Folding

One of the challenges of making The Warp and Weft of Memory was bringing a sense of materiality to the digital. After all, clothing and textiles are tactile. Taffetas are crisp and rustle when moved, wool is rough or soft depending on how it has been treated, and silk is smooth and light to the touch.

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The Warp and Weft of Memory online

Combining writing, photographs of her clothes, videos, and illustrations, Renée Turner reflects on her direct encounter with Gisèle’s belongings, the intimacy of the closet, and how its content reflects her life, the history of the Netherlands before, during, and after the war, women and their clothing, the privileges of class, and the persona of the female artist. While each garment has its own story, it can be woven into a larger tapestry of other narratives, past and present.

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Learning Otherwise

This series of lectures entitled, Critically Committed Pedagogies: Learning Otherwise, examines unexpected sites and paradigms of learning, with the aim of plotting spaces for maneuverability, if not resistance or possibilities for imagining and acting otherwise in the present.

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15 – 17 th of December: Women + Craft + Poetry

You are cordially invited to our second Artists Weekend: a weekend full of artist talks, presentations, conversations and poetry readings, from Friday December 15 till Sunday December 17 in Castrum Peregrini. The Artists Weekend is part of our 2017 year programme The Female Perspective, curated by Nina Folkersma. This programme focuses on issues around female…

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The Warp and Weft of Memory: Out of the closet of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht

Her closet is packed but meticulously labelled and at times with narrative descriptions: “exotic slippers”, “these pants are good but too short” and “panty hose without feet – good for boots”. Her taxonomical reflections jump between German, Dutch, French and English. Moccasins fill several boxes.

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Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner

I’m happy and humbled that The Mondriaan Foundation has generously awarded me the ‘Stipendium for Established Artists with Commissioner’. This funding is for two years and will be used for the research and development of my work with and within Herengracht 401 / Castrum Peregrini. A very big thank you to the Mondriaan Foundation for…

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Post Script – P.S.

Below are a few highlights – to contextualize – it might be handy to read the original event description here. *Smadar Dreyfus spoke of the power of the voice, the disjunction between image, sound and experience, and the capacity of the viewer to move past positions of spectatorship towards an embodied encounter of the work.*Rick…

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POST SCRIPT

Keith Sanborn, Still fom Mirror, 1999. Six minutes, SD, color and black & white, stereo Hi-Fi sound. Starring Maria Falconetti and Judy Garland. Image courtesy of the artist. Together with Edwin Carels, Florian Cramer and Simon Pummell, I’ve been organizing this conference.  Please join us!POST SCRIPTA symposium organized by the Piet Zwart Institute, Creating 010 &…

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