‘Dood Gewoon’ till 1st February 2019

Dood Gewoon is entering its final exhibiting period at VOX-POP Amsterdam after a wonderful two and a half months.

To celebrate the pilot version of this special artist family project we will be open on the 25th of January till 19:00 and have finisage drinks on the 1st of February after 17:00.

Have a look at our TRAILER!

Dood Gewoon [Dead Simple]
A unique visualization of the theme death
3 artists, 2 generations, 1 installation
Experience the visual dialogue of this artist family’s conversation about death through the disciplines spatial design, sculpture, painting, and start your own conversation.

Initiator | concept | painter Alida Verheij
Concept | spatial designer Anne Verheij
Sculpter | technical adviser Winfried Scholz

Partners VOX-POP and Museum Tot Zover

Sponsors PC Uitvaart, DEL’A, Fiction Factory, Everaert Advocaten, Eydenberg, AMT Group

photo © ANNE• 2018

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Thank you LSFF 2019!

Thank you to everyone who came to see Offset on Sunday 13 January at the ICA London!

Thank you to London Short Film Festival for screening us in your excellent program Leftfield & Luscious!

A special thank you to my amazing collaborators composer Cassie Kinoshi and choreographer Kathrin Gramelsberger!

Dood Gewoon update

Dood Gewoon is in full swing!
After an great opening of the exhibition on the 16th of November, where we met so many of you, we have had a chuck full program organized by VOX-POP with seminars, symposia, theatre and tomorrow evening Open Stage:

14 December 20:00 – 21:30 pm
Open Podium @ VOX-POP
with poetry and literature

Dood Gewoon | Dead Simple
A unique visualization of the theme death
3 artists
2 generations
1 art installation
In Dood Gewoon | Dead Simple I collaborate with my parents Winfried Scholz and Alida Verheij.
We have created an installation in which each artist individually explores what the theme death is to them and how they interact about it with each other through the medium sculptural art, painting and spatial design.
The installation invites you to experience our visual dialogue about death and to start your own conversation.

Come and join us!

The exhibition runs till the 1st of February 2019!
Christmas closure from 22nd of December – 6th of January 2019
Mon – Fri 10:00 – 17:00
@ VOX-POP, FREE entry
Binnengasthuisstraat 9, 1012 AZ, Amsterdam

 

 

Photo’s ©ANNE• 2018

What’s the point of it? – Martin Creed

Life – laughing – numbers

Triggered from reading an article about Martin Creed in Aesthetica Magazine issue 57, I hastened myself to the Hayward Gallery in London.
Almost the whole gallery is dedicated to a diverse collection of the artists work. Every room, corner, level, wall and outdoors of the gallery is used to show the many No.’s that plunge you into a different dimension of reality, were everything is seriously humoristic and relative; it all depends how you look at it. The great amount of work creates a big collage that makes the building come alive giving it a heartbeat of movement.

Seducing all your senses even before you can give permission, brought on the pulsing allure of this exhibition that had a lot in common with that of an installation. Sounds make you aware that something is going on in a different place long before you reach it. Like in a big theme park I got really excited to try everything out, noticing impatience taking a hold of me.
My attention was firstly drawn by a clicking sound (Work No. 112: Thirty-nine metronomes beating time, one at every speed, 1995-98) before I could registrar what I was seeing. Searching for its source I encountered my sense of touch by almost wanting to duck out of the way of a big iron bar swooping over my head carrying the immense neon words MOTHER (Work No. 1092, 2011). While this installation was speeding up in its circular motion, I heard a very soft hint of tones climbing up a ladder. By entering the next space it became clear to me that this sound belonged to an actual piano and his player (Work No. 736: Piano accompaniment, 2007).

Knowing now where the sound had come from I lost interest in the actual work, which let me to wonder around in the space till I was watching a pile of arranged boxes (Work No. 916, 2008) when I caught a new sound. Something, that hold the middle between a fart and a sticking out of your tongue to your rivals sound, seemed to come out of all the artworks I laid my eyes on. Upon approaching the different artworks, however, I lost the sound connection, making me move on in the search of its origin. Ending up at a small sound speaker at the bottom of a staircase where I noticed out of the corner of my eye a change in light every other minute.

This switching light led me to enter the second level of the building where indeed the light was switchinh on and off (Work No. 227: The lights going on and off, 2000) to make place for short video clips (Work No. 670: Orson & Sparky, 2007) projected largely on one side of the space. On the other side of the space a sea of broccoli (Work No. 1000: Broccoli prints, 2009-10) engulfed the wall behind glass frames. I got fascinated by the way these frames picked up the switching light as well as the reflection of MOTHER. Her reflection revealed the secret behind her white neon light as with every rotation it showed her blue, green, yellow, pink and purple colours.

Moving up the stairs to the top level I started to see every part of the building as a possible participant of the exhibition. And not soon enough I was turning around when two works men entered the building carrying a bucket and gigantic pickaxe. Was this part of the exhibition or just a happy coincidence?
Turning another corner I encountered moving curtains (Work No. 990: A curtain opening and closing, 2009) that revealed the London skyline and made me go outside to get startled by a living car (Work No. 1686, 2013).

After having entered the exciting and calming balloon room (Work No. 200: Half the air in a given space, 1998) I went down the staircase where I halted at the toilet area because I heard some distinct sniggering, probably the most reassuring sound in a toilet block! Entering the small hall space in front of the toilets I discovered the source: another sound speaker protruded form the wall between the two entrance doors of the toilets.

Arriving at the exit I had a chance to leave all my shit behind by watching people puke and poop on screen (Work No. 503, 2006) in a line carpeted square room: Home.

You need to go and see this unique exhibition in the Hayward Gallery in London extended till the 5th of May!

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NYMPH()MANIAC: Volumes I and II – Lars von Trier

NymphomaniacNymph()maniac: a must see!

I was in luck to score the last ticket to this film double bill on Saturday 22 February in London, which ended with a live satellite Q&A with Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin and Sophie Kennedy Clark.

This movie is an open conversation. A book with a simple story line and many chapters that invite you to enter the world of Joe. Documentary and fiction style grip you in their frames, frames that switch from 16:9 to 4:3 and more. It also contains collage, still image and multi staging, making it into a minefield for the senses, since you find yourself completely opened up by the inviting rhythm and speed of the movie.
Addressed in this movie are art, femininity, humor, society, lust, masculinity, jealousy, music, love, asexuality, stigma’s, fishing and choices.

No, it is not a porn movie. No, it is not a feminist movie.
Yes, it is a intriguing story, told with a great sense of humor and detail.

Go and see this one of a kind!