Open Space: Constant Dullaart – Studio Dull

Fri 9 September
→ Sun 27 November

Presented by The Grey Space

Artist Constant Dullaart is our next Open Space resident at The Grey Space. This fall, Dullaart will initiate new work and exchange knowledge around his artistic research into the authorship hidden in protocols, systems, and tools. The residency is open to the public.

Like no other, Constant Dullaart plays with the notion of what a medium is, thereby searching for the human origins within technological phenomena and structures. He perceives and uses the internet as an alternative space for presentation and (mis)representation. With his often political approach, he makes us rethink about what we have become blind to as users and consumers, and deconstructs existing systems in a near activistic way.

From September 9th until November 27th, part of The Grey Space will be transformed into the broadcasting station ‘Studio Dull’. In a world increasingly dictated by data systems, Studio Dull questions to what extent a user can still act independently. Are we caged by technology or set free?

Photo by Alex Heuvink

The hybrid (radio) broadcasts are prepared by an editorial team, consisting of Constant Dullaart himself, the artistic lead of The Grey Space; Marijke Cobbenhagen, and artist Ruby Lee. The editing process will be accessible both online and onsite. The broadcasts will consist of interviews, archival material, and contributions from the audience.

Public Events

During the residency, public events take place on September 9th, October 8th (part of Museumnacht Den Haag), and November 26th. For these events, we invite guests and performers to create live broadcasts.

Constant Dullaart

Constant Dullaart is a Dutch conceptual artist, media artist, internet artist, and curator whose work is deeply connected to the Internet. ithin his practice, he reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies while critically engaging the power structures of mega corporations that dramatically influence our worldview through the internet.

His works were shown in MCA Chicago, Whitechapel Gallery London, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Import Projects Berlin, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, Victoria & Albert Museum London, and MAAT Lisbon. Dullaart has curated exhibitions and lectured at universities and academies throughout Europe.

Open Space

Aiming to act as a catalyst in the artistic practice of contemporary makers, The Grey Space hosts the annual residency Open Space. Open Space is inspired by radical relationism, which can best be explained following the basic principles of particle physics, where in order to study the most fundamental matter of which our universe is composed, things are combined solely to see what unexpected outcomes emerge.

During a three-month working period, a maker is invited to appropriate The Grey Space. Together, they investigate the needs of a proposed project. Conducive to its development, The Grey Space supplies the space, resources, and tools, provides feedback, organizes public events, and opens up its network.  During this working period,  illogical or unexpected connections often emerge with thinkers, makers, organizations, companies, tools, and professionals from other domains, thus influencing the project.

The events allow the public to both experience work in progress and to be involved in the development. In turn, it allows the maker to be inspired by the input of the public as well.

Partners

Open Space – Studio Dull is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the City of The Hague, Stroom Den Haag and the Mondriaan Fund.