This event launch will start with a performative reading and activation of the online platform 'Performing Patents Otherwise'. It will follow with a series of conversations on its making process, from the data collection and curation to how the interface facilitates access to these datasets while encouraging critical interpretation and discussions. We will also showcase the short video documentation of "I, Martha Gowans," a performance for two sewing machines, a voice and a computer based on a clothing patent filed by Martha Gowans in Dundee in 1903.read more
On March 8th join us in dreaming and dancing in the ruins of Big Tech! On this day, we will be having conversations on how to minimize our use of cloud-based applications, discussions on the implications of the cloud regime, reading, streaming, broadcasting, sharing food, and dreaming up alternative methods of otherwise exuberant joyful survival, while connecting to other transnational striking networks.read more
Due to the current circumstances the Varia Cup will be postponed. We'll keep an eye out for a new date to compete. Become a goal scoring superstar hero at the Sensible World of Soccer Varia Cup 2020! It's time to bring the classic football game to the south of Rotterdam. Varia will be host to both an amateur cup as well as a pro cup - anyone can play!read more
A screening of the documentaries "Everything Flex?" and "Call me Intern", both of which look at the consequences of the ongoing flexibilization of both housing and work. In addition, Sam Kreuk will present his musical solo project City Dragon. An evening full of documentaries, debate and a music!read more
Floppy Totaal visits Varia for another round of dual-layered action. At "Floppy Totaal: Double Density" you can join members of the Floppy Kick music label during a live recording and publishing workshop in the afternoon. The subsequent evening program is filled to the brim with performances by Kisszántó and Eoforwine …read more
There is more between heaven and earth than humankind! Therefore, we would like to direct your attention to your fellow "inanimate" object on the 15th of March. On this day five special acts will showcase their intimate relationship with their sewing machines, toasters, fans and working gloves. All this under …read more
It's a new year! Dennis (de Bel) is back, the window is broken and l'intolerant #18 is out. Enough reasons to come together and have a drink.
This Friday, the 11th of January, from 19:30, Varia opens its doors for some special new year's drinks and some fitting music …read more