Thursday, 7 September 2017

Piiptsjilling – Fiif

Piiptsjilling – Fiif

an album released on CD and digital by Peter Foolen Editions, June 2017

Fiif is Piiptsjilling's fifth full album. Previous albums: Piiptsjilling (2008, Onomatopee), Wurdskrieme (2010, Experimedia), Moarntiids (2014, Midira) and Molkedrippen (2014, Spekk)
Music by Mariska Baars, Jan Kleefstra, Romke Kleefstra en Rutger Zuydervelt.
Poetry by Jan Kleefstra, vocals by Jan Kleefstra and Mariska Baars, guitar and effects by Romke Kleefstra, effects and electronics by Rutger Zuydervelt
Cover painting by Mariska Baars
Recorded at Studio Landscape by Jan Switters
Mastered by Lawrence English, Brisbane
CD manufactured by Monotype Pressing, Poland
7 tracks, total time 48:07 min
Released in an edition of 300 copies

available for 10 euro
for orders email
or on my bandcamp page:

Friday, 1 September 2017

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton – Cinnabar Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

Carol Robertson and Trevor Sutton are in a group show at Cinnabar Gallery in San Antonio, Texas

7 September – 5 November 2017
Cinnabar Gallery
1420 S. Alamo Street
Suite 147
San Antonio, TX
TX, 78210

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton (collaboration) – Selected Signs, 2017, oil on board, 38 x 38 cm

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton – Imprints, Crest, France

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton
Memoirs 22 July – 10 September 2017 
14 rue Jean Rousset 
26400 Crest France

open by appointment

Hannah Lees – The Koppel Project Hive, London

Hannah Lees – Kingsgate Project Space, London

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Gary Woodley – Folkestone Triennial 2017

Gary Woodley is one of the participating artists of the
Folkestone Triennial
double edge
2 September – 5 November 2017

International artists have created 20 new works for the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, titled double edge. Presented by the Creative Foundation, Folkestone Triennial is one of the UK’s most ambitious public art exhibitions, and opens on September 2, 2017.

The 2017 artists are Rigo 23, Sol Calero, Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, Alex Hartley, Lubaina Himid, Emily Peasgood, Diane Dever and The Decorators, Amalia Pica, Marc Schmitz and Dolgor Ser-Od, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sinta Tantra, Studio Ben Allen, Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas, HoyCheong Wong, Gary Woodley, Bill Woodrow, Richard Woods, and Jonathan Wright.

Gary Woodley – Impingement No. 66, Cube Circumscribed by Tetrahedron – Tetrahedron Circumscribed by Cube, 2017
photo by Thierry Bal
© Gary Woodley, Thierry Bal, Folkestone Triennial

50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967-2017

50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967-2017
curated by Friedrich Meschede

8 September – 4 November 2017
Konrad Fischer Galerie
Platanenstrasse 7
40233 Düsseldorf

15 September – 25 November
Konrad Fischer Galerie
Lindenstrasse 35
10969 Berlin

invitation card
Bruce Nauman, GALERIE/MIT/BLEISTIFT/... 1974
image © the artist and Konrad Fischer Galerie

Uniformagazine No.10 Summer 2017

The Summer issue of Uniformagazine is just released by Uniformbooks.
Uniformagazine No. 10 has contributions by herman & susanne de vries, Tom Benson, Ian Waites, Helen Douglas & Telfer Stokes, Heinz Gappmayr and others.
21.4 x 14.5 cm, 32 pages, published in an edition of 500. ISSN 2056-6301

The photographs of herman & susanne de vries of die wiese (the meadow) are supplied by Peter Foolen and from the publication herman de vries & susanne de vries – die wiese / the meadow / eschenau 1986-2013, published by Peter Foolen Editions and Lecturis in 2013

Uniformagazine is published quarterly by

7 Hillhead Terrace
Devon EX13 5JL
England, UK

Tenderbooks – Catalogue End of Summer Collection

catalogue of the Tenderbooks end of Summer collection
for the online version of this catalogue click here

a collection of availabe books, with Josef Albers, Mel Bochner, James Lee Byars, Max Ernst, Nancy Holt, Yves Klein, Dieter Roth, herman de vries, Robert Morris and many others.

for availability and orders
6 Cecil Court
London WC2N 4HE

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton – Summer exhibitions

The work of Carol Robertson and Trevor Sutton is part of
Mono: An Exhibition of Unique Prints
7 July – 3 September 2017
82 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DP

Carol Robertson is taking part at the group show
make a mark
9 – 30 July 2017
45 Grange Road
London SE1 3BH

Carol Robertson & Trevor Sutton
22 July – 10 September 2017
Imprints Gallery
14 rue Jean Rousset
26400 Crest

Seeing Through Drawing – A Celebration of John Berger

Seeing Through Drawing – A Celebration of John Berger
8 July – 26 August 2017
Mandell's Gallery
Elm Hill
Norwich NR3 1HN
Norfolk, UK

The exhibition is arranged and selected by Martin Battye and John Christie.
A new publication Seeing Through Drawing – A Celebration of John Berger will be launched on the opening. The book is published by Objectif Press.

The book features a compilation of writings on the art and practice of drawing collected by John Christie. Objectif Press, the imprint of John Christie, published in 2016 the book Lapwing & Fox – Conversations between John Berger and John Christie. In 2000 the acclaimed book I Send You This Cadmium Red – A Correspondence between John Berger and John Christie was published by Actar, Barcelona.
In 2010 I Send You This Cadmium Red – John Berger and John Christie with music by Gavin Bryars was released on CD on Gavin Bryars' GB label

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Ian Whittlesea – Becoming Invisible, Artnight London 1 July 2017

Ian Whittlesea 
Becoming Invisible (2017)

Art Night 
London, 1 July 2017

Site-specific adaptation of an ongoing project
Immersive light and sound installation

Entrance at the signposted meeting point on the south-east side
Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP

6pm–2am, every 40 minutes
Duration: 35 Minutes
Language: English

Ian Whittlesea invites the audience to take part in an illuminated meditation in the Bascule Chamber, located inside Tower Bridge. His ongoing work Becoming Invisible is adapted to the rarely accessed cavernous space. This experiential and performative audio installation is accompanied by a light show ranging from total darkness to the most intense light imaginable. The audience, in groups of 50, is guided down into the chamber by the voice of hypnotherapist Ruth Sabrosa, alongside the sound of rhythmic breathing and visualisation cues. Once in the Chamber the participants are asked to reflect on the colour spectrum and finally to step into a white cloud, perhaps allowing them to become permanently invisible.
A project supported by Art Night’s Patron Circle 2017, kindly hosted by Tower Bridge.
this Event is sold out

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Review Piiptsjilling Fluid Radio

a great review of Fiif, the album by Piiptsjilling released by Peter Foolen Editions, by Nathan Thomas on Fluid Radio – Experimental Frequencies.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Piiptsjilling album release Fiif

Piiptsjilling – Fiif

Fiif the new and fifth album by Piiptsjilling is released on June 23rd by Peter Foolen Editions.

Piiptsjilling consists of Jan and Romke Kleefstra (Alvaret Ensemble, Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra, etc.), Mariska Baars (soccer Commitee) and Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek). They combine poetry with vocals, guitars and electronics. Whether in the studio or live, they always improvise. Without much discussion, they just start, and the music magically pours out, sometimes ethereally beautiful and at other times abstract and noisy.
Jan Kleefstra’s poems are in Frisian, a language most listeners won’t literally understand, but can just as well be experienced on a musical level, adding a sense of mysterious melancholy to the music.

Jan and Romke Kleefstra are also members of Kleefstra | Bakker| Kleefstra (with Anne Chris Bakker) and The Alvaret Ensemble (with Greg Haines and Sytze Pruiksma). Kleefstra | Bakker | Kleefstra released their 8th album ‘Dize’ (Midira Records) in February this year. The Alvaret Ensemble released their acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2012, with guests Peter Broderick and Martyn Heyne and recorded by Nils Frahm in the Grunewaldkirche in Berlin (Denovali Records).
Jan and Romke Kleefstra made with Celer and Rutger Zuydervelt the album GAU (MonotypeRec, 2012).
Mariska Baars makes music under the moniker ‘soccer Committee’, her first album ‘sC’ was released in 2007 (Morc Records). She collaborated with Rutger Zuydervelt on the albums ‘Gris Gris’ (Low Point, 2008), ‘Drawn’ (Digitalis & Morc Records 2008) and ‘Redrawn’ (self-released, 2012) with tracks of ‘Drawn’ covered and remixed by Peter Broderick, Taylor Dupree, Nate Wooley, Lawrence English, Mark Templeton and others.
Rutger Zuydervelt, often working under his alias Machinefabriek, released many solo recordings and collaborations. Machinefabriek’s music and soundscapes combines elements of ambient, modern classical music, minimalism, drone and field recordings. Rutger collaborated with many artists such as Michel Banabila, Nils Frahm, Richard Skelton, Dead Neanderthals, Peter Broderick, Wouter van Veldhoven, Gareth Davis and Tim Catlin. He composed music for dance and ballet and soundtracks for films. In 2011 he released his album ‘Sol Sketches’, the music for the film ‘Sol LeWitt’ by Chris Teerink. In 2016 he composed the soundtrack for the computer game ‘Astroneer’ (System Era, 2016).

The first album 'Piiptsjilling' was released in 2008 by Onomatopee (

‘Fiif’ doesn’t so much mark a new chapter for the band, but rather an organic progression of their sound. There’s a rougher edge to it then on previous albums like Wurdskrieme (Experimedia, 2010) or Moarntiids (Midira, 2014), and Mariska’s vocals have gained an even more important role.

The album was recorded at Studio Landscape in Gau and mastered by Lawrence English at 158, Brisbane, Australia, and is released on cd and as download.
The CD is released in an edition of 300 copies and comes in a vinyl transparent sleeve containing a folded poster with an image of a painting by Mariska Baars and the lyrics in Frisian and English.

Fiif is available for 10 euro at
or email me

more info about Piiptsjilling and its members