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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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 @ Foam (poetry reading)

Last Friday, Ike was granted the wonderful opportunity to perform at Foam, the photography museum in Amsterdam. Along with Kira Wuck, Tieka, Amber-Helena Reisig, Smita James, and Rene Oskam, he presented works written for the occasion – a poetry sesh in support of the exhibition of Francesca Woodman’s On Being An Angel. This event was organized in cooperation with and another artistic edition of #houdjemonddichter. Below is a few pictures, courtesy of the museum.

Thanks to #houdjemonddichter for the invitation, thanks to Foam for inviting poetry, thanks to the other speakers for their words, thanks to Justin Samgar for hosting, organizing, and what-not, thanks to the wonderful audience, your genuine respect and attention for the readers, and thanks to Francesca Woodman for her photography. You should sheck that out. Exhibition runs thru March 9th 2016.

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Crocodile lady goes prose

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We are proud to present the first prose spin-off based on one of the poems from the “(green) CREATURES,” written by editor Ike Krijnen. It’s called “Crocodile lady & ol’ jazz singer man,” and it was published by the writer’s university alumni association, UCAA, in their bi-annual magazine called Talking Post. They write: “Post’s second fictional outing, by Ike Krijnen, has a certain reptilian je ne sais quoi.” (We liked that – thanks!) Illustrations of the crocodile and the jazz head mind are by Charlie Handsome. (We loved those – thanks a lot!)

This post has been reblogged from the “(green) CREATURES” promotion blog.