Until 21st of June
Het HEM launches a crowdfunding campaign to support Chapter 3HREE Maarten Spruyt and its own organisation.
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
The investigative nature of Chapter 2WO translates into a series of explorations about the Hembrugterrein, which aim to increase our knowledge of the site and the programme's theoretical framework.
Join us on November 10 to listen to Annelie David during this afternoon full of poetry. On this afternoon she recites from her latest work 's c h o k b o s'; poems she wrote when she discovered the mysterious shockforest in its then wild and natural state. During her lecture, she is accompanied musically by Kim Soepnel on double bass
In 2002, Annelie David quit her career as a dancer and choregrapher, after which she devoted herself entirely to writing poetry. Nature and trees play an important role in her work. In 2015, David discovered a small forest on the outskirts of Zaandam near the North Sea Canal. She found out this forest was planted in order to camouflage the munitions factory at the Hembrug site and to absorb any shock waves caused by explosions. She began to observe this small forest and spent many days in this forest for a year. She investigated the nature in all seasons and at all times of the day.
These intensive observations inspired her to write poems that explore an apparently harmless nature reserve - a small forest - that serves as the camouflage of a formerly forbidden site where munition tests took place. These poems are now bundled in her latest book ‘s c h o k b o s’, that will be published at Uitgeverij Oevers from 22 January 2020 on.
Meeting place for the poetry reading is at 2:30pm in the HEM library. After a short introduction in Het HEM you will be guided to the location of the lecture; one of the historic buildings on the Hembrug site.
Participation is free of charge, but places are limited. Book a free ticket online.
November 10 is Do-Something-Sundays at Het HEM. Join us for a full day of events all over the building. Keep an eye on our website for all events on this Sunday.
Would you like to visit the Chapter 2WO exhibition in addition to the exploration? Buy an entry ticket for the Chapter and reserve a time slot here for Incomprehensible Sun here.