PSR Gardening #2
GREENHOUSE is a development network set up by Nicole Beutler Projects, Boogaerdt/VanderSchoot, Keren Levi|NeverLike, BAU and Veem House for Performance, all based in Amsterdam. In GREENHOUSE we share artistic networks, spaces, ideas and expertise. Together we stimulate and claim space for exploration, experiment, movement and encounters. We aim for a healthy ecosystem for contemporary performance, dance and mime in Amsterdam. We join forces to create time, space and support that’s needed to take root, simmer, grow and flower within the artistic environment. GREENHOUSE produces new work, offers residencies and organizes workshops, talks, summer schools and gatherings.
GREENHOUSE is a growth model in which we accept that we are a super-organism that lives by the existence of its environment. It is therefore a conscious choice not to take responsibility for talent and audience development as a company or house alone, but as a combination of forces in a network of several organizations in the city. Growth is our existence and our mission.
GARDENING is a one-week creative incubator in which four dance/mime/performance artists are given the opportunity to simmer and grow new ideas alongside each other. They are given a studio space (2 available spaces at Veem House, 2 available spaces at BAU) while being actively coached by professionals in the field. GARDENING is about planting new seeds, making, meeting, feeding, growing, sharing and cross pollinating each other’s worlds.
GARDENING #2 kicked off on May 26th and ended with four public sharings on Saturday June 4th. Participating artists were Marijn Brussaard, Revé Terborg, Karina Villafan and Marcin Kamiński. They were be coached by Eva Villanueva (artistic coordinator BAU).
In the week of the 26th of May every eveninig the partners of Greenhouse would be present to have feedback sessions with the participating artists. Every evening one of the artists would show something they had been working on.
About Marijn Brussaard
Multidisciplinary artist Marijn Brussaard works with performance, (video-)installation, music and sound-design. He graduated in 2014 with a BA in performance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (Mime department). Marijn is a versatile all-rounder – conceptually and musically driven with a strong associative quality.
He researches and reflects on the theatrics of modern-day phenomena, and finds that the tension and drama often lie in the inconsistencies and paradoxes of these subjects. His work can be described as form-experiments that are often poetic, humorous or absurd by nature. The contrasts between what is real and synthetic or hyperreal are a recurrent theme in his work.
About Revé Terborg
Revé Terborg is an Amsterdam based artist working in the international dance-, fashion- and film industry. After her finishing her Bachelor Dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, Revé toured around the world with several dance/physical theater productions such as Anatomica #1&3 by DanceWorksRotterdam/André Gingras and What The Body Does Not Remember by UltimaVez/Wimvandekeybus.
Revé brings two cultures together in her transcendent Energy Movement dance trips: The Dutch electronic rave scene, and traditional Surinam dance ceremonies. During GARDENING she further explores how she can host these transcendent dance trips as a playground for the audience to take action in, move, and dance around.
“Through dance we face our blockages, move through and with them. We can connect with the sphere that connects all of us with every living part of this planet. How can we use dance music to create worlds that inspire us to take better care of ourselves and our environment?”
About Karina Villafan
Karina Villafan is an artist from Rio de Janeiro city, based in Amsterdam. She’s a Choreography graduate from SNDO (School for New Dance Development and works as a choreographer and performer.
During GARDENING Karina will further explore her practice of mixing sound, storytelling, and movement. Using a DJ set, a loop station and her voice, she intends to create possible landscapes and beats, which can hold the experience of the stories she shares.
“As an artist I like to explore what I call ‘twisted entertainment’, the playing of conventions and formats with a humoristic and ironic approach on the surface in order to create space for criticism on a deep level.”
About Marcin Kamiński
Marcin Kamiński is a multimedia artist living in Amsterdam. In his work small events initiated ad hoc that he explores in everyday situations are a gateway to define a relationship with the viewer. He is fascinated by the creating act itself concocting a situation that has an element of anecdote, humour and philosophical parable.
Marcin studied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw and Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
“I am interested in observing current social phenomena and tracking the way we process them through our mind and body. How what is happening politically and socially changes us and how we adapt to these changes. The current political situation in Europe might influence the way we perceive the role and the forms of art. What is our artistic response? What might be its form? What new things can it bring to the way we look at art and how to play with it?”
FORMAT FOR FEEDBACK SESSION
Before or after every sharing / showing the artist can pose a question towards the Greenhouse network partners, something they want to know, a lens through which they want the attending partners to perceive their work.
This entails that the artist who presents starts preparing the interaction beforehand. After the feedback round this question might change.
What do/did you see? (so not: what did you like or not like)
Describe this from your own perspective.
Each of the partners can choose one of the these frames to offer their individual perspective.
All together the tme will be taken to think and note down these reflections beforehand
• tips and tricks - might you have a tip and/or a trick to offer?
• fantasy - I could imagine that…
• I talk from the position of a … colleague, artist, woman, 24 year old, etc
• a compliment
• open question - opening a space, not asking for an answer but proposing alternatives
• what (still) resonates with you?
Questions from the artist that shared their work: questions prepared in advance and/or question(s) in response to the feedback given.
• 45 min conversation max per person
• we sit in a circle
• we talk with care and we are respectful towards each other
• during the 1st and 2nd rounds we discuss only when it is necessary to clarify content, we do not enter a conversation
• we avoid repetition
• if asked by the artist the partners offer support by taking notes
- Veem House for Performance
- Nicole Beutler Projects
- Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot
- BAU – dance & performance platform Amsterdam
- Neverlike / Keren Levi