Ways of Space (2019), Van Doesburg House, France – tryout
On Saturday 2 November 2019 at 15:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is a guest artist at the Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, Paris, France. He presents several of his sound art installations to the public: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg, Shroom, and Hybride Microphone (see picture below).
At 16:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present their new architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon, France. Ways of Space (2019) is inspired by the concept of the ‘open floorplan’ developed by Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) for his own residence. Spaan created the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs composed new electronic sounds for the musical composition. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). The residency is supported by Mondriaanfonds, Maison Theo Van Doesburg, and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.
The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to email@example.com is advised.
15:00-16:00 and 17:00-18:00 CET
Interactive sound installations by Fedde ten Berge: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture on the left), Shroom, and Hybride Microphone.
Introduction to Ways of Space (2019)
Sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan & Rozalie Hirs
The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series. During their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs have initiated and curated the ‘Open Saturday’ series, consisting of five events across the various disciplines related to the work of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg.
Open Saturday calendar
Open Saturday I – 7 September 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Concert by pianist Keiko Shichijo with works by Eric Satie, Morton Feldman, Tom Johnson, Bunita Marcus, and Rozalie Hirs
Open Saturday II – 21 September 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Architecture exhibition on ‘atelier houses’ and round table with Aart Oxenaar, Wouter Kroeze, and Machiel Spaan
Open Saturday III – 5 October 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Poetry salon around Van Doesburg, with Jaap Blonk, Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, and Rozalie Hirs
Open Saturday IV – 2 November 2019, 15:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Sound art installations by Fedde ten Berge. Tryout of Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs, and Machiel Spaan
Open Saturday V – 7 December 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Portrait event around sound artist, performer, researcher Cathy Van Eck
The above pictures show the gouache grondelement van de schilderkunst (1924-25) by Van Doesburg and the Egg by Fedde ten Berge.
Time: 15:00 CET
Location: Van Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Open Saturday IV at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by its artists-in-residence Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs (September - December 2019)