‘I want to portray the body of the march in as many moods as possible’ – in conversation with Sebastián Díaz Morales

Anna Bitkina

The camera of Sebastián Díaz Morales squeezes through political marches held all around the world to depict the collective power of protests. Anna Bitkina talks to Díaz Morales about Thousands March (currently on view in De Pont) and Smashing Monuments (featured at IFFR 2023). 

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Make a Garden Before You Build a House - talking to Giulia Bellinetti about institutional ecologies in the age of environmental emergency

Joris van den Einden

Giulia Bellinetti combines her PhD at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) with a coordinating position within the Nature Research department and the Future Materials programme at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Bellinetti tells Joris van den Einden how she digs into the visible and invisible structures that give shape to art institutions during a time of ecological crisis.

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Contracts, Community Agreements and More Relational Tissue

Delany Boutkan en gesprekspartners*

Over the past year, Delany Boutkan has been in contact with the artists of MELT, Squirrel Nation, Feminist Health Care Research Group and Harriet Rose Morley, whose varied pursuits focus on the critical evaluation of contracts, work agreements and the negotiation of ways of working within communities and with institutions. In this text, which Boutkan wrote in close collaboration with the artists, they hope to advance thinking about what these documents might be and how they might inform future roles.

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Researching collectivity as an individual: how is that going to work? – in conversation with Anja Groten

Ruby van Vugt

Through five years of research at PhDArts (Academy of Creative and Performing Arts Leiden), Anja Groten tried to deepen her understanding of collective design, while reflecting on her personal experience as part of the Amsterdam-based collective Hackers & Designers.[1] Ruby van Vugt visits Groten to talk about her dissertation and the corresponding book she self-published together with the H&D collective.

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1 WEEK / 1 DAG / 1 WERK

Tropism, Consequences of a Displaced Memory (2022) by Nhu Xuan Hua

Laetitia Lai

Laetitia Lai writes about what she calls 'the epitome of diasporic memory', an AI processed photograph by Nhu Xuan Hua from her exhibition at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography in Amsterdam.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 6 — 2022