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#51 Chorus in Flight
Manifestation #51
Central Space
Free Tickets

Metro54 and Buro Stedelijk are proud to present Julianknxx' one-night immersive performance, developed in collaboration with The Memoria Collective choir from Amsterdam and Rotterdam conducted by Elique Curiel.

#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change
Manifestation #47
Studio Space

Reading Group with Fiep van Bodegom, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change
Manifestation #48
Studio Space

Reading Group with Adriana Knouf, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

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Central Space

Temporarily no manifestation on show – Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
Studio Space

Monthly 'Reading Group Goddess Change' hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz – Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam

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Buro Stedelijk is a hybrid art space that celebrates community and encourages experiment and boundary-pushing art. As a decentralized observatory, it is attentive to community needs and promotes artistic expression.
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Manifestation

#16 Descent into Fungal

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

EN

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Amid a world in decay, we are in need of other futures. Descending into the fungal, an infinite network knitted by an interplay of both human and non-human actors reveals itself. Mycelium is a fungus with a root-like structure, consisting of a mass of branching threads. It provides a transportation network to pass nutrients and electric currents along the fungal body, but mycelium’s networks are equally used to communicate with and between other life forms. It is sensitive, adaptive, can memorize and learn.

Design brand YUME YUME developed the mycelium installation especially for Buro Stedelijk’s Central Space. Every Thursday for the duration of the manifestation, artists, designers, poets, and other thinkers and makers will present and perform here, with both museum visitors and the mycelium as their audience. A change in the mycelium’s surroundings, such as a gathering of people, will affect its receptive networks, much like the mycelium’s presence here may be carried forth in some way by those who met it. By acknowledging both the human and the fungal audience, a decentering of human beings becomes imaginable. Begging the question: who is the host, and who is the parasite?

In collaboration with mycelium networks and technology, biotechnology company MycoWorks developed Reishi™, a biomaterial with leather-like properties and aesthetics. Here it is developed into the first head-to-toe outfit designed by YUME YUME. Artist and designer Don Yaw Kwaning re-evaluates the properties of various vegetables and carefully transforms them into new materials. He explores alternative realities through deep material research and experiments. Visual artist Milena Anna Bouma creates a hyper-digitalized, artificial world in which the natural is reimagined as hyper-constructable. The two-channel video installation by artist Andrey Shental shows the perspective of the mushroom combined with a scientific method of thinking. Shental questions the natural becoming the digital, and vice versa.

This manifestation wishes to offer a platform for the exchange of speculative futures. We invite you to sit with the fungal, to listen, to take the time and envision collectivity from its perspective. Which possible futures emerge?

NL

Omringd door een wereld in verval, zoeken we naar andere toekomstperspectieven. Afdalend in de grond, openbaart zich een oneindig netwerk gebreid door een samenspel van zowel menselijke als niet-menselijke actoren. Mycelium is een netwerk van schimmel met een wortelachtige structuur, bestaande uit een massa vertakte draden. Het biedt een transportnetwerk om voedingsstoffen en elektrische stromen door het schimmellichaam te laten stromen. Ook worden de netwerken van mycelium gebruikt om met en tussen andere levensvormen te communiceren. Het is gevoelig, adaptief, kan memoriseren en leren.

Designmerk YUME YUME ontwikkelde deze myceliuminstallatie speciaal voor Buro Stedelijks Central Space. Gedurende de manifestatie treden hier elke donderdag kunstenaars, ontwerpers, dichters en andere denkers en makers op, met zowel museumbezoekers als het mycelium als publiek. Een verandering in de omgeving van het mycelium, zoals een samenkomst van mensen, zal diens ontvankelijke netwerken beïnvloeden – net zoals de ontmoeting met het mycelium door zal leven, al is het in de herinnering van de museumbezoekers. Door zowel het menselijke als het schimmelpubliek te erkennen, wordt de mens gedecentraliseerd. Maar wie is de host en wie is de parasiet?

Biotechnologiebedrijf MycoWorks ontwikkelde in samenwerking met zowel myceliumnetwerken als technologie Reishi™, een biomateriaal met leerachtige eigenschappen. Hier is de eerste top-tot-teen Reishi™ outfit te zien, ontworpen door YUME YUME. Kunstenaar en ontwerper Don Yaw Kwaning evalueert de eigenschappen van verschillende groenten en transformeert deze zorgvuldig tot nieuwe materialen. Hij toont alternatieve realiteiten door middel van diepgaand materiaalonderzoek en experimenten. Beeldend kunstenaar Milena Anna Bouma creëert een hypergedigitaliseerde, kunstmatige wereld waarin het natuurlijke als hyper-maakbaar wordt gepresenteerd. De video-installatie van kunstenaar Andrey Shental toont zowel het perspectief van de paddenstoel als een wetenschappelijk denkkader. Shental zet daarmee vraagtekens bij het natuurlijke dat digitaal wordt, en omgekeerd.

Deze manifestatie wil een platform bieden voor de uitwisseling van speculatieve toekomstbeelden. We nodigen je uit om de tijd te nemen om te zitten, te luisteren en het perspectief van het mycelium voor te stellen: wat zegt het over collectiviteit? En welke mogelijke toekomsten komen daaruit voort?

INFO

November 30 – January 25
Open daily during Stedelijk Museum opening times

Stedelijk Museum entrance
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam

Opening November 30

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

#16 Descent into Fungal
#27

Manifestation

December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

Join Özgür Atlagan, Donghwan Kam, and Kanitha Tith in making a collective Super 8 mm film around YUME YUME's Living Mycelium Dunes.

#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

#29

Manifestation

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

#29 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by bk owusu

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by LazerGazer

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

#32

Manifestation

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

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

Join us to watch LA ÚLTIMA ASCENSIÓN and Watamula

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

bk owusu

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

location

Central Space

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

#33

Manifestation

January 25, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#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

#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.

#28

Manifestation

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

#28 tremor (thunder)

On December 21 at the Central space, S*an D. Henry-Smith performs live as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

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#18

Manifestation

November 1, 2023
Central Space

#18 Kunstenaar op zaal

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Adriana Knouf

Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Bloop (2021)

by Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

#28

Manifestation

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

#28 tremor (thunder)

On December 21 at the Central space, S*an D. Henry-Smith performs live as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

#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.

Collaborator

Mirelle van Tulder

#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

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

#35

Manifestation

November 15, 2023
19:00 – 21:30
Off-site Local

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

#47

Manifestation

May 25, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Fiep van Bodegom, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

#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.

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

#3

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
21:00 – 1:00
Until March 25, 2023
Off-site Local

#3 Afterparty – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent at kanaal40

with 1.06 Music Library and Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Mirre Yayla Séur: Process during Manifestation #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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location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

Collaborator

The Memoria Collective

Collaborator

Frank Creton

Marcel van den Berg: Process during Manifestation #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.

Collaborator

kanaal40

#9

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
Off-site Local

#9 In conversation with Frank Creton

Join us Friday for a Q&A with artist Frank Creton at Meterhuisje

#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.

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

#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.

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

#45

Manifestation

March 23, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#45 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading group with Marly Pierre-Louis, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

#27

Manifestation

December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

Join Özgür Atlagan, Donghwan Kam, and Kanitha Tith in making a collective Super 8 mm film around YUME YUME's Living Mycelium Dunes.

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

#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.

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

location

Off-site Int’l

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

#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.

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

#46

Manifestation

April 20, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#46 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Nat Muller, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

Nat Muller

#29

Manifestation

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

#29 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by bk owusu

#33

Manifestation

January 25, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#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

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

#48

Manifestation

June 22, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Adriana Knouf, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

#32

Manifestation

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

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

Join us to watch LA ÚLTIMA ASCENSIÓN and Watamula

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

#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

#6

Manifestation

July 6, 2023
12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15
Central Space

#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).

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

#25

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
18:30 – 20:30
Central Space

#25 Opening – TRUTH

with a musical performance by Bnnyhunna and tunes by 1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Drankerij

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

#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

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

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Buro Stedelijk is a place to discover Amsterdam’s dynamic and forward-thinking art scene. 

#51

Manifestation

May 2, 2024
19:30 – 21:30
Central Space

#51 Chorus in Flight

Metro54 and Buro Stedelijk are proud to present Julianknxx' one-night immersive performance, developed in collaboration with The Memoria Collective choir from Amsterdam and Rotterdam conducted by Elique Curiel.

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Press

Current press releases

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Gilleam Trapenberg

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

#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.

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Collaborator

loopey

Collaborator

Julianknxx

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Fiep van Bodegom

Collaborator

Q

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

#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

location

Central Space

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

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

KC

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

#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.

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

#14

Manifestation

July 24, 2023
16:00
Studio Space

#14 Exiting the Photographic Universe

Prof. Fred Ritchin discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on photography in the digital age.

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Kevin Osepa: Process during Manifestation #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.

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

#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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Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

Respect for the forest

Fragments of conversations in Saamaka tongo Recordings: January - March 2023 in Pikin Slee (SR) Marjet Zwaans, Edje Doekoe, at Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam (NL) Transcribed and translated with Vinije Haabo

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by LazerGazer

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

#15

Manifestation

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

#15 Cosmism

During Museumnacht, we present a selection of films by John Akomfrah, Saodat Ismailova, and Viktor Vasylenko in the Buro Stedelijk Central Space. The program explores cosmic musical forms and the (philosophical) potential of space, science fiction, immortality and infinity.

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

location

Online

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

#1

Manifestation

April 14, 2023
11:00 – 17:00
Until April 15, 2023
Off-site Local

#1 Listening Sessions

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

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

From listening to reflecting: thoughts on the Manifestation #1 Listening Sessions

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

#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.

#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

Collaborator

Marly Pierre-Louis

Collaborator

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