CURRENTLY : DIEUWKE BOERSMA
Dieuwke Boersma (Rotterdam, 1985) channels visions of the future according to the mythical and mystical patterns of her pathological pasts by combining performance art, spiritualism and feminist techno science. During her residency, she returns home after spending 10 years abroad and revisits hospitals she has been in as a patient during her childhood and adolescence. In collaboration with dancers in Rotterdam, she seeks ways to re-embody her memories beyond human shape and movement to create new forms of subjectivity. Furthermore, she will be teaching (graduated) art students, BA and MA philosophy students of the course “Ethics in the Anthropocene” at the Leiden University and primary school children in Rotterdam about the creative and transformative power of vulnerability.
Dieuwke has a master in “Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics” at the Utrecht University and has studied during her bachelor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. During her studies she has done masterclasses with among others Rosi Braidotti and Donna Haraway. Her second master is in “Space Strategies, Exploratory Art in Public Contexts”, at the art school Berlin-Weissensee. Furthermore, Dieuwke has taught at the Academy of Media, Arts Cologne about gender theory, posthumanism and affect theory, often in lecture performances. She too has a background in human rights activism and public health issues which has brought her all over the world. Please find more information about her work and when and where she has performed on her website: www.denkfiguren.com. Dieuwke is very open to dialogues about her work or about your work.
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PREVIOUS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY
KRIS DITTEL (Feb-Apr 2017)
Kris Dittel is a curator and editor, currently associate at the project space and art book publisherOnomatopee in Eindhoven. Together with Sara Giannini she also forms The Translation Trip, a research trajectory investigating translation as practice, philosophical notion and artistic/curatorial device. Current research interests include the use of the human voice in artistic practices and an investigation on the relation between art and value.
During her residency at HWW she continued developing her research The Voice as Material, examining the performativity and communicability of human voice through artists practices. Towards the end of her three-month research residency, Kris organised a DISCLOSED event where she invited Jelena Novak to outline some ideas concerning this topic.
Kris Dittel residency was granted by the Mondriaan Fonds.
DITO YUMONO (May-Jul 2017)
Dito Yuwono is a visual artist from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, working with photography, installation, video, and performance. His work often serves as a form of storytelling using personal approach to subtly grasp the bigger picture of socio-political environment. These issues are often brought up in every residency and projects that he does in Indonesia and abroad.
STEVEN HOES (Jul 2017)
PASCAL WEINMANN (Aug 2017)
After winning TENT Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Film Award in 2016 with the film Millimeterle, Pascal Heinemann came for a month residency at Het Wilde Weten.
MICHIEL HUIJBEN (Sep-Nov 2017)
Michiel Huijben reads, writes and speaks about architecture. Perhaps his talks are a way for him to intervene in the (seemingly) rigid and unchangeable architecture of his immediate environment. During his stay at Het Wilde Weten, Michiel worked on a presentation about the life and work of a Dutch outsider architect whose (mostly unbuilt) designs from the 1960s to the late ‘90s take a peculiar stance on themes such as immigration, sustainability, terrorism and real estate. His residency was kindly granted by Mondriaan Fonds.
VIKTORIE LANGER (Dec-Jan 2018)
Viktorie Langer (born in 1988, Czech Republic) is primarily a painter, while also working in the media of collage, drawing, textiles and ceramics. Her striking large-sized canvases are clearly inspired by early 20th century art, rather than current trends. Yet the almost abstract work of Langer uses a very contemporary language and has a well-established signature style. During her residency Viktorie worked and exhibited seven new paintings of her wonderings in Nieuwe Binnenweg, from Albert Heijn, stop in by smooky Out of Time, than to somber Delfshaven.
Viktorie Langer’s residency was possible thanks to the kind support of FUTURA and the TSJECHISCH CENTRUM, Czech Republic.