UPCOMING & RUNNING


Unstable Ground - The Gap (third iteration)


image: taken while travelling in Norway, March 2015


upcoming research residency in January 2023 at KH Messen in Ålvik, Norway

What lies inbetween two parallel points/parallel lines/fjords? This is a speculative question, because I will never be able to reach the central-point of what I desire to know.

In 2017, incited by a ‘Patafysica class during my Master studies, for the first time the gap solidified itself as an interest of mine. An uncanny feeling arose: when approaching points of interest, something will always elude itself. Thus I started to investigate through analytical drawings from which the ongoing research Unstable Ground developed.

Ålvik is located at the Hardangerfjord. I see this body of water as a physical and experiential case study of the gap. The fjord, with the closest ferry in Kvanndal on a 12km distance and no bridge in the proximity of Ålvik, provides an unsurmountable distance that I am eager to explore. How do I experience this physical gap and what might solidify in that, at least to me, unknowable territory? Being in Ålvik during the winter months will add a layer of fragility and temporality to my research, since the natural forces of the season unveil the limitations of the human body and of forcing our human structures and ideas on our environment.


Matters of Being


image: taken during Matters of Being #6 – Other Worlds (Georgie Brinkman, Georgina Kosmatou, and Dario di Paolantonio) by Francesco Enriquez, video work on the screen by Georgina Kosmatou


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

Each season one screening event is taking place, during which the artists of the works are present for a concluding conversation moderated by Nele Brökelmann.

If you are interested in taking part in this filmscreening series in 2023 please send an email with the subject line Matters of Being screening to: info@nelebrokelmann.com Make sure to include a description, trailer or a (password secured) link to your audiovisual work, the year the work was made and in which context it was made.


TRACES


2022.09
28 | feature for Metropolis M: ‘What is the caring thing to do now?’ – a conversation with artist lucie draai
25 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #8 – Approaching Distances (Alexis Bellavance & Stefan Pavlović)

reading Jorge Luis Borges's Collected Fictions

2022.08

reading Aristotle's Politics and James Joyce's Ulysses

2022.05
26 | waterybeings: test-run for watery workshop in fall
21 | review for Metropolis M: Spiralling towards a pluriversal world - Aldo E. Ramos at A Tale of a Tub
03 | Destination Unknown podcast published in which I speak about the last phase of my research during the Destination Unknown 2021 residency, hosted by Valerie van Holten

reading Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer

2022.04
28 | video documentation of Difference across Distance (2021, Unstable Ground iteration 02) published by and presented during Destination Unknown 2021 exhibition in Tegelen, recorded and edited by Hester van Tongerlo
03 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #7 – Points of Contact (Margarida Albino, Sophie Czich, and Armand Lesecq)

reading Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer and James Lovelock's GAIA

2022.03

reading Marina van Zuylen's The Plenitude of Distraction

2022.02
11 | review for Metropolis M: Lurking beneath the surface - Oscar Murillo at KM21
10 | collective [蒸汽船] Steamboat writing: [说话中] Being in Utterance (v.3)

reading Siri Hustvedt's Living, Thinking, Looking

2021.12
Metropolis M, Nieuwe Collectie bijlage of magazine nr. 6 2021/2022 DEC/JAN): Michael Tedja, Out One Big King, 2002-2012

reading Elias Canetti's Masse und Macht, Lynn Margulis' and Dorion Sagan's Acquiring Genomes, and Gilles Deleuze's The Fold

2021.11
10 | waterybeings: Field Research #1 - site-specific exploration of body-water-entanglement

reading Elias Canetti's Masse und Macht, Lynn Margulis' and Dorion Sagan's Acquiring Genomes, and Gilles Deleuze's The Fold

2021.10
31 | filmscreening: Matters of Being #6 – Other Worlds (Georgie Brinkman, Georgina Kosmatou, and Dario di Paolantonio)

reading Luce Irigaray's Marine Lover and Gilles Deleuze's The Fold

2021.09

installation view DU21


24-26 | Destination Unknown exhibition in Tegelen
24 | review for Metropolis M: The Artist's Novel: David Maroto talking to Chris Kraus, Cally Spooner and others at Page Not Found
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

2021.08

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)

Metropolis M, Eindexamens 2021 bijlage of magazine nr. 4 2021 AUG/SEP: Natalia Irena Nikoniuk en Bo Wielders - Herhalen zonder Einde, Ryan Lim Zi Yi - Vanuit de Ooghoeken, Leos - Sprekend, bij Gebrek aan Visuele Stimuli, Alice West

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

Destination Unknown residency

2021.07

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

2021.06

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

2021.05

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

2021.04

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

2021.03

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

2021.01-02

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

2020.09

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)

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For more info click here.

2020.08

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)

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2020.07-08

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

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For more info click here.

2020.06

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

2020.05

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

2020.02

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

2020.01

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

2019.12

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

2019.11

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

reading Naomi Klein's On Fire

2019.10

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

2019.09

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

2019.08

thinking about origins and transversive signifiers

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