In September 2022 the worlds of Horst and Het HEM merged for the first time during New HHHorizons inside our building. Finding each other in similarities, both in physical, architectural context as in operating in the exciting mixture of visual arts and electronic music, the first edition of New HHHorizons proved a synergetic event that deserved a follow up.
Sharing the artistic conviction that contemporary artistic expressions cannot be captured in frames and that they often develop in overlapping border areas, Het HEM & Horst believe that cultural perception is changing rapidly and boundaries between artistic disciplines are fading. Today's creators are often both visual artists and musicians, performers and designers; they maintain a practice that allows them to move smoothly between different worlds and cultural stages.
In a two-day program in the Brutalist church building of De Thomas during Amsterdam Dance Event, we bring together a new generation of makers who think outside the boundaries of their discipline and experimentally connect electronic music to fashion, dance and visual arts. In a series of articles on The Couch we highlight these makers and explores their practice.
Against the Logic of Efficiency
BUTT Magazine editor Andrew Pasquier explores how Horst Arts and Music Festival has challenged traditional festival organisation by prioritising innovation and creativity.
The Alchemical World of Dooha Ritus
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.
M I M I, SKY H1 and Mika Oki: Nature and the supernatural
Dimension-crossing multisensorial performances at New HHHorizons 2023.