Summerlessness AudioVisualSpatial programs IV, V, and VI

Summerlessness AudioVisualSpatial programs IV, V, and VI

The Warp continues the AudioVisualSpatial program for Summerlessness with three remaining evenings which push the boundaries about what the concept of lessness can mean and how expansive it can become.

AVS 46 Summerlessness part IV:
The Living Daylights (In the Space of Subtractivity by Design)

1 September 18:00

This program commemorates the previous incarnation of the Kunstkapel as a gallery specifically for design concepts rather than fine art following on its previous identity as a part of the Sandberg Art Institute and previously the St. Nicolas catholic school (which prompted Summerlessness I and II). These projects take the lessness decree and apply it to the concept of a laboratory for design.

The Walkback performs Summer Stock

Summer Stock is a very familiar phrase in the theatre world, referring to the production of older or tried and true productions made during the summer months in venues found in more off center or vacation oriented locations. But The Walkback ensemble takes the phrase more literally to gather up literally all familiar actions, gestures and utterances that have become actually so familiar and repetitive as to be deemed stock coming out of the strangely unifying experience of the Covid pandemic particularly in what is perceived as the first summer of apparent freedom. More than ever people seem to find themselves reduced to saying the same things with all new significant and learned gestures to go with it. This would seem to suggest a new unified design for living. As usual, The Walkback takes this research as the starting point for a performative walk back through this new reality in order to observe what this reduction may have done to us and where it might lead. The Walkback includes Dorn Whitlow, Cathy Matthis, Randall Crane, Natalie Telema Bourne and Terry Gornick.

Tensegrity Co-op performs We have designs but Given the Situation We Will Just Have to Make Due

Utilizing drawings and plans shown thru a complex overlay of slide projections and field recordings of construction sites an analysis of design alternatives for the space is offered. This is a timely analysis in the face of the future remaking of the Kunstkapel venue into its new identity as the conservatory of Amsterdam. But this study is made purely within the realm of the provisional which allows the imagination to run wild and thus the presentation puts forward incredible flights of fancy offered within the most limited means of presentation and representation: some very spare drawings which pile up in complexity with more elaborate explanation. The project has developed into a parody of the presentation of architectural renovation plans offered lately for major major venues and locations within Amsterdam which it can be noticed is under constant rebuilding to more fully realize its future as a new real life Disneyland for Europe. Tensegrity Co-Op currently includes Ettiene Minoury, Pascal Wissolu and Hubert Foure.

The Archetechtonic Assembly performs Designing Residue : The Itinerary of Endless Summer Places

The Kunstkapel is again the location of surround cinema and circular sound design which takes its cue from the idea of Summer blockbusters, summertime blues, and the romance of summer places which are far and away from one’s workaday world. All of these ideas are residues at the end of the summer that have contributed to a life lived apart and which must be always bid a bittersweet farewell as part of its very design. In that sense this piece is a kind of elegy for the traditional idea of the summer break particularly in the context of this post pandemic moment. Highly processed imagery is placed in widescreen surround format along with competing soundtracks to produce a highly disturbed memory of this summer idyll. The Archetechtonic Assembly includes Grant Harris, Deborah Lane, and Lee Ellickson.

AVS 47 Summerlessness part V: The Last is the Least (But don’t call it minimal!)

5 September 18:00

The challenge to these performative groups is to take the rule of lessness as absolute principle. Thus a most demanding evening is imagined in which the slightest gesture might have the greatest impact. This program reprises the three groups that contributed to the first event of Summerlessness and these three groups will further refine this state of lessness into the final program of the season.

Ambulant performs Instances are Fewer And Farther Between

This work is a refinement of a continuing project from this group project centered upon social contracts, shared rhythms and perpetual cycles of movement and interaction between bodies in daily life. Having developed a score of basic activity, the attempt here is to apply the rule of lessness by slowing down and establishing intermittency as an operating rule such that we witness a gradual slowing down of physical activity wherein contingent events, gestures and motions occur literally as “fewer and further between”…. Ambulant includes Terrence Franson, Heap Mathers, Abigail Anson, and Nicole Read.

The Discordian Knot performs One Less Action Can Be Lesser Than

The Discordian Knot continues to make examples produced from its rule of five principals in which all performances are entirely developed out of the limitation of five rules without any further planning or scripting. The five rules in this case pertain rather than spurs to greater improvisational possibility more to severe limitation and restriction. The Discordian Knot includes Rory Hernandez, Dawn Porter, Della Rittenal, and Roland Cassel.

The Distraught Foundation performs We Made Very Little of It

This ensemble is formed from a reduced group from many of the refugees who performed in the inaugural event of Summerlessness as well as several of the individuals who are working with them from this side. The refugees are challenged to engage critically with their experience as refugees and the overwhelming impact of statelessness and ambiguity with which they have had to continually adjust themselves. In reducing these experiences to the bare bones, a provocative image of a strange holding pattern in life emerges where every opportunity seems but a provisional projection.

AVS 48 Summerlessness part VI: In the Event that Nothing Happens (Three Renditions)

10-11-12 September 16:00

The title of this final event would apparently speak for itself and its command is taken with great seriousness by the participants who return again from the first and fourth events of Summerlessness in order to push the challenge of lessness to its most provocative interpretation. Each group has developed its own unique interpretation as to how to deal with the challenge of this title. The result of such an enterprise is that the result is invariably marked by longueurs of considerable duration and so therefore the spectator is warned that this is a very demanding event not for the squeamish nor the impatient.

The Distraught Foundation performs First Rendition (In the Event that Nothing Happens)

The third Summerlessness performance created by this amalgam of refugees and compatriots who work with them are challenged to confront the dictum of the event title.

The Distraught Foundation performs Second Rendition (In the Event that Nothing Happens)

Once again the Discordian Knot utilizes its five rule principle to create even greater restriction to produce their interpretation of the event. The Discordian Knot includes Rory Hernandez, Dawn Porter, Della Rittenal, and Roland Cassel.

Ambulant performs Third Rendition (In the Event that Nothing Happens)

What is expected to be the longest rendition of the evening, given the interest in the group in rhythms and perpetual cycles over time, the attempt to stage nothing happening at all would seem an inevitable and natural activity. Ambulant includes Terrence Franson, Heap Mathers, Abigail Anson, and Nicole Read.

The Warp Summer production workshop event: The Underwriters’ Labortory performs The Epitome of Spectacular Indifference

The Underwriters’ Labortory performs The Epitome of Spectacular Indifference

29 August 18:00

The Underwriter’s Laboratory has undertaken a most unusual study in its attempts to understand the function of the Warp as an active cultural mechanism in Amsterdam. The object is to make a careful study of the reception and response to the program over the last decade and ruefully subject a series of test performances (consisting of some of the more ambitious, ephemeral or outlandish ideas promoted by the Kunstkapel location) to these auto critiques which are made directly in a call and response fashion by a ring of onlookers. The results may be taken as parody, satire or outright travesty… but directed at the performers or the audience themselves? This becomes the self reflective question as what the study demonstrably shows is that given the general perception the performers discover it would be better for them to do…. Nothing! Thus the overarching theme of a summer of lessness receives its most disturbing and absurdly hilarious rendering in this performance. The surprise performers have been gathered from distant and recent Warp projects such that their actual experiences come to play in the performance. Principal members of the Underwriter’s Laboratory include Christopher Wrener, Dara Navi, Bastien Calla, and Ithey Cornish.

Summerlessness Part I – III

The Warp presents: Summerlessness

August 22 – September 12

For the first time in its long residency in the Kunstkapel The Warp presents a summer program to dwell particularly on all the elements that are traditionally avoided: long daylight, fewer people in town, and even reduced energies and circumstances… These unusual projects are made as a prelude to Fallouts, the final Warp program in the Kunstkapel presented this autumn from September 21 to December 12  in anticipation of the coming closure of the venue as it enters a winter hibernation of renovation for the coming years.

Summerlessness part I: Ghosts in Broad Daylight (We are Still Referriing to it as a Chapel Are We Not?)
22 August Sunday 2:00

1: The Dischordian Knot & Our Sorrows’’ Two Thirds perfrom Sunday Service

This piece attempts to recreate an actual Sunday Service in recognition of the role the chapel played in the Catholic St Nicholas School for which it was built. While the room was designed as a seminary rehearsal room it did stand in for chapel duties throughout the history of the school. This collaboration brings together two duos: Wilton Carrol and Babette Sauvigny establish a rigorous service based on five dischordian rules while Odile Teretz and Dessy Merrin interlace song sung in Latin.

2: The Distraught Foundation performs The Least We Could Do

A gathering of refugees (from several groups active in Amsterdam with which The Warp has collaborated previously) take up transitory residence in the Chapel, reminding one of another traditional role of the chapel in strong communities. The refugees each offer an image, a sound and position as an act of sharing.

3: Ambulant performs The Mass is Over

A slow summer dissolution to the precedings in this performance which raises the question of where to from here?

Summerlessness part II: Darkness at Noon (Did You Feel Like Ending it All in Art School?)
24 August  Tuesday 16:00

1: The IrkSumSet performs Reduced Circumstances (Art School Confidential)

Over the summer period the former Restaurant As has played temporary residence for an initiative uniting the energies of graduates from Amsterdam arts institutions and this project is designed as a free space for their interaction which is laid out in the usual IrkSumSet manner such that all manner of disparate activities occur over several hours and which gradually produces a sense of an orchestrated arrangement of spontaneous actions…

2: Guiser’s Palace performs The Limping Model

A spontaneous show and tell performance by Lee Ellickson which addresses the shifting premises of the Kunstkapel as well as the struggle to keep up with warped spacetime…

3: The Paraneural Record performs Endless Summer

A confounding experience of cinema in broad daylight: the infamous mid sixties Bruce Brown California surfing landmark that graced movie theater screens with a “whole new mode of entertainment” they claimed is here given an unrecognizable makeover both in terms of sound and image… The sounds and images are distributed roundabout the 360 degree space and calls for close attention.

May be an image of 2 people, people standing and indoor

Summerlessness part III: Unus Mundus
27 August Friday 20:00

1: Unfolding, duo with Vilbjørg Broch and Manuela Lucia Tessi

Unfolding – intersection between witchcraft and mathematics- is a work created in 2019. This project is a further exploration of precognition in the arts and in creation. Our media are algorithmic computer music, dance and vocal performance. The electronic music consists of live generated computer music which is created for this project. We deepen the research around the question of training a sensitivity between constructed composition frameworks and intuitive listening. As in ancient divination techniques, a knowledge of events yet to unfold is achieved through the intersection between set frameworks and chaos. We listen to draw knowledge from the silence.
Click here for the trailer.

2: Sheet Metal performed by Dead Fish Fuck  

This unique project has been in development over many decades and has
traveled several continents.
Dead Fish Fuck Creator/performer of sound objects utilizing found materials and experimental playing techniques. Sheet Metal: large plate of metal suspended in space and played by rubbing surface with wooden sticks of various sizes.
Click here for the more information about this performance.

3: Dust’s Memory performed by Salmon & Broch

Improvised duo piece with Vilbjørg Broch – voice , Miriam Den Boer Salmon – violin.

SPRINGBOARD II: A Personal Place to Be

▶ Friday April 16 Mixed Doubles, Set and Match

Maria Mavridou and Erik Van de Vijdeven perform Couples Therapy

The result of a long-term collaboration between brilliant improvisers produces a work of spontaneously generated complications, tensions and co-mingling which is the inevitable territory of couples’ therapy. This spoken movement piece challenges performers and audiences alike to explore the dynamics of relationship in an engaging and always surprising manner.

Jonathan Nagel and Anna Heuer-Hansen performs Eventually

The duo of double bassist and composer Jonathan Nagel and dancer Anna Heuer-Hansen performing within a light creation developed by Ellen Knops is further enhanced by the spatial installation of speakers in the room. The musical composition is built from a repetition of simple motives and chords, spanning the arc from intimate chamber music sounds to giant amplified sonic landscapes. “eventually” deals with the perception of time: The term ‘eventually’ implies time invested toward an eventual goal. When you arrive ‘eventually’, it may not have been easy getting there, but the process has been all important. At the same time, ‘eventually’ contains the word ‘event’, which both underlines the aspect of the live experience as well as the extraordinary fact that the dancer has reached the second trimester of pregnancy which brings a powerful poignancy to this project, incorporating one of life’s more remarkable and recurrent springboards…

Springboard Salon Pi: The Circumference of the Circle

Friday April 23 Salon Pi, 18:00 – 02:00 Then Again, Klub Kring and Some Rites of Spring:

FAR (The Fabulists’ Ardent Renditions) performs Then Again: Not So Much A Program, More a Way of Life, Zalan Szacas performs Kring, Contraband and Company performs Hidden Rites of Spring (impromptu performances by The Walkback, The Relapse and Ambulant). This eight hour event presents a live and online salon evening in which three aspects meet head on: short sketches presented in connection with the upcoming online series Then Again, the misty environment of  Zalan Hzacas’s work Kring and the free play of spontaneous performances within this environment provided by Contraband in Company which is founded on the idea of simultaneous but contrary activities in a given environment. Performers include Natalya Golofastova, Julia Kiryanova, Zalan Hzacas, Lee Ellickson, Ira Preston, Pharrel Redman, Vera Rustin, Carl Gadge, Reynolds Parse, and Arnold Varney.

Saturday April 24 This Springing to Life, 19:30

Robbert Van Hulzen performs Lockdown Litanies

Robbert Van Hulzen offers a collection of tunes using only sounds contributed by (people like) you during the first lock down, and sampled and processed and combined and mangled and arranged by RVH along with beats with pots and pans, birds in their gardens, singing voices, instruments, garage doors, tripping dogs, and so much more. 

The Supernumeraries Contemplating (The Weather) perform Rhythmanalysis 0:1

Iza Pacewicz Wysocka considers life’s ultimate springboard: her own pregnancy at the end of the second trimester. She is joined by Manuela Lucia Tessi and Thalia Laric to reflect on and embody the shifting rhythms of everyday life and the sudden changing cycles that come with transformations. This work initiates a series that is informed by the work of proto Situationist Henri Lefevebre, as is the following work on the program.

The Ensemble Todo Modo performs Mode d’Emploi Exemplar: Deconstructions  of Everyday Life

Dirk Bruinsma, Robbert Van Hulzen, Christian Smith and Alan Purves draw familiar domestic elements, old habits and common household pieces of their lives to present a concert that attempts to, as the title suggst, desconstruct commonalities of everyday life into a sonic derive that intends to surprise and reorient our complacency particualrly in this time of pandemic and lockdown when our domestic worlds have become prisons for many of us.

Zalan Szakacs performs Kring

Kring invites the audience into a subliminal intervention within the Kunstkapel environment.  As a tribute to the Kunstkapel’s role as a springboard for so many projects over the last decade, Kring enacts the space. Through intangible gestures such as ambient sounds, a circling light beam, and circular walking paths by the audience, the ritual continues beyond material realities. As such, the memory of the space lives on in and amidst our bodies. 

Sunday April 25, Points of Departure: What Was Once a Lift Off Might Now Be A Jump to Conclusion, 21:00

The Relapse performs Recurrence 3:1 with the collaboration of The Supernumeraries

Andreas Tegnander, Max Van der Wal and Lee Ellickson perform an unveiling of inscrutable phenomena drawn from the hidden recesses of the Lunstkapel space itself.  The work absorbs hidden archives of images and sounds that unlock concealed temporal spatial tricks of reality… The work advances both through implicate and explicate orders… on the one hand suggesting a Chinese puzzle box of spaces within spaces while laterally overlapping multiple timeframes…

The Shadow Seminary School perform Apopthegmata

This is the first part of the five-part project called The Edifice Built Thru Conducting Bodies which is an investigation into certain origins related to the Kunstkapel’s original life as a seminary rehearsal space in a Catholic school. This work is suggested by the sayings of the Desert Fathers which are considered formative to the foundation of the Catholic Church. This project charts the creation and spread of the Shadows and the Blood of the church which apparently spawned from a white desert space. The Archesonic technique of Mark Bain, with which he plays the building itself to powerful effect, is a crucial aspect of all Shadow Seminary School performances. The Ensemble includes Maria Mavridou, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Thalia Laric, Ferdinand Doumic, Jonathan Nagel, Simone Gosling, Tamira van Wijngaarden and Vladimir Grafov.


𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

AudioVisualSpatial interdisciplinary performances in a 360 degree round immersive space live and online

The Warp presented its seasonal program of AudioVisualSpatial works in the Kunstkapel with Springboard. Springboard is defined as a beginning from which an enterprise is launched and this can remind us that The Warp perpetually begins again with every new assembly of projects while; suggesting not only the “jumping off point” of inspiration artists and performers are taking from the Kunstkapel location but also from the altered realities with which we live and the current Coronavirus restrictions. A series of programs combining several projects were presented live in the location and online following current requirements in the period from April 1 to April 25.

Springboard is divided into two sections:

April 1 to April 9: The Place In Itself: These are Springboard experiments with the Place: a series of projects originally initiated at the Kunstkapel previously are resuscitated to contemplate the space through a series of tests and experiments pointed toward future developments that include the recreation of the space as an augmented reality.

April 14-25: A Personal Place to Be: These are Springboard experiments with the Personal: commencing with the Final performance of the Springboard workshop of the Borderline Proxy, a series of projects are developed and presented that explore more personal creative relationships with the location with broader implications of creativity that continues beyond the breeding space. It is perhaps not even an irony that two of these projects are concentrated on actual pregnancy.

SPRINGBOARD Workshop: Doom Patrol (pilot issue): Leap in the Void–The Pencil Sketch Dummy

March 10 – April 14 Springboard Workshop

The Borderline Proxy performs Doom Patrol (pilot issue): Leap in the Void–The Pencil Sketch Dummy

The Borderline Proxy has undertaken a very ambitious project for the Spring production workshop which was slated for a month-long period starting in mid-March. Doom Patrol is an exploration of performers, personal trauma, social media, parallel reality, private fantasy and alter egos. The concept is for a long-term project which will produce a series of numbered issues in the manner of a comic book (the title is drawn from a crucial comic book title that introduced the traumatic anti-hero into the genre of superhero adventures as well as the concept of personal quirks that bring both estrangement and empowerment). For the pilot issue the group has decided to consider their first performance as a Pencil Sketch Dummy: a rough esquisse for what they have in mind to develop in the years ahead. The Borderline Proxy includes Maria Mavridou, Stefania Petroula, Tashi Iwaoka, Thalia Laric, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Jonathan Nagel and Roman Zotter.

Photos on this page are from Mattis Cuypers.


𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

AudioVisualSpatial interdisciplinary performances in a 360 degree round immersive space live and online

The Warp presented its seasonal program of AudioVisualSpatial works in the Kunstkapel with Springboard. Springboard is defined as a beginning from which an enterprise is launched and this can remind us that The Warp perpetually begins again with every new assembly of projects while; suggesting not only the “jumping off point” of inspiration artists and performers are taking from the Kunstkapel location but also from the altered realities with which we live and the current Coronavirus restrictions. A series of programs combining several projects were presented live in the location and online following current requirements in the period from April 1 to April 25.

Springboard is divided into two sections:

April 1 to April 9: The Place In Itself: These are Springboard experiments with the Place: a series of projects originally initiated at the Kunstkapel previously are resuscitated to contemplate the space through a series of tests and experiments pointed toward future developments that include the recreation of the space as an augmented reality.

April 14-25: A Personal Place to Be: These are Springboard experiments with the Personal: commencing with the Final performance of the Springboard workshop of the Borderline Proxy, a series of projects are developed and presented that explore more personal creative relationships with the location with broader implications of creativity that continues beyond the breeding space. It is perhaps not even an irony that two of these projects are concentrated on actual pregnancy.


SPRINGBOARD I: The Place In Itself

▶ Thursday April 1 Fill In the Blanks

The Daedaleum Cursor with The Supernumeraries performs Semapherics (Live Transmissions): Distress Signals

A live collision of three simultaneous locations recently utilized by The Warp for performance events: the glass house in the Amtelpark, the Archive Terrain behind the old city archive building built around an expanding performance by the Supernumeraries (Maria Mavridou, Stefania Petroula, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Izabela Pacewicz-Wysocka). The Daedaleium Cursor resuscitates its original work of recreating the Kunstkapel as a human scale Zootrope in which the Distress Signals are adumbrated and transmitted.

Underwriter’s Laboratory performs White Out Terminus: Tests

The Underwriter’s Laboratory performs precisely what its original namesake has carried out for more than one hundred years: the testing of the potential of the Kunstkapel for sound and vision: its strengths and its weaknesses. These recording tests will play a crucial role in the upcoming augmented reality recreation of the actual space and sound of the Kunstkapel. Each experiment is set in the context of a white limbo and many of these tests will find their way into the upcoming online series Then Again: Not so Much a Program, More a Way of Life. Members of the Underwriter’s Laboratory include Christopher Wrener, Dara Navi, Bastien Calla, and Ithey Cornish.

A Meme Splice, Cultivator performs White Balances: Diffusions

The very white space of the Kunstkapel is invariably subjected to a succession of white balances in every visual recording made there. This performance is made up of the increase of whitening elements of light and whitening elements of sound and their gradual subtraction. In this process comes about an intense attention to gradations of sight and sound. With the participation of Gordon Isaacs and Morey Frobisher.

▶ Saturday April 3 Spring Torrents (Night Clock Limits)

The Daedaleum Cursor performs Torrential

A collection of layered history of Kunstkapel imagery is layered into a live transmission /torrent that rapidly compresses all projects into a night clock passage that cycles through its material at regular intervals based on programming algorithms. This performance will act online during night clock hours simultaneously with those below.

The Orientation Conservancy Project perform Acculturation Exam Diffusions

The Orientation Conservancy unites the efforts of many artists who have worked in the Kunstkapel over the years. Performances of the acculturation exams begun previously on the Archive Terrain during Some Vast Grey Area and in the kunstkapel as part of Spring Quandary in Spring 2020 as now reobserved from position three times removed as another kind of “third world”…..these acculturations (texts, drawings, performances somehow redolent of eastern culture emerging in new contexts) are now seen as recordings to be remixed and recombined into loops that reintegrate in the circular space of the kunstkapel. A custom online version is being perfected. Participants include Sindra Morrel , Rithy Ambon, Cora Akan Gal, and Shiri Ristelhuber,

The Chronic performs The Volatile Market of Secret Shares

The Chronic reverses its regular focus on broadcast information into a narrow cast mirror of secret sharing. The process of information becomes quarantined and secret, determined to share its realities with a consciously narrowing public body. This results in a collection of alternate audio visual reality checks occurring throughout the Amsterdam lockdown and night clock offered as alternative news network. These secret shares periodically break into the ongoing Torrent during the night clock hours. The group includes Brian McKenna, Robbie Musselwaite and Abbie Matthews.

▶ Friday April 9 Back to the Drawing Board

Tensegrity Co-Op performs Prospective Renovations

A series of audio-visual experiments to consider even more unlikely renovations to the Kunstkapel chamber in response to the coming plan to radically remake the eccentric Kunstkapel space to function in a more utilitarian fashion as a music conservatory space. Projections of these idiosyncratic plans crisscross through the space and will be further developed for inclusion within the augmented reality recreation of the Kunstkapel on other sites later in the year. Tensegrity Co-Op currently includes Ettiene Minoury, Pascal Wissolu, Hubert Foure, Jacqueline Basset and Darcy Garnier.

The Mutual performs A Third Timer Bounce Down

Inspired by the original concept of sound mixing by “bouncing down” tracks The Mutual initiates a work based on the Kunstkapel which bounces down a series of actions and sounds which gradually fills up the Kunstkapel space with a increasingly dense image of space and time occurring live in the space while simultaneously projected on the walls. Performed by Irene Fera Wood and Steina Phipps.                         

Blank Stereo Type performs Night Clock Surveillances: The Old Sourdough Bakery

A live camera multiple projection surveillance of the now vacated bakery space in the basement of the Kunstkapel building formerly occupied by Restaurant AS. As usual with Blank Stereo Type a curious narrative develops through the use of opticals involving objects and light tricks and foley sounds. A series of uncanny events seems to take place in what would seem to be an empty silent space. The ensemble includes Severin Vaughan, Jacqueline Basset and Darcy Garnier.


𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

AudioVisualSpatial interdisciplinary performances in a 360 degree round immersive space live and online

The Warp presented its seasonal program of AudioVisualSpatial works in the Kunstkapel with Springboard. Springboard is defined as a beginning from which an enterprise is launched and this can remind us that The Warp perpetually begins again with every new assembly of projects while; suggesting not only the “jumping off point” of inspiration artists and performers are taking from the Kunstkapel location but also from the altered realities with which we live and the current Coronavirus restrictions. A series of programs combining several projects were presented live in the location and online following current requirements in the period from April 1 to April 25.

Springboard is divided into two sections:

April 1 to April 9: The Place In Itself: These are Springboard experiments with the Place: a series of projects originally initiated at the Kunstkapel previously are resuscitated to contemplate the space through a series of tests and experiments pointed toward future developments that include the recreation of the space as an augmented reality.

April 14-25: A Personal Place to Be: These are Springboard experiments with the Personal: commencing with the Final performance of the Springboard workshop of the Borderline Proxy, a series of projects are developed and presented that explore more personal creative relationships with the location with broader implications of creativity that continues beyond the breeding space. It is perhaps not even an irony that two of these projects are concentrated on actual pregnancy.

Watch the Unloomed #1 Online Performance: Outliers, 2.1 & 2.2

Outliers, 2.1 & 2.2 Trailer

Watch the full video

This January 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗽 and 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲𝟮𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲 presented 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁: 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗱 an interdisciplinary collaboration as part of the annual winter festival of lights organized by 𝗭𝗼𝗻𝗲𝟮𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲 in the Amstelpark.

Located in the 𝗚𝗹𝗮𝘇𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝘂𝗶𝘀 in the middle of the Amstelpark, the performances and installation were a result of the collaboration of three artist and performers groups. As a new way to present and experience art during a lockdown, the installation and performance would be quarantined and locked behind the windows, while the public could safely roam free around the glass box in the open quiet space of the park. A light and string installation inside the Glazen Huis created a changing visual landscape of moving shapes, while the string construction was being played by musicians, generating a sound concert for the audience standing outside…

Credits:

Performed by The Taciturn Receiver
Dancers: Maria Mavridou, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Isabela Pacewicz-Wysocka, Stefania Petroula,
Voice: Senna Laura Leezenberg, Lee Ellickson,
Lasers: Vladimir Grafov,
Strings & Styrofoam: Dirk Bruinsma *This is a correction, Dirk is listed in the video as performing electronics, it should have listed him as playing the installation*,
Percussions &.Strings: Alan Purves

Installation: The Tenuous Attachment: Unloomed #1,
Created by The Transactor’s Receptive Interference (Olivia Ainsley, Lee Ellickson and Vladimir Grafov),

Location: Het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark presented by The Warp and zone2source.

Video Edited and Produced by Christian Smith

Footage Shot by Max van der Wal
Sound design by Andreas Tegnander.

Texts by Michelle Grangaud, Harry Mathews, and Michele Metail – edited and reassembled into variants by Senna Laura Leezenberg and Lee Ellickson

The performance was recorded by Andreas Tegnander and filmed & edited by Christian Smith.

Some Vast Grey Area online performances

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The Warp 𝗨𝗡𝗩𝗘𝗜𝗟𝗦: 𝙎𝙊𝙈𝙀 𝙑𝘼𝙎𝙏 𝙂𝙍𝙀𝙔 𝘼𝙍𝙀𝘼 𝙄𝙄𝙄  MARCH 15 – APRIL 1 2021

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𝘗𝘳𝘦𝘰𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘥 𝘖𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘛𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯: 13 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦
𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦…  

𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙑𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙮 𝘼𝙧𝙚𝙖 𝙄𝙄𝙄  occurs on the Archive Terrain between 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟱 𝘁𝗼 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭, in order to present a completely different mystery and an even more provocative puzzle involving several performing ensembles. The artists are collaborating within the context of the Archive Terrain as a site to perform strictly in order to generate 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘭 and 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 and 𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘴𝘪 𝘩𝘺𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘣𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴. The 13 ‘objects’ will be revelaed following the conclusion of the event. For those that wish to investigate the location, all evidence of the performances will be in plain sight for the perceptive viewer while nothing will take place but the place itself… 

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF: 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖠𝗉𝗉𝗋𝗈𝗉𝗋𝗂𝖺𝗍𝖾 𝖱𝖾𝗉𝗈𝗌𝗂𝗍𝗈𝗋𝗒, 𝖠 𝖣𝗂𝗌𝗍𝗋𝖺𝗎𝗀𝗁𝗍 𝖥𝗈𝗎𝗇𝖽𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇, 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖶𝖺𝗅𝗄𝖻𝖺𝖼𝗄, 𝖠𝗆𝖻𝗎𝗅𝖺𝗇𝗍, 𝖯𝗒𝖾𝗐𝖺𝖼𝗄𝖾𝗍 & 𝖢𝖾𝗋𝗍𝖺𝗂𝗇 𝖥𝖺𝗆𝗂𝗅𝗂𝖺𝗋𝗌, 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖬𝗎𝗍𝗎𝖺𝗅, 𝖢𝗂𝗇𝖾𝗍𝗋𝖺𝖼𝗍𝗈𝗋, 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖤𝗋𝗋𝖺𝗇𝗍 𝖢𝗂𝗋𝗄𝗅𝖾, 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖥𝗂𝖿𝗍𝗁 𝖤𝗌𝗍𝖺𝗍𝖾 & 𝖳𝗁𝖾 𝖮𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗇𝗍𝖺𝗍𝗂𝗈𝗇 𝖢𝗈𝗇𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗏𝖺𝗇𝖼𝗒 𝖯𝗋𝗈𝗃𝖾𝖼𝗍.

SPRINGBOARD: 1 – 25 April

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
𝘈𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘰𝘝𝘪𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘚𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 360° 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦

The Warp presents its current seasonal program of AudioVisualSpatial performances in the Kunstkapel 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗. Springboard is a beginning point for projects, a basis from which an enterprise is launched. The inspirational starting point from which these performances are developed are the 𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙨𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 of the 𝙆𝙪𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙠𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙡 and the 𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙-19 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨. Serving as a 𝘫𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 for the inspiration of artists and performers, Springboard presents a program showcasing several projects inside the Kunstkapel and online.

Upcoming program themes within which artists are working include: 
𝘍𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴
𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘛𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 (𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘊𝘭𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘓𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘴)
𝘉𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘉𝘰𝘢𝘳𝘥 
𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴

Due to the current Corona situation, the program timetable will be announced on short notice, following potentially shifting corona measurements. 𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗹𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 ❜𝗶𝗿𝗹❜ 𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝘂𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗸𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗹. 𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 & 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀.