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08.06.2017 Club | Alise Akimova: Satoshi Aoyagi, otherwise known as DJ SO, is coming from Japan to play De School this weekend for the Nachtdigital Weekender. It will be the first time that he will play in Amsterdam, but some have encountered his music already during certain morning transitions at Nachtdigital 2016 in Olganitz.
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20.05.2017 Restaurant | Alise Akimova: In the northern Frisian town of Stavoren, close by an embankment near the sea, a wine cellar is situated in a farm surrounded by cows where two wine-loving brothers regularly receive beautiful orders from France.
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19.05.2017 Het Gymlokaal | After a great previous edition of De Sportdag in February, we return to Het Gymlokaal next month with our second edition. We'll be playing basketball on Saturday June 17 from 11:00 to 19:00 and everyone can register!
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16.05.2017 Club | By Emma van Meyeren: "Like all things that are hard to define, it might be easier to describe what it is not, than to describe what it is. Not elitist, unprejudiced and without a clear genre, Dutch triple-threat Parrish Smith, Robert Bergman and Xosar have in common a sound that is best defined by what it is not—from the negative space outside of the deep abyss of their sound."
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11.05.2017 Club | Luc Mastenbroek: When I said I never dreamt of line-ups, that wasn’t really true.
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09.05.2017 Gallery | Jasmin Hoek: In anticipation of Tijdgenoten #3 I will elaborate on some of the important aspects of looking, more specifically looking at erotic imagery. Imagine a classic Hollywood movie; a beautiful woman is accidentally caught undressing by the main character of the movie. As the spectator sees him looking at her, sees his view of her, and also sees her from the camera’s point of view; in this case you and the main character are both voyeurs. But what exactly is voyeurism?
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02.05.2017 Gallery | Mathis Neuhaus: The One Minutes Series of May starts out with a very specific briefing: make a one-minute black and white horror short film set in the daytime.
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26.04.2017 Club | Emma van Meyeren: In his blogpost about April’s line-up, Luc reflected on the decision to use orange for the banner of this year’s Kingsday club night: "It's a nice colour, but the idea of orange, the idea of Dutchness, spread by scary Dutch political powers, is not what our orange looks like - or not what we want it to look like. It's an anxious orange. Let's try and re-appropriate orange and use it for a celebration of kindness, movement and flexibility."
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25.04.2017 Club | Jack Dolan: It’s a common pitfall amongst artists and musicians to overthink things. Making too many decisions before you begin the creative process is dangerous.
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16.04.2017 Club | Jasmin Hoek: This weekend marks the De School comeback of one of my favorite DJs around: Aurora Halal. Both her DJ and her live sets often leave the crowd dancing in a hypnotized state; Aurora has shown her talent for combining a dark and deep sound with a very groovy yet mysterious edge.
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13.04.2017 Club | Mathis Neuhaus: Transdisciplinarity is a contemporary approach for contemporary problems and can make for surprising and fruitful connections. Though not exclusively tied to the academic sector, it is a principle often fostered by schools which try to look beyond traditional and separated disciplines. Strictly speaking, De School is not considered an educational institution anymore, but still operates in varied spheres unified by a transdisciplinary approach to present and mediate cultural matter.
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06.04.2017 Club | Luc Mastenbroek: The first thing I encountered when walking into De School last Monday, was long time staff member Marciano cutting wood. Building a house for our new residents, two pigs, that will arrive next week. They’re going to help our chefs getting rid of the food waste, and next to that probably just hang around.
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05.04.2017 Other | Mathis Neuhaus: This one is a trip. Think short vignettes of virtual worlds, intense machine-made audio layers, humans resembling cyborgs and vice versa – there is a lot to process.
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04.04.2017 Club | Tammo Hesselink: Detroit has mostly been known for its rich history of techno producers. It was the place where three guys started it all and afterwards saw many new waves of techno producers coming up.
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21.03.2017 Gallery | Mathis Neuhaus: Being able to tell a consecutive and coherent story is a challenging task. This rings true for literature, music, the menu in a restaurant or a certain place where all of this and more comes together.
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21.03.2017 Gallery | Starting this Thursday, we'll be displaying a new photo exhibition in collaboration with Fotolab Kiekie. In the hallway behind Restaurant DS, you can now feast your eyes on the photo series Jumping Cats by Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek.
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08.03.2017 Club | Luc Mastenbroek: The moment I'm writing this I'm in a night bus on a bumpy road, leaving Belo Horizonte. Thoughts drifting back to a moment in an open air museum earlier today, where, after a power-cut of several hours, the dots reconnected right at the moment we walked into the most beautiful audio installation.
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06.03.2017 Gallery | Mathis Neuhaus: Being based in Switzerland makes design a very visible and important element of everyday life. Of course, the disciplines vary from graphic to industrial to product design (among others), but they are united by high principles, a distinct sense for quality and a certain approach to the question of aesthetics.
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02.03.2017 Concert | Mathys Rennela: It's hard to separate Oko Ebombo's personal life from his art, whether it involves dance, photography, motion pictures, poetry or music. In preparation for his upcoming live performance at De School, I sat with Oko on a parisian terrasse to discuss about his music and his life in Paris.
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01.03.2017 Club | Alex Rigby: As JP Enfant’s first all-nighter at DS nears, we sat down with the techno artist to discuss the nature of extended sets and his upcoming projects.
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21.02.2017 Club | Mathis Neuhaus: Collective memory can be fascinating. There are people, places and things in this world that are so excessively depicted (in the cinema, the news, the television) that there is simply no way around them. Being unbiased is an impossibility.
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18.02.2017 Club | Jack Dolan: As a DJ without a physical release it’s very difficult to make an impact. It’s a bit of a chicken and egg situation. Without your own music which defines your style, bookers don’t know what they’re in for. The only way you stand a chance is if you have a history behind you but how do you get there if you can’t get a good booking in the first place?
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15.02.2017 Club | Emma van Meyeren: In his famous 1982 essay “War Making and State Making as Organized Crime”, sociologist Charles Tilly discusses the intrinsic ties between European state formation and war. In opposition to the idea that war is a state of exception, Tilly shows that war is always-already implied in the foundation of the European nation-state.
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10.02.2017 Club | Mathis Neuhaus: What defines and creates suspense? Not knowing everything about a certain situation, but longing to learn everything about it, one could say. It is induced by sparing out and to be actively creating suspense means to create dependence.
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08.02.2017 Club | Mathis Neuhaus: There are many ways to achieve freedom – even if it is only for a while. Some scream, some dance, some run. Some, as in the case of the so-called Aeronauts in rural China, fly. Or, to be more precise, aspire to fly.
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25.01.2017 Concert | Mathys Rennela: All art is propaganda and ever must be. The reknown sociologist W.E.B du Bois made this bold claim in a 1926 essay about Black art.
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20.01.2017 Club | Tammo Hesselink: We are seeing growing interest in the West Coast sound of Holland for quite some years now. A scene which has been around for nearly forever had been doing its own thing and never compromised.
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10.01.2017 Club | Luc Mastenbroek: A week ago today we celebrated our one-year anniversary by sharing cake, birthday wishes and memories of the past year. Two days before the celebration we rounded off 2016 with a twenty-five hour New Year’s Day party that left us with weeks of positive vibes.
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10.01.2017 Café | Mathis Neuhaus: It has often been said that art possesses the quality to change the world. There is, of course, a fair share of hope and optimism stirred into this phrase, but current times could need more of both.
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04.01.2017 Gallery | Mathis Neuhaus: Donna Verheijden looks beneath the surface. Surfaces, to be precise. Beneath all those which are super-HD, super-glossy, super-flat. Music videos, commercials and pop cultural images that are part of our collective memory are her objects of investigation. In her work she tries to decode them, because usually we don’t.
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