Arie de Fijter; narrated walk along seven churches

Saturday, 17 July, 31 July, 14 August, 28 August.
15.00, duration one hour, meeting point Hotel Maria Kapel
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As an extension of his work that is currently on display at Hotel Maria Kapel, Arie de Fijter invites you to a narrated walk along the seven churches that spike the city centre of Hoorn. Based on a simple method, participants become silent mediators that relay information to each other. Throughout this collective chain reaction, Hoorn’s rich monuments appear as witnesses of former colonial ties that do not seem to age well in times of secularization. 

The walk, which is part of the exhibition Missing Homes, curated by Danai Giannoglou, takes about 40 minutes to 1 hour and can be followed by a drink at Hotel Maria Kapel and a visit to the exhibition. A reservation won’t be necessary.

In his interest in architecture, Arie de Fijter (born 1986) likes to play with the profession’s methodologies of representation; think of scale models, technical drawings and cartography. His personal work takes the form of objects or images that refer to the setting they are placed in. He considers miniaturization a strategy to make our complex surroundings tangible and share their narratives. This act of sharing often involves participants in a chain of communication. The simple experience of inhabiting the built environment while reflecting upon it tries to reveal architecture’s obvious presence, as well as our everyday relation to it. Arie holds an MA in Architecture since 2009 and graduated from Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Institute in 2017.

Image: Doopsgezinde kerk te Hoorn, 1865 uit de collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam,   

Made possible with the help of: Mondriaan Fonds, Gemeente Hoorn, Stichting Stokroos, Stichting Zabawas, with thanks to de Appel, Amsterdam and Woninginrichting Aanhuis, Hoorn