[Inviation en Français] You are cordially invited to our next afternoon salon at Van Doesburg House ‘Open Saturday III – Poetry’ on Saturday 5 October 2019 at 16:00 CET. Guest-of-honour Jaap 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. Afterwards we serve a glass of wine.

The entrance is free. The performance language is Dutch or French (Blonk’s performance also includes other, also imaginary, languages). Since the space is limited, advance reservation through an e-mail to m.spaan@m3h.nl is advised. Welcome!

Rozalie Hirs & Machiel Spaan
Maison Van Doesburg
29 Rue Charles Infroit
92190 Meudon Hauts-de-Seine (Paris)

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 16:00-18:00
Poems, performance, and a lecture in Dutch and French, featuring Theo van Doesburg (poems), Jaap Blonk (poems, music, performance), Rozalie Hirs (poems, performance), Kim Andringa (translations, reading), Daniel Cunin (translations, reading, lecture). The event is inspired by the DADA poetry salons of Theo and Nelly van Doesburg – van Moorsel with Kurt Schwitters, among others, in the twenties.

event programme

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