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That was TimeWindow Test-Fest

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19:00-19:35

Intro & instructions Moritz
Band performance Daatura

19:35-20:00
Interaction & Digital Worlds

Cybernetic Intimacies Lotte Louise de Jong, Noemi Biro & Ryan Cherewaty
#ShapeME: the online deformation HipSick: Mark Ridder x Nadîja Roza Broekhart
we are / VR stuff Mihai Gui

20:10-20:30

Heartbreak Hotline Sunny Heartbreak
Cake Roi Soleil

20:30-20:45
Narratives & Imagination

Thigmofiel Terror Kittens Collective
Terramorphose Pleun Gremmen & Djuna Couvee
Of Lullabies & Nostalgia Nina Catharina Markus

20:45-21:10
Bodies & Psychology

Meta_MorfBirgit Welink & Tessa Friedrich
STUCKEDZalán Szakács & Diederik Kreike
Solid MaybeTeddy shouldn’t smoke & Robbert Klein

21:20-end

Dance DictatorshipDjJJJ (in the body of Marta Wörner), DJ Jetti & Lavinia Xausa
UMBRANeuf

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Who did you see during Test-Fest?

Moritz Geremus

Curated this event together with Lotte Louise de Jong.

Daatura

With one hand pointing firmly to new music and the other acknowledging what has come before, Ryan & Birgit make music that breaks open walls to have a punk rock dance party in a warehouse squat. The plurinational band brings new energy to the drum/ synth/guitar/shouts paradigm.

Mihai Gui

True to the spirit of this event, Mihai doesn't really know what he's doing and how to describe it. Is it a VR experience? A zen-garden? A cathartic journey into the past and his failures? Maybe it's all of these.

HipSick: Mark Ridder x Nadîja Roza Broekhart

Mark & Nadîja are researching the possibilities of an online expanding version of HipSick's latest work #ShapeME. Consider it a before- or aftermath of the physical performative installation.

Noemi Biro, Lotte Louise de Jong, Ryan Cherewaty

Cybernetic Intimacies tries to make an old experience new in an interactive generative VR experience. Nurture your human soul and experience empathy levels like they were back in the day before 2020! 

Terror Kittens & Mathieu Wijdeven & Jip Warmerdam

We human beings see happiness as an achievement. For our furry best friend, the cat, it's a natural state. Thigmofiel is an ultimate 'catfulness' experience: take the catwalk towards enlightenment!

Pleun Gremmen & Djuna Couvee

Djuna and Pleun are at the start of a collaboration building a digital voyage along virtual islands, sharing romantic dreams about the future. Float away listening to the first story with Terramorphose.

Sunny Heartbreak

Heartache? Luvtrouble? Coronez? Give trailer trash king Sunny Heartbreak* a call during Heartbreak Hotline and let him soothe that troubled heart of yours. *Sunny is never seen in the same room as Borus Fortuin.

Roi Soleil

Matthijs Rijsdijk performs Frenglish pop music with a dash of queer glitter. Like if Lady Gaga, Stromae, Yelle and the Eurovision Song Contest would have a love baby. The golden persona is inspired by Louis XIV, also known as: the Sun King.

Tessa Friedrich & Birgit Welink

Tessa Friedrich and Birgit Welink researched women and anger, ending up with Ovid's Metamorphoses, from which they made the short associative video performance Meta_Morf.

Diederik Kreike & Zalán Szakács

STUCKED functions as peep hole revealing an intimate story of the human body stacked in a digital realm. Kreike and Szakács combined physical theater, performance and plays with digital spaces to construct tech inspired narratives.

Teddy shouldn't smoke & Robbert Klein

Composer Robbert Klein and choreographer Marijke de Vos used the mini residency to do some research in preparation for the new dance piece Solid Maybe by Teddy shouldn’t smoke.

Nina Catharina Markus

Animation for the podcast Of Lullabies & Nostalgia.

Marta Wörner

Dance Dictatorship is a guided collective physical experience that takes the format of a DJ set with related audiovisual stimulus. The facilitators of the performance are two ‘dance dictators’ who aim to lead you to celebrate a deep and wild connection with your body. Prepare to dance!

Neuf

UMBRA is an audiovisual shadow play that experiments with the representation of the performer. A project by Mark Ridder, Nikos ten Hoedt and Zalán Szakács.

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About this event

We would have loved to invite you into our workspaces again, but the time isn’t right yet. After a year of waiting and postponing, time has become an even more abstract concept so we decided to just pick a date and see what form it would take. Here we are: our very first Test-Fest, online for now. Which is a test in and of itself ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We did Testivals before it was cool. Back when it was still allowed, we regularly opened up our artist biotope, allowing our members to share snippets of their work-in-progress for an audience test. During the Testivals you could see lots of performances, expositions and installations in one night and become part of the experiment.

The Test-Fest is the next step in our evolution. Several of our members are given the opportunity to do a short research residency at TimeWindow, working towards testing the results during a small festival. Again, this is not about showcasing finished work, the main goal is to test test test – with an audience! 

Thanks to Gemeente Rotterdam, who welcomed us into their Cultuurplan 2021-2024, so we can continue the experiment, but bigger and better.

About TimeWindow

We’re a self-organized artist biotope that’s all about collaboration and room for experiment. As of 2021, we are a self-organized talent development institute, allowing artists to create their own path. Together we develop new working methods to change the system from within, towards an art world that’s more transparent, supportive and fair.

Read more on our website (under construction because a new one is coming soon – including a webcam livestream from our workspaces. Follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to see)

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Credits event

Curated by Moritz Geremus & Lotte Louise de Jong

Produced by Diederik Kreike, Noemi Biro, Lodewijk van Dijk, Marijke de Vos, Marta Wörner, Sophie Stravens, Neshon Venetiaan

Marketing & design Jip Warmerdam, Ioana Lupascu, Noemi Biro, Marijke de Vos, Pleun Gremmen, Ashley Boom

Music Moritz Geremus, Ryan Cherewaty, Jip Warmerdam

Big thanks to WORM/UBIK, Gemeente Rotterdam, Stichting Transistor