IFIGK @ WeMakeTheCity

This summer, Ike was invited to speak at the WeMakeTheCity Festival, focussing on urban planning during a Friday morning forum called Making Places. For this occasion, IG Karfield wrote a spoken word piece, inspired by the legacy of Jane Jacobs, titled There is no logic that can be superimposed on human kind.

Check out his performance in the video below, starting at TC 1:23:52.

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Ike @ Read My World Festival

Guest appearance at the Read My World Festival. Bonfires, poetry, awareness. Thanks to Woorden Worden Zinnen for the invite. The website features a great old picture; it’s a freeze frame from the video nomination rounds of Van Dale Spoken FM Awards 2015. We suppose Mr. Karfield was talking too loud for Ike’s liking. None such cacophony during this intimate little performance at Tolhuistuin.

Ike @ Underground

Last Saturday there was an underground party somewhere in Amsterdam, of which few details may be openly discussed. Anyway, Ike and IG Karfield both, we suppose, were there. And our brains is currently still a bit fried. We were drowned in Cava and compliments…coke and calabash. Thanks to Zsa Zsa for the invite, and that crazy artistic vision bearing host of the evening. No-one reads this so we might as well say his. Still, we won’t. Next time maybe. This is what us looked like that night:

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Launch Clubspoken

June 14th of 2017 is the day that Clubspoken was officially launched. With an exclusive showcase at cocktail lounge Apt. in Amsterdam, eight members of the very first spoken-word agency in The Netherlands were presented to the public. Ike, as a proud member, was one of them. Check out his profile on the agency’s website here. The night was hosted by the always and forever hilarious Farbod Frappant.

Below is a photographic impression of the launch party by Lexie Spiegelreflexie. (Clubspoken’s promo video as seen above was shot by VERS TV.)

Ike @ Mokum Sessions

Thanks Mokum Sessions, for this wonderful collaboration. We are so proud of this video you shot with Ike, bringing a few people closer to an IG Karfield classic. Thanks to Torpedo Theater for allowing us to shoot the video at this magical location.

IFIGK @ Schatjes / Kunstvlaai

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Ike spilling his guts on art at gallery Schatjes in the city centre of Amsterdam. Schatjes formed part of the art tour organized by Kunstvlaai back in November of this year. Just weeks before the bugger had broken his pinky. Sad. But it wouldn’t stop him from spitting fire on the institution that is art, inspired by a letter he received from his alter ego, Mr. Karfield. Photo courtesy of the gallery’s owners.

IFIGK @ Kannen & Kruiken (Amersfoort)

It’s a bit getting used to keeping up, but we are slowly getting there. And indeed, this is a post about an IFIGK performance in advance, so you might still be able to make it, if you dare. There. In Amersfoort, what are the chances. Well, the odds just got a little better with Kannen & Kruiken Festival.

Lo, and behold the great SPRAAKMAKERS stand, where you can order Ike (f)or IG Karfield or one of the many other, talented performers. Then, you shall flush it down with your favorite beer or wine you didn’t know was your favorite. That’s SPRAAKMAKERS @ Kannen & Kruiken Amersfoort 2016 for ya…(Brought to you by PoetryPusher.)

Some of the animal artist beasts standing by me upcoming weekend are Gino van Weenen, Farbod Frappant, Doortje Peters, and Theo Danes. (Wowww…) Better catch that.

(Check out their website or facebook event for more info.)

IFIGK @ Edelwise

Another performance by Ike, this time at EdelWise Festival in Rembrandtpark, Amsterdam on the last day of July. Fifteen minutes of intimate listening to freaky Ike and IGK poems as part of the silent stage – much ado with the festival phenomenon silent disco. Picture hundreds of festival-goers from around the world tuning in on the green CREATURES, and Ike’s most recent work in  Dutch. Some even dancing. Pictured it? Now, send that picture to igkarfield@gmail.com, because we couldn’t find it, snarf, snarf. Some other images, courtesy of EdelWise, can be found below.

Thanks to those who invited us! And great thanks to those five to ten loyal listeners on that summer day. Loved seeing your faces with those headphones on. Hope to see you again next year!

IFIGK @ Woorden Worden Zinnen

These past days in February have been exciting, with lots of performances and new spoken word friends. Thanks to all those who love and manage successfully to organize these events where can come together and share thoughts and sounds. That sounds…ah, well…we ain’t tree huggin’ and we sure weren’t hugging trees at the Tolhuistuin on Frebruary 7, though they may have kept us warm from the IJ storm.

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Instead the Tuinhuis of Tolhuistuin kept us warm, as well as Woorden Worden Zinnen #26, and the performers below. ((very nice) Pictures by Stacii Samidin.)

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Kimberly Martina

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Brian Kemble

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Widad Sitti

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Roger Buyne a.k.a. Lost

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Santusia Soñador & Miss Kitty

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Tieka

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Justin Samgar, the PoetryPusher

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Amir Sulaiman

Thank you all for your words, and thanks to Ella (host/organizer) and Wesley (organizer) for inviting IFIGK to speak at your first Amsterdam edition. We had a blast!

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(Please give one more round of praise for this evening’s photographer, Stacii Samidin Awesome pics!)