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SURF = Surfacing Unused Realities Forum.

In these times of avoiding the inevitable, we try to connect in digital ways. We hope you will join us in order to create new ways of communicating. Let’s plan, contemplate, act, overthink, speak, disagree, empower and (de)construct! It will be something better, different, or something that will be like we never experienced before. Although we are in a non-chosen solitude, this doesn't mean we can't invite people. In our sanctuary we can have digital visitors, and we become visitors of the others as well. We are all on the same page and 'the other' is not existing anymore. Let's make this event an example of nearness in remoteness.

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09:45-10:00 LOG_IN
10:00-10:15 crust: cupping
10:15-10:30 L0st sp@c℮s
10:30-11:00 ⚞ ℮nacting th℮ virtual ⚟
11:00-11:30 ☹☹☹ money talk ☹☹☹
11:30-12:00 ◕ purrrrrrrrrvision ◕
12:00-12:30 p℮rformativ℮ ⚖ antidot℮s
12:30-13:00 dom℮stic ⛝ mat℮rials
13:00-13:30 ⏚ analog mod℮s ⏚
13:30-13:45 face_without_a_body
13:45-14:15 ⛚ sanitary ⛚ curator ⛚
14:15-14:30 ♨ new horizons ♨
14:30-14:45 LOG_OUT
(All times are in UTC+2, Amsterdam time)

crust: cupping


Jan Herman de Boer will ceremonially open our shared space, with a performance.

L0st sp@c℮s ~~~


A welcoming essay by Yvonne Zeegers on the politics of pathos in the living space.

⚞ ℮nacting th℮ virtual ⚟ |||


How does the perception and position of digital/virtual art(ists) change now everyone is online by necessity? A panel discussion with Helia Rafie, Swaeny Nina Kersaan and Hannah Neckel.

☹☹☹ money talk


How will the current/coming economic collapse influence (freelance) creatives? Can art still be a commodity? Should it be? We will discuss this and related topics in our first group discussion.

purrrrrrrrrvision ◕


(LUNCH BREAK) cat sounds and other relaxation by Sekaiology.

p℮rformativ℮ ⚖ antidot℮s |||


How can making or viewing art, in these turbulent times, help us to ground, balance and bring calmness? A panel discussion with Mylan Hoezen, Hinke Ann Eleveld and Sekaiology.

dom℮stic ⛝ mat℮rials ⛝


What can you make inside your house? What are the possibilities of creation within these restrictions? Is everybody an amateur now, or are we all artists? We will discuss this and related topics in our second group discussion.

⏚ analog mod℮s un/distanc℮d ⏚ |||


How can art, that is using physical presence, maintaing connection during times of isolation, distancing and home-staying? A panel discussion with Eleni Tsompanidou, Angelo Messios and EDO.

face_without_a_body



a performative intermezzo by Swaeny Nina Kersaan.

⛚ sanitary ⛚ curator ⛚ |||


How can curators and organisers help to bring art to a public, in times where they hardly can leave their houses, and how can they present their artists in deep meaningful ways? A panel discussion with Ellen de Haan, Radina Kordova and Johann Kööp.

♨ new horizons


A conclusive essay by Frederiek Bennema on the outside world.

USER PROFILE: HINKE ANN ELEVELD


favorite artist:
mierle ukeles
motto:
let life be art
favorite website:
joanjonasvenice2015.com
weirdest job ever done:
selling booze in a supermarket

USER PROFILE: SWAENY NINA KERSAAN


favorite artist:
hito steyrel, nam june paik, kate cooper
motto:
no use for innocence, no time for modesty
favorite website:
cat-bounce.com
weirdest job ever done:
having complainments calls for/with artificial intelligence, not that weird huh?

USER PROFILE: ANGELOS MESSIOS


favorite artist:
tehching hsieh
motto:
feel and experience
favorite website:
bashar.org
weirdest job ever done:
artist

USER PROFILE: FREDERIEK BENNEMA


favorite artist:
pablo helguera
motto:
you should be afraid of taking risks and pursuing something meaningful. but you should be much MORE afraid of staying where you are.
favorite website:
rug.nl/library
weirdest job ever done:
i've done so many different jobs: from cleaning the hospital blood transfusion site to administering a christian nonprofit fund, working from the spare room in the chairman's house.

USER PROFILE: ELENI TSOMPANIDOU


favorite artist:
allan kaprow
motto:
"avoid any short sentence that claims to be able to expresses your beliefs or purpose."
favorite website:
operatingmanualforfloatingin.space
weirdest job ever done:
being an artist is by far the weirdest job I have ever done.


USER PROFILE: RADINA KORDOVA


favorite artist:
at the moment I am very interested in pan daijing.
motto:
irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically.
favorite website:
careeraddict.com/how-to-answer-what-is-your-favourite-website
weirdest job ever done:
installing radiators

USER PROFILE: YVONNE ZEEGERS


favorite artist:
hamja ahsan
motto:
"don't set an alarm if you snooze all morning"
favorite website:
tonnusoosterhoff.nl
weirdest job ever done:
handmodelling

USER PROFILE: LIVIA RIB


favorite artist:
robert henke and bill viola
motto:
in life you must always try
favorite website:
patatap.com
weirdest job ever done:
busker

USER PROFILE: MYLAN HOEZEN


favorite artist:
depends on the day: today David Lynch
motto:
take in the good
favorite website:
thecreativeindependent.com
weirdest job ever done:
walking in ski suits on the beach in ibiza (7 weeks)

USER PROFILE: JOHANN KÖÖP


favorite artist:
Max Siedentopf
motto:
one man's trash is another man's treasure
favorite website:
google.com/maps
weirdest job ever done:
folding promo boxes for outdoor plants

USER PROFILE: JAN HERMAN DE BOER


favorite artist:
atm Guy Ben Ner but ask me tomorrow and i'll probably pick someone els
motto:
throw the game and get rich!
favorite website:
laurelleavesawardmaker.com
weirdest job ever done:
I organised workshops for children in a little museum together with 6(!) other people but there never showed up more than 5 kids, that was quite weird.

USER PROFILE: ELLEN DE HAAN


favorite website:
sandspiel.club
weirdest job ever done:
undeclared administrator for a flower bulb farmer when i was 15

USER PROFILE: HANNAH NECKEL


favorite artist:
cecile b evans
motto:
*~feels over reals~*
favorite website:
tumblr.com
weirdest job ever done:
converyerbelt worker at audi screwing cars together

USER PROFILE: HELIA RAFIE


favorite artist:
hito steyerl , ryan trecartin
motto:
LET ME MEDIATE YOUR REALITY
favorite website:
wwwwwwwww.jodi.org
weirdest job ever done:
BARTENDING!!!!!

USER PROFILE: EDO


favorite artist:
marzia ransom
motto:
appreciate more
favorite website:
wikipedia.com
weirdest job ever done:
my first job was working in a race track

CREDITS - CREDITS -



SURF = Hannah Neckel + Johann Koöp + Dinnis van Dijken + Livia Ribichini + Hinke Ann Eleveld + Jens Hols + Michiel Teeuw.
Logo by Hannah Neckel. Website by Livia Ribichini and Michiel Teeuw.

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After each edition, we upload our documentaition. watch our videos on youtube: surf-online

If you have ideas for future editions mail us to: welkom.surf@gmail.com The code of this website is open-source and you can find it at github.com/surf-online

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We love company. If you want to join us, or if you have ideas for future editions please mail us at welkom.surf@gmail.com

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After the first edition ends, we will start posting the outcomes of that edition on this website. Expect video, sound, resources, to-do lists, pragmatic tips, etc :-)

o % u * t @ c - o ( m \ e ~ s !


PANELS 10/05/2020

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