MARIJKE DE BIE / CICADA STUDIO

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W à t w e n o d i g h e b b e n i ‘s g e b r u i k e n w à t w e h e b b e n ^^^

confusion is the new luxury.

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m e e r   d a n   e e n   v o r m ^^^ i s   h e t   e e n   b e p a a l d   g e d r a g ^^^  e n   e e n   s t a a t   v a n   z i j n ^^^  e e n   s t e m m i n g

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Tijdens de tentoonstelling Couture Graphique toont MOTI (Museum Of The Image) het project Te[ch]x(t)iles. Voor dit project heb ik van ieder ontwerp-proces een film gemaakt.  Hierbij ben ik zo dicht mogelijk bij het gevoel van zowel het ontwerp als de ontwerper gebleven. De films tonen de essentie van ontwerp en ontwerper binnen de hedendaagse beeldcultuur. De ontwerpers zijn: Anne Stooker, Antoine Peters, Bas Kosters, Berber Soepboer, Iris Nijenhuis, Jacob Kok, Marius Op ‘t Eynde, Next Nature, Rianne Suk en Sabine Staartjes.

Couture Graphique is te zien van 15 februari t/m 8 augustus 2013 www.motimuseum.com

MOTI FASHION DOCUMENTARY: CORALIE VOGELAAR AND HENDRIKJAN GRIEVINK from MOTI on Vimeo.

MOTI FASHION DOCUMENTARY: SABINE STAARTJES ABOUT SMART PHOCUS from MOTI on Vimeo.

MOTI FASHION DOCUMENTARY: JACOB KOK ABOUT PARADISE from MOTI on Vimeo.

MOTI FASHION DOCUMENTARY: RIANNE SUK ABOUT BLANK from MOTI on Vimeo.

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CICADA Studio made 8 mini-movies for MOTI Museum of The Image: one for the internet, seven for the exhibition ‘Rollercoaster’.

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At MOTI’s symposium I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING BUT I WANT TO BE THERE we shot the first of what will be a long series of ‘MOTI talks’. We met up with fashion designer Bas Kosters, the MoMA’s senior curator of architecture and design Paola Antonelli and artists Dan Pekjovschi, Peter Kennard and Matthieu Laurette for an intimate heart to heart on the how and why of the image in contemporary culture. Or as MOTI’s director Mieke Gerritzen defines it: the age of visual obesity.


MOTI Talks: Bas Kosters is a Dutch fashion designer who’s colorful and slightly anarchistic approach to the so-called luxury field has had a fresh protest-ish feel to it, from day one. Surpassing the cut and dry submissive aesthetic approach that could so easily have been fashion’s crisis state of mind, Bas likes a bombastic struggle.


MOTI Talks: Paola Antonelli is senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Some of her projects for the MoMA include Safe: Design takes on Risk at MoMA, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design and Thresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands. She taught and lectured Design Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and University of California, Los Angeles and contributed to magazines such as Metropolis, the Harvard Design Review, I.D. magazine, Paper and Harper’s Bazaar. She’s also trying to get a Boeing 747 into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.


MOTI Talks: Romanian artist, writer and cartoonist Dan Perjovschi works his commentary in response to current events in seemingly naive, impulsive drawings. He exhibited at the Museum of Modenr Art in New York, Institute for Contemporary Culture of ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) Toronto, the 9’th Istanbul Biennial, centre Georges Pompidou Paris and galerie Michel Rein, Paris. He published the artist books I draw – I happy, A book with an attitudes – Dan Perjovschi in Geneva, and I’m Not Exotic, I Am Exhausted.


MOTI Talks: Peter Kennard is a British artist that uses photomontage artwork, photography, installations, and exhibitions as a political weapon, hoping to instigate debate about art, politics and society. Because many of the left-wing organisations and publications he used to work with have disappeared, Kennard has turned to using exhibitions, books and the internet for his work. He is senior tutor in photography at the Royal College of Art and has works featured in many major collections, including Tate Britain and the Victoria & Albert in London. His works were featured in numerous publications including The Guardian, The Observer, Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and Time Magazine.


MOTI Talks: Matthieu Laurette is a media and conceptual contemporary artist who works in a variety of media, from TV and video to installation and public interventions. His works have been exhibited at the Guggenheim New York, the 49th Venice Biennale, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA New York and Centre Pompidou. Paris. In 1993, Laurette declared himself an artist in a French TV gameshow called Tournez manège (The Dating Game). When the presenter asked him who he was he replied: ‘A multimedia artist’. Laurette had sent out invitations to an art audience to view the show on TV from their homes. Since this first television appearance, Laurette has been developing an ongoing series of what he calls ‘Apparitions’ on TV and in the media. In a diverse series of actions and interventions, Laurette has since demonstrated his findings of the absurd bueaucratic orchestrations of contemporary western culture and it’s many comical flaws and contradictions.

The ‘talks’ are now in post production. Expect them featured here soon, and of course at the MOTI website.

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For those who missed it: the FILM + DESIGN Festival 2011 in pictures. Nine days and dozens of design films, premieres and special guests, several locations throughout the city…


Daniel Askill sheds a light on the lo fi solutions in hi fi aesthetics, in his terrific artist talk.

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For MOTI’s symposium on ‘the age of visual obesity’, splendidly titled I DON’T KNOW WHERE I’M GOING BUT I WANT TO BE THERE, we were asked to curate a series of short collage films. As a virtual ‘film keynote’ these six films were presented as visual interludes to the keynotes of an impressive international line up of artists, journalists, curators and designers. The films are collage montages of some of recent times’ most notable video artists and filmmakers, several of who’m have been featured in the FILM + DESIGN Festival, curated by CICADA Studio.


I DON’T KNOW WHERE… was initiated by the MOTI Museum and curated by MOTI director Mieke Gerritzen and Atelier Sophie Krier (pictured above with speaker Tracey Metz and Marijke de Bie).
The symposium signals emergent forms of the visual culture that surrounds us and inhabits us. It questions the nature of the so-called culture of attention, and looks at the way it influences and shapes the way we work, live and think today.

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The FILM + DESIGN Festival was honored to host the anniversary launch of the tenth edition of the Dutch Design Week.

In a packed Klokgebouw hundreds of invited Dutch Design Week guests toasted the lovely occasion with drinks and speeches and got a first look at the FILM + DESIGN Festival 2011′s main location.

CICADA Studio congratulates Dutch Design Week and the team with this remarkable achievement and wishes them all the best in the coming decade!

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We presented the second edition of the FILM + DESIGN Festival.

The FILM + DESIGN Festival is a collaboration of the FILM + DESIGN Foundation, CICADA Studio and Dutch Design Week. It showcases nine days of films, documentaries, virals and experiments about the work, life and drive of the contemporary designer.

Get the festival feeling with the official trailer…

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Making off the DEVINE APPEARANCE with Ton Meijdam, Nikki de Vries, Ward Janssen, Tatjana Stoute, Thom Snels, Julian Edwardes, Rutger Hesseling

image credits: Marijke de Bie

 

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Divine

Video-installation we made together with Studio Smack. With sfinx like mystery, an ever changing outlook and a strict demeanor, design has found it’s voice. Be it a goddess, dictator or oracle, her voice can be a guide for good design, better design, divine design…

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Join us at the beach for quality time and type design!

We will present our favourite designfilms at Now We Are Talking Festival, the very first ‘Summer Type & Design Festival’ by Typeradio! The home of the festival is a unique and artistic village at the Boulevard of Scheveningen, Den Haag, NL.

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We started writing for Dutch online design magazine Fontanel. As from today we will share our ideas on innovative use of film in contemporary design, fashion and visual culture.

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We will present our a new programme of our ‘Lust For Life’ short film series during the terrific Into The Great Wide Open Festival 2011.

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For the monhtly KopfKino gatherings hosted by Designplatform Rotterdam, CICADA Studio selected feature films all about design. Each gathering ties a film to a talkshow with a prominent guest.

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Netherlands Architecture Institute, in association with Designplatform Rotterdam, invited Marijke de Bie to talk about her work during the Pecha Kucha Night in Rotterdam.

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We curated a new experimental programme about FILM + DESIGN for ‘Between YOU&ME’, a digital platform in public space for video art. Commissioned by the inventors of this very unique, interactive platform: visual artists Martin & Inge Riebeek.

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An ongoing programming experiment: Lust for Life, revolving around such themes as fashion, music, life, death or all the above. Featured artists include a.o. Hedi Slimane, Suzy Q & Leo Siboni, Clorinde Durand, Melissa Auf der Mauer, Terri Timely and Phillip Barker.

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An ongoing approach to curating which we launched at the International Film Festival Breda. Storytelling with elements from the arts like music, fashion and architecture. The weirdness of the wondeful and the wonderfully weird.

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A feature film programme we made for the International Film Festival Breda 2011. About the modern day individual’s willingness, or lack thereof, to conform to the ever expanding media chaos that seems unavoidable. Their struggle to either embrace this tangle or deny it was central in our programme.

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We were creative director of the International Film Festival Breda from it’s founding in 2009 up until now.

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We curated short film programmes for several festivals and clients; approximately 30 programmes in total. We’ve programmed according to themes and disciplines, feeling and gut. Each short programme is a feature length experience.

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For the third edition of the International Film Festival Breda (March 23-27 2011) renowned Dutch artist Eelco Brand was invited to host his first ever solo exhibition of only his audiovisual works.

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A brand new pop-up FILM + DESIGN Festival is presented by Cicada Studio supported by Dutch Design Week and Plaza Futura. During a nine day programme we presented feature length documentaries, showcases of short films, artist talks and the Design + Code Conference: a rare and special programme with the absolute combination of film + design. Screenings and party every evening during Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.

Above: the official teaser for the first edition of the FILM + DESIGN Festival.

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A CICADA Studio curated programme for Between YOU&ME, Digital Platform for Video Art, Tilburg. We curated a feature length programme of short experimental works for large scale presentation in the public space.

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“Sold out screenings, inspirational talks, live music, big parties and great films. This is what an independent film festival should be.”

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A short film about love or a lack of it.

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Surpassing the subculture doc realm this is not just a psychobilly tale: though as a scene practically non existent in the Netherlands, our native psychobilly culture is very much alive. Outnumbered on this side of the border, Dutch psycho’s thus rely on weekly quests to the vast German psycho community, nighttime wanderings, drug infused and desolate.

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