Projects

A Christmas Pudding for Henry

Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, Jan 1999

Duration: 18.11.1999 - 18.12.1999
Location: Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, the internet, the façade of the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Participants: 72
Visitors: 600
Number of Events: 30

At the invitation of the Henry Moore Foundation External Programmes in Leeds, Van Heeswijk organised the project A Christmas Pudding for Henry (1999). More than thirty artists and members of the public worked together, on a daily basis, on a portrait of all the aspects of the city of Leeds. The basis for the workshops, fieldwork, presentations and discussions were questions into the nature of the cultural infrastructure of Leeds, which cultural relationships were present and how public space is designed and used.

The recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding was the essence of the project. A traditional Christmas pudding takes six weeks to prepare. Just like in the real pudding, different ingredients were used (the artists and artists groups from different backgrounds and disciplines); everyone in the household gave the pudding a stir (all participants gave the project a twist by creating an event); the pudding was simmered in a lot of spirit (critical guests and discussions) and kept in a capsule before being presented on 18 December. The project was displayed on three podiums, none of them inside the Henry Moore Institute itself. The first podium was a work, presentation, and discussion space in Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, open seven days a week. At this location, between six and eight o'clock each day, someone presented his or her vision of the city in a lecture, performance, work, or film screening. A website (www.henry-m.org) was the second podium, providing a daily update in the form of a cultural magazine. The third podium was the façade of the Henry Moore Institute. In their commission brief, the institute stated that the project should form a relationship with the city. Van Heeswijk gave form to this by using the prestigious black marble façade as a blackboard, to bring ideas about Leeds and activities in the city to the surface.

Facade Henry Moore
Facade Henry Moore


Public faculty No. 12

IGA Kienberg Park, Berlin, Germany
2017


Public Faculty No. 11

Sunset park, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2016


Public Faculty No. 10

Stolipinovo, Bulgary
2015


Public Faculty No. 9

Queens, New York
2015


Public Faculty No. 8

Hollywood Boulevard
2014


PARKWERK

Lohberg/Dinslaken
2014


Geregisseerd geluk

Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch
2014


Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2014


Habitorials

Trumpington/Cambridge
2014


Trampelpfade

Werthacker
2014


Afrikaanderwijk Cooperative

Pretoriaan 141, Rotterdam
2013


Freehouse Zuid - Wijkwaardenhuis

Pretorialaan 141, Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam
2013


Public Faculty No. 5

Copenhagen
2012


Public Faculty No. 4

Hayward Gallery London
2012


Glücksspiel

Werthacker
2012

drawing
drawing

The Great Unpacking of Associative Life

Marche des Douves, rue des Douves, Bordeaux
2011

Installation
Installation

Talking Trash

Church Street, Goulburn NSW 2580, Australia
2010


Buitenpost

Veghel
2010

project site
project site

2Up2Down / Homebaked

197-199 Oakfield Road, Liverpool
2010


Public Faculty No. 2

Oleanderplein
2010

still from video shoot
still from video shoot

It runs in the Neighbourhood

Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger
2008


Freehouse Zuid - Radicalizing the Local

Afrikaanderwijk, Rotterdam South
2008


Care-Taker

Amsterdam, Indische Buurt
2007


Fields of (inter)action

NAi, Rotterdam
2007


Shelter-07

Harderwijk
2007


Ariadne

Sint Oedenrode, Helden, Kessel, Maasbree & Meijel
2006

installation in Ram Gallery
installation in Ram Gallery

Amnesia of a Landscape

Pijnacker-Nootdorp, Lansingerland
2006


Face Your World, Museumpark

Museumpark rotterdam
2006


The Blue House

Housing Block 35 Amsterdam, IJburg
2005


In the Field of Players

witte de withstraat Rotterdam
2004


Works, Typologies and Capacities

Neue Geschelshaft Bildende Kunst, Berlin
2004


Some 7

Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2004

Design
Design

De Strip

Westwijk, Vlaardingen
2002


Face Your World

inner city, Columbus, Ohio
2002


A Paper House

Rotterdam (2001), Taipei (2004-2005), Vienna (2005)
2001


Acte de Présence - Sans Valeur

Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
2000


Draw a line

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery,Tokyo
2000

installation
installation

Raising a Ruckus

Kunstlerhaus Am Deich, Bremen
2000

performance
performance

An Sich

Botersloot 40, Rotterdam
2000


Freehouse - West

Rotterdam West
1999

Facade Henry Moore
Facade Henry Moore

A Christmas Pudding for Henry

Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds
1999


Water walker

Alphen aan den Rijn
1998


The Secret City

Middelburg
1997


Beyond ethics & aesthetics

De Unie, Rotterdam
1997


State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam
1996

installation
installation

Break. Dance.

Cleveland Gallery London
1996


Outside Livingroom

Mookhoekplein Overschie
1994


I + the Other. Art and the Human Condition

Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1994


Room with a view

Duende Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Private)

Amsterdam, Rotterdam
1993


Room with a view (Longing)

Rheinische Landklinik Kleef
1993


Room with a view (The Neighbour)

Maritime museum Prins Hendrik Rotterdam
1993


The Office

Heurne - Hemden
1993