The Object is Absent
At MU Artspace
It looks like we’re drowning in a sea of things – high time to reconsider our perception of the world and act accordingly. Can we find fresh perspectives on the relations between objects and us? Zero waste, no inequality! The need for change is paramount in the radical performative and exploratory exhibition The Object is Absent in MU from 19 to 27 October.
The Symbiocene Forest
Hidden in a green realm in Strijp lies BioArt Laboratories - a repurposed historical military complex in a dense forest. The breeding ground for many award winning innovations. It is a refreshing place where things are done differently. A place, unfinished, unpolished, provocative, and alive. Be sure to keep an eye out for the work of Sunjoo Lee (KO) and Ko de Beer (NL) who are presenting Machine in Flux - Wood: an art installation in which a delicate drawing robot mimics the behaviour and form of trees.
Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show 2019
The Design Academy Eindhoven’s 2019 Graduation Show will continue for its second year at the historic Campina milk factory, following last year’s successful move outside of De Witte Dame. The Design Academy is known for its global relevance and influence into the broadest reaches of the design field. The Graduation Show, which takes place annually during Dutch Design Week, is a focal point in setting the school’s agenda. This year, the iconic factory setting becomes the background for yet another radical turning point in the show’s history. Traversing the boundaries between the four Master’s and eight Bachelor’s departments, a new curatorial strategy will continue to question and revisit how designers present their work, sparking debate about our collective positioning within the field.
At Mu Artspace
Saturday 19th 17:00
In DAMN°74, we migrate from Jerusalem to Mexico over to Korea and Hong Kong to hear how artists and designers are acting on and reacting to the sorts of socio-political divides imposed on us by those with the power to do so. The challenge to push cultural discourse into the wider space where public opinion is made is urgent, and the question of whether engaged artists and designers can make a meaningful impact remains open. Come by, meet the team and flip through the latest issue that will be – literally – fresh off the press.
Straatmakers by AtelierNL
De StraatMakers is a project rooted in local identity and a shared sense of value people attach to a place. Riding our cargo bike to numerous locations across Eindhoven, Atelier NL has called on local residents to roll up their sleeves, dig up some soil, and share their personal stories about the place they took it from. This has resulted in an expanding archive of hundreds of soil samples that reveal the colours of the earth right under our feet.
At Temporary Art Centre
In ‘Marriage Matters’, Alice Wong and Aryan Javaherian observe how the Chinese media actively creates a negative image of young unmarried women. The term “leftover women” was introduced by the Chinese government in 2007 as a reaction to the “overabundance” of men resulting from the one-child policy put in place by the People’s Republic of China in 1979. There is a growing group of women who are opting for an independent lifestyle and refusing to be tied down to a dominant and often less intelligent man.
Fringes&Floats by Alissa+Nienke
Fringes & Floats is the outcome of a research project into 3D weaving applications, by material- and surface design studio Alissa+Nienke and EE Exclusives -experts in high detailed jacquard weaving. In a joint collaboration, A+N have been working with EE Exclusives’ weaving experts and jacquard machines in a quest to discover and stretch the technical possibilities of specialized 3D weaving technology in the context of interior architecture. The result is a collection of innovative, woven textiles for large scale interior applications, like wallcoverings, partition walls and window blinds. Applying special techniques like fringes, floatings and layering, threedimensional surfaces are created that trigger our senses and bring softness into our daily spaces.
The Circle by Dutch Invertuals
Ten years old and yet young, the collective, Dutch Invertuals takes on a challenge. Together, the designers set off on a journey to explore one of the most iconic shapes in the universe: the circle. This 10-year anniversary is a moment to look back and to move forward. From its humble but very sincere beginning in 2009, when a group of 9 designers joined forces for an exhibition in Milan, to the current collective of more than 70 designers, Dutch Invertuals has always embraced the exploration of new futures. This enables us to constantly reinvent ourselves and explore new fields of design.
Roll With Us by Studio RENS
This year, Best Wool teamed up with Studio RENS to explore future possibilities of woolen carpets and rugs. In this new collaboration, the designer duo turned their attention to the company’s manufacturing processes, with a focus on the material qualities of wool. Their findings led to new insights that will be introduced in a prelude to a new visual identity: the exhibition ‘Roll With Us’
From 19 to 27 October, Manifestations on floor 9 of the Veemgebouw, Strijp-S, Eindhoven, will give Superpowers to the People! For the fourth year in a row, Manifestations shows artists who, in a funny, spectacular or controversial way, examine the (mis) matches between people and technology and ask how technology can contribute to a sweeter, more humane world.
Lecture at Klokgebouw
Q&A moderated by Alice Rawsthorn
During Dutch Design Week author Adam Greenfield will give a keynote talk entitled: ‘Leaving the Twenty-First Century: Excursions After Late Capitalism’ followed by a Q&A with moderator Alice Rawsthorn, ambassador of Dutch Design Week. Join Greenfields talk about his view on contemporary urbanism, our age of kleptocracy by the few and austerity for the many. A society in which compulsive consumption is killing us, he says. “It is now more urgent than ever that we imagine social and spatial possibilities outside its sway.”
At Kastanjelaan 500
Homo Sensorium welcomes you for a sensorial experience, exploring human perception and technology. The program investigates the blurring borders between synthetic and organic, sense and perception, human and machine. By focusing on sensory perception, we get closer to the essence of what it means to be human, while investigating the future of our technologically mediated body. Homo Sensorium presents a mix of experiments, workshops, talks, dinners, performances, guided tours, a brainwave wedding lab and a film program.
Materialism by Studio DRIFT
At Van Abbemuseum
Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn of DRIFT fullfill their ambassadorship by premièring a new project of the Materialism series: Materialism- The bag project at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Materialism- The bag project , visualises the physical amount of plastic that exits each AH supermarket on an average day in Eindhoven. One block is made of one recycled AH shopping bag. Together the blocks form a sculpture every time a bag leaves the store. In addition, video clips shot in front of AH stores display the rhythmic movements of doors opening and closing to an abstraction that demonstrates our habit of laziness.