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MOVING IN STASIS Public Programme / 8-11 April 2021

The public programme is the third and final act of Moving in Stasis. From Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th April, please join us and attend the process of unpacking and disentangling various iterations of the graduation projects online.

Within this public programme, you will have the chance to interact with original works by sixty designers, engaging with research, process, and practice in entirely new and - until this moment - unpresented formats. Through the public broadcasting of these works, Moving in Stasis offers alternative perspectives on a huge variety of topics, from narratology to modalities of care, craft choreographies to invisible architectures.

Tune in to the radio and YouTube live stream below for workshops, panel discussions, interviews, film screenings, Q&As, guided tours, and performances. We look forward to meeting you there!


"Radio Stasis" was originally established as one of two platforms through which the graduates could share their work during the Moving in Stasis public programme. Our intention was to create an open and experimental space, where contributors could reinterpret their largely visual work, to be showcased via a sound based medium.

As radio novices, your hosts Miguel, Marta, Meghan & Ceola were guided in the set up by Jack Bardwell. In the weeks leading up to the public programme we honed our skills with the production of three podcasts. Following the three acts of the exhibition, we discussed the topics of Beginnings, Liminality and Endings - from Britney to Deleuze, we covered the high, the low, and everything in between.

Radio Stasis went live on the airwaves from 9th-11th April, with shows in the morning, evening and late night. We brought Moving in Stasis to life each day with live broadcasts from the exhibition space, inviting guests to join us in person, and from a far, to chat about design and life. The graduates provided contributions which ranged from morning meditations and birthday therapy, to interviews about archives, storytelling and the anthropocene. We had live vocal workshops, and performances which explored themes of fiction and comedy in design.

All of this was held together by us, your hosts, with our delightful and witty murmurings, as we battled over the all important question - Broccoli or Cauliflower?

moving in stasis photograph exhibition installation








EXHIBITION KICK-OFF Live on Instagram @movinginstasis

Join 'The Ironing Board' for a guided tour through the softs and the wrinkles of the exhibition 'Moving in Stasis'. Tune in via the Moving in Stasis Instagram @movinginstasis

RADIO STASIS MORNINGS

Radio Stasis breakfast with your hosts
Marta, Meghan, Miguel and Ceola

10 minute guided meditation session

A short vocal session exploring resonance areas of the voice

Dani and Coline were planning to do a pirate radio. As Coline recalls - “When I called Julie to organise our venue, she told me about a squat that was interested in making a pirate radio. Dani was also interested to have one in his truck, and I thought it could be nice to put an antenna on a balloon. Then the day before coming, I realised that I didn’t hear well what Julie said on the phone. She actually said that a pirate radio was irrelevant for the people living in the squat. Join a live conversation between Radio Stasis and Coline and Dani to hear about their recent residency which took place at the LEO, a squat near Paris. A talk about heavy cutting machines, fire flames and crèmes de citrons.

There ain't no days without birthdays!! So, here is the "birthday philosopher", presenting a daily portion of birthday philosophy. Every day the birthday philosopher will host a 10 minute radio show about a certain subtopic within the birthday context.

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

This radio episode introduces the idea of trees as our survival partners. Is it possible to reconnect human and non-humans, to collaborate for mutual survival? With an example of the Anthropocene theory, that the end of the world has already happened, and vision of the capitalism crash, the episode intertwinines scenarios of our possible bond with non-humans.

An interview with fermentation artist Ines. We will explore the broad fermentation field with questions such as: do you think that bacteria can help us get through the pandemic? What is the relation between fermentation and time? What are your favourite fermentation recipes?

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

Join us in a conversation with special guests Guus Beumer and Saskia van Stein as we reflect upon the conditions and decisions that have formed ‘Moving in Stasis’. Shifting from the ‘how’ of the exhibition to the ‘what’ by expanding on the current crisis of ‘making public’, this discussion will consider possible scenarios for design exhibitions, taking into account the respective roles of institutions, designers, and the audience.

Within the current paradigm, museum doors are closed, technology multiplies and produces kaleidoscopic fragments of media-based outputs, and audiences and designers alike seek new spaces of exchange. How might we, as designers and institutions, work together to reach out, while keeping a tangible record of these fragments and gestures?

MOVING TV

MOVING TV Begins

INTERVIEW / Bump Galaxy: Mental Healthcare Metaverse is a virtual world for mental healthcare that uses a gaming environment and mechanics to facilitate therapy. This video is an explanation compilation of how it works, through a trailer, tour and therapy session demo.

PERFORMANCE / Building rubble – one of the world’s largest waste streams – is mainly downcycled for the construction of roads, the backfilling of exhausted quarries and other landscaping processes. As the seemingly valueless material is filled back into the ground, the natural landscape we quarry to create it turns into a man-made landscape that stays untouched. With ‘Soft Rubble’, Charly Blödel investigates mechanisms of value production and loss. In a performative build-up, textile containers made of Polyethylene sheet are filled manually with crushed rubble. This construction set can be filled and emptied repeatedly to create a variety of spatial configurations, becoming a tool to engage with our material surroundings and their impermanence.

INTERVIEW / The film 'Y.A.N.T.A. AS A RITUAL' will show the evolution of the use of YANTA over the course one week by Arnaud. This will be followed by a conversation between myself and Alexandra Lecart, reflecting and commenting on the benefits of YANTA in daily use. With the participation of Arnaud Schmitt and supported by Alexandra Lecart - Clinical psychologist and director of CTINT, Paris.

PERFORMANCE / Intended as a companion to ‘Archiving the Embodied I’ this short activation demonstrates the contrast between what we see when we watch a craftsperson working with material, vs what we see when we isolate the embodied knowledge required to work with the material itself. We must always question where we place value; on the outcome, which might limit the imagination - or the process, which continues to produce new knowledges.

PERFORMANCE / The Attention Lab is an ongoing project that investigates the feeling of information overload in order to build infrastructures for a sustainable relationship between the self and digital information. The team is currently working on an application that uses eye-tracking methods to construct digital perceptual landscapes that make it possible to explore your own attentional focus.

PERFORMANCE / How can storytelling and playfulness mediate a misunderstanding? 'Control of a Story' presents a silent dialogue between two people, moderated by ambiguous prompts. Positioning the conversation on a third layer, knowledge of reality is challenged and translated using physical elements as a language to reinforce empathic capacity.

WORKSHOP / Made of Stories Remade' is an updated iteration of a thesis project that investigated where design research and storytelling intersect. This iteration is in the form of a pre-recorded performative lecture, the outcome of a previous open studio event. In Made of Stories the fields of Nuclear Semiotics, Language Preservation and the formal study of Narrative are juxtaposed in order to create a new story with a view to the transmission and archiving of design research projects.

PERFORMANCE / Design Paradise is a tale of the life and spirit of objects. Despite their very material and physical quality, objects help us access an invisible world. We can understand the phenomena of granting agency to objects through the study of philosophy and phenomenology. Anthropology and archaeology demonstrate that since we started making objects, we have invited material cognition and consciousness. As objects became more and more complex, they have slowly escaped human control. We made objects. Objects made us. The project is presented through animation. In addition to being a moving image technique, animation is an ideal animist tool, lending an “anima” to objects, bringing things to life.

PERFORMANCE / A short documentary capturing the essence, pace and approach of disassembling (electronic) products.

PANEL DISCUSSION / This talk provides commentary on the making of 'Moving In Stasis', including the process, doubts, hopes, and intentions of the exhibition as a whole. As the exhibition is created, curated, and produced by the MA graduates themselves, this talk is an open invitation to all those who have contributed behind the scenes.

RADIO STASIS EVENINGS

Radio Stasis evenings with your hosts
Marta, Meghan, Miguel and Ceola

The identity of the region - stasis and movement embodied in a singular archetype. Static, millenia old olive trees, and thousands of seasons, generations of hands with their olive coloured veins, all visible whenever you gaze towards the Puglian groves.

Words I am trying to find, words I thought I found.

This interview with Silvio Lorusso is part of an on-going research on design education through the tales of the protagonists. Over the course of the exhibition, 12 disposable cameras are dispatched to a curated number of graduates to document their living/working conditions six months after graduation. The photos collected will be edited into a photo essay and this interview will be transcribed as a juxtaposition. Together, the field work seeks to address and reflect upon questions concerning the performativity of labour, the staged optimism, the privilege of time and the commodification of the radical.

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

MOVING CINEMA

MOVIE / The sense of smell plays a crucial role in ordering life, creating distinctions between access and wealth and a method of behaviour modification. Coltrane McDowell’s three-video installation features case studies from Kenya, exploring different dimensions of olfaction; from the luxury scented rose economy affected by the global pandemic to informal alcohol brewers in one of Nairobi’s settlements and an analysis of the aforementioned settlement and its adjacent neighbourhoods using advanced fragrance technology. Each video works with accompanying scents developed on-site and a third olfactory reconstruction based on data collected in Nairobi. These elements are part of a larger body of work on smell as a lens for design research.

MOVIE / The ‘Re-Birth’ installation stands on ashes scattered on the land in Puglia, southern Italy. These are the ashes of olive trees that made Puglia one of the mildest climates in the world. Olives are a major economy here, but the trees are now heavily affected by the deadly Xylella bacterium, a disease that travelled more than 10,000 kilometres before reaching Puglia. What will happen to the ritual of harvesting when these trees die? Working with harvesting tools to explore possibilities for new rituals, the installation is combined with a performance that invites a collective rethinking of our relationship with the landscape and community. 'Rebirth-trauma as a performative process' is a performance that reactivated a harvest that is no longer part of this territory, reviving memories that are still part of the community’s identity. In this way, Roberta Di Cosmo explores how to live with trauma and use mourning as a resource for rebirth.

MOVIE / The Biophilia theory claims that humans have an urge to connect with other life forms and that the love for nature is deeply rooted within our genes. But how do we connect to real nature when we spend most of our lives in highly urbanized, synthetic environments? ‘Solastalgia’ plays with this inherent contradiction. It provides an online therapeutic service for those who cannot handle the stress caused by their craving for nature and the fears it can cause. A therapist guides the client through a series of therapeutic video sessions to tackle their growing alienation from nature.

MOVIE / Monopoly is a short film about the privatisation of the biggest port of Greece, Piraeus. It is a search for information and connection, documenting talks with locals, looking critically at news publications and taking part in a dialogue with the locals to discuss their worries for their future.

MOVIE / Underneath Another Moon/别有洞天' presents a household in an imaginary Chinese Concession district, which demonstrates a speculative history holding a mirror to Western modernity.

MOVIE / The video highlights how fossil fuel majors and countries are taking advantage of the effects of climate change – from the thinning of sea ice to establish new trade routes, to melting of the permafrost, allowing the construction of heavy infrastructure – to expand the markets for their produce.

MOVIE / Nightclubs become a parasite that purged its host of its excesses to find the elements it needed to thrive. A club with no walls, it occupies the urban symbols of political and social oppression. It unfolds itself in the streets, in order to become visible. The parasite nightclub sheds light on the disappearance of these spaces, claiming back the right to nightclubbing. Parasitic nightclubs are embodied in the act of protesting, creating a temporary autonomous zones, existing momentarily as a nomadic, independent enclave with agreed borders. This approach to club culture allows clubbers to grieve from the loss of nightclubs, but also to bring back the desire of protecting club culture.

RADIO STASIS DJ NIGHTS

Late night tunes with Marek

RADIO STASIS MORNINGS

Radio Stasis breakfast with your hosts
Marta, Meghan, Miguel and Ceola

10 minute guided meditation session

A short vocal session exploring resonance areas of the voice

'The Spirit of Things' is a short radio segment situating and expanding on François Chambard’s two projects - Design Paradise and its sequel, Angels. Prompted by a piece of radio anthology, the 1959 interview on French radio of Gaston Bachelard for the introduction of his now cult book ‘The Poetics of Space’, François’ radio segment refers to different recordings of writers reflecting on the invisible and immaterial qualities of space and objects within. The age-old inquiry is at the centre of Design Paradise and Angels. Those two projects, while referring to philosophy and phenomenology, take a simpler avenue by understanding the consciousness of objects through the history of making and one of the key instrument of design, the mould.

There ain't no days without birthdays!! So, here is the "birthday philosopher", presenting a daily portion of birthday philosophy. Every day the birthday philosopher will host a 10 minute radio show about a certain subtopic within the birthday context.

How to host a radio show without actually hosting a radio show...

This episode introduces possible forms of bonds with non-humans and watchfulness lessons. It explores what contacts of Kogi Tribe with Aluna have in common with anthropology, talking trees and dogs speaking through buttons.

A live tour & performance from spatial artist and designer Jack Bardwell, followed by a discussion about radio and the use of fiction in design.

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

Kairos Me is an experiential sound journey from Blanca, Spain. During a two month residency in Blanca, Ceola explored the soundscape and landscape by exercising deep listening, taking field recordings and experimenting with the voice. Through this embodied and empirical research, she reflected on her interrelation and struggle with the demands of time and the persistent reminder of its passing. She also pondered over the relation between sound and space and thinking of sound as matter capable of holding onto, transforming and archiving time. Originally performed as a live, improvised radio broadcast, this work now exists as a recording of the original broadcast. Music with: Mariana Carvalho, Lilith NikoLFO, and Ceola Tunstall-Behrens. Text on Chronos and Kairos time read from: Pip Pip, by Jay Griffiths Page 20 - 21.

MOVING TV

MOVING TV Begins

INTERVIEW / A screening of a video of the bacterial restaurant and food. This will be followed by an explanation of the vision and process of the project by the designer.

PANEL DISCUSSION / A Symposium on the state of the scent industry, the narratives portrayed in luxury perfume, and the hidden labour and tethered economies attached to these narratives. It also offers a moment to share in our agreed enthusiasm on the subject.

PERFORMANCE / "Visibility in the cultural field is deeply linked to its modes of representation and communication. By quoting the media theorist Marshall McLuhan and his omnipresent phrase “the medium is the message”, the architect and writer Sam Jacobs reminds us that the frames through which we look at design are not transparent; they are mechanisms that construct design culture around the mass of manufactured objects we produce. “Perhaps then the source of contemporary design condition it is not the contemporary design itself but the media that communicates it.” As a consequence, by looking at the trend of design projects entering exhibition spaces, museums and magazines, in their online and offline versions, share more than a few similarities, in particular the one of building narratives that function as a specific kind of design media." Excerpt from thesis research, ‘THE EXhibition COMPLEX’, Chapter: ‘What I see’ - ‘Museum as media’.

GUIDED TOUR / The Bump Galaxy Tour is a 15-minute video of highlights from Marta & Miguel's trip to the Bump Galaxy multiverse. Watch them meditate, unpack their dreams and talk about love and relationships.

WORKSHOP / 'Remaking Made of Stories' is an open studio event that revisits a thesis project on design research and story telling. In this session, the original project is unpicked in order to reassemble its constituent pieces into a type of performative lecture. Through this process, research threads are exposed in the search of new methods of transmitting and publishing research-based projects.

WORKSHOP / A workshop exploring the human voice and the interior choreography of sounding.

The participatory workshop will start with an introduction to the mechanisms of the human voice followed by a physical and vocal warm up. Ceola will then guide participants through exercises in sounding where they will be asked to imagine and move their voice through various interior resonance spaces (head, throat & chest). These exercises draw on Ceola's research into Joan LaBarbara, overtoning and Nada Yoga, as well as vocal sessions taken with Alwynne Pritchard. Through this practice Ceola reflects on the power of the voice and how sound can hold space.

PERFORMANCE / As part of the series 'Unstable Manners'

PERFORMANCE / 'The Metamorphosis' presents video research dealing with the exploration of intuitive practices and emotional expressiveness of the physical work, which transforms the design icon.

PERFORMANCE / Recorded during the ‘production-period’ of the exhibition Moving In Stasis, this film depicts the satisfying functionality of the machine ‘The Surfactant Continuum’. With the halls of Gallery3 void of an audience due to the coronavirus pandemic, the machine is only to be viewed and understood by a representation that is captured and created by the machine itself. A 3-axis camera mounted at the core produces a depiction of seemingly perfect functionality, a satisfying circular system: at least from within the frame of the lens.

RADIO STASIS EVENINGS

Radio Stasis evenings with your hosts
Marta, Meghan, Miguel and Ceola

As part of the collaborative project, 'Writing on Air', Zeniya Vreugdenhil and Michael Bojkowski will read extracts from the produced writings. This will be followed by a conversation with fellow graduates who use storytelling as a methodology within their own practice, exploring the use of fiction in design to mediate and occasionally destabilise realities.

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

Through conversation, Sofia and Colette analyze and dissect the sonic elements from soundscapes, runway mixes and other music related to fashion affairs that explore world-building.

A discussion about the relations and connections between humans and nature in the anthropocene, with a focus on the recent underestimation of this complex relationship.

MOVING CINEMA

This short documentary starts with the designer's own personal interests and tracks the story of human remains that he accidentally acquired.

MOVIE / 'Microbe Mate' is a fictional company which provides microbe pet service and shows their users‘ experience. Humans first began developing relationships with non-human animals in the Mesolithic period, more than 10,000 years ago. As technology has advanced, mankind has been able to discover more species and even communicate and live with some of them. Does our relationship with non-human species need to change? Is it time to re-evaluate how we interact with animals? This project presents a possible future in which humans dominate microorganisms and raise them as pets. It uses fiction to explore the emotions, contradictions and dilemmas in our relationships with other species, questioning a dynamic that has been unchallenged for a long period of human history.

www.microbe-mate.com

MOVIE / Sometimes theory is not enough to justify the dynamic of a relationship, and our instinct is often biased by prejudiced filters that interfere with our perception of others and create hierarchies. There is no possible or impossible, but a set of different perspectives, and we must learn how to shift from one to another with more flexibility. Starting with a personal experience, Matilde Patuelli presents an analogy for bipolar disorder, narrated through three different perspectives, giving an expressive form to ambiguous feelings and emotions.

MOVIE / ‘Archiving the Embodied I’ is the first outcome of an ongoing research; investigating and digitally documenting embodied knowledge held within the body, learnt through the practice of resilient Craft skill. Through recalling, rehearsing and performing the inherent gestural choreographies Craft practices produce, the body is situated as an active intersection of understanding, inquiry and knowledge production. This film is autographical; exploring the lived experience of a contemporary female Weaver, engaging in an ancient bodily practice.

MOVIE / 'Eindhoven' is a film that deals with the idea of using public space an alternative platform for communication, amongst other subjects.

RADIO STASIS DJ NIGHTS

An investigation into the imagery evoked by & attributed to the EU urban periphery.
Tracklist:
Welcome - Hatik
Extract from 'Hexagone' by Malik Chibane
Rozzi - Paky
Extract from 'Designing Urban Seclusion' by Loi Wacquant
Deux Frères - PNL
Extract from 'Clique X Sofiane'
Ciny - Sfera Ebbasta
Extract from 'Villeneuve, le Rêve Brisé' (Envoyé Spécial, France 2)
Des Malades - Sofiane
Extract from 'Clique X Sofiane'
Notre Dame - Neima Ezza
Vréalité - Kekra Feat Niska
Lingerie - Tedua Feat Sfera Ebbasta
N'tiekar - Dinos
Fashion Week RMX - Tedua Feat Sofiane
Extract from 'Left of Black' by Mark Anthony Neal featuring Fred Moten
Les Princes de la Ville - 113

Late night tunes with Bobbie

RADIO STASIS MORNINGS

Radio Stasis breakfast with your hosts
Marta, Meghan, Miguel and Ceola

10 minute guided meditation session

A short vocal session exploring resonance areas of the voice

There ain't no days without birthdays!! So, here is the "birthday philosopher", presenting a daily portion of birthday philosophy. Every day the birthday philosopher will host a 10 minute radio show about a certain subtopic within the birthday context.

How to host a radio show without actually hosting a radio show...

The creative director once said "there's nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly" — Here's a list of things a butterfly can't do.

It's a Sunday afternoon in Paris. I am playing some music I enjoy.

10min audio track from a film telling a personal story of pre-conceptions and misunderstandings around women and textile production

The audio records a person praying to the car god with inspiring words while a "drifting ritual" is happening. The Car God originated in China, with the intention of blessing good driving. This ritual gives the car god a new meaning: to encourage and guide people to trace back the initial sense of autonomy that first drew them to driving. "Drifting ritual" takes wandering with the wheel object on the road, garage or parking lots as an autonomous method to resist the alienation in the car world.

Join us to hear favourite recipes and songs from the Z Bar - Design Academy Eindhoven's much-loved cafeteria.

Join us for the final moment of Radio Stasis. Where we will reminisce, reflect and share some final anecdotes from the exhibition.

MOVING TV

MOVING TV Begins

INTERVIEW / 'Archiving Boredom' is a film that deals with my perception of lockdown and with the way we can cohabit with our domestic space.

INTERVIEW / Video commentary on documentary methodologies for current issues. On-field research, interviews, open-source tools, OSINT techniques, citizen journalism, personal storytelling, or fact-based documentation? Which method can be more effective? Through the analysis of their short documentaries, Cinzia and Angelina present two different approaches in tackling topics like civil conflicts, arms trade, giant corporations, and local port privatizations.

PERFORMANCE / From the construction of sound effects with a microphone and a cassette player, I activate personal and collective memories of Spain in the late 90s.

PERFORMANCE / Building rubble – one of the world’s largest waste streams – is mainly downcycled for the construction of roads, the backfilling of exhausted quarries and other landscaping processes. As the seemingly valueless material is filled back into the ground, the natural landscape we quarry to create it turns into a man-made landscape that stays untouched. With ‘Soft Rubble’, Charly Blödel investigates mechanisms of value production and loss. In a performative build-up, textile containers made of Polyethylene sheet are filled manually with crushed rubble. This construction set can be filled and emptied repeatedly to create a variety of spatial configurations, becoming a tool to engage with our material surroundings and their impermanence.

PERFORMANCE / This video shows the daily rituals of a nomad who moves in and out of a new place, and the interactions with her possessions.

WORKSHOP / ‘Writing on Air’ consists of a series of fiction writings, in which non-speculative narratives are developed out of themes surrounding territory, control, security, and the intangible structures that shape and are shaped by these fields. This writing workshop consists of an open document with a series of experimental writing prompts for participants to respond to.

PERFORMANCE / The video documents a "drifting ritual", which takes wandering with the wheel object as an autonomous method to resist the alienation in the car world. It ooccured throughout Het Nieuwe Instituut, a road and a garage.

PERFORMANCE / A video installation with live feeds of satellite frequencies.

GUIDED TOUR / Join us for a tour from Gallery 3 By You with Guus Beumer and Graduates. During the tour they reflect on the shifting role of design and the making of exhibitions during the pandemic.