[蒸汽船] Steamboat @ Trixie in The Hague (NL)

2020.09.04 - 2020.09.25

open Friday - Sunday | workshops on saturdays: sept 05, 12, 19 | collective drift on friday: sept 25


[蒸汽船] Steamboat is an ongoing research by three ArtScientists, Nele Brökelmann, Katarina Petrović and June Yu. Focusing on the methods and conditions for collective interdisciplinary making, we present our findings in different formats. During the exhibition at Trixie, opening on September 4th, we will initiate a series of events that take steam as the conceptual material and propose explorative methods on collective imagination and creation.

During the four weeks of this exhibition at Trixie, we are opening up the gallery space as a collective “steam” making plant. Every Saturday there will be workshops that you can register for, with a maximum amount of 6 participants. The workshops will take steam as a conceptual material. Together we will construct a world in which steam can exhibit its full conceptual potential. We will practice collective writing in its broadest sense, through different exercises, games and reading materials.

For more info click here.

Matters of Being

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

Sunday 13 September, 3-6pm, iii project space & livestream

Matters of Being is a screening series at iii curated by Nele Brökelmann and 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.



23 | Online Artist Talk [蒸汽船] Steamboat

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


[蒸汽船] Steamboat is an ongoing collaborative research by three artists, Nele Brökelmann, Katarina Petrović and June Yu, that focuses on new explorative ways of making-together. Departing from a shared interest in support structures and how we could create one, we take the ‘steamboat’ as a metaphor, being a technology that facilitated global change and transformed world relations. We are presenting our research as an installation, website and a score that can be performed together with the audience and alone.


07 | 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