Butzkebad

DesignLab3 of Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam presents Butzkebad

The public swimming pool might seem like a very ordinary place. What happens when you take a closer look at its objects, architecture, smells, colors, noises and structures?

 

Smell of fries and chlorine
Water compressed in a box
Repetitive swimming movements
Echoes and reflections
Unspoken tensions
Normalized nudity
A thin line between leisure and repulsion

 

At ButzkeBad we explore the ordinary and stage the ambiguities of a swimming pool as an act of celebration: objects become props, jobs become performances and architecture becomes the scene.

Dive in and enjoy your visit,

ButzkeBad – Team
( Marit Heinen, Alice Splash – Sprascio, Alexander van Bakel, Margherita Pauline Soldati, Irina Djojoatmodjo, William Eckerstein, Rosita Kær, Asefeh Tayebani, Dee Vasilevskaya )
PROGRAMME:

Friday 16.02 from 19:00 till 01:00
– 20:00 Sound Piece by KAPELLA. Alex Köppel is a sound artist and spatial designer based in Amsterdam.

– 21:00 Performance by Michela Filzi, multimedia artist based in Berlin. Her performances hold the middle ground between sports, rituals, endurance tests, ceremonies and dancing.

– 22:00 Live set by Basile Monsacrè and Tigre Contre Tigre
Saturday 17.02 from 15:00 till 22:00
– 15:00 Sound Piece by KAPELLA. Alex Köppel is a sound artist and spatial designer based in Amsterdam.

– 17:00 Smell Workshop by olfactory artist Klara Ravat.

– 19:00 Dance Performance by Marga Alfa

– 20:00 Film installation by Roosje Verschoor graduated as a photographer at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in      2016. She makes video- and photo installations from her own material as well as found footage. She is fascinated by the hidden stories and structures that determine our identity.
Sunday 18.02 from 12:00 till 20:00
– 13:45 Lecture by Clemens Behr on his practice and pools.

– 15:00 Sound Piece by KAPELLA. Alex Köppel is a sound artist and spatial designer based in Amsterdam.

– 17:00 ‚Men Who Swim“ (2010) movie screening and discussion.

 

POMMES IM POOL – Every day!
Hungry? A proper pool serves fries – get our original Butzke-Pommes for the full pool experience.
daily, lunch and dinner