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It is part XXX of an ensemble, and this ensemble is no longer necessarily ceremonial

Artists Bas van den Hurk and Jochem van Laarhoven and Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens invite you to It is part XXX of an ensemble, and this ensemble is no longer necessarily ceremonial, a free manifestation on Wednesday 1 June from 18:00 in the museum.

In collaboration with Networked Collective, the artists will transform MDD into an experimental meeting place with a continuous performance, film screening and dinner that focuses on questions of collectivity and shared authorship.

Collaboration, cohabitation, encounters, conversations, performance, theatre, film and scenography – key themes from their artistic research – are activated and embodied with the audience during this live event. Can a coming community emerge during this evening? The evening will conclude with a collective conversation with Noortje de Leij, researcher and editor of De Witte Raaf.

Film

Bas van den Hurk and Jochem van Laarhoven shot the film last year during their residency at Juliaan Lampens’ Woning Van Wassenhove with several members of Networked Collective – a larger collective they initiated. The film employs the theatrical technique of ‘Viewpoints’, through which the characters relate their ‘being’, movements, emotions and bodies to the architectural space. Different kinds of printed textiles are used by the performers as a prop and a costume.

About Bas van den Hurk and Jochem van Laarhoven

Since 2018 they have been researching the relationship between visual art and theatre. From this research, they bring together different media in installations and performances. In this multiplicity lies the urgency to revisit an important modernist question: how do we live together and how do we embody this? Bas van den Hurk and Jochem van Laarhoven are part of Networked Collective, a non-permanent group of about thirty artists, theatre-makers, actors, performers, theoreticians and students who do residencies together and make exhibitions, performances and publications. Collectively, they research the relation between the social process of working and living together and the formal autonomous qualities of the outcomes.

The work of Networked Collective has been exhibited over the last four years in De Garage, Mechelen; Emergent, Veurne; Hard Space, Basel (CH); Fondazione 107, Turin (IT); Skaftfell, Centre of Visual Arts, Seydisfjordur (IS); Dürst Britt and Mayhew, The Hague; Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam.

With contributions by

Suze Milius (director), Marcia Liu (dancer), Reinout Scholten van Aschat (actor), Naomi van der Horst (actor), Chrys Amaya Michailidis (student), Toine van den Hurk (ex-yoga teacher), Loran van de Wier (student/cook), Lotte Driessen (actor), Sanne Jansen (fashion designer), Bas van den Hurk (artist), Jochem van Laarhoven (artist), Samieh Shahcheraghi (artist), Gijsje Heemskerk (artist), Sofie Hollander (artist), Rob van Kranenburg (theoretician), Isabel Cordeiro (artist), Mike Suijkerbuijk (student), Marijn van Kreij (artist), Roel Swanenberg (Viewpoints teacher), Noortje de Leij (theoretician) and Mohammad Salemy (theoretician).

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01.06.22
Performance
   Location
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Museumlaan 14
B-9831 Deurle

   Image

Bas van den Hurk & Jochem van Laarhoven,
It is part XXX of an ensemble, and this ensemble is no longer necessarily ceremonial
(filmstill), 2022.