Foam Fusion: Day 1
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a programme full of performances and music. This evening is free and open to all starting at 17.00 hrs.


Foam Fusion Day 1 | Opening What When
ISH x Matthias Oostrik Performance 18.15 | 19.00 | 19.45
Strike a Pose Performance 18.30 | 19.30
8Ball Zines workshop Interact 19.00 - 21.00

All evening

Collectivism Exhibition
Foam X AAF Exhibition
Duos from the Foam Collection On display
Gerrit Rietveld Academie On display
Dead Darlings works for auction On display
Raphaël Dallaporta On display
Patty Morgan Internetcafé On display / Interact
Register Here: Art & Interaction On display / Interact
FoamLab: Print-à-Porter Interact
Book & Editions Market Shop
Music & Cocktails: DJ Carista Food & Drinks

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Performance | 18.30 | 19.30 
How is it possible to create a performance from a photo and how can you inspire yourself through a snapshot? What happens the moment after taking a photo and how can you translate this into dance? These questions are investigated by 12 MBO students working in duos of photographers and dancers. The day begins with an introductory game, designed and performed by a student of Cultural Enterprises, ROCvA Zuid. The workshop is accompanied by a professional photographer in collaboration with a dancer and choreographer from Lucia Marthas. The end result is a series of photos and a performance for the public.

Interact | 19.00 - 21.00
During Foam Fusion there are workshops to make Zines in the Collectivism exhibition with 8Ball Community. With guidance from this New York collective and museum teachers you will work with polaroids, tape, texts and collages to make your personal page. All pages will be bundled and copied into a zine. At the end all participants receive a copy, which is the end result of what you made as a group.

On display
This presentation for Foam Fusion shows a selection of work from the Foam collection made by artist duos. Working as an artist duo sparks the imagination. How do such collaborations work? Who comes up with the ideas? Who takes the photo? And who presents the work to the world? These are typical of the questions asked of artist duos, but usually these are not very important matters for the artists themselves. For them collaboration is in most cases an organic process in which authorship is collective. Collaboration is an engine that produces the visual end result. Quite often the actual process of creation can be seen in the resulting work.

The artists in Dual Vision are:
Jaya Pelupessy & Felix van Dam; Blommers & Schumm; Otto Kaan; Scheltens & Abbenes; WassinkLundgren; Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs; Anouk Kruithof & Jaap Scheeren

On display
The Department of Photography of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie has a tradition of regularly engaging in interdisciplinary projects. Every year students realise a number of collaborations, both within the academy and outside. The department seeks out partnerships with other academies and institutions, with the intention of learning from each other. Through the establishment of a dialogue and the development of an art project the necessity of collaborative projects for a contemporary artistic practice is emphasized. In this exhibition two recent and ongoing projects are highlighted: Residency: Photography & Psychiatry and Bookmaking: Photography & Graphic Design.

On display
Raphaël Dallaporta (b. France, 1980) is internationally acclaimed for his long-term collaborative projects with professionals from a wide range of fields. This exhibition presents two of his most recent collaborative projects: Correspondance (2015) and Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc (2016). These projects investigate the origin of images: the first original photo and the earliest preserved prehistoric cave paintings, respectively. In the past he has worked closely with a landmine clearer (Antipersonnel), a reporter who covers social work at its intersection with the law (Domestic Slavery), a forensic pathologist (Fragile) and archaeologists (Ruins). He is concerned with public issues addressing human rights as well as more symbolic subjects such as the fragility of life. He usually combines text and images. In 2011 Dallaporta was the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award and to mark the occasion he presented four of his long-term projects in the exhibition Observation.

On display / Interact
In collaboration with the online art platform Patty Morgan, Foam presents the 'Patty Morgan Internet Café'. What role can the internet have in the perception of art, and is the internet a place where art is enriched or even deepened? Can art become more personalised and exclusive, or does the internet make it a common good? Within the context of an internet cafe filled with art, you can experience the interface between digital and physical, and explore what art and internet mean today. 

The artists in the Patty Morgan Internetcafé are:
Rafaël Rozendaal, Otto Kaan, Max de Waard, Aukje Dekker & Willehad Eilers, Anouk Kruithof, Olya Oleinic, Clément Lambelet, Martin Gabriel, Meeus van Dis, Isabel Cavanecia, Tycho Posthumus, Thijs Jaeger & Rik Laging, Sjoerd Martens

On display / Interact 
In Foam's first exhibition room, you are invited to check in for Foam Fusion. Two artworks register your presence; A third challenges you to act as an intelligent surveillance system does and question our behavior in public space. Art is working together with technology, science, and with you. The artwork of Jonas Lund exists by virtue of the viewer's gaze: his work VIP (Viewer Improved Painting) (2014) lets its compositions decide by tracking your eyes. Matthias Oostrik developed the interactive installation (2016) in collaboration with technical expert Diederik Schoorl, sound artist Pandelis Diamantides and in partnership with BeamLab. And also Esther Hovers points out the dark side of the constant surveillance of our daily life with her work False Positives (2015-2016). She developed photomontages through collaborations with various surveillance experts. Does mankind decide how algorithms work, or are algorithms taking over in determining our standards?

Foam Lab, Foam's department of young thinkers and creators, has designed an innovative project especially for Collaborate!. Print-à-Porter stimulates a playful interaction between the festival visitor at Foam and the potential festival visitor outside the museum. To make this interaction possible, two sites come into contact with each other: a photo studio and print shop located at Foam is connected live to a photo studio and print shop on location. In both studios, participants have their portrait photos taken. These photos are then forwarded to the other location and printed on the tote bags. This exchange process will be projected during the festival.

The Collaborate! programme is made possible with the support of Fonds21, the Mondriaan Fund, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and VSBfonds.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Foam Fusion: Day 1