Page 1


“There is a need to be playful (..) Being playful is the engine of innovation and creativity: as we play, we think about thinking and we learn how to act in new ways.” – Eric Zimmerman

“Playfulness is the shortest road to happiness” – Bernie DeKoven.

General info: Headquarters PAF14: Willem II Factory Boschveldweg 471 ’s-Hertogenbosch Ten minute walk from Central Station Tickets can be bought via our website: playfulartsfestival/com/en/tickets or at the door.


Bijna Taka Tuka Land - Puck en de Barbaren

Index 2-3 4-5 6 7 8-11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Welcome to PAF14! Word from the curators Exhibition Playful Arts Magazine (Pop-up) Playground Urban Games Starry Heavens @ SM’s (Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch) Special event: Opening Special event: Play in the Dark Special event: Playful Inspiration Day Special event: Playful Club Night Colofon, disclaimer


Welcome to Playful Arts Festival 2014! Word from the curators

Now in its second year we invite you to play with us during­this four-day event focused on playful arts. Physical games, workshops about interaction and public­ space, performances, night games, talks, live music, everything that is playful and fun makes this festival into a dynamic whole. With the theme Urban Play we will turn the historical city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch­­into a playground for people of all ages and nationalities. Through surprising cross-overs between art, play and interaction we would like to give you new experiences. We invite you to push your own boundaries together with others. Why? Art has to be seen and experienced. By doing this together we create a feeling of connectedness. By doing this in a public space we make it easily accessible for a diverse audience. The audience can jump in immediately or stand back and spectate. We believe participating in play contributes to a feeling of happiness. “Playfulness is the shortest road to happiness” – Bernie DeKoven. Maybe it is a bit daring to create a festival where everything depends on the audience: without the audience, there are no players; without the players there is no action, no game, and


no momentum. However we believe being surrounded by play will ignite that playful spark in people. “There is a need to be playful (...) Being playful is the engine of innovation and creativity: as we play, we think about thinking and we learn how to act in new ways.” – Eric Zimmerman Cross-Overs During the festival, we will combine different fields such as game and play design, interaction design, visual arts and performance to inspire the audience and designers. We aim to stimulate the creation and exploration of new cross-overs. By bringing together artists and designers from different disciplines they can be invigorated by each other’s work through which their own work can reach new heights. A game designer knows how to design playful interactive experiences like no other. An artist excels in the translation of an underlying concept to an interesting (visual) art work. The cross-overs can ultimately result in deepening gameplay or new connections with the audience. By fusing these together wonderful new works can come into existence. We invite you to join and explore this with us. Welcome! Let’s play together! Iris Peters and Zuraida Buter Curators, Playful Arts Festival


Expo Exhibition Willem II Factory | June 19 - 22* thu 16.30 – 22.00, fr 12.00 – 0.00, sa 12.00 – 0.00, su 12.00 – 18.00 hrs.

Treasure Maze - Viviane Schwarz. Photo by Double Negative Media.

Exhibition with games, interactive art installations, performances and (pop up) playground focused on the theme Urban Play, stimulating social interaction. Participants: Chantal de Wolde, Puck en de Barbaren, Nina Boas, Marloes Reijnders, Monique Hendriksen, uMove, Dansnest, Viviane Schwarz, Cindy Moorman, Blast Theory, Abner Preis, René van Engelenburg, One Life Remains, KM Team, Cateringa & Kompanen, Owen Harris, Democracia, JeanPaul Jennen & Germen Zoer, HKU, Matthijs Bosman, Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy.

* Playful Arts Exhibition - after festival | Willem II Factory June 24 - July 20 | thu - su | 12.00 - 17.00 hrs


Impression Expo

Puck en de Barbaren

Cindy Moorman

Ieke Trinks

Nina Boas

One Life Remains

Abner Preis


Playful Arts Magazine Exhibition space Willem II Factory | June 19-22

One of the PAF14 exhibition walls will become a live Playful Arts Magazine with articles, photos足, twitter stream and more. Help us create a live Playful Arts Magazine! Send us quotes, photos and videos via social media. Hashtag: #PAF14. In collaboration with DOTS Digital Arts Magazine and coordinated by Monique van de Wijdeven.


Playground Exhibition space Willem II Factory | June 19-22

Games for People | Patrick Ashe & George Buckenham

Come play on the playground at the exhibition floor! Join performances, folk games or bring your own pop-up play ideas and invite others to play with you.

Workshops & Talks Willem II Factory | June 20 + 22 fri 14.00 - 18.00 14.00 - 18.00 14.00 - 14.30 14.45 - 16.15 sun 12.15 - 13.15 13.30 - 14.30 15.00 - 16.30 16.00 - 17.00

Workshop DIY Controller: Jonatan van Hove Workshop Urban Hactivism: Sylvan Steenhuis & Florian de Riviere Talk: Charlene Putney Live Interactive Theatre: Arjen de Jong Outdoor play session: Bernard DeKoven Workshop: The Larks Live Interactive Theatre: Arjen de Jong Closing festival: Starry Heavens @ SM’s

See for more talks Playful Inspiration Day: page 15


Overview Urban Play* THURSDAY

FRIDAY

All Day All Day

All Day All Day

Dial Ulrike ad Eamon Compliant Blast Theory Save the World! - Jedidjah Julia Noomen

Dial Ulrike ad Eamon Compliant Blast Theory Save the World! - Jedidjah Julia Noomen

Location**

Location**

Markt

Kerkplein

14.00-16.00** TBA

12.00-18.00** Touched! - Owen Harris & Charlene Putney Interference - Hilary O’ Shaughnessy Heroes of Today - Lena Mechtchanova Projected Imagination - Andrew Gillan

Location

Location

TBA

Start: Willem II Factory

16.00 Balls Hoops ‘N Beats

14.00-18.00 Urban Hacktivism - Sylvan Steenhuis & Florian Rivière

* Please always check the PAF14 information desk at the Willem II Factory for the latest information. ** Games run once or twice a day. Location can change depending on the weather, designer’s request. Info at the PAF14 information desk.

Location

Location

TBA

Jansstraat/Lepelstraat

15.30-16.30 Call for Participants - Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy

13.00 Call for Participants - Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy Location Stedelijk Museum 12.00-17.00 Starry Heavens - Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi


SATURDAY

SUNDAY

All Day All Day

All Day All Day

Dial Ulrike ad Eamon Compliant Blast Theory Save the World! - Jedidjah Julia Noomen

Dial Ulrike ad Eamon Compliant Blast Theory Save the World! - Jedidjah Julia Noomen

Location**

Location**

Lucasplein

Markt

12.00-18.00** Know Your Place - The Larks Wishful Thinking - No Hidden Meaning Projected Imagination - Andrew Gillan

12.00-18.00** Know Your Place - The Larks Wishful Thinking - No Hidden Meaning Heroes of Today - Lena Mechtchanova

Location

Location

TBA

TBA

All Day Speed Gardening - Frank Loesche & Michael Straeubig

All Day Speed Gardening - Frank Loesche & Michael Straeubig

Location

Location

Kerkplein

Kerkplein

12.00-18.00 The Way I Tango - Pieter Verhees & Tet van der Donk

12.00-18.00 The Way I Tango - Pieter Verhees & Tet van der Donk Location Start: Willem II Factory 12.15-13.15 Outdoor Play Session - Bernie DeKoven

Location

-

ATM Marktstraat/Visstraat 13.00 Call for Participants - Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy Location

Location

Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum

12.00-17.00 Starry Heavens - Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi With: Live Music: 13.00, 14.00; 15.00; 16.00

12.00-17.00 Starry Heavens - Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi With: Live Music: 13.00, 14.00; 15.00; 16.00


Urban Game The Larks: Know Your Place Lucasplein June 21 / Markt June 22

Come along to watch or join in with The Larks’ interactive performance piece, Know Your Place, which pitches you – the audience – at the centre of a rigid and ridiculous social system over which you must triumph. Your social position dictates how you can move; the upper class will move freely, whilst the poorer man will have to be more creative…

Urban Game Pieter Verhees & Tet van der Donk: The Way I Tango Kerkplein June 21 & 22 12.00 – 18.00 hrs Control a giant robot wheel, explore interactions with the robot. You invite it to move. What kind of character will your robot become­? Will you be able to control the robot?


Urban Game Blast Theory: Dial Ulrike and Eamon Compliant Stationsweg 29 | 24 hrs/day

Enter a world of bombings and kidnappings in this tense work about political violence. To start go to Stationsweg 29, 5211 TV ‘s-Hertogenbosch and call the phone number which is marked on the poster. Choose whether you will be Ulrike or Eamon then hang up. Once you’re in position your phone rings: now you are the person you chose. As you hear about the progression into violence and death you stare at the everyday surroundings. Find a vantage point, linger near a doorway or to find a nearby bus stop then use your keypad to make your choices­. You hear about TV appearances, the firebombing of a supermarket and the night that Benno was shot by a cop on a demonstration. Or, as Eamon, you reflect on getting beaten by soldiers as a teenager, the killing of Ivan Toombs and your rise to the ‘Nutting Squad’ in charge of internal security for the Irish Republican Army. As Eamon and Ulrike reach the climax of their political actions, you too must make a choice. Hang up now and walk away. Or stay on the line… A version of this work – Ulrike And Eamon Compliant – was commissioned for the 53rd Venice Biennale.


Urban Game Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi: Starry Heavens Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, De Mortel 4 June 20-21-22 | 12.00 – 17.00 hrs

Starry Heavens is a large-scale physical game which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in 2011 at the Kill Screen ARCADE event. It incorporates a life-sized gameboard of steel plates and several gigantic weather balloons. It is a social and strategic game that is also a moral fable. The name of the game comes from the epitaph on Kant’s tombstone: “The Starry Heavens Above, the Moral Law Within.” A single player is the Ruler, who stands in the center, calling out “BLACK,” “WHITE,” or “GRAY” – the three colors of spaces on the grid. Other players move in unison to the color that is called, trying to banish each other, make it to the center, and depose the Ruler. The players dance around the Ruler in what looks like a stylized waltz, everyone stepping together when a new color is called. | The game will be accompanied by live musicians June 21 & 22 starting at 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00 hrs.


Opening Playful Arts Festival Special Event Willem II Factory | June 19 | 16.00 - 22.00 hrs

Dansnest

Program 16.00 Balls Hoops ‘N Beats (starts at city centre, ends at the Willem II Factory) 17.00 Word from the curators 17.10 Word from Eric Zimmerman 17.20 Interactive and multidisciplinary performance KLIK from Dansnest 17.45 DJ + play the Playful Arts exhibition 22.00 End


Play in the Dark Special Event Willem II Factory / Popstage W2 | June 20 | 22.00 – 02.00 hrs

Playing together in the dark with games, art & fun loving Djs! The groundfloor of the Willem II Factory / Popstage W2 is becoming a gigantic dark labyrinth where you can feel like Tarzan in the jungle, floating from one lightspot to the next! Get ready for an exciting evening where you can play table tennis with a hairdryer and tissue, twister with sound effects and control a dancemachine with superb projected visuals. Participants: Tom Rijntjes en Lisa Rombout, Julie Dassaud, Alejandra Huerta & Jara Lopez, Adriana Garcia, FourceLabs, Fresco Amsterdam, Dandy Unicorns, Jolande Jansen, Philipp Ehmann, MechBird, Hilary O’Shaughnessy & Nicholas Ward, Indie Bird Game Collective. Djs Waffles en Hekkla. Host: Marije de Wit (Mapije)


Playful Inspiration Day Special Event Willem II Factory | June 21 | 11.00 – 20.30 hrs

Bernard ‘Bernie’ DeKoven

During the festival there is a wide range of workshops, talks and performances for everyone to experience. On Saturday we will have a full day with talks and workshops that explore the cross-overs between gamedesign, performance and visual art. At the end of the day there will be a Live New Games Panel featuring curators, designers and performers to talk more in-depth­­about Playful Arts.

Program Playful Inspiration Day

11.00 - 12.00 12.00 - 13.00 > Break 14.00 - 14.30 14.30 - 15.00 15.00 - 15.30 > Break 16.30 - 17.00 17.00 - 17.30 17.30 - 18.00 18.00 - 18.30 > Break 19.30 - 20.30

Talk: Matt Adams Interactive Talk: Bernard DeKoven Talk: The Larks Talk: Astrid Mie Majgaard Talk & Performance: Abner Preis Talk: One Life Remains Performance: Cindy Moorman Talk: Ieke Trinks & Bernard Roddy Talk: Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi Live New Games Panel


Special event

Rob Hes

Playful Club Night Popstage W2 | Boschdijkstraat 11 | June 21 | 22.00 – 03.30 hrs

The Playful Club Night offers a variety of sounds. Expect live performances and underground vibes. LINE-UP -Main- Rob Hes (live) (Tronic, SCI+TEC), Brad Coleman (Radio Kobayashi Records, Glow Music), Losjes soundsystem (Losjes), Sugarbelly (Spatial, Glow Music), Vj Dikke Miggie -Foyer- Auxpulse (Live /w Nintendo DS), Monodeer (Live /w Nintendo Gameboy), Akemiö Grey (Heibel!)


Colofon Playful Arts Festival is an initiative by WOT & zo-ii Curators Iris Peters & Zuraida Buter Co-concept development Tessa Peters Project Manager & Advisor Jitske Blom Production manager JeanPaul Jennen Technician & Production Martijn Verhallen Office Manager Leonie de Bot Graphic Design Stephan Lerou Website Design Pascal van Gemert Urban Teaser + PAF14 Trailer Sylvan Steenhuis Filmcrew Ralfonzo i.c.w. Saskia Nelissen PR Iris Peters & Jitske Blom Social Media & Website Zuraida Buter Volunteers and Accommodation Coordinator Lisetteh Huijsmans

Many thanks to Verkadefabriek, DROPSTUFF, TanĂŠa Tajiri, Earnel Bitoria, Marloes Reijnders and all our volunteers, participants, partners and funds who made this festival possible. Initiative

Partners

Media partner

Sponsors

Disclaimer: Playful Arts Festival will not be held responsible for the loss or theft of items of any value or any injuries that occur during the festival. We do not refund, exchange or substitute tickets after purchase. If you have any questions please ask our floor manager at the Willem II Factory.


Playful Arts Festival 2014 Program  

From 19 to 22 June, the historical city of Den Bosch and the Willem II Factory will become a playground for all ages. Playful Arts Festival...