We taught two semesters at the Master of Fine Arts spatial practice program at the HKU. It was the year Corona came in our lives, and we took our courses online. What ‘walking as an artistic practice’ in a virtual surroundings meant for us, we try touching on in this text.
Our Nightwalker sessions in Werkspoorkwartier Utrecht transformed into Remote Walking Sessions.
Bart and Friso curated the Together.Differently. exhibition in Helsinki, Nikos offered a pic nic and Nightwalk in Prague, we all together taught a seminar “Soft data” at the Master of Fine Arts department at HKU, organised a series of Nightwalks in our home-city of Utrecht, helped our friends of Rotsoordbrug with a scenario for a live screening and started a tradition of hosting a Day of Architecture radioshow on stranded.fm.
We kept on Nightwalking the Werkspoor area in Utrecht, Bart and Nikos taught a seminar at the Master of Fine Arts department at HKU, and Friso contributed an installation and soundpiece to Ternifestival.
All year long we Nightwalked Werkspoor, spring took us to Budapest for Mission Possible, Bart and Nikos presented the workshop Unmaking: Subverting the every-day at Unidee, we launched our Unmaking, or how to rethink urban narratives bookazine [see publications] and in autumn Friso enjoyed an artist in residency at Ternifestival.
was the year of our metaphorical themepark Unmaking the Netherlands, based on three thematic pillars; Play, Walking culture and Urban cannibalism. It consisted of an exhibition, a series of events, hosting residencies, and the dedicated website unmakingthenetherlands.nl. On the Day of Architecture we premiered the Werkspoor Koren Opera.
Bart and Nikos presented the workshop Monument Unrealized at the University of Fine Arts in Helsinki, we hosted Cartesius Laboratory #1, the first predecessor to what would become our Unmaking the Netherlands programm, and upon invitation by Monnik we developed the Utrecht Metabolism Tours for IMPAKT festival.
Expodium travelled to Incheon, South Korea to lead a bootcamp kickstarting a six-week residency Crossing Baedari, for which we invited Dutch artist Joris Lindhout. The residency concluded with two bilingual publications: Expodium Incheon Bootcamp publication and CSSTC (see publications). Bart and Nikos took part in the 53rd edition of the October Salon, the international annual exhibition of contemporary art in Belgrade, Serbia. In Utrecht, our artist in residency Anna Okrasko screened her movie Untitled at Impakt festival.
Our Detroit residency programm New strategies DMC came to and end, but we opened an artist in residency in Kanaleneiland, Utrecht. It was there our practice of Nightwalking -voluntary collective night strolls in the city, followed by a discussion about the subconscious relations between the participants and the land they walked on- started, soon walks would take place in Rotterdam, Helsinki, Malmo and elsewhere.
was the last year of running a ‘white cube’, and the first year of sending out artists to Detroit for the New Strategies DMC residency programme.
... and before
Ever since its’ founding Expodium has taken an interest in their surroundings, and wanted to be platform for artists interested in the relations between their art and public space. We combined presenting art with co-hosting public lectures, and teaching art-school with self-publishing books. We were younger then. We did not change that much.