Rozalie Hirs



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.

At 16:00 CET the architect Machiel Spaan and composer Rozalie Hirs present the try-out of their new architectural sound installation Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their artist-in-residence at Van Doesburg House, Meudon, France. The new work is inspired by the concept of the open plattegrond (English: open floorplan) Theo Van Doesburg (1883-1931) developed for his architectural work, including his own residence at rue Infroît, Meudon, France. Spaan creates the spatial arrangement of loudspeakers and Hirs custom-synthesises new electronic sounds for the musical compositon. 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 the Mondriaanfonds, Theo Van Doesburg House, and STEIM.

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, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Sound art installations and tour by Fedde ten Berge, 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 picture shows an image of the gouache grondelement van de schilderkunst (1924-25) by Van Doesburg.

Date: 2019-11-02
Time: 14:00 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)