Wed, Mar 23 — Sat, Mar 26, 2022OCEANIC IMAGINARIES

Oceanic Imaginaries Conference Day Programmes

Conference website:

March 23
Stefanie Hessler, Undercurrents. A Journey across Water, Soil, Bodies, Spirits, Technologies, and Time

Rein Wolfs, Ben Zegers, Welcome

Wet, Olivier Arts, Jill van Grinsven, Jakke Jalink & Lova Yu 鱼立尧, Ines Vivier – Image and Language & Fashion, lif(v)e performance, Rietveld Uncut opening performance

Jorinde Seijdel, Welcome conference

Stefanie Hessler, Introduction

12:00 –13.00
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Bodies Drawn in and by Water
Lecture + Q&A

Lunch Break

Julien Creuzet, mon corps carcasse…
animated video, 2019, introduced by Stefanie Hessler

Elizabeth DeLoughrey and Stefanie Hessler in conversation with audience participation

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Self Portrait as Hurricane: Audre Lorde and Impermanence, online lecture + Q&A

Tea Break

Josèfa Ntjam with Hugo Mir-Valette, Watery Thoughts, performance, 2021

March 24
Natasha Ginwala & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung with Michelangelo Corsaro, Invocation #2: Markings and Moorings: Indigo Waves and Other Stories

Jorinde Seijdel, Welcome

Natasha Ginwala & Michelangelo Corsaro, Introduction part 1

11:30 - 12:00
Yvonne Adihambo Owuor, The Dragonfly’s Sea, talk/presentation

12:00 - 12:30
Clara Sukyoung Jo, Disease Dispersion and Invasion via Historical IOW Maritime Routes
lecture performance

12:30 - 13:00
Brook Andrew, artist talk
13:00 - 13:15
Panel conversation

13:15 - 14:00
Lunch Break

Natasha Ginwala & Michelangelo Corsaro, Introduction part 2

14:15 - 14:45
Francesca Savoldi, People, ports and power. A global geography of community struggle, online talk

Zahra Malkani / Syma Tariq, Samandari ehsaasat; a Thousand Channels, listening session

15:15 - 15:45
Köken Ergun, China’s Maritime Silk Road, talk

15:45 - 16:15
Panel conversation

16:15 - 16:30
Tea break

16:30 - 17:00
Yasmine Attoumane, Fonn kèr si la mèr, performance

March 25
Erika Balsom, Fluid Labours

Jorinde Seijdel, Welcome

Erika Balsom, Introduction

11:15 - 11:20
Louis Lumiere, Barque sortant du port / Boat Leaving the Harbour (1895, France, 1min)

11:20 - 12:00
Rebecca Meyers, blue mantle, video intro. + screening

12:00 - 12:30
Francisco Rodriguez, Una luna de hierro, video intro. + screening

12:30 - 13:00
Hira Nabi, All that Perishes at the Edge of Land, screening + dialogue Hira Nabi with Erika Balsom
Lunch break

14:00 - 14:30
Ricardo Matos Cabo, Introduction The Shiranui Sea

Noriaki Tsuchimoto, The Shiranui Sea, 1975, Japan, screening, 2h30

March 26
Charl Landvreugd, Imagining Liquification

Jorinde Seijdel, Welcome

Charl Landvreugd, Introduction

Charl Landvreugd, The Utopia of the Normal Space, (re)performance
Tea Break

Tarek Lakhrissi, MISS ME?, performance

Joy Mariama Smith, dis/solution (dis solution), performance


Entrance for students and staff from Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut is free. All students and staff are welcome. Interested people from outside the Rietveld are also welcome.

Guests from outside the Rietveld are welcome to purchase a day ticket directly at the Stedelijk Museum counters during the conference (limited seats available) Price: € 3,- (+ museum entrance fee) / € 3,- (+ Museumkaart) Guests can access the Rietveld Uncut exhibition with the regular entrance fee or with their Museumkaart.

Online reservations also possible:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Attendees are kindly advised to arrive at the beginning of each days conference or during breaks so as to secure a comfortable seat and not disturb the presentations.

The project website with more information about the programme and the guests will be launched soon!