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Commissioned video installation at HNI Rotterdam
For The Energy Show - Sun, Solar and Human Power, curated by designer Matylda Krzykowski, I realised the six-channel video installation Zonneburgers (Solar Citizens). The work has been commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), museum for architecture, design and e-culture in Rotterdam. Opening i.c.w. The Solar Biennale on September 9. The Energy Show will run until March 5, 2023.
Continue with performance Parade in Yogyakarta
I've been invited to continue the realisation of the performance Parade with local street vendors at Kebun Buku in Yogyakarta from December 4, 2022 till January 12, 2023. By then it will have been three years since my last visit to Yogyakarta. In the meantime I realised a musical composition with the specific sounds of vendors who go around neighborhoods in collaboration with composer Sinta Wullur in Amsterdam. The aim in Yogyakarta is to rehearse with the vendors and prepare the parade, with assistant Fitri Kristiyoarti and a film crew led by Kurnia Yudha. The performance will take place later in 2023.
Tree Feller part of vdhp-videobiennale Amsterdam
Video Tree Feller (Philip) is part of the vdhp-videobiennale 2022-2023 at Van Der Helstplein in Amsterdam. The group show with works on 18 screens will take place from early December 2022 till March 1, 2023.
Preliminay design for public artwork in Alkmaar
Together with two other artists I have been selected to propose a preliminary design for an artwork in public space by the municipality of Alkmaar. One of three proposals for the work at a newly built schoolcampus will be chosen after our presentations on January 16, 2023.
Presentation at Bureau Europa, Maastricht
Toko Su is the title of my presentation with a selection of works-for-sale at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design in Maastricht, during their exhibition Reis Bureau Europa. Opening September 2 from 4 till 7 PM. Until October 9 with a finissage from 3 till 5 PM. An article about Toko Su and my work in general appeared in Volkskrant newspaper.
Collages at group exhibition in centre of Amsterdam
New collages titled Witte Held #1: John Körmeling and Witte Held #2: Francis Alÿs are part of the group show Collected Works in the showcases of Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum at Anthoniebreestraat. With the exhibition come a small book and a podcast. April 9 until September 17, 2022.
Street Vendors at Bag Factory, Johannesburg
Video installation Street Vendors has its South African premiere with a solo show at the Bag Factory in Johannesburg. Opening April 23, daily until April 30. Walkabout on the closing day. The show is part of a series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Bag Factory, where I did a 3-month residency in 2010. Like in 2017, when filming the Johannesburg episode of the work, I will stay at Sylt Foundation, partner of the project. The exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan Fund International Presentations grant and Pictoright Steunfonds.