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Round table discussion #5 Body Building - with Tuur Van Balen, Revital Cohen, Arne Hendriks and others

September 19 2013

15:30-16:30 hours


Round table discussion #5 Body Building; exploring the future of health care.
with Tuur Van Balen, Revital Cohen, Arne Hendriks and others

‘Design Column #5 Body Building’ reflects on our changing body. Medical research and new biotechnology insights influence the way we relate to our body. Scientific inventions are mindblowing and seem endless, but our resources are clearly not anymore.

The Bank of the Netherlands stated this summer, that the budget deficit for 2014 is too high and another eight billion had to be saved to satisfy European Union requirements. A major cause is the rise in the cost of care.

The limitation to growth, given by the economic downfall, could change our perspective to health care. Through films, products and prototypes designers including Arne Hendriks, Elena Beelaerts, Tuur van Balen and Revital Cohen explore new approaches in caring for our future body

‘Design Column #5 Body Building’ investigates where the desires and boundaries lie?

Guests at the table (bio’s below):

Tuur van Balen & Revital Cohen, artists
Arne Hendriks, artist (with reservation)
Prof. dr Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Prof. of Anatomy
Prof. dr Irene Mathijssen, Prof. of Craniofacial Abnormalities

Moderator: Annemartine van Kesteren (curator exhibition)

date: September 19
time: 15.30 -16.30
language: English
entrance: free after registration via designcolumn@boijmans.nl
place: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Museumpark 18-20
3015 CX Rotterdam

The next round table discussion will be held on Friday October 11th. Guests will be Arne Hendriks (artist) and Michael Shanks (Design Archaeologist and Professor at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford University, California).

Bio’s of the guests of the round table discussion on September 19th:

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen
Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen run a London based experimental practice that produces fictional objects, photographs, performances and videos exploring the tensions between biology and technology. Inspired by designer species, composed wilderness and mechanical organs, they set out to create posthuman bodies, bespoke metabolisms, unnatural animals and poetic machines.

Arne Hendriks
Arne Hendriks is an artist and exhibition maker based in Amsterdam. He’s almost 2 meters tall but not too happy about it. Especially when he found out that every centimeter above 152 cm takes about 6 months of your life expectation. Arne Hendriks is a Master of Art (University of Amsterdam, 2001) and works passionately in the field of open-design, hacking, speculative research, education and the fine culture of repair. He’s married and has identical twin sons. Both of whom at 7 have reached the height of an adult Mbuti pygmy. At 136cm each if you put them together they are the same height as Robert Wadlow, the tallest person that ever lived (272cm).

Prof. dr. Gert-Jan Kleinrensink
Gert-Jan Kleinrensink (1 juli 1954, Den Haag) behaalde na het diploma fysiotherapie (aan de Haagsche Academie voor Lichamelijke Opvoeding, HALO) in 1988 het doctoraaldiploma Bewegingswetenschappen aan de Faculteit der Bewegingswetenschappen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (afstudeerrichting Functionele Anatomie).
In 1991 werd hij benoemd tot Universitair Docent (UD) bij de vakgroep Anatomie, Faculteit der Geneeskunde en Gezondheidswetenschappen Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam (tegenwoordig: Erasmus MC, Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam) en in 1997 promoveerde hij aan hetzelfde instituut .
Vanaf 2004 vervolgt hij zijn carriere als UHD en is hij als programmaleider van de subafdeling Anatomie van de afdeling Neurowetenschappen verantwoordelijk voor het onderwijs op en de organisatie van de snijzaalafdeling. Vanaf 2007 komt daar de verantwoordelijkheid voor het chirurgisch Skillslab bij. Als hoogleraar Anatomie is hij vanaf 2010 hoofd van de subafdeling Anatomie van de afdeling Neurowetenschappen-Anatomie.
Gert-Jan Kleinrensink is mede-oprichter en voorzitter van het Lowlands Institute for Surgical and applied Anatomy (LISA), het landelijk instituut waarin het onderwijs in de chirurgische Anatomie voor alle acht academische chirurgische regio’s georganiseerd wordt. Hij is directeur van LISA Rotterdam, de Rotterdamse ‘chapter’ van de LISA waar ook de Chirurgische Anatomie t.b.v. de andere snijdende specialismen (Orthopaedie, Plastische Chirurgie, Urologie, KNO en Gynaecologie) georganiseerd wordt.
In juni 2008 ontving Gert-Jan Kleinrensink de jaarlijks uitgereikte ‘Onderwijsprijs van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam’ voor de beste docent van de Erasmus Universiteit. Eerder die maand was hem voor de tweede keer de MORE onderwijsprijs toegekend door de MFVR, de Medische Faculteits Vereniging Rotterdam.

Prof. Irene Mathijssen
Read her resumé here.

Annemartine van Kesteren
Annemartine van Kesteren is member of the curatorial staff of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen where she is responsible for the collection of contemporary design and programmes the exhibition series Design Column.

Trained as an Industrial Design engineer she worked for several years for the global strategic design team of Philips Design developing products and creative strategies for several clients in Europe, Asia and America. In being a museum curator for contemporary design she gained a wide experience in identifying creative and artistic excellence. She is evenly fascinated by the cultural richness of the past and the embedded knowledge of the craft tradition, as the avant-garde expression of the art scene.