Juha van ‘t Zelfde (1979) is a half Dutch, half Finnish researcher, developer and exhibition maker working across art, music and technology. He started his career as an independent organiser and DJ of experimental electronic music in Rotterdam. From 2004-2006 he worked for Entrée, the junior associates of the Concertgebouw and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. From 2005-2008 he was responsible for organising the annual Amsterdam Museum Night. From 2006-2008 he worked as a curator of electronic music and sound art at Lantaren/Venster in Rotterdam.
The events he organised resulted in the founding of Viral Radio in 2007, an independent network for new music. With Viral Radio, Juha has been working for various institutions in Europe, amongst others Exit Festival in Novi Sad, ARCO Art Fair in Madrid, and North Sea Jazz in Rotterdam. He has organised many groundbreaking concerts at various venues in Amsterdam, like the Bimhuis, Stedelijk Museum, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Melkweg, 11, Trouw and the Paradiso.
In 2008 Juha co-founded Non-fiction, in 2009 VURB and De Verdieping, and in 2012 Shippr. As a writer he has contributed to a.o. De Volkskrant, Metropolis M, Volume and Monu. In 2012 he won De Hallen Curatorial Scholarship for his proposal DREAD - The dizziness of freedom. The exhibition will open on 6 September 2013.
Although we’re non-architects, Non-fiction is included in the new book ‘Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch Architecture’, written by Indira van ‘t Klooster and published by Trancity*Valiz, together with a.o. DUS Architects, FABRIC, Powerhouse Company, Space&matter, Superuse Studios and ZUS Architects.
Find more information here.
We’re featured in the chapter that deals with ‘performative urbanism’ and our FloriadeRadar-app, showing local interaction on social media on a map, has been highlighted.
Bureau Europa in the city of Maastricht is devoting an exhibition to the book. In addition to the offices mentioned in the book, the exhibition will include several other offices, including Rietveld Landscape and XML Architecture Research Urbanism. The opening of this exhibition/manifestation will take place on June 8 between 17 – 19 hours at Bureau Europa, Timmerfabriek, Boschstraat 9, Maastricht.
This article appeared in the Vonk section of De Volkskrant on 16 March 2013.
Video duikt overal in steeds onverwachtere vormen op. Van achter het dashboard of met de skihelm leggen we elkaar vast. Dat leidt ook tot opstand.
Door Juha van ’t Zelfde
It was impossible this year to open a newspaper or watch the news without seeing them: Drones. The unmanned airplanes are no longer only deployed by the US Army in Pakistan to ‘silently kill’ but are appearing in cities around the world as they did with the London olympics.
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Due to success, A Perfect Day Tekenshow has been extended and will remain open for an extra weekend. On Saturday 25 February and Sunday 26 February from 11-17 hrs there will be extra activities.
On Saturday and Sunday: drawing (free) and making buttons (€0,50) for children.
On Sunday: t-shirt workshop. For € 13,50 you get a t-shirt, can join the workshop and can see the entire exhibition. If you bring your own t-shirt you join for just € 7,50.
If you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, here is your chance to change that. Tickets are only 5 euros. The Parool called it “art without a pedestal“, and NRC gave it four stars. We look forward to seeing you at the Westergasfabriek this weekend.
As part of our ongoing collaboration with the renowned Ives Ensemble, we are co-hosting a concert and film screening at church De Duif, Prinsengracht 754 in Amsterdam, on Sunday 26 February from 4 till 6 PM. Tickets are 5 Euro at the door, which opens at 3:30 PM.
Thursday the 26th of January, 1000 Drawings and A Perfect Day organize 1000 Frames, a collective animation drawing event for charity. Six artists have prepared the first layers of an animation that will be completed by the visitors. The animation and drawings will be shown at the A Perfect Day exhibition in the Westergasfabriek; and afterwards the drawings will be sold at the next 1000 Drawings event. With music, drinks, interviews, animation-screenings and more.
The rest of this post is in Dutch
Tonight the trio Fennesz/Dafeldecker/Brandlmayr will make their debut performance at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. The three usual suspects from the Viennese improv scene have collaborated before on a project with David Sylvian. Christian Fennesz has made name for himself, with solo albums that are exemplary for contemporary electronic music.
This incredible trio will be supported by experimental guitarist Raphael Vanoli of the internationally renowned experimental rock duo Knalpot. Here is a brief introduction to one of the most imaginative composers of his generation.