On The Waves With
November 22, 2021
Hosted by Shimmer, 'On The Waves With..'. invites people to share the music they listen to while working, making, reading, thinking, writing, cleaning, or moving that are influential to their practice. We also invite contributors to invite another person to make a playlist thereby expanding the aural, and joyously unrestrained, beyond our community and into new possibilities.
Trân Trần (2001, Vietnam) is a Public Administration and Psychology student specializing in Neuroscience at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Apart from their studies in the social & behavioural sciences and an aspiration to become a professional scholar in these fields, Tran also has a deep interest in the arts and is in the process of exploring the intersection between arts and sciences. Currently, Tran is one of the hosts for Shimmer.
On The Waves With
October 18, 2021
Martina Farrugia (1998, Malta) is a Maltese creative based between Malta and Rotterdam. She has a background in the History of Art and Digital Art and is interested in research-based work. Her main focus relies on photographic studies in relation to bookmaking. Her recent body of work is based on the presence in absence, memory and archiving. STUDIO107 is also a new project she has embarked on, where she makes hand-built ceramics and stationery goods made from up-cycled paper. Image credit: Martina Farrugia
On The Waves With
September 3, 2021
Katinka van Gorkum (Rotterdam, 1988) is a visual artist, performer and writer interested in the interior as a figure for interiority. Van Gorkum's life and practice are intimately intertwined, with the concept of 'a house' at the center. She sees a house not as a fixed concept but as a skin, a part of the surface with which people cover the world around them. Through the private domain, she investigates the interior world of humans.
On The Waves With
July 17, 2021
Martín La Roche (1988, Santiago de Chile) is a net artist based in Amsterdam. In 2017 he initiated a nomadic museum inside a hat, the Musée Légitime. He is founder of Good Neighbour, that is not a publisher, but it makes art in the form of words. He is also a member of To see inability to see, a collective research project around ‘archive’ and ‘anarchive’, concerned with topics like exclusion, alienation and belonging. For more information visit: www.martinlaroche.nl
On The Waves With
June 21, 2021
On The Waves with Sandra نور Wazaz accompanies Across The Way With Amalle Dublon and Sandra نور Wazaz titled 'Touch Yourself: On SOPHIE'. Watch the video here: shimmershimmer.org/across-the-way-with Sandra Wazaz is a DJ and artist working in video and installation. They were a 2020 fellow at Art Beyond Sight’s Art and Disability residency program and have exhibited at The 8th Floor, NY and Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA. Sandra lives in Brooklyn with their cat, Bean. @___one__long_______
On The Waves With
May 17, 2021
Lucie Draai (b.1979 Bogotá, Colombia) is an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, recently finished a Master of Art Praxis Degree from the Dutch Art Institute. Her Master Thesis "Caring Together in Decolonial Healing" explores what it means to be human guided by Sylvia Wynter’s thought provoking trajectory “Toward the Human, after Man” and Denise Ferreira da Silva’s encompassing book Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007); and argues that at the core of contemporary humanness lies a struggle defined by a racialized order of human existence. This struggle informs not only those racialized Others but to varying degrees impacts all human beings on a global scale. As a form of tentacular thinking this thesis contributes in troubling the colonial category of the human by introducing the figure of the human adoptee of color in relation to a decolonial ethics of care and healing. Pushing against normative notions of modes of being human the adoptee of color radically rethinks what it means to reclaim humanness and an ethic of care. Lucie Draai's practice proposes to re-think and disturb the social, political terms of order that surround us. To never settle and always stay in the displacement. A decolonial and more than human understanding of the present is necessary and calls for a shift in how we conceptualize being, life, death, and temporality. A proposal for radical imagination, hope and respect for difference. Exhibitions, performances, readings, workshops have been hosted by and collaborated with Zoe Scoglio, Tim Mastik, V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, NL), Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen, Norway), Shimmer (Rotterdam, NL), Volteface (Johannesburg, SA), Billytown (The Hague, NL), PA-AP (Arnhem, NL). Residencies at Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg, SA) and AGALAB (Amsterdam, NL).
On The Waves With
April 19, 2021
Books@RET is an independent art bookstore based in the former RET building in Charlois. Specialising in books about art, design and theory, with a particular interest in exhibition ephemera, conceptual art, Japanese avant garde and concrete poetry, it started as a project-in-residence at Rib in 2018 and has since moved into its now permanent location. Its program is complimented by performances, readings, launches and exhibitions. For more information see booksatrib.com
On The Waves With
February 8, 2021
Cengiz Mengüç is a Rotterdam-based graphic designer. His current practice moves between commissioned design work, side jobs and self-initiated projects.
On The Waves With
January 11, 2021
DJ Koze - Track ID Anyone? (ft. Caribou) Four Tet - Parallel Jalebi Ellen Allien - S1 (Don’t Believe The Chord-Pop Hype) Acid Pauli - In My Spaceship Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To My Lovely? Benny Goodmann - Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing) Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi - Dekho Ab To Kisko Nahin Hai Khabar The Hacker - Scientist MODSELEKTOR - Kill Bill (Vol.4) Black Cat White Cat - Pitbull The Electric Beat Crew - Here We Come James Holden - Lump Moderat - A New Error Autechre - Fermium Console - 1 1/2 Lena Willemark and Hector Zatou - Havet Stomar Björk - Visur Vatnesenda-Rósu Ananuri - Eg Saxe Charles Aznavour - I Drink
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