1. Presentatie Onderzoeksgroep 2015-2016

            13/05/2016

          2. U bent van harte uitgenodigd om de presentatie bij te wonen van de onderzoeksprojecten van deelnemers aan de Onderzoeksgroep 2015-2016, georganiseerd door het Lectoraat Kunst Theorie & Praktijk. Het afgelopen jaar hebben de deelnemers hun projecten, de aanpak, methoden, dilemma’s en mogelijke uitkomsten met elkaar besproken in maandelijkse bijeenkomsten voorgezeten door Janneke Wesseling. Op vrijdag 13 mei van 14.00-17.00u delen zij de verschillende richtingen die zij zijn ingeslagen gedurende een publiek programma bestaande uit korte lezingen en performances. Er zal ruime gelegenheid zijn voor uitwisseling en discussie en de middag zal worden afgesloten met een borrel.

            De presentaties zijn vrij toegankelijk voor iedereen die belangstelling heeft voor onderzoek uitgevoerd binnen de context van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, inclusief studenten van alle afdelingen.

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          3. Datum: Vrijdag 13 mei 2016
            Tijd: 14.00-17.00u gevolgd door een borrel
            Plaats: Auditorium van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag
          4. Programma

            • 14.15-14.30
              Introduction by Janneke Wesseling on the aims and the set up of the Research Group.
            • 14.30-15.00
              Ewoud van Rijn – Fine Arts
              I am (not…)
              The research project ‘The Archaic Revival Research’ by Van Rijn, teacher at the KABK department of Fine Arts, sheds light on the relationship between contemporary art practices and spiritual practices. Van Rijn departs from the question of how spiritual practices manifest in our time, how they influence our thinking and doing and from which historical cultural developments they are incurred. To this purpose, research, play and ritual are brought together in a setting which allows participation and contributions from the public. Van Rijn has developed a ritual game that helps participants to travel into their imagination, activated through and propelled by guided meditation, shamanic journeying and storytelling.
            • 15.00-15.30  
              Judith van IJken – Photography
              Reconsidering the making of the photographic portrait
              Van IJken combines an art practice with lectures and workshops at art schools, such as St Joost Masters in Breda, Parsons School of Design in New York and a teaching position in the third and fourth year of the Photography Department at the KABK. Her research project departs from the observation that today, more than ever before, we are surrounded by pictures of ourselves. What is the influence of this (hyper)consciousness of the representation of the Self on the development of the photographic portrait? This question encouraged her to engage in a sequence of actions and reflections in which making and thinking actively coalesce.
            • 15.30-16.00  
              Els Kuijpers – Graphic Design
              Staging the message – mentalities in [visual] communication
              Kuijpers is critic, teacher and curator in the field of visual communication and culture. At the KABK department of Graphic Design, she teaches ‘visual culture - theory, history, discourse’. Kuijpers regards design (like writing) as cultural (that is: value) production, an interest that stems from the assumption that language (visual and textual) constructs meaning in dynamic, social processes. This afternoon, she will deliver a short lecture based on a text she wrote for a publication about the Dutch design duo of Richard Niessen and Esther de Vries (forthcoming). This text is part of her overall project entitled ‘The politics of design: the liberating potential of communication design in post/modern times – Towards a critical methodology in communication design’.
            • 16.00-16.30
              Anja Hertenberger – Interactive/Media/Design
              Intuition and e-textiles
              Anja Hertenberger investigates identity in relation to media, monitoring, control and power. She focuses on the interaction between man and machine, which results in interactive installations, performances and e-textiles. Anja researches her work-praxis in soft electronics / e-textiles. Her project revolved around the question: how can an analytical way of working with electronics and programming be combined with a more intuitive working praxis with material and body movements / body awareness? This afternoon,  she will present some of her work in progress.
            • 16.30-17.00  
              Joost Grootens – PhDArts

              Why is the blue dot blue?
              Grootens is graphic designer and educator. As doctoral student in the PhDArts programme he investigates the influence of digital technology on the graphic language of maps. Digital technology has opened up the domain of cartography. New democratic tools gave access to new players in this field. At the same time a power shift between designer and user can be seen in the information age. Design has ceased to be an exclusive domain of specialists. Digital technologies, new mapping practices and the more significant role of the user resulted in a change of the map’s graphic language.
            • 17.00-18.00    
              Drinks