If You Play It Too Often, It Loses Its Meaning

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If You Play It Too Often, It Loses Its Meaning
A game by ALEX MYERS presented by NP3

YPTOLM is at play during ‘De Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap’
Location: Academie Minerva (Preadiniussingel) first floor
Date: Saturday evening, May 24

If You Play It Too Often, It Loses Its Meaning is an exploration of interconnected surreal digital compositions.

“Each moveMeant is an investigation of a theme through time and space.
moveMeants are built around whatever thoughts/feelings I’m having at the time. The composition as a whole is arranged and rearranged continuously. The order/connections between moveMeants for one exhibition maybe entirely different for another.”

YPTOLM is never complete.
YPTOLM is always in flux.

ALEX MYERS – ’Nothing of This is Ours’


NP3 | M0Bi
May 14 – June 14

>>> Drinks, bites & gaming with Alex: Wednesday May 28 from 17:00 hrs at M0Bi  <<<


Artist and game developer Alex Myers will transform the container art space NP3 | M0Bi into the interactive playground ‘NoTiO’. Explore his endless surreal digital world.

Alex is also Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Game Studies at the Bellevue University and tutor of The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts. The open-source program Unity is a tool for developing games and programs as well as other interactive content.

To share his knowledge, Alex provides also workshops with the use of the open source program Unity. >>> Develop your own original New Media Art Game and interact with cracks between function and malfunction. <<<

Please note
Because of many requests, there is a change in the two-day Unity workshop #3.
Workshop Critical Art Games instead of Critical Art Mods.

Workshop #1: Critical Art Games – SOLD OUT!
Wednesday May 21 & Thursday May 22
This workshop focuses on creating original New Media Art Games. Making an original Art Game, by utilizing the structure, performance, and culture of interactive play.

Workshop #2: Glitch Art and Games
Tuesday May 27 & Wednesday May 28
This workshop focuses on using and misusing game software to find the interaction aesthetics that exists in the cracks between function and malfunction.

Workshop #3: Critical Art Games – ALMOST SOLD OUT
Thursday May 29 (Ascension Day) & Friday May 30
This workshop focuses on creating original New Media Art Games. Making an original Art Game, by utilizing the structure, performance, and culture of interactive play.

Costs of a two-day workshop: €100 including taxes, coffee/tea and lunch
Participants younger than 25 years 25% DiSCOUNT!
Bring Your Own Computer
Reservation: now@np3.nu



Friday March 28 – 20:00 hrs

At the end of the one-year trajectory YGA II, the three YGA artists present themselves to the public:


Friday March 28
Location: NP3 | M0Bi, Kolendrift 13 Groningen
Doors open: 19.30 hrs
Start: 20 hrs
Language: Dutch
Admission: 3 euro including coffee or tea
Reservation is recommended: now@np3.nu

YGA II is the one-year development program for young talented artists of Groningen and is a collaboration of NP3 and the Groninger Museum.

The Young Grunn Artist II trajectory is an extension to the current work practice of the artist. In addition NP3 and the Groninger Museum offer over the course of one year all the necessary support on content, business and promotion to professionalize. They will provide the YGA artists tools to obtain the personal artistic aims and the opportunity to gain the necessary connection to the (inter)national art world.

Next to individual coaching, the artists will receive a personal work and development budget which gives them the possibility to create new work or hire expertise; to network with art professionals, take part in a short international exchange program, or make a short working trip to an artistic and cultural metropolis.

At the end of YGA II trajectory, May 2014, the curators of NP3 and Groninger Museum decide which artist convinced the most and gets the opportunity to an exhibition at the Groninger Museum.

From over 40 submissions three artists were selected for the YGA II trajectory:
Esther de Graaf, Berndnaut Smilde and Adri Schokker.

More information about YGA II: np3yga.blogspot.nl


Opening bur0 Gr0ningen

bG001: works of Martijn Schuppers, left wall: “#1001”, center wall from left to right: “#1304”, “#1303” and “#1311”

Diana Wind, director of Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and Ger van Dam, art collector (MAL collection) presented the new publication ‘SURFACE and INCIDENT’ of Martijn Schuppers

bG001: works of Martijn Schuppers, left wall: “#1203”

bG001: works of Martijn Schuppers, left on ground: “#12ZiO”, left wall: “#1301”, right wall from left to right: “#1203” and “#1001”

bG001: works of Martijn Schuppers, right: four works of “The Nature of Painting”.
(photo’s: Jan Tengbergen)

Freerk Wieringa

Freerk Wieringa
photo: Jan Tengbergen

M0Bi is the temporary, mobile container art space of NP3. M0Bi is the industrial layer for process, research and presentation in the context of innovating contemporary arts.

Kolendrift 13
9712 MT Groningen
open: Wed-Sat 12-17 hrs
and by appointment


The iconic, meters high, steel sculptures of Freerk Wieringa are a perfect fusion of advanced, industrial technology and craftmanship.
Giant and immense robots come alive through computer-controlled engines, hydraulics and sensor technology and interact with the visitor.

February 19 until April 19
Midissage: Friday March 14,
16 – 19 hrs



Martijn Schuppers MS1311
photo: Martijn Schuppers
bur0 Gr0ningen

official opening bur0 Gr0ningen on Friday February 14
Hofstraat 21 Groningen

bur0 Gr0ningen is a new evolving and fluid concept. The transformations and interactions consists of adding and/or removing works of various artists, disciplines, duration and models. Each change is defined by a code, starting with bG001.

bG001: Martijn Schuppers

bG displays a wide range in diversity of the work of Martijn Schuppers, like the colourful, organic digital images and the subtile relief paintings in a 24/7 ultraviolet illuminated environment. The large format paintings as well as the manipulated prints originate from pure painterly methods. The techniques he uses are the basis of every image that arises in the perception of the viewer.

February 14 from 17 – 19 hrs
Diana Wind, director of Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, presents the new publication ‘SURFACE and INCIDENT’ of Martijn Schuppers.