Thundercut invades Rotterdam
At CBK we can see the amazing installation by Thundercut from NYC. They made a whole lot of little sculptures, called "fridge friends" covering two fridges. Because the "Fridge Friends" are so popular Thundercut wants to give you the opportunity to find some friends in the city. This friday night we will hide a box full of friends in the city. If you are lucky you will find some, which you can take home with you.Who are the Fridge Friends?The Fridge Friends are both normal and unique, they represent you, they represent your friends. Each Fridge Friend is an original and not two are ever alike. They spend there time on your fridge to because there they will see you at least once a day, and hopefully they will see you more. They are there in the morning for breakfast when you wake up, they are there in the afternoon for lunch, in the evening for dinner, and all day for the occasional snack or stock evaluation. Every time you see your friends they hope to make you smile.
Goodluck with the search!
The sculpture of the homeless guy sitting out the front of the CBK in Rotterdam is a bit of a sensation for the people walking past. Cops keep sending him away unsuccesfully and other homeless continuesly join him on the street. Now the media has picked up on him and there was an article in AD (rotterdam) newspaper today and tonight he will be on national television. Check him out at 22:30 RTL4 (4 in het land). Foto Arie Kievit (AD)
This Sunday at CBK "Quatsi" trilogy
Sunday 17th of September filmprogram
Next to the saturday program there is a sunday program featuring the “Quatsi” by Godfrey Reggio. The apocalyptic “QUATSI” trilogy of writer/director Godfrey Reggio is simply one of the most impressive visual and auditive spectacles ever made. With a brilliant musical score by award winning composer Philip Glass. The QATSI Trilogy will stand as a cinematic utterance to an untellable event – the technological transformation of the planet.
Life out of balance
Reggio's debut as a film director and producer, is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance." Created between 1975 and 1982, the film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two different worlds -- urban life and technology versus the environment. The musical score was composed by Philip Glass. (87 min.)
Life in transformation
POWAQQATSI's overall focus is on natives of the Third World -- the emerging, land-based cultures of Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and South America -- and how they express themselves through work and traditions. What it has to say about these cultures is an eyeful and then some, sculpted to allow for varied interpretations. (97 min.)
Life as war
More important than empires, more powerful than world religions, more decisive than great battles, more impactful than cataclysmic earth changes, NAQOYQATSI chronicles the most significant event of the last five thousand years: the transition from the natural milieu, old nature, to the "new" nature, the technological milieu. (89 min.)
Gyz la Riviere
For Absolut Search we also asked some Rotterdam based artists to participate. Gyz la Riviere made a work especially for the show, which is "zonder gargamel" (without gargamel). Check it out....on his website
is also a funny movie about his smurfs:)
It was really great for us to meet Alexandre Orion. He was such an inspirational guy and very dedicated to his work and getting it out there. Here is a photo of him building up his wall installation.
picture: Mark Jenkins
A working holiday in Rotterdam looks like this...
This Morning Mark Jenkins send me some cool pictures from his time in Holland. There is also a short movie of the opening on his site which you should check out
Fleur gives head...
Pisa73 and Evol at MOOSE
Next to Owen Phillips (see underneath) there is also an opening of Pisa73
. They are two amazing stencil artists from Berlin, who were here before for the Sneaker; fresh still life exhibition at CBK two years ago. Opening is at 20:00 at MOOSE, Haringvliet 619.
Niels Post does traffic lights
Rotterdam Based artists Niels Post does an outdoor project for absolut search during the month september at several traffic lights in the city. If you can't find them, ask at CBK...maybe they can help:)