Change Feeling - Performances, research projects and talks

Positions #5: Telling Untold Stories met Mercedes Azpilicueta. Foto: Niek Tijsse Klasen.
Zaaloverzicht A Lasting Truth Is Change. Foto: Joep Jacobs
Zaaloverzicht Dwarsverbanden. Foto: Joep Jacobs
Feldenkraisles. Foto: Marcel de Buck
Zaaloverzicht A Lasting Truth Is Change. Foto: Joep Jacobs
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Change Feeling Performances, research projects and talks

07/07/2022 - 08/07/2022

The two-day event Change Feeling is conceived as a dialogue across research, mediation and performance practices. Change Feeling aspires to read and experience practice closely, with friends and collaborators, to interface with the possibility and struggle of change in a heritage institution. The programme includes keynote conversations, performances, book launches, research presentations and exhibition tours to gain insight into the possibilities and struggles of a museum in relation to change. Change Feeling inaugurates the four-year programme A Museum Open for Change (2022-2026).

Relationship to change

The period of uncertainty has encouraged many to ask, in the words of adrienne maree brown, who am I in relationship with, who can I reach out to, and what skill do I need to learn? For the Van Abbemuseum, this has been the audiences, artists and cultural workers we are in community with and in service to. To further address this, Change Feeling shares practices that draw on the current exhibition A Lasting Truth Is Change, the constituent, multisensory collection display Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking as well as the e-publication I Think My Body Feels, I Feel My Body Thinks: On Corpoliteracy and research programme Deviant Practice.

Programme

Thursday  July 7
17:30 Walk-throughs of A Lasting Truth Is Change with curator Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide and Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking with curator Steven ten Thije to situate the programme, old and new buildings 
18:30 Dinner, museum café
19:30 Keynotes by Elvira Dyangani Ose and Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy with Q&A, auditorium
21:00 Drinks, museum bar

 

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Friday  July 8 morning programme
09:00 Feldenkrais class instructed by Marieke Willekens, B-1
10:00 Coffee with introduction by curators Nick Aikens, Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide and Steven ten Thije, museum café
10:30 Letter exchange between the Zapatista and Kurdish women, reading by Iliada Charalambous and Sophie Mak-Schram, parliament, B-1 
11:00 Close-reading Dwarsverbanding / Delinking and Relinking – touching Rakowitz White Man Got No Dreaming, artist talk with Simon Dogger in Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking, B-0 
11:30 Close-reading Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking – researching Hidden Connections - artist talk with Bibi de Fries in Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking, B -1 
12:00 Close-reading Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking – exploring Zwischenlandschaften_2 Freeland. artist talk with Nabuurs&VanDoorn in Dwarsverbanden / Delinking and Relinking, B0 & B-1 
12:30

Lunch, museum café 
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Friday  July 8 afternoon programme
14:00 MISSED CALL, performance by G in A Lasting Truth Is Change, A1-9
15:00 Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bolex, by Taylor Le Melle, 
Reflexive Tema and Global Elsewheres, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh and Scenes Around an Enigma, by PEJVAK, Deviant Practice research presentations, auditorium
17:30 the die is cast / in the search / of four petals, performance by Mercedes Azpilicueta and e-book launch of I Think My Body Feels, I Feel My Body Thinks: On Corpoliteracy 
18:30 Dinner, museum café
19:30 An Evening With Christian Nyampeta, sunset concert with artist Christian Nyampeta and a toast and book launch for A Lasting Truth Is Change, doorsteps of the old building
21:00

Doors close 
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