Recent Projects

Neuhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2019
Neuhaus, Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2019

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Exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 19/5-15/9/2019 - NEUHAUS: a temporary and transdisciplinary academy for more-than-human knowledge

With Z33 - Learning from Deep Time

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From Bauhaus to Neuhaus

Het Nieuwe Instituut joins the worldwide celebration of the Bauhaus centenary not by glorifying the historical achievements of this legendary school, but rather by reactivating and embodying its original spirit through Neuhaus. The contemporary situation of accumulated crises in ecology, economy, politics and society finds a mirror image in the era that immediately followed WW1. In the total burn-out that was the aftermath of that conflict, societal and political orders crumbled, technological developments put great strain on both workers and the environment, and became associated as much with large scale destruction as with emancipation.

The educational format of the first period of Bauhaus focused on the on-going, open enquiry of knowledge production: its initial paradigms embraced the idea of infusing the power of art into the societal and industrial fabric, striving for connective narratives to foster awareness of a new mode of society, a liberated society, based on the motto “reconsidering the world”. The experimental programme adopted a positive, affirmative approach that set out to bypass the unsustainability of the present in search of opportunities to envision it anew.

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For the exhibition I presented my work at a discussion event, DESIGN FOR THE DEEP FUTURE, with artists, theorists, designers and representatives of COVRA, the radioactive waste management service in the Netherlands, and I made an installation documenting the Pazugoo project. This included:

more details to come