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new opening times
Thursday 19
September

Solo Exhibition | Mylan Hoezen

Thursday 19 September 2019, 12:00 - 20:00
ART
Thu 19 Sep 2019
12:00 -
20:00
Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Doors open:
12:00
Solo Exhibition | Mylan Hoezen

Operating Manual for Floating in Space
Free Entrance
Exhibition | 7 - 22 September

The great vastness of space.
The nullity of the rock we inhabit.
The energy that infinitely flows.

An unbelievable force yet rare and fragile. We spin, we zip, we orbit - but we wish to float. The tectonics of our energy forms the elementary nature of our existence. We lie on the surface, navigating our position in the universal scheme, trying to grasp our fleeting presence in and around this rock. What does it feel like? How do we get there? How did it get here? Have we arrived?

Operating Manual for Floating in Space is a performance project by Mylan Hoezen, researching the ecstasy of our existence through manually operating a sequence of bodily movements.

We invite each and everyone to experience this continuous happening of natural phenomena for one night only. There will be waves of manually driven movements, sounds, propulsions, voices, music, initiated and/or caused by each participant.

The performative element of Operating Manual for Floating in Space can only be experienced on September 6th from 7 to 10 pm.

During the exhibition, that runs from September 7 to 22, the audience is invited to indulge in the work by executing the operations themselves.

Performers
Alex Chater
Bergur Thomas Anderson
Lili Ulrich
Noelle Lakshmi
Ratri Notosudirdjo

Musical direction
Bergur Thomas Anderson

Graphic design
Joseph Hughes

Livestream + pocket manual
www.operatingmanualforfloatingin.space (online September 6)

Supported by Mondriaan Fonds

Saturday 28
September

MADE - Performance Art Festival

Saturday 28 September 2019, 19:00 - 02:00
MUSIC
Sat 28 Sep 2019
19:00 -
02:00
Doors open:
19:00
MADE - Performance Art Festival

MADE - Performance Art Festival
Saturday | 28 September | 19:00 - 02:00
Doorsale | €5,00
Event | Link

Performance Art Festival MADE is celebrating their 10 year anniversary at Roodkapje. Come and see brand-new Rotterdam talent of different disciplines, participate in the public jury and dance with us afterwards!

Friday 04
October

Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards

Friday 4 October 2019, 20:00 - 02:00
MUSIC
Fri 4 Oct 2019
20:00 -
02:00
Doors open:
20:00
Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards

Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards
Friday | 4 October | 20:00 - 02:00
Free Entrance
Event | Link
Exhibition | 5 - 20 October

Tiny paradises everywhere. Candy-wrapper carpets. Sticky-tape diamonds. Pet rocks stacked together and a sugar-cube box on stilts.

Sweetheart is an exhibition of delightful little sculptures made by Clementine Edwards. Joyfully, the exhibition foregrounds the fact that we are in the throes of the sixth mass extinction and, within this framework, it realigns ideas of hope, futurity and kinship.

Friday 11
October

HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/The Howl Ensemble

Friday 11 October 2019, 20:00 - 02:00
MUSIC
Fri 11 Oct 2019
20:00 -
02:00
Doors open:
20:00
HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/The Howl Ensemble

HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/THE
Friday | 11 October | 20:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €10,00 | Link
Event | Link

The third edition of HOWL FEST will return to Roodkapje Rotterdam on Friday the 11th of October, with:

Monomyth (official)

The Howl Ensemble

ALBATRE

Sunday 27
October

Rotown | Ada lea

Sunday 27 October 2019, 21:30 - 00:00
MUSIC
Sun 27 Oct 2019
21:30 -
00:00
Doors open:
21:00
Rotown | Ada lea

Ada Lea | Roodkapje Rotterdam
Sunday | 27 October | 21:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €10,00 | Link
Event | Link

For fans of: Aldous Harding, Big Thief, Broadcast, Braids.

Ada Lea miraculously combines the misty avant pop of Broadcast with the song craft of PJ Harvey and Sharon Van Etten. Her latest album 'what we say in private' reaches deep to transform heavy feelings such as isolation, love and sorrow into light-hearted, positive considerations and sounds. The Canadian artist is not only a musician, but also a graphic designer and painter and regularly seeks inspiration in figures such as Sylvia Plath, Eva Hesse and Frida Kahlo. She writes her music with many visual disciplines in mind, which immediately explains her particularly elusive sound - somewhere in between krautrock and folk. This is also the first concert that Rotown is organizing in Roodkapje!

Wednesday 13
November

Rotown | B-boys

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 20:30 - 00:00
MUSIC
Wed 13 Nov 2019
20:30 -
00:00
Doors open:
20:00

B Boys | Roodkapje Rotterdam
Wednesday | 13 November | 20:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €11,50 | Link
Event | Link

For fans of: Parquet Courts, METZ, Minutemen.

The post-punks of B Boys are inspired by their immediate environment: the chaos and lawlessness of New York. Just as the constant bustle there is surrounded by street blocks of geometric precision, the sharpening guitar riffs of B Boys slalom like the mechanical drum force of a runaway ambulance.

Quality label Captured Tracks released the debut 'Dada' in 2017, and as that title reveals, Andrew Kerr, Brendan Avalos and Britton Walker serve a wonderfully opposed album full of sarcasm and playful reflections. The successor 'Dudu' is planned for this year, with yet another fresh arsenal of exciting songs in line with Parquet Courts, Minutemen, Protomartyr and Mission of Burma.

Roodkapje offers a unique art programme, an exhibition space and an artistic development program in downtown Rotterdam.

Nada van Dalen performance
Photo credits: Alisa Wanders | Work: Performance by Nada van Dalen

Our art program is dynamic, surprising and multi-voiced at heart. Exhibitions, workshops, installations, talks, performances, experiments and the new Hamburger Community of Art residency form the basis of our 2019 programme. Whether it’s making Russian dumplings, performing a group choreography, creating face masks or indulging in a jelly fruit performance - you can engage in our public art program in many, many ways.

The Hamburger Community of Art artists-in-residence and the various art programmers are the ones who have the strongest say in the development of Roodkapje’s art programme. They determine the content and shape of the many activities that are being organized throughout the year and, thereby, are an integral part of Roodkapje. Without them, Roodkapje would not be the same.

If you are looking for unconventional, experimental yet accessible art, then Roodkapje is the place for you.

Art Events

19/09/2019 Solo Exhibition | Mylan Hoezen
19/09/2019Solo Exhibition | Mylan Hoezen

ART
Thu 19th Sep 2019
12:00 -
Doors open:
Solo Exhibition | Mylan Hoezen

Operating Manual for Floating in Space
Free Entrance
Exhibition | 7 - 22 September

The great vastness of space.
The nullity of the rock we inhabit.
The energy that infinitely flows.

An unbelievable force yet rare and fragile. We spin, we zip, we orbit - but we wish to float. The tectonics of our energy forms the elementary nature of our existence. We lie on the surface, navigating our position in the universal scheme, trying to grasp our fleeting presence in and around this rock. What does it feel like? How do we get there? How did it get here? Have we arrived?

Operating Manual for Floating in Space is a performance project by Mylan Hoezen, researching the ecstasy of our existence through manually operating a sequence of bodily movements.

We invite each and everyone to experience this continuous happening of natural phenomena for one night only. There will be waves of manually driven movements, sounds, propulsions, voices, music, initiated and/or caused by each participant.

The performative element of Operating Manual for Floating in Space can only be experienced on September 6th from 7 to 10 pm.

During the exhibition, that runs from September 7 to 22, the audience is invited to indulge in the work by executing the operations themselves.

Performers
Alex Chater
Bergur Thomas Anderson
Lili Ulrich
Noelle Lakshmi
Ratri Notosudirdjo

Musical direction
Bergur Thomas Anderson

Graphic design
Joseph Hughes

Livestream + pocket manual
www.operatingmanualforfloatingin.space (online September 6)

Supported by Mondriaan Fonds

28/09/2019 MADE - Performance Art Festival
28/09/2019MADE - Performance Art Festival

MUSIC
Sat 28th Sep 2019
19:00 -
Doors open:
MADE - Performance Art Festival

MADE - Performance Art Festival
Saturday | 28 September | 19:00 - 02:00
Doorsale | €5,00
Event | Link

Performance Art Festival MADE is celebrating their 10 year anniversary at Roodkapje. Come and see brand-new Rotterdam talent of different disciplines, participate in the public jury and dance with us afterwards!

04/10/2019 Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards
04/10/2019Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards

MUSIC
Fri 4th Oct 2019
20:00 -
Doors open:
Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards

Opening | Sweetheart by Clementine Edwards
Friday | 4 October | 20:00 - 02:00
Free Entrance
Event | Link
Exhibition | 5 - 20 October

Tiny paradises everywhere. Candy-wrapper carpets. Sticky-tape diamonds. Pet rocks stacked together and a sugar-cube box on stilts.

Sweetheart is an exhibition of delightful little sculptures made by Clementine Edwards. Joyfully, the exhibition foregrounds the fact that we are in the throes of the sixth mass extinction and, within this framework, it realigns ideas of hope, futurity and kinship.

Exhibitions

Opening times
Club Rory: The Reality
Photo credits: Nick Thomas | Work: Rory Pilgrim for Club Rory: The Reality

Our exhibitions are open on the following days and times:

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:00 – 20:00
Thursday
12:00 – 20:00
Friday
12:00 – 20:00
Saturday
12:00 – 20:00
Sunday 
12:00 – 20:00

Hamburger Community of Art

Read more about the HCA residency program and artists below

With the Hamburger Community of Art residency program, Roodkapje takes a new direction in terms of the presentation, talent support and development within its art program. The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is a yearlong artistic development program for emerging artists. During this pilot year, Roodkapje aims to equip the selected artists – as well as the audience – with skills to be resourceful and self-sufficient in assembling diverse voices through training, mentoring (by a.o. Rory Pilgrim and Nada van Dalen) and with support in organizing events, presentations and workshops. The HCA will produce and host cultural events, social activities and projects that will be open to all audiences. 

The HCA is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. Questions we need to ask ourselves are: What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?

Please keep an eye on our website and the HCA instagram page to join in on the HCA public program! Or walk by the window of the HCA to see what they are working on. 

HCA artists in residence 2019

Jeisson Drenth, Clementine Edwards, Mylan Hoezen, Adam Patterson and Vlada Predelina

hca logo

The Hamburger Community of Art Open Call 2020 is now closed. Interested in a yearlong residency at Roodkapje? Keep an eye on our website and our HCA program to learn more. 

Vlada Predelina

Vlada Predelina has a strong interest in community-led housing. Through her work, she researches what the role of the artist can be in decision making, using hands-on process in materials like paint, ceramics and pattern-making. Through this, the artist believes that the methods of collective working and thinking open up discussions and new ways of thinking about home and housing. Vlada Predelina is currently developing workshops, ceramic objects and digital work which she combines with embroidery and video. She took part in School of the Damned, a year-long alternative art course directed by its students. Vlada graduated from Kingston University (London) and took part in various projects and workshops. Her work has been shown in a.o. SET (London), Sir Peter Blake Gallery (Dartford) and East Bristol Contemporary (Bristol).

HCA_Vlada_Predelina
Photo credits: Nick Thomas
Jeisson Drenth

Jeisson Drenth is a video artist and designer dedicated to making experimental and meaningful contributions to contemporary visual culture. His studies in graphic design (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam) piqued and nurtured his interests in network culture and semiotics, and motivated him to make these subjects the driving force behind his creative practice. His ongoing research translates to both commissioned and self-initiated projects which are shared with a wide audience in different online and offline experiences. Since the founding of his studio in 2013, Jeisson has worked internationally on live shows and design projects for cultural organisations, night clubs and festivals such as M HKA (Museum of Modern Art Antwerp), Together Festival (Boston), Vision (Ghent, Berlin), Amsterdam Dance Event (Amsterdam), Atlas Electronic (Marrakesh), NEXUS Europe Summit (Rotterdam), Untitled (Toronto) and La Bacchanale (Montréal).

Jeisson Drenth for Club Rory: The Reality
Photo credits: Nick Thomas
Clementine Edwards

Clementine Edwards came to art through jewelry and her work expanded to sculpture and installation. Edwards works with materials that are sourced from people she encounters via meaningful social interactions. Clementine is currently working within two artistic frameworks. First, she investigates ’material as kin’, which emerges from her research into the material traces of social experience, particularly trauma. Second, she investigates the ‘story chain’, which is her own extrapolation and counter-proposition to the abstracted violence of supply-chain capitalism. Clementine Edwards holds a masters from the Dutch Art Institute, and a BFA (Gold &  Silversmithing) from RMIT, Melbourne. She had solo exhibitions and projects at Rib (Rotterdam), West Space (Melbourne) and Te Uru (Auckland). Her work is included in group shows in a.o. Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam), the Tblisi Triennial (Tblisi) and Brunswick Sculpture Center (Brunswick).

Clementine Edwards for Club Rory: The Reality
Photo credits: Nick Thomas
Adam Patterson

Adam Patterson is an artist and writer. He investigates the processes of how stories, images and conditions of being gazed at affect the emergence of one’s selfhood, self-determinacy and right to opacity. Patterson developed a practice of telling new stories or rethinking old stories in new recuperative ways, working across a variety of media including mask-making and masquerade, video, critical writing, poetry and performance. He graduated from Central Saint Martins (London, UK) in 2017. His works and performances were showed at a variety of events and projects such as Jerwood Visual Arts (London, UK), the Barbados Museum & Historical Society (Bridgetown, BB), Tate Modern Switch House (London, UK) and Winterwolven V (Roodkapje Rotterdam).

 

 

 

adam
Photo credits: Adam Patterson
Mylan Hoezen

Mylan Hoezen’s work centers around endurance and self-confrontation. He expresses these themes from within and shares them as a solo artist while inviting others to collaborate. The performances allow a high state of consciousness to be reached by the performer. His work comes from a desire for harmony in a world filled with noise. Hoezen’s performances always have a polarizing nucleus; they are either highly energized or totally passive. After graduating from Minerva Academy (Groningen), Mylan Hoezen traveled to San Francisco for a three month residency at SAFEhouse Arts. This organization mainly focuses on choreographers and dancers. Hoezen had performances and projects in a.o. Gasunie (Groningen), Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam), BUT Film Festival (Breda) and VHDG (Leeuwarden).

HCA Mylan Hoezen
Photo credits: Mylan Hoezen
The Hamburger Community of Art is made possible by
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Roodkapje is the breeding ground for young musicians, programmers and other upcoming talent from home and abroad. 

slift
Photo credits: Koen Bouman | Music performance by Slift during King Sepi: Slift / Pig Frenzy / Pizza Knife / Network 76

From bedroom folk, minimalist electro and dreampop to noise, downtempo beats and trip-hop – all is heard first at Roodkapje. Both local and global fresh talents often kick-off at Roodkapje, where they receive the support and freedom needed to experiment. A music night at Roodkapje means a night full of undiscovered and emerging bands, DJs, labels and collectives. Keep an eye or two on our music events and be the first to discover new talent.

Music Events

11/10/2019 HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/The Howl Ensemble
11/10/2019HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/The Howl Ensemble

MUSIC
Fri 11th Oct 2019
20:00 -
Doors open:
HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/The Howl Ensemble

HOWL FEST III : Monomyth/Albatre/THE
Friday | 11 October | 20:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €10,00 | Link
Event | Link

The third edition of HOWL FEST will return to Roodkapje Rotterdam on Friday the 11th of October, with:

Monomyth (official)

The Howl Ensemble

ALBATRE

27/10/2019 Rotown | Ada lea
27/10/2019Rotown | Ada lea

MUSIC
Sun 27th Oct 2019
21:30 -
Doors open:
Rotown | Ada lea

Ada Lea | Roodkapje Rotterdam
Sunday | 27 October | 21:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €10,00 | Link
Event | Link

For fans of: Aldous Harding, Big Thief, Broadcast, Braids.

Ada Lea miraculously combines the misty avant pop of Broadcast with the song craft of PJ Harvey and Sharon Van Etten. Her latest album 'what we say in private' reaches deep to transform heavy feelings such as isolation, love and sorrow into light-hearted, positive considerations and sounds. The Canadian artist is not only a musician, but also a graphic designer and painter and regularly seeks inspiration in figures such as Sylvia Plath, Eva Hesse and Frida Kahlo. She writes her music with many visual disciplines in mind, which immediately explains her particularly elusive sound - somewhere in between krautrock and folk. This is also the first concert that Rotown is organizing in Roodkapje!

13/11/2019 Rotown | B-boys
13/11/2019Rotown | B-boys

MUSIC
Wed 13th Nov 2019
20:30 -
Doors open:

B Boys | Roodkapje Rotterdam
Wednesday | 13 November | 20:00 - 00:00
Tickets | €11,50 | Link
Event | Link

For fans of: Parquet Courts, METZ, Minutemen.

The post-punks of B Boys are inspired by their immediate environment: the chaos and lawlessness of New York. Just as the constant bustle there is surrounded by street blocks of geometric precision, the sharpening guitar riffs of B Boys slalom like the mechanical drum force of a runaway ambulance.

Quality label Captured Tracks released the debut 'Dada' in 2017, and as that title reveals, Andrew Kerr, Brendan Avalos and Britton Walker serve a wonderfully opposed album full of sarcasm and playful reflections. The successor 'Dudu' is planned for this year, with yet another fresh arsenal of exciting songs in line with Parquet Courts, Minutemen, Protomartyr and Mission of Burma.

Meet Our Programmers

King Sepi portrait
Image credits: Alisa Wanders

King Sepi

King Sepi is an independent Rotterdam-based live platform, founded in 2013 by local promoter Laura Hofman. After initially focusing on Finnish artists, Hofman – a Finland native living in Holland for 11 years – now books and organizes intimate live shows by artists who typically harness an unconventional, outlier creative streak that isn’t easily pigeonholed.

Diversity in both sound and context is key: since the platform’s inception, King Sepi hosted and booked the likes of Liima (Denmark/Finland), Jessica Moss (Canada), Ceremony (USA), White Wine (USA/Germany), Žen (Croatia), Fai Baba (Switzerland), Vök (Iceland), Hater (Sweden), and many many others, showcasing a keen focus on bands from outside of the Anglo-American musical sphere.

King Sepi is a place where exciting bands, both home and abroad, often enter the Rotterdam circuit for the first time. In addition, it puts strong emphasis on devious music from Dutch soil, convening both the local and global elements towards an exciting, unpretentious house show atmosphere, one that fuels the whims of artists who are willing to take risks on stage.

Graphic design: Frank Schroër

Bound Centre group photo
Photo credits: Luc Schol

Bound Centre

Bound Centre is a label, collective and club night based in Rotterdam. It is initiated and represented by Victor Metske, S x m b r a, Ice Viper, Imhotel and Holowave. Together they aspire to provide a new soundtrack to the contemporary reality of the city by fusing scenes, genres and ideology. Thereby taking Rotterdam club culture to a whole new (and next) level. Bound Centre's mix of sounds and influences takes shape during their club nights, organized on a regular basis at Roodkapje Rotterdam.

Graphic design: Jonathan Castro

Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram to be part of the cult.

Kampung logo
Image credit: Luc Schol

Kampung

Kampung is a Rotterdam-based music collective / label focused on the development of talent. They aim to be a platform for beginning artists who struggle to find their way in the jungle that is the contemporary music scene. Combining Downtempo Beats, Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop and other styles of a beat type nature, Kampung aims to create a family-like environment for their creators.Artists in their roster include Gita Buhari, Glimlip, Imhotel, BoiMesa and more to be announced soon.

After their first succesful club night on March 1st 2019 at Roodkapje (with Radius ETC, Boi Mesa, Filosofische Stilte and Imhotel) we are more than happy and excited to see what Kampung has in store for us in the future. 

The creative mastermind behind Kampung is Rotterdam-based musician and producer Arjuna Vlasblom.

Graphic design: Luc Schol. 

Read more about Kampung on their website.

FOEF group photo
Photo credits: FOEF

FOEF

FOEF is a platform for the queer community based in Delft. They offer a space to come together and celebrate what it means to be out and proud. At the beginning of March 2019, FOEF flew over to Rotterdam to throw a fairytale-themed night at Roodkapje full of magical STARDUST, poisonous apples, glass STILETTOS and golden carriages. 

At FOEF, you do not have to dress in a certain way, talk about certain things, dance in a certain way and love in a certain way. You can dress/talk/dance and love however and whoever you want! So you don’t have to be gay to join: the more diversity, the better!

Join this queer initiative next time for a non-conformative art, music and fun party. 

KONTRA Slut Walk
Photo credits: Flor Alarcon

Kontra 

KONTRA is a grass roots project that focuses on supporting countercultures and subversive art. It is Rotterdam-based but welcomes all dissidents from any and everywhere. KONTRA explores the boundaries between art and social activism and offers alternative ways of art making, partying and art management. We search for countercultures

In March 2019, KONTRA pulled off Rotterdam's very first Slut Walk and organized a banner-making workshop and extended cultural programme at Roodkapje. We are happy and proud to support KONTRA and are eager to march on together.

Keep up with KONTRA and all they have to offer via their Facebook and Instagram.

Mint Switch
Image credits: Wednesday Kim

MINT

MINT is a Rotterdam-based art collective focusing on showcasing (video) artists in a versatile manner. They provide an online platform, video-documentation, interviews and good old exhibitions. At Roodkapje, MINT has hosted already two editions of their Switch Short Film Festival in which they show a wide variety of genres by raw talent from all over the world. 

Also, take a look on their website to see what else they are up to!

Burgertrut serves the best homemade veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town.

Burgertrut
Photo credits: 88 Food | Burgertut interior

Burgertrut is Roodkapje's cosy hamburger restaurant where you can drink, eat and meet others! The best veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town are accompanied by a great selection of art, music, coffee, tea, homemade (vegan) cakes, healthy salads and soups. Best of all, the profit of Burgertrut supports the cultural program of Roodkapje.

Info

Wanna stay up to date?

www.facebook.com/burgertrut

 

Wanna see what's cooking?

www.instagram.com/burgertrut

 

Wanna get in touch? 

burgertrut@roodkapje.org

 

Burgertrut impression 1
Photo credits: Burgertrut
Burgertrut impression 2
Photo credits: @michellevanwoensel
Burgertrut impression 3
Photo credits: @with_a_pinch

Opening Times

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday | 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday | 12:00 - 22:00
Friday | 12:00 - 22:00
Saturday | 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday | 12:00 - 21:00

Reservations

We only take reservations for groups of 6 people (or more) that come in before 18:00. Smaller groups, love couples and solo souls are more than welcome to walk in anytime!

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