Exception Handling - PZi Graduation Show

We are pleased to present "Exception Handling," the graduation show of the Master of the Media Design & Communication program at the Piet Zwart Institute, a postgraduate program of the Willem de Kooning Academy / Rotterdam University.

Jul 2012
Jul 2012
09:00 to 16:00
location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam

Exhibition Opening: July 6, 20:00-22:00

With: Fako Berkers (NL), Mirjam Dissel (NL), Danny van der Kleij (NL), Lena Müller (DE), Tomás Navarro (ES/IT), Laurier Rochon (CA), Quinten Swagerman (NL) and Lieven Van Speybroeck (BE). Curated by Willie Stehouwer (NL). 

Exception Handling is a term for a particular procedure in writing computer code. Wikipedia defines it as, "The process of responding to the occurrence, during computation, of exceptions – anomalous or exceptional situations requiring special processing – often changing the normal flow of program execution."

It is the recognition of the anomalous and exceptional, and the devising of a 'special processing' that becomes the theme that threads through the work of the artists exhibited. In each case the artists seek to create a media language that allows situations ranging from the most personal and intimate to the most widely political to be researched, explored and embodied in a media object that addresses the uniqueness of the topic. These projects all seek to "change the normal flow of program execution," and avoid mirroring the deafening barrage of cliché that forms our media landscape.

The show brings together the previously distinct disciplines of Networked and Lens-Based digital media and presents work across an expanded range of disciplines. To reflect this new breadth or media practice within the department, the graduation show is an ambitious co-operation between V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, TENT and WORM:  showcasing work that ranges across a triptych of short films to radio broadcasts of encrypted narrative, to steam powered analogue 'holograms,' with many other media-hybrids in-between.


Opening Program on Friday 06 July, 2012

19:00 Joint opening TENT
20:00 opening V2_/WORM 

21:30 – 22:00 Media Cabaret and After-Party and performances by Danny van der Kleij (NL) and Laurier Rochon (CA) at WORM; WORM doors open at 21:00.



The exhibition is accompanied by a graduation catalogue designed by Daphne Heemskerk featuring contributions by graduating students, staff and guest tutors. 

Related events TENT

Showing at TENT: Daan Bunnik (NL), Sebastian Cimpean (RO & CA), Inge Hoonte (NL), Laura Macchini (IT), Luis Soldevilla (PE), Loes van Dorp (NL), Amy Sou Wu (CN & AU) & Zhang Yan (CN). 

Exhibition at TENT continues until Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam  
11:00 – 18:00, closed Mondays.


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