We are two visual artist with a background in contemporary art and architecture from Amsterdam. We work site-specific and currently we are back in Lima, Peru.
We collaborate in Workshops hosted on different universities and we will also lecture at Bellas Artes, the Art Acedemy of Lima about our work and attitude.
We operate as explorers and conduct research on numerous topics, concering politics/ the public sphere, Tourism, culture and self-governance. You can give directions/ questions from your perspective and we'll get in to that. Mail questions and comments to keep us fresh!!
sent mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 29. aug, 2015
Een geweldig boek van Boeli van Leeuwen.
- 23. aug, 2015
Back in Moengo- back home
In august we were working in Moengo, again.
Some results of this undertaking are yet to be discribed.
Here' s the first entry on our activities and experience.
- 18. jun, 2015
IJ oever, zondag NDSM Battleground
Coming sunday we'll host an event with the theme, NDSM Battleground.
Come and check it out!
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- 9. jun, 2015
because of our future work on the tropical island curacao we are exploring different current topics. Also the topic of gentrification (or appropiation) of a working-class quarter. read the article about this process...
- 5. mei, 2015
Pikin Slee project succesvol afgerond
Our latest endeavour was a joint project with the FVAS (federation of visual artist of suriname) that was a cultural exchange between a local craft community from the jungle in the heartland of Suriname and contemporary artist from the city. Some newspaper articles explaining this cooperation.
- 8. mrt, 2015
Stelling visists one of the last big squats in Amsterdam
Our installation is currently being present at a crucial moment for a squat in the citycentre of Amsterdam. The snake building in the Spuistraat 199 near Damsquare.
The theme is a tradition of resistance....
- 30. dec, 2014
- 8. dec, 2014
13 th of december, come at our Viewing
invitation to come see our public complex work.
- 12. okt, 2014
New work/ new complex public sculpture
We show some new work. To be seen in a show coming up!
- 30. aug, 2014
socratic platform- a social sculpture
Our newest work is finished: The socratic platform.
- 22. aug, 2014
news: Bart in the ChinaTimes
nice article on Bart (as an artist) telling the story on the experience of NDSM. How artist are used to make rundown city area more livable and later being pushed out by higher square meter prices. We call this phenomena: state-run gentrification.
- 26. mei, 2014
images of Moengo works
New images of the community work we did in Moengo.
A large Mural dealing with history, politics and sense of place.
- 4. mei, 2014
photo' s of the workshop
Today we have hosted a workshop: El Pueblo es el planner 3. It was a veru good day of work and critical thought. Here are some images of the participants and a result.
- 25. apr, 2014
news on our Lima adventures
We are very busy working in Lima. We have a three week work period and it is really intense. Here are some of the themes and updates.
- 19. apr, 2014
on Youtube: Bart on creativity
interview on creativity and citymaking
- 19. apr, 2014
good website on Urbanism
In the inspirational links we have collected some interesting articles/ entries/ subjects on Urbanism- contemporary art, identity and culture. Find a nice article on the activities of burospelen in Lima
- 18. apr, 2014
Last week we have had our closing event in Moengo.
We have had an amazing experience working with contemporary art in a troubeling area.
- 18. apr, 2014
- 22. mrt, 2014
today in Newspaper
Today we were in the national newspaper of Suriname.
We got a lot of responses right away,....
- 17. mrt, 2014
Follow new developments on our sculpture for Marrowijne Art Park.
Our contribution is under construction and will be located at the intersection of Moengo. Our focus is Tourism and souvenirs.
- 15. mrt, 2014
article on Marroon Culture
Inspirational link to a very good site on Marroon Culture by the scientific couple the Prices. very inspirational.
- 3. mrt, 2014
Teaching is good!
New results and images of the lessons we teach in TAS and the surrounding villages.
- 23. feb, 2014
link to inspirational background information
Digital link about contemporary Marroon culture in the capital.
- 22. feb, 2014
Teaching and drawing classes.
Our update with results on our teaching with children and youngsters.
Ages go from 5 until 17 years old.
- 26. jan, 2014
Moengo, here we are
The first days we are happy to accustom to the place and our residence.
With our 'fresh' eyes we dive into the local affairs. We try to meet as much people that are involved in the local community.
- 18. jan, 2014
back in Town
We are back in Paramaribo, to conduct research/ have interviews on the topic of the independent position in contemporary Suriname culture. Coming week we travel off to Moengo.
- 22. dec, 2013
New adventures in South America
Read about a reflection on 2013 and our new challenge coming up in Moengo, Suriname.
- 28. sep, 2013
29th of september
Again we will have a public meeting/ lecture in our studio about our work in Lima.
topics are: How to reclaim what should be public but is not anymore....
Show your nose at 3 pm at NDSM Amsterdam.
- 23. jun, 2013
29 th of june, our Lima presentation
We give our presentation of our findings in Lima in our studio on the NDSM wharf. Saturday 29th of june 15.00 hrs. contact for details: email@example.com
- 23. jun, 2013
Day of architecture and project Entanglements
Our work of course continues. Read how we try to incorporate what we have learned..
- 18. mei, 2013
Back in Amsterdam we continue the work on a plan about REthinking Public space in Lima.
Back in europe where the sun don't shine. Arriving yesterday in Hollanda it was raining and quite cold. And everything is so organised, the first days we have to get used to it again... The (happy) chaos of Lima, the friends we met in our work and the level of selforganisation has changed us, somehow. We will work on a proposal with the municipality that deals with a new active citizenship and REthinking the public space.
- 8. mei, 2013
Learning by Doing.
Up to now it has been a great inspiring and thought provoking residency. It feels strange that it is coming to a close. The last weeks we will be concentrating on the projects in the public space we have started like the CEBRA, Invasion Civica, the work in the barrios, PASO a PASO and a citizengroup around the street in Barranco, Pedro de Osma. We have done crazy interventions including confrontations with police, about who is in charge in the public domain. With reason and good arguments we have persuaded the local authorities many times that public space is for, from and about the people. Politics at streetlevel, with law-enforcement that behaves like they are in power... there is much work to be done. Not with fists but with the collective brain.
We will host a few public events in the last week about 'REthinking publicspace and a final workshop and lecture, like an openstudio as a closure on Monday 13th of may at 7.30 PM at Casa Tupac in Barranco.
Let's reThink public space- residents becoming... Citizens.
interessant dat in Moengo nog een matriachale cultuur is. ik weet niet eens hoe je dat woord moet schrijven. Zover is dat bij ons "westers" denken weg.
Hello, are you still living in Lima? It could be interesting to have interventions in downtown around Lima Municipal Theather where i work. I´ll write you soon
Northon Flores Troche
It is very interesting, what you are doing there, I would like to contact you when you rturn to Amsterdam.
Los vamos a extrañar!!!!
Thank´s for everything!!....
You are doing a great job.....congratulations!
Giuseppe De Bernardi
Es increíble todo lo que vienen haciendo para Lima y la comunidad de Barranco. Ya quedan pocos días antes de su partida. ¡Gracias! ¡Los vamos a extrañar!
Zet 'm op! XXX
Ik lees met plezier jullie blogs. Keep up the good work en blijf zolang je kunt.
Evelien Isabella de jong
Don't like, me no like, jullie blijven in Lima? O O O
Felicidades! Jammer dat we jullie hier moeten missen, goed dat jullie daar zoveel goeds kunnen doen! X
Bram de Waard
Met al die ervaringen kunnen jullie jaren vooruit. Ben benieuwd hoe het voor jullie is om weer "thuis" te komen met de neerslag van deze intensieve maanden in je bagage.
Tot dan: Bram