Saturday at Foam Fusion is dedicated to learning more about how artists experience collaboration within their own practice.
Panel discussions and talks will be going on throughout the day, alongside various workshops, tours and temporary displays.
SPECIAL GUEST: RICHARD MOSSE
Keynote speech | 11.00 - 12.00
In his keynote Richard Mosse talks about his new project Incoming in addition to his former, ground-breaking project The Enclave. In collaboration with composer Ben Frost and cinematographer Trevor Tweeten, the conceptual documentary photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse created the immersive video installation Incoming. By employing advanced thermal surveillance cameras he visually penetrates the global crisis of human displacement.
Futuristic Portraits, Collage & Podcast making
During the Foam Fusion weekend, the refurbished Foam Studios will host an open, collaborative experiment. Starting with a photographic image, over the course of the day the image will be modified and elaborated by different visitors in a variety of media. The result will be a special, joint final product of all visitors at Foam Studios.
8BALL ZINES WORKSHOP
11.00 | 13.00 | 15.00
During Foam Fusion on Saturday and Sunday between 11.00 – 17.00 hrs. there are workshops to make Zines in the exhibition Collectivism with 8Ball. 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.
Panel Discussion | 12.30 - 13.45
The medium of photography has long been a catalyst of social change and an instrument for activism. In contrast with the more traditional documentary photography genre, in which the photographer tends to position himself as an ‘objective’ observer, photographers and artists who consciously give a voice to underrepresented or stereotyped communities and minorities through collaboration and exchange with their subjects, have stood out. We will go into a conversation with photographers who in their socially engaged, sometimes activist artistic practices, aim to make visual information freely accessible and independent from the restrictions of conventional news publishing channels or who aim to break through historically rooted views and stereotypes by giving their subjects a sense of control over the image that the artist is creating of them.
Introduction and moderator: Mirjam Kooiman
Introduction: Christian Vium (DK)
Round table: Dana Lixenberg (NL), Omar Imam (SY), Christian Vium (DK), #Dysturb (FR)
Panel Discussion | 14.30 - 15.45
BeamLab is the creative department of audiovisual supplier BeamSystems. BeamLab supports creatives from conceptualisation to technical realisation of their projects. For the past ten years BeamLab has collaborated with artists from various disciplines; music, visual arts, dance and theatre. BeamLab facilitates in technical know-how, creativity, testing, set-ups and equipment to come to innovative productions. During Foam Fusion a selection of three creative co-productions will be showcased.
Round table: Matthias Oostrik (NL), Irma de Vries (NL), Jonas Lund (SW)
MUSEA IN GEBAREN TOUR (SLN)
Interact | 15.00 - 16.00
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Follow a tour of SLN, given by museum lecturer Samantha Fles or join the Raphaël Dallaporta lecture with an SLN interpreter present. The tour begins at 15.00 and focuses on Collectivism, an exhibition about how artist collectives work together to give meaning and value to images. The lecture doesn't need to be reserved.
PHOTOGRAPHY & SCIENCE
Panel Discussion | 16.30 - 17.45
More than other artistic disciplines, photography is really on the edge of technology and science. Photographers who use innovative technologies in their practice or who are in search of scientific experimentation are invited as part of Foam Fusion. The emphasis is on collaboration between artist and specialists from other disciplines, such as geneticists and neurosciences.
Introduction and moderator: Hinde Haest
Artist talks: Raphael Dallaporta (FR), Stéphanie Solinas (FR), Marthe Zeevenhooven (NL)
COLLABORATION: THE ESSENCE OF COUNTER-CULTURE
Panel Discussion | 17.45 - 18.45
Under the influence of the global rise of populism, the increased impact of the financial world, attention to gender issues and the Trumpisation of society, working together and unifying forces is now more important than ever. In this block we'll hear from collectives and artists who actively make their voice heard and go against the dominant culture. Central to the discussion is how these artists use images in their practice.
Introduction and moderator: Kim Knoppers
Round table: Lele Saveri (US), Werker (NL) and Jessica Gysel (NL)
GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE
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 & Artist talk
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.
PATTY MORGAN INTERNETCAFÉ
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
FOAM LAB: PRINT-À-PORTER
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.
REGISTER HERE: ART & INTERACTION
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 plplpl.pl (2016) in collaboration with technical expert Diederik Schoorl, sound artist Pandelis Diamantides and in partnership with BeamLab. 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?
DUAL VISION: ARTIST DUOS FROM THE FOAM COLLECTION
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:
Participating artists: Jaya Pelupessy & Felix van Dam; Blommers & Schumm; Otto Kaan; Scheltens & Abbenes; WassinkLundgren; Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs; Anouk Kruithof & Jaap Scheeren.
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.