EMOTIONS ARE OCEANS is the opening exhibition of RADIUS as a center for contemporary art and ecology and presents the work of nineteen artists around the subject of global water crisis. Participating artists: Ursula Biemann, Carolina Caycedo, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Xandra van der Eijk, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Sami Hammana, Lukas Marxt, Josèfa Ntjam, Alice dos Reis, Himali Singh Soin, Riikka Tauriainen & Paloma Ayala & Anne-Laure Franchette, Susanne M. Winterling / The Kalpana, Müge Yilmaz.
The immersive film 'Depth of Discharge' translates the seductive, captivating magic of 18th century enlightenment demonstrations into an abstract exploration of the roots of the nine different units used to measure electricity.
Fossil Experience addresses a number of the widely divergent – and in part violent – realities generated by the use of fossil fuels. The wealth accrued by specific social groups, nation states, and corporations by means of fossil fuels is inseparable from the ecological disasters at the sites where they are extracted, processed, and transported. With: Ayọ̀ Akínwándé; Monira Al Qadiri; Kat Austen; Marjolijn Dijkman; Rachel O’Reilly.
Ars Memoriae brings together a diverse selection of artworks that each deal in a unique way with memory in the framework of what we could define as a ‘media archaeology approach’. Together, they draw up a critical and alternative cartography of new media history. Artists: Marjolijn Dijkman, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Lo-Def Film Factory (Francois Knoetze & Amy-Louise Wilson) + Joe-Yves Salankang Sa-Ngol, Mimi Onuoha, Tabita Rezaire, Analia Saban, Suzanne Treister, Maarten Vanden Eynde.
How is technological innovation dependent on raw materials? This question is centre-stage in the exhibition Charging Myths by On-Trade-Off. Participants: Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Alain Nsenga, Dorine Mokha (†2021) & Elia Rediger, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Musasa, Georges Senga, Tétshim & Frank Mukunday, Pamela Tulizo, Maarten Vanden Eynde.
With: Marion Balac, Véronique Beland, Rocio Berenguer, Cindy Coutant, Marjolijn Dijkman, Eva L’Hoest, Anouk Kruithof, Mathilde Lavenne, Katherine Melançon, Victoire Thierrée.
Shifting Axis, Marjolijn Dijkman’s first large-scale solo exhibition in Germany, offers insight into the oeuvre of the Dutch artist, whose fascination with humankind’s hunger for knowledge and discovery has produced an exciting practice in which the paths of science, cultural history, and art converge. Dijkman’s critical and poetic investigations use scientific tools to facilitate her projects meanwhile fuelled by the humble acknowledgment that the basic questions and interests of scientific research are not “neutral” or objective but rather rooted in our cultures and ideologies. Nearly all Dijkman’s works question the perspective of human vision, by seeking to look in completely different directions, scales, and ways.
Electrify Everything brings together three inter-related bodies of work that draw upon the artist’s research into the history of electricity and the environmental impact of contemporary energy storage.
The exhibition includes a new immersive film, photos and a series of sculptures. In these works electricity becomes an actor, adopting an almost animistic character.
Live performance by Henry Vega and Jan Willem Troost with 'Reclaiming Vision' (Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen 2018) at 30 October 2021 (20:30). This film reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye, and is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see.
With: Christian Falsnaes, Max Guy, Minna Henriksson, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Ingela Ihrman, Toril Johannessen & Marjolijn Dijkman, Cheryl Pope, Sean Rapset, Wang & Söderström, Amanda Williams, and Michael x Ryan. Curated by the Floating Museum (Faheem Majeed, Andrew Schachman, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Avery R. Young).