 18th, 16:00
An afternoon of expressive book launches and performances, and a special 20% discount on all Onomatopee publications.
FUNCTIONS OF MYTH: A BOOK LAUNCH FROM AKV ST JOOST MFA FINE ART GRADUATES
Recent graduates from the MFA Fine Arts course at AKV St Joost deliver performances, screenings and talks in conjunction with their recent publication, ’Functions of Myth’, a partner to their group show of the same name. Dimitris Rentoumis, Paulina Mellado, Yukari Matsumoto, Laleh Firoozi and Alexandros Kaklamanos will all be exploring the works documented within the pages.
Artist and performer Griet Menschaert invites visitors to produce their own linguistic territorial flag lines, designed to help preserve peace in the northern hemisphere.
In conjunction with the release of ’Nagelvaste Kalktriller’ — a new publication combining prose, poetry, pictures and drawings — Eindhoven-based poetry group Zeepblind Collective will bring together lyricism, visuals and music in a playful live performance.
MOVEMENTS AND CENTERS
To mark the release of his new poetry publication featuring images by Joan van Barneveld with Onomatopee, ’Movements and Centers: Hard cores in heard-hearted chords’, Freek Lomme will perform a selection of works in collaboration with special guests Joan Van Barnveld on guitar and Gert-Jan Prins on drums.
Opening 11th April, with an introductory artist talk at 16:00.
Location: Onomatopee Eindhoven, Hallenweg 1C
Investigations of different visual, linguistic and musical grammars are the central fields of interest in Elisabeth Penker’s work.
The exhibition presents for the first time the complete series of Split Representation painted photo-collages where Penker applies a formal method image making discussed by Claude Levi-Strauss in his essay Split Representation in the Art of Asia and the America. Here Levi-Strauss compares different cultures in different periods in time, ranging from Shang (China, 1600-1000 BC), Caduveo (Brazil) Maori (New Zealand) and Haida Gwaii (Canada), which all used identical stylistic elements and show obvious analogies in how they conceived the body and face. The face is not seen from the front but two profiles are merged in order to form a symmetrical frontal view, a much earlier concept of conceiving multi-dimensionality, akin to later developments within Modernism. Today we find parallels to the concept of the body within montage, 3D imaging and image capture.
The accompanying sound piece Comparative Morphemes is based on the classification of languages, when linguists attempted to group the world’s languages into four morphological categories based on how words are formed (Chinese, Turkish, Latin, Eskimo). In Penker’s composition a selected language from each of these groups is deconstructed into minimal phonetic units and transformed into a sonic structure.
The exhibition is a prelude to her upcoming publication Split Representation and Related Works, to be published in autumn 2015.
Elisabeth Penker studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo. In 2005 Penker undertook a research residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, followed by a doctoral research fellowship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Additionally she worked in sound studios in Chicago (Maestro Matic) and London (De Lane Lea) for film post-production.
She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Heyheydehaas (NL), Julien Carretero (FR/BE), Thomas Lommee (BE), Uglycute (S), Mireia c. Saladrigues (SP), John Körmeling (NL), Ryan Gander (UK), Aurélien Froment (FR).
A project by De Brakke Grond Amsterdam, hosted by Onomatopee .
Exhibition at De Brakke Grond Amsterdam:
Opening April 16th
running untill May 16th
Exhibition at Onomatopee Eindhoven
opening June 5th, running untill July 12th
Life is a party game – but who are the other players? Usually, we play with our own kind of people, people from our own ‘tribe’. Within our own group, we are familiar with the ambitions, with those factors that contribute to success, and with the winners. Things don’t get really exciting until we move into a different field of play, expand our territory onto other gaming boards, admit new players or different elements.
In the exhibition Let’s Start Playing the Game, both artists and audiences will re-invent the form and rules of this party game. If really we want to stimulate innovation and open dialogue, it’s no use just playing the game by the rules. A certain degree of anarchy and flexibility in relation to the rules is necessary to stimulate creativity and co-creation.
Heyheydehaas, Julien Carretero, Thomas Lommee and Uglycute have designed four new games for this exhibition on the basis of their expertise in the creation of relevant, stimulating situations in which production, dialogue and wonder can come together. The games are like satellites in this universe, the entrance to and routes through which have been created by designer Anthony Kleinepier.
In addition, existing works with a playful component will be shown by artists Mireia c. Saladrigues, John Körmeling, Ryan Gander and Aurelien Froment. Each taking its own course and creating its own perspective – but all offering possibilities to follow different paths.
Visitors will be challenged to take part in the games, both to learn and to enjoy: to play with ambitions, social needs and identity on the basis of forms of production and interaction. Welcome to this world, in which every game can be passed through resolutely, and with other players, familiar and unfamiliar. This playful experience is a real challenge. / Let’s start playing the game!
Let’s start playing the game! Is part of Hack / Play, a month in which we re-write the rules. For a whole month De Brakke Grond will provide a space in which to push at boundaries of the rules of play. Play along in the exhibition, at the market, in the theatre, on the gaming board, in the city and in your head.
Curated by Freek Lomme in collaboration with Veerle Devreese for the Flemish art centre ‘De Brakke Grond’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, hosted by Onomatopee.
Spatial design exhibition: Anthony Kleinepier
Graphic design: Strange Attractors
Made possible thanks to the generous support of Stichting DOEN and the Flemish government
11’’ x 17’’ by Elisa van Joolen, designed by Our Polite Society
Into longing, vast rock by Joan van Barneveld, designed by Brusatto
The Bungalow by Anouk Kruithof, designed by Christof Nussili
OMP95 / Cabinet project