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Making Memeries at Unseen 2016


23 September 2016

Join us at Unseen Amsterdam 16-25 September 2016 and delve into the world of augmented reality! As part of Making Memeries, artist Lucas Blalock will show work in collaboration with the design studio Tankboys and digital agency Reify.

This is another chance to see Lucas’ installation first show at Offprint London 2016.

To interact with the display, download the ‘Making Memeries’ app from the  iOSand Google Play Store

Free entry


Friday 23 September

I am a Woman and I cast no shadow, a performance by Ilona Szwarc


A performance by New York-based Foam Talent 2016, Ilona Szwarc.


The Clinic


Let photography trigger new conversations at The Clinic. Drop in with a photo you’ve taken or found for a 15-minute session with a group of people including a psychologist, a philosopher and more.


Mountain of Politics, a performance  by The Rodina with live music by Jonathan Castro


This is a time of organised control, order and constant negotiation. Citizens are responsible to deliver their vote and feed the hungry mechanism that gives legislators power to hold public offices. Every now and then people gather in order to secretly express opinions. To transform disgust, complaints and comparing the act of voting to landing in a gooey clot of chewing gum we may ask: what if the ballot as a device casting votes becomes transparent? Visitors of Unseen are asked to juxtapose their votes. Mountain of Politics becomes the display tracing participant’s decisions. Ephemeral statistics encourage a debate between people who have otherwise no reason to share or collaborate.
Inspired among many things by Deleuzian philosophy, circulation of affect and the God of Internet, Tereza Ruller, a co-founder of The Rodina, extends the field of graphic design. The Rodina invents ways how experience, knowledge and relations are preserved and produced. Interested in connections between culture, technology and aesthetic, the studio designs events, objects and tools. Jonathan Castro – a founder of Y.E.S. Lima – believes in graphic design as a critical and relational platform. A space where notions active social role in the design reformulate through dialogue, research and experimentation.


Saturday 24 September

A workshop by Ordinary and friends


Together with some extra-ordinary artists, visitors are invited to create issue #3.5 of Ordinary magazine. The workshop will be all about one specific object and trying to push the boundaries of what the object is and how we perceive it. Everything is allowed. Once all the photos are taken, a mini magazine will be printed on the spot for visitors to take home with them. Participating photographers include: Max Siedentopf, Yuki Kappes, Mathias Artur Lempart, Valentina Vos, Helmut Smits, Annegien van Doorn, Thomas Nondh Jansen, Bart Eysink Smeets,met/zonder, Wendy van Santen & Hans Bolleurs, Lonneke van der Palen, Csilla Klenyánszki, Olya Oleinic, Alex van der Merve and Aisha Zeijpveld.

Ordinary is a quarterly fine art photography magazine which takes a refreshing look at the mundane objects around us. Every issue revolves around one of these ordinary objects, which also comes as an extra inside the magazine. This object is sent to artists from around the world, to work their magic with it.


The Clinic


Let photography trigger new conversations at The Clinic. Drop in with a photo you’ve taken or found for a 15-minute session with a group of people including a psychologist, a philosopher and more.


Barter Pop-up Shop by Fumi Ishino


Fumi Ishino will utilise the barter system to examine how the diversity of one’s background and knowledge affects value judgment, as well as to evaluate if autonomy of thought truly exists. Visitors of Unseen are invited to respond to one of Ishino’s images through language, symbols or drawings. Their feedback will be traded for a sticker print of the same size.

Japanese photographer Fumi Ishino received a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from Yale University where he was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship. His work is also on view as part of Lumix Meets Beyond 2020.


Sunday 25 September

A workshop by Blank Paper


Join Fosi Vegue and Federico Clavarino of Blank Paper for a workshop on editing. Visitors of Unseen are invited to work through a stack of 200 images to create a constellation of around 25, whilst discussing the relationship between images and how to build a coherent group of photographs.

Blank Paper School was founded in 2006 in order to offer a modern formation in photography and with the intention of becoming a platform for emerging photographers.


A performance by Lana Mesić


A performance by Rotterdam-based photographer, Lana Mesić

Sunday and Monday, 23-25 September 2016

Unseen Amsterdam
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

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