In November 2022, I presented GRIT. Truus de Groot in New York City, the first publication by SAGO Press. A photo book with photographs made by musician and artist Truus de Groot between 1981 and 1989 in her home city New York.
On the occasion of the book launch, I organised a Truus de Groot ‘extravaganza’ in WORM, Rotterdam, with a concert, talks, residency, film night, exhibition and radioshow. At WORM’s S/ash Gallery we presented the photographs from the publication alongside (super-8) films made by Truus, soundscapes, and documents and objects from her personal archive.
Click here to read the interview with Truus de Groot for Metropolis M, by Pernilla Ellens.
Click here for the interview with me and Truus for WORM Radio, by Tisa Neža Herlec.
In this 6-part podcast for Radio WORM, 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.
You can now listen to all six episodes of Radio Pareidolia 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)
Together with Lula Valletta, I made the book Gewoon een geintje, a tribute to ‘pop poet’, (punk) drummer, Paradiso doorman, and word artist Ton Lebbink. Apart from a selection of his poetry, the book contains reproductions of never before published drawings, correspondence, notes, and ideas, from Lebbink’s personal archive, alongside beautiful black-and-white photography.
The book was published independently, in a numbered edition of 150 copies and was financed through Voordekunst. In 2021, the book was awarded by Mooi Marginaal.