The new MU location in De Witte Dame was inaugurated with an elaborate programme of afternoon and evening sessions presenting exhibitions, lectures, performances and a dance-event. Both Harm Tilman and Winy Maas gave a lecture in the Auditorium on the future of the Brabant landscape, after which the opening of the Archiprix exhibition took place on the second and third floor of De Witte Dame. Garbage Music, a project developed by Horst Rickels and a number of TUE students, was performed on the fifth floor. The exploration of the sound potentials of unusual (‘found’) materials and instruments resulted in a truly impressive performance. The evening programme started on the fourth floor with ‘Dans van de Paradijsvogels’(Dance of the Birds of Paradise), a video by Marie Blaisse, and a small exhibition by Sabine van Hest entitled ‘Clothes represent the real thing’.
The co-operative group ONS, a number of co-working artists and designers, stood ready to entertain the guests with a new haircut and an animated discussion on art. On the fifth floor, the New York collective WE successfully presented a mix of ‘ambient music’ and contemporary dance, while VJ Danielle Kwaaitaal projected an avalanche of images on two large screens. To top off the evening, DJ Esther regaled the audience with an individualistic mix of contemporary dance-music records.
Horst Rickels / Marie Blaisse / Sabine van Hest / ONS / Danielle Kwaaitaal / WE