Doors:
13:30
Start:
14:00
End:
16:30
WORM
WORM Central Station, #Wunderbar Foyer, #Wunderbar Stube
Boomgaardsstraat 71
Fri 24 May '19 - Talk

Regenerative Feedback Symposium

14:00
WORM

Evert Bisschop Boele and Janna Michael host a symposium as part of the project “WORM in dialoog”, financed by a KIEM-subsidy by the NWO. In this project Janna Michael, researcher at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, followed activities around the Institute Avantgardistic Recreation: WORM, with the goal of strengthening the relation between the residents of Cool-Zuid and the venue. Aware of the current gentrification processes in the area and the rapid change the neighbourhood is undergoing, WORM aims to contribute to social inclusion and wants to be relevant for the diversity of residents in Cool-Zuid. At the same time, WORM is not simply a community centre but remains an art institution, creating innovative artistic output.

WORM is developing an ongoing and mutual creative discourse with the neighbourhood. Janna Michael talked with the artists as well as the neighborhood residents involved and followed their development and execution. Where do these artistic ‘interventions’ become meaningful for both, artists and neighbourhood residents? What are the potentials and limitations of these projects? These questions will be addressed with neighbourhood residents, artists and employees of WORM.

The symposium forms part of Regenerative Feedback, an annual music, new media, sound art and philosophy conference. The idea behind this event is to present experimental performances; new media art, and to explore these through workshops, accessible lectures and conversations between experts and audiences.

The first iteration of Regenerative Feedback took place at Issue Project Room, New York City in 2018, with speakers such as Charissa Granger, Reza Negarestani, Alexandra Hedako Mason, Manni Dee, Colin Self, Melle Kromhout and Marielle Pelissero. This edition at WORM will be followed up by an event in Mexico City in 2020.

The event aims to investigate interdisciplinary methods to generate sustainable social futures through the lens of music and new media, and hopes to motivate spectators in new emancipatory directions: if we can understand what it is that attracts us to music, what drives us, in fact, to listen closely to one another; then there’s a chance for this vision to be innovatively applied in other areas. Regenerative Feedback is thus both media conference and intellectual gathering, and tries to build bridges between the two, with room for extensive Q&A sessions to promote active spectatorship.

(NL)
Op vrijdagmiddag 24 mei vindt het afsluitende symposium plaats van het project “WORM in dialoog”, gefinancierd uit een KIEM-subsidie van NWO. In dat project volgde Janna Michael, onderzoeker van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, een aantal activiteiten van het Rotterdamse Instituut voor Avant-Gardistische Recreatie “WORM” die ten doel hadden een relatie met de bewoners van de buurt waar WORM is gevestigd (Cool-Zuid) te versterken. Tijdens het symposium zullen de projecten en het onderzoek, dat viel onder de leerstoel Betekenis van Cultuurparticipatie van bijzonder hoogleraar Evert Bisschop Boele, worden gepresenteerd. Buurtbewoners en medewerkers van WORM komen aan het woord, en we bespreken de implicaties en het mogelijke vervolg van het onderzoek. Het symposium is bedoeld voor een brede doelgroep: buurtbewoners, kunstenaars, medewerkers van culturele instellingen, mensen werkzaam in cultuurbeleid, en academici. Toegang is gratis. Het symposium is in principe Engelstalig maar toegankelijk en volgbaar voor mensen die het Nederlands beheersen.