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Screening, Dead Skin Cash

Who can afford to not sell their own skin?

Six artists are invited to react to the prompt “Who can afford to not sell their own skin?” by curating a playlist of visual and audio materials for this weekly screening program. The schedule and invited artists are the following:

Tuesday 31 January — Mariana Penas Charrua 
Tuesday 7 February — Sophie Soobramanien 
Tuesday 14 February — Jay Tan
Tuesday 21 February — Nolwenn Vuillier 
Tuesday 28 February — G 
Tuesday 7 March — Henna Hyvärinen

Every Tuesday from 18:00-19:00

Mariana Charrua is a ______tourist, artist_________ from Portugal. 

Her work manifests in different forms – from paintings or objects to drawings or performances, or some form in between all of those. Charrua adopts an attitude of equalizing things, not taking them as sacred but giving them a symbolic charge. 

The result: nonsense images that point to daily situations and characters (animals) or basic life needs: food or love; provocations that raise questions, not answers. A theatrical, grotesque and humoristic tone that creates a narrative and deconstructs the idea of elegance. 

The image that presents this program is a collage between an internet image and a photo from her previous collaborative performance I AM A COLUMN, a play where the performers act as columns, stand for relationships dynamics and play with norms.

Instagram: @___l0la_____

Sophie Soobramanien (b. 1995) is a British Mauritian artist living and working in Amsterdam. She is not sure what she is doing anymore. But she recently bought a 2023 year planner and this felt good. 

Instagram: @ssooooobs

Jay Tan was born in London and moved to the Netherlands in 2008. They completed the MFA at the Piet Zwart Institute in 2010 and were a 2014/15 resident at the Rijksakademie. Based in Rotterdam, they make sculptures and installations, sometimes with video and sound, or other moving parts, often with a focus on domestic mechanics and decoration. They currently teach at the Masters of Artistic Research programme at KABK, Den Haag and the Fine Arts Dept at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. 

They have shown work at Tent, Rotterdam; the CACC, Paris; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; Ellen de Bruijne Projects and Gallerie van Gelder, Amsterdam; Futura, Prague; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; Vleeshal, Middleburg; the CAC, Vilnius; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Hollybush Gardens, London; Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam and RongWrong, Amsterdam. 

Nolwenn Vuillier is a visual artist whose practice questions the nature-culture dichotomy and the standardized representations of our environment that come out of it. She often works outside or at the fringe of traditional exhibition spaces and seeks ways of engaging with audiences beyond art viewers. At the moment, she is interested in speculative fabulations, interspecies dialogues and drops in still life paintings. 

Instagram: @nolwennvuillier

Luton, The Galaxy, The Mall. Mourning, natural death/doulaship The ‘Anti Bio’. ‘Non performers’, ‘Non Dancers’ everything that we are told we are not good at or need a qualification for. Humour x 10000000000000000000000000. Power Dynamics. FREE ART SCHOOLS. FUNDING 4 ALL. Sculptures made in a day. Care as a necessary tool. Anthropology. The internet (beware 2nd hand information and the vacuous). Some Comedians. Performance as a survival technique. Embarrassing myself. Bass players.
 Semantics. Shouting in the countryside. Dancing instead of talking. My Mother and Father (RIP). Sci Fi as a survival technique. Britishness. Mental Health.
 Grinding my hips as slow as I can (Sam I love you).
 Sub woofers. Dressing up as other things.
 ‘Non-Artists’. Friends above the age of 70yrs old.
 Exciting poetry. My forever ongoing Death Doulaship training (Be weary of it ever being done). Keeping naval gazing in check.

Henna Hyvärinen (born in Iisalmi, Finland) is an artist currently based in Amsterdam, who uses video, performance and text in her creation of auto-fictional narratives. She incorporates humor and her interest in the absurd to get closer to themes that otherwise might feel uncomfortable or eerie. Hyvärinen has been part of collectives and artist-run initiatives such as the music performance duo echo+seashell, and artist-run space and collective Sorbus (2013-2020) in Helsinki. She graduated in 2014 with an MFA from the University of the Arts in Helsinki and was a participant at De Ateliers residency program in Amsterdam in 2017–2019, where she co-founded Root Canal, a nomadic artist initiative with fellow residents.

Instagram: @hyvarinen.henna52