Connecting Geographies

12 januari 2024 — 21 januari 2024

This two-week installation asks us to look deeper at the interconnectedness of the world around us. Through a variety of techniques artist Marjolijn Boterenbrood will present site-based works alongside a work produced during a workshop about entangled life (inspired by the Amstelpark) with the students of the Academy of Architecture. The performance will be about the connection between these works and her recent travel.

OPENING: Saturday January 13th 2024, from 4-5pm with performance by Marjolijn Boterenbrood
After the book presentation of Mariken Overdijk, from 3-4pm

FINISSAGE: Sunday January 21st • 3–5 PM : Mycelium walk with Marjolijn Boterenbrood – In search of all possible types of fungi, we walk through the Amstelpark and discuss the functioning, growth method and function of fungi.

Floodlines by Marjolijn Boterenbrood (Video)

Marjolijn Boterenbrood’s work always connects with a place. She incorporates the landscape by literally using material from the space – plastics, fishline, bryozoa, sand pipes, algea, pollen, the abundance of sea buckthorn, cranberry and blackberry. The circumstances exert influence on the work, it rusts, it disintegrates. Rain, microbes, wax, seaweed, mussels, mudflats clay -non-human life- writes their ‘oeuvre’.  High tide (the influence of the moon) leaves the lines behind. The images for this film seem to be dipped in the landscape, as a pen in ink, drawing along, as it were, dune sand, data, materials and stories.

Floodlines Hanging Works by Marjolijn Boterenbrood (hanging works)

The Glazen Huis hosts a series of works that arise from the landscape, in this case Vlieland. Marjolijn enters into a direct interaction with the phenomena of a place: wind, water, waves, and currents. The island writes its own cartography. The hanging objects are ‘membranes’ between the landscape and the experience. The installation connects to the landscape because it is made by it, with salt, earth, sand, clay, seaweed, and water. Circumstances influence the work; it rusts and weathers. Salty spree, fresh rainwater, seaweed, wax, clay, and iron from salty seepage write their ‘score’ on canvas.

The work is testimony to the specific situation of an island. The Wadden, the last wilderness in the ‘man-made’ Netherlands, is under pressure due to climate change and sea level rise. Will the mudflats soon disappear under water? According to the philosopher Bruno Latour, the world is one ecosystem, a delicate balance, which everything and everyone is a part of. You can only think about it from the realisation of mutual connection. We are part of the ecology and nature is not outside of ourselves. Working with nature and reflecting on the tangible changes is ultimately about all of us.

Het AFK ondersteunt Zone2Source mt een Vierjarige subsidie 2021-2024.

Datum: 12-01-2024 t/m 21-01-2024
Locatie: Zone2Source (Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark)
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