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.
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.
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.
Levi Oostermeijer / TESSEL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music theatre collective
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Spoken word artist
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.
Anne van de Wetering
Writer / Dramaturg
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.
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.
Actor / Theatre maker
Performer / Theatre maker
Lowie van Oers
Actor / Writer / Theatre maker
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
- Jordy Dik
- klein plein