Additions to the art and film programme

April 28, 2016

Additions to the art and film programme

Life ain't the same without art and film, that's why we have a few really interesting additions to the line-up with a very special art project by Martijn Hendriks and two films about Lordi and Twisted Sister. 

 
Is ‘Pics or it didn’t happen!’ the contemporary version of the ever-popular philosophical question "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound”?
Dutch artist Martijn Hendriks is the fifth artist to participate in DO IT WITH OTHERS, Incubate’s visual arts program. His project ‘Sculpture Falls in a Forest’ revolves around this question, and on May 14/15 we will show the first exhibition of his work.
 
‘Pics or it didn’t happen!’ propagates the idea that things cannot exist without being perceived. In order to prove their existence, things need to be seen or heard. The difference is that today, perception means images, and as the mantra of the Instagram era, ‘Pics or it didn’t happen!’ is no longer stated as question but as fact.
 
Starting in May, during a period of two months, a growing number of sculptures will be placed in (public) locations in Tilburg. Some will be placed at locations where no one or very few people will witness them, like parks and forest areas; others can be seen in gas stations and supermarket freezers. But all sculptures will be documented, and their images will make them public.
 
May 14, 15
De NWE Vorst, basement
10:00 - 22:00

Pop Up Cinema films

Pop Up Cinema and Incubate present two very cool films on our favorite subject: cool people who make music. Both films screen on Friday the 13th of May and are totally free.

We Are Twisted F*cking Sister


Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While Punk/New Wave took over New York, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a working class, suburban, cover-band bar scene - surrounding NY, yet existing in a parallel world. At its peak were monster clubs, packing in audiences of up to 3-5000 a night - both a great living and a dead end, offering little future outside the suburban enclave. That Twisted Sister would break out into multi-platinum stardom is well known, but this is no fable of fame and success, no litany of celebrity tributes and fanboy adulation. Rather a smart, savvy and wickedly funny story of a 10 year odyssey to overnight success.

May 13
De NWE Vorst
19:30

Monsterman

"Monsterman" tells the moving story of the heavy metal monster band LORDI which unexpectedly won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, and its frontman Tomi Putaansuu, a.k.a. Mr. Lordi. It is described as "a real-life drama about a boy who wanted to be a monster and who did everything to live his dreams."
 
As a kid, Tomi Putaansuu created his own monster fantasy world, in which he — now in his early forties — still lives. LORDI was conceived through this fantasy and Tomi is responsible for keeping the entire operation afloat.
 
In 2006, LORDI became — against all odds — the first Finnish act ever to win the Eurovision Song Contest. Five years later, they were hundreds of thousands of euros in debt and weren't able to land any high-profile gigs. Tomi was forced to close the LORDI restaurant and the highlight of the year seemed to be a performance for a group of Russian travel agents in the "Santa Claus Village." Despite all this, Tomi, with full support from his parents and friends, stayed true to his dreams and hung on to his ideal world of monsters.
 
Will his faith and perseverance ensure a comeback of the band?

May 13
De NWE Vorst
22:00