MOMO Create & Perform
Eefje de Visser X Nick Verstand
Press Release – New Cultural Cluster in the making
BRUTUS breaks the mould of art as a gentrification accelerator. Artist Joep van Lieshout (Atelier Van Lieshout) and project developer RED Company have joined forces to build a large-scale cultural cluster with residential units, offices and services in Rotterdam’s up and coming M4H port area. Their cooperation heralds a new model for urban renewal that does not automatically push out creatives once neighbourhoods upgrade.
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FAKE ME HARD
JUNE 30 – AUGUST 15 2021
On the cutting-edge of art and technology, FAKE ME HARD explores the complex reality of the 21st century with futuristic installations by over 40 artists, performances, and debates. Visitors await an uncanny landscape that they can enter safely, each with their own fake profile. Music-making robots set the tone playfully and with humor. A low hanging light haze leads the way. Do algorithms determine what is fact or fiction? Are human narratives slowly becoming irrelevant? How to survive the post-truth society?In the year 2021, we can no longer afford to feign that technology is neutral. In these times of deepfake videos and populism, it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between ‘real’ and ‘not real’. Algorithms facilitate a web of lies, with direct consequences for society and democracy. Just think of the recent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, partly attributed to the largescale dissemination of QAnon theories by algorithms. Driving those algorithms is the shadowy business model of a handful of all-powerful big tech companies. Platforms such as Facebook and Google use our data to personalize our experience – and to influence us. With our clicking behavior we build our own mirror-palace, a hyper-personalized parallel universe. To speak in Matrix-terms: we can no longer choose between the red and the blue pill, between the truth and blissful ignorance. Only the blue pill is available.But it is not too late. We don’t have to stand by and watch a new feudal era unfold. We can arm ourselves by becoming ‘robot-proof’ and by making algorithms ‘human aware’. By talking back to AI, we can teach it a language in which there is space for human significance and interpretation. Team Human can reimagine the mirror palace as an ecosystem of freedom and possibilities.In anticipation of the physical exhibition, starting March 1 visitors are invited to visit the freely accessible FAKE ME HARD Virtual environment. Enter the virtual spaces of AVL Mundo as your favourite avatar and, together with others, experience the exhibition’s first four thought-provoking installations in a game-like setting as a prelude to July/August.FAKE ME HARD. By the makers of ROBOT LOVE & TEC ART.JUNE 30 – AUGUST 15 2021 during Rotterdam Art Week
Every day from 10.00 – 19.00Keileweg 18, Rotterda
Tickets (will go on sale soon)
AVL Mundo X Operator Live Session
*UPDATE – AVL Mundo x Operator Live Session = Postponed*⠀
We regret to announce that we have to cancel our first Live Session due to the tightened corona measures. We are looking
forward to welcoming you on a new date which we can hopefully announce soon. Make sure to follow our social channels to stay tuned about this.⠀
Much love and stay safe, Team Operator & AVL Mundo.
Let’s Get Physical, but don’t stand too close! As part of the exhibition, AVL Mundo and Operator are teaming up for the first Operator Live Session the 2nd of October at Atelier Van Lieshout . Be prepared for an evening full of Dutch absurdism where live music and performance meet. Performing bands will be Le Motat and De Witte Kunst. Get your tickets soon because the seats are limited.
About the bands:
De Witte Kunst is on the rise. The Dutch music duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Lyckle de Jong and writer / singer Koen van Bommel. Together they make a kind of cabaret pop with deep roots in the synth pop of the early eighties. An absurd performance with lyrics about Atlantis and the virtual world. Worth experiencing.
LE MOTAT = Tato Wesselo’s alter ego. He create Dutch Weirdo Pop with balls: about sex, about love, and about people who have to put their HEAD in the ICE. His performances are raw, unexpected and absurd, but it will also let you sing along with one of his catchy pop songs. Last year Motat produced his first EP1 together with Roy van Rosendaal (Figgie), which he will release on September 25. Fancy something new? JOIN CLUB LE MOTAT.
Friday October 2nd 20:00 New date to be announced
AVL Mundo X Operator Live Session
Keileweg 18, Rotterdam
Tickets: € 7.50
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AVL Mundo was founded by artist Joep Van Lieshout in 2008 and has organized exhibitions, residencies, multi-media art events and festivals. Please find a brief selection of our past happenings here. To learn about future events… check our agenda below or join our mailing list!
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AVL Mundo is proud of her partners and supporters . Without whom we wouldn’t be able to offer exhibitions for free.
Furthermore, we collaborate with people with great ideas. In the past, we have joined forces with Motel Mozaïque, De Doelen, Connie Jansen Danst, Object Rotterdam, de Geheime Tuin, Dansateliers, Theater Rotterdam, Witte de With, Science Gallery Rotterdam, TENT, Art Rotterdam, A Tale of A Tub and many others.