news | July 2018
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silence #14
3 August 2018, 8 - 9 am 
free entrance for friends ♥♥

Early in the morning the Oude Kerk is a meditative oasis in the city, with an enervating sunrise that casts light through the church’s towering windows. At this early hour you can enjoy the Silence music programme.
Join us on Friday morning 3 August and enjoy the new composition by BJ Nilsen and Zeno van den Broek through the sizzling red morning light of Anastasis. 
During the previous silence concert on the 1 June, van den Broek used the ‘Lucier-method’ to find the natural frequencies of the church building. A composition of 4 minutes was performed, recorded, played back while recorded again, played back and again. The performance resulted into more and more abstract resonances, in tune with the architecture of the church.
Together with the Swedish composer and sound artist, BJ Nilsen, Zeno van den Broek is working on a new composition in which the sound of the church bells are amplified. With this sound the spaces inside and outside the church will merge together.

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sunset @oudekerk
every Friday evening, all summer long

Experience the installation Anastasis at a unique moment. During this summer the Oude Kerk is open every Friday from 10 am til sunset. Join us and feel the sizzling light of the sunset through the big red windows of the Oude Kerk.
Late in the evening the red light is emitted from the church, coalescing with the red lamplight of the plentiful brothels and prostitution windows surrounding the church. Throughout the summer the church shares in this light and shade: interior and exterior circulate around each other, to the rhythm of sunlight and its inversion.

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united under a red umbrella

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sacristy chamber, oude kerk
22-29 July 2018, 10 am - 6 pm
free entrance

Former sex worker Mariska Majoor travels around the world, together with her daughter Robin Haurissa, to meet and speak with sex workers who advocate for sex worker rights. The resulting interviews and photographs will be collected in a book that will be presented on 17 December 2018; the international day to end violence against sex workers. 
Between 21-29 July you can see a first glimpse of their work in the sacristy chamber of the Oude Kerk, entrance via the Koffieschenkerij.   

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We look back with pride at our first symposium “the resurrection of the lost image”, that found place on June, 21 under Anastasis’ red veil of light. The symposium "the resurrection of the lost image" comprised 5 parts:
  • introduction by Jacqueline Grandjean, director and curator Oude Kerk
  • interview with Giorgio Andreotta Calò, artist Anastasis
  • “on the meaning of colour in liturgy”, by Prof. Marcel Barnard
  • “art and religion flirting”, by Dr. Marc de Kesel
  • “picturing the divine: the sacred in a church turned museum”, by Dr. Lieke Wijnia

Do you want more? Here you can find the lectures of the speakers.
Oude Kerk
Oudekerksplein 23