Wednesday October 8th at 7PM, introduction to the Deltaworkers program for fall 2014.
Address: The Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St
Volume 14 Presenters:
Joris Lindhout / Maaike Gouwenberg
Mary Ellen Carroll
Food by La Cocinita
At The Rusty Nail
1100 Constance St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
See also pechakucha.org.
Thursday October 2nd at 7PM, artist talk by Timmy van Zoelen & performance by The Big Hunger.
Address: Good Children Gallery, 4037 St. Claude Ave
On Thursday October 2nd at 7PM, artist Timmy van Zoelen gives a presentation at Good Children Gallery. He introduces his plans for the coming months and screens the essay film ‘Les statues meurent aussi’ (Statues also Die) by Chris Marker & Alain Resnais.
During his residency Timmy works on a new film in which objects, narratives, theory, and performances intertwine into a damp and hot swamp-sci-fi. A film where ideas about ecology, myth, and consumerism overlap and melt together. Well known places and ideas might evaporate and new forms will become manifest in a series of performances and sculptures, that will be used in the film.
In his work Timmy exercises his idiosyncratic views by sharing his salacious and facetious speculations on nature, currency and ideology. Cruising over the terrain of voluptuous emotions he moves from propulsion to representation, from foreplay to display, while continuously analysing desire. Therefore his practise is one of struggling, between abstinence and indulgence, and between the tangible and the virtual.
While the allure of appropriation and the ease of digital image production encourages artists to produce work solely in and of the digital, Timmy continually traverses the blurry lines between virtual and corporeal life and investigates its effects.
Timmy van Zoelen (NL, 1982) completed a two-year residency at De Ateliers in Amsterdam and holds a MFA from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Recent shows include the solo-presentation Astroturfer at Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2014), and a variety of group shows including Zamboni for the Moose at Galerie Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam (2014), Blu Heron Social Club, Rotterdam (2013) and Bourgeois Leftovers at De Appel, Amsterdam (2013).
Introduction and film screening
Thursday September 18th, 8pm
Hosted by PARSE
134 Carondelet Street
The brand new Deltaworkers international residency program introduces itself to the city of New Orleans on the 18th of September, kindly hosted by PARSE. After a short introduction about the residency and the artists that will join in the coming months, Deltaworkers directors Maaike Gouwenberg and Joris Lindhout would like to show where they come from by screening the feature length film Rotterdam 2040 from artist Gyz La Rivière. Artist Timmy van Zoelen and musicians Stan Vreeken and Jasper Slijderink are the first in town and will be there to meet y’all.
Deltaworkers’ home town Rotterdam is comparable with New Orleans in many ways. They are both big crescent cities with a large working class population, poor in comparison to the national average and located in a river delta.
Rotterdam 2040 is a film about the city’s future, departing from the principle of Gyz La Rivière that you can not look ahead without considering your past. At high speed, La Rivière reconstructs the history of Rotterdam from the time before the W.O II bombings until now, and expands the developments to the year 2040 (100 years after the bombing and the 700th anniversary of the city).
for more info: rotterdam2040.com
Gyz La Rivière
Gyz La Rivière (1976, Rotterdam) is one of the two HuMobisten and also works as a solo artist. He mainly does performances, makes videos and installations. Besides being an artist he does a lot of design projects. Art started playing a role in his life when he started skateboarding in 1987.La Rivière’s work is about being restless, bored and saturated. He gets his inspiration out of the enormous daily amounts of images, infographics, logos and icons that reach our perception through our mediatic culture.
Gyz La Rivière studied fashion design at the Willem de Kooning Academy. In 2000 he graduated as the first ever student without a collection. In 2002 he was awarded the Rotterdam Maaskant Prize. In 2009 he directed the film 12 – a film about the Fret Click. In 2011 he received ‘The Praise of Folly’ Honorary Pin from the Comité Erasmus and in early 2013 he won the Dolf Henkes Prize for iconic Rotterdam-based artists. Recently he published 13 minuten, his ninth publication.