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Clementine Edwards (DAI, 2018) writes us: "I'm thinking about the different ways that violence and love and trauma are inherited, communicated and reiterated, and I'm writing on the second day of the ICJ hearing against Israel, brought to the international court of justice by South Africa. SA has invoked the genocide convention, asking the ICJ to issue Israel provisional measures ordering ceasefire. On Sunday I'm showing a new video in Rotterdam. This video is not about that, but for sure what's going on in my world makes its way into my work. ~ Toxic Inheritances (2024) tells stories of white phosphorus. Light-bearing and brutally hot, white phosphorus is pyrophoric, meaning it combusts on contact with air. The new video considers the role of inheritance and storytelling in human-chemical relations and grammars of the (super)natural. It is a deepening of my studio exploration around the subject, and a sort of fictionalised sketch of a 'family tree' for the chemical substance. " Toxic Inheritances 14 January, 3-6pm WET Film, Hillevliet 90, 3074 KD Rotterdam (3rd floor via stairs on the left-hand side when you enter) ~ video runs for approx 6 minutes & it will loop~
DAI commends Tale of a Tub for their smart vision on HR: we are super proud of our alum, powerhouse, Isabelle Sully (DAI, 2017) who will become their new Artistic Director, while Sofie Post will be the new Business Director. With the arrival of Post and Sully, A Tale of A Tub will continue to be a ‘testing ground’ where artists and other (art) professionals are given time and space to research and engage with today’s social issues. Operating from the former bathhouse of the renowned Justus van Effencomplex in Rotterdam, A Tale of A Tub has offered a critical view of society through the lens of contemporary art since 2014. The program reflects current (inter)national developments through exhibitions, performances, conversations, (film) screenings and publications (on and offline). In a personal note Isabelle wrote to us: "I hope Tale of a Tub can be a welcoming place for all the Rotterdam DAI students". Go Isabel, we love you !
‘Pickle Bar presents' at West Den Haag is the first large-scale presentation of Slavs and Tatars' work in The Netherlands. The artist collective will bring a new commission alongside existing works addressing the politics, materiality, and volatility of language. Through Slavs and Tatars' Pickle Bar initiative, works from fifteen artists in their network will be paired with a performative program by 5 international artists ~ at DAI we are thrilled to recognise artists-alumni Afrang Nordlöf Malekian (DAI, 2022), Olga Micińska (DAI, 2018), as well as Jonas Palekas (our esteemed chef de cuisine in Nida at more than one occassion) among the contributors. "Embracing change and decay rather than avoiding them, the process of fermentation always seeks to create new living environments. In the Pickle Bar, the artists and public engage in a dialogue through anything concerning the tongue, from ingestion to speech." ~ Till: 17.03.2024