Theatermaker Igor Vrebac was onze gast in ArtEZ studium generale’s programma SEX & the Sexual Politics of the Gaze: Drie verhalen over seks, rituelen en intimiteit op 15 March 2018.
Interview with Melanie Bonajo in SEX & the Sexual Politics of the Gaze – Three stories about sex, rituals and intimacy.
Interview Izabella Finch on 15 March in SEX & the Sexual Politics of the Gaze
A Clean Well-Lighted Space: The Visual Presentation of Sexual Identity – lecture by Emily Witt (author Future Sex) on 15 March 2018
In the early 1990s, when the first internet dating sites appeared on the World Wide Web, entrepreneurs discovered broad differences in what kinds of graphic design would attract users of different genders and sexual orientations. To attract women, in particular, dating sites used a strategy of white backgrounds, and friendly logos. They banned sexually explicit photographs and erased all hints of open sexuality, even though these were sites where people were coming to find sexual partners. This marketing strategy came to be known as creating a “clean, well-lighted space,” where women could feel comfortable looking for dates online. This lecture will explore the lessons and limitations of this visual strategy, and what it reveals about the stories we tell ourselves.
How can we address our contemporary sociopolitical circumstances? What forms of creative production from the early 20th century which were developed within the frameworks of political theatre and performance can serve as an inspiration? Learn about Soviet Proletkult, and the way it infected the ‘high arts’ of dance and theatre with popular forms of entertainment (such as circus, cabaret, vaudeville), in order to ‘de-bourgeoisify’ the arts.
Noam Toran’s work involves the creation of intricate narratives developed as a means of reflecting upon the interrelations of history, memory, and storytelling as embodied in cinematic, literary, and performative forms. Research-based, the works examine how fictions influence the collective consciousness, and are realised through an original way of reconfiguring narrative codes, conventions and structures, interweaving them with historical materials.
ArtEZ studium generale @BEAR lecture-series
Fragment of the lecture:
Noam gave a workshop on 2 and 3 October. This intensive, closed workshop introduced a selected group of ArtEZ students of different disciplines (theatre, product design and fine art) to forms of creative production from the early 20th century which were developed within the frameworks of political theatre and performance. The students developed new interpretations to address our contemporary sociopolitical circumstances. The workshop primarily focused on the methods of the Soviet Proletkult, in particular the works of Meyerhold and the avant-garde group known as the Soviet ‘Eccentrics’, who infected the ‘high arts’ of dance and theatre with popular forms of entertainment (such as circus, cabaret, vaudeville), in order to ‘de-bourgeoisify’ the arts.Fragment of the workshop:
After an Uprising: Art and Politics in Egypt Post-2011 – lecture on 24 October 2017
This presentation will sketch the political and cultural landscape in Egypt prior and after the 2011 uprising and will consider the role and practice of artists and art institutions in such a volatile context.Nat Muller is an independent art curator and critic. Her main focus is media, politics and contemporary art in and from the Middle East.
Otto Boele – The Russian Revolution, Soviet Montage and the Promise of Intellectual Cinema – 31 October 2017
The lecture explores the radical innovations that were introduced in early Soviet film by iconoclasts such as Kuleshov, Eisenstein and Vertov with the aim of turning cinema into a truly revolutionary art form.Otto Boele is a Senior University Lecturer at Leiden University with expertise in Contemporary Russian Literature, Romanticism, and Russian Cinema.
Interview with Lara Staal on the value of a manifesto in this day and age. Lara gave a workshop on this issue for bachelor students of ArtEZ University of the Arts.
Lara Staal is a curator, programme maker and dramaturge.
The interview with Jaromil on 9 November 2017 at Revolt:
Hackers are the rebellious rockstars of our times. Manning, Assange, Snowden and the omnipresent mask of Anonymous have all become incredibly influential in drawing a part of human history that can hardly be forgotten. Hacker communities – with their disruptive, creative ethos – have played a key role in a number of technical, economic, political and social innovations in the past decades.
In his lecture, Jaromil will go across some major events, milestones for the hacker community worldwide, to demonstrate that the ethical code of hackers can be regarded as a novel and extremely important heritage. He will use practical examples in history of hackers, artists and activists who changed the world.
See the lecture on 9 November 2017 in Enschede at ArtEZ studium generale programme Revolt.
this interview with Jaromil on 9 November 2017 at Revolt: