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

16 April 2023

Animation Playground (free walk-in workshops) Riso Paper Scissors

9, 16, 23 April
Animation Playground
Free walk-in Riso print animation workshops

Swoop in on a Sunday afternoon in the midst of the living and breathing exhibition Riso, Paper, Scissors. During the free walk-in Animation Workshops visitors are welcome to participate and be an active part of the exhibition. Come by to copy, cut, paste, fold, draw, create animations with Riso printed paper and/or just hang out and enjoy the smell of freshly printed paper. No need to reserve or buy a ticket; first come is first served. Materials are present, but visitors are also welcomed to bring their own. We provide everything you need to get your hands dirty.

7 April - 23 April
Exhibition Riso Paper Scissors
Wed-Fri 15:00-20:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-20:00
free entrance

Riso Paper Scissors
the exhibition/project/hang out:

To welcome and present the new '23 Hamburger Community art residents in Roodkapje, Hocus Bogus Publishing is organizing a Riso animation exploration bonanza. Transforming Roodkapje's shared exhibition space into an analogue animation laboratory, Hocus Bogus Productions fills the space with an A3 Riso machine, photocopier, overhead projectors and lots of hand tools. A one month's deep dive into animation in which Riso Paper Scissors is acting as a hub; serving as a breeding ground for exchange, dialogue, and play between the residents and the public. A coming together of different hands, limbs and ideas.

The starting point is the idea that animation can be approached as a perpetual experimentation of cutting, pasting and printing. By (re)mixing and sampling analog as well as digital material, the residents will explore the animation medium beyond its traditional boundaries of perfectly drawn frames. Instead using things such as lo-fi office prints; Riso printed wobbly sketches or a LIVE GIF shadow play to think outside the animation frame. With many hands (making light work) and a playful attitude this one month animation bonanza the aim is to create a generous experience for magical misfit moving images.

Hocus Bogus Publishing creates the first mentorship trajectory for Roodkapje's Hamburger Community residence of 2023. The trajectory is directly related to last year's Smudged Soil exhibition and a continuing interest into combining analog and digital reproduction techniques. During the Smudged Soil project, the '22 residents took a plunge into analog techniques and made almost no use of the computer to print images. Collages and body parts were scanned and printed directly through the machine. Layers of printed materials were printed randomly on top of each other, creating unique combinations of image/content and colors. Through this way of working, through the loss of control and "authorship" the printed images transcended the paper, becoming more of a performative act.

On the Sundays during Riso Paper Scissors the studio will be open for visitors to come in and join the fun. Free entry and no reservation required! Materials are present, but visitors are welcomed to bring their own. Besides setting up a production studio, part of the exhibition space will turn into a small movie theater. Visitors can view animations, documentations and engage with the residents. During two special film evenings a selection of short films relating to animation and experimental cinema will be screened on a big screen.

12, 20 April
Animation Screenings
Cosy movie nights with animation and experimental cinema
Presale €5 (ex. service costs)
Door sale €8