SPSound | Communique: Slow Future
Celebrating the End of Fetishism of Speed at the occasion of the 100 years of the Futurist Manifesto (20-02-1909)
Friday 20 February, 20.30 hrs
Location: Auditorium - Level 1, Chapel & Foyer - Level 0
Admission: 7.50 euro
Audio-Visual-Dance-installations and Performances, organised by Pierre Mansire and Marije Nie for Auxxx
Hisako Horikawa | The Nyghtbyrdz | Andy Moor | Pierre Mansire | Ema Nik Thomas | ETC | Jacques Foschia | Anthony Carcone | DFF | Vilbjorg Broch | Hilary Jeffery | Eric Thielemans | Quick Silver Slow Gold | Ivo Bol | Amstel Quartet | The Genetic Choir / Thomas Johannsen | Kirsten Zwijnenburg
20 February 1909, Marinetti publishes his futurist manifesto in the French newspaper Le Figaro. After 100 years of modern and contemporary history conforming in all facts and points to the Futurists visions, the failing and collapsing of the productivist and industrial world on his actual form is obviously nearing, with all of his consequences?
The XXth Century could be characterized, like the futurists prophesied it, by the obsession of speed . The XXth Century is also remarkable by his obsession of production ( like the constructivists understood it ) and by mass-consumption, by mass-communication and spectacularisation. What is the place for diversity in it? What is the place for the individual in it ? What is the place for contemplation in it ? Contemplation is a key-concept for any creator. and therefore you need Time. The same is valuable for the audience . You can own rapidly an artwork. But to appreciate properly an artwork, you need Time. So the cult and the culture of speed , even though they are at the origin of very interesting creations, could be also fatal culturally to any elaborated form of art _expression_?
The times are changing. Art, Culture and Society too. Slow Future is celebrating in 2009 the End of the Fetishism of Speed and of the Futurist inheritance by a series of artistic and cultural manifestations, interventions, critical publications, manifestos and proclamations, with as climax the 19th and 20th of February where we shall officialize the since so long expected birth of the New Time, the New Culture and the New Art, the Art of the Slow Future.
Field Work - part 3
Public discussion on co-production and working curatorially in conjunction with the exhibition Coalesce: Happenstance
Sunday 22 February, 13.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Chapel - Level 0
SMART Project Space?s current exhibition Coalesce: Happenstance is part of an evolutionary exhibition project, initiated in 2003 by curator Paul O?Neill. Coalesce: Happenstance is the final version of the project and is the culmination of a six year research into exhibition-making as a form of artistic practice where the accumulation of actors and actions co-produce a single co-habited exhibition form. The project includes a vibrant selection of artists to take part as co-producers to develop new work in response to each other, and to the overall exhibition structure and concept.
As a concluding event SPS organizes a public discussion on co-production and working curatorially with Paul O?Neill, Coalesce artist Dave Beech, as well as with artist Marjolijn Dijkman and curator Binna Choi. Coalesce artist Mick Wilson will link their presentations to the discussion that was initiated by SPS in 2008 parallel to the exhibitions Field Work ? part 1 and Field Work ? part 2. This ongoing discussion aims to articulate methodologies, critical strategies and ways of curating, from the perspective of ecological thinking in particular. Instead of focusing on the physical aspects of ecology ? and herewith potentially directing the discussion toward issues of sustainability in the production, dissemination and presentation of art ? the discussion centres on an ?ecology of ideas?. In an economy of knowledge, ideas and images of immaterial ?goods?, a dialogue on the sustainability of ideas offers the possibility to think (and work) differently within the curatorial framework.
dir. Azazel Jacobs (USA 2008 - 94 mins)
With Matt Boren, Ken and Flo Jacobs, Richard Edson
After a holiday visit with his parents, Mikey is heading to the airport to return to his wife and newborn baby. But he doesn?t board the plane. Instead he returns to his parents? loft in lower Manhattan, back to his childhood room that has since been converted to storage. Unsure of his own motivation, he invents excuses about why he?s staying ? his flight is delayed, his flight has been cancelled. As the days go by he becomes more and more entrenched in his adolescent sanctuary, and comes to a point where he must choose between life as it is and life as it was.
From the producers of ''Half Nelson'' and ''Maria Full of Grace'' comes this original and touching story about the fear of taking responsibility and ultimately growing up.
A beautiful, wise, and poker-faced comedy. Jacobs'' style recalls early Jim Jarmusch, only more so (Entertainment Weekly).
Please check our website for the entire film programme.
dir. John Maringouin (USA 2006 - 85 min)
Rarely in filmmaking does the theory meet the practice, but in the case of the powerful, gritty ''Running Stumbled'', director John Maringouin manages to take us into the heart of the matter in a dramatic exploration of family, life, art, drugs, murder, love and legacy.
After a twenty-five year absence, filmmaker Maringouin returns as the prodigal son to Terrytown, Louisiana. Placed in the centre of an emotional battle, he films a most intimate, frank and strange portrait about the complex relationship between the filmmaker?s estranged father, the Dadaist painter Johnny Roe, Jr., and Roe?s self-destructive wife, Virgie Marie Pennoui.
Johnny is a New Orleans legend, known for being a career heroin user, a street-fighting pimp, and an accused murder. He also once tried to kill his son.
''Running Stumbled'' is a dark, engaging hyper-real fable, a documentary shot with a Southern Soul, and always on-the-edge. It is a tale as dramatic as it is cautionary, enveloped in an atmosphere which has its main characters chasing demons and pursued by death.
Part Edward Albee play, part Virginia Wolf, part Cassavetes, 100 percent compelling!
See for more information: www.selfpictures.net
?One of the most visceral motion pictures you will ever experience...? - Michael Tully, Indiewire
Special screening: two films by Ivo Biegman
Thursday 19 February, 21.00 hrs
Location: Cinema 1
dir. Ivo Biegman (NL 2008, 10 min)
An introvert street musician on the simplicity of musical rhythms.
DENIS SA?EV JOTOV
dir. Ivo Biegman ( NL 2009, 30 min)
Two Roma street musicians, grandfather and grandson, are followed and filmed over a period of two years in The Netherlands and Bulgaria. The result is a film on the rights and the mistreatments of a child in Europe.
Coalesce: Happenstance, 2009
Exhibition prolonged till Sunday 8 March 8th !
Dave Beech & Mark Hutchinson | David Blandy | Het Blauwe Huis with M2M radio | Kathrin Böhm | Nina Canell | Oriana Fox | Freee | General Idea | Jaime Gili | Clare Goodwin | Lothar Götz | Anthony Gross | Tod Hanson | Toby Huddlestone | Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen | Cyril Lepetit | Ronan McCrea | Jonathan Mosley & Sophie Warren & Can Altay | Jem Noble | Isabel Nolan | Harold Offeh | Mark Orange | Eduardo Padilha | Garrett Phelan | Sarah Pierce | Manuel Saiz | Savage | temporarycontemporary | Tipos Moviles - a collaborative poster project by Jaime Gili and Luis Romero, with 40 invited artists | Richard Venlet | Robin Watkins | Lawrence Weiner | Matt White | Mick Wilson
Coalesce film programme
Ursula Biemann & Angela Sanders | Jakup Ferri | Esra Ersen | Adla Isanovic | Helmut & Johanna Kandl | Tadej Pogacar and the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E Museum of Contemporary Art | Marko Raat | selected by B + B
?Coalesce? is the title of an evolutionary exhibition project, initiated by curator Paul O?Neill (Bristol) in 2003. ?Coalesce: Happenstance? is the final version of the project and is the culmination of O?Neill?s past six years of research and development into the possibility of an exhibition as a form of co-production between multiple agencies. Artists from previous editions (in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain) are gathered together for this large cumulative show. Read More
dir. Alexander Payne (USA, 2004, 126 mins)
Wednesday 18 February 2009, 19.45 hrs
Friends Jack and Miles take off on a final road trip to California's wine country the week prior to Jack's wedding. Both men have goals for the vacation - Miles wants to turn Jack on to the art of wine tasting, while Jack is concerned with exploiting his last days as a bachelor - but when the two men come across two fascinating women the duo is forced to examine their morality, and if maturity isn't such a depressing prospect. A multi-prized (including an Oscar for the best script), witty and delightful comedy about life, love and wine.
This is a gastronomic film experience and part of ournew series of old and modern classics that are shown every Wednesday over dinner.
The menu of the evening is directly inspired by the film. Price for Dinner & Film: 27,50 euro.
Please reserve your ticket at Lab111 Restaurant ? Tel. 020 61 69 994
N.B. Only 30 tickets available!
This week in LAB111
Various DJs play their music in media cafe Lab111 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 22.00 till closing. Including Cinema Royal, Toby, Mark (Rush Hour), Casper Tielrooij (Dekmantel), Marcelle (Another Nice Mess) Lx Pacific, Conrad, Irmin.
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