2 Oct 2021 Starts at: 7:30 p.m. Location: Garage Rotterdam

This nocturnal edition of Brandstof, in response to the exhibition The Great Invocation, is an event with contributions by artist Ruchama Noorda, Linder Sterling, Ewoud van Rijn and Dr. Tessel M. Bauduin.

Dr. Tessel M. Bauduin kicks off the evening with a brief lecture entitled ‘The Castle Problem: reflections on automatism and other dimensions in modern and contemporary art’. Bauduin will explore, together with the audience, how ‘automatisms’ remains relevant today within (contemporary) art. Ewoud van Rijn will take over and give a short introduction on his new publication, made especially in conjunction with his works in the exhibition.

In the second part, Garage Rotterdam presents And the space like a root, a new moving image work by Linder Sterling, made for The Great Invocation. In this work, Linder takes vintage softcore pornography as a raw material, activating and obscuring it with a process called 'mantic staining'. Ruchama Noorda concludes the evening with presenting Rx, a performative PowerPoint presentation. Derived from the Latin word ‘recipere’, the title refers to Rx as used in electronics and telecommunications for ‘the receiver’, but also refers to the medical term for a doctor’s prescription. The PowerPoint presentation is associated with corporate offices and academic institutions, the stuff of proposals and sales pitches. Here, Noorda hijacks the format and uses it for higher, spiritual purposes.

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