DOEK Festival 2019

May 3rd, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

Doek Festival 2019 took the form of a musical market: during two evenings the members of the collective and their guests turned the Bimhuis into a place of exchange, where to start a conversation between musicians and public. It was a joyful and exciting event inspired by the liveliest places in our cities, where it’s fine to be loud and to talk to strangers. The graphic design and the space design by Nelli Bodt were directly evocative of the theme.

Trangressions

March 3rd, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

Composer Marko Ciciliani’s essay on the concept of ‘expanded performance’, theory and practice, through 4 pieces by his hand documented in images text, and video. A book (80p.) with USB data carrier. Published by Champsd’Action, 2019.

 

11 FILMS

March 3rd, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

Joost Rekveld BluRay on the iconic experimental film label Re:voir, 2019. A box-set with 2 discs and a book (120 p.) featuring original texts by Joost Rekveld on the making of the films, archive images, and new photo material produced by myself for this release. Launch IFFR 2019. A co-production Re:voir and EYE Film museum.

 

The OtherAbilities

March 3rd, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

 

For the OtherAbilities Festival (Amsterdam 1-3 March 2019) I contributed the festival ID, with ads, posters, flyers, social media communication, website, festival presence in the building of Broedplaats Lely, as well as exhibition design. Festival was curated by artist Adi Hollander (PSWAR) and art theorist Eva Fotiadi, and featured works by international artists and thinkers who’s pioneer works center on the concept of shifting senses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safe Piece

June 22nd, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

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1/ ‘Safe Piece’ By Valentina Campora with Andy Moor and Isabelle Vigier with special appearance of Elio Campora Moor. Work in progress (2013/2017) video 20′ presented at Coming Together#3, Frascati Theater Amsterdam, 19-01- 2017 and Why Not Festival, Amsterdam, 11-07-2017

 

2/Safe Piece, a film.

A film by Isabelle Vigier and Valentina Campora (2019)

Based on the performance ‘Safe Piece’ with Valentina Campora, Andy Moor and the participation of Elio and Milo Campora Moor. Music: Andy Moor

Synopsis: Since her child was seven months old, choreographer Valentina Campora initiated a series of performances where she, the father of the child, and the baby are performing together in front of a small public. Eight sessions have been documented on video over the last four years. With this footage Campora and video artist Isabelle Vigier have created a film that exposes the process of evolving a dance piece based on the question of how to combine parenting and making dance. The family develops a non verbal language that allows them be all at once within a multitude of polarized dimensions: private and public, playing and performing, caring and taking risks, improvising and creating choreography.

Made with support by AFK Amsterdam Funds for the Arts | Theater De Roode Biooscop | cultural center OT301, Amsterdam

Screenings:

  • Teatro Akropolis, Genoa 10-2018
  • Music Dance Festival, OT 301, Amsterdam 06-2019
  • more to come

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Connecting Tunes

January 6th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

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Connecting Tunes was born from a desire I shared with my friend musician Felicity Provan to take action at a time where the refugee crisis was growing overwhelmingly. We wanted to involve music makers and artists in a dialogue between our community and the people living in Amsterdam as refugees or asylum seekers. Our idea was to use the power of music making as a bridge for mutual appreciation, while delivering an artful concert series.
We were looking for meaningful ways to express solidarity and love to those people who’ve had to leave everything behind to seek security and a future. Through Connecting Tunes we hoped, somehow, to help.
As artists involved in the world of independent music the most meaningful thing we can offer is the music we love and create. We have seen in the asylum seekers center that music playing and sharing is present and meaningful. Therefore the idea of Connecting Tunes,  a monthly concert for, and with refugees in Amsterdam.
We created a program with musicians from our network; jazz, improvisation, songs, electronics or experimental, small settings of 1 to 4 musicians, mostly acoustic. Musicians from the refugee’s community of the Flierbosdreef in Amsterdam Bijlmer were given the space too, and we found ways to start a dialogue in music. We played together.
Now we view the mutual contact that happened through music in the concert series as our first achievement. The series stopped with the closing of the center where the refugees were based.

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“A mexican singer sings love songs from Vera Cruz, a young singer from Iran responds with love songs of his own hand, there’s a world between those songs, but it was blending in that time and place. We were happy to be there in such fantastic company and felt like ‘YES’ this is what we want. Volunteers, you’re lovable, refugees, you’re us, musicians you’re magic. Thank you Geerte, Nora, Fuensanta and Mahan!.”

“There was light pouring into the space all afternoon. Connecting Tunes 3 was vibrant and happy, with a colorful group of people from lands as far away as Yemen, Mexico, Syria, Iran, Irak, Eritrea, and also friends from Berlin (thanks Cooking for peace Berlin/Ciska Jansen) Amsterdam, the Bijlmer…
Again moved and truly thankful for the generosity of our guests: artists, volunteers, neighbors, refugees, and the church community of Buuren in de Nieuwe Stad.”

PARTNERS/HOST

We found a partner in the eocumenical community of the Nieuwe Stad, in the Bijlmer. The various churches under the Nieuwe Stad roof are working together under the name ‘Buurten in de Nieuwe Stad’. They are eager to act positively for the neighborhood, church users of different faiths, residents and refugees included. They offered their beautiful space, an architect building from the 80’s, as well as many volunteers, and hosted the Connecting Tunes concert series. We are grateful for their support and generosity.
We organized 5 concerts from March to July 2016, free for all asylum seekers and neighbors, including Syrian and Iranian food for the community. Cooking for Peace from Berlin joined us on one event. Supermarket chain AH had the grace to sponsor 2 of the meals in natura.
The Flierbosdreef, in the Bijlmer area of Amsterdam, was a temporary facility for asylum seekers in the earliest stages of their process; those men and women had just arrived and were trying to find their marks, and stabilize. They were mostly under great stress. They formed a fluctuating community could be dispatched to new locations at very short notice. The location closed in August 2016, that is when the project stopped as well.

Connecting Tunes founders:
Isabelle Vigier: music label owner. designer. artist / Felicity Provan: independent music professional

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Anne La Berge

September 20th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

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Photo campaign for the launch of La Berge’s new LP on Unsounds, and for her new visual identity, materializing in a logo, a new website, a USB card.