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An artist in residence, a presentation and an intervention in the contemporary art space B53, Broerenstraat 53 Arnhem(nl).
City Sphere BEEK
City Sphere Beek is about the Genius Loci – the soul of the city- the sense of one particular street. It represents the identity of the Beekstraat in Arnhem, as a disputed space. An installation that challenges the viewer to look at their own place differently. To see and cherish the authentic of their own local identity. Artist Baukje Spaltro created the City Sphere Beek installation between 11 and 24 March 2019 in B53.
Presentation & Intervention ‘Wander through Language’ (Dwalen Door Taal)
Sunday 31st March 2019 artist Baukje Spaltro and writer Lilian Regtvoort organized a plea to the Genius Loci of Arnhem in image and language.
A presentation of the installation City Sphere Beek by Baukje Spaltro and the intervention ‘Dwalen Door Taal’ by Lilian Regtvoort. Seven local writers of Arnhem performed a spoken tribute to the city of Arnhem. With contributions by Annelies Ibes, Daphne Braafhart, Dorien de Keyzer, Lex Loman, Lilian Regtvoort, Misha from Merkom and Pompado (Spoken Word).
A painted investigation on the canvas, about the relation between crowdfunding and creating. Who decides?
On the Dutch crowdfunding website voordekunst.nl, the project invited the public to buy a white canvas. Schwarzmalen obtained enough funding to start. Eight painters challenged the public with multiple-choice questions. The results affected the painting process of each painter. For five weeks the public and painters were connected by Schwarzmalen.
As an investigation, I painted City Sphere “Platform One”, about the Genius Loci, the sense of Platform One, in the train station Amsterdam Zuid. I frequently traveled from this platform. I was interested in what would determinate my intuitive choices on the canvas; the context of Schwarzmalen (the questions/input of the public ), or the Genius Loci of the platform?
The Schwarzmalen painters were: Marieke Hunze, Harke Kazemier, José Krijnen, Astrid Moors, Marja van Putten, Baukje Spaltro, Saskia Tannemaat en Rob Visje.
Schwarzmalen is a project by Marja van Putten and Astrid Moors. Schwarzmalen 3 was a groupshow in Art Chapel (Amsterdam NL) in april 2018.