Ziggy Pictures’ objective is to bring artists from various backgrounds together, who, sharing a connection and ideas, want to make a change. Continually pushing the boundaries, their collective input in filmmaking and other artistic projects, is directed towards bringing something meaningful to the world. It’s about self-realization, professionalism and having fun at the same time. After all, working side by side is not only a source of inspiration but also a means to achieving a measure of excellency. Serious and dedicated, but still imbued with a happy-go-lucky spirit, we try to keep our footing in this money-driven world. Our fortune is made up of our own resources. Ziggy Pictures is more focused on the process than the destination. The work never ends.
We are a pair of filmmakers looking for ways to bust up old ideas on how people create films. We are at the initial stage of our journey, and we are not going to sit around throwing ideas at each other of what story to make. Instead we thought, how about we meet strangers and let them share something that has been on their mind and we can shape bits, some, all, parts, portions, pixels of that into a work of fiction. Allowing us to use the essence of many stories to create the narrative of a film.
We will be travelling all around Europe and further to meet with you, have a night of partying on us, then the next morning in return you tell us a story, about your life, that you are willing to share.
We are looking for people who recently moved to the country, would like to have a night out (possibly cos’ big cities/little villages/large towns/cul de sac’s/caves/treetops/planets are a little lonely) on us and are willing to challenge themselves into opening up in return. We promise total anonymity for the gift of your story.
1. Applicant must have relocated into the city, town, country within the past few months from a distance of no less than 80,5 kilometers.
2. One night – food, accommodation and drinks are on us.
3. One story – to be told the next morning about whatever you wish but must be real. We are mostly interested in people who are willing to share something they have wanted to get out of their head/ off their chest for a long time. Stories do not necessarily have to be dramatic, comedic, tragic but they must be honest.
4. Accommodation – same place overnight with your own room.
5. Over 21 and no drugs involved.
6. In the want to create a traditional night out with friends we will be having a fun time, going to different bars and tasting delicious drinks, however in the interest of all none of this will be recorded.
7. Applicant must be able to communicate in English.
8. The process is about anonymity and a time that will only exist in our memories as nothing will be recorded from the encounter.
London – 2017 February 2-3 (application deadline 24th of January)
Berlin – 2017 February 6-7 (application deadline 24th of January)
Our first visits will be to London and Berlin. If you live outside of these areas we are still interested in coming to you, at a later date. Please tell us where you are and we will endeavor to make the pilgrimage to your new home town. Check back for updates.
To apply, please send a short reason as to why you moved to the place you have now settled in, to:
Can’t wait to meet you!
Chris Leaney and Zygintas Papartis
„Morning is the purest time of a day, when everything starts over. Our new song is all about awakening to life, its details, the flow of time and search for our true self” – Keymono.
The music video elaborates on the search of one’s own essence and destination. It’s about the times in life when you feel lost, and when you find yourself again. In a protracted sequence the viewer gets a notion of the things that make up a human life: the experiences we share, the routine we fall back into, mixed in with a backdrop of brightness and shadows. The new day puts us firmly back on the road again, however confusing and overwhelming circumstances may be. While the framework is narrative, there are no personal truths here, it’s condensed in such a way for everyone to add his/her own interpretation. The music video shows this endless continuum of losing and finding oneself, a search that crosses from dreams into reality and back again. And the persistent effort it takes to break the circle…
Shernas – shernas.com
Making of video by Andjka
On display at “Het Nieuwe Instituut” Museumpark 25, Rotterdam. 31st of January – 26 of April.
This experiment is based on a dialogue between the creature and the creation. Dancer starts by falling down. Based on that first movement, the ‘creators’ make supports: visualizing the ongoing development between user and product. From that creation on, Dancer continues with ‘falling’ followed with the creation of additional support. Together they become a choreography.
Zygintas Papartis and Govert Flint
Institute For Applied Motions & Rodrigo Alves Azevedo
Rodrigo Alves Azevedo
Film production by
Gieorgij Grzesiek Puchalski
Design Methodology by
Institute For Applied Motions
Jeroen van der Drift
Inge van der Ploeg
Het Nieuwe Instituut
Special thanks to
Studio Makkink & Bey
Jules van den Langenberg
Collaboration – O
Luuk van den Broek
Bart de Hartog
Elsa Carenzo and Zygintas Papartis
Reacted Monuments is a participatory urban machine that triggers new stories that citizens and newcomers can re-appropriate and interpret.
The machine aims to re-activate the interest in the city’s monuments. It can be seen as a game in which people are challenged to act in a different way in front of the monuments. The monuments in question are decontextualized from their usual environment and projected in a different place of the same city. In each intervention, the installation films the participating citizens acting in front of the fictional piece of public space (the monument’s projection). Giving the opportunity to interpret a monument’s history and meaning, is to give birth to common denominators that would link different cultures of the city.
Thanks to: Guiditta, Raphael, Heini, Lucas, Joan, Anastasija, Zeno, Sami, Penny, Sophie, Gabriel, Govert, Lidia, Jongha, Billi, Wei Lun, Kimon, Anton Philips and all participants.
Special thanks to:
Niek van der Heijden
‘Creatures with creations and their segregation of joy’ is the title of a design research on how to embed movement related to expression and emotional release in a daily life. Due to multi functionality of computers and their expansion most people spend their working hours while siting behind a computer.
By making an office chair based on the dynamics of the body and linking these body movements to the control of the interface, work can become dynamic and expressive again. An attempt on integrating joy.
The prototyping of the chair was done in collaboration with Sami Sabik.
Govert Flint and Zygintas Papartis
With the support of
Jules Bernard and Govert Flint
Special thanks to
Marjan Ide, Camille Bulteau Barreau, Ramla Malyar and Minona De Lange
Minona De Lange
Bart Van Uden
Bart De Hartog
Billie Van Katwyk
Marija Puipaite and Zygintas Papartis
Embracing the Touch is a project about designer’s relation with the works and designer’s presence in them.
Design is a matter, tangible and desirable, that carries meaning in itself, in its body. It’s what you understand and experience through physicality. It’s like a garment that you can try on, see how it looks on you. The same way you project yourself through someone else.
So behind the matter stands a designer. Do we think how much intimacy, personality he or she leaves in the design? Would it change our perception meeting the author; facing the fact that a designer is a physical body, made from flesh and blood, having certain physiology, certain volume, smell, breath? Does it create intimate relation with the user? And does this intimacy attract or repel?
Collection inspired by Barcelona – its stone wall street labyrinths, human noise and fight for existence…
Zygintas Paparits and Andj Silistrowski
Marija Puipaite and Zygintas Papartis
Empathy describes a complicated love and hate relationship between the designer and the material. It’s about those moments when you feel being the Log Lady and a lumberjack at the same time.