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Video art by Donna Verheijden
De School’s immersive art night Tijdgenoten ventures into a second round with a night full of music, performances and art on January 12. For the second edition of Tijdgenoten, De School is collaborating with LIMA and the Dutch artist Donna Verheijden. The exhibition of Verheijden’s video installations can be visited after the opening for free until January 29th from Tuesday to Friday between 17:00 and 22:00 and during regular club nights in the weekend.

About Donna Verheijden
As a graduate from the Sandberg Institute and International Film Festival Rotterdam contributor, Donna Verheijden researches the pervasive impact of commercial, pop and visual culture on our behavior. As a contemporary image maker, Donna sees it as her responsibility to analyze and criticize today’s apparent or staged realities. She tries to answer what an image exactly means in a highly censored mediascape and how one can strategically interrupt and surpass these mechanisms of power. In doing so, her main research focuses are on mass and social media, its seductions and underlying power structures.

About the opening
During Tijdgenoten #2 and the subsequent exhibition, Donna Verheijden will be showcasing four of her video installations: Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black, All the World’s a Stage – Ways of Seeing 2013, Prison and Trompe L’oeil. The common thread in these pieces is the subject of identity and how we respond to different forms of media - whether it’s the crises we see on the news on a daily basis, the visual overload and staged reality of today’s mass media or the use of data-mining to influences our desires.

Music during Tijdgenoten #2
20.00 - 22.00 Bredt
22.00 - 22.40 Kévin Bray live
22.40 - 23.00 Bredt
23.00 - 23.40 Laser Poodle live
23.40 - 00.00: Bredt
00.00 - 00.40 Torus live
00.40 - 03.00 Bredt

Performances (curated by GLAMCULT) featuring:
Rushemy Botter
Sophie Hardeman
Das Leben am Haverkamp

General info Tijdgenoten #2 
Artist: Donna Verheijden
Installations: Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black, All the World’s a Stage – Ways of Seeing 2013, Prison, Trompe L’oeil
Opening: January 12th 2017 starting at 20:00
Dates: January 13th until January 29th 2017 - Tuesday to Friday between 17:00 and 22:00 and during regular club nights in the weekend
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