movers'n'shakers

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We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams.
World-losers and world-forsakers,
Upon whom the pale moon gleams;
Yet we are the movers and shakers,
Of the world forever, it seems.
Movers'n'Shakers brings together like-minds and diverse-bodies of The Hague (from LUC The Hague, Haagse Hogeschool, Royal Academy of Art, Royal Conservatoire...the more, the merrier!) for a monthly discussion of texts, widely construed, which fuel Political & Philosophical Arts.

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2012

Calling all revolutionaries! Arts meet Politics in 2012 on the theme of MANIFESTOS:
25 February 2012 | The Surrealist Manifesto
The first Movers'n'Shakers discussion will take place on Saturday 25 February 2012 at 14:00 in Hooistraat, where we will ponder pure psychic automatism via André Breton's 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism over coffee and cake.
26 March 2012 | The Hacker Manifesto
Let's discuss the politics and aesthetics of hacking via McKenzie Wark's A Hacker Manifesto. Cake and controversy will be served in the College Lounge at LUC from 18:15 - 20:00 on Monday 26 March 2012
25 April 2012 | A Cyborg Manifesto
Before the infoproles of the world unite, let's explore Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century", from her Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York: Routledge, 1990), for our next discussion in the evening of Wednesday 25 April, 18:00 - 20:00, in the LUC College Lounge.
12 May 2012 | The Art of Noise
We have a sonic treat coming up with our discussion of Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noise on Saturday 12 May at 14:00 in LUC, where we will be accompanied by, inter alia, an open rehearsal of Shostakovich's String Octet at the Political Arts Mash-Up.
25 June 2012 | Dogme 95 + film screening
Vinterberg's Festen (''The Celebration'') has arrived, and so we are on for our planned discussion and film screening this coming Monday, 25 June, 14:00 - 17:00 in the LUC College Lounge!

In preparation for our discussion of this particular cinematic revolution, do read the very short but highly controversial Dogme 95 Manifesto and its accompanying Vow of Chastity. If you decide to stay out of the storms this weekend, you will find some background to the first Dogme 95 film, which we will watch together on Monday afternoon, and some sociological, political, and aesthetic discussions of the Dogme 95 movement here.
11 September 2012 | The Communist Manifesto
Come one, come all! Let's shake off our aestivation and inspect the spectres of Marx and Engels through their (in)famous Communist Manifesto.
Bask in the rhetoric, poetry, and modernist sensibilities of this masterpiece, while taking issue with its revolutionary content, at 19:00 in the LUC College Lounge (sign up for the Movers'n'Shakers mailing list to keep up-to-date with logistics).
3 October 2012 | The October Manifesto + filmscreening
17 October 1905, St. Petersburg: Nicholas II signed a short declaration of reforms drafted by Witte, promising the people of Russia the civil freedoms of conscience, speech, assembly, and association. Where are we now, after a long century of revolutions and unrest?
We will follow our discussion of this manifesto on the improvement of the state order with a screening of Eisenstein's October: Ten Days that Shook The World--don't miss this master film-maker's celebration of the tenth anniversary of The October Revolution of 1917, with an original film score by Shostakovich. See you at 16:00 in the Schouwburgstraat Auditorium for this feast of political arts!
7 November 2012 | The Futurist Manifesto
Whatever you may think of Futurist painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and cinema--and whether or not you have taste for it--join us for a multi-media journey through the founding and evolution of this 1909 movement!
In addition to our reading group discussion of Marinetti's Manifesto, this Wednesday afternoon will host also a set of activities inspired by Futurism, including an illustrative lieder recital, curated and performed by soprano Jennifer Elaine Young, a demonstration of 3-D printer technology and parametric design by Marki von Ketelhodt, +HIP photo art and announcement of the prize photograph for the issue on Figur{in}es The Hague, and more.
More details are here.
18 December 2012 | First Things First Manifesto
To round up our exploration of manifestos and wrap up 2012, we will hear the voice of graphic artists, visual communicators, designers, and architects et al. against the advertising world through the First Things First Manifestos of 1964 and 2000.
Meet us for drinks and discussion at 17:00 on Tuesday 18 December 2012 in the Coffee Company at Noordeinde 54, The Hague) to round off this Movers'n'Shakers season...and onwards to our next theme in 2013!
Times and dates of Movers'n'Shakers meetings and other PAI events are on the calendar.

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