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

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3013 AA Rotterdam

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

19 April 2024

Paste x Motel Mozaique

Motel Mozaique is a festival filled with (live) Music, Art, Performances and Guided tours throughout the city.
On Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th of April Roodkapje joins Motel Mozaique with live music shows and an open collage studio in the exhibition space.

Daytickets and 3-day tickets for Motel Mozaique are on sale now, get yours and experience Rotterdam to the fullest.
Three days, all dedicated to new encounters. From Rotterdam and beyond. Some more awkward than others. We’ll take you on a road to self-discovery. Your favourite music, art, interesting performances and street art. We dare you to get to know yourself, by doing things you wouldn’t normally do. Discover the beauty of opposites, the unknown.

Paste open collage studio during Motel Mozaique
Collage Open Studio on the19th & 20th of April:
14:00-18:30 - free entrance
18:30-23:00 - entrance with Motel Mozaique ticket

Accidental collages of perfume ads, party announcements, missing cats: Pasted posters are the city’s wallpaper. For the Happening ‘Paste’, Roodkapje embraces the serendipity of street montages and turns their space into a collaborative collage.

In April 2024 independent publishing house Hocus Bogus Publishing returns to Roodkapje's art residency, the Hamburger Community. Jefe the friendly Riso Printer will be wheeled to our exhibition space once more for a sticky meeting of creative forces. Using the riso printing technique, the new Hamburger Community residents transform each-others prints by adding transparent image layers. The unexpected outcomes are pasted all over Roodkapje’s walls, mirroring the plaster of the city.

Join us on Thursday April 18 for the Happening ‘Paste’ between 20:30-23:00 at Roodkapje, Rotterdam. Participate in an artistic relay, where layers can be printed on posters and pasted to the growing collage on the walls. Don’t know how to work with Jefe? Don’t worry, we will help you each step of the way.

In the weekend of Motel Mozaique festival visitors are also invited to join in on the fun. With a Motel Mozaique ticket you can step into the open collage studio adding to the growing wall.

‘Paste’ is the first Happening with Roodkapje’s Hamburger Community of 2024. Roodkapje’s Hamburger Community residency program is a year long interdisciplinary art laboratory for collaborative practice, collective fun and direct interaction between artists and audience, from 2024 we focus on The Happening as an art form.

The wallpaper created during ‘Paste’ will not be removed after the Happening and is the first layer of Roodkapje’s Anarchive. Roodkapje starts their Anarchive in 2024 working together with makers outside of the Hamburger Community, transforming the spirit of the Happenings into suggestions for new beginnings, relations and ways of being. The anarchive is a proposition to break free from the archive, to refuse known forms of archiving and include the full sensorial experience of lived life. Roodkapje aims to collect moments, processes and affective forces in the Happenings to craft stories about what has passed in ways that may inspire possible action in the future.

Hocus Bogus Publishing is a small press publishing house started by artist and printmaker Dennis Muñoz Espadiña. Since its inception in 2015 it has served as a platform for young artists and visual creators from the Netherlands and beyond. Frequently produced by the artists themselves in small and limited runs, these publications are filled with idiosyncratic words and images, radiating radical tender energies throughout. By showcasing and sharing these personal publications with a wider audience, HBP hopes to share the wonderful world of small press printed matter. Since 2022 Hocus Bogus Publishing has set up a Risograph printing studio in Roodkapje, an experimental art/music/food space in the heart of Rotterdam. From here we cut,paste, print and bind publications as well as give printing workshops and organize events.

** The video is a throwback to Riso Paper Scissors, April 2023. To welcome and present the new '23 Hamburger Community art residents in Roodkapje, Hocus Bogus Publishing organized a Riso animation exploration bonanza. Transforming Roodkapje's shared exhibition space into an analogue animation laboratory. Video made by Lucile Bazalgette Courreges-Lacoste.