Coming Up!

In October Slovak photographer Boris Németh wil stay in our recidence. About his project:

This project is based on comparisons, contrasts and similarities. It derives from my observations of my mother land and facts I have learned about the Netherlands, particularly for past several months when preparing my residence there. Studding basic facts about this country, I descovered many stunning similarities as well as complete opposites in ‘how Dutch do it’ and ‘how Slovaks do it’.

Guest studio 1: António Aleixa


The worst nightmare of a storyteller is being taken to a world where he doesn't know the rules on which people behave, act and think. As an european I never thought this would be much of a deal, coming to The Netherlands. But it turns out that it was quite so... The Dutch and the Portuguese are amazingly close in distance when compared to personality and social behavior.

Susan Connolly: HOMELi-OGRAPHY

Got some pictures of Susan Connolly's final presentation (see the earlier posts); text will follow.

Guest studio 3: Petrina Hicks

Hello, I'm staying at the DCR until end of September. Thus far I've been exploring The Hague, I love the semi-industrial location of the DCR! I'm researching a new series of photographic images I will make this year. The concept of this new work might relate to Dutch folklore and fairy tales. I'm also very lucky to be enjoying the wonderful company of Marieke and Antonio and the other DCR artists I've met so far. Late September I will turn my atelier into a little photography studio and begin shooting. So for now, I'm searching for just the right little models, animals, props and wardrobe. I was very happy to discover some amazing vintage children's clothing stores in The Netherlands, plus vintage postcards, children's books and fabric.

Guest studio 2: Marieke Verbiesen

Currently i am doing a residency at de DCR, where i am working on preperations for the installation "Moviestar". This installation will be showed at Het Filmhuis Den Haag in the end of september.

For this installation both old and new techniques will be used to create a real lifesize filmset in which visitors can control events, and will be the main "actors" in a fantasy film.

The installation forms a tribute to the young history of Special Effects, that through the years has evolved in high tempo. The first use of special effects suddenly opened up oppertunities for filmmakes with a low budget to  realise their fantasies and create movies by putting together diffrent filmed scenes, and blend animation with real actor recordings. 

Like the brothers Sid & Marty Kroft, who started their filmstudio from their garage in the late 1970´s, where they used clay, wood and gardenutilities to create filmsets for their series "Land of the Lost". In this series a family travels through a timewarp loophole and gets stuck in a strange world where history and future times meet.  While getting chased by dinosaurs and haunted by aliens they try to find their way back to the world they came from while being in an enegmatic zone where time and location are unknown,  they soon realise they can find 
their way back by discovering the meaning between past, present and future. 

In "Moviestar" visitors get a look in front and behind the scenes in a strange world in which they play a role,  and control events themselves. 

Right now im working on the sound and image for this installation which will use motiontracking to map users movements.

Guest studio 2: Oliver Gardiner

The presentation 'HOMELi-OGRAPHY' in the end of my residency at de DCR parted from the interest in creating inventive strategies for exploring the urban environment. The exploratory approach to art making using a disused Staedion site, which is directly across from the DCR and EON Energy. As I arranged my cameras and rigged the disused space I feel there is an act of comparison from the EON Energy power plant on a 24/7 surveillance program.
Maybe highlighting to the community the value of the land and perhaps showing that traditional barriers between art and audience are broken down. The disused space gives Susan Connolly and myself the opportunity to exhibit work to an entirely new audience taking pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolting them into a new awareness of their urban landscape.