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WE ARE THE MARKET!

‘WE WANT INCLUSIVITY, AND WE ARE HERE TO TAKE IT!’

Onomatopee 142

The centre of the city is the place for meeting and consumption. It is where everyone goes, it’s where our culture is consumed and lived. However, the offering there is limited, and not a lot is allowed. It’s not everybody’s space, but the space of the majority. Yet even for that majority, there is no free choice, so it is also place for the silent majority. Meanwhile, every human being wants an inclusive culture, with free offering and free access. Although our culture turns out not to be free, but forced.
With this project we ask what could be on offer, and what perhaps ought to be? Many free-thinkers such as designers, philosophers, journalists, artists and others take space to explore this. In short: WE ARE THE MARKET! calls out to freedom in the capitalist commons, within the cultural production of the high street.

Public gallery and publisher Onomatopee Projects, organiser of this venture, has a space for free imagination in the heart of Eindhoven. Here they provide their services free of charge - partially paid for by the spokesperson of the people’s sovereignty - yet hidden behind all the commercial forces.

As an alternative, focused on a public service for the interest-less imagination which is exclusive to the arts, Onomatopee goes onto the streets in action against mollycoddling and in defence of an inclusive world: in an ultimate stimulation of a truly liberal culture. They make question the role witin our collective responsibility regarding public culture. Now the focus is on target audiences and life in bubbles alienates us, public space is becoming increasingly more exclusive.

Our culture is our responsibility: we demand inclusivity!

READ THE MISSION STATEMENT FULL OF CONFUSION CONTEXTUALISED HERE.

Featuring achievements by: Harmen de Hoop, BURO SNDVG (a snodero-group member)David Blamey, Teun Castelijn, Nolwenn SalaunJennifer Moon & Laub, Su TomesenMartin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), the Mona Lisa’s, Ilke Gers, Disarming DesignThe Temple of TeaseVanessa BrazeauToine Klaassen, Jasper GriepinkApparatus 22 and Everyday criticality.

The theory-sparked bartenders, offering enlightening conversations over heavy drinks, include Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen, Michel van Dartel, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Rogier Brom, Koen Haegens, Fred Dewey, Berit Fischer and Dirk Vis.

 

 

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Publication

Freek Lomme i.c.w. Josh Plough, 2018

We Are The Market!

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We Are The Market! claims a liberal ALL-INCLUSIVITY to push the stretch of our cultural offer in the eye of the final commonplace; the capitalist commons of the high street.

Anticipating to a hegemonic culture encroaching on the city centre, one that’s turning exclusive due an engagement towards a “publics” while narrowing the diversity of cultural production for and by the majority; We Are The Market! commissioned 18 unannounced achievements that offered an alternative. As well as this, written contributions were delivered by people able to provide informed content after tending bar in the exhibition space.
These offerings to the public were gathered and presented in the relatively private sphere of the Onomatopee white cube—a space all too often mistaken for yet another shop.
It was in this public space that an enormous white leather couch sat directly in front of the biggest flatscreen TV on offer; allowing everyone to flick through the documentation of the actions, flanked by the relics of the achievements scattered throughout the ‘white cube’ exhibition space. All of that is now featured in this piece of print, which is meant to distribute lasting inspiration on the span of engagement in the times of rising capitalist commons.

Features achievements by Apparatus 22, BURO SNDVG (A Snodero-Group member), David Blamey, Disarming Design, Everyday Criticality, Harmen de Hoop, Ilke Gers, Jasper Griepink, Jennifer Moon & laub, Martin Krenn, MG&M Collective (Mosab Anzo, Gil & Moti), Mona Lisa’s. Nolwenn Salaün, Su Tomesen, Teun Castelein, The Temple of Tease (Izabella Finch), Toine Klaassen and Vanessa Brazeau.

The theory-sparked bartenders contributing their thoughts include Berit Fischer, Dirk Vis, Fred Dewey, Koen Haegens, Lietje Bauwens & Wouter De Raeve, Michel van Dartel, Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen and Rogier Brom.

This project was initiated and led by Freek Lomme and would not have been possible without assistant curator Josh Plough and interns Lucy-Rose Nixon (film and production) and Mook Attanath (graphic design and production); all in service and dedication to Onomatopee. Evidently Bart de Baets also helped a great deal, as` he made some astonishing works of graphic design flirting with commerce to serve our ends.

Type
softcover
Dimensions
240 x 170 mm / 9.8 x 6.7 inch portrait
Pages
236
ISBN
978-94-91677-87-8
Editor
Freek Lomme i.c.w. Josh Plough
Author
various
Graphic
Bart de Baets and Nina Schouten
Language
English
Binding
patabind
Paper
200 grams Neobond cover, 90 grams Sol mat inside paper.
Edition
1.300 copies total. First 1.000 with color on the cut-sides.
Color
Half full color, including many images, half duotone, including many images.
Printer
Art Libro / Coers & Roest, Arnhem (NL)
Image specs
Full color: 45 single page images and 35 spread. Duotone: 24 single page and 8 spread. Black/White: 19 single page.
Details
foil type on cover, color on sides.
Proofreader
Josh Plough
Photography of the book
Blickfanger
Photography in the book
Blickfanger (exhibition), Mook Attanath, Lucy Rose Nixon and Delany Boutkan (live footage)
Assistent
Josh Plough
Curator
Freek Lomme i.c.w. Josh Plough
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Josh Plough editor, curator, critic, assistent curator, project coordinator
  • Bart de Baets graphic designer website
  • Nina Schouten graphic designer
  • Lucy Rose Nixon intern
  • Mook Attanath graphic designer, intern website
  • Delany Boutkan
  • Harmen de Hoop artist website
  • Vanessa Brazeau artist website
  • Toine Klaassen artist website
  • Jennifer Moon & Laub artist website
  • Disarming Design product designer website
  • Teun Castelijn product designer
  • Ilke Gers editor, artist, graphic designer, product designer website
  • David Blamey artist website
  • BURO SNDVG (a snodero-group member) product designer website
  • Martin Krenn artist website
  • Nolwenn Salaun artist, intern website
  • Su Tomesen artist
  • Jennifer Finch / The Temple of Tease artist website
  • Apparatus 22 designer website
  • Everyday Criticality product designer
  • Jasper Griepink artist website
  • the Mona Lisa’s graphic designer website
  • Dirk Vis writer website
  • Berit Fischer theorist
  • Fred Dewey
  • Wouter De Raeve theorist
  • Lietje Bauwens philosopher, critic
  • Michel van Dartel curator
  • Rogier Brom theorist
  • Koen Haegens critic
  • Robert-Jan Gruijthuijzen philosopher
  • Mosab Anzo artist website
  • Gil & Moti artist website