Booklaunch: Desire travels ahead of love.
This is why the launch of the book ‘The Desire of the Medium’ took the shape of a journey through Holland, just one day before Valentine’s day.
Its travel on the 13th of February 2018 took this philosophical publication from the dense ‘sottobosco’ (undergrowth) paintings by Otto Marseus van Schrieck in the Rijksmuseum Twenthe to the famously overexposed painting of Rembrandt's 'Nightwatch' at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. During its railroad journey the book shared its content by means of a series of public lectures and a mid-journey performance along the way. The waypoints on this journey coincided with the four ‘scapes’ in which the Desire of the Medium manifests itself. See the images of this wonderful day in the gallery.
10:00 The journey starts in Enschede where the book will be presented to Arnoud Oddink, director of the Rijksmuseum Twenthe.
11:14 Departure from Enschede Station
- Between Almelo and Deventer short lecture by Marc Boumeester.
12:00 Arrival Deventer Station.
12:05 Autograph session and performance by Simon Wagter at ‘TRANSFER 3II4’ between track 3&4 Deventer Station.
12:48 Departure from Deventer Station
- Between Deventer and Apeldoorn short lecture by Lot Hulshof.
- Between Apeldoorn and Amersfoort short lecture by Ahmet Polat.
- Between Amersfoort and Hilversum short lecture by Sjoerd van Oevelen & Elodie Hiryczuk.
14:00 Arrival Amsterdam Central Station
15:00 After its 'Maiden Voyage' the book will be presented to Taco Dibbits, director of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam.
15:45 Reaction on the book by Helen Westerik at Athenaeum Bookstore, Spui 14, Amsterdam.
16:30 Drinks and sales at ‘De Kring’, Artist-society at Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 7, Amsterdam.