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Group Exhibition

Look into my Ice

05.07–18.08.2024: Tartu Art House, Tartu, EE

How can each individual contribute to the well-being of our much needed international community and to our shared planet? Which potential lies in art as the engine of emotional participation and knowledge-making processes? Look into my Ice focuses on the experience of cross-border collectivism to address both the climate crisis and societal cohesion in times of urgently needed unity of minds and hearts.

Participating artists:
Joonas Ahtikallio; Nina Maria Allmoslechner; Ronald Anzenberger; Nara Bak; Sofie Brønner; Pete Christie; Marjolijn Dijkman; Marta Djourina; Lena von Goedeke; Emma Harris; Toril Johannessen; Dongbin Lee; Martin Liira; Aquiles Jarrin & Irving Ramo; Kristel Laurits; Jaanika Peern; Kristina Popov; Sten Saarits; Theresa Schubert; Annika Sellik; Lukas Troberg

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Performance Electrify Everything at The Longest Day

29.06.2024: KAAP & Mu.ZEE, Ostend, BE

From sunrise to sunset, artists will move in and between Mu.ZEE and KAAP in Ostend. Several performances will start, some ongoing.

Some are visible and loud, others barely perceptible.

The actions follow the rhythm of the sun, the tides, and the clock.

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Group Exhibition

Navigating Polarities at Full House Collection

01.06–05.01.2025: Mu.ZEE, Ostend, BE

For the first time since the Flemish Government acquired it, ‘Navigating Polarities’ will be on display at Mu.ZEE as part of the new collection Presentation.

“Navigating Polarities, an immersive film installation, investigates the history of navigation and the natural forces of polarity and magnetism in the physical world. The work takes the Earth’s geomagnetic field as a starting point, considering how micro- and macrocosmic elements are contingent on these properties to operate.

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Exhibition ‘Between the Lines’ & Première ‘Natura Rebellis’

18.05–25.05.2024: V2_ & O. (Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre.), Rotterdam, NL

First public presentation of the new film and robotic sound installation Between the Lines.

Première of the performance Natura Rebellis at O. (Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre.) and V2_ Lab for Unstable Media with new composition of composer Henry Vega.

‘Between the Lines’ (2024)
The film and sound installation ‘Between the Lines’ focuses on the effects of climate change in the forests of the Zone Rouge in the North East of France. It relates to the ongoing struggle to deal with the aftermath and remnants of WWI within the global climate crisis, which impacted this particular landscape on a monumental scale. An essay film and an orchestra of robotic drummers using trunks from the forest in Verdun as instruments will engage with these issues stimulatingly.

‘Natura Rebellis’ (2024)
The performance ‘Natura Rebellis’ builds on the installation ‘Between the Lines’ with artificial drummers who beat the dead tree trunks from the Verdun forest. This forest holds a special place for us as an example of a poisoned forest brought on by human conflicts while witnessing nature’s attempts to reclaim it in its own way. The performance highlights our conflicting nature while revealing our capabilities to live in harmony.

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Group Exhibition

The Atlantic Ocean

26.04–15.09.2024: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, NO

The Atlantic Ocean is a large-scale celebration of the northern sea that has shaped Norway and made the country an international actor, but also critically examines human practices on and in the sea. The exhibition includes around 140 works and objects ranging from original maps from the 16th century to contemporary works. By examining themes such as mapping and extraction, work and leisure at sea, ecology, and gender perspectives, the exhibition conveys the importance of the sea for humans across time and space.

Curators: Susanne Østby Sæther, Stefanie Hessler and Knut Ljøgodt.

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Group Exhibition

-162 °C, 450 kg/m³ Fossile Energy, Fragile Futures

09.03–23.06.2024: Kunsthalle Willemshaven, Willemshaven, DE

For overseas transportation, natural gas must be cooled down to -162°C, liquefied, and compressed to a density of 450kg/m³. The different materials and substances that play a role in energy production stand front and center in the exhibition -162°C, 450kg/m³ – Fossil Energy, Fragile Futures. It explores ongoing dependence on fossil fuels, environmental devastation, and the urgent question of securing a liveable future for everyone.

With: Ana Alenso, Ayọ̀ Akínwándé, Andrew Castrucci, Marjolijn Dijkman, Sonja Hornung & Daniele Tognozzi, Susanne Kriemann, Bram Kuypers, Rachel O’Reilly, Oliver Ressler, Miriam Sentler and others.

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Group Exhibition

Power Up. Technical Imaginaries and Social Utopias

15.02–28.04.2024: Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR

The exhibition Power Up, Technical Imaginaries, and Social Utopias refers to energy infrastructures from a feminist perspective. This collaborative project explores links between technical worlds, common goods, and connected representations.

With: Carla Adra, Jeanne-Marie et Georges Alexandroff, Jessica Arseneau, Marjolijn Dijkman, Hilary Galbreaith, Maya Mihindou, Jürgen Nefzger, Claude Parent, Christian de Portzamparc, Liv Shulman, Suzanne Treister, Tomi Ungerer.

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Performance ‘Electrify Everything’

08.04.2024: Kunsthalle Mulhouse, FR

This event is part of the exhibition Power Up, Technical Imaginaries, and Social Utopias, which refers to energy infrastructures from a feminist perspective.

‘Why Installing Women and Solar Panels is Not Enough’, lecture by Cara New Daggett.

‘Electrify Everything’ performance by Marjolijn Dijkman and Pom Bouvier-b
Electrify Everything is a critical exploration of the origins of the units and language used to measure electricity. The performance draws on the magic of the first demonstrations of electrical phenomena in the 18th century.

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LUNÄ Talk: Energy (In)Dependency

25.03.2024: Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR

On the evening of 25 March, when the moon is full, this LUNÄ Talk will focus on the transition from one energy to another, from one infrastructure to another. How can we envisage transitions without considering the need to bring history to a close before embarking on new projects? The history of energy is written as a race towards the new, towards renewal, without ever questioning the possibility of moving towards solutions of repair or transformation. It’s about turning pages and arguing that the future will be more efficient, appropriate, or cleaner.

Contributors: Fanny Lopez, Clémence André, Marie Lechner, Stéphanie Schmitt, and a written contribution by Cara New Daggett.
Hosted by: Marjolijn Dijkman & Maarten Vanden Eynde

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Group Exhibition

Design Sediments

31.01–31.03.2024: Huidenclub, Rotterdam, NL

Design Sediments gathers together fourteen artists and designers who explore the contemporary dimensions of sedimentation and larger-than-human time scales. Through extensive explorations of objects and material as interrelated components of earth’s landscapes, the show positions cycles of extraction, production and destruction in relation to ecological and geological conditions. Through this careful and attentive arrangement of works and bodies of material research, Design Sediments projects on to sedimentary pasts and futures – polychronic realities – through the possibility of a weaving entanglement of temporalities within objects.

With; Emma Charles; Caroline Corbasson; Marjolijn Dijkman; Marlène Huissoud; Agata Ingarden; Studio Klarenbeek & Dros; Agnieszka Kurant; MBL Architects; Ori Orisun; Naïmé Perrette; Marcin Rusak; Basse Stittgen; Studio ThusThat.

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Electrify Everything at Biennale NOVA

16.02.2024: Plurivers & Contingence, Biennale NOVA_XX, Paris, FR

The première of the new iteration of ‘Electrify Everything’ with live sound composition by Pom Bouvier b., live film projection by Marjolijn Dijkman, and a recorded text by Jean Katambayi spoken by François Makanga

The 4th edition of the NOVA_XX Biennale will feature the work of 41 artists. Among the works presented in the anarkhè-exposition, several focus on cosmogonies in the liquid age, on the imaginary of space conquest, measuring instruments and nano worlds, and others on bio-art that allows us to measure the space of the duration of their display of non-human performativities, and still others on issues of geoengineering and artificial intelligence.

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Residency

Between the Lines @ Winter sessions

12.02–16.02.2024: V2_ Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, NL

During the Winter sessions, artist Marjolijn Dijkman and electrotechnician Lukas Pol further developed the robotic experiments for the new film and sound installation Between the Lines and the new performance Natura Rebellis. These two productions are part of Marjolijn Dijkman’s artistic research project Between the Lines, which traces the monumental impact of climate change, industrialization, and the First World War in the polluted and traumatized landscapes of the ‘Zone Rouge’ located in the northeast of France.

The installation and performance, which include new compositions by composer Henry Vega, will open in May 2024 at V2_ as part of Festival O. in Rotterdam.

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Countering Extractivism

07.02.2024: CIVA, Brussels, BE

The evening will be dedicated to what has been described as “green colonialism,” the development of renewable energy futures that often involves the dispossession of communities and the degradation of ecosystems. The event will focus on the consequences of the extraction of lithium, a scarce resource that plays a key role in the so-called green transition necessary for a more sustainable world. With: Marina Otera Verzier and On-Trade-Off.

The evening will be followed by a conversation, moderated by Nikolaus Hirsch and Silvia Franceschini, and Electrify Everything, a performance by Pom Bouvier-b and Marjolijn Dijkman (with a text by Jean Katambayi Mukendi).

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Group Exhibition

Shifting Sceneries

26.08.2023–28.01.2024: 1st GIST Triennale, BE

With: Alice Vanderschoot, Anna Burvenich, Anneke Eussen, Atelier Van Lieshout, Bart Lodewijks, Elias Cafmeyer, ‍Fabian Seibert, Francesca Ferreri, Henk Visch, Honoré δ’O, Isabel Fredeus, Jan Detavernier, ‍Kaat Van Doren, Laura Nsengiyumva, Léo Fourdrinier, Lobke Meekes, Lode Laperre, Maarten Vanden Eynde, ‍Marjolijn Dijkman, Maxime Brigou, Nils Verkaeren, Peter Terrin, Renato Nicolodi, Rob Sweere, Strook, ‍Suzette Boursma, Tina Gillen, Ugo Schiavi, Willem Boel.

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Group Exhibition

Magic!

09.09.2023–07.01.2024: Art and Museum Centre Sinkka, Kerava, FI

Magic and sleight of hand have always fascinated people. The Magic! exhibition makes visitors question their eyes and wonder if they are witnessing something wondrous, or even magical.

With: Christian Andersson, Gregory Barsamian, Louis De Belle, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tobias Dostal, Juhana Moisander, Juan Muñoz & Gavin Bryars, Nickolas Muray, Kalle Nio, Taneli Rautiainen, Hans Rosenström, Etienne Saglio / Monstre(s), Antoine Terrieux / Blizzard Concept.

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Group Exhibition

Terra Libera – Extractivism

08.09.2023–28.01.2024: Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, NL

The extraction of raw materials leaves deep traces in the landscape and has consequences for people, economy and (geo)politics.

With: Leon de Bruijne, Edward Burtynsky + Jennifer Baichwal + Nicholas de Pencier, Marjolijn Dijkman, Tanja Engelberts, Krištof Kintera, Knowbotiq, Esther Kokmeijer, Candice Lin, Lo-Def Film Factory, Otobong Nkanga, Naomi Rincón Gallardo en Troika.

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Residency

First WaterLANDS Residency Periods

October-December 2023: WaterLANDS, Ems-Dollard, NL

The residency focuses on ecological restoration in the context of the largest estuary and surrounding landscape in the North of the Netherlands. EU Horizon has funded the selection of six artists to each reflect on one of six different ecological restoration sites in Europe as part of the large-scale and ambitious project ‘WaterLANDS‘ (2023-2026).

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LASER Talk: Restoring the Human Element

09.11.2023: MAXLab, Antwerp, BE

LASER Talk with Frank Theys, Eva- Maria Lopez, Ronny Blust, Edith Doove, Marjolijn Dijkman, Florian Zanatta. MAXLab invites artists and scientists working at the intersection of art and technology to a debate on reintroducing the human element at the center of scientific and technological progress and the role of the arts in this.

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Start: Beyond the Ruins of the Future

01.10.2023–01.10.2027: Candidate PhD in the Arts, LUCA – School of Arts Brussels / Leuven University, BE

From the 1st of October 2023, Marjolijn Dijkman will be part of the artistic research cluster Deep Histories Fragile Memories as a Ph.D. candidate at LUCA – School of Arts Brussels / Leuven University under the supervision of Wendy Morris. Research of the members of dhfm engages with the recuperation of marginalised histories, with ecologies and situated enquiries, with experimental writing, listening, and the shaping of new narratives.

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Solo Exhibition

Reclaiming Vision

29.09–02.12.2023: Iselp, Brussels, BE

Captured through a light microscope, ‘Reclaiming Vision’ features a diverse cast of microorganisms and 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.

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Residency

Selected for WaterLANDS Artistic Engagement Residency

2023-2026: Ems-Dollard Estuary, NL

The Horizon 2020 project WaterLANDS (Water-based Solutions for Carbon Storage, People, and Wilderness) has selected six artists to complete a 4-year part-time placement as part of the WaterLANDS Artistic Engagement Residency.

Artists: Maria Nalbantova (Bulgaria), Elo Liiv (Estonia), Christine Mackey (Ireland), Claudio Beorchia (Italy), Marjolijn Dijkman (Netherlands), and Laura Harrington and Fiona MacDonald(Feral Practice) (United Kingdom).

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Solo Exhibition

Permanent work at Vent des Forêts

15.07.2023: Inauguration 2023, Vent des Forêts, Lahaymeix, FR

Vent des Forêts is a contemporary outdoor art space, around thirty kilometers from Verdun, featuring over a hundred works of art created on-site by visual artists from all over the world. The ephemeral or long-lasting artworks are exposed to time and the weather and are therefore kept in place as long their condition allows.

With new works by Marjolijn Dijkman, Théophile Péris, Joana Escoval, Max Coulon, Manon Galland, Marion Pinaffo and Raphaël Pluvinage, Marguerite Li-Garrigue, Tahea Drollet and Aurélien Lepage.

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Residency

On-Trade-Off @ Pre-Biennial Research Residency

25 June – 12 July 2023: Manifesta 15, Barcelona, ES

Manifesta 15 Barcelona has created a new framework for social and ecological research, actions and interventions that are being established with ten research participants across Barcelona. In the pre-biennial phase, the selected participants are investigating specific thematic components in the three interconnected nodes identified by the Manifesta 15 team. The collective working within the theme of imagining the future is the transnational collective On-Trade-Off, who will be focusing on energy, post-colonialism and the past and present of the industrial Besòs area.

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Event

Tryday: Between the Lines

02.06.2023: Tryday, V2_ Lab for Unstable Media, Rotterdam, NL

This Tryday, artist Marjolijn Dijkman, composer Henry Vega, percussion instrument maker Orlando Aguilar Velazquez and electro-technician Lukas Pol will share the first robotic experiments for the film and sound installation Between the Lines (work in progress). Between the Lines will trace the monumental impact of climate change, industrialization, and the First World War in the polluted and traumatized landscapes of the ‘Zone Rouge’ in the North East of France.

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