A new chapter in the BYOB saga:
BYOB Austin at Wurhaus, Friday January 21, 8 – 11 pm.
Wurhaus is proud to present BYOB AUSTIN, a one-night event in which several artists will bring a beamer (projector) and display video works in a gloriously cataclysmic group setting. This marks the 6th BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) event, part of a worldwide series of similar events originally initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafaël Rozendaal.
Hello Claire, thank you for your question.
I usually fall asleep immediately. I lay down, close my eyes, and I’m gone.
Sometimes it takes a while. I enjoy those moments. Laying in bed with fresh sheets and a nice pillow after a hot bath… it is the most comfortable moment of the day, the most comfortable anything I can think of. I try to be aware of the comfort, to enjoy it and to take it in fully. Lately I have also been trying to be aware of the falling asleep process. This is quite difficult. I have not yet succeeded and I wonder if it’s possible. I close my eyes, and I can feel the sleep state getting close. I can feel a warm comfortable numbness, slowly moving towards my mind. But just before I fall asleep, I am no longer aware of it. I lose consciousness. How else could I fall asleep?
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Marie-Pierre Letort asks: after the photo was shot (your CV page of your website), did you fall into water or is this a photoshoped? i like it anyways.
Hello Marie-Pierre, thank you for your question. Yes, I did jump into the water. I was in Italy, for La Biennale di Venezia, to participate in an exhibition in the Internet Pavilion. It was my 29th birthday. My father called me that day to congratulate me. He told me that many years ago, he jumped in the canal in Venice. He suggested “why don’t you start a family tradition?”. People told me not to do it because I would be eaten alive by rats but nothing bad happened of course. Matthew Stone was there and he took this beautiful photo.
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Thank you to everyone for hanging out and helping me in 2010,
family, friends, programmers, gallerists, curators, press.
Thank you everyone for visiting my websites in 2010, every 11,712,084 of you!
I wish you a very happy 2011 full of love and appreciation.
I am happy to announce a new doublesided poster in my shop.
One side is printed in six color offset to get the best result for the gradients. The other side is printed in four colors and silver foil. You can see more detailed photos here.
doublesided signed poster by rafaël rozendaal
4 color offset + silver foil on glossy paper,
96 x 66 cm. (36 x 26 inches)
shipped via regular mail in a cardboard tube
Red Light Radio is an online radio station broadcasting from a former prostitution window in the red light district of Amsterdam. I will be DJ-ing tonight from 8 to 9 PM CET. You will be able to stream the live broadcast from redlightradio.net. If you want to check it later find the broadcast archive on soundcloud.
BYOB is an open exhibition format I created to enable anyone to make a huge exhibition without any budget:
It’s very simple:
– find a space
– invite many artists
– ask them to bring their projectors
Please read the BYOB FAQ if you want to organize your own BYOB.
Here is a set of songs I’ve compiled just for you.
I hope to make a movie one day, and this might be the soundtrack.
01: Nino Rota, La Poupee Automate
02: Carpathian Forest, Through the black veil of the Burgo pass
03: Xasthur, Intro
04: Thrones, Acris Ventor
05: Angelo Badalamenti, Fats Revisited
06: Aki Tsuyuko, First Idea
07: Aphex Twin, Curtains
08: Blasphemy, Winds of the Black Godz