by project space at7
22 August, 12.00-21.00
A day of performances, screenings, workshops and presentations of collaborative art practices – co-programmed by Hotel Maria Kapel and project space at7.
For this day of care and community at7 has invited two duos and a musician to intervene in Rik Dijkhuizen’s installation at HMK. Duos Clementine Edwards & Adam Patterson and Merve Kılıçer & Jake Caleb and musician Bhajan Bhoy fill the chapel with stories, questioning and cosmic guitar psych magic that reaches out to the stars. The day program also includes a workshop by Staci Bu Shea, a vegan linner and a formal unveiling of the HMK bar designed by Harriet Rose Morley.
This event is the culmination of at7’s residency at HMK. A process of coming together around Rik Dijkhuizen’s installation Inside Poolside and thinking through notions of community, care and collaboration. Please join us for a day of learning, lounging, ingesting, enjoying and performances.
12.00 Welcome & an introduction to Inside Poolside with artist Rik Dijkhuizen
12.30: Planning-as-care with Staci Bu Shea (Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons) and Miriam Wistreich (Hotel Maria Kapel)
This workshop invites participants to develop a Care Rider to use in their working relationships. Inspired by “access docs,” a document that outlines the needs of a person living with disability, this tool facilitates conversations about what a collaborator needs in order to have equal access to work. Similarly to how institutions provide accessibility information for visitors, the rider anticipates one’s needs and experience in a process of informed consent. It wagers access, safety and mutual understanding as opposed to assumption or afterthought about working practices and conditions. Together we will develop Care Riders to use in our work, our collectives and institutions, and explore practices of accountability and planning that strengthen protective factors in our relationships and work.
14.00: Snacks & gezelligheid
15.00: Celebration of Self-care in Self-build by artist Harriet Rose Morley
Self-care in self-build is an ongoing art work, a series of workshops and a starting point for discussions and conversations. It is open for everyone, all levels of DIY experience, including no experience. The format invites participants to collectively build modular furniture from a blueprint for open source furniture that the artist specifically designed for the public space of HMK. We celebrate the opening of our new bar and talk about care, performativity and building as artistic practice.
17.00: Vegan Linner
19.00: Performance and exhibition program by Jake Caleb & Merve Kılıçer, Clementine Edwards & Adam Patterson and a musical performance by Bhajan Bhoy.
This event is organised in English.
The event is free with drinks at €2,50 and free vegan food served throughout the day. We will make sure to take breaks in the programme. HMK is spacious with many different rooms and a garden to sit or rest.
HMK is reachable by train from any city in the Netherlands. From Hoorn Station it is a 10 minute walk to HMK. Unfortunately, HMK is currently not wheelchair accessible and has several flights of stairs up and down.
Parts of the programme will be made accessible online. More information on this will follow soon. Translations (Dutch, Icelandic, Danish and possibly other languages ) will be made available on site if needed.
Project space at7
Project space at7 (NL/IS) is an artist initiative that shows and supports experimentation and (new) collaborations between artists. Between 2017 and 2019 at7 was located in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, where the collective hosted exhibitions, screenings, performances and dinner parties, bringing together artists and creatives from the entire world. at7 is currently run by Vera Mennens, M. Maria Walhout and Bergur Thomas Anderson.
Staci Bu Shea
Staci Bu Shea is curator at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in Utrecht, The Netherlands and has organised the exhibition programme there together with the extended team since late 2017. Shea initiated Poetics of Living with Rizvana Bradley, a “study line” at Casco and platform to explore non-normative ways of living together in consideration of rapidly changing discourses around sexuality, health, communal life, and death. Together with Carmel Curtis, they curated Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies at Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, NY in 2017.
Merve Kılıçer (TR) works with past knowledges and translates them into contemporary experiences. She combines this into spatial installations or performances comprising videos, objects, sound as well as artist books or images created with traditional techniques of printmaking. She often creates in collaboration with other artists, currently with Kaba Hat (TR), Eat House cooking collective W1555 artist community.
Jake Caleb (UK) studies and reforms what it is to work, live and act together. He is co-initiator of the Singing Club of Rotterdam, an anti-choir that explores how we use our voices. He also cooks with Eathouse, a collective centred around healthy and affordable food.
Clementine Edwards’ (AU) practice is led by sculpture. Her ongoing research looks at material kinship, the social and reproductive potential of non-sentient materials in the context of climate colonialism. In 2021 she will publish The Material Kinship Reader with Onomatopee.
Adam Patterson (BB) is a visual artist and writer. They work with masquerade, textiles, performance, video and poetry, telling new stories or rethinking old stories in new recuperative ways.
Bhajan Bhoy is Ajay Saggar, a musical maverick who has spread his wings over many projects in the last 30 years. His music is cosmic guitar psych magick / sonic raga trips / melodic mantras / esoteric electronica that reaches out to the stars in the same vein as if Popol Vuh jammed with John Fahey, Terry Riley, and Robin Guthrie, to produce a beautiful soundscape in which the listener can sink into and float downstream.
Rik Dijkhuizen (NL) is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary work often reflects on wellbeing, failure, overcoming and ‘taking things literally’. Water is a recurring theme in his work. Dijkhuizen uses personal and collective references to create imaginative narratives between memory and fiction – otherworldly environments that transcend place and context but feel strangely familiar.
Harriet Rose Morley
Harriet Rose Morley (UK) is a multi-disciplinary artist, maker, educator, and facilitator. She works across the disciplines of public art, sculpture, architectural spaces, furniture design, urban planning, and alternative education. Her work and projects often challenge our conceptions of the function of public art, urban objects and space; how they do but often don’t function, and how they can be sources of humorous critique of urban architectural space and planning.
To That Special Someone, Part II is part of HMK’s 2020 programme Slow Burn, developed by curator Miriam Wistreich and artists Maja Bekan and Griet Menschaert. Through six chapters – Space, Navigation, Work, Endurance, Community and Time – Slow Burn brings together a range of voices to think about the politics of the artist residency and how we can navigate through the landscape of the art world with care. With Dijkhuizen and at7’s residencies for Inside Poolside HMK asks “what is the role of the residence within its (local) community?” and explore how we can develop methods and spaces to care for our hearts, bodies and relationships.
Photography: Bart Treuren