Nicolás Jaar and the Shock Forest Group

‘These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than ahead.’

About Chapter 2WO

Chapter 2WO offers you an insight in the world of Chilean artist and composer Nicolás Jaar. His ten-week stay in Zaandam will be an intensive exploration of the Hembrug site.

By Elfie Tromp

A conversation with Nicolás Jaar

Musician and artist Nicolas Jaar spends ten weeks at Het HEM in Zaandam creating musical scores, concerts, interventions and (meditative) sound impressions, alone or with his Shock Forest Group. Writer Elfie Tromp had a conversation with Jaar about Chapter 2WO.

Shock Forest Group

Shock Forest Group (2019) is an international research team consisting of architects, cartographers, linguists, coders, urban planners, sound makers, biologists, designers and engineers.

 

Installation in the exhibition

Incomprehensible Sun

Incomprehensible Sun (2019) is a sound and light installation by Nicolás Jaar for the former 200-meter-long underground shooting range in Het HEM.

Installation in the exhibition

White Cube

The White Cube is our mini-museum. This climatised room enables us to present museum pieces from important collections that can function as a historical counterpart to the ideas articulated in the Chapter.

Installation in the exhibition, from October 17

Retaining the Energy, but Losing the Image

Retaining the Energy, but Losing the Image (2019) is an installation by Vincent de Belleval and Nicolás Jaar consisting of ten rotating parabolas, reflectors that capture and emit sound and light. From 17 October until 1 December, Nicolás Jaar will give several live concerts with the Parabolas.

 
These livelihoods make worlds too – and they show us how to look around rather than ahead
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