Apogee - The Self-Taught Musical

Apogee - The Self-Taught Musical

an evening with

nüans


at SMART PROJECT SPACE
Amsterdam
Friday, June 1st  2012


5pm
ARTISTS BOOK LAUNCH
(SMART CHAPEL)

"Chapter 2: How to be a good friend", MARINA (Düsseldorf); "Even my mum can make a book", a project by Gamze Özer, Timothee Huguet and Kristina Kramer (Istanbul); "R Templier", Christoph Westermeier (Düsseldorf / Amsterdam); "Mito Songs", Michael H. Shamberg (Baltimore) “APOGEE - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation", nüans


7pm
APOGEE – THE SELF-TAUGHT MUSICAL
(SMART CINEMA 2)

live performances by:

Elsa Fanton d´Andon (Bordeaux)
Géraldine Longueville (Amsterdam)
nüans: Anna Heidenhain, Elmar Hermann and Maki Umehara
Philippine Hoegen & Carolien Stikker (Brüssel / Amsterdam)
WJM Kok (Amsterdam)


& video contributions by:

Chiqueria (Düsseldorf)
Daniel Devlin (London)
Dina Danish (Amsterdam)
Guy Ben Ner (Tel Aviv)
Michael H. Shamberg (Baltimore)
New Order (Manchester)
Yvonne Rainer (NYC / LA)

music by:
Olav Mackaay (Utrecht)

Don't go lost in isolation!

The "Self-Taught Musical" is a compilation of songs based on Ibn-Tufail´s text "Hayy ibn Yaqdhan",
a classic of medieval Islamic philosophy. It´s the story of Hayy, a boy raised by a doe on an uninhabited tropical island. When the doe passes away, Hayy’s life develops from one of dependency to one of exploration and discovery. He starts by dissecting his mother in order to find out where life comes from. Over the years he grows up to discover the truth about the world and his own place in it, unaided but also unimpeded by society, language, or tradition.

Teach yourself how to be!

The musical provides the framework for several artists´ contributions such as songs, videos, lectures dealing with the idea of self-teaching and survival attitudes. The whole event is related to the book "APOGEE - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation“ (revolver publishers, 2011) edited by artist group nüans.

Discover the fire of life!

APOGEE ´s first presentation in the Netherlands  on June 1st will be hosted by Smart Chapel in the context of a book launch curated by the artists. (free entrance)

Since 2010 APOGEE has been the starting point for exhibitions and events in Florence, New York, Los Angeles, Istanbul and Düsseldorf. Each constellation includes artists and authors who are represented in the book as well as new contributors who deal with the themes of island and isolation.



Smart Project Space
Arie Biemondstraat 105-113
NL-1054 PD Amsterdam
tel. +31 (0)20 427 59 51
www.smartprojectspace.net

www.nuans.de