FASHIONCLASH @ Marres 2024

FASHIONCLASH @ Marres 2023 / Tim van der Plas
Photo: Mitch van Schijndel

The 16th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 15 – 17 November 2024 in Maastricht. Marres will be one of the venues where you can discover work by a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world.

The three-day program with an exhibition, performances, talks, workshops and fashion film screenings, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture. During the festival the work of more than 100 designers, artists and makers from more than 30 different countries can be seen.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is all about discovering, stimulating and co-shaping current developments in fashion and opening up these developments to a wide audience. Participants of the festival belong to a generation of designers and artists who explore and question the boundaries of their discipline. With their works they move between the transdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design and visual arts.

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Field trip Rotterdam

Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam

On February 2, 2024, the Marres team visited a number of art institutions in Rotterdam.

Thank you for the warm welcome and the inspiring tours!

Tent
What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Justice beyond revenge. Recalling Louk Hulsman.

Kunstinstituut Melly
My Oma
Sijben Rosa: Bewaard

MaMA
Arriving Not Yet

Art Rotterdam

Overview Rotterdam

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Central Station Rotterdam
Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Melly My Oma
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Tent What is is, what it means and what I would like it to be
Kunstinstituut Melly
Melly My Oma
Tent Justice beyond revenge. Recalling Louk Hulsman.
Melly
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
MaMA Arriving Not Yet
Art Rotterdam, No Man’s Art Gallery, Alejandro Galvan
GRIMM Gallery, Arturo Kameya
Art Rotterdam, Melly

Training the Senses event

From the SenseSquared project, Marres is organizing a three-day training that revolves around the question:

How to facilitate an artistic attitude for creativity and research in the classroom.

To this end, Marres is organizing a Training the Senses event for education. Training the Senses include interactive workshops at the intersection of art and science.

PARTICIPATION IS FREE.

Workshops will take place from June 4-6, 2024, given by the European partners from the Erasmus+ project. Six European cultural institutions, universities and schools have partnered to implement a more artistic attitude for sustainable development in education Europe-wide.

The workshops are therefore aimed at European teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education and will be held at Marres in Maastricht. Each day between 16:00 and 19:00, teachers, educators, pedagogical staff and other interested parties can participate. Per day, two partners will share their ideas and methods with the educational field.

Workshop schedule:

16.00 – 16.15
Welcome and introduction

16.15 – 17.30
First workshop round

17.35 – 18.50
Second workshop round

19.00
Meeting and closing in the garden of Marres with snacks, drinks and conversations

Please register via: educatie@marres.org or ilse.vanlieshout@marres.org

European partners:

  • University Stavanger, Norway
    (Exploration on the human voice)
  • Sisters Hope Home, Denmark
    (Performance research team for a sensuous society)
  • Maastricht University, the Netherlands
    (Ethnographic notations in education)
  • Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, the Netherlands
    (Practical tools & kits)
  • Musica impuls center, Belgium
    (Center for musical education)
  • Companhia de Música Teatral, Portugal
    (Performance group for music and movement)
Read more about European initiative SenseSquared

Exclusive preview Opaque Spirits for Friends of Marres

Photo: Rob van Hoorn

The Friends of Marres get an exclusive preview, guided by the artists, of the exhibition Opaque Spirits by Arturo Kameya in collaboration with Claudia Martínez Garay.

A tiled bathhouse that functions as a restaurant, a multi-armed beer fountain, and a large upstairs room with floating fish: the house of Marres is transformed into a hotel where the ghosts of the failed Peruvian state have taken up residence.

Date

Saturday 9 March 2024

Time

4PM

Location

Marres

By becoming Friend of Marres, you directly support young makers in Limburg. Your contribution makes it possible for them to continue to create and grow in their artistic practice. It enables them to experiment, innovate and inspire the art world with fresh perspectives. In addition, you contribute to the preservation of Marres as one of the few remaining places for contemporary art in Limburg.

Want to become Friend of Marres? More about Arturo Kameya’s Opaque Spirits

Extended end presentation

Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Can you evoke memories simply by smelling a work of art? And imagine not only looking at art, but also tasting it to become one with it.

All this and more was on the menu of the sensory experience developed over the past four months by the Extended youth (ages 14-21). On January 6, they presented their projects in the house of Marres, concluding this season of Extended.

Saturday, January 6, 2024
12 – 2 PM
Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Capucijnenstraat 98
6211 RT Maastricht

The education program Extended is a joint project of Marres and the Jan van Eyck Academy, where young people work in teams for four months on a social art project.

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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Extended End presentation Food & Love, January 2024
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Evening opening

On December 15th, Marres will hold a special evening opening. Bring your date, because every 2nd ticket is free between 5 and 9 PM!

Visit the heartwarming exhibition Goodbye to Love together and have your picture taken under the mistletoe.

Whether your love is international, queer, secret or platonic, everyone is welcome for a warm evening out.

Friday, December 15
Open from 12 to 9 PM

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Museum Night Maastricht 2024

Museumnacht Maastricht

Discover Maastricht, art, each other and the night in a different light!

It promises to be an exceptional ‘Art Night Out’ on Friday, April 19, 2024. Museum Night Maastricht will finally burst at the seams for the 7th time, and it will be packed! Various Maastricht art venues will bring the world of art to life in an exceptional way and surprise young and old with a ‘once-in-a-night-time’ program. Visitors can enjoy a blistering evening full of stunning collections, breathtaking performances, fascinating historical discoveries, impressive installations and video art, exciting soundscapes and crossovers, workshops, talks, tours, live music and more until 1AM with one ticket. It is now an art to experience it all.

Starting in mid-March, put together your own itinerary via the Museum Night website.

Throwback to Marres x Museumnacht 2023 museumnachtmaastricht.nl

FASHIONCLASH @ Marres

FASHIONCLASH @ Marres with work by designers and artists Roumans, UGO WOATZI, TIM VAN DER PLAS and André Konings.

The 15th edition of the international and interdisciplinary FASHIONCLASH Festival will take place from 17 – 19 November 2023 in Maastricht. The garden of Marres is also one of the venues where you can discover work by a new generation of designers and performing artists from all over the world.

Admission to the garden is FREE.

The three-day program with an exhibition, performances, talks, workshops and fashion film screenings, showcases projects that explore, contextualize and celebrate contemporary fashion culture. During the festival the work of more than 100 designers, artists and makers from more than 30 different countries can be seen.

FASHIONCLASH Festival is all about discovering, stimulating and co-shaping current developments in fashion and opening up these developments to a wide audience. Participants of the festival belong to a generation of designers and artists who explore and question the boundaries of their discipline. With their works they move between the transdisciplinary domains of fashion, social design and visual arts.

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Overview FASHIONCLASH 2023

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UGO WOATZI
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UGO WOATZI
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UGO WOATZI
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Tim van der Plas
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Tim van der Plas
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Tim van der Plas
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André Konings
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André Konings
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André Konings
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Roumans
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Roumans
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Roumans
Photo: Mitch van Schijndel
Photo: Mitch van Schijndel

Rooms Performance festival

Marres, VIA ZUID, de Brakke Grond, Dansateliers en FASHIONCLASH proudly present performance festival Rooms.

Young makers and established talents offer performance, theater, visual arts, dance, fashion and music. A weekend during which fragile dresses bring colorful stained glass to life, where conductor’s bodies turn into living scores, manuscripts get dictated and a shoe merchant brings you along into absurdist power relations.

Line up:
buren
Merette van Hijfte & Pleuni Veen
Kinga Jaczewska
Mauricio Limon
David Maroto
Genevieve Murphy
Ika Schwander in collaboration with Fran Hayes

27 & 28 January 2024
01 – 06 PM
Location: Marres, Maastricht

Regular: € 40,00
Student: € 20,00
Day passes are not available anymore.

A ticket provides full access to all performances on either of the two days. The program of Rooms remains the same on both Saturday and Sunday, with the exception of David Maroto’s performance, which will take place on Saturday. With a valid day pass, you get to see the entire line up. For a break, you can visit the Marres Kitchen restaurant or relax in our public city garden.

Aftermovie Rooms 2021
Aftermovie Rooms 2023

Line up

buren presents the prelude of their work shoe/farm, which will premiere in February of 2024. Departing from their respective backgrounds, a farm in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and a shoe store along the Belgian coast, Melissa Mabesoone and Oshin Albrecht merge the worlds ‘farm’ and ‘shoe’. They step into their ancestors’ shoes and play with the habits, customs, sayings and vocabulary connected to farm life and shoe sales. In doing so, they link their experiences to broader social issues surrounding production processes, working conditions and consumerism.

Mabesoone (Knokke, 1988) and Albrecht’s (Bruges, 1986) two-woman collective buren bring critical, absurdist sketches about community, domesticity, gender, (art) history and neoliberalism. Their work has been shown on many international stages, amongst which at Centrale Fies (Italy), Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Portugal), Szene (Salzburg) and within the discursive program Feminist School. The collective published a graphic novel titled STW, your favorite station! and became resident artist at Kaaitheater in 2023.

concept by buren (Oshin Albrecht & Melissa Mabesoone)
created with: Oshin Albrecht, Melissa Mabesoone, Benjamin Cools, Benne Dousselaere, Vera Martins, Famke Dhont, Margaux Janssens
produced by: au bureau
co-productie: Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum BUDA, workspacebrussels, C-takt, KAAP, de Brakke Grond, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Playground festival (STUK, Museum M), apap-FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Marres 


© buren

Pleuni Veen and Merette van Hijfte present the visual poem PAL, which gives shape to the moment when we exchange freedom for safety. In doing so, they respond to the various meanings of the adverb, which refers to the original, Dutch expression “pal staan,” and its figurative meaning “to be immobile” or “to stand firm.” 

As a mathematics student, Veen (1994, NL) is intrigued by the balance between the certain yet indeterminate nature of the world, and between the understandable and the intangible. Contact, friction and wonder are central to her work. 

Van Hijfte (1994, NL) is a playful performer and energetic maker, who is not afraid to act from her intuition and impulses, making her work explosive and gritty. Following her graduation at the Mime School, she has been active as an actress, a filmmaker and member of the Collective BAMBAMBAM. 

Credits camera: Samuel van Keeken
Muziek: Rint Mennes
Rooms Merette Pleuni
Foto: Samuel van Keeken

Kinga Jaczewska (Poland, 1991) is a dancer and choreographer whose work focusses on what is often rendered invisible or commonly escapes our attention. Accordingly, her Rooms performance Raw and Tender, which she has made in collaboration with Agnese Forlani and Composer Raphael Malfliet, looks at the functionality and corporality of motherhood – at the contradictions which it consists of. It comes as a response to Jaczewska’s earlier poem mothers

Jaczewska’s previous works encompassed performance, video, installation, text and photography, and have been presented in theater spaces including Kunstcentrum Nona (Mechelen) and Magdalenazaal (Brugge), as well as at the Kunsthal Antwerp. In 2021, she was awarded de PrixFintroPrijs in the category of theater and dance. 

Agnese Forlani (1997) is an Italian dancer and textile maker who is currently completing her Master’s degree in dance. In her artistic practice, she experiments with costume, scenography and materiality in dialogue with the dancing body. 

‘Time it takes’
Photo: Diego Franssens

In 2022, Mauricio Limón de León launched Les petits pois sont verts… Les petits poissons rouges; a collection of stained-glass haute couture dresses in collaboration with Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof. In Rooms, the collection is presented in the performance Flowing Sands Slogans. Here, the dresses are shown in a collaboration with Mahoalli Nassourou, Justine Olguín, Laia Vancells Pi and Manu Sol Mateo, performing a choreography of fluid geometries to music composed by Alejandro Contreras Pascual and Limón de León. Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s short television play Quad (1981), Flowing Sand Slogans takes Beckett’s sequence of movements as its primary structure. A meeting between four characters culminates in a disjointed catwalk performance of mechanized movements.

Previous shows by Limón de León (Mexico City, 1979) presented include A gigantic broom to uncover compelling narratives (Rotterdam, 2020), El primero que ria (Paris, 2023) and his current exhibition Memoria ciega at Museo Cabañas (Guadalajara), curated by Victor Palacios. He is represented by Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam), Pequod.CO (Mexico) and Wild- Palms (Düsseldorf). 

Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof is Director of Museum Kranenburgh, a museum of modern and contemporary art in Bergen. She was founder and director of Amsterdam Art|Weekend, worked for the Dutch National Opera & Ballet, and has developed art programs for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Prince Claus Fund, ArtHub Asia and others. 

Vancells Pi (Blanes, 1993) completed her formal dance training at Codarts Rotterdam, before joining the Tanz Luzerner Theater company, Habemus Corpus and the companies of Roberto G. Alonso and Mari Rovira Crea. She currently works freelance, performing with the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and at festivals across Europe. 

Transdisciplinary artist Sol Mateo Rivas Álvarez (Mexico City, 1989) takes his own sexuality as a starting point for his artistic explorations of gender stereotypes, beauty and morality. His works have been shown internationally, most recently at Temporada Alta International Theater Festival (Peru) and at the Centre National du Costume et de la Scène (France). 

Nassourou (Mexico City, 1983) works at the intersection of performance, theater, film and still photography. She directed and presented the monologue Medea Redux in 2013 and is a part of the international collective Entre Minas. As a performer, she has collaborated with Barbara Foulkes (Arg- Mex), Pablo Helguera (Mex-USA), and Maj Britsen (Germany) among others. 

Lepke Olguin Oaxaca (Mexico City, 1999) attended Paul Valery University in Montpellier, studying Anthropology from 2019 to 2021. Interested in dance, performance, music and spectacle, she currently works freelance, performing in collaboration with cabaret collective Las Suculentas, Manu Sol Mateo, and Limón de León for his show Les petits pois sont verts… Les petits poissons rouges.

Photo: Mauricio Limon

David Maroto’s performance is titled after his most recent novella Not All of Me Will Die. This novella exists as an original manuscript in which the author reflects on memory, writing and the desire for posterity. In the performance, Maroto publishes the novella by dictating its contents to a group of participants who each write their own copy by hand. In this way, Maroto distributes his ‘oral novella’ in handwritten unique copies.

Maroto (Spain, 1976) is a visual artist who obtained a PhD from the Edinburgh College of Art for his research The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts. This is the first in-depth study into the artist’s novel as a phenomenon and follows from Maroto and Joanna Zielińska’s project The Book Lovers; a collection and bibliography of artists’ novels that they started in 2011. Maroto’s autonomous work has been shown at Kanal Centre Pompidou (Brussels), EFA Project Space (New York), and Vigil Gonzales Gallery (Buenos Aires) amongst others.

This performance will only take place on Saturday January 27, 2024.

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An initiative of Technology Driven Art, a research group within the art schools Zuyd in collaboration with Out of Sight VZW and Marres.
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Genevieve Murphy’s Rooms performance Somewhere Someone Is Conducting Right Now views the body as a score. Four conductors, each in a room of their own, depend on fading music and memory as they orchestrate a self-chosen piece in partial silence. This not only draws attention to the individuality of each conductor, but also to music genre and environment. The spaces in between the rooms where different works merge become sonic spaces of their own. When all conduct together and all is heard in synchronicity, the house of Marres will sing.

Murphy (Scotland, 1988) graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, the Birmingham Conservatoire for music and The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. In her work, she combines performance and visual art with contemporary classical music, to deal with subjects of psychology and disability. Her compositions have been performed in concert halls and art galleries, amongst which het Concertgebouw, het Muziekgebouw, W139, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), La Fenice (Venice), Old Fruitmarket (Glasgow) and Theatre Spektakel (Zurich). Murphy was awarded an Honorary Membership of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2019.

Ed Liebrecht graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the Fred Southall Prize for his final performance. He is committed to bringing ideological variety in his work that merges diverse influences. His upcoming projects include a jazz orchestra collaboration with Oxford University Orchestra, a return to the Haydn Chamber Orchestra for the Walton Violin Concerto.

Composer and conductor Ezequiel Menalled (Buoneos Aires, 1980) received his Bachelor and Master degrees in conducting from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. He works with various genres, with or without the use of electronics and other technological media, and ranging from solos to large ensembles. In 2003 he founded the Dutch Ensemble Modelo62, and has since served as its artistic director. 

Libia Hernandez’ (Cuba, 1965) rejects the idea that classical music is predominantly for a small elite, and looks to cultivate new listeners and an ever-widening group of people to experience classical music as current, necessary and irreplaceable – an enduring force that bridges cultures and continents. In 2024 Hernandez will conduct a new opera written by Monique Krüs, Piratenkoningin at the Nederlandse Reisopera. 

Basque conductor and violinist Mirari Etxeberria Guerrero (Andoain, 1998) is the founder, artistic director and principal conductor of Pamplona’s Youth Orchestra. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Violin and a Master’s degree in Musical Investigation, and is currently finishing her formal training at the Amsterdam Conservatory. As assistant conductor, she has previously worked with Juanjo Mena, Martin Sieghart and Ryan Bancroft.

Composer: Vanessa Lann
Piece: 9×13 Orange Drummer Beat!
Performed by: NeoFanfare 9×13
Composer: Tan Dun
Piece: Circle with Four Trios, Conductor and Audience (1992)
Performed by: Nieuwe Ensemble
Composer: Beethoven
Piece: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 – “Choral”: 2. Molto vivace
Performed by: Royal Concertgebouw Orkest
Composer: Luciano Berio
Piece: Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra: III. in Ruhig Fließender Bewegung
Performed by: Electric Phoenix and Royal Concertgebouw Orkest    
Photo: Bas de Brouwer

Ika Schwander and Fran Hayes present Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us. With references to the nymph Daphne and the poet Sappho, the work explores the transformation from human to tree and from life to death. It creates an environment where sensory stimuli are rare and the audience has room to breathe. In this space, questions surface that are normally lost. What might drive someone to trade human existence for something else?

Schwander (Luxembourg, 1999) graduated from the Toneelacademie Maastricht in 2023 with her work è vero, è vero, è vero; a co-production with VIA ZUID and Festival Cement. She makes visual performances and prefers to work in border areas where different mediums meet. Her work explores themes including trauma, care, religion, ecology and death.

Hayes (Dorchester, 1999) is a multimedia artist based in London whose practice explores the relationships that form in the spaces between the digital and the physical, Hayes’ practice mixes science-fiction influences with references to current issues such as ecological breakdown and the consequences of capitalism and to everyday occurrences. The works range from 3D modelling and animating to ceramics and writing.

Image in collaboration with Fran Hayes
Rooms schedule for 27 & 28 Jan 2024
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Festival overview

Photos: © Sanne Peper

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buren shoe/farm
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Ika Schwander & Fran Hayes Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us
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Mauricio Limon Flowing Sands Slogans
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Genevieve Murphy Somewhere Someone Is Conducting Right Now
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Merette van Hijfte & Pleuni Veen PAL
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Kinga Jaczewska, with Agnese Forlani & Raphael Malfliet Raw and Tender
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Ika Schwander & Fran Hayes Someone, I tell you, in another time will remember us
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Mauricio Limon Flowing Sands Slogans
Photo: © Sanne Peper
David Maroto Not All of Me Will Die
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Merette van Hijfte & Pleuni Veen PAL
Photo: © Sanne Peper
David Maroto Not All of Me Will Die
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Kinga Jaczewska, with Agnese Forlani & Raphael Malfliet Raw and Tender
Photo: © Sanne Peper
buren shoe/farm
Photo: © Sanne Peper
Genevieve Murphy Somewhere Someone Is Conducting Right Now
Photo: © Sanne Peper

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Partners/thanks to

Partners Rooms:
Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Dansateliers
De Brakke Grond
FASHIONCLASH
VIA ZUID

Courtesy of Gieskes-Strijbis Fonds

Marres receives structural support from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Province of Limburg and the Municipality of Maastricht.

Rooms Performance Festival

In the weekend of September 4 and 5 of 2021, Marres launched performance festival Rooms. Rooms presents new work by young makers and established talents. In the homely chambers of Marres, exiting theatre, dreamy films, intimate dance pieces and extraordinary visual arts alternate. Behind the doors of the rooms, ten makers take you on a two-day expedition to unexplored worlds.

Photo: Ies Kaczmarek

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Boris de Klerk, Kiem (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Megan de Kruijf, Treat thy neighbour as thyself (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Myra Schouten, Ik ben gestolen (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Marthe Koning, GOT 2 4 GET (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Toon Teeken, The Day After (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Keren Levi, There she is (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Marika Meoli & Joost Vrouenraets, In presence of an embracement (Foto: © Sanne Peper)
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Jaap Scheeren & Rik van den Bos, Flipping The Bird (Photo: © Sanne Peper)

Program

Sa: 12.00 & 3 pm / Sun:3 pm (balzaal)

Kiem is a stream of thoughts, trying to catch up with itself in fits and starts.  A failed reflection on scale, context, language and people.

Sa: 1.30 pm / Sun:1.30 & 4.30 pm (balzaal)

In GOT 2 4 GET, Koning tries to not divide herself and the world into one ‘I’ and millions ‘others’. She surrenders. In a ritual incantation with the audience on her side, she defies gravity and sings away thoughts with one goal: to be allowed to dissolve into a greater whole.

Sa: 12.45 & 3.45 pm / Sun:2.15 (schouwkamer)

Treat thy neighbour as thyself is a stream of consciousness exploring the discomfort of speaking your mind. A woman sits on a chair that for some reason has been put onto a platform. She has something to say and she will need to figure out how to do this. She might be addressing someone specifically. Sometimes the stage tries to highlight her words, other times it seems to contradict or even interrupt her.

Sa: 4.15 pm / Sun:12.00 pm (balzaal)

In this personal solo, in which Levi navigates in between dance and storytelling, memory and farewell are the central themes. She brings to life a multi-faceted and almost, but not quite, gossipy portrait of intimacy and distance within a family. She invites you to reflect on your own family history and the farewell of previous generations. The performance challenges you to open up to notions such as impermanence, memory and past.

Sun:12.00 & 3.00 pm (tuinkamer)

Two bodies in a perpetual embracement; skin to skin, bones entangle and muscles interweave each other in one persisting movement. Since the global pandemic outbreak in 2020, our approach to physical contact has changed radically. Embracing each other has become a scarce physical act, solely allowed in private. In presence of an embracement highlights the importance of the simple but vital act of an embracement.

Sa: every 15 minutes between 12.30 – 1.30 & 2.00 – 3.00 & 3.30 – 4.15 / Sun: every 15 minutes between 12.45 – 1.30 & 2.00 – 3.00 & 3.30 – 4.30 (filmkamer)

The photographic story Flipping The Bird takes you to the dunes; the starting point of a quest to make contact with flora and fauna. The film ends in an explosion; a plea to break free from your solid ground and to choose a new direction. Flipping The Bird is a beautiful and compact work of art, in which language and image constantly reinforce each other.

Sa: 2.15 / Sun:12.45 & 3.45 (schouwkamer)

In Ik ben gestolen, Schouten tries to share something about the subject she initially tried to avoid: the unconditional love of a child for his parent. This monologue is a letter to her father. She demands of him, longs for him, loves him and looks back on him. In a sober setting, her words and her presence on the floor, which she uses as an instrument, are central. By telling her personal story she hopes to touch the universal.

Sa: 1.30 & 4.30 pm / Sun: 12 pm (tuinkamer)

Ten of Swords is a slow pace exploration on the transitional moment from life to death. A space, scarcely decorated with sound, tools and creatures, invites you to inhabit and examine a last breath.

Sa + Sun: continuously 12 – 5 pm (voorkamer)

From his son in Lomé in Togo, Teeken (1944) received a photo depicting his son’s wife, mother-in-law, their two children and his family-in-law. The composition of the photo inspired him to create the motif for a painting: the tousled rhythm of their heads and limbs around the cluttered coffee table within the closed shape of the heavy sofa.

Sa: 12.00 & 1.30 & 3.00 & 4.15 pm / Sun: 12.00 & 1.30 & 3.00 & 4.30 pm (tussenkamer)

In these 24 gouaches, Teeken (1944) investigates the chaos and order of his kitchen table. Every day he sees this round table, often things piled on top of it. The visual poetry of circular objects, such as cups, plates and glasses. against other, almost shapeless, items like a transparent plastic bag: the complexity, disorder and at the same time a certain arrangement fascinate him.

Sa: continuously 12.30 – 13.30, 2 – 3 & 3.30 – 4.15 pm / Sun: continuously 12.30 – 1.30, 2 – 3 & 3.30 – 4.30 pm (room 7a)

Wilsons’s film is an inverted dream in which we disappear. She has been spinning around her own axis for too long and the earth, less and less solid, opens up. What happens at the ends of the circle? Wilsons’s work creates an open space for imagination and magic.

Sa + Sun: continuous 1.00 – 16.00 pm (garden)

Listen to stories about art works from all over the world with The Invisible Collection in the beautiful garden of Marres. Afterwards, together with your family and friends, you’ll learn how to imagine these beautiful stories in a workshop.

ROOMS Performance Festival
ROOMS Performance Festival

Museumnacht Maastricht

Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Táctica Sintáctica:
Touching with your eyes, seeing with your hands

All of Maastricht will be under the spell of Museumnacht Maastricht on Friday 14 April 2023. During this extraordinary art night out, you can witness the city transform and the world of art come to life with a once-in-a-night-time programme. Enjoy with one single ticket extraordinary art exhibitions, breathtaking performances, exciting cross-overs, video-art, workshops, tours, live music, and more. It’s almost an art in itself to be able to take it all in.

The exhibition Táctica Sintáctica by artist Diego Bianchi and curator Mariano Mayer subverts museum rules in order to provide a prominent space to the body: Art works are scattered in the rooms, some partly hidden, others can only be viewed when visitors are willing to squat, climb or kneel down. A true playground for visitors with the works of David Hockney, Julia Spínola, Dan Flavin, Dora García, Jimmie Durham and Joachim Koester, and many others. During Museum Night, visitors will be presented with a playful training for the body. The radical question is: what does the body want?

Museumnacht Maastricht

Extended, the youth department of Marres and the Jan van Eyck Academy, takes visitors through their research on body experience, identity and ecology.

Museumnacht Maastricht

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Museumnacht Maastricht
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Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn
Museumnacht Maastricht
Photo: Rob van Hoorn

Rooms 02 Performance Festival

In the weekend of 10 and 11 June, the second edition of ROOMS Performance Festival took place.

In ROOMS young makers and established talents take you on an expedition to unexplored worlds with dazzling dance pieces, mysterious theater, experimental jazz and dreamy films.

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Biographies

Led by Amsterdam-based choreographer and performer Miri Lee (South Korea, 1975), Collectief Imprography is an independent artist platform focusing on advanced levels of impromptu performance forms. Since 2018, Lee has been organizing the Co-Session Series, fostering a close collaborative scheme among its professional dancers and musicians from various artistic backgrounds.

Judith Engelen (Belgium, 1995) makes physical and associative performances in which she combines fast technology with slow literature. In addition, her work always has a strong connection to psychoanalysis and biology. Abel Enklaar (the Netherlands, 1995) is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the intersection of technology, identity and environment through performances and installations. Their work explores the impact of technology on our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Enklaar has presented their work at festivals and venues around the world.

Nina Marte Wilson (1998, the Netherlands) graduated as a performer and visual artist from the Institute of Performing Arts, Maastricht in 2022. During her studies, Wilson started to replace the stage with other landscapes and herself with objects and elements. Starting from a theatrical background she moves towards other media, including film, photography, animation, installation and food. In a playful and inventive way, Wilson creates a ritual in which the spectator is offered the silence and space to become absorbed in the moment. Everything shown, is born out of situations or landscapes she puts herself in. Working intuitively, she grounds, get bogged down, collects and listens, overwhelming and sincere, with the softest touch.

With a signature of rooted groove in combination with well-tempered outbursts, drummer Sun-Mi Hong (South Korea, 1990) has placed herself strongly in the Dutch jazz scene. By approaching the moment in a meditative fashion, Hong achieves the ability to bring something entirely original to the band stand. Known for his distinct trumpet tone, out-of-the-box creativity and diversity of projects, Alistair Payne (Scotland, 1995) is a prominent name amongst the new wave of Dutch jazz.

The work of Arno Schuitemaker (the Netherlands, 1976) arises from existential questions and is an ongoing quest for the mystery of our bodies and ourselves. Hyperphysical and immersive, they receive praise for the depth created at the crossroads of the intimate and the universal. In his performances, sensory experience is prioritized over narrative. Schuitemaker has shown his work at renowned venues and contemporary performing arts festivals in over 25 countries.

Alesya Dobysh (Russia, 1989) and Marina Pravkina (Russia, 1986) met 15 years ago being a part of the Moscow urban dance scene. During that period they mastered footwork oriented club styles, such as House dance and UK Jazz Fusion, self-studied fundamentals of contemporary dance and actively participated in a “battle” dance scene. In developing their choreographic material, they draw inspiration from the abstraction and deconstruction of footwork patterns. To explore their interdependence, performers construct rules and play obscure games, finding new ways to complement each other’s physicality and its limitations.

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Photos: © Sanne Peper

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ROOMS Performance Festival
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Alesya Dobysh & Marina Pravkina (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
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Sun-Mi Hong & Alistair Payne (Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Nina Marte Wilson
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ROOMS Performance Festival
Miri Lee, Collectief Imprography
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ROOMS Performance Festival
Photo: © Sanne Peper
ROOMS Performance Festival
Judith Engelen & Abel Enklaar
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Arno Schuitemaker
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ROOMS Performance Festival
Alesya Dobysh & Marina Pravkina
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Judith Engelen & Abel Enklaar
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Nina Marte Wilson
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ROOMS Performance Festival
Arno Schuitemaker
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Sun-Mi Hong & Alistair Payne
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Miri Lee, Collectief Impography
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)
ROOMS Performance Festival
Alesya Dobysh & Marina Pravkina
(Photo: © Sanne Peper)

Rooms 2024

Please save the date for the third edition of Rooms, scheduled for 27 and 28 January 2024, we hope to see you again then! Keep an eye on our website and social media.

ROOMS Performance Festival
Photo: © Sanne Peper

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