In May and June 2015 the Besiendershuis, a cultural center based in a stunning medieval building in the center of the Dutch city of Nijmegen, invited us to be their artists in residence.
During our stay we followed an „analogue network“ and met alot of stunning people, had alot of inspiring conversations and did alot of research.
Next to our meetings and the fotosessions we gave spoken word and performance workshops at different locations, taught a masterclass and a guest college at the university, performed at the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies, had inspiring „Affinity Dinners“ with academics from the Radboud University, entered the city with pop-up spoken word performances and presented the temporary results of our work in a „tussenpresentatie“, an interim presentation.
It took some time to reflect on the research we did, to develop and print the analogue films and to write the poems. Therefor the Besiendershuis reinvited us for another stay in October to prepare a show of the results of our work.
And we, again, did alot.
Spoken word pieces have been recorded and a phonenumber that one could call and listen to the poems had been installed .
The 11 visual works have been printed on banners of a lenght between 4 and 6,5 meters and hung on 8 different locations all over the city.
In cooperations with TourToDo we created an app so people can make a tour along the locations and listen to the pieces at their smartphones.
We used the the fascinating Risoh-technique in cooperation with Extrapool to publish a limited art book as another addition to the project.
Besides that … Another performance at the University, 3 further performances and an overview-exhibit in the Besiendershuis during the opening of the exhibition at Novemer 1st.
From November till Dezember the 11 photographic and poetic potraits of the exposition Probeer Andere Zoektermen will be presented at 8 different locations in Nijmegen.