Christian Nyampeta 'How To Live Together, Radius'
installation and live stream radio
5 April - 25 May 2014
Location: lobby Stroom, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Monday to Friday, 11-17 hrs; Saturday and Sunday, 12-17 hrs
Listen to archive of the broadcasts on:
Opening Friday 4 April at 5 pm: live stream Friday session, with conversations and a musical performance by De Pasjenten (The Patients). Photo album of the opening: click here
Live stream Friday sessions at Stroom (Hogewal 1-9), Friday April 11, April 18 with Nyampeta and guests, and elsewhere on Friday April 25, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23, 6-9 pm + extra live session at Stroom on May 18 >> program: click here
Part of See You in The Hague
Special website: www.seeyouinthehague.nl
The artist Christian Nyampeta first arrived in The Netherlands in 1999 as a solitary 16-year-old from Rwanda. Nyampeta graduated as an industrial designer, but has since become a visual artist whose work investigates the lemmas in Roland Barthes' 1977 lecture 'Comment vivre ensemble' (How to live together).
Christian Nyampeta will use Stroom as a base to address urgent themes like reconciliation and forgiveness in the light of genocide, social and cultural conflict, language and translation, sociability and loneliness. His personal background and history, his drive, commitment and artistic vision will push these themes beyond the bounds of theory, and make them both physical and tactile. The focus will not solely be on reconciliation in Rwanda, but will also extend to a discussion of how to live together with people from other cultures in The Netherlands.
In How To Live Together, Radius Nyampeta poses the question if we can imagine a way of living together that leaves room for change and growth, while remaining engaged and related? At Stroom, for example, he will host a radio show where he will talk with students, artists, architects, philosophers and inhabitants of The Hague about themes like peace, forgiveness and co-habitation.
Nyampeta will give several workshops to make musical instruments, the results of which later will be used by the visitors of Stroom; this is another form of exchange that enables both solo and group performances. Nyampeta sees making music together as a prototype for living together, with instruments that can facilitate a commitment beyond language.
How to Live Together, Radius is realised in collaboration with ProDemos, KABK, ISS, De Pasjenten and many others.
NRC Handelsblad, 15 April 2014 (in Dutch)
- 04 Apr '14 - 25 May '14
- Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague