reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and Lynn Margulis' Acquiring Genomes

writing for the contemporary art magazine Metropolis M in the context of an internship

Unstable Ground - Destination Unknown residency

Currently I am furthering my research trajectory Unstable Ground during the Destination Unknown residency in a former cigar factory in Tegelen. The concluding exhibition is taking place in September, 24th (19:00-23:00) and 25th-26th (10:00-17:00), in the former cigar factory (Roermondseweg 17, Tegelen).
During the residency I am conducting a speculative field-research based on the different (un-)natural border regions around Tegelen: the river Meuse, the highway A73, the state-border between the Netherlands and Germany, and the forest, heathland and moorland of the Brachter Wald on the German side. As a theoretical framework, I am reading Lynn Margulis’ theory of Endosymbiosis in parallel with Bruno Latour’s An Inquiry into Modes of Existence. Biologist Margulis developed the theory of Endosymbiosis to describe the cooperativeness of inter-special relations, departed from the competitive framing. The way biological entities evolve and sustain by changing with and through one another, intrigues me. Latour emphasises that the different domains in our Western societies, as politics, law, science, and religion, are no different, and proposes ways to rethink these categories to give room to experience the world relationally. By conducting a theoretical and visual exploration, I will learn about different ways to encounter our human worldly entanglement and reflect on how categorisation systems influence our ways of knowing/experiencing.


Matters of Being

Matters of Being is a screening series at iii curated by Nele Brökelmann presenting documentary films about artists, thinkers, scientists, as well as experimental films by artists and independent filmmakers. Matters of Being wants to allow our minds to wander and stumble upon new associations in the illuminating darkness of the cinema setting.

Matters of Being #6 – Other Worlds (Georgie Brinkman, Georgina Kosmatou, and Dario di Paolantonio)

31 October, 15:00-16:30, iii project space

image: All was Ocean! All was Joy! (Or, How the Humans Broke the Ocean’s Heart) (2021), Georgie Brinkman



05 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #5 – Celebrating Impermanence (Heart of a Dog by Laurie Anderson)
03 | review for Metropolis M: Roaming the city - Walks/wandelingen #1: The Hague
01 | waterybeings: Field Trip #4 - following the river from Maassluis to Hoek van Holland

reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Lynn Margulis' Acquiring Genomes and James Lovelock's GAIA

Destination Unknown residency


20-22 | Destination Unknown residency: Unstable Ground - Field Research #3
19 | waterybeings: visiting Stadsarchief Rotterdam
06 | collective [蒸汽船] Steamboat writing: [说话中] Being in Utterance (v.2)

reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Lynn Margulis' Acquiring Genomes and James Lovelock's GAIA

Destination Unknown residency


31 | waterybeings: Field Trip #3 - river walk
22-24 | Destination Unknown residency: Unstable Ground - Field Research #1 & #2
16-18 | waterybeings: Field Trip #2 - watery embodiment
14 | review for Metropolis M: Graduation Shows 2021 - KABK the Hague
08-11 | Trixie Open Studies
05 | waterybeings: Field Trip #1 - Maasvlakte of June Yu’s and my artist/research duo waterybeings. We are investigating different aspects of living with and through water, at the moment in the form of a case-study on Rotterdam’s intimate relationship with water.
04 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #4 – Flickering Present (Tony Conrad)

reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, Lynn Margulis' Acquiring Genomes and James Lovelock's GAIA

Destination Unknown residency


28 | review for Metropolis M: “You died today.” - meditating on your own disintegrating body with Vibeke Mascini and Babs Bakels
13 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #3 – Aspiring the Unknown (Karina Beumer and Anna Moreno)
11 | review for Metropolis M: Wespen, waterdamp en zonnebrand - wandelen over het strand met geurkunstenaar Frank Bloem

reading Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus


26 | feature for Metropolis M: Learning from non-human agents - visiting Minne Kersten’s Constant Companion at Hotel Maria Kapel
23 | feature for Metropolis M: De maker achter de maker - Charly van Rest over goed kijken en luisteren
03 | feature for Metropolis M: Thinking in public - A portrait of Shimmer

reading Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus


12 | collective [蒸汽船] Steamboat writing: [说话中] Being in Utterance (v.1)
05 | feature for Metropolis M: Where are those stars to shoot for? - in conversation with artist and writer Mayis Rukel

reading Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus


09 | review for Metropolis M: How to become we-beings: A long-term vision for art, cultural workers and the climate crisis at the JVE

reading Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus


Window-Love-Lab Presentation at Trixie the Hague

WINDOW ❤️ LAB 1.1 presentation at Trixie The Hague with Eden Latham

WINDOW ❤️ LAB is a series of window-based exhibitions created as a dialogue between the members of TR/X/E. The works are fully available to view and interact with from the street.

the accompanying exploratory essay #3 Shifting Perspectives (February 2021)

reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus

2020.10-12 drawing for the research residency presentation at Witte Rook in Breda: platform, noun, often attributive

“Can a platform encourage us to wander through the non-linear layers of the world?”
Research Residency and Process Presentation, at Witte Rook in Breda. Made possible with kind support of Stroom Den Haag in the form of research subsidy.

more info and the video essay Platform | noun, often attributive (part 1, november 2020)
the exploratory essay #2 A Matter of Time that forms the backbone for the video essay
an interview that was prepared during my research residency at Witte Rook

reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence and Deleuze & Guattari's Anti-Oedipus


13 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #2 – Concepts of Belonging (Toshie Takeuchi, Jasper Kuipers, Matteo Marangoni)

04 - 25 | [蒸汽船] Steamboat exhibition, workshops and collective drift @ Trixie in The Hague (NL)


For more info click here.


23 | [蒸汽船] Steamboat Online Artist Talk

Nele Brökelmann, Katarina Petrović and June Yu in conversation with Hans Overvliet (ruimteCAESUUR) and Esther van Rosmalen (Witte Rook)



07.11 - 08.23 | [蒸汽船] Steamboat exhibition at ruimteCAESUUR in Middelburg (NL), organised in collaboration with Witte Rook


For more info click here.


07 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #1 – Ordinary Sounds (Alvin Lucier, William Carlos Williams)


My article Hallways: Imaginary passages got published as part of a special issue on Brutal International Law in the journal New Perspectives


reading Bruno Latour's An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns


writing about hallways as imaginary passages and thinking about structures of support


01 | participated in The Other Book Fair with Trixie at The Grey Space in the Middle in the Hague (NL)

reading Eduardo Kohn's How Forests Think


16-17 | participating in the Creative Coding workshop at iii in the Hague (NL) by Sabrina Verhage

reading Naomi Klein's On Fire


writing about anchor points, how they resonate with each other, change through time and create a framework for a reality - an experience of the world
anchor points

reading Hartmut Rosa's Unverfügbarkeit


thinking about origins, anchor points and transversive signifiers

reading Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's Futurability - The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility

20-22 | participating in the Training for the Future at the Ruhrtriennale in Bochum (DE) curated by Jonas Staal and Florian Malzacher

settling into my new studio space at Trixie

Trixie The Hague


thinking about origins and transversive signifiers

reading Brian Massumi's The Power at the End of the Economy