Image: Rune Peitersen
We are excited to already announce the first book events and launches of the new year!
RAABJERG - January 14th Club Colo
We will start 2023 with a book presentation of RAABJERG by artist Rune Peitersen on the evening of Saturday January 14th. RAABJERG takes outset in the changing landscape of northern Jutland (DK). The landscape changed due to climatological changes and human resource extraction, and the following attempts at ‘restoring’ and ‘reestablishing’ a ‘natural’ landscape. During the evening the eponymous film that's part of the project will be screened and a talk and presentation about the publication will be given. More info will follow.
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The Civic Empowerment Toolbox - January 18th Pakhuis de Zwijger
Followed by a book presentation of The Civic Empowerment Toolbox at Pakhuis de Zwijger on January 18th. Speakers Ben Schouten (author, emiritus lector Play and Civic Media HvA), Sabine Niederer (researcher Visual Methodologies HvA), Eleonoor Jap Sam (founder and director at Jap Sam Books), Willem van der Ven (Designer), Silvia Cazacu (PhD researcher at KU Leuven), and Saskia Beer (founder/director Transformcity) will engage in a conversation discussing the strategies and civic initiatives from the book from 4 different perspectives: Practice, Theory, Education and Media. In which scholars, designers and practitioner colleagues highlight engaged citizenship from their contribution to the book.
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Mother's Milk - January 19th Looiersgracht 60
The upcoming limited edition artist book Mother's Milk by artist Marie Ilse Bourlanges will be launched on Thursday January 19th. Mother’s Milk (re)constructs the story of Ilse, the author’s grandmother. Alienated in the psychiatric hospital of La Timone, in Marseille, Ilse resided there from 1952 until her death in 1983. Bringing together archival material, correspondences and conversations narrated via documentary poetry, Marie Ilse Bourlanges assembles the fragments of a family history hiding in plain sight. The publication is designed by Alix Chauvet in close collaboration with the artist, with an introduction text by Marta Pagliuca Pelacani. For this event Marie Ilse Bourlanges has developed a text-based performance with excerpts of Mother's Milk and inspired by EMDR, a form of therapy to treat post traumatic stress disorder. The performance will be followed by a discussion between the artist, Marta Pagliuca Pelacani (artistic researcher and editor), and Alix Chauvet (designer).
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