Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Premiere and talk.
'The bad breath of Mondriaan specialist Hans Janssen #10'.
November 16, 2017.
Photos by Lara Verheiden:
|Testimonials from some participants.
''I think it was a very nice talk. I like that you can be critical to
them, that you have the ability to interact with them and not just that
they sit somewhere and make these videos and have a lot of views and
just don’t care about the spiciness of the comments.''
''I like these talk sessions because it doesn’t close the videos down,
if you see a YouTube video you can leave a comment, but it doesn’t have
any value. You place yourself in a different level. It stays inside
there. But now when you can confront them, when you speak with them
face to face, you’re just two, then it becomes way more authentic.''
''I liked it a lot. I think all the episodes are intriguing. What I
like about this setting is that it gives you something on top of
watching the episode. To grasp the essence of the episode. A lot of
things become clearer if you talk about it. I think it’s nice to have
more premieres like this. I showed KIRAC episodes to a lot of friends
of mine and often the start following the Youtube channel. But for some
people it's too vague or hardcore, and a talk like this would give them
clarity because they can respond with their own questions. But I think
this setting has a lot of potential. Also in other places then just the
Rietveld academy. It might be good to re-arrange the sitting, the
chairs. In a cirkel. So everybody can look at each other.''
''I had a lot of critique on this episode. But that’s why I enjoy this talk because you can actually say it to them.''
''I would come if there is another event.''
''The first time I saw one of the videos I thought what they did was
just provocation. Now I think getting a bit wilder is actually a
This is how some people responded to KIRAC LIVE at the Gerrit Rietveld
academy. During the talk we premiered KIRAC episode 10, and we talked
about it afterwards. The talk was not limited to talking about the
episode. People asked and said all kinds of things that mattered to
them. As noted by our dear assistant Seung-Ah.
Thanks to Marieke Coppens and Merel Kokhuis at Buro Rietveld for organizing the event with us.