September 11th, 2013Conference
Following dr. Pascal Gielen’s keynote on The Hybrid Artist at the Incubate Conference, Rafaël Rozendaal will be interviewed about his collaboration with car manufacturer Ford. Rozendaal is a typical example of a modern day hybrid artist: he used his autonomous work to make a commercial to help sell the latest Ford Fiesta-model. What do both parties get out of it? What exactly does hybridity mean in the arts practice of Rafaël? The relationship between fine arts and commercialism still is precarious to a lot of people, seeing it as a form of selling out, what does Rafael think of this? What are the reactions of car enthusiasts to Rafaël’s commercial and the collaboration; do they look at it as art, or as beautiful decoration for their favorite car? Does Rafaël feel the work still has the same artistic values when it is integrated with a car than in stand-alone version?
At Incubate, we rebuilt the original setting of the commercial and at our conference, Miriam van Ommeren will interview Rafaël Rozendaal on these topics. She is founder and chief-editor of Dutch digital cultural magazine De Optimist.
To see what Rafaël Rozendaal created and to get an idea of what to expect from the Showroom-project you can watch the original advertisement below.Tags: de optimist, ford, hybrid artist, hybride kunstenaar, incubate 2013, rafaël rozendaal
September 10th, 2013Conference
Like we have proudly announced before: during the Incubate Conference, acid house pioneer A Guy Called Gerald will be talking with Derek Walmsley of UK independent music magazine The Wire about the birth of dance music and acid house in Manchester, his city of birth. To get an idea of A Guy Called Gerald’s background and importance in Manchesters dance scene, you can see a video lecture made by Red Bull Music Academy. The Red Bull Music Academy is also involved in our panel Are Red Bull, Toyota and Converse Our New Friends Or Enemies?. Both the panel and the interview with Gerald will take place on Friday, September 20. Get your Pay What You Want-tickets to the conference right here to join in in the talks.
A Guy Called Gerald grew up in the late seventies and early eighties in Manchester in the midst of the crisis of the Thatcher era. While Joy Division, later New Order, The Smiths and others were making their music, A Guy Called Gerald had been much more involved in and part of the afro and Caribbean community of immigrants in Britain. Clubs which played dub, funk and reggae, like the PSV Club (birthplace of the Hacienda), were highly influential for Gerald. Moreover, Dub music had been extremely important for the pioneering of other electronic music. Gerald started to remark anonymous dancers as heroes in these clubs, while nobody even knew the DJ. It was here that he noticed the power of dance as culture.Tags: 808 state, A guy called gerald, acid house, incubate 2013, madchester, manchester, red bull music academy
0September 5th, 2013Conference
With completing the program of the Incubate Conference this week, you can now download the time schedule for the two day-program to see who will speak where & when. Download the pdf file right here. During the conference itself, you will also find handouts with the descriptions of the sessions and the time schedules as well.
Also: we pleased to announce that Chris van Koppen, head of the Knowledge Center for Arts and Culture (BKKC) will open the event on Thursday September 19 prior to Pascal Gielen’s keynote speech on The Artist As Hybrid Monster. Chris will do so starting 11:50.
If you haven’t done so yet, make sure to get your Pay What You Want-tickets for the conference beforehand. See you then!
September 4th, 2013Conference
During this year’s Incubate Conference, Gonzo (circus) will host a debate about the involvement of major brands in underground music and culture. This so called phenomena of ‘Content Curation Marketing’ brings about many questions. Dimitri Vossen published an article in Gonzo (circus) about this sensitive subject that sparked the debate ‘Are Red Bull, Toyota and Converse Our New Friends Or Enemies?’ at our conference. Vossen will lead the debate in which advocates and enemies represented by artists and marketeers will be involved. Among others, Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap and Red Bull Music Academy will join in. To find out more about the scope of Vossen’s article here’s a short overview and link to the complete article.
Traditionally, the relationship between art and commercial advertising has been a difficult matter. On one side there has always been the idea that art loses its credibility once being involved with the commercial world and that artists lose their own creative individuality through concessions in their work and seemingly ambiguous positioning in the field. On the other hand, commercial aspects have always been part of the artistic process in one or the other sense. Whether intrinsically in applied arts, patronage for the arts or sponsoring; making money and being involved with brands has been a substantial dimension of art. Especially the involvement of big brands with underground music evokes double feelings: either too good to be true or a great loss of artistic credibility.Tags: content marketing, gonzo (circus), incubate 2013, red bull music academy
Last Additions For Incubate Conference: 'Selling Cars With Art: Hybrid Artist Rafaël Rozendaal' & More0September 3rd, 2013Conference
Ladies and gentlemen, it's a wrap! Today, we're announcing the last additions for the Incubate Conference 2013. We're very happy to confirm a special interview with hybrid artist Rafaël Rozendaal called Selling Cars With Art on Thursday September 19.
Rafaël Rozendaal will be interviewed about his collaboration with car manufacturer Ford. Rozendaal is a typical example of a modern day hybrid artist: he used his autonomous work to make a commercial to help sell the latest Ford Fiesta-model. What exactly does hybridity mean in the arts practice of Rafaël? The relationship between fine arts and commercialism still is precarious to a lot of people, seeing it as a form of selling out, what does Rafaël think of this? What are the reactions of car enthusiasts to Rafaël's commercial and the collaboration; do they look at it as art, or as beautiful decoration for their favorite car? At Incubate, we rebuilt the original setting of the commercial and at our conference, Miriam van Ommeren will interview Rafaël Rozendaal on these topics. She is founder and chief-editor of Dutch digital cultural magazine De Optimist.
Also, we're organizing a talk with international professionals and local artists and promotors called Why Cities Like Tilburg Need Cutting Edge Events at the council hall of Tilburg. Events can change the social dynamic and the international perception of a town. These participants (including John Robb, The Quietus' Luke Turner, Pitchfork/Terrorizer's Kim Kelly, Walter Hoeijmakers aka Mr. Roadburn and noise artist Wouter Jasspers and more) will give their opinion on how cutting edge culture can change urban perceptions to members of the city council on Friday, September 20.
Last but not least, we've added some panelists. Gijsbert Kamer of de Volkskrant will take seat in the talk of Have Baby Boomers Stolen Music?, local artists Jeroen and Mischa Doorenweerd (father & son) and Niek Hendrix will participate in What Artists Demand From The City and Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap will join Red Bull Music Academy in the discussion of Are Red Bull, Toyota and Converse Our New Friends Or Enemies?.zp8497586rq
New Confirmations For Incubate Conference: 'Before The Acid Bang; An Interview with A Guy Called Gerald', Panels & More0August 22nd, 2013Conference
Just a month away, the program for the Incubate Conference is shaping up rather nicely. Today, we've got five new confirmations for you, almost completing the program. So: get inspired, think outside-in at the Incubate Conference 2013. Come join talks and debate about art, culture and society by professors, artists, journalists and researchers. As always you decide what you want to pay for two days (Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September at Hall of Fame Tilburg) of networking and contemplation over a cup of coffee before the music kicks in again in the evening.
Added to the conference program:
Acid House originator A Guy Called Gerald will discuss the earliest days of dance music in Manchester with British independent music magazine The Wire. Derek Walmsley talks to A Guy Called Gerald about his experiences as a kid growing up in the city during the first stirrings of UK dance music, the influence of drugs on the scene, and his personal experience of the explosion of Acid House.
How Non-Western Experimental Cinema Shaped Independent Film Label Lowave: how exactly do you run an independent film label? Paris-based Lowave started as an independent DVD label back in 2002 and has since developed into a curatorial platform over the last years. One of the discoveries that influenced Lowave’s development was the emergence of experimental film/video art scenes in non-Western cultures. Founding director Silke Schmickl will reflect on these developments and what we can all learn from it.
Recently on his 42nd birthday, John Doran decided that he was going to write a novel. Not being schooled in these matters he opted to start from the beginning and set about creating a world-beating first sentence. After studying the opening words of literature’s great tomes, he devised a scientific formula to construct an opening line so powerful it would literally make your tits fall off, your eyes burst and your hair set on fire. Come join in on An Idiot’s Guide To Writing A Novel, Starting With The Opening Line.
Plus: we have two panel discussions lined up for you: Why It’s A Good Time To Manage The Underground, including managers and booking agents representing a.o. Sonic Youth, Cat Power, The xx, Mikal Cronin and Brutal Truth and Have Baby Boomers Stolen Music?, hosted by The Quietus and including MOJO Magazine.
As always, complete information about the program can be found here. Pay What You Want tickets are available right here. See you September 19 & 20 and in the meantime: keep posted on the Facebook event page.zp8497586rq
August 14th, 2013Conference
“The hybrid artist constantly maneuvers between seclusion and networking, inspiration and exposition, industry and idealism.”
During this year’s Incubate Conference (click for program), Pascal Gielen will give an introduction to the subject of ‘The Hybrid Artist’, a topic he has done extensive research on in 2012, when he published his report with the same title on this type of artist and its role in society. In our current society the role of the artist is changing. The artist exerts many other activities within the cultural sector to survive. In other words, the hybridization of the professional field of art has become a reality. The hybrid artist also functions as an interesting theoretical framework for this edition of Incubate and is incorporated in our artistic vision and values. By providing a short overview of the publication we would like to present introductory information prior to Gielen’s lecture.
Hear Pascal Gielen himself speak about the hybrid artist: an artist that moves in many spheres of society, is flexible and combines autonomous and applied art forms. The difference between all these dimensions has been disintegrated within the perception of the artist and its environment and thereby incorporates hybridity in the artist’s nature and gives the artist a completely new role in society. Want to know more about this role and the results of the research? The lecture takes place on Thursday the 19th September at the Hall of Fame, Tilburg.
Click below to read an outline of Gielen’s research and an introduction the The Hybrid Artist:Tags: hybrid artist, hybride kunstenaar, incubate 2013, pascal gielen
August 6th, 2013Conference
“New engagement? A car brand like Toyota promoting underground artists that have very limited coverage so far”
- Dimitri Vossen will lead the discussion 'Are Red Bull, Toyota and Converse Our New Friends Or Enemies?' at the Incubate Conference 2013
“An overload of information can make you wonder what to think or choose. Storytelling provides meaning, direction, even new solutions”
- Kristel Zegers will talk 'Storytelling: How Great Stories Create Value'
July 30th, 2013Conference
Get inspired, think outside-in at the Incubate Conference 2013. Come join talks and debate about art, culture and society by professors, artists, journalists and researchers. As always you decide what you want to pay for two days (Thursday 19 and Friday 20 September at Hall of Fame Tilburg) of networking and contemplation over a cup of coffee before the music kicks in again in the evening.
Hear dr. Pascal Gielen (director of the research center Arts in Society at the Groningen University and author of several books on art, autonomy and repressive liberalism) talk about how hybrid artists maneuver between seclusion and networking, inspiration and exposition, idealism and industry. Dimitri Vossen of Gonzo (circus) magazine takes up the thin line between marketing and art with artists and marketeers in a discussion called Are Red Bull, Toyota and Converse Our New Friends Or Enemies?.
Kristel Zegers (researcher and lecturer Leisure Management at NHTV: Breda University of Applied Sciences) tells why storytelling now is more important than ever before to provide meaning, direction, even new solutions. Photographer Sebastiaan ter Burg tells how he makes money by giving away photographs. “Most photographers call me crazy, that I’m giving my stuff away, saying: ‘you are destroying the market’. That makes me proud.” And if you’re interested in art policies and events you should check out the workshop on Increasing the Social Impact of Events or discuss about the Creative City and what artists demand of that city.
A full description of the program until now can be found here. Pay What You Want tickets are available right here. More talks and discussions will be added in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on this site for more info about the speakers, updates and related topics, which will also be posted on the Facebook event page.zp8497586rq
October 9th, 2012Conference
The video recording of 'An update with Simon Reynolds @ Incubate 2012'
Simon Reynolds is a British music critic currently living in Los Angeles. He is author of the books Rip
It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984
and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. In 2011, Reynolds published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. As a freelance journalist since
the late Eighties he has contributed to magazines such as The New York Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Wire, Mojo, Slate, and Frieze. He also maintains a number of blogs centered around his primary online outlet, Blissblog.
Please take note: the first minutes of the speech have been removed due to poor sound quality. Also, this conference wasn't broadcasted on our live stream, so this'll
be the first time you can watch it if you weren't there.
An update with Simon Reynolds was recorded by Victor-Zorro at NWE Vorst, Tilburg.zp8497586rqTags: an update with, diy conference, incu12, incubate, incubate 2012, simon reynolds