Ladies and gentlemen, Now that spring has come and a rich feast of fruits is hanging from the trees, my hard work is bearing fruit as well. I’m welcome at the gym again, after the suspension that followed when I hung a poem about hygiene near the swimming pool, back in November. It made two newspapers: RTV Rijnmond and De Havenloods (both in Dutch). My passion for proclaiming hygiene finally resulted in giving a PechaKucha-presentation at BlueCity 010 (ex-swimming pool Tropicana)
I haven’t had much time to enjoy the swimming though: during a two-month project I helped elementary school KC De Kameleon find a true love, in collaboration with Theater Artemis and other artists. Each grade contributed to various aspects of finding the perfect match, we posted an ad in the newspapers and hopeful letters were written back and forth. Everything eventually led to a meeting between our school and BBS Boschveld on April 10 in the Den Bosch town square, where the two newfound lovers picnicked while the church bells rang.
The physical exercise I had missed in those two months returned in a museum, of all places: for the project Press 2 Play, by the Blikopeners in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the museum had been turned into an arcade full of weird workshops and refreshing tours. I gave a tough bootcamp amidst the expensive artworks, our exercises being inspired by them.
Back to school: the documentary (by Melanie Pardoel) about the project I Like School And School Likes Me is finished, and on show in the Design Museum (Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch) until May 12.
Watch the full documentary here.
Finally: do you have trouble finding a right attitude in museums? Do you want to look smarter while visiting an exhibition? Then, the Kunstkijkwijzer is a perfect gift to yourself. Available for order in Dutch here, English edition coming soon.
I’m taking a dive now. Goodbye. Wash yourselves.