Maak Festival

MF-GRON-Site-05042015-0017_zpshk70kz9yNINETEEN by Nils Völker open during Het Maak Festival
Sunday April 12, 12 – 18 hrs @ M0Bi, Kolendrift 13 – free entrance!

NINETEEN van Nils Völker open tijdens Het Maak Festival
Zondag 12 april, 12 – 18 uur @ M0Bi, Kolendrift 13 – gratis toegang!

Nils Völker – NINETEEN



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photos by Nils Völker

Exhibition: February 12 until May 16, 2015
Opening: Wednesday February 11, 17.00 hrs

Location: M0Bi

Media artist Nils Völker realizes specially for the container art space M0Bi his installation NINETEENIn 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.

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.


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exhibition floor plan of M0Bi

UPCOMING: Nils Völker

Detail NINETEEN by Nils Völker
Detail NINETEEN by Nils Völker

Exhibition: February 12 until May 16, 2015

Location: M0Bi

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

Eurosonic Noorderslag @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.

p0rtaal during Let’s Gro

November 21 and 22
Exhibition, lectures and delicious oyster mushroom bites!
Free entrance

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

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bG003: Coen Vunderink + Tjeerd Veenhoven

Coen Vunderink at bur0 Gr0ningen



 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.

exhibition floor plan of bG003