Ferrotopia Evening Expedition #4: an evening about material and power

Ferrotopia Evening Expeditions
Ferrotopia is an art installation at the Amsterdam NDSM shipyard, a ‘gesamtskunstwerk’ and pop-up museum in one. The art installation of Atelier van Lieshout is an ode to iron (ferro = iron) and consists of a collection of characteristic buildings grouped around a central square.
Following the principle of head, heart and hands, programme-makers Joost Janmaat (Partizan Publik) and Rieke Vos (Stichting NDSM-werf) take their audiences on an expedition into the world of iron. Concrete presentations will accompany expeditions, tasting sessions, music, poetry and other arts.

Date: 20 October, 19:30-22:00
Price: €5,- / Passe-partout for 5 lectures €20,-

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25 October | Take these shackles off my feet so I can dance: an evening all about material and power
Objects are silent witnesses to history. Access to particular materials has had a determinative effect on the power relations between different groups. During this evening, we will zoom in on the influence of iron and the mining industry, how these have influenced the industrial and colonial history of the Netherlands and what role this plays in the maintenance of inequality and denial of freedom. Who, historically, had the greatest access to and use of steel, and what did they do with it? And how is the situation now?


6 September |the sixth sense: a night on magnetism
20 September | Welcome to the new iron age: on cyborgs and sci-fi
4 October | Domestikator: an evening about bestiality
8 November | the things take over: an evening on the anvil

Location: Ferrotopia (NDSM-Square)

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