The February Program
Several artists
Curator: Petros Panagiotis Orfanos
10 till 27 Feb 2017
Opening: Friday 10 Feb 2017 — 18:00 till 20:00 hrs

From the 10th until the 27th of February at puntWG Petros Panagiotis Orfanos will present a program that functions as a dynamic archive. The archive integrates a variety of approaches towards research that relates to, but also negates, notions of representation and containment. The selected fragments combine to produce a delirious interrogation of boundaries. Cohesion is occasional and at times, fully nauseating.

Contribution by: Barbara de Vries, Ken Jacobs, Bart Jansen, Tatjana Todorovic, William E. Jones, Eleusyve Productions, Mareike van Coeverden, Radha Bharadwaj, Arnold-Jan Scheer, Peter Bogers, Judith Braun, Agata Bartos, Kathryn Parker Almanas, Natasha Papadopoulou and Benni Bosetto.

The program contains:

Friday, 10th of February
until the 27th of February:
Barbara de Vries

Barbara de Vries will exhibit photographs of scenic design.

De Vries was born in 1950 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,and lives and works in Amsterdam. She
graduated from the Rietveld Academie, Free Arts and St. Joost Academie in Breda as a Theater Designer. Since 1980 she has worked as a Theater Designer for several leading Theater groups through the country. 
Barbara de Vries did her first production for Gerardjan Rijnders for Zuidelijk Toneel Globe. She made several scenery productions for Baal, Lodelijk de Boer, De Haagse Komedie, De Appel, Toneelschuur in Haarlem (Holland Festival), Theater 80, Personas, Haarlem Toneel and Van den Ende's ''Hoera we zijn normaal'' by Annie M.G. Schmidt.
Since 1995 she has focused on making drawings and paintings and in 2000 she added photoshop to her skills; working in the computer with her own pictures. 
Light and silence, layers and draft are remaining the most important ingredients of her work.
From 2004 on she had several succesful exhibitions in the Netherlands and Europe.


Friday, 10th of February:
Ken Jacob's Blonde Cobra (1963)
A man fondled objects, looks at himself in the mirror, poses in different clothes, smiles and makes faces at the camera while his voice on the soundtrack speaks of his despair, makes impressionistic statements and little songs, quotes Greta Garbo and Maria Montez, tells the story of lonely little boy (in drag) tells the story of a woman (Madame Nescience) who dreams of herself as the mother superior of a convent of sexual perversion.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Ken Jacobs, was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1933. He studied painting with one of the prime creators of Abstract Expressionism, Hans Hoffmann, in the mid-fifties. It was then that he also began filmmaking (Star Spangled To Death). His personal star rose, to just about knee high, with the sixties advent of Underground film. In 1967, with the involvement of his wife Florence and many others aspiring to a democratic rather than demagogic cinema. He created The Millenium Film Workshop in New York City. A nonprofit filmmaker's co-operative open to all, it made available film equipment, workspace, screenings and classes at little or no cost. Later he found himself teaching large classes of painfully docile students at St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens.


Tuesday, 14th of February:
Bart Jansen's Containment (2012)
Containment is a short feature about Edward, spending his life in a bottle bank. Living on stale leftovers, he becomes the victim of his own delirium, which takes form as a giant talking larva, that does not rest from toying Edward around in his contained misery. 
Bart Jansen is a visual artist. Bart graduated on this film at Artez Academy of Visual Arts in The Netherlands.


Thursday, 16th of February
until the 27th of February:
Opening Thursday, 16th of February18:00
Tatjana Todorovic
Tatjana will exhibit photographs. These pictures were taken during performances at AstaroTheatro and other venues (like the Vondelbunker – During free Fringe Festival, Juan Tajes Studio, De Nieuwe Anita etc.)
Tatjana was born in former Yugoslavia. She graduated from Architecture at the University of Belgrade. In 1996 she moved to Rome to complete her post-graduate studies in Sustainable Interactive Design and Multimedia at Roma.  The University where she also works as Contract Professor of Visual Communication in Architecture. In 2009 moves to Amsterdam. In 2012 starts her collaboration with AstaroTheatro and is introduced into Amsterdam's alternative performance scene. Hosts a monthly rubrica Buona Sera Signorina for Radio Ondaltaliana at Salto Wereld FM.


Friday, 17th of February:
William E. Jones' Tearoom (1962/2007)
Tearoom consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio Police Department photographed men in a restroom under the main square of the city. The cameraman hid in a closet and watched the clandestine activities through a two-way mirror. The film they shot was used in court as evidence against the defendants, all of whom were found guilty of sodomy, which at that time carried a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in the state penitentiary. The original surveillance footage shot by the police came into the possession of director William E. Jones while he was researching this case for a documentary project. The unedited scenes of ordinary men of various races and classes meeting to have sex were so powerful that the director decided to present the footage with a minimum of intervention. Tearoom is a radical example of film presented “as found” for the purpose of  circulating historical images that have otherwise been suppressed.
William E. Jones is a filmmaker from Canton Ohio. He lives in Los Angeles, California. 


Sunday, 19th of February:
Paul Oremland's Like It Is (1998)

Craig is a rough kid in blackpool, picking up cash as a bare-knuckle club fighter; he's also having a hard time accepting that he's gay.

Paul Oremland is a film director. He directed Surveillance; If They'd Asked for a Lion Tamer; The Final Frame etc.

Eleusyve Productions' Aleister Crowley's The Rite of Mars, a rock opera (2014)

The 5th feature length musical adaption of Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis produced by Eleusyve Productions in Seattle, Washington in 2014.
Jon Sewell and Melissa Holm are the driving force behind Eleusyve Productions. They live in Seattle, WA where they compose and produce Rites of Eleusis, are members of the band Telestrion.


Tuesday 21st of February
until the 27th of February:
Mareike van Coeverden

Mareike van Coeverden will exhibit a selection of acrylics on canvas.
Painting is Mareike van Coeverden's hobby for over twenty years. Over the years she developed her own style with acrylics on canvas. Mareike likes to make abstract paintings, with bright and cheerful colors. Shapes and colors are the inspiration behind her work. 


Wednesday 22nd of February:
Radha Bharadwaj's Closet Land (1991)

In an drab police state, a children's book writer is interrogated by a sadistic secret policeman under suspicion of embedding anti-government messages in her stories.
Radha Bharadwaj is an Indian filmmaker, film producer and screenwriter. She moved to the United States to study film. Bharadwaj's screenwriting and directing feature debut is Closet Land. 


Thursday 23th of February:
Arnold-Jan Scheer's Jeanice Fabien, de Sexbom van Alkmaar / Paradijsvogels (1992)
She has a fairy-tale voice. Like a cartoon female, powerful and hoarse, with a languorous swipe voice. Her words are as theatrical as her appearance. ''TATAA, I'm the most spectacular woman in the Netherlands,'' she says, ''the sex bomb of Alkmaar.''
(Only in Dutch.)
De Baron en de Draagmoeder / Paradijsvogels (1993) 
Baron van Hardenbroeck van de Kleine Lindt is the last descendant of the three oldest families of the Netherlands (1196). He doesn't want his family to die. That is why he is looking for a surrogate mother.
(Only in Dutch.)
Freddy Lodder, De Sexapostel / Paradijsvogels (1992)
Freddy Lodder, 58, former  director of the cabaret orchestra of the ladies tea room Heck. A memory as in the film Moulin Rouge by Baz Luhrmann. He invites for a naked party.
(Only in dutch.) 
Wild Geraas (2016)
A quest for the origins of the Sinterklaas feast.
(Only in Dutch.)
Arnold-Jan Scheer is a Dutch journalist, illusionist and theatre maker.


Friday, 24th of February:
Peter Bogers' Clayman (1980)
One simple intervention on a large lump of clay.
Peter Bogers (1956) studied at the sculpture department of St. Joost Academy, Breda. Starting his  career as a performance artist, he later devoted himself to video art, video installations and sculptures. 
Judith Braun's My Five Minute Life (2009)
Five minutes of Judith Braun's life.
Judith Braun began her career with provocative depictions of female genitalia, including her own. However, she's best known today for her sprawling, mandala-like drawings made with just the use of charcoal and her fingers.


Saturday, 25th of February 
Agata Bartos' As Time Goes By (2017, video art) 
Three portraits of time plus Shakespeare.
From The Diary Of A Sociopath (2017, performance)
"How to reconcile in yourself the two concepts, eternity and the start and end"
Bartos was born in 1983 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem. He was a finalist on the television program for young artists De Nieuwe Rembrandt. Bartos makes performances and experimental films and is aconceptual mixed-media artist and designer. He has taken part in numerous group and individual exhibitions including Milan, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, among other places and is a former handball player.


Sunday, 26th of February:
A lecture by Kathryn Parker Almanas on her art practice
Kathryn Parker Almanas earned a BFA in Photography from MassArt in 2003 and a MFA in Photography from Yale University in 2007. While at Yale, she was awarded the Schickle-Collingwood Prize, and upon receiving her MFA, was the recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship to conduct research on the history of anatomical dissection in Italy. Her work has been published in 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers, Photo District News, Metropolis, to name a few. She has created art on commission basis for New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Details magazine, Culture+Travel magazine, among others. Almanas's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Providence, Boston, Chicago, Miami, and Philadelphia. Her photographs and collage work investigate destruction and healing within the body and the terrors and pleasures of embodiment, often drawing ideas from the medical world. 
Natasha Papadopoulou's A Simple Work Out (2013)
Papadopoulou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, under the influence of ADHD in the late glamorous 70’s.
She started dancing singing and performing at a very young age and through out her high school years. About that time she got introduced to drawing and she in return introduced herself to photography which led her to New York City and School of Visual arts in the late 90's. After a big BFA a little THC in SVA and many other three letter qualifications she experimented with anything producing and forming an image from commercial photography to voodoo dancing and public screaming.
In 2009 she moved back to Greece, because the digital world in a digital country like USA was fitting too much. She then messed with a variety of media, hands, colours, sounds and devices. Her videos wanted conversations, her objects longed to perform her photos to speak.
In the autumn of 2016, she moved to Amsterdam to help the north to hear how the south sounds like.


Monday, 27th of February:
A LIVE performance by Benni Bosetto 
Benni Bosetto was born in Merate. She attended second-level sculpture at Accademia di Belli Arti di Brera.


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