I’m taking part in the group exhibition ‘Breaking the Mold’ in HOK Gallery (10 July – 7 August 2021), an exhibition inspired by Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex. Oh bondage, up yours!
This is the first exhibition in the beautiful new space of HOK Gallery at Westeinde. Participating artists: Harold de Bree, Lula Valletta, Ronin, Bertus Gerssen, Jip Piet, Dana LaMonda, Leonor Faber-Jonker and Bob de Groof (BE).
On Tuesday 27 April you can listen to the first episode of Radio Pareidolia on WORM Radio.
In this 6-part podcast, I am your guide in the mysterious realm of music and memory. Digging into my (post)punk record collection, I explore how music attaches itself to experiences, people, and places, what happens when we suddenly hear new things in songs we have heard a thousand times, and how music history is written.
From 27 April, Radio Pareidolia goes live every Tuesday 12:00. Listen here.
Part 1: Berlin – Sound of a city (27.04.21)
Part 2: Julian Schnabel’s Basquiat – Myth making (04.05.21)
Part 3: Sexism – Shifting perspectives (11.05.21)
Part 4: The Slits – Loud voices, silenced voices (18.05.21)
Part 5: Dutch punk – Oral history (25.05.21)
Part 6: Rotterdam underground – Nostalgia for an age yet to come (01.06.21)
The series will later be released as a podcast on the WORM website.
Introduction for ‘Silky Thoughts’
Out now: the cahier ‘Silky Thoughts’ by collage artist Tinca Veerman. The cahier is issued on the occasion of her solo exhibition in Verbeke Foundation (2 May – 21 October 2021) and published in a limited and numbered edition.
I wrote the introductory text ‘On seeing things in things’ about Veerman’s work process, looking, interpretation and signification.
Introduction for ‘We Are Proud to Present…’
Out now: the Modern Classics edition of We Are Proud to Present… by Pulitzer Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury. An incredibly good and topical play about a group of young actors who want to make a play about the Herero and Nama genocide in German South-West Africa. I had the honour of writing a comprehensive introduction for this edition, in which I combine a description of the historical context with an intuitive exploration of the underlying theme of race and representation.
I wrote an essay for the beautiful publication that accompanies the exhibition You Know I Am Not There by artist Danielle Lemaire, an exploration of the world of British singer-songwriter Nick Drake in Stedelijk Museum Breda. The exhibition was set to open in December 2020 and will open once the current lockdown ends. Can’t wait!
Solo exhibition Zuid-Afrikahuis, 18 October – 4 February 2021
From 8 October 2020 – 4 February 2021 (extended) I present my solo exhibition ‘When Memories Become Dreams’ in the Zuid-Afrikahuis. I made a series of darkroom prints of damaged lantern slides from the collection of the Zuid-Afrikahuis to explore the phenomenon of ‘patina’. The series and accompanying essay were made especially for the edited volume Magic Visions (soon to be published).
This weekend I’m taking part in the fantastic Zine Camp at WORM!
On Sunday 3 November (12-8pm) I’m at stall 1. I’m bringing two new collage zines and the mini zine ‘A Tiny Memory’, alongside a.o. the Ton Lebbink book. At 6pm, I will explore the boundaries of (post)punk aesthetics in a talk titled ‘Rip it up! The edge of DIY aesthetics’.
Please drop by! There is lots to see and do at Zine Camp. Have a look at the Zine Camp website for more information and the complete program.