Het HEM is reopening Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt from June 27th on. The exhibition can be visited on the last weekend of June, all weekends in July and the first weekend in August on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until 8pm.
Thanks to the generous donations made to our ‘Shoot Us With Love!’ crowd funding campaign we can re-open our doors to Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt to the public. Most of the exhibited artists have been so charitable to leave their works for a period longer. Unfortunatelly th works from Ivana Basic and Cyprien Guillard are no longer exhibited here. It is necessary to make a time slot reservation for Chapter 3HREE via our ticket page.
If we succeed in finding sufficient structural support, we will resume our own programme in 2021 and return in March with Chapter 4OUR and 5IVE, in collaboration with Simon(e) van Saarloos and Rem Koolhaas / Samir Bantal respectively.
Het HEM is a home for contemporary culture, situated in a former munitions factory on the Hembrug site in Zaandam.
Chapter 2WO Public Programme
These events are related to Chapter 2WO only. For complete program of events at Het HEM, visit Calendar.
Shock Forest Group (2019) is an international research team consisting of architects, cartographers, linguists, coders, urban planners, sound makers, biologists, designers and engineers. It is an experiment in open research, where the research categories surface as the research develops. It is also an experiment in alternative education, a classroom without a teacher, where learning emerges as a product of polyphony.
These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than aheadAnna Tsing
Pantxo Bertin (FR, 1991) is a musician, sound engineer, ex-organ player, and synthesizer and modular technician. He has a background in architecture studies (which he dropped out of to pursue music) and studied classical music for 17 years. “These two fields combined led to a big interest in sound and acoustics in different types of buildings. I’m very interested in the way we hear sounds in different kind of spaces.” He has been working with Nicolás for a plethora of acoustic and technical work for the past 2 years, and shares with him the desire to create parallels between architecture, sound, people and music. He sees these as not ‘one thing that leads to another’ but as many horizontal layers occupying a contiguous time. “I will definitely bring a lot of recording equipment to Het HEM. I like noises, I like sounds. I’m planning to record the building for hours. I am very curious about the sounds that the building makes.”