Ondertussen: Tom Tlalim

Walking Through Walls / The New Model City

31 May thru 25 July 2010
Location: Hogewal 1-9

The former reception area of Stroom has been converted into a small exhibition space. On a regular basis there are presentations of artists who have received a subsidy in the categories Stroom PRO- and SPOT-grants. The informal exhibitions and presentations are intended to illustrate the diversity of the Stroom grant system. The program in the space is called Ondertussen (Meanwhile).

From October 2009 thru February 2010 Tom Tlalim participated in the Artist in Residency Program of Virtueel Museum Zuidas. The Zuidas Free Spaces AIR invites artists to stay for a period of five months in the residencies of the Virtual Museum Zuidas in the former Sint Nicolaas Monastery in order to relate to this environment on the spot, with the emphasis on urban design, architecture and/or public space. The residency period culminates in an exhibition and a publication.
website Vrije Ruimten Artists (AIR)

During his residency Tom Tlalim made the video work ‘Walking Through Walls', an accompanying sound work and an essay. On his wanderings through the district during his residency, in which he let himself be led by chance sounds, Tom Tlalim discovered that it is impossible to endlessly roam about in the Zuidas. ‘Everything is straight, the urban design offers no twists or turns or surprises. To an individual, that comes across as fairly aggressive.' Tom Tlalim wants to walk through walls. He uses this subtle dream as a connecting point between his personal excursions, military tactics and financial strategies.
Website Tom Tlalim

The Ondertussen presentation shows the resulting works and  the preliminary image, sound and text materials. For his research project Tom Tlalim received a Stroom PRO-Research subsidy. The project was also made possible by Muziek Centrum Nederland and het NFPK+.

Archive Ondertussen presentations

Tom Tlalim, ‘Walking Through Walls'
photo: Tom Tlalim
Tom Tlalim, ‘Walking Through Walls'
photo: Tom Tlalim