events :

on 28-29.10. 2019


 with Angelo Custodio and Eva Susova

Time: from 10 - 12 and 14-17

Critical Studies Theory Room, FEDLEV Building, Sandberg Instituut

Embodied exercises engaging the multiplicity of the voice. We tune the listening towards
the desires of individual bodies and search for inner voices that might have been contained
and marginalized. Through a process of playful amplification and exteriorisation we will get
comfortable with our voices, their volumes and multiple colours. Engaged in a shared tempo, we use embodied strategies to unsettle standard flows of thinking, meaning, judgment and definition. We propose a horizontal space with a constantly shifting form of communication that destabilizes the fixity of rules and existing definitions.

Two days sign up compulsory - exceptions can be made, but not possible to join only afternoons. Sign up at Wear comfortable clothes - you might move, sweat and lay on the ground.

Angelo Custodio was born in Portugal (1983). He holds a BA in classical singing from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) and a MA in Fine Arts - Master of Voice (MoV), Sandberg Instituut. Angelo has been developing a research based practice that intersects critical theory, embodied practices related to the performative use of voice and social engagement. He attempts to open ‘cracks’, wild spaces that utterly welcome embodiments of ‘otherness’ and free ecologies of living, by developing performative encounters with the ‘strange’. He urges to promote empathic understandings of identities and focus particularly on the contemporary failure of support structures towards queer bodies and bodies with disability. Angelo has presented his work in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, China, Switzerland, Greece and Portugal.

Eva Šusová (1986, CZ/NL) obtained her MA in Fine Arts at Sandberg Institute, her BA in Choreography at the SNDO at Amsterdam University of Arts and in Dance and Pedagogy at
Conservatorium Duncan Center in Prague. She has been working as an artist, choreographer and performer individually as in collaborations in The Netherlands and internationally. She is a co-founder of Jacuzzi- artist run space in Amsterdam. Šusová’s work investigates politics of body and movement through production of experiences where choreography is applied as a methodology for constructing relations. These relations often produce imaginative fictions, in form of performance, video, text and others, that resonate her subjective perception of contemporary environment. Her current research is focused on voice and modes of softening structures.

on 17.10. 2019

unsettling walk!

 with Tomislav Feller

Time: from 11:00 - 17:00

Jacuzzi, Warmoestraat 139 CBE (red door beside W139)

We will leave the Rietveld/Sandberg for our first Unsettling Walk (or bike/metro ride) to Jacuzzi for:


This workshop proposes a communal space of radical slowing, dreaming and undoing.  
Set as a ritual, we will glide together trough dreamy practices; from napping to building togetherness by saddle choreographic means such as deep listening, authentic movement, vocal and writing scores.  
The main focus of the workshop is to observe the mind while we operate with our bodies: connecting to ourselves, the others and the space in a non intrusive and safe setup free from judgement and the idea of achievement. We will start from doing almost nothing and gradually orchestrate our perception into a collective dancing ritual. This workshop comes from a set of questions such as: Can we discover lines of communication with self, others, and environment dampened by certainty, density and speed? When we slow, when we listen, can we hear the identities, experiences, histories, states of being, bodies that have been made invisible, made non-existent in favour of others?

Everyone is welcome to bring their favourite comfortable workout clothes and to contribute to the space with one (or more) selected object. 

Sign up at!

How to get there?

We will meet outside Cafe Fonteyn at Nieuwmarkt 13- 15 at 10:45 and walk over to Jacuzzi at Warmoestraat 139 CBA (Red door right beside W139)

As we will be on location all day, bring lunch!

Let’s dream our way to a radical unsettled future!


Tomislav Feller (CRO) is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam. He graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in 2010, and since then has been making collaborative and solo projects, giving workshops, and exploring states of body through movement.

Tomislav works between Amsterdam and Zagreb. Together with Manuel Scheiwiller he created Contemporary Cruising, a curatorial/choreographic duo that explores the notion of spectacle and the “perfect body” in contemporary performance. The project includes an online magazine and performances, thus far presented at festivals “Les Urbaines” in Lausanne, Platforma festival in Zagreb, Porny Days in Zurich, Kunsthale Vienna and Oceans breathe salty in New York. Tomislav also collaborates with Hana van der Kolk on an ongoing research and performance project focused on the politics and aesthetics of stillness, waiting, nothingness, and collective encounter. Their work has been presented at PAM and Anatomy Riot in Los Angeles, and at Jacuzzi in Amsterdam. Tomislav has performed for many influential international artists such as Steve Paxton, Deborah Hay, Tino Sehgal, Ame Henderson and Matija Ferlin. He is one of the co-founder of the artist run space for dance and performance “Jacuzzi” in Amsterdam.

on 3.10.2019

unsettling opening!

 with Mark Turner

Time: from 16:00 to 20:00

Come join us for an evening of music, food and fun exercises and get to know all about Unsettling! Mark Turner will also be unsettling with us! 

Mark W. Turner is a professor of English at King’s College London. His research and teaching interests range widely, from the 19 th centrury to the present, with particular interests in queer Anglo-American culture, media history, urban studies and visual cultures. His recent publications include work on Oscar Wilde, Edward Hopper and Derek Jarman. In 2014 he was curator of the exhibition ‘Derek Jarman: Pandemonium, ' at Somerset House

on thursday 09.05.19

unsettling round-table

For the roundtable sessions the unsettling team have reached out to a number of those community stakeholders, but if you have not been approached and would like to contribute to this process, please email:

    An essential part of unsettling Rietveld Sandberg is the collective drafting of a policy for diversity and inclusivity tailored to the contexts of Rietveld and Sandberg. Policy-making is a challenging endeavour and to have many voices, stories and experiences represented within the crafting of this document, the unsettling roundtable meetings are one way of gathering stakeholders from different communities within the academy. These meetings will take place every six weeks in the second semester during which time one member of the CvB board (academy directors) will be present.


unsettling weaving with Richard John Jones

Time: from 10:00 to 17:00

For more information please email:


    The workshop "Difference Engines", comprised of three sessions, will use performance (and its documentation), printed textile and composition to create a collective work. The "Difference Engine" is the name of the first computer, a calculating machine engineered by Charles Babbage and programmed by Ada Lovelace. Its development was directly connected to innovations in mechanical weaving. By weaving together fabric as a material, and its production as a metaphor, workshop participants are invited to work with and share experiences that touch on opacity, bodily autonomy, gaining or losing control, inter-dependence on machines, community through technology, representation and marginalisation.

Richard John Jones: I work primarily with textiles and performance and where these intersect, for example when a textile work becomes a costume, or the body becomes a sculptural form. I like how both of these are in a dance of revealing and obscuring at the same time. In general, my work is concerned with the interaction between visual forms of representation/abstraction and political forms of recognition and margin-alisation. I am interested in how technological developments, particularly in manufacturing, affect the body and how bodies, in turn, become part of a machine. I am a graduate of Central Saint Martins, London and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam and until 2012 was a Co-Director of Auto Italia South East, London. My work has been shown at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, The Museum of Modern Art, Medellin (MAMM), EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris and the Gwangju Biennial in collaboration with AA Bronson. I was recently a recipient of the IMMA Freud Project Residency, Dublin. Image: National Idiom, 2018. Courtesy of the Artist.
unsettling Consultant
Judith Leysner

unsettling Coordinator
Tracian Meikle

unsettling Graphic Design
Manon Bachelier
For any in-person questions, suggestions, conversations, please visit the unsettling station!
On Thursdays from 10.00AM to 17.00PM at the Rietveld Bibliotheek, FedLev building!

☎. + 31 20 588 2406

unsettling visiting address: 
Fred. Roeskestraat 96
NL – 1076 ED Amsterdam