do 14 mrt

18:00 - 21:00, Treehouse NDSM

‘Tongues’ Exhibition Opening


Searching for home and a sense of self, in Tongues eleven artists explore how they view these issues by responding to a written text that is important to their sense of belonging or un-belonging. Together, these texts and artworks will form a new narrative, a new tongue that speaks to a broader sense of home, community and identity in an increasingly multicultural society.

The Opening will feature the music performance “The Silent Boy and the Aurora of New York” inspired by two poems of Federico Garcia Lorca from Ainhoa Pérez Echepare and Álvaro Rey de Viñas.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Can Bora, Susanna Brenner, Anthea Bush, Finn Caird, Rika Maja Duevel, Randy Fokke, Alexandra Freye, Britt Geerdink, Lorena Rode, Polina Shuvalova, Dejana Vuckovic Simovic.

The Silent Boy and the Aurora of New York is a performance inspired by Federico García Lorca’s poems. Ainhoa and Álvaro transform these poems into songs and improvise with their material to expand their structure and meaning. What initially appears as a simple and innocent song, gradually evolves and deconstructs into a profound auditory journey.

Utilising oboe, English horn, voice, and live electronic music, the performance integrates these elements seamlessly with images of Federico García Lorca’s drawings. These drawings date back to his time in New York, where he was deeply affected by the city’s harshness and dehumanisation.

The performance combines music, singing, spoken word, and visuals to convey the artists’ experience of language through Lorca’s experience of living abroad.


/ This exhibition is made possible by the contribution of Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst./