No Patent Pending #33

May 4, 2018
iii workspace, Willem Dreespark 312, The Hague
Doors open at 19:30, program starts at 20:00 sharp
Entrance €5.-
Free for We Are Public members

Artists: Dianne Verdonk, Nina Essendrop, Fiona Lee, Matthias König and others

No Patent Pending is a nomadic performance series presenting radical interdisciplinary practices that engage with sound, image, space and the body. Imagining new tools to articulate everyday phenomena, extending the body, remapping sense perceptions, hacking and reinventing existing media and codes, creating time and space for events which find their preferred storage medium in the memory of participants.

Dianne Verdonk – performer, composer and instrument developer – seeks the ultimate, personal form of musical expression in the creation and performance of electroacoustic music. For years, she operated within different contexts as a double bass- and cello player, but her craving for making and performing electronic music roused her to start the creation of La Diantenne, an electronic instrument to realize her personal needs for expression.

Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a masters degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. Nina is an active player in the Nordic Larp community. She has designed and produced blackbox larps, freeform games, large scale-larps, audience inclusive larps and larp festivals and she has collaborated with artists in both Europe and New York. She has designed and run workshops, larps, performances and interactive theatre pieces at among others Transmediale 2016 (Berlin, Germany), Momentum: The 8th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art (Moss, Norway), The Flea Theatre (New York, US), Dome of Visions (Århus, Denmark) and Ormston House (Limmerick, Ireland)

Born in Hong Kong, Fiona Lee‘s works of art are derived from the intersection between installation and performance. Listening creates an important connection between Fiona and the world; this is when she feels the movement of every single moment. She believes her art creations represent the progress she is making in exploring and accepting her own and others’ possibilities.

Matthias König is an artist and a musician/producer, based in The Hague (NL). His work is defined in sculptures, installations, drawings and music, but most of the time it‘s a symbiosis of these elements. His artistic practice is based on the creation of compositions with a specific acoustic and physical interaction, where form and sound coexist. The playful, unpredictable aspects of this interaction has his main interest. The specific qualities of music like tone, dynamics, rhythm, timbre and its swiftly immateriality create the poetic counterpart of the physical and visual. With a visual and more or less static space for the quick and fleeting properties of time — as such almost stretched towards infinity — he creates an oscillating experience of constant change. The ambiguity in the sensory perception is an open invitation to explore an audible and visual space, where time seems to evaporate.

No Patent Pending #33 is presented with the support of Stroom Den Haag, Gemeente Den Haag and the Creative Industries Fund NL in collaboration with DCR guest studios and Stichting WD4X.