We would like to invite you to the presentation of A Visual Conversation, an Input Party project, presented by NEVERNEVERLAND at the Punt.


A Visual Conversation

07/07/2017 – 09/07/2017
Opening: Friday 7 July, 19h00 – 23h00
Exhibition opening hours: 8 July – 9 July, 12h00 – 18h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

In 2015 the Input Party started as a series of gatherings where various participants shared their image archives, and discussed this found imagery. These conversations resulted in an insight of how the individual participants approach and treat images.

To further research and develop this method of conversation the Input Party started an artistic research project.

During the last four months 7 artists came together to apply the methods of the Input Party to their work proces. In various meetings they experimented with different ways of having a visual conversation about the work they were developing. During this project the artists investigated notions such as: How do existing images take part in the artistic proces and which role do they play during the development of an artwork? In what way does communicating through images, rather than only through language, influence the conversation between artists? And how does this alternative form of communication affect the translation of a theory to visual expression?

A Visual Conversation intends to give an insight in the way these questions have influenced the processes of the artists.


Participating artists:
Anne van Duuren (visual artist, 1984)
wants to capture the essence of a material without any specific knowledge
Byrthe Lemmens (graphic designer, 1989)
is driven by a constant curiosity of alternative techniques
Dennis ter Wal (visual artist, 1986)
investigates how objects experience their surroundings
Elki Boerdam (image researcher, 1987)
combines intuitive methods with image and media analyses
Jelmer Luyting (interactive designer, 1980)
is fascinated by the ability and inability of language
Lotje van Lieshout (visual artist, 1980)
is fascinated by the world and its many mysteries
Rachel Sellem (visual artist, 1987)
sees every object like a test, a first step, a way to capture an escaping idea

This project is kindly supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.