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Androids Dream

David Blandy   

A temporary screening of a work by British artist David Blandy, the guest on the fourth episode of our collaboration with Future Artefacts FM.

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Directors Commentary: Rabbit 314 by Hsu Che-Yu

Hsu Che-Yu   

Hsu Che-Yu secured the body of a dead rabbit from the animal research facility where his grandmother used to work in her youth. Together with scriptwriter Chen Wan-Yin and a glove puppeteer, they made the rabbit come alive– as imagined by humans.

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Directors Commentary: DEADPAN BUSTED by Aukje Dekker

Aukje Dekker   

For this Director’s Commentary, Aukje Dekker reads the e-mail she wrote to Steve McQueen in 2016, and dives into McQueen's Dead Pan (1997), which in turn is a remake of Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) by Buster Keaton, of which her own DEADPAN is an reenactment.

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POV: Time To Influence Your Targeted Ads

Ginevra Petrozzi   

"Define your 'perfect future' in positive and using the present tense (ex: not ‘I would like to do’, but ‘I do’). Imagine that you have reached your goal overnight: tomorrow morning, how do you realise that the transformation has taken place?"

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Directors Commentary: The guest, the host & the ghost by Lorena Solís Bravo

Lorena Solís Bravo   

‘What are we if not a brief balance between actions that are not specifically human?’ For this Director’s Commentary, Lorena Solís Bravo weaves together biological research, poetry and queer sensibilities of care into a beautiful audio essay.

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interview

Atelier Brenda: Thinking Beyond The Format

Melisa Cenik    Ines Bodlovic   

We explore the minds behind our identity for The Couch, which is made by Belgium-based design studio Atelier Brenda, run and founded by Sophie Keij and Nana Esi. With a growing portfolio and many experiences in the art and music world, they are ready to conquer the world.

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new hhhorizons

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The Alchemical World of Dooha Ritus

Agrî Ibrahim    Angelina Nikolayeva    Aya Zahra   

In anticipation of New HHHorizons, Het HEM’s second collaboration with HORST, Agrî Ibrahim sits down with  Woody92, Armia Yousefi and Arad Inbar ahead of the first instalment of their ever-expanding performance, Dooha Ritus.

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Director’s Commentary tɯ:nar tɯ:n:a:q ihijbit by sata taas

In this special version of tɯ:nar tɯ:n:a:q ihijbit for our Director’s Commentary series, sata taas members speak to, or with, the video, invoking the solidarity between Indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the land, the spirits, animals and plants they share territory with. 

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Sonic Séance

Leendert Sonnevelt   

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.

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Director's Commentary: Morpher by Kévin Bray

In a beautifully timed spoken essay, Kévin dives into the theory behind the ever-shifting landscape he says he will continue developing over his whole life.

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Check-in with... Marcel Fraij

"Het HEM’s layers of history flow into each other, so that it is no longer clear what is past and present." Photographer, artist and teacher Marcel Fraij visited our building and investigated the versatility of the site, questions of memory and remembrance, and the ambiguity of the space itself.

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