Water Light Graffiti. Installation by Antonin Fourneau, Digitalarti artlab. Photo: Quentin Chevrier, Digitalarti
Event | NAI Rotterdam - | 09/03/13-10/03/13
Start off Museum Night on March 9 roaring with laughter and enjoy a packed programme with tranquil moments and over-the-top craziness with the rising water in the starring role. Hold on tight for a splashing night when no one can keep it dry! See the complete programme here, but first check out what The New Institute has to offer!
Enter a world of surprises at The New Institute: the place where architecture, design, fashion and e-culture come together and strengthen one another. An intriguing programme that blends design, play, images and sounds. Get busy and paint with coloured light and water. Or enjoy fascinating performances that will amaze you.
Water Light Graffiti
The "Water Light Graffiti", by design of artist Antonin Fourneau, is a surface made of thousands of LED illuminated by the contact of water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to sketch or draw. Water Light Graffiti is a wall for ephemeral messages in the urban space without deterioration. Watch a movie!
Workshop Crying for Beginners
The MAAS theatre and dance company will hold a hilarious workshop entitled Crying for beginners three times. Be tempted into the greatest crying fit of all time. Cry like a river. Using playful assignments you will turn a smile into a tear and end up weeping uncontrollably. For the now-practiced crier it will be no trouble to produce the most beautiful tears for the camera. But don’t worry if you don’t succeed; tear sticks will come to the rescue! For the most dramatic effect, bring your mascara along! Workshops (in Dutch) begin at 8pm , 9pm and 10pm. Be on time, as there are only 25 places in each workshop.
Pieter-Jan Pieters – Music on Intuition
Pieter-Jan Pieters makes music through body movements, which result in dazzling soundscapes. Music on intuition is a project consisting of five instruments that translate your movement into sound. Imagine making a waving motion with your arm would result into a waving sound. When you want to hit a high note, you literally have to reach high, or that tapping your foot or finger would be translated into a rhythm, and that the tempo of that rhythm would be controlled by your heart beat. All our movements are unique, conscious or unconscious. “Sound on intuition” captures this uniqueness and transforms it into sound. Watch and listen !
Johann Sebastian Joust
Johann Sebastian Joust is a no-graphics, digitally-enabled folk game for 2 to 7 players, designed for motion controllers (such as the PlayStation Move). The goal is to be the last player remaining. Come 'Joust' during the Museum Night!
The night will of course close with a super party!
> Pieter-Jan Pieters - Sound on Intuition. © Pieter-Jan Pieters
Design & music in the Sonneveld House Museum
Experience the 1930s at the Sonneveld House Museum with a guided tour and a programme of atmospheric music. Allow yourself to be guided through a house filled to the rafters with design classics, such as tubular-steel chairs and lamps by Gispen, furniture by Dieckmann and Marcel Breuer, and carpets and curtains by Metz & Co. The Bruynzeel kitchen is by Piet Zwart, the wonderful vases by Copier, and the glasses by De Bazel and Berlage. This tour is a must for every fan of design.
Create magical rooms on the Hands-on Deck. Build your own space with life-size blocks and paint your virtual world with coloured light. Come and play with forms and colour your dream world! (open until 10 pm ). Have you ever wondered how the actors in your favourite TV series manage to cry real tears? Learn to do it for yourself in the workshop Crying for beginners with the Maas theatre company, starting at 8 pm, 9 pm and 10 pm . Great for children and adults!