Reverse Hydro-flows draws its content from a perspective upon hydrocommonality and focus on the conceptualisation and development of a space installation as physical structure to host several encounters. The installation functions as an ecotone and as a space for facilitation of embodied practices and critical thinking, open to forms of knowledge that can drip, leak or spill from the non-western practices. A more liquid and inclusive space, aligned
Reverse Hydro-flows draws its content from a perspective upon hydrocommonality and focus on the conceptualisation and development of a space installation as physical structure to host several encounters. The installation functions as an ecotone and as a space for facilitation of embodied practices and critical thinking, open to forms of knowledge that can drip, leak or spill from the non-western practices. A more liquid and inclusive space, aligned with a softening queer ethics, in search for an eco-deviant and yet-to-come utopia. These encounters will engage the Aruban community, activating flows of alterity beyond the binary and stimulating waves of reparation.
The concepts of Reverse Hydro-flows revolve around notion of liquidity and how does water shape new ecologies of living. Ateliers’ 89 and Aruba are a perfect context for such research. The omnipresence of sea water surrounding the island offers a perfect frame for Reverse Hydro-flows. More over, the socially engaged practice of our artistic collective was a big motivation for this invitation. Ateliers’ 89 program is deeply implemented for the surrounding population and to create a connection between the local population and international design and art. In addition to the encounter program, the final material production of Reverse Hydro-flows will take place in Ateliers’ 89 exhibition space in April 2020.
As artistic living assemblage, we facilitate supportive structures to one another, daily.
Based on this experience, our artistic practice aligned with a queer ethics becomes life and life dissolves into practice and, therefore, our individual body of work informs our collective practice. With this exchange, we build a fluid yet supportive framework for our projects. A wobbly supportive system that allows different outcomes and that facilitates new perspectives and ways of doing, beyond our personal boundaries and fascinations.
Collectively, we research alternative structures based on our living, loving and working reality. By sharing each practice in fluid horizontal flows, we bridge critical thinking, developing socially engaged works exploring performance, interactive installation, immersive soundscapes, choreographed objects and non-traditional forms of art making.
The facilitation of interaction with the audience, allows a collective creation of a liquid temporality and a queer micro-community.
We focus in promoting visibility to different compositions of bodies, both in life and art. It is fundamental to use our agency as queer bodies to facilitate radical resistance - decolonized, horizontal, liquid, critical and destabilising the fixity of knowledge.
There is urgency in facilitating speculative approaches towards an optimist queer utopia, to allow new structures for ecologies of alterity to thrive.
By thinking with liquidity we rethink our bodies as wet matter and therefore with much more in common with other nonhuman bodies that what humankind wants to admit.
Our hydrocommonality with otherness and darkness should facilitate our understanding of our surroundings and ecosystems.
We are launching this crowdfunding to raise necessary funds for the production of Reverse Hydro-Flows, in Aruba. Your donations will help us to partly cover travel expenses in and out of the island as well as on the island. Your support will also cover extra production cost such as material expenses or tool rentals.
For each donation, we will personally create unique rewards. This is a perfect occasion for us to share with you fragments from our final exhibition Reverse Hydro-Flows.
Your name will be mention during the public presentation at Ateliers' 89. The collective will continue this project and present it in NEVERNEVERLAND (Amsterdam), November 2020. Your name will also be mentioned during this event.
The Ateliers ’89 Foundation is located in the heart of Oranjestad. The complex consists of a number of classrooms, studios and apartments, surrounded by a large garden. Established, foreign and local artists teach at the studios and exhibit since 2006 in the exhibition space of the foundation. Ateliers’89 has been actively involved in organizing workshops for young people and adults.
The foundation organizes workshops on site in villages for disadvantaged children, who cannot come to Ateliers’89 to attend workshops, meetings between the island’s people and international curators and writers, which created a huge inspirational exchange.
VAV Rietveld Academie18-02-2020 09:49
Ik ben ern fan van het Driewielercollectief en geloof in hun projecten en ze zijn bij ons bij Ateliers’89 in residency!
Een donateur12-02-2020 11:24
Good luck! Hope you make it to 100% <3 very talented and sweet collective with great projects!
Lovin leaky stuff... and de Driewielers of course!