Episode 8: March 12, VOICES ~ INSIDE / VOICES ~ OUTSIDE

With only one more week to go before the opening of the 5 day conference-festival VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION, outside of the academy, we will use this final gathering inside the space of the academy to look both back and forward. Gabriëlle Schleijpen, curator in chief of the Studium Generale program will introduce the 4 invited curators and connect the lectures and the performances they will be presenting during 4 succeeding days at theatre de Brakke Grond, with some of the ideas and intuitions that have been brought to the academy by the numerous guests of the past two months. This preface to the conference will be framed by two internationally acclaimed artists, Nils Bech and Ricardo Basbaum.

Nils Bech

Nils Bech is a Norwegian singer and performance artist who explores the tensions between art and dance, contemporary music and pop music. At the Rietveld Academie he will deliver the final conclusion to the 8 VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION sessions that took place ‘inside the academy’ with his performance, Look Inside.

Ricardo Basbaum

Ricardo Basbaum is an artist and writer from Brazil. He will open the session with a reflection on text, voice and collective speech, The Clash between Body and Artwork.

The clash of the body with an artwork produces a sonic effect. This presents itself at the installation space when, as a consequence of the body / artwork shock, a “percussive moment” is activated. What is the rhythmic pulse that runs through that environment? And how to work with some of the sonority issues emerging from that encounter between body and artwork? “Collective conversation” can be taken as one of the interesting effects of the social production brought about by contemporary art – not only in terms of producing a public speech, but “collective conversation” also as a writing – and sonic strategy

An update of all PRACTICALITIES in regard to the opening of Rietveld Uncut and to the registration of mandatory student attendance to Studium Generale, reservations for people from outside the Rietveld as well as news from Rietveld Uncut and a sneak peek of tomorrow’s closing Beamclub screening.

Nils Bech has had concerts and performances in galleries all over the world since his highly praised debut album Look Back saw the light in 2010. He performed at places like the Venice Biennale, The New Museum and Sculpture Center in New York, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and Frieze Foundation in London, Witte de With in Rotterdam, Performa 2011 and 2013, New York and the Roskilde Festival Copenhagen and many other places.

Ricardo Basbaum is an artist and writer, investigating art as an intermediating device and platform for the articulation between sensorial experience, sociability and language. His work was included in numerous shows and biennials worldwide, he published several books, is a professor at the Instituto de Artes, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago in 2013. Basbaum lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.

16:00 till 17:00 in the GYM: seventh rehearsal of the Grand Rietveld Choir, conducted by Samuel Vriezen.