New guests!

We have three new guest! Michelle Duncan is a writer and academic from Boston, US. She's been here for two weeks already, working on a book as well as new essays. Feminism, sirens, opera and activism are all linked together in her writings. Bahanur Nasya and Yilmaz Vurucu are a couple-in-residence. Born in Austria and Canada but both from Turkish origin, they have a interesting view on the eastern-western dilemma. At this moment they're making the final edit of their new movie 'The Sea in me, which they made for 'Now Wakes The Sea' in collaboration with Satellietgroup.

 On the 6th of November we'll host an evening in GEMAK with artist-talks, video-screenings and a Turkish meal with our guests, as well as Imre Azem, Gaye Gunay, Maurice Bogeart and Henrik Lund Jorgenson. The focus of the evening is avtism in art. See flyer below.

Prilla's opening in Heden Hier

 Sadly we saw Prilla leave yesterday, after her three month residency i.c.w. Heden Hier. She had her opening on Friday 14th of September and the result of her working period was very nice! She presented her 'Chloroman' project, a project about a man that doens't eat and lives on light and water. She made the whole installation out of paper-cuttings, which looked very nice. When she left she told us she will open a paper-cutting workshop and maybe also an AiR in Bandung, Indonesia. We look very much forward to hear more from her and keep you guys updated!


Photo's with thanks to Rob Knijn, Heden

Open Studios

 Last week we hosted Open Studio's. Our guests Prilla, Abe and Irina and Leigh are all leaving this week, so it was time for a little presentation. They all made their studio into a welcoming place where you could see their inspirations and works-in progress.

Prilla made a little preview for her show in Heden Hier, and welcomed people at her table to talk about her previous works, as well as the work of the guests.

Leigh made a big transformation in her room; she casted the ceiling with silicon rubber and presented the results.

 Abe and Irina made two outfits for the 'special day' and welcomed people with some food and drinks from Belarus and other places. Also you could see their thought-process on their grapic novel as well as a table cloth full with recipies and a collection of video's they shot during other dinners.

We thought it was a very nice evening and we will miss our four guests!

Prilla at work

Prilla Tania has been our guest for almost three months. For her project at Heden Hier she´s exploring great ways of cutout techniques. On the 14th of September her show opens at the Weimarstraat in Den Haag. Check out

Call for Entries| AIR Oct-Nov 2012 | DCR Gueststudios i.c.w. Satellietgroep, The Netherlands

DCR Gueststudios now invites applications from young or mid-career artists, curators, writers, anthropologists or sociologists from all over the world for an artist in residency with our partner Satellietgroep in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Satellietgroep initiates the project 'Now Wakes The Sea' (NWTS) and involves research based air programs for artists/filmmakers in coastal transition areas around the Black Sea and North Sea to develop new works, select existing works and program a traveling filmfestival for screenings on venues, both on the coast of the Black Sea as well as on The North Sea.
First step is the exchange project is the inspiring collaboration with European Cultural Association/Europist (TR), in the context of Sinopale 4, International Sinop Biennial and the celebration of NLTR400 in 2012.

How do we negotiate and make sustainable coastal areas when coastlines are under great pressure due to consumption, tourism, economical and political interests?

Please read more about this project here:

The second step of NWTS programm will be to host two couples of Turkish artists. Bahanur Nasya and Yilmaz Vurucu are a couple with strong relations to both the Western and Turkish world. Bahanur is an architect and Yilmaz a filmmaker. The other couple is Imre Azem (filmmaker of Ekümenopolis) and Gaya who is his partner and producer.
Both couples will be staying in the DCR Gueststudios from approximately 15th of October till 15th of November. We would like to introduce them to a guest with a different background, but who is interested in the program and who has affinity with the subjects treated.
We would like you to work together with these couples to gain a new perspective for both parties. This can be on different levels. For instance if you have a strong connection to the sea, if you research coastal transitions, if you research the 'eastern-western' diversity, if you write about activism in art, if you have seen 'Ecumenopolis' and you would like to work with the maker, if you're an researching curator for an exhibition and so forth..
We like to bundle the outcomes of your co-operation in a couple of events. Satellietgroep hosts an debate with screenings about coastal transitions in Museon. We would like to host a dinner, debate or artist-talk where there is room for discussion about the treated subjects.

Open Studios coming up!

On Wednesday 12th of September at 17.00 our guests in the Gueststudio´s will host an open studio. This will be a small presentation of their work in progress and an opportunity to meet our guest if you haven´t done so already!

Abe and Irina are making a graphic novel out of a lot of material they collected in their ´open feast´ project. Look at for more information. They would really like to come in contact with human rights activists, writers and other artists. As they are making a book, they would also like to have a chat with graphic designers about how to deal with the loads of content they have.

Leigh is making casts of the gueststudio space she lives in. With silicon rubber, a very nice material to take a look at, she captures the structures of the ceiling and floor. Look at this post for more information about her work plan.

Prilla has her final presentation at Heden Hier on the 14th of September and will be showing some of her cut-out works. If you haven't seen any of Prilla's work yet, this is a good introduction to get enthousiastic for her presentation the following Friday. See some other works-in-progress here.

We would really like to welcome you with a beer, and hope to see you at the end of your workday!

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Three new guests!

In the past week we welcomed three new guests in The Hague. They made a description about their projects, so feel free to say hi to them if there's anything in there that has your interest!

Abe and Irina:

“While at DCR, our intention is to combine our 30,000+ photos, 60+ hours of audio and dozens of blog posts and unpublished writings from the US and Belarus into a graphic novel that we hope to publish and tour with in the US and Europe upon completion.

We would love introductions to contemporary artists, writers and human rights activists in The Hague. As this is our first book, anyone who can give us advice on the publication process would also be great to meet. Likewise, we look forward to meeting, collaborating and sharing meals with you and the other artists at DCR.

Our website at contains much more content relating to our current project.
Our goal for this residency is to take these relatively raw materials (along with hours of recorded audio from dozens of events across the United States) and refine them into a graphic novel.”

Leigh Suh:

"I am interested in the concept of transformation. How different elements encounter and react with each other. And my most recent work focusses on the point where the act of repetitive painting creates sculpture, culminating in artistic transformation. Other influencing interests include process art, installation art, Si-fi movies, architecture, and the use of space. The materials I use are also influential in my work. Materials that are easily susceptible to change and manipulation; such as rubber, silicon, latex and paper. The works of Angela de la Cruz, Phillyda Barlow and Gabriel Orozco have stimulated the development of my ideas.
My proposed work at The Hauge will look at the interaction between memory and space. The main project I am thinking of doing is a space casting. During my stay in the residency, I will sleep, eat, create work, talk, think and interact in the studio space. The room will be covered in traces of my existence over my 6 week residency, before I return to my life in London. If I were to cast the entire living and work space and take it back with me, would I have a physical representation of the memories created during this time too? This is what I will attempt to achieve.
That said, I prefer not to make a clear declaration of what I am looking for. I am open to the stories that The Hague will offer, and I will embrace uncertainty. The main reason I decided to go to The Hague was so that I could work in a diff erent environment, listen to different stories, and not know the answer to the question: What could happen next?"

Azadeh's report

Azadeh Fatehrad wrote a brief report about her residency in the Gueststudio's.

Invisible Frame is the title of my recent project that I produced during a month residency in Den Haag, Netherlands. Invisible frame is based on a relation between human and architectural space. This series of work is a combination of single channel video and series of color photography. I was inspired by Le Corbusier and his use of 'window'in contemporary architecture. In Le Corbusier's house for Charles De Beistegui (1936), windows had been used as framing device to frame the view out side the wondow. Although in traditional architecture, windows are used for the entry of light or ventilation.

In my project, Invisible Frame, I started to explore the ways in which we could identify the boundaries of 'outdoor' and 'indoor' by looking trough the 'window'."

The Power Station, Invisible Frame series, C-­‐Type print, Netherlands 2012

White Dance, Invisible Frame series, still images from the video, duration 00:04:34, Netherlands 2012

Prilla's presentation

On Wednesday evening Prilla gave a small presentation in her workspace at Heden Hier.

When the guest arrived in the nice space at the Weimarstraat, Prilla presented mainly her videoworks that she previously made. She explained her focuspoints, the themes she usually works with and some technical qualities about the work.

When the presentation was finished, the guest could enjoy a nice cool drink on this nice summer evening. Thank you Prilla!


Our new guests, Yoshiyuki Koinuma and Prilla Tania have been here for already a couple of weeks. Last Friday we took them and some other interested people on a gallerytour trough The Hague.

We started off with a little presentation of their work. Yoshi was really into collage-making the last couple of months. Monters, mythical stories and nature inspires him. For the collages he collected a lot of old books and has folders full with mostly weird images. The collages are next to a finished product, also studies for the paintings that Yoshi makes. To protect the collages, he finishes it off with epoxy which also gives the canvasses an unique, shiny look.

Prilla is a resident at Heden Hier. She took us to her working space in the Weimarstraat where she's working on a couple of different projects. She wants to interract with the neighbourhood on a Twitter manner, by asking the neigbours for small text-based contributions. Also, she's fascinated by portraing her mythical man that lives of sun, water and wind. Her working space is full with paper, tests and drawings.

After the small talks we went to Badgast, where we met Jannemieke Oostra. She's currently staying in the cosy residency at the sea, and explained us something about the project she's doing in her one month period there. After her 'souvenir' finalexam project, she's now into finding and researching the 'souvenirs' of the sea, namely fossils.

Then we drank a great coffee at the F.A.S.T. surfvillage, before we biked to Stroom to explain to the residents about the institute, and also to see their current exhibition. After Stroom we went to Maurits van de Laar to see some drawings.

We ended the tour in LhGWR, where Robert-Jan explained to us the current exhibition full with experimental photography. After a good look in their nice shop and bookstore, we went back to the DCR to end the week with some drinks.