Zenne Atlas

For the exhibition A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box at Corridor Project Space in Amsterdam, I presented the Zenne Atlas, a collection of photos, sounds and maps I made during my walk along the Zenne.

From 28 May – 24 June 2016 I participated in the exhibition series ‘A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box’ together with Serkan Taycan and Christine Bax at Corridor Project Space in Amsterdam. ‘A Particular Scenario’ was a three-series exhibition in which artists from Turkey and the Netherlands collaborated with a writer. The series focused on storytelling as practice in contemporary art and wandered through a different theme, respectively land, water and wind. The project intended to create a personal, aesthetic and political connection between the cities of Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Installation view:

Christine Bax writes continuous prose that will thread and mesh the three exhibitions together. Her text will illuminate how all of us, the artists but also the visitors are far more interconnected than we initially thought. The text together with the exhibitions’ research materials and pictures will be published after the end of September, when the project comes to a close. This will be published in English and Turkish in the book ‘A Particular Scenario’.

‘Transgression/Transition, an exploration of the Senne and its surroundings’ by Paoletta Holst is an ongoing research project on the Belgian Senne river. In April 2015, the project started with a field research along the Senne by walking the 103 km course of the river. The
decades-long absence of a comprehensive and interregional planning policy, fueled by the ostrich politics of the three Belgian regions, has made the river into a ‘non-place’ or ‘fringe’. The Senne manifests itself as an area of transgression, meandering through city and countryside. At Corridor the project is presented in a new setup, focusing on the river as an archive of information and happenings.

‘Between Two Seas’ by Serkan Taycan is an artistic and activist project – first presented at the 13th Istanbul Biennial in 2013. It is a four-day walking route in the near west of Istanbul, between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea, which allows one to experience the threatening transformation of Istanbul on foot. Over a four-day hike, individuals and groups have been covering 60km of trail since 2013. “Between Two Seas” is both a proposal and an invitation; it is an action that consecrates the rhythm of walking, which opens the soul to perceive the world. This action is perhaps the most auspicious project that will open a passage between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea. In the first exhibition of ‘A Particular Scenario’, Taycan will share part of his archive of the walking route in a new installation and will share his experience during the opening at Corridor Project Space.

A Particular Scenario I, Cat in Box
Serkan Taycan, Paoletta Holst & Christine Bax
Display: 28 May – 24 June 2016, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2 – 6 pm
Opening: 28th May 2016, 6 – 10 pm
Address: Corridor Project Space, Veemkade 574 (Pakhuis Wilhelmina), Amsterdam


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