Residency at Rib featuring Frans-Willem Korsten
15. & 16.10.2019, 18.10.2019
Amsterdam-based flautist and sound artist Tatiana Rosa will explore the acoustic possibilities of the Rib building during a Amsterdam-based flautist and sound artist Tatiana Rosa will explore the acoustic possibilities of the Rib building during a four-day residency in the space. Taking as a starting point the aerodynamic connection between the Dutch Fluyt, a 17th-century cargo ship and the flute, the artist will focus on exploring the potential flute acoustic of the Rib building by amplifying and manipulating the wind frequencies in and around the building itself and bridge these elements with the sound world of the Rotterdam harbour.
The result of this exploration will come to life in four live events that will happen during a period of sound and movement experimentation in the space, exploring with voice, pipes and other materials, the acoustic possibilities available from the perspective of a sound designer, instrument maker and flautist.
Embodying Rib #1 | Sound Installation
On the first day, Tatiana Rosa will be exploring the sound sources offered by Rib by means of recording and transforming the soundscape of the building itself and its surrounding space. At 17:00 doors will open for people to experience the amplification and transformation of this sound material inside the gallery space and witness the results of the research led that day.
Embodying Rib #2 | Guided sound/movement interaction with the space
On the second day, Rosa won’t focus on the sounds that are produced by the building itself but on exploring how to produce new sounds with what the building has to offer. Having in mind the geographical context of the space, great part of this research will connect with the sound of the wind and how that can be transposed to breath, pipes and flutes. At 17:00 doors will be open for a guided sound/movement interaction with the space.
Embodying Rib #3 | Lecture/performance
The interventionist flute by Frans-Willem Korsten and Tatiana Rosa
On the third day, Rosa will be accompanied by Frans-Willem Korsten who will perform a script he has developed for this event titled The interventionist flute.
Embodying Rib #4 | Performance by Tatiana Rosa
Tatiana Rosa will do a small performance around the work and research developed from her residency at Rib. This performance will focus on Rib’s intrinsic and extrinsic qualities as an instrument in itself and the relationship established between the space and a human body. By the end of the performance there will be a designated time for Q&A around the performance and the work developed during the residency.
Tatiana Rosa (1991) is a Portuguese audiovisual artist and flute player that has dedicated herself into developing multidisciplinary performances. Currently based in Amsterdam, she finished her masters degree in Live Electronics in the Conservatory in 2017. She has been regularly collaborating with dancers, actors and directors in the development of performances where she assumes the role of flutist, sound designer and visual artist. In her own creations she has been majorly dedicated in the development of works in which the musicians take a part in the theatrical expressions making use of movement, voice and electronic extensions. She is a founding member of Trash Panda Collective, Queens of Noise and Ensemble mpmp.
Frans-Willem Korsten holds the endowed chair Literature and Society at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication since 2007. He is associate professor at the department of Film and Literary Studies at LUCAS – Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society since 1998, and with the Piet Zwart Institute since 2013. He published Lessen in Literatuur (Lessons in Literature, 3rd edition 2009) and worked extensively on baroque theatricality with Vondel belicht (2006), All inclusive (2007), Sovereignty as Inviolability (2009) and as co-editor of Joost van den Vondel: Dutch Playwright in the Golden Age (2012). He edited several special issues of journals and published widely on literature, art and issues of capitalism, law and justice. He was chair of the section Letters of the Dutch Council of Culture and was member of advisory committees, with NWO and the Norwegian Research Council. He was responsible for the NWO internationalization program Precarity and Post-Autonomia: The Global Heritage, working together with Joost de Bloois (University of Amsterdam). Together with Yasco Horsman (University Leiden) and a number of PhD students he is currently working on the role of literature and art at the limits of the law.