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Dieuwke Slump & Dennis Gaens

New podcast series by ArtEZ Alumna Dieuwke Slump

Eventually I’d have to disappear: on the traces we leave behind as artists, and how to work with them ethically, philosophically, artistically

news 28 September 2020
The next four weeks we will be bringing you a new podcast mini-series, by an ArtEZ Alumna. Starting from her thesis 'In search of a non coherent narrative. From an oppressive archive towards an anarchive open for all voices, all narratives, all perspectives' Dieuwke Slump created a podcast titled 'Eventually I'd have to disappear. Podcast on the traces we leave behind as artists and how to work with them ethically, philosophically, artistically'.

In every chapter of this podcast, Dieuwke invites a guest to join her and talk about their archive, and how they work with or against it. In the first episode Dieuwke talks to the controversial artist, activist and artistic director of NT Gent Milo Rau about the difference between art and activism; the never-ending project of deconstruction; and theatre plays as traces of a revolution. Also in this episode: 13-years-old learning how deep listening is a physical activity, and the amazing music of Warner Slump.

In the second episode Dieuwke talks to ArtEZ Theatre in Education- graduate Anna Schlooz who is now studying Autonomous Art- Performance in Ghent. In the third episode Dieuwke talks to ArtEZ Theatre in Education- student Fonge Frieling, who is now the artistic director of the non-profit foundation TG Signum. And in the fourth episode Dieuwke goes to Pakhuis de Zwijger to talk to Peggy Bouva and Maartje Duin, who collectively worked on the podcast ‘The plantation of our forefathers’.

Dieuwke sees the chapters as small works of art, which she completes with sounds and voice-overs. She believes that in this time, it is important to take a look at our history and at how we remember it: which stories are told and which are forgotten, because this shapes our present and our future. How can we as artists deal with that in creative and radical ways? What can we contribute to this conversation, by being aware of our own archive and by making artistic interventions to create more space for different voices, narratives, perspectives?