HUIS AND FESTIVAL A/D WERF
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Huis en Festival a/d Werf is a festival and a workplace for theatre makers and artists, creatives and self-employed, in a single organisation. The production house – Huis a/d
Werf – invites artists to develop performances, carry out research or work in residence. For ten days each year, Festival a/d Werf offers these artists a platform to present their performances as part of a programme of international productions and new Dutch work.
CONCEPT THE STATE OF THE STATE
Julian Hetzel (born 1981 in the Black Forest, Germany) lives and works in Amsterdam and Leipzig. He studied visual arts at Bauhaus University Weimar. He is a founding member
of the German electro-pop band Pentatones. As both a performance artist and a visual artist he works on the cutting edge between different medias, formats and artistic vocabularies. Since September 2010 he has been a participant in DasArts Amsterdam (an artistic residency
& Master's programme at the Amsterdam Theatre School).
TIMM BURKHARDT & RAMON GRENDENE
YouAreWatchingUs is an independent art and design studio that was founded in 2006 by Swiss graphic designer Ramon Grendene (born 1978 in Zurich) and German video-artist Timm Burkhardt (born 1975 in Radebeul). Both of them graduated in Visual Communication from the Bauhaus University Weimar. Since 2010 they have been working internationally out of two studios, one in Weimar (Germany), and one in Egg near Zurich (Switzerland).
The two are in pursuit of a multidisciplinary approach between interactive and installation art, graphic design, corporate and book design, typography and live image. From the very beginning, their background as craftsmen and the evolution of various skills has led them to move from one project to the next, none of them the same, but always a labour of love.
A SHORT HISTORY
ABOUT THE INSTALLATION
The state of the state is the continuation - a next level - of the project preENTER, that evolved during the years 2006–2009. In preENTER, the scanner-installation was an integral part of several artistic live-performances known as preENTER Sessions. The installation has now been rebuilt in a new form in order
to use it in public space.