[Apply] Masterclasses by Santiago Sierra, Center for Artistic Activism and Christian Falsnaes at Incubate 20120August 8th, 2012Conference
We’re very honored to have the generic viagra pricetp://incubate.org/2012/artist/309/Centre+For+Creative+Activism”>Center for Artistic Activism (photo), Santiago Sierra and Christian Falsnaes within the visual arts program for Incubate 2012. They will also give masterclasses for professional artists during Incubate Festival:
- Friday, September 14, 12:00 – 16:00: Masterclass Center for Artistic Activism at De NWE Vorst (during DIY Conference)
- Saturday, September 15, 12:00 – 16:00: Masterclass Santiago Sierra at De NWE Vorst (during DIY Conference)
- Thursday, September 13 & Friday, September 14, 12:00 – 16:00: Masterclass Christian Falsnaes at City Centre (Stadhuisplein)
Masterclass Center for Artistic Activism
Friday, September 14, 12:00 – 16:00: at De NWE Vorst (during DIY Conference)
The Center for Artistic Activism is Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe. You might know Steve Lambert from ‘The New York Times Special Edition’, where he recreated an edition of NY Times, but containing only good news. Sociologist Stephen Dumcombe teaches the history and politics of media in New York.Tags: center for artistis activism, christian falsnaes, conference, diy, incubate, masterclass, santiago sierra, the destroyed word
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(Illustration: Wouter Medaer) On Friday, September 14, Mark Fisher will give a keynote
during the Incubate DIY Conference. Mark Fisher is the author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? and is a blogger under the name of k-punk. You can also find him on Twitter here. During his talk, he'll speak about the topics of his book. In Capitalist Realism, Fisher surveys the symptoms of our current cultural malaise. After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. We live in a world in which we have been told, again and again, that There Is No Alternative. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, he argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience, while even holding out the prospect of an antidote.
As a preview for the conference, Mark Fisher wrote an exclusive article for the independent music & culture magazine Gonzo (circus). The article, called Time Wars is about our constant strugg
le with time, in relation with work, capitalism, our attention span and our relations and communications with others. The article appeared in Gonzo (circus) issue #110, but has now also been made available to read online. Click here for the English version, Dutch readers can read the translated version here. Make sure to attend Mark Fisher's keynote on the DIY Conference as well. Pay What You Want-tickets for the event are available here.Tags: capitalism, capitalist realism, conference, diy, gonzo (circus), incubate, k-punk, mark fisher, pay what you want, time wars
July 10th, 2012Conference
For the first time the successful conference at Incubate festival will take place on two
days. In Theater De NWE Vorst, Tilburg (The Netherlands), an extensive program about Do It Yourself culture will be hosted on Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th. With the addition of Robert Levine (who was executive editor of entertainment magazine Billboard) and Mark Fisher (author of Capitalist Realism), besides speakers like Simon Reynolds and Roy Wilkinson, the speakers program has been completed. Tickets are already available and the visitor can name his or her own price.
Robert Levine about culture and digital parasites
Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” Levine has been covering
pop culture, technology and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. He has been the executive editor of Billboard and has contributed to Wired, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, amongst others.
More confirmed speakersTags: conference, dit, incubate, robert levine
Simon Reynolds became famous for his books ‘Retromania’ and ‘Rip It Up and Start Again’, in which he reflects on contemporary pop culture. At the DIY Conference Reynolds will not rehash these widely discussed books but will speak about Do It Yourself within pop culture. This will be the first time that Reynolds speaks about this topic. Furthermore, author Mark Fisher will talk about an alternative for capitalism, Roy Wilkinson discusses the influence of bird spotting on music and the end of rock, Chis Jones explains everything about guerilla film making, based on low budget successes like Saw and The Blair Witch Project, and Damo Suzuki of the legendary krautrock band Can gets interviewed live during the conference. Jasper Visser will talk about the museum of the future and Annette Dölle of Keep It Clean Day will give an inspiring lecture about the organization of the biggest clean-up day The Netherlands has ever seen.
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for a profile in The Guardian with another heavyweight in music journalism: Greil Marcus, or, as Reynolds writes: widely considered the greatest living rock writer. Marcus wrote such classics as Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music, Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century and Dead Elvis: A Chronicle of a Cultural Obsession.
The lengthy talk, Reynolds talked to Marcus during the course an entire afternoon about his entire career, has now been made available as a transcript on The Los Angeles Review of Books. Greil talks about his childhood
and his father, about how & when he started as a music writer and that his wife has 'an absolute bullshit detector'. An interesting part about his book Mystery Train: “[The book] grew out of my dropping out of graduate school in 1973 and realizing that I wasn't going to write my dissertation and deciding, “Well, I'll write a book about rock 'n' roll.” I wrote a book proposal and it wasn't a whole lot more than “I will answer all your questions about rock 'n' roll.” It was totally incoherent! But at the end of the book proposal it said that — after I had gone all over the map, and got totally lost probably — there would be a chapter consisting of five- to ten-page essays on a few performers, as a demonstration of how you could write in depth about specific performers. And of course that became the whole book, once I got the rest of the garbage out of my system. Mystery Train is a group of essays on a few performers who seemed to me linked, to be struggling with the same kind of storytelling challenge.”
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The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Do It Yourself mentality, ethics and esthetics will be discussed as well as the value of culture within our current society and other topics surrounding this. Like the festival, the conference is multidisciplinary. Here are the first confirmations:
Keynote: Simon Reynolds on DIY in pop culture
Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture . In 2011, he published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. He has contributed to magazines such
as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire and Mojo. Reynolds will kick off the DIY Conference with a keynote on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture. He will not look at the origins in history alone, but also to the present and beyond.
The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide with Chris Jones
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker and co-author of The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, a bestselling low-budget filmmaker bible. The book present different case studies of international low-budget successes like The Blair Witch Project, Shaun of the Dead and Saw. Chris Jones recently directed the Oscars shortlisted film Gone Fishing. At the DIY Conference, he will give an outline for DIY and Guerilla filmmaking. He’ll share tips, best practices as well as inspiring examples from the book.
At the Incubate DIY conference 2011, English punk legend Steve Ignorant was interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s aesthetic and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.
In 1977 Ignorant co-founded, together with Penny Rimbaud, the anarcho-punk band Crass. With Crass,
Steve Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the Do-it-yourself movement, and therefore a major influence on the punk movement. Crass was one of the first bands to arrange their own concerts and
record sales without interference from the music industry and asked fans to make their own merchandise.Tags: 2011, conference, crass, diy, Festival, incubate, interview, john robb, punk, steve ignorant, the rest is propaganda, tilburg
The third videoof the DIY conference can be seen and it’s a presentation from Slava Rubin. He is the CEO and co-founder of IndieGoGo, a funding platform, which
provides anyone with passion the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and fund creative, entrepreneurial, or cause campaigns. Their services has been used for over 35,000 campaigns and distributed millions of dollars in 200 countries, even millions of dollars every month! 2011 was a great year for IndieGoGo because they were named one of the partner companies for Startup America, President Obama’s initiative to
stimulate entrepreneurship in America.
Slava Rubin discussed topics like ‘Crowdfunding as Market Validation’, ‘The
tips and tricks of raising money on the internet’ and ‘how to fund your business, project, or cause’ in his presentation. An interesting presentation filled with tips, tricks and full of DIY stimulance!
Slava Rubin also gave a masterclass at the BKKC, Tilburg. You can watch it here.Tags: conference, diy, incubate, indiegogo, slava rubin, video
The DIY conference had the Dutch premiere of the PressPausePlay documentary, a film about hope, fear and d
the normal one and the interactive version. It has interviews with Moby, Seth Godin, Andrew Keen and Bill Drummond (who also gave a lecture and performance at the DIY
During the DIY conference we first showed the documentary and afterwards there was a panel. The members of the panel were Philip Marthinsen (producer of PressPausePlay), Dwight Witherspoon of Ericsson Sweden, who made the film possible, hip-hop and electronica producer Daedelus (a.o. Ninja Tune, Stones Throw, Brainfeeder and Warp) and Arnold de Boer, since long the guy behind Zea and since two and a half years singer and guitarist in The Ex. The panel was moderated by Erwin Blom.
The discussion involves the digital revolution of the last decade, which
has unleashed unlimited creative opportunities. Main questions of this panel are: Does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature? Is it cultural democracy or medicrity? Watch the panel below and give us your opinion about it!Tags: arnold de boer, conference, daedelus, diy, ericsson, incubate, presspauseplay
We can’t thank our good friend Michael Azerrad enough. His keynote speech at this years conference was inspiring to say the least. Probably the most talked-about, after the succesfull conference. Now you can watch it as well. In our best Ted.tv fashion, here’s
Michael Azerrad. Don’t forget to buy his book!
(NB: We apologize for the small audio hiccup between 8:00 and 10:30 minutes)Tags: #incu11, 2011, conference, diy, incubate, keynote, michael azerrad, our band could be your life, speech
Hi there, all ready for the Incubate festival and our DIY Conference next week? We sure are! Just to let you know: we will close online ticket sales for the conference this Sunday, September 11 at 23:59.
Otherwise, we might not receive the payments for the conference on time.
There will be Pay What You Want-tickets available at the door of Midi Theatre on Friday 16 for the conference, but as always: first come, first serve. If you want to make sure to get in for the conference, please buy a ticket before Sunday night.
By the way: not able to make it to the conference? We’ll stream the full program of
the main room (except for Bill Drummond’s lecture and performance, which we are not permitted to record in any way) at http://incubate.org. So for the full experience, make sure you’re attending.
We’ll see you next week!Tags: conference, diy, incubate, pay what you want, pwyw, tickets