Eelke Blokker

Eelke Blokker is the living definition of social entrepreneurship. Before he founded the Institute for Public Values together with Albert Jan and Harry Kruiter, he started a variety of social enterprises. For instance, he set up a private shelter for homeless people and started a company targeting people at the very bottom of the labour market. Eelke knows exactly how to flesh out revolutions, great and small, better than anyone. He is good at finding easy ways of turning a problem, a deficiency or a mission into a solution. The perfect material to start a revolution with!

‘Few people have the imagination for reality’  Goethe

Ruben Jacobs

Ruben Jacobs (Amsterdam, 1984) studeerde Kunst & Economie aan de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht en cultuursociologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Afgelopen jaren was hij o.a. als freelance journalist werkzaam voor de VPRO, NTR en diverse (online) bladen. Momenteel is hij docent en onderzoeker aan de HKU waar hij o.a les geeft in cultuursociologie en filosofie. In 2015 was hij als research fellow verbonden aan het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) waar hij onderzoek deed naar de rol van design in het ‘vermenselijken’ van technologie. Publicaties: Iedereen een kunstenaar. Over authenticiteit, kunstenaarschap en de creatieve industrie (2014) en Artonauten. Kunst voorbij de mens, Een pamflet over de post-humanistische verbeelding (2016).

Ruben Jacobs modereert op 9 november het Revolte event in het ArtEZ conservatorium in Enschede.

Mr. Weazley

Benjamin Thode en Andrej Bragin studeren aan het ArtEZ conservatorium, pop & Jazz in Arnhem.  Ze maken al jaren samen muziek in verschillende bands en met verschillende bezettingen, onder meer in Leeways. ( Nu spelen ze met zes andere muzikanten in de band Mr. Weazley.

Op 9 november treden Benjamin en Andrej op in een duosetting.  In opdracht van ArtEZ studium generale bewerkte Benjamin de populaire protestsong ‘The Revolution wil not be Televised’ van Gill Scott-Heron, waarmee hij verwees naar een veelgehoorde slogan van de Black Power beweging uit de jaren ’60.  De nieuwe versie wordt live uitgevoerd tijdens Revolte op  9 november 2017 in Enschede. Kom alvast in de stemming voor Mr. Weazley met het nummer Commitment:

Als Mr. Weazley bracht Benjamin onlangs zijn solosingle uit, check de videoclip:

Nadja Tolokonnikova

Nadja Tolokonnikova is a rebel through and through. She rose to fame as a member of the punk band Pussy Riot. Their punk songs were an indictment of Poetin and the Church. In 2012 the band members were arrested for ‘subversive provocations’. Nadja ended up spending two years in a labour camp in Mordovia. This punishment failed to silence her. On the contrary, based on her diary notes from the labour camp, she wrote the book entitled ‘How to start a Revolution’, a kind of manifesto for the present day revolutionary.
Her 200th tip for the aspiring rebel is: ‘if you want change , get off your ass and do something. It’s self-service here’.

On 19 October Nadja will give a lecture and provide tips on how to become a Pussy Riot yourself. The lecture will be followed by an interview with students, conducted by students, with Chris Keulemans in the chair.

Location: ArtEZ Conservatory Enschede.

Renée Frissen

Renée Frissen is the first lady of the Instituut voor Publieke Waarden (Insitute of Public Values) and pragmatic idealism is her middle name. As an adamant generalist, she takes a sharply analytical and critical stand on social issues. She is an action researcher at the IPW and her motto is: “Political questions are far too serious to be left to politicians” (Hannah Arendt). Renée is also the CEO of Open Embassy, a centre of expertise that develops knowledge about and solutions for the question of integration, as well as creating a digital integration helpdesk for holders of a residence permit. Renée Frissen publishes quite regularly, either through books and blogs or in newspapers.

Renée Frissen and Albert Jan Kruiter, both of IPW, teach a breakout on 9 November 2017  in Enschede.

Henry Alles

Henry Alles is a theatre maker, a former core member of the famous Dutch site-specific theatre group PeerGrouP, and is now a student of the Master of Theatre Practices at ArtEZ University. He is also the initiator of Landscape Labs, a platform for people and landscapes. Henry makes site- generic art and theatre, concerning territorial inequality and ownership. He brings temporary and portable residencies into a landscape as an artistic gesture to cooperate with the other users of the landscape, in order to ‘let the soft voice be as loud as the other voices’.

Henry participates in Revolt with his project ‘Change and Place’.


Lana Čoporda

Lana Čoporda is a choreographer whose work is rooted in dance research and creative practice. Her work shows social and political integrity in its working methods, its contextualization and its choreographic and artistic form. After her graduation from from ArtEZ Dansacademie in 2014, she made ZOOM – Hestia and Sheela na gig, which deals with the representation of women’s sexuality in today’s media and the inner desire for sensuality. DRAAIPLANEET is a poetic work for children, about the infinity of the universe and of time. She is currently working on CREEP DEEP, a piece about how we deal with our emotions, and Lions & Liquids, a sex-positive work for ages nine and up.

Lana Čoporda and Sharon Stewart teach a breakout together on 9 November 2017 in Enschede.

Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart has a private piano practice in Arnhem, creates (electroacoustic) sound works and installations and collaborates as a sound artist with various dancers. Sharon is currently one of the core teachers on the online Deep Listening Certificate Program at the Center for Deep Listening, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is co-founder, with Michael McDermott, of Mixes from the Field, a collaboration that integrates Deep Listening, field recording, social justice, sonic ecology, meditation and music composition into a teaching framework of workshops, lectures and performances.

Sharon Stewart and Lana Čoporda teach a breakout together at 9 November 2017 in Enschede.

Lara Staal

Lara Staal is a curator, programme maker and dramaturge. Between 2013 and 2016 she worked as a programmer at Frascati Theatre where she co-curated the Something Raw Festival and created sociopolitical programmes to develop connections between art and other domains. In addition to her work as curator and programme maker (still at Frascati, and other places), she writes for cultural magazines such as rekto:verso, TM and Etcetera, acts as a moderator during talks and is a member of Het Transitiebureau, a liquid institute that develops and manifests itself continuously with other partners and institutions and seeks alliances between the theatre and society.

Read her article ‘De Staat van het Manifest’  in Mister Motley.

Lara Staal taught a breakout at 9 November 2017 in Enschede.

Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) merges art and life, creativity and resistance, proposition and opposition. Infamous for touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses in post-capitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers, turning hundreds of abandoned bikes into machines of disobedience and launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal-fired power station; we treat insurrection as an art and art as a means of preparing for the coming insurrection. The Lab of ii is now in the process of setting up an international utopian art/life school on a Permaculture farm in Brittany.
At the heart of our experiments lie new ways of relating to each other and organising ourselves: working without hierarchy, taking direct action, practicing self-management and living ecologically, we refuse to wait for the end of capitalism, but attempt to live in spite of it.
“This isn’t a normal traveling theatre company you know!” Scotland Yard.

The laboratory teaches a breakout on 9 November 2017 in Enschede.