Pernilla Manjula Philip
Eva van der Zand, Sam Chua, Kaja Boudewijn, Jun Zhang, Noor Issa
This year the borders between the private Rietveld/Sandberg education ground and the public became more feelable. During this project we will question: What are the physical borders and internal boundaries people face around the campus? What kind of interaction is possible on the borders of the campus? A start is to place hosting/hacking sculptures. It will be long term sculptures where students can 'exhibit' their works in. We choose for the term hosting, to create a relation between the space that hosts and the objects that are hosted. We want to invite people to share their stories about the 'inbetween place' we all seem to come from. Send an email to email@example.com if you are interested. In the border area we also encountered the gray blocks that are named 'hackable ruins'. The architect team of the Fed Lev builded these, but there is no structure in which they are activated. Therefore they are included in our research on how to make the borderscape more interactive. The viewers will be next to students and staff, also strangers on the street. Rietveld borders the English School and a law office. We want to map the neighbors and the neighborhood in order to create more connection to the surrounding ecosystem.
Al Primrose, Violeta Paez Armando
Softcore Reading is a fortnightly research group led by Violeta Paez Armando and Al Primrose (Critical Studies). It’s a warm, informal, interdisciplinary space to have generative, curious conversations that embrace sharing experiences as much as formalised discourses - we’re looking for alternative ways of engaging with theory and other forms of knowledge production.
We meet every two weeks to discuss a particular topic. Anyone is welcome from any discipline or background, and you can join whichever sessions you fancy.
Romy Day Winkel, Toni Brell, Joy Brandsma
Snaky Zine is a self-published political zine on socialist feminism, racism, ableism, sexuality, spirituality, and community building that seeks to connect artists and writers working on/with these topics through a biannual publication.
Sigrún Gyða Sveinsdóttir
Eva Mahhov, Tasha Arlova
What does it mean to be Eastern European (in the Netherlands)?
What is our position in knowledge and art production?
How can we research our own (art) histories, while they are not included in the Academy’s discourse?
How do we live together and define ourselves without sticking to outdated geopolitical terms?
This is a social setting, an informal kitchen conversation, a reading club, support group, a political cafe, an art collective. We are here to be lost and found, to learn from and with each other. We want to stand out and our voices to be heard, our art history and artists to be seen and included, to be here not to prove anything but because it is important. We want to learn about our hidden histories, similarities and differences, to make unrepresented identities visible and expose the complexity of understanding the "Second World".
Emma van Herk, Dariya Trubina
Rietveld Movement Platform is an initiative which intends to explore, experiment with and research collectively movement, body-oriented practices and performative actions. Sharing the need for such physical sessions with some of our fellow students, we decided to gather forces and create a safe community where to explore one’s own body and in relation to others. We want to be as attentive as possible to personal histories, vulnerabilities, and identities and we want to see this as a knowledge creating and practice sharing project, and not a result driven one. How we proceed is by meeting regularly with the core participants, occasionally encountering professional dancers, physical performers of various backgrounds and other somatic practitioners who’d share experience and some of their findings with us. We hope to expand this in time and space, making it accessible and open for those whom this resonates with. We breathe, stretch, dance and smile. Just getting these bodies energized!
Eloy Cruz Del Prado
Cecile Hübner, Shifra Osorio Whewell
Gymfest is a 4-day festival in which student artists, together with Dokhuis, and community organisations explode the pubertijd-era gym lesson into a festival taking place in the Dokzaal of Plantage Dok. This historic hall has functioned as church, technische school gym, drukkerij and finally squatted event space so the clash of sport and school and art realms becomes a nostalgic notion with powerful and complicated emotional associations for all of us, and for the Zaal also. Memories of sweaty changing rooms and embarrassing spare-box shorts and giddy self-consciousness are simultaneously specific and universal. More than prescribing the work exactly, the theme will define the space: Musical performance, videos, physical works, training sessions, apparatus, will theatricalise the school gym lesson, investigate its insides on a reinvented playing field. Symbolic actions like giving people a coloured lijntje on entry and group hooligan chanting will immerse spectators in this world.
Gymfest should create an interface between young art practises and a non-traditional art audience – through the Korfbal Vereniging, the ACCU fanfare, Dokhuis community and local residents. This collaborative interface will be developed together with, and through experimental curation and space design so that Gymfest can be simultaneously party, art exhibition, game, historical tribute, participatory community project. To expand, we imagine a physically changeable space, reminiscent of apenkooien. It will encourage alternative use of the objects in the space, shifting expectations of the functionality of art and apparatus. Can the zaal be both a practical sports ground and an art exhibition? We want to challenge the convention of cautiousness when dealing with art and simultaneously draw attention to the curated qualities of a sports game: Let’s appreciate a korfball training in fluorescent kit like we would a choreographed performance.
Amalie Ourø Jensen
Michelle Mildenberg, Catalina Reyes
Marisa Torres Rodriguez
A publication with contributions from different students from Sandberg and Rietveld who are from countries that have been victims of extractivism. They will collectively follow a riso print making workshop.
Catalina Reyes, Zuza Banasinska, Lila Bullen-Smith
"All My Insides Turned Away" is a shorts film festival organised by students of temporary programme Resolution. Through an open call we invited artists from the Rietveld and Sandberg, working within the broadly understood medium of the moving image (video art, experimental film, animation, 3D art, filmed performance etc.) to reflect on the theme of “inside/outside”. We hosted a screening evening to showcase the works selected, bringing together artists across both schools who work within moving image.
Kuo Wei Tung
I once made a pipe with clay in ceramic workshop, and the result was amazing. I’ve been carrying my pipe (a monkey pipe with cow pattern) all around Amsterdam since I made it, everywhere I go everyone who has seen it, love it so much, and were all very fascinated by how easy and incredible creating your own pipe is. So I had this idea of creating a workshop and share with everyone this interesting process and how everyone can make their own unique crazy pipe with just our bare hand, clay and fire.