Josephine Bosma

– art critic specialized in art and new media –

Her work is published internationally in for example Mute, Metropolis M and Kunstforum. In 2011 her book Nettitudes about art and the Internet was published. In 2015 Bosma was part of the jury of the Prix Net Art, the most substantial prize for Internet art.

Marit Shalem

Marit Shalem (1971) has studied visual arts at the HdK, Berlin (UdK). She lives and works since 2000 in Rotterdam. Shalem makes large and medium sized detailed drawings and produces experimental video films. She works also under the name SpOp. Emerging from her artistic research Points for Production, her art projects deal with the relation between artistic and commercial production and power relations under influence of the market. Shalem also curates experimental film evenings, titled Layers, in WORM, Rotterdam.

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Mariette Groot + Alex Diehl

Alex Diehl (Cultvideotheek) en Mariette Groot (Underbelly) talk about Warp Drive, a term introduced by Star Trek and a hot topic for sic-fi freaks and scientists. With clips from cult movies they will show how this speculative idea keeps on appealing to the the fantasies of filmmakers.

Germen Roding

Visionair is an initiative for visionary people, people that think beyond the present condition. Do you regularly ponder questions like: how the world will look in 1,000 years from now, whether there is life in parallel universes or if a non-capitalist society could be workable?

​Chances are, you are a visionary thinker. Visionair aims to bring visionary thinking people together and spread the methodology of visionary thinking.

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Lukas Simonis

Lukas Simonis has his roots as an instrumentalist and musical ‘activist’ in the industrial music and noise rock of the Eighties ( Throbbing Gristle, the Residents, Pere Ubu, Sonic Youth and beyond). Being a part of the Rotterdam jazzbunker scene (a collective that consisted of heavy drug induced punk rockers, freejazzers, early electronic musicians and pre-postrock combo’s) he discovered the delimited world of improvisation. In the meantime & after he played in bands like Dull Schicksal, Trespassers W, Morzelpronk, AA Kismet, Liana Flu Winks, VRIL, Stepmother, Perfect Vacuum and Coolhaven. At the same time he was/is organising concerts, events and films, first at the Jazzbunker in Rotterdam later on the Dissonanten festival, the Dissidenten festival, Popifilm, Dodorama , WORM and finally stichting KLANGENDUM since 2013.

Nowadays he collaborates with lots of people from different backgrounds, makes radio (dr Klangendum@concertzender) and organises all kinds of (sub)cultural events. Projects; Kruk (with Nina Hitz and Sato Endo), STEPMOTHER (with Jeroen Visser, Bill Gilonis and David Kerman), Jim Whelton (London -Perfect Vacuum), Ergo Phizmiz (UK- IG Witzelsucht), Dave Brown (Melbourne), The X Static Tics (with Henk Bakker and various others). Other people he worked with; Eugene Chadbourne (USA), Goh Lee Kwang (Kuala Lumpur), Bohman Brothers (UK), Anne La Berge (USA/NL), Faces (with Huib Emmer, NL), Peter Stampfel (USA), Eddie Prevost (UK), etc.