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Nuit Blanche Amsterdam 2011 / UPDATE

Just because Amsterdam most exciting night of the year is coming closer,  Nuit Blanche (literally White Night, All-Nighter or Sleepless Night in French) Amsterdam. Nuit Blanche is an all night long artfestival that takes you on june 18th on an urban expedition by night. We give you an update of this years program and event details;

Nuit Blanche Amsterdam 2011
7 location
12 hours (19.00 – 07.00)
passe partout TICKET 12 euro (BUY!)
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1. Experimental music & photo exhibition / location: Brakke Grond
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A wide range of musicians will be installed, especially for the festival night. At the Brakke Grond you will help the Flemish band Kapotski build an interactive music installation made out of worn-out kitchen appliances, old vacuum cleaners and converted record players. Donate all your bad bargains and broken power tools and witness how they become part of a musical machine full of industrial noise and unexpectedly beautiful sounds!

At the same time, the photo exhibition (Re): TILT shows how human manages to remain standing in the midst of chaos. All the works on display are by talented photography students from Breda, Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent. In another area, SLAVE, better known as the organisation behind the extravagant parties at the Supperclub, presents their Arts and Culture Program. Expect the unexpected from this platform for artists, filmmakers, musicians, writers, poets and everything in between. The afterparty with the cutting edge DJ line-up by KISS Escort, guarantees you will dance the night away.
2. Eddie The Eagle / location: Magna Plaza
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Eddie the Eagle Shopping Center introduces the Post shopping, where expertise and creativity are not on sale, but based on personal growth.

Nuit Blanche linked the Eddies to the Magna Plaza,… which proved successful! Not only for one night they will withdraw this temporary artistic warehouse, but for the entire month of June! Expect previews, premieres of exhibitions, workshops, performances and theater. It’s all about gaining experience: ‘products’ can be purchased and fair physical and mental prices will be asked. An economic model in which experience will be exchanged, shared and paid. You can visit the Shopping Center in the Magna Plaza during regular opening hours in the month of June. Tickets for Nuit Blanche will be for sale on location as well

3. Crack Light District / location: metro station of the North/South-line at the Rockin.

For everyone who has ever played with the shutter of a camera, but never realized what the opportunities are. Join a Light Art workshop in the metrostation at the Rockin.
For inspiration you can go to location nr 2; Magna Plaza (which is on a walking distance) which shows an exhibition by world’s best light painting artists.
Camera and toold, do it yourself!

5. North by Northwest / location: (new) Eye Film Institue
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The EYE Film Institute Netherlands will soon be located at the IJ-promenade in Amsterdam-North. The new building happens to be located where the gallows used to be in mediaeval Amsterdam. During a sneak preview performance in the brand new EYE building a cinematic initiationrite is being held every half hour to scare away any possible demons.
In a Dome next to the building, Subbacultcha presents acts and music with films chosen by Eye. One of the highlights is Amsterdam based noise-sample duo The Moi Non Plus, live re-scoring David Lynch’s surrealistic debut Eraserhead (1977).

5. Guerrilla Restaurant / location: secret

During Nuit Blanche Amsterdam their will food all the night according to three shifts. The first one starts at 19.00, the second shift starts at 23.00 and the last one, for the always hungry people, at 03.00.
What will be cooked, the location and who will entertain the guests is top secret. Tickets are for sale at Café Struik (Rozengracht 160) from May 12th!

For sure theres’ much more to come!

So if you wanne know what to do june 18th make sure you follow them on facebook or check the photo overview of Nuit Blanche Amsterdam 2010

Appelsap preferred line-up

Just because Amsterdam hiphop festival Appelsap is making a next move, asking visitors an entrance fee for this summer edition.
With this bag of money they will give an answer to last year critics as nasty ass toilets and long queues fror drinks and entrance.

Recap Appelsap 2010:

We hope they won’t forget to take care bout their line-up. We did ask for some names last year, and will ask for it again. After last years Theophilus London and CLIPSE our preferred line-up (20k? looking at new partner MTV with a sad face) for this year is;

David Dallas


Chiddy Bang

Diggy Simmons

Mickey Factz

W. Eugene Smith – More Real than Reality

Just because we visited the photo expo ‘More Real than Reality’ of photographer W. Eugene Smith. Smith can be seen as the founder of the photo essay and is considered one of the masters of modern photojournalism. He created some of the most wellknown images of war ever made, published in Life magazine. Smith black and white photo’s are known because of the strong complicity and the actual social themes.Amsterdam based photomuseum FOAM (www.foam.nl) shows his most important series including The Country Doctor (1948), the photo (of which he says it’s his best) of his children and others.
The Country Doctor can be seen as the first photo-storie in journalism. Other series FOAM offers are Nurse Midwife, A Man of Mercy, Spanish Village, Pittsburgh en Minamata.
More Real than Reality can be seen untill march 16, 2011

Smith said ones: “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes-just sometimes-one photograph or a group of them can lure our senses to awareness. Much depends on the viewer; in some, photographs can summon enough emotion to be a catalyst to thought. Someone-or perhaps many-among us may be influenced to heed reason, to find a way to right that which is wrong, and may even search for a cure to an illness. The rest of us may perhaps feel a greater sense of understanding and compassion for those whose lives are alien to our own. Photography is a small voice. I believe in it. If it is well conceived, it sometimes works.”
Smith died in Tucson, Arizona on October 15, 1978.

2 x Trash & Treasures in a month

Just because this month there will be 2 edition of your local super garagesale Trash & Treasures. One hosted together with de Modefabriek, januari 23 and 24. The other hosted by the AIFW, celebrating their 2 year anniversary at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. BAM!
Check their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TrashandTreasures

There we go;

1. Trash & Treasures x Modefabriek – januari 23th and 24th (see flyer above)

2. Trash & Treasures 2 year anniversary – januari 29th
Stadsschouwburg – Amsterdam

Great campaign: Scenes in Cineville

Just because Amsterdam based Cineville is a colloberation of 13 Amsterdam quality movie houses. Cineville offers one pass that allows you unlimited acces to all 13 movies houses, next to that Cineville offers THE quality movie website in the Netherlands with a great agenda and magazine with reviews, articles and trailers. Last month Cineville started with a new brand campaign named ‘Scenes in Cineville‘ that shows visitors that the world of quality movies goes further then the cinema itself. And after seeing a movie and walking out….. you will start recognize movie scenes in real life.

To support the campaign we started a (facebook) competition in which we asks visitors to spot their own ‘scenes’ and upload a street photo combined with a fitting movie quote to their facebook page.

Some of the first ‘Scenes in Cineville’

Ursula Andress: “Are you looking for shells too?”
Sean Connery: “No, I’m just looking.”
(Dr. No, 1962)

Greed, for lack of better word, is good. Greed is good. (Wall Street)

“You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish”  (Lord Of The Rings)

Soooo, what do you see?

De Henry van loon entertainment show (try-out)

Just because the young, in Brabant born, comedian Henry van Loon is one of the view promising comedian talents Holland has to offer. He did his study at the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam and is one of the hosts at the Amsterdam based Comedietrain in Toomler. Besides that, Henry showed up as guest in tv programs as Kopspijkers, Koppensnellers en Draadstaal last year.
Now his new show, De Henry van Loon  Entertainment Show is here, with next tuesday november 30th the try-out in Toomler.
Henry admits he’s a bit lonely and depressed sometimes, ‘but he, the job picks you, you don’t pick the job’.
For only 10 euro you will experience this PUR-SANG comedian at his best, in the try-out of his first full-evening progam.

In the meanwhile, do your warming-up with his ‘DWDD in 3 minuten’

Netherlands scream for culture

Just because this saturday you are expected to be around 15.30 at Leidseplein, Amsterdam, for a come together with live music, group singing and screaming, all to support your local culture. Let’s go!