Date: June 22nd Time: 18h Free entrance
Hear all Voices is an exhibition developed by Treehouse NDSM in connection to the topic of the Over Het IJ festival held on July 14th to 22nd in NDSM. This year, Over Het Ij is giving a voice to a young generation of makers who question the changes in the city of Amsterdam in relation to the political, ecological and economic crisis. Theatre is a good medium to give voices to artists, but what are the other devices that allow hearing the voices of any citizen? Through this exhibition we would like to question how our democracy supports or does not support the participation of every citizen in it.
For too long our ways of government have remained unchanged despite the weaknesses they have shown in terms of inclusivity, accountability, transparency, environmental-responsibility, and social and climate justice. Exploration and experimentation through art can bring new imaginaries that may serve as a starting point to build better systems. Sometimes the dialogue between inhabitants and local powers can be challenging. Is it possible to make all voices heard? What other ways can we think of to better involve people in political decision-making? Would it be possible to include our senses and intuition instead of only our intellect?
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Ornela Alia, Lies Aris, Olga Butenop, Flock Theatre, Antoni Hidalgo, Leslie Lawrence, Rucha Kulkarni, Jennie E. Park, Marcella Perrusquia, Gina Peyran Tan, Ana Pinho, Jean-Michel Rolland , Judith Segers, Sophia Simensky, Helga van Stralen, Mathias Vico Persson, Irene Bruns, Kirill Zakomoldin & Lova Yu.`
‘Hear all Voices’ exhibition is supported by AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst)
*Poster Illustration by Treehouse NDSM’s artist-in-residence Rachelle Meyer from her project FACES ON THE FERRY.