[artinfo] launch of project about rotterdam architecture
lhb at movinginplace.net
Tue Dec 13 11:27:21 CET 2005
beingthere.v2.r'dam.05 launch event (program)
date: 18 Dec 2005 15:00-17:00
admission: 5 euro
reservation: welkom2rdam at movinginplace.net
LAUNCH EVENT of beingthere.v2.r'dam.05
Bus tour on Sunday 18 December 2005, 15.00-17.00 uur
Beginning and end point: V2_Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam
Reservations are REQUIRED: welkom2rdam at hotmail.com
Admission: €5 [Complimentary spaces for press may be available]
Artist laurie halsey brown will launch beingthere.v2.r'dam.05 during
the finissage weekend of INFRActures. A bus tour through the city will
create a synthesis with the surrounding urban environment and heighten
an awareness of the city's identity.
The bus tour includes an onboard experimental documentary of local
architects discussing the validity of the city's slogan "The City of
Architecture", with a focus on 10 sites built by local architects:
Schouwburgplein [West 8], Putselaan [De Nijl Architecten], 25kV [Mei
Architecten], Van Nelle Fabriek [renovation: Wessel de Jong
Architecten], V2 Lab [Lars Spuybroek/NOX], Purifying Plant/Smoke
Cleaner [Maarten Struijs/Gemeentewerken Rotterdam], Lijnbaan [Van den
Broek en Bakema], Fast Ferry [Daf], Maashaven O.Z [Bekkering Adams
Architecten] and Stadstuinen/Kop van Zuid [Joke Vos Architecten].
This event also includes access to a public intervention project placed
throughout the city, launch of net.art piece welkom 2 r'dam as well as
stopping at two of the sites for 'architectural' food.
beingthere.v2.r'dam.05 is an intra-disciplinary project which includes
components that will also be shown after the launch event:
Localiteit en Identeit: an experimental documentary that will be shown
on the bus tour, and shown in the future in an installation format. It
includes interviews with 25 local architects, politicians and academics
and gives a compelling portrait of the past, present and future
identity of the city of Rotterdam in 2005.
PUBLIC DOCUMENT: a 30 min. experimental documentary that focuses on
author/user dialogue in relation to the 10 sites that are the focus of
the bus tour.
welkom 2 r'dam: A net.art piece that uses the language and strategies
of a tourist site, it is designed to 'promote' dialogue about Rotterdam
identity; e-mails from the public will be uploaded in relation to
public invention and launch.
Poster/Brochure + Public Intervention: Posters will be placed
throughout the city to surround 10 locally built sites stating that
'the building was built by a local architect' and that r'dam has the
largest quantity [and quality] of architects of any other city in the
world but that very few of these architects build for the city. The
poster asks the public to reflect on how this locality issue affects
the city's identity and will connect with the net.art piece in which
dialogue about the identity of the city will be uploaded. The poster
becomes a brochure when folded: using the language and strategies of
tourist materials, it creates a'visual map' of the identity of
Rotterdam and includes interior and exterior images of locally built
architecture: photographs by the artist, quotes from the architects and
text by Dennis Kaspori.
This project is funded by Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur.
laurie halsey brown is an intra-disciplinary artist and
hybrid-practitioner from New York presently based in Rotterdam, the
Netherlands. Her artistic process as a 'mediator' in relation to
architects and the public realm facilitates dialogue, heightens
awareness of the daily experience of architecture and empowers the user
towards establishing their voice in how architecture is designed. In
correlation to this, being there projects investigate place and a
psychological, experiential relationship to space.
More info: http://www.movinginplace.net/beingthereinfo
Press contact: laurie halsey brown gsm: 06.1426.2961
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