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September 2018

Tripping Autonomy: Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art 2018 Graduate Exhibition

Piet Zwart Institute

Alexander Iezzi. “LBL,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Alexander Iezzi. “Moral Butterfly Extractor,” 2018. Installation. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Alexander Iezzi. “Moral Butterfly Extractor and Amygdal Hellion Torte,” 2018. Video. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Alexander Iezzi. “Moral Butterfly Extractor,” 2018. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Anastasia Shin. “Cucumber Coercion,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Anastasia Shin. “In-Basket,” 2018. Video. (foreground); “Tasty Morsels,” 2018. Video. (background). Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Anastasia Shin. “In Basket,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Anastasia Shin. “Cucumber Coercion 1,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Anne Kolbe. “You have to have a sense of what your characters are doing when you’re not looking in order to sell the play,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Anne Kolbe. “You have to have a sense of what your characters are doing when you’re not looking in order to sell the play,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Anne Kolbe. “Coniferous Fountain,” 2018. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Anne Kolbe. “You have to have a sense of what your characters are doing when you’re not looking in order to sell the play,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Collette Rayner. “Are You with Me or Have I Lost You?,” 2018. Video installation with four screens, steel, and plastic flaps. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Collette Rayner. “Are You with Me or Have I Lost You?,” 2018. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Collette Rayner. “Are You with Me or Have I Lost You?,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Collette Rayner. “You do not have to say anything back. But you do say something which I hear by the way I speak to you,” 2018. Stop-motion animation. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

George Nesbitt. “Placeholder,” 2018. Sculpture; “Dumbbell,” 2018. Video. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

George Nesbitt. “Placeholder,” 2018. Sculpture. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

George Nesbitt. “Popcharts,” 2018. Prints. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

George Nesbitt. “Dumbbell,” 2018. Video. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Johanna Kotlaris. “A Heartwarming Bone Cracking,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Johanna Kotlaris. “A Heartwarming Bone Cracking,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Johanna Kotlaris. “A Heartwarming Bone Cracking,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Johanna Kotlaris. “A Heartwarming Bone Cracking,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Katharina Cameron. “Waster II,” 2018. Sculpture installation. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Katharina Cameron. “I Think of Them in Terms of Longing,” 2018. Video; “Waster I,” 2018. Painted wood and fabric. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Katharina Cameron. “Waster II,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Katharina Cameron. “A Broom on the Bed,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Nick Thomas.

Larisa David. “See Something Suspicious,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Larisa David. “See Something Suspicious,” 2018. Performance view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Larisa David. “See Something Suspicious,” 2018. Textiles, video, and stage. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Larisa David. “Negative,” 2018. Audio installation. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Marta Hryniuk. “De Spiegel,” 2018. HD video. (foreground); Marta Hryniuk with Erika Roux. “Balkon van Europa,” 2018. HD video. (background). Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Marta Hryniuk. “De Spiegel,” 2018. HD video. Screenshot by Marta Hryniuk.

Marta Hryniuk with Erika Roux. “Balkon van Europa,” 2018. HD video. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Marta Hryniuk with Erika Roux. “Balkon van Europa,” 2018. HD video. Screenshot by Marta Hryniuk.

Nick Thomas. “An Entrance is an Exit Too,” 2018. HD video; “On the Twos and Threes,” 2018. Sculpture, steel, bus seats, and casters. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Nick Thomas. “On the Ones and Twos,” 2018. Sculpture, modified office chair parts, CNC routed MDF, foam, and custom digitally-printed fabric. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Nick Thomas. “Self-Portrait as Theatre Critic,” 2018. Sculpture, wood, motor, electronics, casters, and digital photo prints. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Nick Thomas. “On the Twos and Threes,” 2018. Sculpture, steel, bus seats, and casters Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Shraddha Borawake. “Vitrium Metasphere,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Shraddha Borawake. “Vitrium Metasphere,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Shraddha Borawake. “Little Creatures,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Shraddha Borawake. “Vitrium Metasphere,” 2018; Mixed-media sculpture. “Cheap Lies,” 2018. Photograph inkjet print; “The Vernacular Tableaux Series #1: Voice,” 2018. Video. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Sophie Bates. “Women Eating on Camera,” 2018. Accessories. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Sophie Bates. “Women Eating on Camera,” 2018. Installation with live video stream, camera, lights, t-shirts, paper bags, and snacks. Photo Lotte Stekelenburg.

Sophie Bates. “Annotation to Women Eating on Camera,” 2018. Live-stream performance view. Photo by Nick Thomas.

Sophie Bates. “Vanessa & Julian,” 2018; “Nicola & Lucy,” 2018. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Sophie Varin. Installation view. Mixed-media sculpture. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Sophie Varin. “Two Face,” 2018. Sculpture/PU resin, paint, hay, and metal. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Sophie Varin. “Salsicceria di mezzanotte,” 2018; “Fire-bellied (the attractor),” 2018; “Chien de convivialité,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Sophie Varin. “Well behaved feast,” and "The tastemakers: rabbit," 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Timur Akhmetov. “Grey Sky Made Me Orange,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Timur Akhmetov. “Grey Sky Made Me Orange,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Timur Akhmetov. “Grey Sky Made Me Orange,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Timur Akhmetov. “Grey Sky Made Me Orange,” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Victor Santamarina. “Recent Sculptures,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

Victor Santamarina. “Recent Sculptures,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Victor Santamarina, “Recent Sculptures,” 2018. Installation view. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Victor Santamarina, “Timur (retrato),” 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

“Tripping Autonomy,” Opening at De Kroon, July 6, 2018. Photo by Tor Jonsson.

“Tripping Autonomy,” Partial installation view, De Kroon. Photo by Lotte Stekelenburg.

Tripping Autonomy is the title of the 2018 Piet Zwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, platform for visual culture in Rotterdam, PZI MFA artists, and staff, guided by MAMA curator Marloes de Vries.

Autonomy is socially constructed and contingent. In a two-year MA Fine Art program that emphasizes self-direction in studio research and practice and relies on around-the-clock collective self-governance, autonomies are constantly under negotiation as art and life merge and diverge in the most significant and banal ways.

With Tripping Autonomy, the 2018 MFA graduates asserted their agency to trip the term in a group exhibition and performance program that tripped all sensory fuses.

“Tripping” means to activate, fluff, hallucinate, operate, travel with, hoist, stumble over, dance with, obsess over, get high on, activate, mess with, and release. Hence, a “tripping” autonomy is one that acknowledges and embraces the instabilities inherent to all claims for self-determination, art for art’s sake, and the desegregation of art and life.

Exhibition and performance program production by MAMA.
Venue support from De Kroon.
Project graphic design by Team Thursday.

Participating Artists

Timur Akhmetov
Sophie Bates
Shraddha Borawake
Katharina Cameron
Larisa David
Marta Hryniuk
Alexander Iezzi
Anne Kolbe
Johanna Kotlaris
George Nesbitt
Collette Rayner
Victor Santamarina
Anastasia Shin
Nick Thomas
Sophie Varin

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