16.06.2018- 26.06.2018. Settlement is a temporary living space, in the middle of a volcanic landscape, perched on top of an old ruin. During the Bienal de Lanzarotte in 2018 writer Arnon Grunberg lived and wrote there for ten days after which the Settlement disappeared again.
The settlement is an attempt to live together without patterns; Schoonderbeek makes it, the writer will then live and work there. In addition to this relationship between man and man, the project also deals with the issue Lanzarote has been dealing with for years: the balance between man and nature. The project builds on the ideas of César Manrique, who played an important role in the Lanzarote that we know today. Manrique searched for opportunities to discover the island in a controlled and consequently, in the long term, free way. There will be no traces of the settlement left behind, but by means of text and imagination the special experience can still be shared.
One-Man-10-Days-Settlement-29°13° is a project by visual artist Marieke Schoonderbeek, in collaboration with artistic researcher and mediator Eva Pel. The project, which can be followed on the website www.burolanzarote.comis part of the Bienal de Lanzarote, which is organised by the CACT (Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo de Lanzarote) and MIAC (Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo). Exceptional permission was granted by the municipality of Teguise and the Nature and Environment Division of Cabildo de Lanzarote.
From the 21st of January until the 11th of February 2018 the exhibition Mirador del Silica took place at Nieuw Dakota as a preview of the project. Not at all in its full glory but as a nudge toward first imagination and inspiration. We were showing and selling objects that were used in the Settlement. The profit got invested into the project. Click here to see the images of the exhibition and click here so see some of the objects.
The writer’s desk was presented until 3 June at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. An intimite and public space. Click here to see images of the space. Under the title Give us the Museum, a group of artists from migrant background engages the museum to work together in the museum space and to enter into a dialogue with museum visitors. Grunberg was working at the desk, which will become part of the settlement, in an adapted form.
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