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Studio Makkink & Bey invited three artists to realise interventions with which they confront the historical materials from the collecton and the way they are presented in The Netherlands builds in brick.

Leon de Bruijne

Brick factory

Visual artist Leon de Bruijne explores the sense and senselessness of stuff in his kinetic installations, elevating daily routines to hypnotizing rhythms. With a revolving wheel of chutes, his work introduces a construction landscape that visitors encounter in the basement.

Harm Rensink

Sauna site

Spatial designer Harm Rensink develops installations based on wellness and relaxation rituals. As an alternative to ‘taking a break’, he offers a poetic place of repose that is somewhere between a sand carpet and a warm sand bath. During the opening on the 31st of January, the interaction of the public with the Sauna site was filmed, and the resulting film is on display at this exhibiton.

Govert Flint & Rodrigo Alves Azevedo

Shaped. Dialogue Between Motion and Matter

Designer Govert Flint, together with choreographer Rodrigo Alves Azevedo, with whom he came up with the idea, questions the influence of space on movement, and how an environment is shaped when it is created through dance. In the in-situ experiment around a glass circle in the basement, Govert and a team of designers use pre-fabricated material to respond to the movement of a dancer, to build, to move, to build and so on. The dancer searches for new movements, the designer for new forms.

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The Netherlands builds in brick, Surprising finds from the collection #3
Alfred Marks
Studio Makkink & Bey
Leon de Bruijne, Govert Flint and Harm Rensink
Valentijn Goethals & Tomas Lootens
Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut

This project is part of the programme track Landscape and Interior and the folder Surprising finds from the collection.

Drawing on two collections of photographs from the archive, this third instalment in the series Surprising finds from the collection shows that brick remained a favoured construction material, even for experimentation.