In 2022, researchers Pamela Jordan and Sergio González Cuervo brought their sonic archaeology project Re:Sounding to our site. "Het HEM presents potent questions, questions that wouldn't come up had we not been thinking about the space through sound, through our perception of it and the perception of the building’s original users."
Check-in with… upsammy
We talk to previous artist in resident and PAN label member upsammy for an in-depth interview, accompanied by a downloadable sample pack. "During our project, we focussed on ways of distilling the temporal and material qualities of the terrain and used these methods to make a composition."
Spatial Range: Museum Of No Art
"It’s unbelievable how much sound is to be found in places like this. The music is already there, you just have to pay attention." We look back on the music project of Mona Steinwidder, which was part of our Spatial Range series in 2021.
"I started thinking in an almost choreographic way about music inside this building as it moved from the basement out onto the factory floor and beyond." Couch curator Maia Kenney interviews Orpheu de Jong, Music Curator of Het HEM, in a deep-dive into Het HEM's music programme and its relationship with the building's architecture.
Genius Loci by Brian d'Souza
Genius Loci by sound artist Brian d’Souza is the first artwork commissioned for The Couch.
Curator, stylist and writer Leendert Sonnevelt interviews Brian d’Souza, who has made Genius Loci, the first commissioned artwork for The Couch. Sonnevelt and d’Souza discuss the development of the artwork, and what it reveals about the ‘spirit’ of Het HEM.