participating artists Antoine Bertin, Nina Glockner, Marika Groen, Nao Ishizaka, Kenzo Kusuda, Vilma Luostarinen, Sachi Miyachi, Ayako Nishibori, Nishiko, Alexandra Phillips, Natasha Rosling, Rodrigo Red Sandoval, Giorgi Tabatadze, Laura Wiedijk & Toon Fibbe, Guido Yannitto, Bernke Klein Zandvoort
A collaboration between Sachi Miyachi, Nina Glockner and Natasha Rosling, transforming W139 into a collective body, inhabited for 5 weeks by a further 14 artists, performers, cooks and writers.
The sprawling physical environment and interwoven events invite you to investigate the porous boundaries between the body and architecture; sensation and emotion; the skin and the imagination. Inspired by the alchemy of fermentation – taking ingredients, adding salt, adding what’s in the air, adding time, and watching them transform – It Happens Anyway seeks to cultivate meaningful forms of connectivity, and explore what feeds our basic human need to create.
The public program takes place every Thursday and Saturday.
- 31/05/2019 20.00 – 01.00 Opening
- 01/06/2019 16.00 – 18.00 Kojiology
Hands-on talk with fermentation expert Marika Groen.
- 06/06/2019 15.00 – 19.00 Even Wilder Dyeing
Experimental natural dyeing workshop with artists Guido Yannitto and Lucila Kenny.*
- 08/06/2019 16.00 – 18.00 Death Café
Informal space to discuss death and (finite) life, including the launch of ‘Body Cake’.
- 13/06/2019 16.00 – 19.00 Bodies in the System
Guided reading group on ‘Bodies in the System’ by Vanessa Agard-Jones, with artists Laura Wiedijk & Toon Fibbe.
- 15/06/2019 16.00 – 18.00 History of Shit
Thought experiments with Natasha Rosling exploring our relationship with bacteria, inspired by Dominique Laporte’s ‘History of Shit’.
- 20/06/2019 16.00 – 19.00 Primal Movement Patterns
Movement workshop with Laban movement analyst, dance therapist and co-founder of EMOVE Institute Marieke Delannoy.*
- 22/06/2019 16.00 – 18.00 A Collective Memory
Performative talk with Giorgi Tabatadze taking user-generated biographies to create a fictional persona.
- 27/06/2019 16.00 – 18.00 Ear Travel Agency
A slow listening experiment across and beyond bodily surfaces with artist Antoine Bertin.*
- 29/06/2019 14.00 – 17.00 Vitalizing the Invisible
Movement workshop with choreographer and dancer Kenzo Kusuda, enhancing the elasticity of the body and imagination.
- 04/07/2019 16.00 – 18.00 Skin Food
Tactile talk with artist and chef Nao Ishizaka and artist and food experience designer Vilma Luostarinen.
- 06/07/2019 16.00 – 18.00 Seeing with Sunbeams
Lecture performance by artist and writer Bernke Klein Zandvoort, followed by conversations on publishing as digestive activity with Nina Glockner.
- 07/07/2019 14.00 – 18.00 Closing Feast
Including contributions by Vilma Luostarinen, Alexandra Phillips, Kenzo Kusuda, Bruno Wilkinson and others.
All events are suitable for all levels of experience, those marked with * have limited places and are on a first come, first serve basis.