Embodied Interface Webinar (Online)

Join us in for a webinar to discuss about different visions and experiences of net.art in the 90s as well as to see three new artworks from Asian, Latin American, and European artists in respond to the issue of embodied interface.

Embodied Interface Webinar
Location: Zoom Meeting
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Time: 21:00 to 23:00 (GMT+08:00)


Link:   https://mailchi.mp/c57ab3dccf52/embodied-interface-netart-webinar-4719906?e=ba35f0ea19

AiR Sundaymoring@EKWC

Looking back with great enthusiasm on a productive and special artist-in-residence at Sundaymoring@EKWC in Oisterwijk, The Netherlands. In which I was able to further develop my project Nature- / Databody and ‘Error in Defoliation’. During the residency I made 3D prints from CT-scan of my vital organs (brain, kidney, heart etc.) in porcelain. And new objects in ceramics for the performance-installation ‘Error in Defoliation’. Both projects will be further developed in 2021.

Performance-Installation ‘Error in Defoliation’, 2020, AiR Sundaymorning@EKWC
3D print of my brain in porcelain, Project Nature-/ Databody, AiR at Sundaymorning@EKWC, 2020.
Performance-Installation ‘Error in Defoliation’, 2020, AiR Sundaymorning@EKWC

Interview by Sandra Smets

“My ultimate plan is to have myself printed”

In the early summer of 2019, Ronald Bal spent two months in Dresden as part of the exchange project that the city of Dresden, the Goethe Institut and CBK Rotterdam have had together for nearly ten years. Sandra Smets spoke with Ronald Bal about his work there and his impressions.

At the desk in his studio, Ronald Bal starts the computer and turns on a film of slowly moving spots, black and white. It is a rough version of one of the results of his artist-in-residency in Dresden. Two fertile months, which brought him a lot of new material and contacts, which enabled him to make this film. “This is an 3D scan of my body. I spent two and a half hours in a CT scan at the TU Dresden, which takes a picture every three millimeters. I now stick those photos together, this is how this film comes into being. So you slowly walk through my body. Look, the abdominal cavity. “He points. “But when you see it, it’s mainly about light, that’s how it ultimately looks.”


A Thousand and One Cuts

The film A Thousand and One Cuts is related to the live performance of Ronald Bal. Shown during Co-Creation Live Art Factory 2020 in Venice, Italy.

Text and editing: Ronald Bal

Thanks to:

Venice International Performance Art Week

European Culture Centre – Palazzo Mora

Duo-exhibition at Galerie Raskolnikow, Dresden

Dear all, You are cordially invited to the duo exhibition at Galerie Raskolnikow, on Friday January 31, at Dresden, Germany. Opening 20:00 hours.
Based on our residency in Dresden and Rotterdam, Lisa Maria and I made a duo exhibition that underline our work and performance.

Many thanks to Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, CBK Rotterdam and the City of Dresden.

Lisa Maria Baier /Dresden
Ronald Bal / Rotterdam

Venice International Performance Art Week

CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY Dissenting Bodies Marking Time

European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora & Palazzo Michiel, Venice.


4 days program of performances open to the public on January 15-18, 2020, including live performance by our guest artist Ronald Bal, a Study Movie Room and Special Event Film ScreeningsThe culmination of the co-creation process will be open to the audience: we will transform the venue together into a dynamic performance site through a series of collective performance operas, as well as collaborative and solo performances. Presents the collective performance opera.

“Anam Cara – Dwelling Body”
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Starting from 16:00h
European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora, Venice (IT)

Museum MAAT Protugal

You are cordially invited to RHI (Revolution Hope Imagination) from Saturday 14 – Saturday 21, September 2019. Where I show my work Re-carving Body Plant Image at MAAT, Museum for Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.

More information: MAAT

Project ID – P.S. the Hague

25 June to 7 July 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands


Stuart Hall outlines in the essay “Cultural Identity and Diaspora” (1990) that modern identities are no longer fixed but emerge as “unstable points of identification or suture, which are made within the discourses of history and culture.” In his words, life stories are not determined exclusively by class, race, gender, and religion, but instead there is a mixed ancestry; an identification with diversity in countries, traditions, values and beliefs. While the raised global interactions are causing a re-evaluation of traditions and lifestyles, an awareness of individual and collective change springs from the urgency to find new modes of shaping our identities and life stories. Performativity as a language calls for continuous transformation and functions as a form of social action, while contemporary performance art as a logical art form shapes, communicates, confirms and honours the value of differing life stories in multiple contexts.

Project ID In-Between Identities is a temporary creative community project aiming to face artistically the issue of the crisis of identity, working in performance art through personal and the societal conceptions of individuality. In a 10-days intensive Residency Class, P.s. Den Haag provides for a space to develop solo and collective performances under the tuition of artist duo VestAndPage together with Marilyn Arsem, to be presented during the weekend July 5 – 7, 2019 in a public event. A collective performance opera, solo and collaborative performances by the participants and additional invited international artists, as well as lectures and an Study Movie Room, happen in the centre of The Hague at the former school building De Helena, Stichting Ruimtevaart, Maakhaven and De Barthkapel, a suggestive old convent chapel.

By Marilyn Arsem and VestAndPage

Fenia Kotsopoulou and Daz Disley
Photo: Stella Mouzi at Fluffy Library


Residency Class tutored by VestAndPage & Marilyn Arsem: Tuesday, June 25th – Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Evening lectures and artist talks at Stichting Ruimtevaart: Friday, June 28th and Sunday, June 30th, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Study Movie Room at Stichting Ruimtevaart: Friday July 5th, 12:00 – 6:00 PM – Sunday, July 7th, 2019, 12:00 AM – 11:30 PM

Collective Performance Opera at Maakhaven: Friday, July 5th 2019, 7:30 – 11:00 PM

Live performance program at De Helena and De Barthkapel: Saturday, July 6  – Sunday, 7 July 2019, 7:00 – 11:30 PM

Project ID In-Between Identities is organized by Marilyn Arsem, VestAndPage and P.S. Performance Site – Lisseth, Jolanda Jansen and Ronald Bal

AiR C. Rockefeller Center in Dresden

I am very grateful for the residence in C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts in Dresden, Germay. During the residence I will work on my projects related to sonography and the body.

Supported by the Goethe Institute Netherlands and C. Rockefeller Center for the Contemporary Arts