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Agenda

WATM smartbar with Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen
Onomatopee
Thursday, October 26, 14:00 - 19:00

The "Smartbar" is a special bar in the Onomatobar, coincidentally located underneath the exhibition space of the ‘We are the market!’ project. At times, writers and critics will turn into bartenders and be open for conversation on stuff related to the project. Think of conversation topics such as The Public, Publics, emancipation, free access, inclusivity, commons, free market, active consumerism and more.

Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen is a Philosopher / Researcher / Lecturer, critical to the critisism of many. 


WATM Achievement #10: Leisure as work
Onomatopee
Thursday, October 26, 15:00 - Saturday, October 28, 16:00

Austrian socially engaged practitioner Martin Krenn comes over to open up a public office to discuss leisure as work.


WATM Achievement #11: Everyday Criticality
Onomatopee
Monday, October 23, 14:00 - Saturday, October 28, 18:00

An initiative of designers, critics and others exploring how collective criticality can evolve in multi-facetted structures of trans-disciplinary and socio-cultural diversity: Pablo Calderon SalazarChristine van Meegen, Amelie Lisa Derveloy, Silvia Dini Modigliani, Zeno Franchini, Giovanni Pezzato and Jeannette Petrik.

 

Workshops: 14-18h, 23+25+27 Oct 2017

Publication release: 16-18h, 24+26+28 Oct 2017

 

Clausplein, Eindhoven (the square in between Onomatopee Projects and Design Academy Eindhoven)


WATM smartbar with Dirk Vis
Onomatopee
Sunday, October 29, 14:00 - 18:00

The "Smartbar" is a special bar in the Onomatobar, coincidentally located underneath the exhibition space of the ‘We are the market!’ project. At times, writers and critics will turn into bartenders and be open for conversation on stuff related to the project. Think of conversation topics such as The Public, Publics, emancipation, free access, inclusivity, commons, free market, active consumerism and more.

Writer, editor and art-director Dirk Vis holds the middle of an intelectual and a dandy. That is why we like him and deliver his performance to our cultural sphere. 



Exhibition

Onomatopee 142 / Research project
WE ARE THE MARKET!
‘WE WANT INCLUSIVITY, AND WE ARE HERE TO TAKE IT!’

The centre of the city is the place for meeting and consumption. That is where everyone goes, that’s where our culture is consumed and lived. However, the offering there is limited, and not a lot is allowed. It’s not everybody’s space, but the space of the majority. Even for that majority, there is no free choice, so it is also place to the silent majority. Meanwhile, every human being wants an inclusive culture, with free offering and free access. Our culture turns out not to be free, but forced.
With this project we ask what could be on offer, and what perhaps ought to be. Many free-thinkers such as designers, philosophers, journalists, artists and others take space to explore this. In short: WE ARE THE MARKET! calls out to freedom in the capitalist commons, within the cultural production of the highstreet.

Onomatopee, organisor of this project, has a space for free imagination in the heart of Eindhoven. Here they provide their services free of charge - partially paid for by the spokesperson of the people’s sovereignty - yet hidden behind all the commercial force.
As an alternative, focused on public service of the interestless imagination as exclusive to the arts, Onomatopee goes onto the street in action against mollycoddling and in defence of an inclusive world: in ultimate stimulation of possibility. They make everybody question their role in our collective responsibility regarding public culture. Now the focus is on target audiences, life in bubbles alienates us and public space is becoming increasingly exclusive.

Our culture is our responsibility: we demand inclusivity!  

READ THE MISSION STATEMENT FULL OF CONFUSION CONTEXTUALISED HERE.

First achievements have happened and are on show, more are to follow.
Featuring: Harmen de Hoop, SnodevormgeversDavid BlameyNolwenn SalaunJennifer Moon & Laub, Su TomesenMartin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), the Mona Lisa’s, Grupo Etcétera, The Temple of TeaseVanessa BrazeauToine Klaassen, Jasper GriepinkApparatus 22, Everyday criticality, Jasmijn Visser , Cindy Moorman and others.


The theory-sparked bartenders, offering enlightening conversations over heavy drinks, include Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen, Michel van Dartel, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Rogier Brom, Berit Fischer, Dirk Vis, Petra Van Brabandt and others yet to be announced!

 

 

Curator / editor: Freek Lomme
Assistent curator / editor: Josh Plough
project assistants: Lucy Rose Nixon and Mook Attanath
Graphic design: Bart de Baets 

 

Made possible thanks to the generous support of the Province of Brabantthe Mondriaan Fund and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

 

 

 







© Onomatopee 2011








1.0 version of the reader on the table (September 2017), Design by Bart de Baets. Cover text by Lietje Bauwens.
1.0 version of the reader on the table (September 2017), Design by Bart de Baets. Cover text by Lietje Bauwens.


Relic of the Mona Lisa’s Achievement
Relic of the Mona Lisa’s Achievement