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#12 Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay

Mirre Yayla Séur performs 'Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay' on September 14 at our Central space. A live performance as part of her ongoing process during Manifestation #8: To Be Determined.

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Rust is a signifier of decay, of neglect.

Allow to rust

allow to decay

allow to wither

allow to change

allow to leak

allow to be unstable

allow to

For now the work is to do, rather than to understand. To move, rather than to capture. To question, rather than answer. To be uncertain, rather than correct.

The different movements acted out on/with the objects and the bacteria bring up questions of gestationality, mothering, and care. It’s about the destructiveness of unconditional love, the impossibility of unconditional love. How do we care for the messy, the un-contained, and the ugly?

Something that changes all the time, something that is in decay, something that might leave, something that is not yours to own? How to care for these installations, the slippery, the dirty? Calling on gestational labour, the intricate relationship between vitalism and work, biopolitics, mothering and its imagination in a different kinder world. A world where the ugly becomes beauty and livelihood in decay.
What are the structures of ownership and hyachries within care-relationships and what are the antagonists of care and mothering? Do we claim something ours in order to love or care for it? What are the colonial implications that shape ownership and care?

In the work, there is an attempt at moving the captured by intervening with my body or my collaborator, that is, the iron bacteria that I have been meticulous providing conditions for their growth and decay.

I’m trying to expose the workings of these questions, not answer them directly. This is slowly shaping into a performance piece where the actions/movements/moments in the studio are becoming the work by daily repetition.

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Roest is een teken van vergaan, van verwaarlozing.

Laten roesten

laten aftakelen

laten verdwijnen

toestaan te veranderen

laten lekken

instabiel zijn

toelaten

Voor nu is het werk eerder doen dan begrijpen. Bewegen eerder dan vastleggen. Vragen stellen eerder dan antwoorden. Onzeker zijn eerder dan correct.

De verschillende bewegingen die worden uitgevoerd op/met de objecten en de bacteriën roepen vragen op over drachtigheid, moederschap en zorg. Het gaat over de destructiviteit van onvoorwaardelijke liefde, de onmogelijkheid van onvoorwaardelijke liefde. Hoe zorgen we voor het rommelige, het ongerepte en het lelijke?

Iets dat voortdurend verandert, iets dat in verval is, iets dat weg zou kunnen gaan, iets dat niet van jou is? Hoe zorg je voor deze installaties, het glibberige, het vieze? Een beroep doen op drachtarbeid, de ingewikkelde relatie tussen vitalisme en werk, biopolitiek, moederschap en de verbeelding daarvan in een andere, vriendelijkere wereld. Een wereld waarin het lelijke overgaat in schoonheid en levensonderhoud in verval.
Wat zijn de structuren van eigendom en hyachrie binnen zorgrelaties en wat zijn de antagonisten van zorg en moederen? Eisen we iets op om ervan te houden of ervoor te zorgen? Welke koloniale implicaties geven vorm aan eigendom en zorg?

In het werk is er een poging om het vastgelegde te bewegen door in te grijpen met mijn lichaam of mijn medewerker, dat wil zeggen, de ijzeren bacteriën die ik zorgvuldig heb voorzien van de condities voor hun groei en verval.

In het werk zit een poging om het vastgelegde te bewegen door in te grijpen met mijn lichaam of mijn medewerker, dat wil zeggen, de ijzeren bacteriën die ik zorgvuldig heb voorzien van condities voor hun groei en verval.

Ik probeer de wisselwerking tussen deze vragen bloot te leggen, niet om er direct antwoord op te geven. Dit vormt zich langzaam tot een performance waarin de handelingen/bewegingen/momenten in de studio het werk worden door dagelijkse herhaling.

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Free entrance with ticket / Gratis toegang met ticket
September 14, 18:30 – 20:30
Location: Central Space
Entrance: Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam

In the process Mirre Yayla Séur was guided by Ksenia Perek.

18:30 – doors open
18:45 – 19:15 – part 1
break
19:30 – 20:00 – part 2
20:30 – end

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Until March 31, 2024
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December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
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#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

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Manifestation

June 30, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
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18:30 - 20:30
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#33 Are You Still Resonating?

Finnisage of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal – An evening with Inge Meijer and chamber choir Les Moucherons led by Antje de Wit

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#30

Manifestation

January 4, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

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#35

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November 15, 2023
19:00 – 21:30
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#6

Manifestation

July 6, 2023
12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15
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#6 Live performance: Visitation, with NO Stars (2030)

Geo Wyex will perform 'Visitation, with NO Stars' twice on July 6 at the Central space. A live performance as part of his ongoing work 'Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Blop Bloop' (2021).

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#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

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#11

Manifestation

September 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#11 Mal Ora

Join us for an evening co-curated by Kevin Osepa with performances by Travis A. G. Geertruida, Lakisha Apostel, Guenn Ramon Gustina and Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi.

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#19

Manifestation

October 12, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#19 Raw Heat, Black Sweat

Join us for a co-curated evening by Marcel van den Berg, a block party at the Central Space celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop Culture with KC, Loopey, Farida Sedoc, Jeff Croese and Shigeo Arikawa.

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#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
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#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

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#16

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
Until January 25, 2024
Central Space

#16 Descent into Fungal

The third group show in the Central Space with Milena Anna Bouma, Don Yaw Kwaning, Andrey Shental and YUME YUME

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#28

Manifestation

December 21, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#28 tremor (thunder)

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#5

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
Until July 2, 2023
Studio Space

#5 Dia di Lucha pa Libertat

Every year on the 1st of July we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. Since we believe that Keti Koti should be a national holiday, we are closed on the 1st of July. We asked Lydiënne Albertoe to design a graphic work for this particular occasion. The work is placed on the door of our Central Space and the windows of the Studio Space.

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#31

Manifestation

January 11, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

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#15

Manifestation

November 4, 2023
19:00 – 02:00
Central Space

#15 Cosmism

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#17

Manifestation

September 14, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#12 Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay

Mirre Yayla Séur performs 'Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay' on September 14 at our Central space. A live performance as part of her ongoing process during Manifestation #8: To Be Determined.

#8

Manifestation

August 14, 2023
Until October 15, 2023
Central Space

#8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

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#32

Manifestation

January 18, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

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#14

Manifestation

July 24, 2023
16:00
Studio Space

#14 Exiting the Photographic Universe

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#3

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
21:00 – 1:00
Until March 25, 2023
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#3 Afterparty – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent at kanaal40

with 1.06 Music Library and Michael Ekow & May

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Geo Wyex

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#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until January 14, 2024
Studio Space

#34 What Can’t It Do?

See the work by Waèl Allouche in our Studio Space. He asked an early version of the current ChatGPT: “What is it a flag can’t do?” This question unexpectedly got answered in a very political way.

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#22

Manifestation

December 7, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#22

Ranie Ribeiro performs on harp on December 7 at the Central Space. A live performance as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

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#29

Manifestation

December 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#29 Mixtape

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Central Space

Museumplein 10, 10:00 - 18:00 / Paulus Potterstraat 13, Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30

#21

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#21 Opening – Manifestation #16 Descent into Fungal

with an inaugural performance by Queer Choir Amsterdam

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#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#2 Opening – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with an inaugural performance by Sedrig Verwoert, Alanna Archibald, Phantom Wizard and Ranie Riberio

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#1

Manifestation

April 14, 2023
11:00 – 17:00
Until April 15, 2023
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#1 Listening Sessions

Buro Stedelijk’s manifestation #1 Listening Sessions, is an engaging and thought-provoking two-day event on April 14 and 15.

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#20

Manifestation

November 16, 2023
Until November 19, 2023
Off-site Local

#20 Taking Root Among the Stars

In collaboration with Buro Stedelijk, Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yilmaz will create an intimate space at UNFAIR23. The booth will offer a moment of rest, pause, to go through the books and reflect on the patchwork sky.

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#10

Manifestation

August 3, 2023
14:00 – 16:00
Studio Space

#10 Beauty Basics for Queer People

Trans-inclusive makeup workshop by Timothy Paul. Join Caribbean Queer Salon for this live make-up tutorial.

#4

Manifestation

June 4, 2023
16:00
Until July 2, 2023
Off-site Local

#4 Keti Koti Westerpark X Buro Stedelijk

with Atelier Code Noir and Frank Creton

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Geert Vlieger

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Studio Space

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#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
Until July 25, 2023
Central Space

#2 Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with Joël Andrianomearisoa, Narges Mohammadi and Geo Wyex

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