Thursday, January 24, 2019

Jerzy Bielski

Turning Point [2015] 
Painting: Pim Piët 
Music: Jerzy Bielski 

In 2008 Bielski decided to become a professional jazz musician and got his BA at Middlesex University in London. However, in the meantime Jerzy managed to develop his passion for experimental, improvised sounds coming out of his Minimoog synth, playing, recording two albums and touring with a quartet Lanza! To divert from his not always straight path even more, he started his numerous attempts of organising the chaos of free improvisation and his own life, by putting it on paper in the form of dots and lines. 

The work Turning Point from 2015 is the first collaboration of painter Pim Piët with the Polish composer Jerzy Bielski (1984). One speaker had to be mounted outside the panel, and this was a new challenge for Piët, not only in its design but also as a challenge to strengthen the relationship with the painting itself. The rotating object, mounted in the panel becomes the intermediate and seems to catch signals, again blurring the sliding scale of the visual plane towards aural space where boundaries become vague. That idea is exactly how the exhibition design and arrangement came to be. The wall is not only the carrier of the work, but it becomes a part of the overall concept to connect separate works with each other in a new manner. A movement of a visual object through space towards sound/noise. It is the viewer’s task to undergo the musical experience. LINK Jerzy Bielski

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Plovdiv 2019 (Пловдив 2019)


Over the course of an extended weekend (11-13 January 2019) a series of events will take place at various in- and outdoor spaces across the city. Its peak will be on Saturday, 12 January. The very heart of Plovdiv will welcome the ceremony. The show, combining music, light and dance, will give the key to the whole year ahead and to the basic concept of the European Capital of Culture project, in which the citizens themselves are not only audiences and actors, but also creators of events. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria and abroad will recreate on the open stage a large and colorful metaphor of all the main themes of the programme ‘Plovdiv 2019’ and their relationships under the motto ‘Together’. 

В рамките на дългия уикенд през януари (11-13 януари 2019 г.) са планирани серия от събития в различни пространства, открити и закрити сцени в града, които ще имат своята кулминация в съботната вечер на 12 януари 2019 г. Откриването ще бъде в самото сърце на Пловдив. Спектакълът, съчетаващ музика, светлина и танц, ще даде ключ към цялата предстояща година и към основната концепция на проекта Европейска столица на културата, в която самите граждани са не само публика и участници, но и създатели на събитията. Над 1500 участници от България и чужбина ще пресъздадат на открита сцена мащабна и цветна метафора на всички основни теми от програмата на „Пловдив 2019“ и на тяхното свързване под мотото „Заедно“.

LINK Plovdiv Opening Ceremony Youtube  LINK Plovdiv 2019 (Пловдив 2019)

Friday, January 04, 2019

Pieter Martijn

Last year, I was visiting my brother-in-law Pieter. It was in his house for the first time. Pieter told me that he was very impressed by the painter Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci when he was a young boy. His way in life was always haunted by his beloved painter. Thus he began to paint and made his life story in paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. His sons, former wife, close friends and important characters you see in these paintings.The result is impressive!. LINK Via Dolf Pauw