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Exploded View: Park Explorations

Saturday 28, Sunday 29 September
Zone2Source, in and around het Glazen Huis Amstelpark

In the weekend of 28 and 29 September artists and designers who have done research on the Amstelpark present results and insights of their explorations in various locations of the park in the form of expeditions, experiments, performances and soundscapes.


Saturday 28 September, 2 - 6 PM

2 - 5 PM Jacqueline Heerema, Onland -
location: 't Land in wording (no. 18 on the map of Amstelpark between the pont and the Amstel )

We usually explore a landscape horizontally. On Saturday afternoon, September 28, we explore the underground landscape vertically in an attempt to unravel different storylines and perceptions of time, nature and culture. Jacqueline Heerema invites you to join an artistic field research.Together with AWN - Volunteers in Acheology The Hague, geologist Bert van der Valk (Deltares) and climate scientist Tanya Lippmann (VU) she researches the layers of soils of Land in wording at Amstelpark. You can join at any moment to contribute to the research.

3:30 - 6 Curdin Tones en Frank Muller - Out of Home, a Guide to Getting lost
Locatie: start het Glazen Huis

In this workshop, we will invite you ‘to get lost’. Following a short introduction, objects will take you by the hand and lead you in the Amstelpark. Back at Glazen Huis we will collectively share our fieldwork experience. The workshop is part of an artistic research project on intimacy and public pace, aiming at developing tools that have the power to trigger interaction between people and environment.

Sunday 29 September, 12 - 6 PM

12:00 inloop het Glazen Huis
12:30 introduction Exploded View by Alice Smits (director zone2source)
* at an unknown moment in the program Collective Walden offers a Breaking News message

1:45 Jasper Coppes
sound installation, throughout the day
outside het Glazen Huis

Starting from his research how landscape parks can be an excercise terrain for our relation with (wild) nature, Jasper introduces sound recordings of creatures from Groenland in the Amstelpark. How is it to hear them in the Amstelpark? Does it change our relation to the park? We will listen near het Glazen Huis, followed by a conversation.

1:30 De Onkruidenier (Ronald Boer en Jonmar van Vlijmen)
walk 45 minuten
Location: starting point het Glazen Huis

At the end of their research phase for Exploded View the Onkruidenier brings three plants in the park in the spotlight. During a walk alongside three locations they speculate on how we can imagine the entaglement between naturen in the city and the human environment. In this way the Onkruidenier develops a new lexicon for the park.

2.30 Pavel van Houten
performance 10 minuten
outside het Glazen Huis

Pavèl van Houten did his research in both the Amstelpark en the Parco Via Appia, Rome by following and filming caretakers of the park. For the video installation he is creating he developed in collaboration with soprano Charlotte Munnik a music piece inspired by Funeral Canticle of composer John Tavener. Charlotte Munnik wil perform this piece outside het Glazen Huis.

3:00 break

Eline Kersten, Humming Trees
video (head phones, 10 minutes)
location: outside het Glazen Huis, throughout the day

Eline shows a 10 minute montage of Humming Trees, a work in development in which she portrays three women and their spiritual relation with trees. This film is a first step in a research into the ways trees provide insights and are part of various cultural and mythological traditions.

3:45 Birthe Leemeijer, Plants Eye View
reading and experiment
location: grass of cafe de Hop near the pont)

Plants posses the capacity to see, writes the Italian botanical professor Mancuso in his book on Plant revolution. Epidermal cells of plants are convex and work like lenses. A century ago professor Wager demonstrated this at an international conference in Dublin with images. Birthe has tried to figure out and repeat the experiment of Wager. The results of this research she elaborates in a letter to professor Mancuso which she will read, followed by a group portret made through her interpretation of the Wager experiment.

4:30 KCCM (Krijn Christiaansen en Cathelijne Montens)
sound event, 15 min plus conversation
Location: Bench near former pavillion where Grace Kelly baptized a lily in 1972

Through a videocast on your cellphone you can follow a conversation between plants that grow in or near the Amstelpark. The plants daydream about their life in the park in the past, the present and the future.

5:15 Barbara Neves Alves
sound walk 30 minutes plus conversation
Location: start olive tree in Italian Garden, conversation in het Glazen Huis

Barbara's presentation relates to researching the park through its soundscape. She explores the question of how sounds and landscape relay, and how important listening is to the experiencing of space. We will experiment a collective mode of listening by together walking through the park. The tour of the park will be a silent one and the audience will be asked to register what they hear as we move through the park. After, we will join notes and comments in a conversation about this experience.

6:00 End and drinks
Wouter Osterholt, In Defense of Trees

Wouter will present the results of his research at unannounced moments on diverse locations in the Amstelpark. The documentation of these actions are used for a film that will be shown next year. In Defense of Trees is an exploration of a future scenario in which all trees in the park will disappear. The script is based on real protests of concerned citizens, who stood up against the cutting of trees in their direct surroundings.