Artist talks: Sara Blokland and Femmy Otten

Date: 24/11/2017

Time: 15.30 - 17.00

Location: Castrum Peregrini

Memory Machine

In this afternoon conversation, artists Sara Blokland and Femmy Otten talk about their work in relation to the topic of the exhibition Some Things Hidden. Both artists have been invited to make a site-specific installation in the former artist’s studio of Gisèle on the top floor of Castrum Peregrini, an original WWII safe house.

Sara Blokland is a visual artist and independent reseacher who predominately works with photography and film. Her work reflects on the complicated role of this medium in relation to (postcolonial) cultural heritages.

Femmy Otten explores beauty through wood, plaster and paper. From these materials, she creates elegant sculptures, reminiscent of archetypal figures from Greek and Egyptian mythology, yet fresh and contemporary. What hidden histories or mechanisms do these artists want to make visible? And what stories do they hide in their work – possibly even in plain sight?