Simon(e) van Saarloos ~ Keywords: queer archiving, non-monogamy, consent, not yet yes, abundance, quantum physics, crip epistemologies, ageism
Simon(e) van Saarloos is the author of four books in Dutch, including a novel (De vrouw die) and an ethnographic court report about the “discrimination trial” of Geert Wilders (Enz. Het Wildersproces). Two of their books were translated into English: Playing Monogamy (Publication Studio, 2019) and most recently Take ‘Em Down. Scattered Monuments and Queer Forgetting (Publication Studio, 2022). They are currently working on Against Ageism. A Queer Manifesto (Emily Carr University Press, March 2022) and a theatre playabout abortion, titled “De Foetushemel,” for Ulrike Quade Company, premiering April 2023 at Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam.
Van Saarloos also works as an artist and curator. Their most recent projects include Cruising Gezi Park (with Kübra Uzun), the spread of a mo(nu)ment, and Through the Window an ongoing queer solidarity project between Turkey and the Netherlands, aimed to circulate funds among queer artists. They have participated in artist residencies such as the KAVLI Institute for Nanosciences, Deltaworkers New Orleans and Be Mobile Create Together at IKSV in Istanbul. Together with Vincent van Velsen, Van Saarloos curated the ABUNDANCE exhibition, (“We must bring about the end of the world as we know it” – Denise Ferreira da Silva) at Het HEM, Amsterdam in 2022. Recent projects include their role as a guest curator for Rietveld Academy's Studium Generale program "Refuge” (January - March 2023) and IDFA’s (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2022) queer day.
Van Saarloos currently pursues a PhD in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. They are also a 2022-2023 guest advisor at the Rijksacademie and a guest curator for STudium Generale Rietveld Academie, both located in Amsterdam.
Learn more about Simon(e) van Saarloos' 20 minute presentation Science Without Man: the musical for the AEROPONIC ACTS 2020 - DAI's 3 day lectures marathon at Radio Kootwijk, August 2020.
Learn more about Simon(e) van Saarloos' written MA thesis (DAI, 2020): Science Without Man: Future Ghosts in a(n) rAtioNAL Space
In 2022 van Saarloos returned to DAI as a guest respondent to the Kitchen.