SCENERIES AT FOTODOK
Variety is the spice of life
What’s more fun than, together with art lovers, enjoy good food, listen to inspiring speakers and get a guided tour by the curator with a glass of wine in your hand? Each Thursday from March 9, FOTODOK is open to visitors who love good food and good company. We invite you to join us, get a plate and pour a drink at the do-it-yourself bar and be surprised by known and unknown company.
Reserve here for one of the evenings.
The food will be prepared by SYR, a Syrian restaurant near FOTODOK that is run by Syrian refugees. The restaurant flourishes, you are lucky to book a table. We’re lucky that SYR prepares our weekly Sceneries meal and our visitors enjoy the authentic Syrian cuisine.
There is a maximum of 25 spots available for Sceneries. While our guests enjoy their meal, two speakers talk about their work in relation to the exhibition. They come from different disciplines and can be image-makers, experience experts or scientists. The exhibition Why Work? has a broad scope and our goal is to explore and deepen different subjects weekly.
To keep the evenings dynamic and fresh, our starting point is to place image-makers and theorists side by side. So we highlight a theme from different perspectives every week.
Sceneries #10 The digital revolution | Do we fight it or do we side with it?
March 22 | 18.00-20.00 | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
With photographer Jos Jansen, Bart van Liempd, staff specialist labor market and sustainability at Randstad Group Netherlands and Sijmen Ruwhof, ethical hacker.
During this edition of Sceneries, Jos Jansen, Bart van Liempd and Sijmen Ruwhof will share their insights on the digital revolution. Jos Jansen worked on several projects concerning the theme technological developments. He investigates in his project Seeds how innovative food crops are developed and how this process influences global food issues. He will show us images from his various projects. Bart van Liempd specializes in mechanization and its impact on the labor market. At Sceneries he will share his insights on the changes in the labor market that he perceives. Sijmen Ruwhof is an ethical hacker and works for several government institutions including Utrecht municipality.
We’ll also look at the projects Da Vinci and HUBOT of the exhibition Why Work? Yuri Ancarani’s film Da Vinci demonstrates how technology offers new outcomes for forms of work that are of vital importance, in this case the mechanization that takes place in healthcare.
Next Nature Network is THE international network for everyone interested in participating in the debate on a future that sees the merging of nature and technology. Their project HUBOT gives us insight in professions of the future. FOTODOK shows the Organ Designer in Why Work?
Sceneries #11 Why not work? | What to do with your pension?
March 29 | 18.00 – 20.00 | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
With photographer Romi Tweebeke and Sjaak Zonneveld of Bright Pension
During this Sceneries-evening Romi Tweebeke talks about several projects that focus on pensioners. Romi’s work shows how today’s retirees go on active holidays in Benidorm, or how they use their ‘free’ time actively with different hobbies such as walker walking or 65+ hockey. Getting old doesn’t mean you should waste away. We also discuss the Why Work?-project Mono Men by Oliver Breugel and Simone Mudde. In this project we see Japanese pensioners working as traffic controllers and building site controllers. In our view maybe monotonous or useless, but for the Japanese crucial to stay involved with society.
Sceneries #12 Book club Special
April 5 | 17.30 – 19.30 – Note: adapted timetable! | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
Don’t miss this FOTODOK evening!
Our guest this Sceneries-evening is Andreas Meichsner, his work is a project in our exhibition Why Work? Coming from Berlin, Andreas Meichsner speaks about his project The Beauty of Serious Work. A loving and funny tribute to very ordinary work.
After Sceneries we all move on to FOTODOK Book Club in Tivoli, a live talk show with Rob Hornstra, photographer and photo book lover. On stage, Rob Hornstra engages in conversation with makers of photo books: he questions photographers, designers and publishers about their latest project. Our guests this evening are Robin de Puy, Andrew Phelps and Christian van der Kooy. With this €25 combination you can look forward to a FOTODOK special night out!
Reserve here for Sceneries Book Club Special (and other Sceneries)
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Sceneries #13 Social entrepreneurship
April 12 | 18.00 – 20.00 | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
Featuring The Social State of the Nation and photographer Fleur Wiersma
What is social entrepreneurship? Engaging in business with a social vision but how do you do that? The Social State of the Nation (De Sociale Troonrede) is an organization that stimulates but also questions social entrepreneurship. It presents a collection of visions, themes, barriers, chances, questions, developments and trends in the area of social entrepreneurship. Our guest tonight is an image-maker who tries to work based on the principles of social business enterprise.
Fleur Wiersma won the second prize in the Silver Camera Award 2017 with her project ‘Leve de man van de SRV’. An SRV vehicle is a supermarket on wheels with a fixed route in a community, to make shopping easy an accessible. Most of the SRV vehicles have disappeared from the streets, but SRV-man Erik van Haren drives a set route through Utrecht and the surrounding area for more than 30 years. During Sceneries, Fleur talks about this form of social entrepreneurship. Will the SRV vehicles disappear from our streets or is there still a future?
Sceneries #14 Gender at work, an evening about imaging in the workplace
April 19 | 18.30 – 20.30 | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
Meet photographer Daantje Bons and Suzan Steemann of WOMEN Inc.
Gender equality in the workplace doesn’t only concern women. We’ve invited image-maker Daantje Bons and Suzan Steeman of WOMEN Inc to talk about gender imaging in the workplace. For now, confronting the current situation is a first step towards change.
Daantje Bons’ work shows femininity in its most honest and vulnerable form. Learned patterns, both physical and mental, serve as inspiration. By pointing the camera at herself she researches her own femininity. Intuition plays an important role in her work, guided by conflicting emotions. She looks for answers in her photography. She uses humor and provocation to open up the conversation about this rather inaccessible issue. She photographed for The Huffington Post, IGNANT, Volkskrant Magazine, NRC Handelsblad, VOGUE ITALIA (PhotoVogue), I-D Magazine, Kurier and FRAME. Her work has been exhibited in international exhibitions in Germany, Russia and the UK.
Please note: April 26 there is no Sceneries due to a public holiday!
Sceneries #15 Employment | Everyone at work
May 3 | 18.00 – 20.00 | NOT AVAILABLE ANY MORE
Meet filmmaker Mari Sanders and Remco Verhoef of DutchSec.
The focus this evening is on inclusion and exclusion in the labor market.
Filmmaker Mari Sanders talks about his film “80% unfit”, he analyses his own moral dilemma in this film. Mari uses a wheelchair since his youth and has the right to a benefit for young people, but he is also a filmmaker. Should he choose between an existence as a filmmaker and earn his money, or be a ‘normal’ disabled person who receives a benefit? He investigates in “80% unfit” the (im)possibilities of working with a handicap. Remco Verhoef works for DutchSec, a company involved in cyber security. DutchSec applies an active defense method that proactively protects clients from, for example, hackers. They do this by cooperating with hackers who are specialized in data and cyber security.
Please note: May 10 there is no Sceneries due to a public holiday!
Sceneries #16 Is the care robot the nurse of the future?
May 17 | 18.00 – 20.00 | Buy your ticket here
Meet photographer Nina Verbruggen and companion robot Pepper.
Our special guest this Sceneries edition is the companion robot Pepper. Pepper is a robot specially designed to make people happy. He doesn’t cook or do the dishes for you, but he can analyze your emotions and is able to adapt his behavior accordingly. He can also look up things for you on the Internet, help you to remember appointments and sing a song for you when you’re sad. Pepper is already in use as receptionist in several offices. He is to be introduced in health care as a receptionist and to cheer people up.
Sceneries #17 The Slashies | Hybrid working
May 24 | 18.00 – 20.00 | Buy your ticket here
Organized by SQUARE Amsterdam
Central this evening are the creatives of sQuares. They engage the visitors and take them along into their hybrid work practice: one moment they curate their own radio program, the next they produce beats for a commercial and then work as a barista. Is this hybrid work an intrinsic part of their ambition? Yes. Is being ‘a slashie’ a bitter necessity? Yes that too.
Yahmani Blackman hosts this evening that besides personal outpourings and performances by the sQuare creatives, includes a talk by Vera de Jong (Urban Connections) on the future of, and a perspective of, hybrid work.
With Yahmani Blackman, Floor van Hulsen, Vincent-Paolo Corputty, Rick Imambaks, Yahaira Gezius, Charlotte Dubbeld, Vera de Jong.
There is a maximum of 25 spots available for Sceneries. You can reserve here. The costs for the evening are €15 for a meal, coffee, tea & water, a guided tour and two enthusiastic speakers. At the do-it-yourself bar you can get soft drinks, wine and beer. Please keep a tab on your drinks so you can pay at the end of the evening. Walk-in is from 17.30, the program starts at 18.00 and ends at 20.00. Contact us at email@example.com for questions or a group reservation. Feel welcome and let yourself be surprised by Sceneries!