design, live performance, media theory
On Friday 7 June, as a part of the artist residency program Hamburger Community of Art, I presented the multidisciplinary event Act Natural 04 at Roodkapje in Rotterdam.
About Act Natural:
Act Natural is the spur of the moment reaction during a serious or unexpected event. To be told to act natural is to be told to adapt to a changing environment. How does one go about repositioning, reconfiguring oneself to an unstable form, perhaps a (social) code, an idea, a new technology, a presumed understanding?
What’s natural anyway?
Act Natural is a space where research, personal expression and creative production come together in an effort to make sense of the identity of the self, the visible and the invisible world. The fourth iteration of my new performance series Act Natural presented a full program with the presentation of new work, a sound bath, lectures, lecture performances and live electronic music. These various forms are brought together to both celebrate and critically reflect on the politics of perception, the politics of image production techniques and the implications of using old and new technologies in personal expression and self exploration.
As a part of this evening I presented 3 new works that were on show at Roodkapje for two weeks. These new works reflect on the process of learning about ancestry, health and personal traits through DNA testing.
Act Natural 04 - timetable
18:00 - 19:00 - 3D sound
Sound bath with Elisa Batti
Moderator: Hajo Doorn
19:30 - 21:00 | Discourse: Lectures and Q&A's
Speaker: Ruben Pater
Speaker: Dr. Nolen Gertz
Lecture performance: Jeisson Drenth
21:00 - 21:30 - Exhibition opening
21:30 - 23:00 - Art: Presentations, performances
Breathe, Move by Sabine van der Vooren
Encoding Experiences by Ruben van de Ven
The Things I Don't Like Doing (Live a/v) by Joop Schroën
23:00 - 00:00 - DJ
DJ set by Elisa Batti