▶ Thursday April 1 Fill In the Blanks
The Daedaleum Cursor with The Supernumeraries performs Semapherics (Live Transmissions): Distress Signals
A live collision of three simultaneous locations recently utilized by The Warp for performance events: the glass house in the Amtelpark, the Archive Terrain behind the old city archive building built around an expanding performance by the Supernumeraries (Maria Mavridou, Stefania Petroula, Manuela Lucia Tessi, Izabela Pacewicz-Wysocka). The Daedaleium Cursor resuscitates its original work of recreating the Kunstkapel as a human scale Zootrope in which the Distress Signals are adumbrated and transmitted.
Underwriter’s Laboratory performs White Out Terminus: Tests
The Underwriter’s Laboratory performs precisely what its original namesake has carried out for more than one hundred years: the testing of the potential of the Kunstkapel for sound and vision: its strengths and its weaknesses. These recording tests will play a crucial role in the upcoming augmented reality recreation of the actual space and sound of the Kunstkapel. Each experiment is set in the context of a white limbo and many of these tests will find their way into the upcoming online series Then Again: Not so Much a Program, More a Way of Life. Members of the Underwriter’s Laboratory include Christopher Wrener, Dara Navi, Bastien Calla, and Ithey Cornish.
A Meme Splice, Cultivator performs White Balances: Diffusions
The very white space of the Kunstkapel is invariably subjected to a succession of white balances in every visual recording made there. This performance is made up of the increase of whitening elements of light and whitening elements of sound and their gradual subtraction. In this process comes about an intense attention to gradations of sight and sound. With the participation of Gordon Isaacs and Morey Frobisher.
▶ Saturday April 3 Spring Torrents (Night Clock Limits)
The Daedaleum Cursor performs Torrential
A collection of layered history of Kunstkapel imagery is layered into a live transmission /torrent that rapidly compresses all projects into a night clock passage that cycles through its material at regular intervals based on programming algorithms. This performance will act online during night clock hours simultaneously with those below.
The Orientation Conservancy Project perform Acculturation Exam Diffusions
The Orientation Conservancy unites the efforts of many artists who have worked in the Kunstkapel over the years. Performances of the acculturation exams begun previously on the Archive Terrain during Some Vast Grey Area and in the kunstkapel as part of Spring Quandary in Spring 2020 as now reobserved from position three times removed as another kind of “third world”…..these acculturations (texts, drawings, performances somehow redolent of eastern culture emerging in new contexts) are now seen as recordings to be remixed and recombined into loops that reintegrate in the circular space of the kunstkapel. A custom online version is being perfected. Participants include Sindra Morrel , Rithy Ambon, Cora Akan Gal, and Shiri Ristelhuber,
The Chronic performs The Volatile Market of Secret Shares
The Chronic reverses its regular focus on broadcast information into a narrow cast mirror of secret sharing. The process of information becomes quarantined and secret, determined to share its realities with a consciously narrowing public body. This results in a collection of alternate audio visual reality checks occurring throughout the Amsterdam lockdown and night clock offered as alternative news network. These secret shares periodically break into the ongoing Torrent during the night clock hours. The group includes Brian McKenna, Robbie Musselwaite and Abbie Matthews.
▶ Friday April 9 Back to the Drawing Board
Tensegrity Co-Op performs Prospective Renovations
A series of audio-visual experiments to consider even more unlikely renovations to the Kunstkapel chamber in response to the coming plan to radically remake the eccentric Kunstkapel space to function in a more utilitarian fashion as a music conservatory space. Projections of these idiosyncratic plans crisscross through the space and will be further developed for inclusion within the augmented reality recreation of the Kunstkapel on other sites later in the year. Tensegrity Co-Op currently includes Ettiene Minoury, Pascal Wissolu, Hubert Foure, Jacqueline Basset and Darcy Garnier.
The Mutual performs A Third Timer Bounce Down
Inspired by the original concept of sound mixing by “bouncing down” tracks The Mutual initiates a work based on the Kunstkapel which bounces down a series of actions and sounds which gradually fills up the Kunstkapel space with a increasingly dense image of space and time occurring live in the space while simultaneously projected on the walls. Performed by Irene Fera Wood and Steina Phipps.
Blank Stereo Type performs Night Clock Surveillances: The Old Sourdough Bakery
A live camera multiple projection surveillance of the now vacated bakery space in the basement of the Kunstkapel building formerly occupied by Restaurant AS. As usual with Blank Stereo Type a curious narrative develops through the use of opticals involving objects and light tricks and foley sounds. A series of uncanny events seems to take place in what would seem to be an empty silent space. The ensemble includes Severin Vaughan, Jacqueline Basset and Darcy Garnier.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙥 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗕𝗢𝗔𝗥𝗗 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟭 – 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭
AudioVisualSpatial interdisciplinary performances in a 360 degree round immersive space live and online
The Warp presented its seasonal program of AudioVisualSpatial works in the Kunstkapel with Springboard. Springboard is defined as a beginning from which an enterprise is launched and this can remind us that The Warp perpetually begins again with every new assembly of projects while; suggesting not only the “jumping off point” of inspiration artists and performers are taking from the Kunstkapel location but also from the altered realities with which we live and the current Coronavirus restrictions. A series of programs combining several projects were presented live in the location and online following current requirements in the period from April 1 to April 25.
Springboard is divided into two sections:
April 1 to April 9: The Place In Itself: These are Springboard experiments with the Place: a series of projects originally initiated at the Kunstkapel previously are resuscitated to contemplate the space through a series of tests and experiments pointed toward future developments that include the recreation of the space as an augmented reality.
April 14-25: A Personal Place to Be: These are Springboard experiments with the Personal: commencing with the Final performance of the Springboard workshop of the Borderline Proxy, a series of projects are developed and presented that explore more personal creative relationships with the location with broader implications of creativity that continues beyond the breeding space. It is perhaps not even an irony that two of these projects are concentrated on actual pregnancy.