Exhibition: February 12 until May 16, 2015
Opening: Wednesday February 11, 17.00 hrs
Media artist Nils Völker realizes specially for the container art space M0Bi his installation NINETEEN. In 2004 Nils graduated from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. He moved to Berlin and started as a self employed communication designer. Since 2010 he develops mainly large-scale installations that are exhibited in museums and art institutions around the world. The installation NINETEEN in M0Bi is his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands and by far the biggest installation by now!
Nils has an inquiring way of working, using the means of physical computing somewhere at the intersection of technology and art, always in relation to the physical environment in which his installations arise. His fascination is awakened by ordinairy everyday objects that inspire him to large-scale ‘technical’ experiments. His intriguing working method find its origin in robotics, sensor technology and interactive computer technology. But also the special, fragile and carefully chosen materials provide unique, intense and space changing artworks.
NINETEEN in M0Bi
Above the heads of visitors hang nineteen major gold coloured cushions of Mylar, a thin but strong foil, best known as life-saving isolation and emergency blanket. Each cushion is selectively inflated and deflated by custom made small fans in computer controlled rhythms. NINETEEN is an overall experience in motion, crackling sounds and sparkling materials. It goes beyond a site-specific work, it is an integration of the vulnerable, gold-coloured, ‘breathing’ air cushions with the raw and industrial space of steel containers and concrete. Nils prefers to leave the categorization of his art open, let his work speak for itself and leave it to the perception of the visitor.
Exhibition: February 12 until May 16, 2015
Media artist Nils Völker (Berlin, Germany) creates artworks with the means of physical computing somewhere at the intersection of technology and art. Nils realizes within the container art space M0Bi, his site specific installation NINETEEN which consists out of nineteen large gold-coloured cushions made from mylar (foil). Above the visitors heads each cushion is selectively inflated and deflated in controlled rhythms by small fans.
Meet the artist and enjoy hot drinks and winter soup
on Wednesday February 11, 17.00 hrs at M0Bi
European Production Innovation Conference & Fair (EPIC)
January 15 – 17, 2015
EPIC is a new conference and fair that runs alongside the existing Eurosonic Noorderslag Conference. EPIC is entirely focused on innovation at festivals and venues, and offers three days of discussions, presentations of products, alongside new ideas and how to implement them at festivals, concerts, venues, and in the production of events. Bringing together over 3,200 Dutch and international music professionals, including representatives of more than 400 festivals, this is the place to be to hear about everything to do with the world of producing live music events.
November 21 and 22
Exhibition, lectures and delicious oyster mushroom bites!
Visit in M0Bi the exhibition p0rtaal, engaged with innovative initiatives, inventions and concepts, a clear and inquisitive approach to sustainability, (material) recycling and (cultural) entrepreneurship. p0rtaal is about the underlying question: How do you contribute to sustainable living in today’s society. It zooms in to the possibilities of waste disposal and recycling as well as alternative forms of energy, entrepreneurship and collaboration, all in the context of the blue economy.
Friday November 21 + Saturday November 22
12:00 – 17:00 hrs p0rtaal expo: works of Superuse Studios, Dré Wapenaar and De Zwammerij
14:00 – 16:00 hrs p0rtaal lectures: Superuse Studios (15:00) and De Zwammerij (14:00) tell about their vision, method and the blue economy (in Dutch)
16:00 – 17:00 hrs p0rtaal drink: with Groningen oyster mushroom bites of De Zwammerij
Wandel, fiets of rijd dè creatieve ondernemersroute op zaterdag 22 november van 12:00-18:00 uur.
Bezoek tijdens Let’s Gro de route langs p0rtaal @ NP3 | M0Bi
In this third edition bur0 Gr0ningen presents works of
Tjeerd Veenhoven and Coen Vunderink
Start exhibition: November 13, 2014
Location: bur0 Gr0ningen
Coen Vunderink is a sculptor and painter in the broadest sense of the meaning. He consciously connects his sculpturing techniques to his painting en choses a painterly approach of his sculptural works. His monumental sculptures as well as his refined paintworks get a special layered, tactile and raw shell.
In his experimental working method, the artistic process is central and Coen refers through his choices for method, medium and material knowingly to the past and artistic traditions. The possibilities that ‘the day of today’ and the future are offering are the starting point. For Coen is his artist process is inseparably connected to the past, present and future. But also his own life, his own personal experiences are important, a need for his research. His ‘growing’ knowledge as a contemporary artist is the guideline in his evaluating thinking and creating process.
Designer Tjeerd Veenhoven works on the edge between design and social entrepreneurship. Tjeerd focuses on the ‘inventing’ of materials, production techniques, experiments with crafts and unusual materials from all over the world. He develops new design products with those he supports the local economy in the respective countries and creates ecological consciousness. With his progressive, sustainable design models Tjeerd has a clear mission: design is not only focused on aesthetics and function, but functions as artistic statement and engagement; a need for a ‘better world’. In bur0 Gr0ningen Tjeerd presents his project Wishful Thinking, Wishful Doing. The tulip is a famous icon of the Dutch culture; thousands of hectares are exported worldwide. Tjeerd developed a method, a mechanical and biochemical process, to extract natural pigments from the waste residual of flowers like the tulip leafs. With this color extract he comes to totally new products variating from finger-paint to coloring of biological plastics. In the 24/7 illuminated exhibition display Tjeerd reaches the visitor an insight view into the sustainable processes of developing and creating of special, innovative ideas.
ESTHER DE GRAAF
YGA II is the one-year development program for young talented artists of Groningen and is a collaboration of NP3 and the Groninger Museum.
More information about the YGA II trajectory: np3yga.blogspot.nl
NP3 and the Groninger Museum announce the winner of YGA II on:
Tuesday October 28
The nominated artists are Adri Schokker, Berndnaut Smilde and Esther de Graaf.
Before the announcement the winner of the Jong Jury Prijs YGA II will be revealed.
The artist which convinced the most, will have an exhibition at the Groninger Museum.