Jasper and Chris Relleke recently started working on their project
"Dark Fantasies and Aesthetics". The idea bring forth
a book/documentary that contains essays on fantasy-culture, gothic-culture,
poetry, goth music, that discusses decadence, role-play, love
for the uncanny, the spectacular, the performative, the arcane
and so on. The book is supposed to honour the lifestyle of the
hidden few, who seem to shine a colourful and enchanting light
through the grey fog of our highly technologized and commercialzed
are currently in the process of inviting performers, artists,
musicians, goths, fantasy folks and so on to send in short stories,
poetry, self-made objects and art to be photographed and filmed.
Graduation: Agnes Jasper recieves her Masters of Science-title
from the University of Amsterdam, and is now officially a Cultural
'Goths and (Neo-)Celts; What do They Have in Common?' for
the opening of the Exhibition 'Het Geheim van de Kelten', Rijksmuseum
van Oudheden, Leiden.
'The Gothic Milieu and its Black Sun: Dark Aesthetics, Sensuous
Scholarship, and a Cultural Critique' for the workshop 'Strange
Convergences; Performance and Performativity in Fantasy Game Cultures,
Pagan Spirituality and the Gothic Subculture' Meertens Institute
and University of Utrecht.
Multi-media lecture on gothic culture: 'Gothic
Subcultuur in Nederland' at the Archeon Historical
Themepark, during Midwinter Fair, in Alphen a/d Rijn.
Lecture about modern decadence and gothic subculture: 'Gothic
Subculture: Modern Decadence in the Netherlands?' at
the international conference Nostalgia or Perversion, in Soeterbeeck,
Exhibition 'Het Kwaad, All About Evil' KIT Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
-Article for the catalogue 'Het Kwaad' on
-I composed and selected the objects and photographs on display
in the Gothic Subculture section of the exhibition and helped
with the selection of 'Evil Music'
-Booking of most performances and acts during the opening-festivities
-Lecture on gothic subculture
for 'Het Kwaad, All About Evil' at the KIT Tropenmuseum
De Gotische Subcultuur in Nederland:
A Duistere Beweging, of een Spiegel van deze Tijd?
for the Symposium 'Authenticity' at the Meertens Institute:
'I am not a Goth!' The Unspoken Morale
of Authenticity within the Dutch Gothic Subculture
for Symposium at the Meertens Institute:
Subculture against Commerce: Vampires
as Dark Consumers and the Marketing of Eternal Youth
Fieldwork research Gothic Subculture, Dr. Martin Ramstedt, Meertens