The Knight’s Move: Jasmijn Visser

The Knight’s Move is an initiative by Stroom Den Haag and currently organized in collaboration with The Hague International Center for Civic Hacks, het Nationale Toneel & Babel, Leiden University and LAPS Amsterdam.

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Jasmijn Visser is a Dutch artist who works from a fascination with human organization. Her lecture is an articulation of an underlying awareness that facts, when reorganised into a narrative, will always become fiction.During her lecture, Visser will use material from these projects and her most recent one –Serf Club- to raise questions about the geopolitical side of human organisation: how centres influence distant peripheries, haphazard events ignite conflicts, how conflicts can instigate unexpected forms of migration, how the tradition of cartography shaped our worldview, and how the timeline dictates the way we view history.

A large part of Visser’s practice is long-term on-site research: e.g. she spent a month researching an open coal mine in Siberia, and studying the Atlas Van Loon and related atlases in Museum Van Loon for the project Bachelor’s Delight. She also undertook a three-month expedition to the Falkland Islands as the start of a research project on the Falkland conflict. Jasmijn Visser works and lives in Berlin and Utrecht. She participated in the program at De Ateliers (2011) and studied at the Utrecht School of the Arts (2007).

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 20:00 – 22:00 @Stroom Den Haag, Hogewal 1-9, The Hague. Tickets via Eventbrite or at the door. € 7,50