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re-projecting (Utrecht) ,

Ricardo Basbaum,

Project 17 Apr 2008-25 May 2008

Events 17 – 26 April 
Exhibition opening 26 April, 15.00 at Casco 
A drawing of an abstract shape was applied to the map of Utrecht determining nine locations for collaborative projects. In each location events will be conducted by invited artists, artists’ groups, people from the local communities, thinkers, philosophers, curators, writers, etc, which take a variety of formats and durations, in many cases responding to the specificities of the location.  
Events will be realized almost every day, over ten days in April. These include Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum’s ‘Overvecht Zombiewalk’, Steve Rushton’s radio play, ‘The Germ,’ a conversation with Simon Sheikh and Renger de Bruin about the public sphere in a private home, Mieke Van de Voort’s game ‘generale staten’ about the spreading of a virus, and Ricardo Basbaum’s ‘Me & You, choreographies, games and exercises.’  
The events are linked through conceptual threads that Ricardo Basbaum has been using in his work over the last few years, such as notions of transformation, subliminal contact, the organic line, contact zones, microperception, repetition and the politics of the subject.  
A number of the events are open for participation, please see the schedule below for details. 
Programme of events: 
Event 1: ‘Word Play’ 
Casper Fioole, Bart Bleijerveld, Gijs ter Haar 
Thursday 17 April, 16.00-18.00 
Location: Bankaplein playground, Lombok, Utrecht 
Word play with slam poets 
In collaboration with Expodium and students from DAI and MaHKU 
(who join in the collaboration program Armenia Dreaming) 
Event 2: ‘generale staten’ 
Mieke Van de Voort 
Friday, 18 April, 14.00 – 16.00 
Location: Former Opel Showroom, Admiraal Helfrichlaan 6-8, Jaarbeurs, Utrecht 
A participatory game that imagines the spread of a virulent pandemic 
RSVP to participate* 
Event 3: Overvecht Zombiewalk 
Klaas van Gorkum, Iratxe Jaio 
Saturday, 19 April, 14.00 
Location: Starts at Buurthuis Transit, Moldaudreef, Overvecht, Utrecht  
Zombies will spread from the Buurthuis Transit to the area of the Overvecht shopping centre. This project is part of a residency that the artists are doing as part of 'In Overvecht'. More info:  
RSVP to participate* 
Event 4: ‘Me & You, choreographies, games and exercises’ 
Ricardo Basbaum, Cristiane de Morais Smith Lehner, Mario Campanella 
Sunday, 20 April, 15.00 – 18.00 
Location: Giraffedreef, Overvecht, Utrecht 
A series of participatory games and choreographies that play with the personal pronouns ‘me’ and ‘you’ that are worn on t-shirts of the participants. Accompanied by talks on diagrams and theorethical physics by Cristiane de Morais Smith Lehner, and the movements of people in public spaces by Mario Campanella  
Event 5: ‘Would you like to participate in an artistic experience?’ 
Marian Tang 
Location: Volkstuinen Ons Buiten, Voordorp, Utrecht 
A painted steel object from Ricardo Basbaum’s project ‘NBP’ is hosted at a community garden by Marian Tang, who will document how it is used over the duration of the project 
Event 6: ‘The Germ’ 
Steve Rushton 
Tuesday, 22 April, 20.00 
Location: Pasteurstraat, Utrecht city centre 
A live radio broadcast of Steve Rushton’s radio play, ‘The Germ’, which imagines the meeting of the ghosts of Louis Pasteur and Henriette Roland Holst, who two streets on this site are named after  
Event 7: 'Public and Private Spheres' 
Mariëtte Eijdems, Simon Sheikh, Renger de Bruin 
Wednesday, 23 April, 20.00 
Location: Keukenstraat, Utrecht city centre 
A discussion about the public sphere with writer/curator Simon Sheikh and historian Renger de Bruin held in the home of Mariëtte Eijdems 
Live streamed on: 
Event 8: Exhibition opening and discussion 
Saturday 26 April, 15.00 
Location: Nieuwekade 213-215, Utrecht city centre 
A discussion amongst participants of the project 
Event 9: Samba and BBQ 
Saturday 26 April, 18.00-21.00 
Sportpark Vechtzoom, Rio de Janeirodreef, Overvecht, Utrecht 
At the sport park on Rio de Janeirodreef a typical Rio de Janeiro atmosphere will be created with a samba music and BBQ  
Please RSVP for BBQ* 
*To find out about participating in any of the above-mentioned events please contact Magali 
This project has been realized in the framework of Utrecht Consortium, and has been generously supported by sia-raak, Gemeente Utrecht, Mondriaan Stichting and KF Hein Fond, and support in kind from BAK, Utrecht 
Special thanks to all of the project participants and the following people to their help in the research, development and production of this project: Sybren Renema, Jakob van Stolk, Leonie Hangoor, Vanessa Tuitel, Nina Bosch 
For more information about Ricardo Basbaum's ongoing project 'would you like to participate in an artistic experience?' see


17 Apr 2008-25 May 2008

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