The Time Window collective

Time Window currently houses 50 artists from various disciplines. Though performing arts are our main focus, we also have visual artists, writers, musicians and everything in between. These are our individual members and collectives-within-the-collective.

Milou Brockhus / TC MACABRE

Writer / Theatre maker / Dramaturg

Milou graduated as a playwright/dramaturg but nowadays fills her time being an allround superpower in the Rotterdam theatre industry. Through her company TC MACABRE she creates work on the human condition, identity and inclusivity on the verge of theatre, performance and visual art. TC MACABRE stands for finding the beauty in what is perceived as ugly, and showing the shadows of what is considered beautiful.

Katrien Ligt

Autonomous designer / Organizer

Autonomous designer & organisor of awesomeness in the arts. Currently working on an interview series of artists, interviewing them about their favourite artworks to create a portrait of them. Also an art research work about the clinical psychiatry and the used language in this field. And last but not least she’s researching the possibilities for a German Rooftopfestival (Katrien also works for the Rotterdamse Dakendagen as a producer).

Olivier van Nooten / Symplex

Poet / Rapper

Dutch teacher, cultural journalist, musical producer, rapper and poet Olivier van Nooten occasionally performs on stage, but likes working in silence. Rotterdam feeds him perfect tension between peace and stimuli, to create things from socially curious to autonomous beauty. He writes uncompromising and ambiguous texts that are ‘still’ very accessible, produces tunes and chooses other forms when required.

 

Marijke de Vos / Teddy shouldn't smoke

Choreographer / Contemporary dance collective

Teddy shouldn’t smoke is the dance company run by choreographer Marijke de Vos. In her perfomances she explores emotionality and the dark side of the psyche. Sometimes with irony, but bloody serious when needed. Teddy always interacts with artists from different disciplines.

teddysmoke.com

Mihai Gui

Doer of stuff

Mihai Gui was born in 1989, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and graduated in 2016 with an MA from AKV St.Joost in Breda, The Netherlands. He is a recipient of the Mondriaan Fonds Jong Talent stipend in 2017. Mihai does stuff. Within his own artistic practice, he likes to focus on challenging the established value of art in contemporary society and ask “WHAT can art DO?” and “WHY must art DO?” He is currently either working on a personal project, or on a commission, or learning how to do something useless, or all of the above, or maybe just wasting time.

HipSick Unusual Theatre

Unusual theatre collective

HipSick creates ‘unusual theatre’. By flirting with performance art, dance and theatre- HipSick aims to induce the audience into the realm of the surreal. Their performances are a play on perception; using their own visually pungent style. The moving body is a foundational keystone in the creation process and definitive work. In spirit of the ‘unusual’, HipSick is always on the lookout for authentic and unconventional locations to perform at.

hipsick.nl

 

Levi Oostermeijer / TESSEL

Musician

TESSEL’s garage-surf sound will take you cruising on a wave of guitars full of reverb, raunchy drums and bass lines that won’t budge. The Holland-based band from Utrecht is not afraid to dive head-first in deeply layered lyrics and elaborate musical structures. Be prepared to take a sultry trip through songs like Beach House, Kids and Moon. Their songs are inspired by artists like Bombay, Beach Fossils and DIIV.

Ashley Boom

Writer / Actor / Organizer

Ashley Boom graduated in 2015 as an actor, but soon got into playwriting. Now she writes independently and in collaborations, with a great fascination for and devotion to translating human speech patterns to paper and screen. She also writes, edits and corrects commercial texts. She’s been involved in developing several network organizations for artists.

ashleyboom.nl

Birgit Welink

Actor / Theatre maker

Birgit Welink (1989 Nordhorn) is a german/dutch theatermaker and actress. She graduated at the university of the arts in Utrecht (2016).
Her own work is often inspired by philosophical ideas and personal questions towards society. Birgit uses references from pop culture and her work is physical intense and uses the musicality of the performers. Besides her own work Birgit works as an actress for various Theater and TV productions. 

birgitwelink.com

 

Katarina Jazbec

Photographer / Visual artist

Katarina Jazbec is a a Slovenian documentary photographer and a visual artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her artistic practice is based on a long-standing participatory research where she examines different approaches to the narrativity, identity, empathy and the relationship between fact and fiction, through photography, film, reading and writing. 

Borus.fuckyea

Warrior poet / Illustrator

Warrior Poet who draws dark but humorous work, writes haiku’s to understand his feelings and kicks ass. Makes emotional work with topics like fragile masculinity or a socially void society and also sells clothing under the Trailer Trash Couture banner.

borus.ninja

Lynn Schutter

Theatre director

Lynn Schutter is a theatre director. She graduated in 2018 at the Toneelacademie Maastricht.
In 2019 she made work for Likeminds Amsterdam, CTF Utrecht, Maaspodium Rotterdam, Frascati Amsterdam and Fringe Festival Amsterdam.
She is also part of the theatre company Schutter&vanKamp and works for Codarts Circus and the MBO Theaterschool Hofplein.

lynnschutter.nl

 

Anniq Nahumury / terrorkittens

Visual artist / Fashion designer

Anniq Nahumury (1987 Middelburg) is a visual artist and designer. She started her fashionlabel “Terrorkittens” in 2016 and designs high-fashion casual sportswear for women and men. She also does freelance styling, costume designing, dj’ing and art direction and production for theatre and television.

shop.terrorkittens.com

Fanny Hagmeier

Visual artist

Fanny Hagmeier is a visual artist whose work evolves around extreme physical experiences. She is fascinated by the versatile adaptability of the body
in constantly changing environments. The fragility of mental and physical boundaries and their visibility are often visualized on the border of performance art,
dance and theatre, intersecting with the medium film. This often results in video installations or interactive works on stage.

fannyhagmeier.com

Kiki Luitwieler / Frangi

Singer / Composer

Frangi is a singer and composer for performance art. After getting a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Classical Singing she decided to change direction and was searching for a work field that would allow her to put her creativity, love for all kinds of music and passion for composition together. Frangi’s music is characterized by returning loops and harmonies of the voice. She loves to experiment with sound and to combine her warm classical timbre with a more lighter, brighter and modern sound. This season she opened her own School of Harmony where she can transmit her passion and knowledge about harmony, singing and music to a selected group of students.

s t i j n v a n e r p

Performer / Writer / Director

Stijn van Erp is a performer, writer and director.
He graduated in performance art at the theatre academy of Maastricht in 2016. He writes texts which he performs. He always questions life in his performances, or the way we live it emotionally or socially, and somehow it always ends up being in the now. The only moment where a real connection is possible. That is what he is searching for, a real connection on stage.

Dario Tortorelli / DIVEinD

Choreographer / Contemporary dance collective

Dario Tortorelli is an interdisciplinary artist based in Rotterdam.
He is the founder of DIVEinD – visual poetry of performing bodies – an art foundation that aims to push traditional boundaries between dance, performance, audiovisual arts and installation. Most recently Tortorelli is working on a new piece TRANSMOTION, a sensory and multidisciplinary performance in which the audience is immersed in a total theatrical experience with dance, audiovisual art and scent. 

diveind.com

SATURNERS

Music theatre collective

SATURNERS is a young music theatre collective consisting of Jip Warmerdam, Matthijs Rijsdijk and Veronique Post. They all graduated from Codarts in 2019. All members of SATURNERS have developed other skillsets next to their artistic qualities, stemming from past educations in respectively interaction design, French language studies and dance. Naturally, the unique SATURNERS signature is defined by images, language and dance coming together on stage.

Zouhair Mtazi

Actor / Filmmaker

Zouhair Mtazi is an actor, performer and filmmaker. Zouhair has been in the spotlight from an early age. Although not directly in front of the camera or on the stage, but at home for his family and friends. He came up with childish sketches, played self-invented roles.

zouhairmtazi.com

Giulia di Pietro

Producer / Programmer

Giulia Di Pietro is a freelance producer and programmer for festivals, exhibitions, talks, performances and events, particularly in the fields of films and media.
Among her clients are the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, Eye Filmmuseum, Indyvideo, Impakt Centre for Media Culture, MAMA,
CinemAsia Amsterdam and Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam. On the side, she also works as an audiovisual and literary translator.

Moritz Geremus

Musician / Visual artist / Organizer

Moritz Geremus is a musician, visual artist and organizer. Besides being a dj for 15 year, he currently works on visual music projects where tones are transformed into images and vice-versa. He performs live with synthesizers and uses city-photography as his visual language for reflecting on psychological perceptions of urban environments.

Diederik Kreike

Performer

Diederik Kreike graduated in 2018 as an all-round performer from Toneelacademie Maastricht, and often works around themes such as identity, gender, sexuality and the club-scene. Besides his own work/performances in clubs and theatre, he also joins creative processes as set-/ video designer or outside-eye. Working in the nightlife and making theatre is a cross-pollination and inextricably connected. Let’s meet in the middle!

Lavinia Xausa

Media artist

Fascinated by the idea that history repeats itself along a phenomenological timeline, Lavinia Xausa’s work aims to examine the current events (such as migrations, social integration, religious and cultural identity) and pinpoint recurring symbols and icons that have already been experienced by the humankind in Art and religious history – so as to give a new perspective on present occurrences, organizing participated researches with different groups of people and communities. Her work shifts among a motley practice which includes writing, graphic design, photography, video, and sound recording.

laviniaxausa.com

Ryan Cherewaty

Media artist

Ryan Cherewaty is a media artist from Toronto Canada. He works mainly in video, CGI and installation. His work is informed by the potential provided by technology in its possibility for celebrating and critiquing contemporary experience. Inspired by the rich contradictions that technology presents, he engages with the relationship of digital media to individual consciousness and social and cultural memory, and how this ecology affects our physical reality.

Pleun Gremmen

Visual artist / Designer

Pleun Gremmen (NL, 1992) is an artist and designer researching ways to create narratives through a variety of media reflecting mainly on internet subculture and politics while pushing the boundaries of her practice. She graduated in 2018 from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (Master Media Design, Experimental Publishing), and in 2014 from ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem (Bachelor Graphic Design).

pleungremmen.nl

Koen Caris

Writer

Koen is a writer, dramaturge, and translator. After a few years of writing drama series for national radio, Koen now focuses on theatre and prose, currently working on his debut novel at Atlas Contact. He was the recipient of the 2017 TheaterTekstTalent Award of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Koens work hovers somewhere between poetry and yelling, between hard words and soft intentions, between the small miseries and grand beauties of everyday life. Never simple, always accessible.

koencaris.nl

CLUB GEWALT

Music theatre collective

We are CLUB GEWALT (Amir Vahidi, Annelinde Bruijs, Sanna Vrij, Loulou Hameleers, Suzanne Kipping, Robbert Klein, Gerty van de Perre, Rick Mouwen). A music and performance collective from Rotterdam, consisting of 7 multi-disciplined performers + 1 dramaturge + 1 manager = 9 millennials. As a collective we create energetic and bold performances that flirt with opera, high art and entertainment. Music always carries the main narrative. Being technically trained singers we make our own compositions, containing a broad variety of styles, using singing as our primary discipline.

clubgewalt.nl

De Droominee

Spoken word artist

(Spoken) Word Artist De Droominee a.k.a. Skinfiltr8r (Rik Zutphen) ventilates his collecting rage in poetry, sounds, images, performance and workshops.

skinfiltr8r.nl

Firma DRAAK

Performance collective

With Firma DRAAK we try to bridge the gap between human and object, dissecting our centuries old relationship. How does the object influence us, how is it freeing and how does it keep us imprisoned? We want to be limitless in our dreams, so we build our imagination on stage.

firmadraak.com

Anne van de Wetering

Writer / Dramaturg

Anne van de Wetering is a writer and dramaturg. She’s also part of CLUB GEWALT and plays the bass for legendary punk band Herr Hamschterfleisch.

Roeland Kneepkens

Painter

Roeland Kneepkens was born in the Netherlands in 1978 and graduated at the Royal Art Academy in ‘s Hertogenbosch in 2004. Roeland’s paintings clearly betray a fascination for the dynamics of people interacting as well as an eye for the small expressions that reveal a person’s character and state of mind. Driven by this fascination, Roeland has painted family, friends, colleagues and sometimes complete strangers in group settings.

roelandkneepkens.com

Annelies Hoeneveld

Theatre maker

I’m Annelies Hoeneveld, theatre maker, and I graduated at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in 2014. In my performances I play with the balance between form and content and the role of the public. I like to involve the audience by keeping my work in the present moment, and seat them in a more unconventional, location oriented way in the space. Thereby is the form, or act, equal to the content of the performance.

Lisah Baert

Theatre maker

My name is Lisah Baert. I’m 34 years old, i’m a theatre maker/choreographer and a cook. Since my graduation in 2007 I learned that my way of directing theatre does not include the conventional story with rigid characters and a fourth wall. My work is much more a physical performance, where the focus lies on the movement of the performers, and their presence in the here and now. The play needs to be transparent: it is alright to see the personality of the performers, even necessary.

Neshon Venetiaan

Business advisor

Neshon here, from Rotterdam. I graduated in event management, but that turned out to lead straight down the path of financial consultancy. After losing my purpose for a few years, I made the switch to the cultural field, where I hope to build bridges between the worlds of business and the arts.

Said el Abboudi

Actor / Theatre maker

Said is an actor and theatre maker. He graduated from De Acteerschool Rotterdam and since then he played in various theatre plays.

 

Lucien Rentmeester

Actor / Theatre maker

Lucien Rentmeester is a theatre actor-and-director. Together with Said el Abboudi he studied at De Acteerschool Rotterdam, an initiative of artistic director Bart Kiene in order to create an academic acting school in the city of Rotterdam. They work together frequently and therefore share a rehearsal space within Time Window Rotterdam. They recently started sharing the space with Neshon Venetiaan, who has an organisational and financial background and assists them with the entrepreneurial aspect of their projects development.A defining feature of Lucien’s work is the autobiographical character and his critical attitude towards the current artistic climate that results in a variety of non-theatrical-theatrical forms.

Joey Schrauwen

Performer / Theatre maker

Joey Schrauwen’s practice is rooted in Rotterdam and in breakdance. He graduated in 2014 as a performer in Maastricht. His work always revolves around the moving body.

joeyschrauwen.nl

Peerke Malschaert

Theatre maker

Peerke Malschaert realizes ideas on the boundaries between education, installation and performance. She works with all sorts of groups, in between various disciplines. The result could be a statue of a wolf made out of liquorice or a clothing-ritual with teenagers from a Groningen suburb or an audio tour you can only take in the rain. They are all precision bombardments that alienate in an amiable way.

Lowie van Oers

Actor / Writer / Theatre maker

Lowie van Oers (1987) writes proza and theatre. In 2012 he graduated as an actor at the Arnhem Theatre School, after which he joined several theatre companies.

Stichting Transistor

Initiators

Founders, developers and fairy godmothers. Time Window was initiated by Stichting Transistor. Jette Schneider and Judith Schoneveld want for artists to claim a steady position in society, on their own merits. transistor-netwerk.net

Former members, for always in our hearts

  • Merel Smitt
  • Tommy Ventevogel
  • Salih Kilic
  • Edna Azulay
  • Senna Pauli
  • Karlijn de Boorder
  • Simon Weeda
  • Keri Folkerts
  • Nele Mennes
  • Eva Toorop
  • Camie Bongers
  • Derk Stenvers
  • Martin Snip
  • Judy van Luyk
  • Studio Ponzo
  • Meral van de Velde
  • Nikos Kostopoulos
  • Josine Slemmer
  • Omar Breeveld
  • Britt van Niedek
  • Bram Matthijs Hoestra
  • Heléne Binder
  • Clara Peeters
  • Lefkop
  • Jordy Dik
  • klein plein
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