Ondertussen: Anna Moreno

The Drowned Giant

13 January - 4 March 2018
Location: Hogewal 1-9, The Hague
Open: Monday - Friday: 11-17 hrs; Saturday and Sunday: 12-17 hrs

Saturday 20 January 2018, 16:00 hrs
Public presentation and lecture
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A public talk and presentation by Anna Moreno followed by a sound intervention by the artist and musician Sergi Botella, who edited and mixed the record.

In Ondertussen, The Hague based artist Anna Moreno presents parts of her recent project The Drowned Giant. The starting point was a happening from 1970 that was organized in Moratalaz in Madrid, Spain to promote the utopian housing project ‘The City in Space' by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. That unofficial event was never documented and ultimately the housing project was never built. In June 2017 Anna Moreno reenacted the happening in the same place as the original, and documented both the event and the research process through sound.

These recordings have been released on a limited edition LP, which is now on show in the Ondertussen space, containing the testimonies of the architects, musicians and direct witnesses involved in the 1970 event. The edition also includes a booklet with fictional stories written by the architects Paula Currás & Havi Navarro, the curator María Montero, the blues expert Ramón del Solo and Anna Moreno herself.

The Drowned Giant also included an exhibition at the Sala de Arte Joven in Madrid, and a residency at ‘Artistas en Residencia', a program by La Casa Encendida and Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) in Madrid.

In 2017 Anna Moreno received a PRO Kunstprojecten subsidy for The Drowned Giant.


The Ondertussen space links Stroom's exhibition program to its enabling policy for artists. This policy aims to strengthen and improve the visibility of The Hague's artistic climate. Presentations in Ondertussen are usually the result of subsidies provided by Stroom, but can also show the results of mediation by Stroom or of other stimulating activities. The presentations are intended to illustrate the diversity of the grant applications and the positive effect of our enabling policy for artists. The presentations can vary from (interim) reports of (research) projects and residencies to network presentations. The Ondertussen presentation is the responsibility of the applicant.

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Anna Moreno 'The Drowned Giant'
photo: courtesy the artist
Anna Moreno 'The Drowned Giant'
photo: courtesy the artist
Anna Moreno 'The Drowned Giant'
photo: courtesy the artist