Rozalie Hirs



Ways of Space – Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France [invitation]

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Dear friends, you are cordially invited to the next Open Saturday IV on 2 November 2019 at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France.

At 15:00 CET the sound artist Fedde ten Berge (*1983) is featured guest at the Maison Van Doesburg. He presents several of his sound art installations to the public: Klank Experimenteer Station/ KES, Stronk, Egg (see picture below), and Shroom.

At 16:00 CET the current artists-in-residents Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs present a try-out of their new architectural sound sculpture Ways of Space (2019), which they have developed in close collaboration during their stay at Maison Van Doesburg. Afterwards you are invited to have a glass of wine together with the artists.

The entrance is free. Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to is advised. Welcome!

Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs
Maison Van Doesburg
29 rue Charles-Infroit
Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)

event programme

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), and Shroom

16:00-16:15 CET
Introduction to Ways of Space (2019)

16:15-17:00 CET
Sound installation Ways of Space (2019) by Machiel Spaan & Rozalie Hirs

17:00 CET

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. Next year Ways of Space will be exhibited at several museums in The Netherlands, such as the Bauhaus Exhibition at Museum Drachten, and Van Eesteren Museum, Amsterdam. It is the third collaborative architecture/sound art project by Spaan and Hirs, after Curvices (2013-present), and the Listening House (2017-present). With support of M3H architecten, Mondriaanfonds, Maison Van Doesburg, and Stimuleringsfonds voor de Creatieve Industrie.

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 photograph and the picture on the left by Machiel Spaan show Rozalie Hirs at work at the concrete table in the atelier space, Maison Van Doesburg, Paris, France, 16 October 2019. The above photograph of Het Ei (Egg) by Fedde ten Berge is reproduced with his kind permission.