INTO THE HEAP x Audement _ A story of micro-encounters

At RE_NATURE Festival Den Bosch, the Embassy of the North Sea presents a prototype of the Audement. A new, ecological policy calls for a new political arena, a physical space where humans and the sea can come together. In the Audement, the audience can learn not about speaking (like in the Parliament), but about listening.

The Audement is developed by the Embassy of the North Sea together with architects Studio Ossidiana, scenographer Tim Vermeulen, lawyer en researcher Dr. Daphina Misiedjan, anthropologist Darko Lagunas and sound artist Harpo ‘t Hart.

On Saturday October 30, designer Chiara Catalini and Shiila Infriccioli will organise a workshop narrating a journey into the heap of sand and shells placed at the Audement. A site-specific collection of microscope photos will build a path and tell us an intimate story about matter and its relationship with time, memory, transformation, erosion, and domestication. The visual narration will open a collective dialogue about each grain of sand, through fascinating bodies and micro-encounters. Therefore, the heap on the side of the street, usually seen as a residual waste of human activity, becomes a space permeated with meanings and discoveries.

About the designers

Chiara Catalini and Shiila Infriccioli are two Rotterdam-based designers, currently developing their practices at the Master Piet Zwart Department, MIARD: Interior Architecture, Research + Design. In their research practice, they develop critical discourses by combiningdigital tools, photographic methodologies, and perceptual materials. Abstraction, digitalization, and narratives are used to investigate aspects of the built environment as well as urgent ecological issues in today’s society.

Info & tickets

Saturday, 30 October 2021

From 13.00 – 15.30 at the Audement

A reservation is not needed

More info here