special event

special event - Sara van der Heide and Moosje Goosen, Art History
7 Oct 2012

image; Sara van der Heide and Moosje Goosen, Art History and Museum of the The Museum of Western Folklore: A Commemorative Speech, SMBA 25 october 2011
image; Sara van der Heide and Moosje Goosen, Art History and Museum of the The Museum of Western Folklore: A Commemorative Speech, SMBA 25 october 2011

PART OF THE EXHIBITION BEYOND IMAGINATION 

Sara van der Heide, Art History, 2011, slide projection
Moosje Goosen, The Museum of Western Folklore, 2011, text
Narrated by Mark Bellamy. Duration: 21mins.
Location: Teijin Auditorium
October 7, 3pm.
Reservations required. Please send an email to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, email address, and telephone number, and the title and date of the event for which you would like to make a reservation.

Sara van der Heide (Busan, South Korea, 1977) (NL) 
Moosje Goosen (Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, 1980) (NL) 

The performance "Art History and the Museum of Western Folkore: A Commemorative Speech" is a collaboration between artist Sara van der Heide and writer Moosje Goosen, comprising two components. "Art History" is a slide projection of red, black and white abstract drawings that evoke visual associations with images of modernism, abstract expressionism, so called ‘primitive art’, applied arts and feminism. The projection is accompanied by a live narration of "The Museum of Western Folklore", a story about remembrance, mnemonic - and memorial devices, such as the (cerebral) memory palace and the (physical) museum. Both works intend to bring the viewer/listener into a meditative state of mind where divisions imposed upon us by history – between distinct domains of culture, between cultures, between various –isms in art – are made to collapse.