Nickel van Duijvenboden - Echolocation (Session)
Sunday 12 June
17:00 - 18:00
Echolocation (Session) is a new work by Nickel van Duijvenboden. Following his micro residency in Kirkenes, Nickel van Duijvenboden will give a performative reading inside a disused communal space belonging to the Kirkenes mine. Van Duijvenboden blends speech with sound recordings and live instruments in a loosely arranged setting, creating a parallel narrative based on a prior visualization of the location and a psycho-geographical exploration of the surroundings. In Van Duijvenboden’s recent work, written exchanges serve as a technique not just to create an intimate discourse, but also, paradoxically perhaps, distance, or a sense of withdrawal. To Van Duijvenboden the written letter has become a means of rhythmic reporting from a situation of constructed ‘remoteness’. It allows a degree of improvisation, which in some cases recalls the act of dérive: an unplanned journey undertaken by a flâneur. The meeting point for the reading is the administration building of Sydvaranger Industrieområde at 17.00.
Nickel van Duijvenboden
The work of Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL) centers on the question how to visually represent a writing practice. The word ‘writing’ here should be understood in its broadest sense, including reading, speech, script, correspondence, translation, reproduction, archiving, broadcasting...