3.APR. 2017

Salone del Mobile 2017, Milan starts tomorrow & we're very excited to present the #1minuteLamp interactive installation

We're almost launching, so come visit us in the Fuori Salone, Ventura Lambrate. Everything is set to go. Starting tomorrow morning we wait for all of you to come to make a lamp in 1 minute. Meanwhile enjoy this sneak preview ;).

4 - 9 April 2017

Via Privata Oslavia, 1, Milan, map

For those afar, we'll be streaming the perpetual changes of the installation live on: 1minuteLamp.com

See you all this week in pretty Milan or on the waves of the internets!

 

15.FEB. 2017

#1minuteLamp official launch during the Salone del Mobile 2017, Milan

We are very excited to announce that our #1minuteLamp speculative project has been selected for this year's Ventura Lambrate exhibition during the Milan Design Week. #1minuteLamp is an interactive installation that uses light and technology in an entertaining manner to show how creativity, participation and ICT can re-shape social behaviour. The work will be presented for the first time in its full setup during the Milan Design Week. We urge you to be there and explore with us the wonders of light and material within and beyond design. We'll be streaming live the perpetual changes of the #1minuteLamp interactive surface throughout the five-days exhibition, by this making the work also available beyond geographical boundaries. Stay tuned for updates via our social channels, but most importantly, save the dates for this year's Design Week in Milan! Ventura Lambrate exhibition 4 – 9 April 2017 Address: Via Oslavia Privata 1, [a.k.a. Camper 1], 20134 Milan, Italy, map

We are very excited to announce that our #1minuteLamp speculative project has been selected for this year's Ventura Lambrate exhibition during the Milan Design Week. #1minuteLamp is an interactive installation that uses light and technology in an entertaining manner to show how creativity, participation and ICT can re-shape social behaviour. The work will be presented for the first time in its full setup during the Milan Design Week. We urge you to be there and explore with us the wonders of light and material within and beyond design. We'll be streaming live the perpetual changes of the #1minuteLamp interactive surface throughout the five-days exhibition, by this making the work also available beyond geographical boundaries. Stay tuned for updates via our social channels, but most importantly, save the dates for this year's Design Week in Milan!

Ventura Lambrate exhibition

4 – 9 April 2017

Address: Via Oslavia Privata 1, [a.k.a. Camper 1], 20134 Milan, Italy, map

 

26. NOV. 2016

Information Gone Viral [2.0]. How social media influences lifestyle and the way we look at things. Second degree compression

In the last two weeks Samizdat Online launched the first two parts of the essay trilogy 'Information Gone Viral', a writing collaboration between the magazine and the studio. While 'Information Gone Viral [BETA]' is debating how viral information flows use art, design, science and lifestyle as relatable subtext bait for large audiences, the [1.0] and [2.0] versions of the trilogy go towards the path of illustrating this type of data compression at work. The [BETA] content is therefore shrinked into text viral format in [1.0]. 'Information Gone Viral [2.0]' takes this compression a notch higher and translates the [BETA] essay into a short online video, somewhere between reality and dystopia.

 

23. NOV. 2016

#1minuteLamp workshops in December at Cirkel Rotterdam

Photo Ⓒ Wim Barzilay (FullMoon Babylon Autumn Dreams)

Last week the #1minuteLamp installation has been guest at FullMoon Babylon, the Autumn Dreams edition (14 Nov.). After a successful evening in the light of a super-moon, we've decided that there's room for more enjoyment in December. Catinca will be holding two sessions of #1minuteLamp workshops at Cirkel in the upcoming weeks. In an 'Internet of Things meets DIY culture' setup, everybody is invited to come play with us. During the workshops we'll be experimenting with different materials, make assemblages on the #1minuteLamp installation, choose our best compositions and then materialize them into lamps that the workshop participants can take home and enjoy in the wonderful atmosphere of winter holidays. For those who'd like to attend, click here for more information!

Program @Circkel

Address: Havenstraat 39B, Rotterdam, map

Friday 16th December 2016

Informal opening of the #1minuteLamp

18:00 – 22:00 'o clock

Saturday 17th December 2016

Special Christmas edition workshop: make your own Christmas present lamp

15:00 – 18:00 'o clock

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Sunday 18th December 2016

'Show what you made' informal expo

12:00 – 16:00 'o clock

 

22. NOV. 2016

Information Gone Viral [1.0]. How social media influences lifestyle and the way we look at things. Compressed version

Last week the essay 'Information Gone Viral [BETA]' has gone on the air and into the world of the internet. This article has been debating a few ideas regarding how the movement of online information has an impact on design, news, science and lifestyle. Since last week the essay has undergone a first stage of internet-like compression, resulting into 'Information Gone Viral [1.0] or Transformation Into Viral Format'. This compressed essay takes on the magical-seven of viral communication. The full article is available on the Samizdat Online website.

Last week the essay 'Information Gone Viral [BETA]' has gone on the air and into the world of the internet. This article has been debating a few ideas regarding how the movement of online information has an impact on design, news, science and lifestyle. Since last week the essay has undergone a first stage of internet-like compression, resulting into 'Information Gone Viral [1.0] or Transformation Into Viral Format'. This compressed essay takes on the magical-seven of viral communication. The full article is available on the Samizdat Online website.

 

20. NOV. 2016

The Design Abacus installation will be presented during the Skopje Design Week

The studio's collaboration with the Public Room. Center for Design and Innovation for the project Understanding Territoriality has been finalized and will be presented during this year's Skopje Design Week. 'The Design Abacus' is a permanent interactive installation assembled on the first floor of the Public Room building. The work is counting frame that rearranges geometry, engaging the public into experiencing form and proportion, in the context of the design process. If you happen to be in Skopje for the week, the installation will be there ready to enjoy and remodel, so go make use of your creative spirit! Skopje Design Week 23 – 27 November 2016 Address: 50-ta Divizija 22, 1000 Skopje, FYROM, map

The studio's collaboration with the Public Room. Center for Design and Innovation for the project Understanding Territoriality has been finalized and will be presented during this year's Skopje Design Week. 'The Design Abacus' is a permanent interactive installation assembled on the first floor of the Public Room building. The work is counting frame that rearranges geometry, engaging the public into experiencing form and proportion, in the context of the design process.

If you happen to be in Skopje for the week, the installation will be there ready to enjoy and remodel, so go make use of your creative spirit!

Skopje Design Week

23 – 27 November 2016

Address: 50-ta Divizija 22, 1000 Skopje, FYROM, map

 

18. NOV. 2016

'Help, we zijn populair!' By Vers Beton is launched

Rotterdam based online magazine Vers Beton have released their first physical book 'Help, we zijn populair!' (translated: 'Help, we're popular!'). The publication delves into Rotterdam's recent acquired popularity from many different perspectives with articles by Marguerite van den Berg, Vincent Cardinaal, and Gyz la Rivière to name a few. It not only glorifies the city's development, but also offers a critical point of view on the recently made history. Every of the six chapters are visualized with photography and artworks from local artists and we are happy to announce that Studio Catinca Tilea has also contributed to the book with an artwork. Starting with the 17th November, 'Help, we zijn populair!' is available for purchase or peak through the NAI 010 Publishers selected stores in Rotterdam. Language: Dutch

Rotterdam based online magazine Vers Beton have released their first physical book 'Help, we zijn populair!' (translated: 'Help, we're popular!'). The publication delves into Rotterdam's recent acquired popularity from many different perspectives with articles by Marguerite van den Berg, Vincent Cardinaal, and Gyz la Rivière to name a few. It not only glorifies the city's development, but also offers a critical point of view on the recently made history. Every of the six chapters are visualized with photography and artworks from local artists and we are happy to announce that Studio Catinca Tilea has also contributed to the book with an artwork.

Starting with the 17th November, 'Help, we zijn populair!' is available for purchase or peak through the NAI 010 Publishers selected stores in Rotterdam.

Language: Dutch

 

13. NOV. 2016

Information Gone Viral [BETA]. How social media influences the news, design, science and the way we look at things

Happy to present this freshly published essay that takes on viral communication and its influence on – well – everything. The studio has been studying the movement of online information in the last months, and 'Information Gone Viral [BETA]' is the first piece debating what was observed. Online media is an undoubted part of the present human's life. This essay looks at how professional frameworks, entertainment, news, and ultimately the truth value of information are influenced by the presence of technology into one's daily life. The full article is available to read on the Samizdat Online website.

Happy to present this freshly published essay that takes on viral communication and its influence on – well – everything. The studio has been studying the movement of online information in the last months, and 'Information Gone Viral [BETA]' is the first piece debating what was observed. Online media is an undoubted part of the present human's life. This essay looks at how professional frameworks, entertainment, news, and ultimately the truth value of information are influenced by the presence of technology into one's daily life. The full article is available to read on the Samizdat Online website.

 

9. NOV. 2016

#1minuteLamp swings on the beat of Full Moon Babylon on Monday 14th November

Let there be light! Especially if it's night time... and especially if it's full moon! Upcoming Monday, the #1minuteLamp interactive installation will be guest at the Rotterdam music event Full Moon Babylon. During this edition the audience is invited to make one minute assemblages on music rhythms. Let there be swinging and gesture-designing for the whole evening! Full Moon Babylon, 'Autumn Dreams' edition 14. November. 2016 Starts at: 20:00 'o clock Address: GROUNDS, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam, map

Let there be light! Especially if it's night time... and especially if it's full moon! Upcoming Monday, the #1minuteLamp interactive installation will be guest at the Rotterdam music event Full Moon Babylon. During this edition the audience is invited to make one minute assemblages on music rhythms. Let there be swinging and gesture-designing for the whole evening!

Full Moon Babylon, 'Autumn Dreams' edition

14. November. 2016

Starts at: 20:00 'o clock

Address: GROUNDS, Pieter de Hoochweg 125, Rotterdam, map

 

16. OCT. 2016

#1minuteLamp goes 'On Probation' at Theater de Generator in Leiden

The studio's ongoing speculative design project #1minuteLamp will be guest at the upcoming 'On Probation' evening of Theater de Generator in Leiden. The project is an ongoing research that takes on the values and design tools of mass consumption. #1minuteLamp is an interactive installation that exposes the basics of home lighting production. The public is invited to experiment with the process of obtaining a decorative lamp during this evening. The installation aims to strip our understanding of home lighting to its essentials, reducing the manufacturing of a lamp to a gesture that can be carried out by anyone. The upcoming 'On Probation' evening focuses on the Eastern Bloc as theme. The event will host two other theater performances debating the topics of stereotype thinking – 'Hoe Ik ook Onbewust een Racist Ben Geworden' by Andrada Simo (Eng. 'How I've unconsciously become a racist') - and the limits of individual endurance – 'My Father was a Terrorist' by Igor Vrebac. More information on the 'On Probation II' event is available here. Hope to see you there. Theater de Generator Address: Middelstegracht 36, Leiden, map Time: 19:30 – 0:00 

The studio's ongoing speculative design project #1minuteLamp will be guest at the upcoming 'On Probation' evening of Theater de Generator in Leiden. The project is an ongoing research that takes on the values and design tools of mass consumption. #1minuteLamp is an interactive installation that exposes the basics of home lighting production. The public is invited to experiment with the process of obtaining a decorative lamp during this evening. The installation aims to strip our understanding of home lighting to its essentials, reducing the manufacturing of a lamp to a gesture that can be carried out by anyone.

The upcoming 'On Probation' evening focuses on the Eastern Bloc as theme. The event will host two other theater performances debating the topics of stereotype thinking – 'Hoe Ik ook Onbewust een Racist Ben Geworden' by Andrada Simo (Eng. 'How I've unconsciously become a racist') - and the limits of individual endurance – 'My Father was a Terrorist' by Igor Vrebac.

More information on the 'On Probation II' event is available here. Hope to see you there.

Theater de Generator

Address: Middelstegracht 36, Leiden, map

Time: 19:30 – 0:00 

 

29. AUG. 2016

'Stop Acting Now' [Wunderbaum] available to stream online on NPO

'Stop Acting Now' [Wunderbaum] available to stream online on NPO Launched during last year's IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam), 'Stop Acting Now' debates the the borders between entertainment and socially engaged activism. The five Rotterdam based Wunderbaum actors cease their career as entertainers to engage in radical social activities meant to change the world. Designer Catinca Tilea appears in the movie as Romanian guest designer living and working in Rotterdam. Together with actor Matijs Jansen they develop an app called 'Tuinder' (Eng. Gardener) that encourages direct trade between the small local farmers and the citizens in an attempt to re-boost the local economy and decrease the amount of food waste resulting from international scale food trade. Since its premier in Rotterdam, 'Stop Acting Now' has been played worldwide at various film festivals. On the 25th August the film was aired on the Dutch television channel VPRO and is now available to stream online on NPO. Language: Dutch

'Stop Acting Now' [Wunderbaum] available to stream online on NPO

Launched during last year's IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam), 'Stop Acting Now' debates the the borders between entertainment and socially engaged activism. The five Rotterdam based Wunderbaum actors cease their career as entertainers to engage in radical social activities meant to change the world. Designer Catinca Tilea appears in the movie as Romanian guest designer living and working in Rotterdam. Together with actor Matijs Jansen they develop an app called 'Tuinder' (Eng. Gardener) that encourages direct trade between the small local farmers and the citizens in an attempt to re-boost the local economy and decrease the amount of food waste resulting from international scale food trade.

Since its premier in Rotterdam, 'Stop Acting Now' has been played worldwide at various film festivals. On the 25th August the film was aired on the Dutch television channel VPRO and is now available to stream online on NPO.

Language: Dutch

 

26. AUG. 2016

Collaboration with Skopje based organisation Public Room, soon to be presented

In the course of the summer Catinca has been working with the Macedonian Center for Design and Innovation to create a piece meant to be showcased in the center's building. The installation encourages the local public to engage with the design process by playing. This development is part of the 'Understanding Territoriality' design residency, a joint program between Netwerk (BE), Cittadelle Arte (IT), Fabrica (UK),the Creative Europe Programme (EU), and the Public Room, Center for Design and Innovation (MK). Soon, very soon, the installation will be officially opened in its assigned location in Skopje. Starting the 5th of September Catinca will be present on location for the assembly. We are happy to share this upcoming event with you. So stay tuned, and if you happen to be around, pay a visit at the Public Room between 10th and 18th September.

In the course of the summer Catinca has been working with the Macedonian Center for Design and Innovation to create a piece meant to be showcased in the center's building. The installation encourages the local public to engage with the design process by playing. This development is part of the 'Understanding Territoriality' design residency, a joint program between Netwerk (BE), Cittadelle Arte (IT), Fabrica (UK),the Creative Europe Programme (EU), and the Public Room, Center for Design and Innovation (MK). Soon, very soon, the installation will be officially opened in its assigned location in Skopje. Starting the 5th of September Catinca will be present on location for the assembly. We are happy to share this upcoming event with you. So stay tuned, and if you happen to be around, pay a visit at the Public Room between 10th and 18th September.

 

10. JUNE. 2016

'De Komst van Xia' by Wunderbaum is back at the Holland Festival Amsterdam

After a long break, Xia – the new leader – is back! The studio is pleased to do the production of this Wunderbaum performance again and discover new ways of funding societies together with the public. 'De Komst van Xia' will be playing between the 22nd and 25th of June on the Kop van Java Eiland in Amsterdam, as part of the Europe by People exhibit of the Holland Festival. There will be a panopticon-like tribune in open air, on the pear of the Java Island in Amsterdam. There will be philosophers thinking of social models beyond democracy. There will be a great Amsterdam view. The rest cannot be divulged, no spoilers! Just don't miss out! When & where: 22 – 25 June 2016 Kop van Java Eiland, 1019BK, Amsterdam, map

After a long break, Xia – the new leader – is back! The studio is pleased to do the production of this Wunderbaum performance again and discover new ways of funding societies together with the public. 'De Komst van Xia' will be playing between the 22nd and 25th of June on the Kop van Java Eiland in Amsterdam, as part of the Europe by People exhibit of the Holland Festival. There will be a panopticon-like tribune in open air, on the pear of the Java Island in Amsterdam. There will be philosophers thinking of social models beyond democracy. There will be a great Amsterdam view. The rest cannot be divulged, no spoilers! Just don't miss out!

When & where:

22 – 25 June 2016

Kop van Java Eiland, 1019BK, Amsterdam, map

 

26. APRIL. 2016

Time & Time Again work in progress installation featured in the 2016 Rotterdam Kunstkalender

This year's Rotterdam big art calendar, De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender, features new work of our studio. 'Time & Time Again' is an installation that gives socially valuable meaning to biological processes. The large nature placed object explores human perception upon life cycles and correlates this with our understanding of time. The circular tube rests on the ground, extracting moist and nutrients from it. Through the bio-chemical processes inside, the tube gradually changes colour on a scale perceivable from day to night and from season to season. 'Time & Time Again' is an ongoing research and soon to be site related installation. More information is coming up soon. Until then, enjoy this 26th of April page of the calendar.

This year's Rotterdam big art calendar, De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender, features new work of our studio. 'Time & Time Again' is an installation that gives socially valuable meaning to biological processes. The large nature placed object explores human perception upon life cycles and correlates this with our understanding of time. The circular tube rests on the ground, extracting moist and nutrients from it. Through the bio-chemical processes inside, the tube gradually changes colour on a scale perceivable from day to night and from season to season. 'Time & Time Again' is an ongoing research and soon to be site related installation. More information is coming up soon. Until then, enjoy this 26th of April page of the calendar.

 

5. APRIL. 2016

Design and Freedom. The role that design plays in reinforcing society's zeitgeist.

'Design and Freedom' is an article about the relation between aesthetics and the understanding of freedom and free will. Catinca Tilea teamed up with anthropologist Stefan Blokker to analyze how design syntax is present in the portrayal of different social setups. The context of freedom and free will is referenced through Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) and Garlands directorial debut 'Ex Machina' (2015). You can read the full article on the Samizdat Online website.

'Design and Freedom' is an article about the relation between aesthetics and the understanding of freedom and free will. Catinca Tilea teamed up with anthropologist Stefan Blokker to analyze how design syntax is present in the portrayal of different social setups. The context of freedom and free will is referenced through Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) and Garlands directorial debut 'Ex Machina' (2015). You can read the full article on the Samizdat Online website.

 

6. JAN. 2016

Four reasons why we love the classic Americana

This is an article about Americana icons that still echo in our contemporary behaviour. Why do we look at the past with nostalgia and what do market and design icons have to do with it? Well, the article tells more about it, so enjoy your reading. But this article is also a writing debut for &Wolf. There is, therefore, plenty more of these design-insight stories to come. Catinca writes for &Wolf as a duo, together with researcher and storyteller Stefan Blokker. They mix their design and social studies background in order to provide a broader understanding on those little things that surround us every day and of which we are not always aware of. So stay tuned for more!

This is an article about Americana icons that still echo in our contemporary behaviour. Why do we look at the past with nostalgia and what do market and design icons have to do with it? Well, the article tells more about it, so enjoy your reading.

But this article is also a writing debut for &Wolf. There is, therefore, plenty more of these design-insight stories to come. Catinca writes for &Wolf as a duo, together with researcher and storyteller Stefan Blokker. They mix their design and social studies background in order to provide a broader understanding on those little things that surround us every day and of which we are not always aware of. So stay tuned for more!

 

4. DEC. 2015

Add one layer to the FLAT project? check!

Initiated by Loes van Bruinessen en Nikos ten Hoedt, #Flat is an online project that composes an image as a whole through the contributions of small strips from different artists. And one more layer has just been added! By our studio! Check it out!

Initiated by Loes van Bruinessen en Nikos ten Hoedt, #Flat is an online project that composes an image as a whole through the contributions of small strips from different artists. And one more layer has just been added! By our studio! Check it out!