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July 2017

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain: Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art Graduate Exhibition

Piet Zwart Institute

Angelica Falkeling. "Pass this On," 2017. Mixed media installation.

Angelica Falkeling. "Pass this On," 2017. Mixed media installation.

Anni Puolakka. "Rumina 2," 2017. Single channel video.

Anni Puolakka. "Rumina 3," 2017. Oat milk, latex, metal, bucket, fountain pump, selfie stick clamps, video.

Anni Puolakka. "Rumina," 2017. Performance.

Ash Kilmartin. "Eiland Bouwen," 2017. Mixed media.

Ash Kilmartin. "Eiland Bouwen," 2017. Mixed media.

Ash Kilmartin. "Public Interiors", 2017. Performance.

Connie Butler. "in a whisper, as though saying something you shouldn't," 2017.
Sound, table top, plastic grass, digital photographs, custom lamps, cotton curtain, clocks.

Connie Butler. "in a whisper, as though saying something you shouldn't," 2017.
Sound, table top, plastic grass, digital photographs, custom lamps, cotton curtain, clocks.

Connie Butler. "in a whisper, as though saying something you shouldn't," 2017.
Sound, table top, plastic grass, digital photographs, custom lamps, cotton curtain, clocks.

Daniel Tuomey. "FLAT MATES," 2017. Spruce ply, timber screws, paint, candles, tee shirts, drawings, strip lights.

Daniel Tuomey. "FLAT MATES," 2017. Spruce ply, timber screws, paint, candles, tee shirts, drawings, strip lights.

Daniel Tuomey. "Feeling as big as a House," 2017. Performance.

Eothen Stearn. "An ant moves across the page," 2017. Performance.

Eothen Stearn. "An ant moves across the page," 2017. Performance.

Eothen Stearn. "Moments," 2017. Metal, rope.

Eothen Stearn. "Neighborhood," 2017. Individual works.

Eothen Stearn. "Sleutels," 2017. Wood, ink, varnish.

Erika Roux. "A Couple Things," 2017. Two-channel HD video.

Erika Roux. "A Couple Things," 2017. Two-channel HD video.

Erika Roux. "At the window on the bed behind the door," 2017. HD video.

Nicholas Riis. "Project Terra Wear 2-17 D66," 2017.
Polystyrene, jesmenite, wax, fiberglass, epoxy, knee protectors, latex.

Nicholas Riis. "Project Terra Wear 2-17 D66," 2017.
Polystyrene, jesmenite, wax, fiberglass, epoxy, knee protectors, latex.

Nicholas Riis. "Project Terra Wear 2-17 Omnibus," 2017.
Polystyrene, jesmenite, wax, fiberglass, epoxy, knee protectors, latex, faux fur, diverse textiles.

Nicholas Riis. "Project Terra Wear 2-17 Omnibus," 2017.
Polystyrene, jesmenite, wax, fiberglass, epoxy, knee protectors, latex, faux fur, diverse textiles.

Nicholas Riis. "Project Terra Wear  2-17 Tiny Terror," 2017.
Polystyrene, jesmenite, wax, fiberglass, epoxy, knee protectors, latex.

Tor Jonsson. "A Digester Miscellany End on Love," 2017.
Cyanotypes on aquarelle cotton rag, giclee prints on Hahnemühle paper, sun bleached "Ocean-paper" from the Fengersfors Paper Factory ruins, partly sun bleached drawing inks on wood,
copper etchings made with UV-printer, photographic fixer and saltwater, radar magnifier from cargo ship M/S Marietta,
copper air pipe from ship-scrapyard; cut, soldered, corroded, polished.

Tor Jonsson. "A Digester Miscellany End on Love," 2017.
Cyanotypes on aquarelle cotton rag, giclee prints on Hahnemühle paper, sun bleached "Ocean-paper" from the Fengersfors Paper Factory ruins, partly sun bleached drawing inks on wood,
copper etchings made with UV-printer, photographic fixer and saltwater, radar magnifier from cargo ship M/S Marietta,
copper air pipe from ship-scrapyard; cut, soldered, corroded, polished.

Tor Jonsson. "A Digester Miscellany End on Love," 2017.
Cyanotypes on aquarelle cotton rag, giclee prints on Hahnemühle paper, sun bleached "Ocean-paper" from the Fengersfors Paper Factory ruins, partly sun bleached drawing inks on wood,
copper etchings made with UV-printer, photographic fixer and saltwater, radar magnifier from cargo ship M/S Marietta,
copper air pipe from ship-scrapyard; cut, soldered, corroded, polished.

Tor Jonsson. "A Digester Miscellany Epistles," 2017. Performance.

Viktor Timofeev. "Physical Capacity," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, digital print on wall, two channel realtime simulation, television mounts, chairs.

Viktor Timofeev. "Physical Capacity," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, digital print on wall, two channel realtime simulation, television mounts, chairs.

Viktor Timofeev. "Physical Capacity," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, digital print on wall, two channel realtime simulation, television mounts, chairs.

Viktor Timofeev. "Physical Capacity," 2017. Acrylic on canvas, digital print on wall, two channel realtime simulation, television mounts, chairs.

Connie: Can you close the door?
Eothen: It feels like the first day of the school year [laughs].
Connie: Yeah.
Dan: I’m still afraid of all of you.
[group laughs]
Viktor: That’s a good starting point.

—from "Still afraid of all of you. Conversation recorded on May 22, 2017, at the Piet Zwart Institute" in the publication Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain, edited by Nathalie Hartjes and designed and produced by Yin Yin Wong at Publication Studio Rotterdam.

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain is the 2017 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between the graduating artists and staff of the PZI MFA and Showroom MAMA, Galerie Kromme Elleboog, and Worm_UBIK. Crooked Elbow, a translation of Kromme Elleboog, refers to the infamous alleyway in the cultural heart of Rotterdam; Serpent Brain hints at our reptilian instincts of fear and survival.

Featuring: Connie Butler, Angelica Falkeling, Tor Jonsson, Ash Kilmartin, Anni Puolakka, Nicholas Riis, Erika Roux, Eothen Stearn, Viktor Timofeev and Daniel Tuomey.

Guided by: Marloes de Vries (curator, MAMA), Charlien Adriaenssens (programmer, WORM_UBIK), and Nathalie Hartjes (director, MAMA).

Crooked Elbow, Serpent Brain is accompanied by a publication designed by Yin Yin Wong, produced at Publication Studio Rotterdam. It contains contributions by the graduating artists, MAMA director Nathalie Hartjes, PZI MFA tutors Liesbeth Bik, Bernd Krauß, Katarina Zdjelar, and PZI MFA course director, Vivian Sky Rehberg.

All photos by Sol Archer 2017.

Participating Artists

Connie Butler
Angelica Falkeling
Tor Jonsson
Ash Kilmartin
Anni Puolakka
Nicholas Riis
Erika Roux
Eothen Stearn
Viktor Timofeev
Daniel Tuomey

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