FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14
location: Het Klooster
Hammerstraat 63, Rotterdam
doors / start: 20:30
Coming up: the February edition! Witness Belgian / Dutch sound objects & selfbuilt instruments galore by Jochem Baelus aka Slumberland and Good Cop / Naughty Cop. Plus: visitations from Belgian's Fluxus legend Ludo Mich and our favorite self indulgent asshole from deep down south of R'dam...Vrooom!
• LUDO MICH (be)
Antwerp based Fluxus artist / performer and filmmaker who's total output perhaps amounts to something different altogether. Ludo has been active since the 1960s and describes himself as a 'Holo-man' (from Greek: 'Holos'); a 'multi-D artist' who travels in multiple dimensions, disturbing all five senses, up to the sixth and further. From early on, he incorporated all fields of art into his work that referred to science, albeit in a psychedelic, mythical and absurd way, with a good dose of messed up humor. The running theme is the experimentation with sound, light waves and motion. During the sixties he made 'talking' coats, floors and had a piece that consisted of a shadow, producing music with photoelectric cells. Dennis Tyfus' Ultra Eczema has been instrumental bringing Ludo Mich back to attention, releasing an lp edited from the soundtracks of Ludo's pansexual aktionist films. Because of this wave of exposure, recent years have seen Ludo Mich collaborating with, e.g. Dylan Nyoukis, Kommissar Hjuler and Wolf Eyes.
• SLUMBERLAND (be)
Belgian musician / filmmaker Jochem Baelus developed his craft out of the love/hate relationship with technology and by not using classic instruments. As Slumberland he makes sound objects from mundane objects, reassigns their function, and turns sewing machines, hair dryers and fans into mechanical drum machines, strings and more undefined DIY sound installations. The music is drone based, deconstructed songs driven by industrial, tribal-ish beats.
• GOOD COP / NAUGHTY COP (nl)
= code for ‘Piece for Two Bicycle Wheels, Two Guitars’. This duo creates instant ambient noise with self-programmed software and self-made controllers. Because of the physical approach using 'nostalgic' bicycles and radios, there is a strong nudge to performance art. Current members are Sjoerd Leijten and Patrick Bossink.
• GILBERT VAN DRUNEN (nl)
Visual artist, musician, installationist and self-proclaimed indulgent asshole performance artist. Gilbert is also one half of the band Two Dogs and converted part of his home and studio into LE SUD, where this good samaritan hosts cool events with numerous other artists.