Museumnacht Den Haag

Sat 9 October

The Grey Space participates in Museumnacht Den Haag in which the city’s cultural institutions open their doors during the night. The Grey Space presents try-outs of works by artist-in-residence Karel van Laere and dancer and choreographer Eleni Ploumi (in collaboration with DansBrabant). DJ Nèna will close the evening.


→ Karel van Laere, try out of Reach
starting times 20.00 and 21.00 (ground floor)
→ Eleni Ploumi, try out of Killing Time
starting times 20.30 and 21.30 (basement)
→ Nèna, DJ-set
22.00 – 00.00 (ground floor)


Performance artist Karel van Laere is an artist in residence at The Grey Space. From September until November 2021 he works on his project Reach. Van Laere’s work takes place at the intersection of live performance and visual art. His own body is the starting point in every artistic process. A recurring theme in his work is the antagonism between the human body and technological systems.

The starting point of this three month residency is his fascination with laparoscopic instruments (robotic tools used for surgery). This try out takes the shape of a performance in which the instruments are transformed to human bodies.

In her work Eleni Ploumi is always looking for the dialogue between the body and the space and how that space fuels processes in the body. It is this intense experience that she shares with an audience.

Under the motto Killing Time, Eleni is working on a research project in which she examines physical limitations and how to break through them. Accompanied by her wooden bench, she travels along various cellars and vaults. Together with the audience she dives into a physical, energetic experience.

Eleni Ploumi by William van der Voort

This event is part of Museumnacht Den Haag.

Open Space [reach] is a project by Karel van Laere realized in co-production with The Grey Space in the Middle and Stichting Largo. It is supported by the City of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag, Amarte Fonds, the In Art We Trust Fund (by We Are Public) and Laparoscopyboxx (a brand of Outside the Boxx).

Eleni Ploumi is presented in collaboration with DansBrabant and supported by PLAN Brabant.

The Grey Space is serving food, find the menu and info about reservations here.