On-Trade-Off: Charging Myths 23.02–04.06.2023: Framer Framed, Amsterdam, NL

On-Trade-Off is an artist collective that works on the contemporary dimensions of a question as old, as mythical and as strategic as our relation to energy. Taking the recent run on lithium as a starting point, the project explores a wide range of issues in the history of electricity, from raw materials for technology industries to financial speculation.  Charging Myths brings together the extremes of the world-spanning value chains, and abusive mining economies, from its exploitative mining economies to the seductive surface of products.

With: Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Alain Nsenga, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger, Musasa, Georges Senga, Pamela Tulizo, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

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3rd Chronique Biennale: The Night 10.11.2022–22.01.2023: Marseille, FR

The 3rd edition of the Biennale of Digital Imagination will take place in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Avignon. Through its opening nights, exhibition trails and industry events, the Biennale provides a chance for 60 or so digital artists to explore the theme of The Night. Imagined as being a journey, these nights invite you to discover a complete panorama of the Biennial between Marseille and Aix-en-Provence through exhibitions, works in public spaces, concerts, performances, and meetings.

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Performing Objects 14.10–14.12.2022: Cc Strombeek-Grimbergen, BE

At Cc Strombeek Performing Objects will present the personal results of their artistic research between 2014-2022. On the 12th of November Henry Vega and Jan Willem Troost will perform live with the screening of Reclaiming Vision by Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannesen.

"Captured through a light microscope, ‘Reclaiming Vision’ reveals various processes in the water that are hidden to the naked human eye. By investigating the brackish water, its inhabitants, its properties, and the traces left by human activities, the film is a reflection upon the relationship we humans have with our surroundings, especially through what we cannot see. The music for the film is a composition for electronics, cello and voice, created by Henry Vega.

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Residency Period - Development Performance 26.09–03.10.2022: Q-O2, Brussels, BE

Pom Bouvier b. and Marjolijn Dijkman will further develop their collaborative live performance ‘Electrify Everything’ (worktitle), which reflects on the structuring power of electricity and its relation to extractivism. They both use an experimental technique that brings the organicity back into a phenomenon that by nature is dynamic and living. Jean Katambayi Mukendi has been invited to write a text for the performance based on the language of electricity.

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Depth of Discharge 16.09–13.11.2022: Solo, Turku Art Museum, FI

Depth of Discharge (2021) examines electricity through its mesmerizing magic, natural science, and the ideas of the Enlightenment, featuring objects associated with technology and energy use, including lithium, coal, circuit boards, copper wires and personal devices.

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Everything Will Be Fine 14.09–10.10.2022: Museum of Technology, Berlin, DE

“Everything Will Be Fine” is an outdoor exhibition by the Berlin-based NGO Tactical Tech in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Visitors are invited to enter a unique inflatable structure and follow self-chosen paths to reflect on their own reactions to our mounting planetary crises. With: Paolo Cirio, Marjolijn Dijkman, Disnovation.org, Vladan Joler, Egor Kraft, Agnieszka Kurant, Sybille Neumeyer, Liam Young and others.

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What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains? 09.07–09.10.2022: P-OST, Nijmegen, NL

What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains? tries to get a grip on invisible supply chains, military gain, political conflict, and ecological devastation, all part of extractivism – the extraction of natural resources from the earth to sell them as commodities.

With: Ingrid Burrington, Rocio Berenguer, Kordae Jatafa Henry, Melissa Schwarz, Louise Silfversparre, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nella Piatek.
Curated by Lieke Wouters.

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Liquid Structures 16-18.09.22: Batumi Urban Agenda, Batumi, GE

Liquid Structures is a three-day programme of film screenings, exhibitions, and talks in the public space. With: Sol Archer; Ana Dziapshipa; Hito Steyerl;  Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen; Cyprien Gaillard; Jonas Brinker; Emma Van Der Put; Piotr Armianovski; Meggy Rustamova; Uta Bekaia;  Zachary Formwalt; Jonathas de Andrade; Amauta Garcia & David Camargo; Marta Hryniuk & Erica Roux; Marco Pando; Li Ming; Sophio Meidoidze.

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On-Trade-Off: Charging Myths 05.03–21.08.2022: Z33, Hasselt, BE

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 & Elia Rediger, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Musasa, Georges Senga, Tétshim & Frank Mukunday, Pamela Tulizo, Maarten Vanden Eynde.

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Aquatic Tales 21.07.2022: Filmprogram, MACA, Amsterdam, NL

Aquatic Tales presents three films that merge elements of documentary, fiction and abstraction, with water and aquatic life as central elements. The films reflect upon our relationship with water and thereby express a critical view on industrial and capitalist practices that distance us from nature.

With films by: Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Tanja Engelberts, Patrick Hough.

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