Envision this is part XXXVII of an ensemble that is no longer necessarily ceremonial

04 Oct 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
For a period of five weeks Dürst Britt & Mayhew is proud to host Networked Collective.

Networked Collective is a non-permanent group of about twenty five artists, actors, theoreticians and performers that collectively produce works, films and plays.

The main protagonist of this show is a printing press on which all the works will be produced. Every work will have multiple ‘authors’. These works have a pluriform potential; they can function autonomously, but they may also be transformed into garments, and from time to time they will be activated by performers.

The collective has been initiated by Bas van den Hurk and Jochem van Laarhoven and has been active in various places. This is the first time however that they work within the context of a ‘commercial gallery’. During this project the space of the gallery can be seen as a studio to work and experiment in, as an assembly line, as a stage for performance, a ‘zone of sentience’, a sewing workshop, an educational space, a white cube, or a hang-out.

Visitors can see the collective ‘at work’ during opening hours in the main space of the gallery. In the Frontspace there will be a continuously changing presentation of the works produced. The selection of these works will not only be made by the gallerists, but also by guest curators.

Stemming from self-organized structures Networked Collective creates a rhizomatic rampant growth in which potentialities and impotentialities – notions that come from Giorgio Agamben – both play a role.

Matea Bakula, Rob van Kranenburg, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Sofie Hollander, Felix Kindermann, Samieh Shahcheraghi, Marijn van Kreij, Piet Dirkx, Xuan Hu, Sanne Jansen, Marisa Goedhart, Liza Wolters, Arash Fakhim, Mike Suijkerbuijk, Benjamin Schoones, Alexander Mayhew, Jaring Dürst Britt, Chrys Amaya Michailidis, Isabel Cordeiro, Jamie Kane, Bo Stokkermans, Loran van de Wier, Mathilde Nobel, Lotte Driessen, Gijsje Heemskerk, Daniele Formica, Urs Moore, Fatemeh Heidari, Fatima Beker, Berendine Venemans, Andela Vidic, Katerina Sidorova and others.

Guest curators
Zeynep Kubat, Xuan Hu, Alicia Kremser and others.

Guest writer
Jeroen van der Hulst

Special Programme on Sundays
Sunday 17 October: Jam session with Mathilde Nobel, Benjamin Schoones, Samieh Shahcheraghi, Lotte Driessen, Bo Stokkermans, Jochem van Laarhoven, Bas van den Hurk and others.

Sunday 31 October: Dinner performed by Loran van de Wier and others.

Sunday 14 November: text reading with Alexander Mayhew, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Lotte Driessen, Chrys Amaya Michailidis and others.

NB: these activities will take place during the whole day. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for more information. During normal opening hours you are also welcome to visit the gallery.