Research Residency and Process Presentation

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

“Can a platform encourage us to wander through the non-linear layers of the world?”

When events happen one after the other in close proximity our minds draw connections1, applying visual and emotional cues that serve as anchor points. In the act of unconsciously connecting the anchor points, the framework for our reality develops – an (individual) experience of the world. I am deeply intrigued how we project our experiences onto the world, as we learn to recognize ourselves in the reflections of a mirror. The act of projection is one-directional, and keeps us from forming a relation that is based on reciprocity and transformation, which would bring us in resonance with others and the world. A meaningful relationship entails “the subject's experience of some Other calling upon it, which requires understanding or answering but also has the ability to change the subject.”2 Humans desire to be in resonance, which becomes most apparent when we alter our own stories and retell them with other stories: called Serious Denormalization3 by Donna Haraway. It is an act of allowing an others‘ story to change one’s own, and thereby shifting the connections of the established framework of anchor points.

For the research residency at Witte Rook, I want to take the act of retelling our own stories as a starting point to look into the moment when our framework of reality shifts – the brief moment when we are in resonance.

taking place at Witte Rook in Breda, in October and December 2020
09 - 15 November: Process Presentation

made possible with kind support of Stroom Den Haag in the form of research subsidy

1) Naomi Klein, On Fire, p. 44: “When intense events happen in close proximity to one another, the human mind often tries to draw connections that are not there, a phenomenon known as apophenia.”
2) Hartmut Rosa, The Future of the New: Beyond the Echo Chamber, p.25
3) Donna Haraway, Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble, talk 5/9/14

Matters of Being

Matters of Being #3 – Aspiring the Unknown (Karina Beumer and Anna Moreno)

postponed, iii project space


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.



13 | 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


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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