Roodkapje is Rotterdam’s local laboratory for
ART X MUSIC X FOOD and everything in between

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Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

8 April 2022

OPENING | Smudged Soil | Roodkapje Resurrected pt.1

ROODKAPJE RESURRECTED pt1:
Smudged Soil exhibition openings party with music and performances by Simon Keizer, Avalon Passion, Mavi Veloso, DJ BEBÉ and DJ DEROZAN.

Hamburger Community exhibition with Simon Keizer, Ratri Notosudirdjo, Lou Lou Sainsbury, Natalia Sorzano, Hasret Emine, Lucija Gregov
in collaboration with Dennis Muñoz Espadiña / Hocus Bogus Publishing

Mavi Veloso
Born in Brazil based in the Netherlands Mavi is a chameleon and likes to do trannycrafts, confusing, questioning, delighting and enlightening our minds while we dance. Transdisciplinary by essence, in her creative process Mavi integrates music, performance, visual arts, dance, theater exploring performativity, the relationship between artist and audience, trans feminism, decolonization, gender politics, sexual anxiety, survival, resistance, resilience and empowerment. Mavi will bring a thrilling performance presenting songs from her own repertoire part of the new project Travesti Biológica, mixed with other interpretations combining pop with different styles like R&B, trap, hip hop, house and Brazilian rhythms such as tecnobrega, Brazilian funk and others.

Reommended for fans of: Linn da Quebrada, Urias, Megan Thee Stallion, Amaarae, Ah-Mer-Ah-Su

Exhibition Smudged Soil

Kicking off the 2022 Hamburger Community Residency program, artist Dennis Muñoz Espadiña has led the new residents through a month-long-get-your-hands-dirty program to explore the materiality, performability and smudginess of RISO printing and small press publishing. Drawing inspiration from Helena Grande’s poetry pamphlet Night Soil, as well as the street-walk rubbings of artist Sari Dienes, the mentorship of Muñoz Espadiña has taken an unorthodox approach to the usual pre-press and computer editing process connected to digital stencil duplication.

Night Soil is an old euphemism for poop. A term that refers to how excrements were collected at night before the sewage system was created. At night, when everybody was sleeping, cleaners collected and transported human waste to hidden places. People woke up to a tidy city, except cleaners who were relegated to stay away from society because they were all night in touch with the collective dirt.

The mentorship is an experiment to build a bridge between the practice of printing and publishing, and these above-mentioned, hidden places where our collective waste is collected; giving leeway to the residents to explore and deconstruct the processes of printed matter through/with their bodies rather than their minds. As the title of this project conspicuously states: we favor dirty hands; scrunched up paper; broken nails; smudged fingertips; bruised arms; torn edges and sweat drenched clothes to save us from the tyranny of neatly stacked piles of crisp white paper.

Helena Grande is a writer, curator and translator currently based in New York City where she studies a MFA in Creative Writing at The New School. She is the author of the flash fiction collection Speech Choke (published by Hocus Bogus Publishing). Her stories have appeared in Fictional Journal and the anthology book DW Cities Amsterdam and her essays in A*Desk, nY and Research Catalog.

HOCUS BOGUS PUBLISHING
Hocus Bogus Publishing is a self publishing/distribution project initiated in 2015 by visual artist and zine lover Dennis Muñoz Espadiña. HBP is a merry mix of DIY Punk attitude and fine art aesthetics. Publications range from black and white zines; underground comix, to pamphlets and posters and micro artist editions. HBP aims to be a platform for showcasing and distributing the strange and wonderful aspects of printed matter.

ROODKAPJE RESURRECTED

Let it be loud, let it be clear: Roodkapje is back! Back again to welcome you frequently into our warm, crowded and collective zest pool of art, music, performance, food and all else we do. It left us feeling sad and miserable to be apart so long: but no longer! We took our time off to reboot, refresh and replenish, and did some great construction work in our spaces. Now is the time we open our doors to the reborn Roodkapje to you! And what is a resurrection without a great celebration?

Join us for a weekend full of interdisciplinary pleasures! Starting on Friday with the opening of Smudged Soil, the exhibition created by our new group of Hamburger Community residents in collaboration with Roodkapje’s new RISO and publishing partner Dennis Muñoz Espadiña and his Hocus Bogus Publishing, we kick off for an inspiring evening filled with art, performance, music, drinks and rendezvous!
With performances by Simon Keizer, Avalon Passion and music by DJ BEBÉ and DJ DEROZAN

On Saturday, we continue our official resurrection party! From 20:00 expect to see bands, performances, and to dance the night away with Vulva, Charlie & the Lesbians, DJ Shahmaran + DYKEHAUS. We have surely missed it, and surely we missed you as well. We are happy to welcome you, so please join us for our return, because we belong together!

Love,
Roodkapje