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
Susanna Gonzo (IT, 1990) is a linguist, recently graduated from the University of Potsdam, Germany. She is primarily concerned with writing and translation. She was involved in educational projects in Italy and in Jerusalem and worked for different art institutions in Berlin, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Her master dissertation focused on the concept of animacy and more specifically on the question of what is considered alive and capable of action and what is, instead, regarded as inert, lifeless and passive. She is interested in how these linguistic categorizations affect the way in which we think the world and interact with it. She is now developing her own research further, extending her analysis to the way in which such categorizations affect politics, race, sexuality, nutrition and more. Her aim is to conceive language as a material companion to ally with in order to create alternative narratives. “Such narratives should include the voice and the liveliness of objects, plants, air, technologies and spaces as both storytellers and protagonists, providing greater possibilities of understanding and engaging with the world.”