17/03/2016 Studium Generale lecture 'Architecture of An Atom' - Juliacks

At the moment Juliacks is working on a new participative performance that is the epilogue to Architecture of an Atom. Architecture of an Atom is a narrative film central to a trans-media project directed, written and co-produced by Juliacks. The film depicts a group of displaced ‘adult-children’ who move into an abandoned pool in France. In their creative escape from an impending war around them, they find a syncretic object, an anthropomorphic whistle that they use to grieve and move into death worlds.

Juliacks' work is about transformation through loss. As a layered narrative construction, Architecture of an Atom evolves using the elastic qualities of memory and imagination, enabling the manipulation of time, place and character with the mediums of narrative film, performance and comics. As characterized by the New York Times, "Juliacks whose work– crude, ornate, subjective and dreamy — is not for those who prefer their narrative crisp and tidy."

Bio - Juliacks (born April 9, 1986) is an artist, filmmaker, performer-choreographer,cartoonist and playwright living in the USA and the Netherlands. Her work has been screened and performed at the Moderna Museum of Malmö & many other places and was published internationally in magazines, including the Graphic Canon, Lumpen Magazine, and Insect Bath. In 2009 Sparkplug Comics published her book made in collaboration with Olga Volazova: Rock That Never Sleeps . She received a Fulbright grant for performance art in Finland and made the comicbook and film Invisible Forces. In 2012 her graphic novel Swell premiered as a play at _ Culture Project's Women Center Stage Festival _in New York.

Students react to Juliacks' lecture with an artwork presented at the entrance hall of the academy

Students react to Juliacks' lecture with an artwork presented at the entrance hall of the academy
Artwork by Trijntje Noske & Leonie Schneider

Through an installation consisting out of 3 paintings we show the "Architecture of an Atom": The adult child and pool have been the linguistic guidelines for this visual work. A partly 3 dimensional, partly 2 dimensional installation that plays with the idea of screen and reality. Monumental qualities meet trivial characteristics. — by Leonie Schneider en Trijntje Noske

Poster for the KABK Studium Generale lecture given by Juliacks
Studium Generale lecture series 'We Are The Narcissistic Generation' poster design by Gilles de Brock



17 maart 2016 16.00 - 17:30


KABK Auditorium