15 april 2013
14:00 – 16:00 - Short interviews
14:10 - 14:25 uur
Hans Flupsen (moderator, previously anchorman VPRO television) speaks with Elena Beelaerts
14:35 - 15:55 uur
Martijn van Calmthout (science writer, de Volkskrant) speaks with Annelou de Vries (child psychiatry, transgender team
14:55 - 15:25 uur
Hans Flupsen in gesprek met David Elders (undertaker, philosopher)
15:35 - 15:55 uur
Martijn van Calmthout speaks with Danielle Posthuma (genetics and mental disorders)
16:00 - 17:00 uur Choir de Stemming & Massage by Steven Voorn
17:00 - 19:00 uur
Opening reception with a contribution by contemporary dance company LeineRoebana
23 May 2013
15:30 -18:00 Massage by Steven Voorn & singing by Doina Kraal
18:00 -19:00 How does one experience the body when it is not visible? Hans Flupsen interviews Steven Voorn.
Subsequently Elena Beelaerts gives Steven a tour around the exhibition.
Opening 15 April 5 - 8 pm
In the space of Soledad Senlle Art Foundation Elena Beelaerts will work on a growing installation of living collages. Research into the body forms the central theme – it is a connecting thread in her work. In relation to this project Beelaerts poses the question: To what extent are you at one with your body? What are you? Most atoms in your body are hydrogen atoms, at least 90% of your body mass is water, the majority of your cells are microbes and your genes are largely identical to those of a fruit fly or an annelid. Who are you? Perhaps you're not a man or a woman, black or white, animal or human, young or old, restrained or free. You'll always find yourself to be somewhere on this spectrum, between one and the other. Beelaerts encounters people from different worlds and draws connections between music, science, visual art and theatre. How do experts relate to the body from their specialism or experience of life? At Soledad Senlle Art Foundation and on location you'll be able to participate in these interventions with, for example, a pathological anatomist, a dancer, a masseuse or a gender specialist. Registrations and films of these encounters will be shown on the internet, but will also function as an introduction to Paleisje voor Volksvlijt #4 in September 2013.
Beelaerts (1971) is difficult to pigeonhole and is a versatile artist. Drawing has always been a fundamental basis in her work. She draws from observation and if something goes wrong, she removes a section. Once her thoughts and associations take over, she sticks fragments of other drawings in it, or she adds objects and other materials. Her drawings often evolve into collages, installations or short films. Beelaerts' work is saturated with curiosity towards the world, with regards to how it is constructed and how she relates to this. Beelaerts regularly exhibits both in the Netherlands and internationally; including the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2004), The Drawing Center in New York (2006) and Galerie Tanya Rumpff in Haarlem (2006/2011).
Paleisje voor Volksvlijt
In recent years Beelaerts has been focusing more and more on collaboration, allowing her to develop into a director of multi-disciplinary projects. Paleisje voor Volksvlijt is an initiative of Beelaerts and Floris Tilanus in which the results of intensive research converge in a kaleidoscopic hybrid evening with a diverse range of contributions from others: including musicians, dancers, scientists, artists, hobbyists and the general public. In the fourth edition, the body is addressed. An immersion in a game of curiosity and free association. Partners of Paleisje voor Volksvlijt: the Volkskrant and KNAW/De Jonge Akademie.