Silke did quite intense research for one of her upcoming exhibtion projects. She did a lot of studio visits with artists at the DCR and beyond, in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Also she had interesting meetings and talks with various curators in Holland and visited exhibitions and museums related to her focus in contemporary arts.
The DCR is a multi disciplined artist initiative, located near the city centre in the former office building of the electric power plant in The Hague. It offers workspace to 40 artists (members), Nest, Studio Loos, Danslab and Zeebelt theatre company... and we have 3 guest studio's available for applicant artists.
The 'Comparative History' project pursues several trajectories, not necessarily focusing on chronological history of events, but rather highlighting generational specifics in modes of remembrance. In every country a change of scene is occuring in regard to the way younger generation relates to history. Less concerned with forming a concept of history and displaying a seemingly unproblematic integration of the past, this generation explores its conflicts and correspondences while engaging the present moment. Restaging these encounters for the contemporary public, we would like to engage the political dimension and perform 'critical history,' which is making the past useful for the present day.