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 @ 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


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!


Last Friday, July 15th, Ike performed at the Rotterdam Schouwburg as part of a revolutionary spoken words theatre show, called ‘Spoken Arts: de persoonlijke wederopbouw in Rotterdam’ (a personal reconstruction in Rotterdam). Other poet warriors were (picture above): Be Romy, Mariana Hirschfield, Bnice, M., and Romano Haynes.

Word platforms and overall cultural beacons Ken Theater, Paginagroots and Woorden Worden Zinnen worked together to develop a night of spoken word like no-one had ever seen before, combining the art form with dance (Scapino Ballet), classical music (Sinfonia Rotterdam) and visuals (Amanda Harput). Each word platform was represented by two spoken word artists, and they were in turn matched with one of the above-mentioned groups, culminating to one big bowl of multidisciplinary performance art. Ike was a representative of Woorden Worden Zinnen, together with Bnice, and they worked with the dancers from Scapino. (More pictures will follow soon, as well as some moving image impressions.)

Great thanks to Elten Kiene from Woorden Worden Zinnen for inviting Ike to represent them. We are honored to have performed at this impressive venue, the Rotterdam Schouwburg, as well as having been able to work together with such great talent, all the way from the spoken word artists to the director (Tjon Rockon), producers, lighting…everyone! Hope for mirror-like activities in yet uncertain futures has been expressed.


full season

“WANTED, LOVED, BELIEVED…” – The New York Chives, December 7th 2014. This is from a review about Ike’s performance as a speed poet at V&D department store Utrecht, for last-minute shoppers on Holland’s greatest national holiday, Sinterklaas last year.

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‘Tis the season again…BUT…Are you too busy to write? Looking for a POEM this holiday? Ike for IG Karfield flies to the rescue as Holiday-Can-Be-Any-Of-Them-Sinterklaas-Hanukkah-Christmas-New Years-Poet

Send a message to igkarfield@gmail.com for more details.

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“GELIEFD, GEWILD, GELOOFD…” – De Dennenaald, 7 december 2014. Dit is uit een recensie over Ike’s middag als sneldichter voor Sinterklaasshoppers in de V&D Utrecht vorig jaar.

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‘Tis weer die tijd van het jaar…MAAR…heb jij wel tijd om te schrijven? Zoek je misschien een GEDICHT voor deze feestdagen? Ike for IGKarfield helpt je uit de brand als Feestdagen-Maak-Niet-Uit-Welke-Sinterklaas-Chanoeka-Kerstmis-Oud&Nieuw-Dichter

Stuur een mail naar igkarfield@gmail.com voor meer details.

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