Publication: Barbed Magazine’s issue #04

 

My research project Pulse is published in Barbed Magazine #04, page 65.

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Pulse | Motion Pictures
By Ronald Bal
Bal examines how the digital world affects our bodies, and by extension, how the digital world determines time, place and space. The digital world has become part of our ‘natural’ habitus and thus gives rise to new forms of perception and identity. We have all become cyborgs as Donna Haraway famously claimed. The concepts interiority and exteriority are central in this study. Interior: body, individual, mind and state of being. Exterior: public space, language and society. The project consists of short films and live performances, which are connected to each other by a narrative structure. Pulse | Motion Pictures is part of his research project Pulse.

 

Award: PULSE | MULTIPLICITY, LISFE in Leiden (NL)

Pulse is has been selected as winner of LISFE Art competition 2016. As part of the festival I perform Pulse | Multiplicity. Leiden International Short Film Experience  8th edition is on April 29-30th. Program: LISFE 2016

Title: Pulse | Multiplicity

In my research project ‘Pulse’ I examine how the digital world affects our bodies. The project consist of short films and live performances that are connected to each other by a narrative structure. The film/performance I show is specially made for LISFE 2016. More information: LISFE 2016 and Ronald Bal

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“INNER CONFLICTS”, Sofia, Bulgaria

I will perform in Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival “INNER CONFLICTS”. Titel of the performance is: “Pulse | Bending Senses, Beyond the Self”.

Performance:  “Pulse | Bending Senses, Beyond the Self”, in the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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“To be, or not to be…”
“No, thank you!” > < “Yes, I accept!”

Contradictions and double meanings emerge in every human’s life on a daily basis. Facing tough dilemmas and the necessity to make decisions, sometimes without consciously acknowledging their importance, our obligation is to make the right choices in order to continue our life on this planet. But people are still programmed to serve someone else’s means, so that they don’t even realize and automatically continue to make the wrong turn for decades, until it becomes a habit.

This year Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival is realized in the period 19 – 24 April 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Main location is the energy room – a subterranean, hall, belonging to the NDK preimses ( the National Palace of Culture), in the center of Sofia.

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Winter School of Discontent, West, Den Haag

The Winter School of Discontent welcomes you to its open house this coming Saturday evening 23 January 2016. Join us from 19:00 onwards at West Den Haag to explore and expand what we have derived and devised from the minds and materials put together since we gathered. Let us present our journey from Nothing—through Agitation, Abandonment, Exposure, and Encounter—towards this moment of Contingency with you.

Triggering consciousness for creative politics and collective aesthetics, we are:
KARIN ARENDSEN, ANDRIUS ARUTIUNIAN, RONALD BAL, LARYSA BAUGE, ÁRON BIRTALAN, NELE BRÖKELMANN,
LUCA CARBONI, JOOST DEKKER, BOUDEWIJN VAN EERD,
HSIANG-YUN HUANG, JULIACKS, PRABHU KANDACHAR,
REMCO OSÓRIO LOBATO, RUBA NAWAZ, TUURE-EERIK NIEMI, LEEHEE ROTHSCHILD, HESTER SCHOUTE, JOSINE SIBUM SIDERIUS, VERENA VAN DEN BERG, NATHANJA VAN DEN HEUVEL, ANNELIEN VAN KEMPEN, & SAN YOON

with:
Orly Almi, Frank Chouraqui, Michael Driebeek van den Ven, Galit Eilat, Cissie Fu, Chris Goto-Jones, Riti Hermán Mostert, Eric Kluitenberg, Marianna Maruyama, & Eloise Sweetman.

Beyond presentations of projects in the making, our open house includes a lecture by Chris Goto-Jones entitled “Playing Revolution: Performance, Contemplation, and (Self-)Transformation” at 19:30, followed by interactions between the winter school and the visitors.

Drinks and snacks will be served, so please indicate whether we should count in your stomach as well as your open mind. We look forward to welcoming you to our burgeoning community!

More info: The Winter School of Discontent

Maagdenhuis Occupation, 2015 (photo: Guido Van Nispen)

 

Sounds of Silence in Kunstuur en Tableau

Kunstuur was bij de expositie Sounds of Silence in CODA Museum waar o.a. de foto’s ‘Ons Body’ en de Film ‘Resume’ (2014) te zien zijn, van Ronald Bal. Kunstuur laat de foto ‘One Body’ 3 zien in haar uitzending van 23-11-2014.

Naast Kunstuur heeft het fine art magazine Tableau een uitgebreid verhaal gepubliceerd over de expositie met o.a. foto’s van Ronald Bal

Wim van der Beek maakte in opdracht van CODA directeur Carin Reinders een gevarieerde expositie met werk van 15 kunstenaars uit binnen- en buitenland.
Sounds of Silence is nog te zien tot 11.01.2015 in CODA Museum