Rene Coelho Award 2010 Masterclass

Image Marnix de Nijs

20- 22 September 2010

The René Coelho Masterclass is a three day program with presentations by theorists and artists who will talk about their work, their sources of inspiration and artistic practices. The goal of the masterclass is to give you an insight into the great variety in disciplines which make up the field of contemporary media art. During the course the following subjects will be addressed: videoart, soundart, performances, digital (interactive) installations, internet art and open source art. Several artists and others working with Media art will either talk about their area of expertise, focusing on the theoretical or the practical aspects or they will provide a workshop which allows you to explore the subject in a hands-on manner.

Monday 20 september
10.00-10.30: Coffee croissants
10.30-12.00: Welcome Heiner Holtappels, director NIMk presentations students Award
12.00-13.00: Ine Poppe, Media art journalist,
13.00-14.00: Lunch
14.00-15.30: Constant Dullaart,
16.00-17.30: Jaromil,

Tuesday 21 september
10.00-10.30: Coffee croissants
10.30-12.30: Bart Rutten, Curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
13.00-14.00: Lunch
14.00-14.30: Petra Heck (curator NIMk) / Theus Zwakhals (collection NIMk)
14.00-15.30: Rob Johannesma,
16.00-17.30: Nathalie Bruys

Wednesday 22 september
10.00-10.30: Coffee croissants
10.30-12.00: Edward Shanken, Media theorist,
12.00-13.30: Marnix de Nijs,
13.30-14.00: Lunch
14.00-15.30: Lucas van der Velden (Telcosystems),
16.00-19.00: Jan van Nuenen,
19.00-20.00: Dinner!

Participation Masterclass
The Rene Coelho Award Masterclass is organized for the nominated students of the Rene Coelho Award 2010. There are 5 places avilable for other art students. Are you just graduated at an Art Academy and want to join? Please send a CV and a motivation to Anouk Laverge before 16 September 2010.

Masterclass # 1
On Digital Art and Open Source
With Ine Poppe, Constant Dullaart en Jaromil

Ine Poppe is an artist, writer, filmmaker, researcher, and journalist. She writes about digital art for diverse magazines, books and the national newspaper NRC Handelsbald. Poppe teaches among others at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.
Poppe will talk about the historic and contemporary developments in the field of digital art.

Constant Dullaart is an artist (particularly involved with the internet), curator and editor. The core of his visual investigation involves stretching and altering common forms of presentation. For Dullaart the internet is one such alternative presentation space. Dullaart will show and talk diverse projects of his own and of coorperations with artists and curators. Dullaart studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie and the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.

Denis 'Jaromil' Roio is the main author of the GNU/Linux Live CD Dyne:bolic as well as of a number of audiovisual tools. He is also an artist who has been part of international exhibitions such as CODeDOC II by the Whitney Museum Artport and speaker on conferences such as Transmediale. Inspired by Richard Stallman's 'free as in free speech' approach as well as liberatory politics, Jaromil seeks to transgress borders between art and code, social activism and research and development.
Jaromil will give a workshop about Open Source Tools.

Masterclass # 2

On Contemporary Video Art
With Bart Rutten, Rob Johannesma and Nathalie Bruys

Bart Rutten is curator at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Rutten is art historian and a leading expert within the field of video art. He is editor of various publications like "The Magnetic Era, video art in the Netherlands 1970 – 1985".
Rutten will show videoworks by divers international artists and talk about recent developments in the field of contemporary video art.

Rob Johannesma is an artist and is known for his installations, photographic works and video art in which he refers to classic painting.
At this moment his work is shown in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Paul Andriesse Gallery. Johannesma will present his work and talk about his studio practice.
He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Cooper Union School of Art, New York, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, The American Academy in Rome (Residency FBKVB). Recently he took part in the Artist in Residence program of Wiels in Brussels.

Nathalie Bruys makes sound art, music, radio, performances, installations, videos, records and CDs. Bruys is interested in a multidisciplinary art practice. She won the Charlotte Kohler prize in 2004 and the Volkskrant fine art prize in 2006. Bruys studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Akademie and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
She will talk about her work and discuss the notion of being an artist and talk about the ideas and concepts that are developed during the process of an interactive workshop.

Masterclass # 3
On interactivity, Sound and Performance
With Edward Shanken, Marnix de Nijs, Lucas van der Velden and Jan van Nuenen

Edward A. Shanken writes and teaches about the entwinement of art, science, and technology with a focus on interdisciplinary practices involving new media. He is Universitair Docent in New Media, University of Amsterdam, and a member of the Media Art History faculty at the Donau University in Krems, Austria. Recent and forthcoming publications include essays on art and technology in the 1960s, systems aesthetics, interactivity and agency, sound and perception, and the cultural implications of cybernetics, robotics, computer networking, and biotechnology. His critically praised survey, Art and Electronic Media, was published by Phaidon Press in 2009.
Shanken will talk about the theoretical concepts of interactivity, sound and performance.

As an artist, Marnix de Nijs shows how culture acts upon our senses, and he expresses this in a great variety of ways, making use of continually-changing technology. This allows him to emphasise a new role for the artist that seems to have been established by our developing culture of technology. De Nijs describes his work as a recognition of the dynamic collision of bodies, machines and other media.
De Nijs will show various installations and talk about the concepts of these works.
De Nijs studied at the Institute for the Arts, Arnhem,

Lucas van der Velden, Gideon Kiers, David Kiers are the founding members of Telcosystems. In their audiovisual works Telcosystems research the relation between the behavior of programmed numerical logic and the human perception of this behavior; they aim at an integration of human expression and programmed machine behavior. This becomes manifest in the immersive audiovisual installations they make, in films, videos, soundtracks, prints and in live performances. He studied at the Interfaculty Image and Sound, a department at the Royal Conservatory and the Royal Academy in The Hague.

Jan van Nuenen is well known for his animations in which sound plays an important role. Van Nuenen studied audio visual design at the St. Joost Akademie in Breda.
He will conduct the workshop NaNoNaNd: minimal synthesizer / maximal noise
The NaNoNaNd synthesizer workshop will allow students with little or no experience with electronics to make a simple electronic musical instrument. The goal is to make the instrument using as little components or money as possible. You'll also get an insight into how the components used actually function in the more theoretical part of the workshop, so you can understand how sound can be created and deformed using electronic circuits. During the more practical part of the workshop, the participants will solder the NaNoNaNd synthesizer to a printing template and will be able to experiment with the properties so that in the end you end up with a fully functioning instrument.