ArtScience celebrates 25th anniversary

The ArtScience Interfaculty is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a full programme of performances, lectures and an exhibition on Saturday 27 June 2015 in Paradiso, Amsterdam (see poster). The programme is a collaboration of the ArtScience Interfaculty with Paradiso, Sonic Acts and the Holland Festival.

The programme consists of selected works by ArtScience alumni and relatives of the past 25 years. The programme kicks off with two lectures: art historian Michael van Hoogenhuyze talks about his views on contemporary art in the lecure The way of ArtScience: a meeting of science and poetry, and Edwin van der Heide and Taco Stolk focus in their lecture on Dick Raaijmakers’ commentary on Pierre Boulez’s approach of live electronic music. Throughout the day and evening there are works and installations by Marloes van Son (COLC – undrown), Jet Smits (LC Environment), Bart Koppe (A Small Stubborn Sound Machine), Sebastian Frisch (Biophonic Garden), Daniel Berio (Graffitizer), Ivan Henriques and Angela de Weijer. The evening programme consists of two movies: Loudthings by Telcosystem (Gideon Kiers, David Kiers and Lucas van der Velden) and #37 by Joost Rekveld and performances by Optical Machines (Rikkert Brok and Maarten Halmans), Matthijs Munnik & Joris Strijbos, Mariska de Groot and Dieter Vandoren, Erfan Abdi and a closing performance by Mika Vainio (no ArtScience alumnus). From the sideline, a special selection of books, magazines, records, films and gadgets will be presented by Underbelly during the whole day.

ArtScience Interfaculty

The ArtScience Interfaculty, founded in 1989 by Frans Evers and Dick Raaijmakers, offers an interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master programme that fosters curiosity driven research as approach for the making of art. While situated between the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, the ArtScience Interfaculty collaborates closely with Leiden University’s Academy for Creative and Performing Arts and Media Technology MSc programme. The ArtScience Interfaculty has an extensive history of producing its own events outside of the school and initiated the Sonic Acts festival together with Paradiso and the Institute for Sonology in 1994.
The ArtScience Interfaculty has three key elements that make it unique in The Netherlands and the world: an interdisciplinary approach to the different disciplines; it considers art and science as a continuum and promotes interconnecting the two; furthermore it combines an experiential approach with a conceptual approach of art.
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Saturday 27 June 2015
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam
Entrance: €12,50 / students €7,50
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exhibition 16:00 – 22:00
Daniel Berio GRAFFITIZER 2
Ivan Henriques Jurema Action Plant
Bart Koppe A Small Stubborn Sound Machine
Marloes van Son COLC – undrown
Angela de Weijer Infinity Four: The Sublime Recorder

lectures 16:30-18:00
Edwin van der Heide & Taconis Stolk Dick Raaijmakers’ commentary on Pierre Boulez
Michael van Hoogenhuyze The way of ArtScience: a meeting of science and poetry

performances and films 20:00-23:00
Erfan Abdi Scatterflow – repetition on Notesaaz
Mariska de Groot and Dieter Vandoren Shadow Puppet?
The Leslies Soundtrack for an imaginary film, nr. 6 – Inferno a Paradiso
Matthijs Munnik and Joris Strijbos U-AV Live
Optical Machines SHIFT
Joost Rekveld #37
Telcosystems Loudthings
Mika Vainio


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