Research by Walking - Sala Rekalde

research by walking is a curatorial project developed by Alba Colomo during her residency at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. It centers on the role of artists in the social transformation of the South of Rotterdam - a zone with a large presence of 'creative professionals' - and on how this relates to the urban development policies of the local institutions. The high concentration of artists - and the acclaimed 'creative class' - that live and work in this part of the city, seems to be one of the strategies employed by the local authorities to regenerate the socio-economic environment of the area.

With: Kim Bouvy, Left Hand Rotation, and Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum.

9 October - 11 November 2012

Sala Rekalde


Presentation of the publication 'Amikejo', tuesday 22 May, 20h at Múltiplos in Barcelona.

Amikejo has been produced in coordination with a series of four exhibitions by artist duos, curated by Latitudes (Max Andrews & Mariana Cánepa Luna) at Laboratorio 987, the project space of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC (exhibitions by Pennacchio Argentato, Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Uqbar-Irene Kopelman & Mariana Castillo Deball, and Fermín Jiménez Landa & Lee Welch).

Research by Walking

An exhibition at Het Wilde Weten, curated by Alba Colomo. With Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum, Kim Bouvy and Left Hand Rotation. Only 15.05.2012 during De Derde Dinsdag

Pre-enactment workshop at MASS Alexandria

From the 28th of March to the 6th of April 2012, we gave a workshop at MASS Alexandria, Egypt, in collaboration with Elke Uitentuis. During this workshop, we focused on the concept of pre-enactment. The unstable transition period Egypt is in right now causes a lot of uncertainty, but also openings for new images of the future. This future could be the one we hope for, or its opposite, a dystopian vision of what is to come. The question is how we, as artists, can contribute to the development of a certain shared vision, a horizon to strive for. By enacting future scenarios in the present, the current politics of our daily lives will be put into another perspective. The goal of pre-enacting is to draw parallels and stimulate discussion on the proposals presented.

Occupy Campaign

On March 2 and 3, an Occupy inspired campaign will take place in the Jan van Galen neighbourhood. Occupy Campaign is not selling anything, nor is it a political party. Occupy Campaign aims to bring politics back to their source: to the neighbourhood and the street. Watch the video below:

Afterall - Artists at Work: Iratxe Jaio & Klaas van Gorkum

In this interview with Afterall's Paula Barriobero, Jaio and van Gorkum discuss notions of communities, social and activist practices and some of their projects, as well as their recent experiences at Occupy Amsterdam.
Date published: 
Wed, 02/08/2012

Police Interrogation - Video

A short fragment of video from the Police Training

Beursplein Hearings

A series of hearings in the artists' tent in Occupy Amsterdam. Fellow Occupiers were interrogated by a rotating panel of four, on the dilemmas of maintaining a radically inclusive and participatory democracy, while keeping order in the camp and dealing with its social problems. The tribunal was set up to become a separate, legislative institution alongside the General Assembly, and to provide the camp with an autonomous space for arbitration. It was also an experiment in developing a structure that could serve as a model for popular tribunals beyond the perimeter of the camp.

Artists in Occupy Amsterdam

We have been sitting in a big green army tent on the Beursplein in Amsterdam for three weeks now, thinking about the role of artists in the Occupy movement, and putting our thoughts into action. A new constellation of artists, poets, musicians and writers has formed around our tent, turning what initially seemed an impulsive intervention into a common project, the scope of which is growing by the day.


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