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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.
Commissioned video installation for HNI Rotterdam
For The Energy Show - Sun, Solar and Human Power curated by designer Matylda Krzykowski I realised the sixchannel video installation Zonneburgers (Solar Citizens) with interviews, commissioned by Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), Museum for Architecture, Design and E-Culture in Rotterdam. Opening in collaboration with The Solar Biennale on September 9 from 5 PM till midnight. 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 street vendors at Kebun Buku in Yogyakarta from early December 2022 till mid January 2023. By then it will have been three years since my last visit to Yogyakarta.
In Amsterdam I realised a musical composition with the specific sounds of vendors who go around neighborhoods in collaboration with composer Sinta Wullur. The aim in Yogyakarta is to rehearse with these vendors and prepare a parade, with local producer Fitri Kristiyoarti and a film crew led by Kurnia Yudha.
Tree Feller part of vdhp-videobiennale Amsterdam
Video Tree Feller (Philip) is part of the vdhp-videobiennale 2022-2023 at Van Der Helst Plein in Amsterdam. The group show with works on 18 screens will take place from early December 2022 till March 1, 2023.
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.
Presentation of Parade at Gamelanhuis, Amsterdam
The development of Parade is presented at Gamelanhuis in Amsterdam. Curator and moderator Imke Ruigrok and I will lead you through an hour of Javanese music and sounds, experiments and video, together with composer Sinta Wullur and the Javanese gamelan ensemble Mugi Rahayu. Sunday April 10, 4 till 5 PM.
Window presentation Eterna Primavera, Amsterdam
Eterna Primavera (Eternal Spring) is an ode to Medellín, Colombia. Due to its location near the equator and at 1500 m altitude, the city has a pleasant climate and is nicknamed the 'city of eternal spring'. I lived and worked there for six months with contributions from Mondriaan Fonds. The installation Eterna Primavera is a window presentaion at Studio Flip Lambalk, Zuiderkerkhof 3, Amsterdam. Opening December 11 from 3 till 5 PM. Until January 30, 2022.