This summer I'll be in New York City to spend time in the Stuart Sherman archives at Fales Library and Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. This research is generously supported by an O&O research and development grant from CBK Rotterdam.
I'll be contributing to The Parallel Show, a project for improvised performance, happening the 30th and 31st of June at Greylight Projects, Brussels.
The show will take place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July at two different locations: the white cube of NP3 in Groningen (NL) and the chapel of Greylight Projects in Brussels (BE).
I will be documenting this event in Brussels by means of written reports.
On Saturday June 2nd, I will give a short talk about my work and current projects at the amazing That Might Be Right HQ. It will be short, but just long enough to keep you around to celebrate my birthday, which is at midnight. If you don't like me, or birthdays, you can still come, as there will be two other great speakers!!
I'm very happy and excited to have received a generous O&O research and development grant from the CBK Rotterdam to go to New York this summer and finally work with the Stuart Sherman archive there.
For Archined.nl, I wrote a review (in Dutch!) of the exhibition 'The Human Insect: Antenna Architectures 1887-2017' at The New Institute, Rotterdam, curated by Mark Wigley. Lees het artikel hier.
On the 25th and 26th of November, I will be presenting the preliminary outcome of the research I've been doing at Het Wilde Weten, as part of the residency offered and supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
Great poster design by Team Thursday.
From September through November, I'll be working on a new work during a residency at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam.
This residency was kindly offered and supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.
For more info on Het Wilde Weten:
That Might Be Right proposes Between The Sheets, a month of informal artist presentations.
Drinks and snacks for democratic prices. Intimate experiments, loving assembly, affecting commons.
During the third Between the Sheets event, I'll give a short presentation about my publishing project Flat i.
Welcome from 19h, start 20h
Haachtsesteenweg 276 Chaussee de Haecht
Public transport: Saint Servais/Robiano/Liedts
For more info on That Might Be Right:
On June 17th, my last talk 'What exists is good' will be part of That Might Be Right's performance program during Festiwol 2017, a three day festival organised by W-O-L-K-E.
Saturday 17/6 at 20h.
W-O-L-K-E, Sint-Huibrechtstraat 12-14 (MONTGOMERY).
For the full program of Festiwol 2017:
For more info on That Might Be Right:
I'll be giving a new talk for galerie Gallery on Sunday, May 21 during the Kunstvlaai '17 one-day programme 'Playtime' at the SSBA Salon, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam.
The value of visibility
This year K_nstvl___’s theme is the value of visibility. Art institutions, whatever their size, continuously feel pressure to be visible, quantitatively as well as qualitatively, physically - in exhibition spaces - as well as digitally. K_nstvl___ invites the project spaces of this edition to shape a vision on innovative visibility strategies in an ‘elastic exhibition’.
During Playtime it's not the space that will be divided, but the time. Every invited project space will set up a very temporary presentation within a basic exhibition space, which unfolds for the audience during the day, like the scenes of a play. In this way, the mediation between art, artist, organization and audience takes on a new meaning, for the entire ecology surrounding exhibiting is visible: what can be seen, how it is set up and taken down and by and for whom.
On the 21st of April, my publishing project Flat i will be launching
Flat i no. 2 - Hedwig Houben, 'For the Hand, the Eye, It and the Foot'
frac île-de-france, le plateau
22 rue des Alouettes
during the event L'Homme aux cent Yeux (Grande Revue)
Come get yrself a copy!
I'll be giving my talk / virtual tour 'A Guide to Concrete Living' at De Fabriek in Eindhoven on the 25th of November. Starts at 8pm, followed by a short program of films by Kristina Benjocki, Orr Menirom, Eva Schalkwijk, Nele Brökelmann and Tiécoura N'Daou.
Baarsstraat 38, Eindhoven
That's in the Netherlands
De Fabriek website
On the 4th of September, I will be giving a new walking lecture in the area of Nijmegen-North.
This lecture will take place in a new area development that combines practical defense against natural forces (water in the Netherlands) with the economy of recreation, leisure and tourism. The lecture will consider, among others, questions on the nature of landscape and the politics of viewing land as landscape.
This lecture was commissioned by De Oversteek and takes place several times on the 4th of September. Exact times to be announced.
Talks in Dutch only :-(
De Oversteek website
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I’m very happy to invite you all to the presentation of my publishing house Flat i’s first edition:
Mike Pratt’s ‘One Big Lounge Scene’ (a signed and numbered edition of 60) is a shrink-wrapped stack of 15 risograph prints with an installation manual. With the aid of this manual and some simple household items, you will be able to assemble and install the work yourselves – at home, at work, or any other place of your choosing.
The work will be presented and available for purchase at the opening of Mike’s solo show ‘a deeper pond’ at Juliette Jongma gallery on the 2nd of September!
More info: Juliette Jongma gallery website
I will be giving a new talk titled 'A GUIDE TO CONCRETE LIVING' on Friday the 8th of April at the project space Min- in Rotterdam.
Join me for a virtual walk through architectural spaces, taking Min- as a starting point to search for the interdependency between digital and physical places. I will guide you through a labyrinth of blank windows, framed apartments, and locked screens.
Doors open at 7.30 pm, lecture will start at 8pm.
I will be giving the talk 'Becoming a Building' on Thursday the 22nd of October at Extra City in Antwerp. My talk will be followed by a musical performance by Michiel Helbig, Francois Boulanger aka Ssaliva & Raphael Vandeputte. Come out if you can. Website here.
I have a short text in the first issue of Attempt magazine, themed 'Dwelling'. The text is a kind of introduction to a publication set to be finished somewhere early 2016.
Other contributions in ATTEMPT #1 are by Timothy Morton, Falke Pisano & Luca Frei, Christian Newby, Graham Harman and more great people. Check it out here.
As I am currently finishing an MA in Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation at the Cass, London, for the moment, this website is being constructed s l o w l y.