MA Artistic Research presents 'In Pending Waters'

First-year students of the Master Artistic Research at the KABK present their works in the group show 'In Pending Waters' at De Helena.

We approach each other in the water as a way to find form, signalling in the languages we are looking for. There are few words to describe how we come together, but the collision of our thoughts, ideas, and intentions might point at some kind of negotiated, changing substance that charges our bodies in the present.

First-year Master Artistic Research students of the KABK work with the rotational conditions of the moment, putting together a show that deals with a feeling of threshold, of waiting or wading. The social and political systems we have inherited surface and resurface, weaving through currents that also lie beneath. We contend with these ghosts, and are carried by their waves.

From shifting water management systems to ingestion of body-like fluids, to stories that waver between the personal and the metaphorical — the ebb and flow of gestures in this show engender complexity of spirit. Time is remapped, and we are called into attention to the multiple encounters behind the materials that we think we know. How do we know? An old song that someone used to listen to, in another generation, sparks an action in the moment when our bodies tell us what to do. History folds into Memory, folds into speculation, fantasy. A minor release as the shifting currents pulls us slowly into other ways of sensing the world.

Participating students

Elisa Cuesta Fernandez
Shardenia Felicia
Xenia Klein
Haevan Lee
Renata Miron Granados
Eva van Ooijen
Clara Pallí Monguilod
Noortje Remmen
Balint Revesz
Emily Stevenhagen
Omid Thorkkheirabadi
Rosa Walbeek


Geo Wyeth & Jay Tan
Collaboration with: Billytown



29 mei 2021 11.00 - 30 mei 2021 19.00


Helen van Doeverenplantsoen 3

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