Auxetic Landscapes & Vocode at Museum Jan Cunen

Auxetic Landscapes seen from the side

This Dutch Design Week, Fillip Studios presents two new projects at two different locations: Adaptable Auxetics and Maacq Oase. Read on to find out more about these projects and the general theme of DDW21.

In response to the corona crisis and the questions that it indirectly evoked about climate change, inclusivity, wellbeing and much more, Dutch Design Week 2021 calls for reflection and change with the theme The Greater Number: “a future where there is a constant search for a better number — sometimes less, sometimes more but then of higher quality, and sometimes simply different.” During DDW21, this quest is explored from four different perspectives or subthemes: It’s In Our NatureThings That MatterCabinet of Collaborations and One Size Won’t Fit All. Fillip Studios is represented in two of these subthemes:

Meetup Art in Healthcare

By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing.

In response to the growing awareness of the value of the arts in the healthcare environment, supported by a growing body of scientific research, hospitals throughout the Western world are expanding their collections of artworks, organizing events with music, and creative therapies. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems.In this meetup we dive into the world of Art in Healthcare: what are the benefits of applying art in healthcare? What are the potentials?

Coehoornstraat 17, space 1, Arnhem
20:00 -22:00 (doors open at 19:30)

Vocode “the most compelling piece in the exhibition” according to The New York Times

“…Three of the works in the exhibition are newly commissioned, bringing us up to present-day uses of text in art.

A long black pen is suspended by an invisible thread over a table. It dances over a sheet of white paper, making tiny black marks. Underneath, the table vibrates like a drum, responding to what is coming out of a speaker mounted to its side.

This work, ‘Vocode‘, is creating a visual record of 86 nearly-extinct languages that are listed in UNESCO’s atlas of the world’s endangered tongues. Even, Chontal, Trumai, Waima’a and Savosavo are a few of the languages the artists chose.

Created by Fillip Studios, or the art duo Roos Meerman and Tom Kortbeek, the artwork is the most recent piece in the exhibition and perhaps the most compelling. In it, we find ourselves boomeranged back to the beginning of the narrative: Text is once again converted into a visual art.”

Read the full article about Vocode in The New York Times


By Photos by Marjon Gemmeke