The Nieuwe Persvoeder Fabriek ruminated.

with: Andreas Andersen, Naja Ankarfeldt, Aron Birtalan, Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou, Moritz Geremus, Marius Mathisrud, Falco Pols, Jet Smits, Bas Stoker, Beng Yuenyong facilitated by Wietske Maas and Cocky Eek

Over the month of November, 10 international ArtScience students spent 10 days in the Nieuwe Persvoeder Fabriek, working towards a combined performance that explores the vertical tower and uncovers how the factory can become a site of new sensory digestions.

The single night performance breathes new life into the old factory architecture: pipes and funnels burp and belch with sound; grain scuttles through the old cyclones; invisible air is rendered visible; a rhythmic manifesto resuscitates the cyclical nature of the machines; handwork transitions to machine production and oral history bellows from the basement. The performance poetically subverts the clockwork metabolism of the industrial food chain from molasses to the cow, to the suspensive sensory experiences of art.

The public is warmly invited to experience the fruits of this artistic assembly line: 29 November at 21:00 – Meeting point:De Compagnie (CHV- terrein),  NCB-Laan 52, 5462 GE Veghel

This project has been made possible with the kind support of Kunstgroep de Compagnie.
With special thanks to Henk van Wanrooij.
Aron Birtalan: a rhythmic manifesto written on the floor resuscitates the cyclical nature of the machines in the tower.

VOLTA @ The Age of Wonder

The ArtSience Interfaculty is very proud to announce the 4th reenactment of the theatrical installation VOLTA By Dick Raaijmakers

The Age of Wonder takes place from 28 – 30 march and is part of The 100th year anniversary of the NATLAB in Eindhoven and is organized by BALTAN Laboratories

Design by Taco Stolk


VOLTA | Dick Raaijmakers (Maastricht, 1 sept. 1930 – Den Haag, 4 sept. 2013)

In 1800, Alessandro Volta tried, for the first time in history, to construct an electric battery,
later to be called the ‘voltaic pile’.
Raaijmakers’s performance ‘Volta’ aims to repeat this invention on a gigantic scale.
In the presence of an audience, a small group of workers construct a giant pile of zinc and
copper plates, alternated with clothes drenched in acid. After placing the last plate, this colossal battery will produce the energy for one light bulb, suspended from the ceiling.
Thus, the audience can experience the relation between the invested labor and the resulting electric energy. And also, how and why the original visual quality of this ‘proto-element’ has been lost in favor of the efficiency of the modern battery.

‘Volta’ intends to recreate this lost plasticity, if only for a single moment

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In memoriam exhibition Klaus Baumgärtner (1948−2013)

Klaus Baumgärtner passed away this summer. For many years he was a beloved member of the staff of the ARtScience Interfaculty as well as the Fine Arts Department of the KABK. We will miss his passion, his art, his teaching and his friendship.

Johan van Oord (Head of Department of Fine Arts) writes:

Klaus is a master in many disciplines: in fine arts, in book design and in art education, to name a few. Saying goodbye, however, does not belong to his greatest talents. That is why we invite you to get together, with friends, family, colleagues, students and with a selection of his magical ideas, at the Royal Academy where he was brilliant for so many years. Not to say goodbye, but to gather memories, like the way Klaus gathered to create new life.

The exhibition will be openend by Johan van Oord on Fr 08 Nov 2013, 15.00h

Gallery, Royal Academy of Art, Prinsessegracht 4, 2514AN Den Haag (NL)
The exhibition is open from 08 until 15 Nov 2013
Opening hours: Mo-Th 09.00—21.00h, Fr 09.00—17.00h
In de Galerie van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten.