On Saturday 5 October 2019 Jaap Blonk is guest-of-honour at Maison Van Doesburg, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine, France. Blonk performs his own musical and poetic works, as well as poems by I.K. Bonset (pseudonym of Theo Van Doesburg). In addition, Rozalie Hirs performs her poems in Dutch, interlaced with Kim Andringa’s reading of her French translations. The event is closed by Daniel Cunin with the lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg, interlaced with a reading of his French translations. The entrance is free. The performance language is Dutch or French (Blonk’s performance includes other, also imaginary, languages). Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to email@example.com is advised.
The event is inspired by the DADA poetry salons of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg – van Moorsel with Kurt Schwitters, among others, in the nineteen-twenties.
Rozalie Hirs – poetry reading [Dutch]
Kim Andringa – reading of her Hirs translations [French]
Jaap Blonk – poetry and music performance [multilingual]
Jaap Blonk – reading of Van Doesburg’s poems [Dutch]
Daniel Cunin – lecture Coups de cœur et coups de foudre selon Theo van Doesburg [French]
Daniel Cunin – reading of his Van Doesburg translations [French]
The event is part of the ‘Open Saturday’ series. 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 Doesburg House, 29 rue Charles-Infroit, Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris), France
Performers: Jaap Blonk, I.K. Bonset/ Theo Van Doesburg, Rozalie Hirs (poets), Kim Andringa, Daniel Cunin (translators)
Open Saturday III at Van Doesburg House, curated and hosted by its artists-in-residence Machiel Spaan and Rozalie Hirs (September – December 2019)