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Machina ex Deo
21 & 22 June 2017 | Zaal 3, The Hague

Artistic Research (ma) Past event

An exhibition of 1st year Master Artistic Research students.

The Latin phrase Deus ex Machina (God from the Machine) was originally a plot device of Greek theatre, whereby a seemingly unsolvable problem is suddenly and abruptly resolved by the inspired and unexpected intervention of some new event.

Machina ex Deo (which could be translated as The Machine from God) refers not only to today's massive use of technology in artistic production, but to the silent power of any medium or device involved in art making. As artists, we are constantly facing uncertainty. Things might not work out, and part of our success relies on the right balance between us and the ‘machine(s).’

ARTISTS: Paulien Bekker / Greta Desirée Facchinato /Rowena Finlayson / Xaviera Hardjopawiro / Hsu Wai Lun / Minsook Kang / Loretta Moore /Valentino Russo / Raquel Sanchez / Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni. 
CURATOR: Danielle Van Vree

Performances on opening night, 21 June 2017:

19.30 Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni - Activation of the Objects
Loretta Moore - We all Return to the Carbon Cycl
20.00 Minsook Kang - The Christmas Tree Project 
20.30 Greta Desirèe Facchinato - Is it all just a memory?
and all night long: From Beak to Anus, a sound publication produced by all year 1 students in collaboration with tutor Babak Afrassiabi

Opening: Wednesday 21th June from 19.00
Also open on Thursday 22th June, 12.00-17.00h.

Location: Zaal 3
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20-A,
2518 RA Den Haag

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