In()side / Space for Transformative Arts in Amsterdam is a 9 days long exhibition with daily performances/events. Curator of the exhibition, Branka Zgonjanin, has gathered artists from different disciplines to explore the relationship between art and transformation, art and spirituality, ethics and aesthetics. Current global transformation has many meeting points with artistic processes, and this exhibition highlights the potential for conscious and sustainable employment of transformation in our lives.
Visual art, innovative dance and music, shamanic workshops, journeying through sound art, healing sessions, guided meditations, space for relaxation, meaningful conversations, exciting new perspectives, are just some aspects of the joyful content of the In()side.
The events and gallery viewings are organised in accordance with safety measures. Most of the events are free of charge, except for workshops and private sessions.
Curated by Branka Zgonjanin and co-created by: Anne Ahau, Baldwin van der Helm, Ehud Neuhaus, Yafit Taranto, Maya Neuhaus, Galitta Tassa, Branka Zgonjanin, Cato Fluitsma and Susanna Brenner.
With guests: Maria Mavridou, Arvind Ganga, Irina Vainio, Mazoes Tomas Fris, Sharma Peterson, Ria Higler, Leela May Stokholm, Ana Brumat, Jasna Velickovic, Gert-Jan Prins, Lily Kiara, Ab Baars, Otomettik, Thomas Kwakernaat, Eduardo Rojo, Botanic circus (Arlette van Laar and Nina Boas), Pip Robin and more TBA
IMPORTANT NOTES: Unless specified next to an event, it is not possible to reserve a spot. We have a maximum of people which can be at a certain moment In()side (depends on an event), so we advise people to come a bit earlier to ensure a spot. If you are late and it is full, our host at the door will advise you to wait a moment, because people come in and out, and you might still be able to come in. For the best waiting experience please bring with you your personal set of headphones (we are preparing something delightful).
There is no bar. Please bring your own drinks for yourself or to share. We will be selling affordable soup and chai.
For this exhibition I made an Altar Tryptic capturing the holiness of three plant spirits who are strongly connected to important transformative moments in our collective consciousness.
Susanna's work is multidisciplinary, it involves video, soundscapes, objects, drawings and a lot of threads. In 2004 her love affair with soundscapes started and she has been collecting everything audible since then; besides researching old, known and forgotten rituals, archiving anxieties, building transformation portals, de/constructing halos, actively welcoming and letting go, locating the silent sounds, and getting tangled up in the magical webs of DaemonEaters.
Susanna Brenner started as a goldsmith in Germany before she began studying Time based Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam and Fine Arts at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam.
Cato Fluitsma is an accordion player and singer/songwriter from Amsterdam. She has a broad repertoire and a lot of experience in playing for and with people of all kinds and ages.
For In()side she collaborates with Baldwin van der Helm on creating soundscapes on the spot in which the voices of the audience will be blended in, expressing their dreams for a positive future.
I draw as a way of digesting and processing my own personal experiences.
I photograph as a reflection on reality and perception.
I have always considered myself to be an artist. Creating with what ever is possible when ever it is possible to create. I mainly use paintings and photography to express myself. The last couple of years I was working on my biggest creations up until now. I became a mother. This has changed my point of view on life and art as I knew them.
Let's meet in()side.
In our secret garden where
I am an imagecatcher
in your eye.
And you are more than my guest.
Let's meet inside a mythical image.
Where you are a hero
and I am your
yellow brick road.
Galitta creates transformative and sensory Performances that are composed of stories, songs, music, monuments, and ceremonies. She is a performing shaman, sound healer, and storyteller.
Galitta's tribal heritage, prolific artistic range, and entrepreneurial drive led her to produce events, performances, and initiatives to inspire people to empower themselves using her Four Voices™ method. Galitta led hundreds of events and workshops in Europe, inspiring countless numbers of people to find their voice and live a better life.
With roots in architecture and interior design and after a 15-year break in which he mainly made watercolors, Baldwin is creating space again on canvas using acryl and oil colors.
With Eco and "taming the ego" in mind, he is transforming old paintings by partially painting over them to create a new ambiguous image, with a special interest in stacked patterns and their interference, leading to contemplation of energy and the fleeting nature of shape.
Branka Zgonjanin is an innovative and visionary artist, performer and choreographer based in Amsterdam. She holds MA in Choreography (Theatreschool Amsterdam) and MA in Anthropology (Belgrade University). Branka's performative works are focused on the direct relationship between the body and the multiverse, whereas the bodily organisation during a performance becomes a referential system for journeying into endless realities which human existence entails.
Currently Branka explores the relationship between performance and ritual, improvisation and shamanism, teaches the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants, and through curation of the In()side hopes to contribute to building a different kind of artistic, political and economic infrastructure in Amsterdam.
Photo credits: Roman Zotter (scene from performance CANDY)