+++A Walking Trip along the Railway Line | Een voetreis langs the treinspoor+++
11 x 17.6 cm
Release date: October 2020
Fonts text: Pirelli Regular, Jung-Lee Type Foundry. Fonts page numbers: Vaguely Specified Objects, a dingbat font assembling Dutch and Belgian railroad signs, Our Polite Society.
For more information: www.jacqueline-schoemaker.nl
Every Day until Antwerp is a literary travel journey about a walking trip from Amsterdam to Antwerp, along the railway line of the old Benelux train that by now has ceased to be. Determined not to go home at the end of a day’s walking but to camp on the land that up till then she had only known as an image seen through the train window, Jacqueline Schoemaker set off, pulling a tent and a sleeping bag in a shopping trolley behind her. She walked in this way from the city where she lives to the city where she grew up.
Against a background of geographical, commercial and political borders (The River Hollands Diep/the fence round a campsite/the national border), the informal, personal use of space of the traveller becomes more and more perceptible: What is it like to traverse the territory of Schiphol Airport on foot? Or to have a wash in the bushes along the motorway? Every Day until Antwerp is an exercise in appropriating (public) space, an exercise which, through discomfort and confrontation, ultimately leads to a sense of autonomy.
Jacqueline Schoemaker is a researcher and writer. Her earlier publications include The Undivided City (2012) and Het failliet van de Javastraat (2017).
+++Nest – space for contemporary art+++
Michiel Niesen | ZetProducties (book design), Soft Turbo (cover design)
15.6 x 22 cm
Date of Release: July 1, 2021
Edited by Manon Braat, Heske ten Cate, JLC Coburn, Eleonoor Jap Sam and Clara Ronsdorf.
Editors Dutch publication: Manon Braat, Heske ten Cate, Lieneke Hulshof and Maurits de Bruijn.
Translations: JLC Coburn, Manon Braat and Urgent Vertalen.
This publication was made possible through the support of BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Den Haag and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
+++Noem me Ismaël+++
+++Doris Denekamp & Geert van Mil+++
14 x 19 cm
Dutch | English
Date of release: June 2015
This publication was made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Fonds, and the Yske-Walther Fonds, the Theodora Niemeijer Fonds, Altrecht-GGZ and Het Vijfde Seizoen.
Geert van Mil & Doris Denekamp form the artist collective Informal Strategies
This publication is published in cooperation with Het Vijfde Seizoen
'Whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball.'- Ishmael in Moby Dick, 1851
In the summer of 2014 artists, Doris Denekamp and Geert van Mil, worked and lived in the artist in residence Het Vijfde Seizoen in Den Dolder. The residency space is an old pavilion on the terrain of the Willem Arntsz Hoeve, a psychiatric institution.
Together with the patients, Denekamp & Van Mil read the epic story of Moby Dick. This novel written by Herman Melville in 1851, tells the story of revenge by Captain Ahab on the white whale Mody Dick and the protagonist Ismael. Inspired by this classic novel, the artists and the patients came up with new stories. These are being processed in a contemporary version of Moby Dick. The title of this new publication is Call me Ishmael, and it will be published by Jap Sam Books spring 2015.
Doris Denekamp (1984) and Geert van Mil (1983), both artists, have been working together under the name informal strategies since 2011. With their work, they investigate the role of stories in society today. Their (video) installations, publications and performances come into being in constantly changing, collaborative exchanges, and often have a direct relationship to the location where the work evolves.
Spring 2015, the publication Call me Ishmael will be presented at Museum het Dolhuys in Haarlem. Later this year the book will also be presented at TENT in Rotterdam.
The book launch will be accompanied by a small exhibition of infra-red photographs that Van Mil & Denekamp made during their residency at Het Vijfde Seizoen.