Since 2014, Casco and FOTODOK have shared a building on Lange Nieuwstraat that overlooks the Abraham Dolehof courtyard. For Chapter 1: This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below, Casco and FOTODOK join forces to reflect and collect stories on the building’s past and histories we inherit.
Chapter 1 opened on 6 March in our location at Lange Nieuwstraat 7 and includes This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below by artist Bart Lunenburg. His multimedia, site-specific works fill the four rooms of our exhibition space. Lunenburg draws attention to the historical details of the building of Lange Nieuwstraat 7, which was once a monastery, a school, and now shared and multi-purpose. From the remaining medieval foundations of the building to the top floor that was removed during the latest reconstruction in the seventies, extensive archival research of and speculative fascination with the architecture are realized through photography, installation, and moving-image works. Additional characters enter the scene to tell stories of this place. Due to the pandemic and lockdown, we moved this program onto an are.na archive. Here you will find installation views and exhibition documentation of Lunenburg’s work, as well as contributions in the forms of characters, scenes, and conversations by many others.