Reading Residency

We merken dat er een enorme behoefte is bij kunstenaars (en niet alleen bij hen) aan een plek voor herbronning, bezinning, rust en onbevangen kennisverwerving. Daarom nodigen we in de periode 2019-2020 ieder jaar drie kunstenaars uit voor een Reading Residency van een maand in de Stroom bibliotheek. Het gaat om internationale kunstenaars, wiens werk verwant is aan de inhoud van de bibliotheek. Ook zijn we benieuwd naar een blik van buitenaf, om zo nieuwe inzichten op te doen over de waarde van de bibliotheek als kenniscentrum voor hedendaagse kunst en maatschappij.

ONZE READING RESIDENCY GASTEN

Jules Rochielle Sievert
4 november t/m 30 november 2019
Jules Rochielle Sievert works at the intersection of art and activism. From 2017-2019, Jules was a Creative Placemaking Policy Fellow at Arizona State University through the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. They are also the Creative Director at NuLawLab at Northeastern University School of Law, where they are currently working on a project known as Stable Ground. Stable Ground, is focused on addressing the complex relationship among chronic housing insecurity, its psychologically traumatic impact, and municipal housing policy through participatory community-based art and culture programming. Jules also works In New York as an Artistic Coordinator with More Art's Engaging Artists Fellowship and Residency program.
Their most recent artist residencies have been with the Center for Artistic Activism at Art Action Academy at the Queens Museum, with the Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs and Department of Cultural Affairs in New York, Women With Wings Artists Residency in Boulder, Colorado, and with California State Fullerton's Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. Jules's scholarship has been published in the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, and in Engaging Publics/Public Engagements published by Auckland Art Gallery & Auckland University of Technology.
They have earned awards for their teamwork and collaboration with Nulawlab from the Kresge Foundation, awards from Northeastern University, awards from the Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grant Program, and a Hiil Innovative Idea Award from Innovating Justice at the Hague Institute for the Internationalization of Law. Their work has been in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times.

Jules Rochielle Sievert's Reading Residency plan
During my research residency I will be conducting research, meeting and interviewing with various artists connected to Stroom Den Haag. I am interested in artists and artist collectives at work at the intersection of arts, policy making and activism.
I will  be using some of my time at Stroom to focus on writing an arts curriculum for More Art's Engaging Fellowship Program.  This program  will support and mentor 8-10 emerging artists that have an interest in Socially Engaged Art. My hope is to explore the archives and library at Stroom, I will be looking for texts and materials that can assist me as I develop the Engaging Artists Curriculum and Fellowship Program.
I will also use some of my time here to research and organize for a Boston based project called Stable Ground. Stable Ground is a collaboration among three organizations: Northeastern University School of Law's NuLawLab, which leads the project and has engaged arts-based disciplines since 2013 to imagine and realize new models of legal empowerment; the City of Boston's Office of Housing Stability, which works to prevent displacement and promote housing preservation and stabilization; and Violence Transformed, which fosters creative action to overcome violence and extends trauma-informed training to community-based groups. Collaborations with local artists are central to Stable Ground.
This coming year, through Stable Ground the NuLawLab is engaged with three Artists in Residence (AIR), a Community Storytelling Curator, and expanding its work with local artist, organizer, and educator Anthony Romero. The Stable Ground Artist in Residency program creates an opportunity for visual and performing artists to develop their social-based artistic practice to become engaged in a thoughtful, facilitated dialogue with community members about the personal impact that housing insecurity has on Boston's residents.
At the end of my fellowship my goal is create a Dinner Gathering and Salon that will be focused on learning and celebration through creating a platform for local artists.

Renée Mboya
23 september - 19 oktober 2019
Woensdag 9 oktober, 19:00 uur
A Glossary of Words My Mother Never Taught Me
Renée Mboya geeft een informele presentatie over haar werk en over haar huidige onderzoek. Iedereen is welkom.

Curator, schrijver en filmmaker Renée Mboya (uit Nairobi, Kenia) is onze huidige Reading Resident. Zij doet onderzoek naar de werking van het geheugen en in het bijzonder naar het gebruik van autobiografische elementen in hedendaagse verhalen die worden gebruikt om verkeerde voorstellingen in de (Afrikaanse) geschiedenis te rehabiliteren. Haar huidige project - A Glossary of Words My Mother Never Taught Me -  is er een die één bron onderzoekt, de documentaire Africa Addio (1966). Een gewelddadige en ahistorische bron, maar vreemd genoeg een die de laatste decennia wordt gezien als een manier om over 'Afrika' te leren en te spreken.
Renée Mboya nam deel aan het De Appel Curatorial Program in 2015/2016 en was een van de gastcuratoren tijdens de Stroom Invest Week 2018.
>> Lees meer over haar in het Stroom Invest Interview op Jegens & Tevens (juni 2018).

Katarina Petrovic
17 t/m 28 juni + 8 t/m 20 juli 2019
Volg haar Reading Residency activititeiten online
>> Katarina's Reading log

>> Instagram @stroom_den_haag
>> Katarina op Instagram: @james_blondich

Katarina Petrovic (RS/NL) is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher working at the intersections of art and science. Interested in the issues of translation and interpretation, she investigates the structures and modes of information organization within different symbolical structures like language, mathematics, and code. Focusing on their universality and fluidity, she constructs narratives ambiguous documents in which the facts and poetics stand side by side. Katarina was part of My Practice, My Politics at Stroom Den Haag in 2018.
>> www.katarinapetrovic.net

Text accompanying image on the right:

my Lady
What day will you have mercy
how long will I cry a moaning prayer
I am yours
why do you slay me

[Betty De Shong Meador, Inanna, Lady of the Largest Heart: Poems of the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000), p.134. Quoted from: Amaranth Borsuk, The Book (Cambridge, MIT Press, 2018), p.9.]