Continuing the project started in 2022, Quartair hosted the KABK masters of Non Linear Narrative Tech Week, with a workshop led by artists Martijn van Boven and Gert-Jan Prins, exploring the full sound spectrum to find relationships between bandwidths with respect to energy transfer, clock speed and environmental impact. Work sessions included deep listening practices, writing sessions, electronic circuit building, signal recording and signal transformation.
Martijn van Boven is a visual artist from Amsterdam, with a focus on experimental films and computer generated art. His work is expressed through installations, films, collaborations with composers, and cinema performances.
Gert-Jan Prins is a sound artist who focuses on the sonic and musical qualities of electronic noise and percussion and investigates its relationship with the visual. While he started his career as a drummer, his works include performances, sound-installations, compositions, electronic circuits.
How to bridge the digital realm with the physical experience? Rather than visualizing data on the screen, in this Tech Week we focused on interpreting information, social trends and ecological phenomena as alternative adventures, including visual, audible, olfactory and even gustative experience.
Having the internet as (real-time) input, six projects were conceived, designed and coded, translating bytes into dynamic installations and performative (inter)actions.
The Tech Week 2022 was hosted by Rob Bothof, Mike Rijnierse and Ludmila Rodrigues at Quartair, as an immersive and experimental workshop for the Non Linear Narrative masters of the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), between February 7th and 11th, 2022.
Participants: Lisette Alberti, Coco Maier, Kateryna Gaidamaka, Paul Mielke; Shouyi He, Julija Panova, Alicja Konkol; Eszter Nagy, Karolina Uskakovych, Daan Veerman; Lode Dijkers & Daniel Gremme; Leonie Gores & Camille Noray; Niels Otterman, Akina López, Jeroen van den Bogaert.
Once again Quartair receives the KABK’s Master Artistic Research for a week of experiments in the project space. This project functions as an immersive week-long residency culminating in an exhibition over the weekend. Unfortunately we cannot open the doors to the public.
From Saturday to Sunday, March 20-21, online and by appointment (guests only, sorry, health measures!)
“In a world where tyrant covid grabbed its power and is still ruling our lives, we were all forced to make a standstill in one way or another. Now one year after the first lockdown, we’re getting the opportunity to work together again as a group on the cusp of Spring. It feels like a breath of fresh air. Within one week, with all the participants of the MA Masters Artistic Research of KABK, we created the project Sun Kissed // Fog Off. It works like a kaleidoscope and set of gems that share their energy wherever they are presented. We have embraced the restrictions of the pandemic, like not being able to touch or physically gather, and found a way to deal with obstructions. So we started from looking into the possibilities instead and turned those restrictions into ways of presenting the artworks in ways that fit and connect to this specific moment in time. Questions of time and space became important in creating the right relations during the collaborations and between works. What does it mean to present a sculpture in physical space and on the internet? How can they get a physical sense of the works when seeing an image of, for instance, a painting? How does the audience perceive live performance on their laptops at home? And how do we deal with time zones and having colleagues missing out on physical meetings because they cannot be in The Hague? Sun Kissed // Fog Off expands from Korea through Colombia and through the internet to all corners of the globe and digital realms.
The kaleidoscope is always in flux. Sun Kissed by that energy, we playfully say Fog Off.”
With works by: Balint Revesz, Clara Pallí, Daphne Monastirioti, Elisa Cuesta, Emily Stevenhagen, Esther Arribas, Eva Van Ooijen, Georgie Brinkman, Giath Mardini, Haevan Lee, Leos, Juliana M. Hernández, Lena Longefay, Leonie Brandner, Mazen Alashkar, Noortje Remmen, Renata Mirón, Omid Kheirabadi, Rosa van Walbeek, Xenia Klein, Serene Hui, Shardenia Felicia, and the Hypocritical Care collective
Friday, March 6th | Hoogtij#60 Opening at 19:00 Exhibition runs through the weekend March 7-8, 2020
MA Artistic Research @ Quartair
Curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist
KABK Master of Artistic Research students create an exhibition of their works in collaboration with Stockholm based curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist: the culmination of a week of curatorial experimentation.
NL Studenten van de KABK MA Artistic Research maken een tentoonstelling van hun werk, in samenwerking met de in Stockholm gevestigde curator Jonatan Habib Engqvist: het hoogtepunt van een week van curatoriële experimenten.
Participants/Deelnemende kunstenaars: Mazen Achkar Esther Arribas Rovira Leonie Brandner Georgie Brinkman Biba Cole Adele Dipasquale Rebecca Dunne Davide Ghelli Santuliana Serene Hui Daniel Iglesias Gonzalez Lena Longefay Alejandra López Martínez Ghiath Mardini Juliana Martinez Hernandez Daphne MonastiriotiJaehun Park Hugo Plagnard Elfi Seidel Jessie Siegel Alkaios Spyrou Jan Tomza-Osiecki Annemarie Wadlow
20 – 22 April 2018 Opening Friday 20 April, from 18:00 – 23:00
With works by Iliada Charalambous, Luis Maly, Leonie Schneider, Jeannette Slutter
Today we constantly experience a changing social, and urban landscape in which temporality is the norm, objects are made to be replaced instead of to last. Fresh Dough is an exhibition where four young artists based in The Hague react to this notion of temporality through sculptural ephemerality and a reaction to space.Four diverse approaches to sculpture and site-specificity will be presented in Quartair to explore the temporality in contemporary sculpture and perhaps its very ephemeral nature.
About the artists
Luis Maly (1991, Wiltz) is a multidisciplinary artist based in The Hague. For the past year he is busy making architectural interventions in space. These normally are consisted by large scale installations. His work is a open dialogue with the exhibition space. By studying the space he composes a work which fits harmonically to the location. www.luismaly.com
Leonie Schneider (1993, Munich) is a visual artist and musician, currently based in The Hague. She is in the graduation year of her bachelor study of fine arts at the Royal Academy of The Hague. Her artistic practice deals with the topics power and authority in social structures. The concept of family constellation is often an inspiration to the positioning of her sculptures. The idea of the stage, where audience and sculptures are performing together reappears in her exhibiting. http://leonieschneider.kabkfinearts.nl/
Iliada Charalambous (Limassol, 1993) is an artist currently based in The Hague. She holds a BA diploma in Fine Arts, sculpture from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague. Charalambous is engaged in an artistic practice exploring aspects of the human condition within contemporary society in relation to the past. www.iliadacharalambous.net
Jeannette Slütter‘s (1988, Enschede) work consists of site-specific installations/situations. She studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is living and working between Rotterdam and The Hague. In her works she questions the format of exhibition, with an interest in duration and movement. www.jeannetteslutter.nl