* Do It With Us * Exhibition @ Mirta Demare Art gallery


‘Do It With Us’
29 May – 25 June 2016
Mirta Demare Art gallery, Rotterdam

Bergsingel 176-B, 3037 GN Rotterdam, NL
Open on Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 13:00 – 18:00hrs and by appointment.

With Aloardi (Gabriel Castillo Aguero, Christian Galarreta), Filmwerkplaats (Nan Wang, Yoana Buzova, Judith van der Made, Juul van der Laan, Bart Koppe, Coen Janssen, Patrícia Chaves) and misprint-it (Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa). Curated by Janneke van der Putten

Exhibition ‘Do It With Us’ presents a programme with three artist-initiatives that share their creative processes in a group or a collective. Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it are examples of platforms that exchange knowledge and ideas by creating alternative learning situations or environments. Through their practices, they contribute to a vital cultural field of artistic experiments and actions such as film, publications, sounds, and workshops.

Inspired by the vitality of encounters and interactions, Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it develop their own tools and methods, contributing to a repertoire of artistic forms brought back into the cultural field. Their performative projects, for instance, often deal with (mis)used analogue and digital technologies. An example of this is reusing trash, hacking the functionality of devices, generating feedback or intervening on found footage.

Looking at the world through an attitude that confronts daily life reality, more than the arts, and using error and failure as a starting point, they play with the status quo that is inspired by their collective spirit. The members and partners of Aloardi, Filmwerkplaats and misprint-it deal with a sense of community in a society that has all the inspiration needed to vitalize that what is already there.
Flyer design by Gabriel Castillo Aguero and Gisella Lopez Ginocchio with a picture of Bobby Peru.

Programme ‘Do It With Us’
Sunday 29 May
15:00 – 15:10hrs,
Introduction talk
15:10 – 15:30hrs, Artist talk with participants
15:30hrs, Public event with audience participation ‘Everyone a Double-Sided Sheet (a collective action book)’ by misprint-it
For the exhibition opening misprint-it would like to invite the audience to produce a ‘common book’, to which each person visiting the exhibition can contribute with one sheet (4 pages). The interventions can be very simple, or very elaborate. Think for instance of a nine year old who really wants to take time to fill up her/his page, or for instance, a thirty-one who doesn’t feel like participating but still decides to contribute with a blank page. Everything is possible. This ‘artist book’ is open to everyone, to every schedule, but still, it will be exclusive to the time frame of the exhibition. All the pages will be presented in the exhibition as well the process of binding this book together, during during the following week. The book should be ready half-way the exhibition and available for the finissage, where everyone will be invited to see it/read it.

Saturday 11 June, 13:00 – 18:00hrs,
Graffiti Text – film by Filmwerkplaats
Sunday 12 June, 11:00 – 15:00hrs, ‘artist’s books’ by misprint-it
Sunday 12 June, 15:00 – 18:00hrs, ‘Circuit Bending with Greeting Cards’ by Aloardi
For reservation & info email to jvdputten@gmail.com. Per day 15€, two days 20€ (incl. lunch & materials). Participants of all ages are welcome.

Friday 24 June
Performance, Drukkerij de Boog, Voorburgstraat 205, 3037 ER Rotterdam
22:00h, Street parade by Aloardi, starting at Drukkerij de Boog
23:00h, ‘Graffiti cinema’ by Filmwerkplaats, Mirta Demare Art

Supported by Gemeente Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam). The Mondriaan Fund supports the project by Filmwerkplaats. This exhibition is part of the Aloardi Exchange Program 2016.

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