Idea consultation hour


Idea consultation hour

Would you like to register immediately for the exhibition or consultation hour in Werkplaats Molenwijk? Send an email with your name, the desired date and time and whether you are coming for the exhibition and / or the consultation hour to the following email address: molenwijk@himmelsbach.nl

Due to the current measures taken for Covid-19, it is mandatory to register in order to view the exhibition or to participate in the consultation hour. Other measures drawn up by the RIVM, such as 1.5-meter distance, are enforced on location.

In the coming period, until November 16, I’ll be working in Werkplaats Molenwijk*.

I will have consultation hours here every day in which I give artistic advice to the neighborhood and the rest of Amsterdam. You can ask anything: from personal issues to social problems.

What to expect? In my own art practice, I look for fresh ways of dealing with personal issues. For example: When I first lived in Amsterdam, I offered a day of free help to the people of Amsterdam as a self-integration course to make contact with my new environment and to break through the loneliness of “being a newcomer”. Another example: A few years ago, I built a “monument for okay people” to hold all the special people that exist in our common memory.

These are two examples of interventions in which I deal with issues “differently”. For me, interventions are artistic actions in our daily life and environment. It can be done big, but it can also be simple, such as a theatrical speech on a soap box, painting litter or placing an image on a square. Interventions can take place outside your home or inside your home, on a birthday or during a speech from the throne. Interventions give a twist to everyday behavior and give you the courage to step out of your own patterns.

What can I do for you? Do you have a question, a problem or an irritation that you want to turn into positive action? I help, rethink and develop an intervention based on your issue.

Do you have no idea, but does this playful approach sound interesting? Come to Werkplaats Molenwijk on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Here you will find a stimulating installation where you can gain insight into my social interventions. I also draw 160 ideas for art campaigns and monuments not yet performed into manuals and sketches. If you have no idea, you may get inspiration out of this.

If you would like to come by or make use of the consultation hour, please e-mail me at molenwijk@himmelsbach.nl and we will make an appointment.

* Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday from 14.00 till 17:00. My work period lasts until November 16.
Address Werkplaats Molenwijk: Molenaarsweg 3, 1035 EE Amsterdam

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