≈≈ WANDERING ARTS BIENNIAL ≈≈
WAB will start on june 21st
Opening event will be at Plateau from 16:00.
All the related informations can be found at http://wab.nadine.be

BURATINAS ONLINE
The documentation of Buratinas journeys is now online at http://buratinas.be
The web site is an ongoing cartographic documentation of various journeys with Buratinas on locals waterways.

KEYHOLDERS IN RESIDENCE
[EN] Our infrastructure PLATEAU is available for artists working on projects and looking for a desk/work area that also offers the opportunity to meet other people. Send bruna@nadine.be a text about the project you are working on and what your needs are in terms of support and infrastructure.

Last event

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Nadine kindly welcomes everyone for our RusClub #10.

 

(NL) RusClub is een platform voor Russische cinema. Alexandra Dementieva gidst het publiek doorheen de geschiedenis van de Russische cinema aan de hand van geselecteerde films. De RusClubs vinden plaats in Plateau (Herdersstraat 30, Elsene). De deuren openen om 7u30 en de eerste film start om 8u.

(EN) RusClub is a platform for Russian cinema. Alexandra Dementieva selects Russian movies and guides you through the history of Russian cinema. RusClub takes place at Plateau, Rue du Berger 30 Herdersstraat in Ixelles, Elsene. The doors open at 7:30pm and the first movie starts at 8pm. 

 

RusClub #10 takes place on Tuesday 18 November and the movie that will be shown is:

 

1. Kin-dza-dza! (1986) by Georgiy Daneliya (135 mins)

 
"Kin-dza-dza! is one of the strangest artefacts in all of Soviet cinema. It’s a science fiction dystopian satire in which Vladmir and Gedevan, a gruff Russian construction worker and a Georgian student, find themselves accidentally transported to Pluke, a barren desert-world with a barbaric, bureaucratic society. Gradually realising that they are not in a ‘capitalist country’, the two men begin a long and farcical voyage home that more closely resembles the theatre of the absurd than it does any preconceived notion of cinematic science fiction. The men befriend two locals, Bi and Wef, and are soon busking their way across Pluke and becoming ensnared in various misadventures that stem from the planet’s bizarre and unbendable social rules, and its two-tier social structure of ruling Chatlanians and subservient Patsaks.
Kin-dza-dza! is still adored in Russia and former Soviet republics, but is little known in the Anglophone world. Some of its humour and reference points may appear to be Soviet specific. But as we move towards an increasingly confusing and complex society, Danelia’s film is likely to become increasingly relevant." (John A. Riley)

 

Residencies & Projects

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The Keyholders that got the key to the workingspace of nadine - PLATEAU - this year are:

- Various Artists (Various Studios) - http://various-artists.be

- Andros Zins-Browne - http://www.thegreatindoors.be

- Pacôme Beru (Buratinas, slow mobility) - http://buratinas.be

- Shelbatra Jashari (BruLesk) - http://shelbatrajashari.me

- Alexandra Dementieva (RusClub) - http://alexdementieva.org

- Helena Dietrich (Becoming LILI) - http://www.workwithhelena.com

- Alexis Destoop (trajectsubsidie VGC) - http://alexisds.com

- Adisak Jirasakkasem (Hello Shelly) - https://www.facebook.com/hellushelly?fref=nf

International collaborations

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Human Mathematics, Oaxaca-Mexico November 2014

 

Human Mathematics is an artistic/alternative drawing methodology that serves to make abstract/mathematical art. Formal, factual, or personal data can be used in this technique to abstract information, or data into graphics. Subjective rules, and arbitrariness play an important role, which are influenced by time, space, and socio-economic context.

Various Artists developed a workshop to share this technique with other artists, or students. The workshop is lead by Marcella.B and Martaque (who are part of the Various Artists collective), and consists of a more theoretical part (explaining the technique and going deeper in Human Mathematics examples by Various Artists) and a hands-on workshop where participants are guided to make their own Human Maths piece.

The innovative aspect of Human Mathematics lies in its ability to render geometrical art human, complex, and unpredictable. This drawing technique combines the abstract, and the Devine aspects of mathematics with the variables of databased statistics as a mean to integrate research data in a multi-layered artwork.

The predictiveness of formula based Mathematical arts, and the overly informative aspects of Datagraphics are neutralised into new forms of data visualisation.

It is a method to integrate (artistic, or personal) research data in a multi-layered visual artwork.

 

From 4 until 21 November, Various Artists will work in Oaxaca Mexico presenting Human Mathematics in the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. Five students textile design from KASK Gent were selected earlier this year to join this journey and collaborate in the project. Another six artists were selected in Oaxaca to participate at the workshop that is located at the textile museum.

Where the resulting works will be shown in February 2015.

 
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From 2011 until 2013 Various Artists explored the theme Agriculture, and more specific the cultivation of corn in the past, present, and future. This project is called Zea Mays is part of his G-ke series of installations about Geopolitics. 

 

The production of maize for non-traditional uses, not related to human consumption is a threat for it's future diversity. Bio-plastics, biofuel, forage, and high fructose corn syrup are all examples of applications that opens the doors for GMO corn.

Recently Mexico, a region at the origin of a huge diversity of maize, accepted the introduction of genetic manipulated corn into their food system. This decision risks to be followed by other countries, including Europe where GMO hasn't wide spread yet. Longterm research about GMO is insufficient but already proved to be unhealthy for human consumption.

 

Zea Mays reflects upon this possible future of corn in a visual, abstract way. Data, and research of the past, present, and future of maize, and its relation with feeding of an ever growing global population is being translated in various ways (human mathematics, drawings, carpets).