From 1 September until 31 December 2019 composer Rozalie Hirs and architect Machiel Spaan live and work as artists-in-residence at the Van Doesburg House, Paris, France. During their stay the two create Ways of Space (2019), a new interdisciplinary architectural sound art installation. The residency is made possible through grants from Mondriaanfonds and the Netherlands Performing Arts Fund.
The Van Doesburg House was designed by De Stijl artist and architect Theo Van Doesburg for himself and his wife, the pianist, artist, and curator Nelly van Moorsel. It is an inspiring, transformative building with movable inner walls.
During their artist-in-residence at Maison Van Doesburg, Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs have initiated and curated the ‘Open Saturday’ series, consisting of five events across the various disciplines related to the work of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg.
Open Saturday calendar
Open Saturday I – 7 September 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Concert by pianist Keiko Shichijo with works by Eric Satie, Morton Feldman, Tom Johnson, Bunita Marcus, and Rozalie Hirs
Open Saturday II – 21 September 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Architecture exhibition on ‘atelier houses’ and round table with Aart Oxenaar, Wouter Kroeze, and Machiel Spaan
Open Saturday III – 5 October 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Poetry salon around Van Doesburg, with Jaap Blonk, Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin, and Rozalie Hirs
Open Saturday IV – 2 November 2019, 15:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Sound art installations by Fedde ten Berge. Tryout of Ways of Space (2019) by Rozalie Hirs, and Machiel Spaan
Open Saturday V – 7 December 2019, 16:00, Maison Van Doesburg
Portrait event around sound artist, performer, researcher Cathy Van Eck
Location: Van Doesburghuis, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France