As a response to the sculptural works and personal writings of Charlotte Posenenske, and the artist’s desire to operate at the critical ‘edge’ of things, Yeb Wiersma created the soundscape Calling from the Periphery (2019). Within this audio work, Wiersma asks—what are we saying when we speak about the ‘centre’ or the ‘periphery’? What if the centre is nowhere and its features are dispersed? Taking Posenenske’s Square Tubes, as her point of departure, Wiersma created a soundscape around the themes of loss, frustration, hope, the traps and beauty of Art and Modernity, and the conditions that influence our lives today. (Graphic image: Dongyoung Lee)
The artists Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma will present the results of an unusual experiment; ‘can you capture the (collective) emotions of one hundred people?’ Concluding in a video installation and a unique perfume; a turbulent concentrate holding the emotional dynamics of a fleeting crowd.
The extract will be partly vaporized in Salon Louis XVI prior to the launch. The historic exhibition space is now infused with the molecular aura that was produced one specific day in Rabot, during sex, sports, affection, euphoria, stress, fear and rage. (Image: Video still ‘Diffusion’, Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma, 2019)
A series of photographs taken in the Maroon village of Botopasi, situated in the interior of Surinam. Part of the upcoming short film project ‘Not our rhythm section’ (2019). The film will explore how today’s rhythms and rituals are related to migration, displacement, and the continued effects of colonization. Alongside the images the poet Ishion Hutchinson selected two poems from his book ‘Far District’ to create a wider poetics of migratory relations.
During Odorama’s upcoming edition Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma will speak about their collaborative practice and field methodology in relation to their project ‘Diffusion de Rabot’; the making of a human essence. (Image: João Lona at work while contributing to ‘Diffusion’)
As part of their ongoing series ‘Formations’, Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma present three new works (Haze, Roar and Downtime) set in the public realm of the city of The Hague. The artists play upon the notion of ‘Downtime’: referring to the time during which a system is out of action or unavailable. (Image: Video still from ‘Haze’, camera Rik Komaromi)
Read the interview about ‘Downtime’ for Metropolis M here: http://www.metropolism.com/nl/features/34895?preview
Artists Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma put an unusual experiment to the test: The creation of ‘Diffusion, Essence de Rabot’. For this artwork 100 participants will take part in the making of an ‘essence’ in the Rabot neighborhood (Ghent, Belgium) during one day on October 6th, 2017. They will be asked to wear a clean white T-shirt that will capture traces of their emotions in the form of signal molecules. The body’s alchemy produces these molecules to communicate emotions with others. (Video still, Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma, 2017)
How do tangible and invisible matter shape our perceptions and representations of the world around us? During this expedition we’ll probe how the production of knowledge through materiality, art and science, and the natural world are entangled in a close embrace. With graphic designer Dongyoung Lee who dove into the basement of the Artis Library, where a shadow collection lies hidden in the dark. With historian Leonor Jonker on her grandmother’s colonial objects such as snake leggings from Zimbabwe, with astrophysicist Sera Markoff on the palpable life of black holes. Finalizing with Michael Moore on bass clarinet treating us to his instant interpretation of ‘Deep Things Out of Darkness’.
In honor of Robert Filliou’s ‘La Musée Légitime’ visual artist Martin La Roche Contreras curates a series of exhibitions inside a hat. For the edition at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo I infused the interior of the Coppola hat with the essence of the Snuff Box Sea Bean – the seeds of this species are employed in African traditional medicine to induce vivid, lucid dreams – mixed with rectified spirit and a splash of seawater.
Interview on my practice in O, Wonder Magazine dedicated to Green Culture and inspired by Felix Guattari’s Manifesto on Ecosophy.
The Great Spin (sketch proposal for City of Utrecht, Leidse Rijn) is an interactive project – looking into the dynamics of objects in motion, migration and play, exploring the possibilities in the nearby future to let a ball spin – equipped with a GPS tracker – in orbit around the earth. (Image: Ball departing from the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Peace Palace, The Hague, NL, Yeb Wiersma)