Ruben Ferwerda

Stedenbouwkundig ontwerper Ruben Ferwerda werkt als docent bij de opleidingen Stedenbouwkundig Ontwerpen en Ruimtelijke Ontwikkeling van Saxion. Hij is gefascineerd door narrativiteit, migratie en utopisch denken en onderzoekt ontwerpmethodieken waarin idealisme en intuïtie samengaan. Ruben is coördinator en coach binnen Saxion stadsLAB, een broedplaats waar experimenteren, inter-actie en co-creatie centraal staan. Het biedt een platform voor bewoners en professionals van organisaties en instellingen om samen met studenten, docenten en onderzoekers met verschillende achtergronden te werken aan ruimtelijke en maatschappelijke vraagstukken.

Ruben begeleidt de workshop TOURcity van Elizabeth Sikiaridi en Frans Vogelaar (professors en partners Hybrid Space Lab).

Anthony Heidweiller

Anthony Heidweiller (Nijmegen 1961), a baritone, opera maker, creator, inspirer and promoter of innovative opera concepts, is a man with a mission: he wants to improve the world through art. Like no one else, he succeeds in making opera relevant and bridging gaps between generations. Concepts such as participation and community arts are central to much of his work.  In 2001, he set up a Youth Opera Festival (YO! Opera) to introduce opera to young people. In 2006, his Yo! Opera community arts project,  Opera on the Bus, won an award for ‘the most innovative event’. In 2008, Yo! Opera was awarded the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds prize for art education.  In 2011, Heidweiller received the Culture Award of the Municipality of Utrecht.  Since 2012, he has been artistic director of the Operamakers Foundation, as well as being affiliated with institutions such as the Dutch National Opera, the Festival  of Flanders and RUHR 2010. The aim of Operamakers is to connect groups of people through singing.
As Heidweiller puts it: “My projects are about connecting people, about people making something beautiful together and in so doing getting closer to each other and to themselves”.
www.operamakers.nl

Anthony Heidweiller gave a lecture at U staat hier on 10 November 2016. Find the videoregistration of his lecture here.

Elizabeth Sikiaridi & Frans Vogelaar (Hybrid Space Lab)

Hybrid Space Lab is een in Berlijn gevestigde denktank en ontwerplab dat zich bezighoudt met culturele innovatie. De oprichters zijn Elizabeth Sikiaridi en Frans Vogelaar. In HSL werken ontwerpers, architecten, stedenbouwkundigen, landschapsarchitecten en mediakunstenaars met software- en hardwaretechnici samen aan de ontwikkeling van projecten voor gecombineerd analoog-digitale, stedelijke, architectonische, ontwerp- en mediaruimtes. Hun werk varieert van urban games en stedelijke ontwikkeling , tot gebouwen en interieur architectuur, 1:1 industriële ontwerpapplicaties en wearables (kleding).

Prof. Frans Vogelaar heeft industrieel ontwerpen gestudeerd aan de Design Academy in Eindhoven en architectuur en stedenbouw aan de Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in Londen. Hij heeft gewerkt bij het architecten- en ontwerpbureau Studio Alchymia (Allessandro Mendini) in Milaan en bij het Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA/Rem Koolhaas) in Rotterdam.

Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi doceert vanaf 1997 landschapsarchitectuur en ruimtelijke planning aan de Universiteit van Duisberg-Essen en aan de Hogeschool Ostwestfalen-Lippe. Ze heeft architectuur en stedenbouw gestudeerd aan de École d’Architecture de Belleville in Parijs en aan de Technische Universiteit van Darmstadt. Zij heeft gewerkt bij architectenbureau Behnisch & Partner in Stuttgart en als universitair hoofddocent aan de Technische Universiteit van Berlijn.

www.hybridspacelab.net

Elizabeth  Sikiaridi en Frans Vogelaar geven bij U staat hier op 10 november 2016 de workshop ‘TOURcity’

Wermke & Leinkauf

Visual artist Matthias Wermke (1978) and filmmaker Mischa Leinkauf (1977) grew up in Berlin in the 1990s, when they learned to value and exploit the city’s possibilities. Doing a handstand on a church tower, driving across Berlin’s metro network in a home-made cart, climbing a skyscraper in Tokyo:
the actions undertaken in their multimedia video installations are often illegal and almost invariably physically dangerous. It could be described as situationism meets Jackass. One of them performs the act, the other one records it on camera – unannounced and without spectators. They are in search of the city dweller’s possibilities for play in the overregulated city.

www.wermke-leinkauf.com

Wermke & Leinkauf teach the workshop ‘Play Time’ at U staat hier on 10 November 2016. The workshop result is the video Circulation. Click to watch.

Jennifer Miller

Photo by Nina Mouritzen

Jennifer Miller truly is one of a kind: she is a playwright, performer and associate professor of performance at Pratt Institute (New York). In addition, she is the founder of Circus Amok. And she is a juggler and fire eater as well! Circus Amok is a circus-theatre company based in New York, whose mission is to provide free public art, addressing contemporary issues of social justice, to the people of New York City. The group performs its funny, queer, sexy and political spectacles throughout the city. Circus Amok invites the audience to envision a more empowered life of community interaction while enjoying a queer celebratory spectacle.

Jennifer Miller is the recipient of the 2008 Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Her work with Circus Amok was awarded a “Bessie” (a New York Dance and Performance Award) in 1995 and an OBIE in 2000. Circus Amok is the subject of a French documentary film, “Un Cirque a New York” 2002 and Brazilian documentary, “Juggling Politics” 2004.

As a dancer, Miller has performed with Cathy Weis, Jeff Weis, Jenny Monson, John Jasperse, Johanna Boyce, Doug Elkins, They Won’t Shut Up, and many more. She had a seven year stint on the Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore. She toured in the United States and abroad with her solo shows Morphadyke and Free Toasters Everyday. She is the author of Cracked Ice or The Jewels of the Forbidden Skates and The Golden Racket.

http://www.circusamok.org/

On November 10th 2016, Jennifer Miller teaches the workshop ‘Big and Loud’ and gives the lecture ‘Playing the Parks – 20 years of Circus Amok in NYC’. Watch the lecture here.

 

Denicolai & Provoost

Het multidisciplinaire kunstenaarsduo Denicolai & Provoost – Simona Denicolai (1972, Milan, IT) en Ivo Provoost (1974, Diksmuide, BE) – maakt onder andere animaties, objecten en installaties.
In hun werk staat het spelen met bestaande sociale en economische systemen centraal. Zij zetten de normale perceptie van zaken op de kop door kunst weg te halen uit haar conventionele omgeving en te werken in openbare ruimtes zoals vismarkten, stadspleinen, openbare gebouwen, en via de sociale media. Zo brengen ze hun werk het dagelijkse leven binnen.

Binnen de esthetische en politieke intimiteit van hun artistieke bewerkingsproces, stellen Denicolai & Provoost de artistieke vrijheid ter discussie die in onze zogenaamd democratische Westerse samenlevingen aan kunstenaars wordt gegeven. Door tijdelijke bezettingsacties op poten te zetten willen zij de werkelijkheid uitvergroten en de confrontatie zoeken met de signalen en beperkingen van de publieke ruimte en met de relatie tussen de publieke en de private omgeving.

Zij nemen afstand van alle artistieke mechanismen en maken kunst die serieus en exact is en die, op een bijna sociologische manier, de economische en sociale realiteit observeert en analyseert. Deze observaties worden vervolgens vervat in bijna speels ontroerende en schijnbaar eenvoudig gemaakte portretten, waarin de onderliggende complexiteiten kunnen worden waargenomen. In hun werk gebruiken zij het hele spectrum aan mogelijkheden op het gebied van media-aandacht als gereedschap in hun creatieve wereld. Zij werken graag met anderen samen.

Denicolai & Provoost hebben veel geëxposeerd in instellingen en galeries in verschillende landen. Hun werk maakt ook onderdeel uit van verschillende privécollecties.

www.denicolai-provoost.com

Denicolai & Provoost geven bij U staat hier op 10 november 2016 de workshop ‘Announcing the past’

Ruben Jacobs

Ruben Jacobs (1984) is a sociologist and a writer. He is a lecturer at the HKU in Utrecht and is the author of Iedereen een Kunstenaar (‘Everyone is an artist’, 2014), on authenticity in the arts. He also writes for the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant on a regular basis.

www.ruben-jacobs.nl

On 10 november 2016 Ruben gave a lecture on the ‘common’ city. Watch the registration here. 

Aurélie Lierman

Sound artist Aurélie Lierman was born in Rwanda (1980), but was raised in Belgium from the age of two.

Fascinated by the narrative power of abstract sound and music, she frequently adds dramatic and documentary elements to a musical compositional structure (or precisely the other way round).

That is why Aurélie Lierman’s oeuvre is multidisciplinary and balances between radio, installation, performance, vocal art and composition, with her extensive collection of unique field recordings and soundscapes from rural and urban East-Africa serving as the common denominator. Soundbite by soundbite she transforms and molds all those sounds that she herself has collected into something that she describes as “Afrique Concrète”. Currently, she is developing a set of site specific installations and electro-acoustic compositions for Slagwerk Den Haag, to be premiered in January 2017.

Aurélie Lierman’s work has won her international awards several times:  in January 2016, she won the   Sally and Don Lucas work grant for Promising Musicians and Composers awarded by the Montalvo Arts Center in California (USA). In 2014, she won the First Prize at the Monophonic Festival (Brussels) for ‘Anosmia’, a radio composition about the Rwandan genocide. In 2013, she was awarded the First Prize at Sonic Arts Award (Rome) for ‘KARIAKOO’ – an audio portrait of a vibrant district of Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania) – as well as winning the Third Prize at the Grand Prix Nova (Boekarest) for  ‘iota mikro’, based on field recordings made in her birthplace, the Karisimbi volcano in Rwanda.

Aurélie Lierman is a former radio maker and host at VRT Broadcasting (Brussels, 1999-2007).

And she was invited to be a guest vocalist and audio artist on two albums by the British cult group Nurse With Wound ([SIC] in 2013 and “Santoor Lena Bicycle” in 2014).

http://aurelielierman.be/

 

Aurelie Lierman and Fedor Teunisse teach a workshop at U staat hier on 10 November 2016.

Renate Zentschnig

Renate Zentschnig has been active as a theatre maker since 1992 and after completing her Master’s degree at Dasarts in 2004 she has been working as a filmmaker, a visual artist and a sound artist.
With her theatre productions she worked to open up classical theatre and have the audience make connections with the world outside the theatre. Her projects, often performed on location, toyed with the borderline between art and reality and the players were usually not actors but ‘real people’, who told stories about their own lives. Since 2002, she has created a number of ‘soundwalks’ in collaboration with sound artists such as Justin Bennett and Evelien van den Broek. She realized that the soundwalk was a relatively unexplored type of media, with a great deal of room left for new experiments.  As the artistic director of Soundtrackcity, she has set up a structure within which artists from several disciplines can create soundwalks together and invent new types of soundwalks.  The Soundtrackcities Foundation develops soundwalks through the city, created by visual artists, theatre makers, filmmakers, sound artists and composers.
www.soundtrackcity.nl

Renate Zentschnig, Stef Visjager en Frans van Gurp teach the workshop ‘Citytracks’ at U staat hier on 10 November 2016

Stef Visjager

Stef Visjager (1968) has been making radio programmes since the age of fourteen: first with local radio stations, then with Veronica radio and television, and subsequently with VPRO broadcasting.
Since 2003, Stef has been working in the Radiomakers Desmet collective, as a director and producer of radio documentaries and radio drama. Music plays a key role in her work (for example the radio musical Heerlijk duurt het langst, and the documentary series called Van Slaapliedjes en heimwee).
She is also editor-in -chief of the 1Minuutjes series: mini documentaries and radio plays for children (www.1minuutjes.nl).
She has received awards for her work such as the Prix Europa, the Zilveren Reissmicrofoon prize and the CPNB Luisterboek award.

In addition, Stef is the creator of the weekly Parelradio podcast, in which she showcases one of the finest Dutch documentaries or radio plays:

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/podcast/parel-radio-podcast/id1056931611?mt=2

www.radiomakersdesmet.nl

Stef Visjager, Renate Zentschnig and Frans van Gurp teach the workshop ‘Citytracks’ at U staat hier on 10 November 2016