During the 42nd  International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Piet Zwart Institute – part of Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences – hosts two events.

The School of Sound – Rotterdam, a symposium presented by the IFFR in partnership with the Media Design and Communication Masters Programme of the Piet Zwart Institute
This exhibition is in tune with the IFFR Signals programme Sound Stages.

The School of Sound – Rotterdam
Monday January 28, 11.00-15.00 hrs
de Doelen (van Capelle zaal)
Tickets are available at the IFFR website (with free entrance for PZI students)

During the IFFR you can also visit the exhibition Sound Figures by Aura Satz at BLAAK10 Gallery & Store.
Aura Satz’s practice encompasses film, sound, performance and sculpture.

The exhibition brings together a collection of recent films which look closely at sound visualisation through various technologies and acoustic devices such as a Chladni plate, a Ruben’s tube, a theremin, mechanical music, phonograph grooves and drawn/optical sound, paying close attention to the materiality of such technologies, the resulting sound patterns and the modes of gestural engagement. The camerawork tends to pore over its subject, zooming in visually and acoustically until it becomes abstracted in scale and context, and reconfigured to evoke a new anatomy or landscape of sorts, an architectural structure, or a writing system. The film narratives often explore the more metaphorical, literary and cinematic associations, whilst the visuals provide an intimate encounter with archaic and obsolete sound technologies, exploring their de-familiarized sculptural and tactile qualities, and revealing new ways of thinking about sound.

She has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally. Visit her website for more information about her projects and awards. 

BLAAK10 Gallery & Store
January 24  – February 2 2013
Opening: January 24 2013, 17 hrs
Witte de Withstraat 7a, 3012 BK Rotterdam
Open: Tue – Fri 11-1hrs. Sat and Sun13-17hrs

For more information on the Piet Zwart Institute and her masterprogramme please click here