02.06.2023: Tryday, V2_ Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, NL
This Tryday, artist Marjolijn Dijkman, composer Henry Vega, Percussionist and instrument maker Orlando Aguilar Velazquez and electro-technician Lukas Pol will share the first robotic experiments for the film and sound installation Between the Lines (work in progress). Between the Lines will trace the monumental impact of climate change, industrialization, and the First World War in the polluted and traumatized landscapes of the ‘Zone Rouge’ in the North East of France.
The ‘Trydays’ are one-off events that take place on a Friday during the Kunstavond, usually between 18:00–21:00h. With the Trydays, artists are given an opportunity to ‘try out’ a new work, installation, or performance.
Marjolijn Dijkman (she/her, 1978, NL) is an artist and co-founder of Enough Room for Space, based in Brussels, Belgium. Her practice is research-based and multi-disciplinary, including film, photography, sculpture, and installation, and she focuses on the points where culture intersects with other fields of inquiry. The works themselves can be seen as a form of speculative fiction, partly based on facts and research but often brought into the realm of the imagination.
Henry Vega, born in New York City (1973), is an active composer and performer of new music whose works appear in productions of theatre, dance, and concert music that focus solely on modern artistic trends. His music ranges from virtuosic instrumental writings to subtle colourful compositions orchestrating traditional instrumentations with the world of electronic sound. His current interests lie within theatrical settings of his music often in combination with multimedia artists over minimal aesthetics that cross simple harmonies with noisy counterpoints.
Orlando Aguilar Velazquez was born and raised in Mexico City. He studied at the National University of Mexico. In 2006 he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where he obtained his Master’s degree in percussion. He has performed in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. He has a penchant for contemporary music and has performed with the ASKO/Schönberg Ensemble and conductors such as Reinbert de Leeuw, Peter Eötvös and Pierre Boulez, among others. Currently Orlando divides his time between performances with various ensembles and his work as a builder of percussion instruments in his studio in The Hague.
Lukas Pol is an electro-technician.
Entrance is free.
18:00 – 21:00