For her new commission in the CAC Lobby, Marjolijn Dijkman creates a custom collage comprised of photographs depicting obsolete ephemera associated with economies of energy—minerals, circuit boards, personal devices, and batteries. The photographs are captured using a high voltage photography technique with conductive glass, sourced from smartphones.
Spoiled Waters Spilled focuses on the notion of toxicity, of circulation, of water (rivers), on ecology and activism. With: Minia Biabiany, Jessika Kharzik, Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen, Witnesses, Marianne Fahmy, Rikke Luther, Elvia Teotski.
Solo exhibition by Marjolijn Dijkman at Club Solo in collaboration with S.M.A.K. Ghent, BE, part of Breda Photo 2020. A publication about the exhibition will be launched at the finissage. Breda Photo is the largest photo exhibition in the Benelux and is held every two years in Breda.
Featuring works by Nora Al-Badri and Nikolai Nelles, James Bridle, Ingrid Burrington, Paolo Cirio, Cian Dayrit, Marjolijn Dijkman and Toril Johannessen, Goldin+Senneby, Igor Grubić, Khaled Hafez, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sajan Mani, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Quayola, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Kirsten Stolle, and Xiyadie.
Curated by Luca Barbeni and Jesi Khadivi.
Life performance by Henry Vega and Jan Willem Troost with 'Reclaiming Vision' (Marjolijn Dijkman & Toril Johannessen 2018). 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.
Humanity is at a turning point. Individually and collectively, if they want to survive, human beings need to change their way of connecting with the world but also with each other. Is Manichaeism the only solution? Should we only think in terms of utopia and dystopia in order to discover new avenues?
Sonic Acts Academy is a three-day festival at the intersection of innovative audio-visual and performative art and critical thinking, motivated by changes in the ecological, political, technological and social landscape. The Academy also invites visitors to join for a conference that features cutting-edge emerging and well-known artistic voices.
The starting point for the research project On-Trade-Off is the raw material lithium, a naturally occurring element (number three on the periodic table), and its crucial role in the global transition towards a ‘green and fossil fuel free economy’. With: Sammy Baloji, Marjolijn Dijkman, Jean Katambayi, Musasa, Georges Senga, Daddy Tshikaya, Maarten Vanden Eynde.
With the exhibition Polarities - Psychology and Politics of Being Ecological – including the projects of this years winners of the BAD Award – MU stays with the Anthropocene trouble by tapping in on the extremities of our time, seen from the collaborative perspectives of scientists and artists, without losing sight of the way we must eventually all learn how to cope with drastic changes.
'The Extended Mind' proposes that our cognition – that is our mind, thoughts, reasoning, perception, imagination, intelligence, emotion and experience – does not just take place within our brains. It also takes place through our bodies and the broader world and enabled by all the tools, technologies, institutions, materials and techniques we might use to orientate our understanding of where we are in the world.