Projects

State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam, Jan 1996

Duration: 07.01.1996 - 04.02.1996
Location: Villa Alckmaer (Rotterdam Centre for Visual Arts),Rotterdam
Participants: 46
Visitors: 400
Number of Events: 12

State of Mind (1996) consisted of four weeks and four weekends during which friendship and artists' work came together in the exhibition space of the Villa Alckmaer centre for visual arts in Rotterdam. Van Heeswijk examined and exposed her way of thinking and working over the preceding several years by showing hospitality to all the people that were important to her - people she worked with, whose visual work or writings had been considerably eye-opening for her, or those who had challenged her in discussions and sometimes heated debates. This villa - with its special atmosphere and its location in the city - ought to be a place to live in rather than a place to make exhibitions. The rooms called for life, for people to talk and exchange thoughts. Moreover, she thought it was a pity that the visual arts centre often only concentrated on exhibiting objects and not on the working and thinking processes in visual art. To her, artists are not islands, and their images are seldom products of an isolated imagination. Works often originate in conversations, quarrels, in response to criticism and fascinations, chance meetings and collaboration. Many of her own works and projects come into being within the context of these kinds of influences.

To house State of Mind, Van Heeswijk restored the house's original functions -- obliterated by the visual arts centre, turning the house into a white cube - and divided it into three parts: private, public and semi-public. She moved all her belongings into the villa to live there for the duration of the exhibition, replacing the normal gallery furniture, office stuff and so on. This also meant closing the exhibition space to the public on weekdays, as well as the second floor, which became her sleeping and working space. In the basement, near the villa's entrance, the kitchen was reinstalled; next to it a dinner-room was created, which also functioned as a documentation/information room, allowing the public to sit down, have a cup of tea and look through additional documentation, videotapes and music CDs by the project's participants. On the first floor of the villa a nineteenth-century-styled salon was reserved for discussions, concerts, performances, and so on. On weekends the villa was open to the public, and the friendships and alliances among the guests and their work were exhibited through presentations, lectures and dinners.


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Public Faculty No. 11

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Public Faculty No. 10

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Public Faculty No. 9

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Public Faculty No. 8

Hollywood Boulevard
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Geregisseerd geluk

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Philadelphia Assembled

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2014


Habitorials

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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

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2011

Installation
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Talking Trash

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Buitenpost

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2010

project site
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2Up2Down / Homebaked

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Public Faculty No. 2

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2010

still from video shoot
still from video shoot

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Freehouse Zuid - Radicalizing the Local

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2008


Care-Taker

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2007


Fields of (inter)action

NAi, Rotterdam
2007


Shelter-07

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2007


Ariadne

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2006

installation in Ram Gallery
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Amnesia of a Landscape

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2006


Face Your World, Museumpark

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The Blue House

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2005


In the Field of Players

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2004


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2004


Some 7

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2004

Design
Design

De Strip

Westwijk, Vlaardingen
2002


Face Your World

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2002


A Paper House

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Acte de Présence - Sans Valeur

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2000


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installation
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Raising a Ruckus

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performance
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An Sich

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Freehouse - West

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Facade Henry Moore
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A Christmas Pudding for Henry

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Water walker

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The Secret City

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Beyond ethics & aesthetics

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State of Mind

Villa Alckmaer Rotterdam
1996

installation
installation

Break. Dance.

Cleveland Gallery London
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Outside Livingroom

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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
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Room with a view (Longing)

Rheinische Landklinik Kleef
1993


Room with a view (The Neighbour)

Maritime museum Prins Hendrik Rotterdam
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The Office

Heurne - Hemden
1993