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Innovation lab: Wanted Talented Municipalities

Innovation lab: Wanted Talented Municipalities 2023 - 2024

At the invitation of the SETUP Foundation, I am participating in the innovation lab 'Wanted: Talented Municipalities' with the aim of increasing support among municipalities to work on current challenges together with creative and cultural makers. The aim is to reformulate and innovate the relationship and cooperation along three lines: to inspire municipalities, to remove obstacles for municipalities and to develop tools for artists. To this end, we are opening a scheme for 'talented municipalities'. Municipalities can apply for a subsidy to deploy artists to work on a social task.

Status: In progress

Target group: municipalities in the Netherlands

Where: municipality to be determined

When: 2023 - 2024

Website: www.talentvollegemeenten.nl

In collaboration with: Foundation SETUP, Lobby Lokaal, HKU Utrecht, Foundation Doen, Platform 31 and the people at a talented municipality

Made possible by: Innovationlabs - the Innovation Labs program gives an impulse to new resilience in the cultural and creative sector. The Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, on behalf of all national cultural funds, and -CLICKNL are implementing the program on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Do you represent a talented municipality? Please feel free to send an email to: info[at]edwinstolk.nl or info[at]talentvollegemeenten.nl

''Network CEL 2022'

Network CEL - Culture, Heritage and Living environment 2022 - 2023

For some time now I recommend an integrated role for art and culture when it comes to the development of our living environment.

From the program culture, heritage and living environment, the Province of Utrecht has set up a network of artists and designers in order to contribute expertise and creativity to issues in the field of spatial quality.

Together with Rianne Makkink, Marieke Rietbergen, Paul de Kort, Jolan van der Wiel, Catherine Visser, Jelle van der Ster and Marieke van Zanten, I am delighted to be able to tell you that I also participate in this network.

When you have questions please contact me.

Send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

Conversation Pieces

Conversation Pieces 2022 - 2023

After an open call early 2022, I was invited by artistic director Tina Heine to work on 'Conversation Pieces'. A site-specific concept for the Supergau Festival 2023 in Lungau Austria. In this region I focused on the 'rural flight' ('landflucht'). That's what it's called when young people exchange the countryside for the big city. This beautiful region has a rich cultural past, but what about its future? During the Supergau Festival I initiated site specific 'Conversation Pieces' to imagine and debate the future.

Languages: Dutch, English, German

Status: In progress

Where: Lungau region, Austria

When: May/June 2023

In collaboration with: the people of the Lungau region and the team of Supergau for contemporary arts

Made possible by: Supergau for contemporary arts, Land Salzburg

Collaborate with me on 'Conversation Pieces'? Send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

'The Platform 2022'

The Platform 2021 - 2022 - 2023

In 2021 I visited Zaltbommel several times and I became fascinated by the stately stairs of the platform in front of the old town hall (National monument). In the regional archive of Museum Stadskasteel Zaltbommel I saw this platform in photos at various historical events. At this elevation, power presented itself to the people. Today we pass by without giving it much thought...

'The Platform' is a thought experiment. A thought experiment can provide insight into certain consequences of a hypothesis.

In 1982 two copies of the coat of arms bearing lions were placed on this platform during a restoration. The original lions had become too vulnerable and later moved to the entrance of the current municipal office. Today I am investigating the possibilities of displaying these original coat of arms bearing lions on a specially made copy of the platform. I want to make the meaning of this reversal tangible.

'The Platform' wants to investigate our relation with architecture. It draws attention to the stories we tell and the architecture that serves these stories.

This concept was developend with the help of Project Ruimte Publiek and Museum Stadskasteel Zaltbommel. Initially, we worked towards the realization of 'The Platform' in the Sint Maartenskerk in July 2022. Due to circumstances this was canceled. At the moment I am looking for new possibilities to realize this thought experiment. Would you like to help or contribute in some other way? Please feel free to contact me.

Status: In progress

Where: Zaltbommel, Netherlands

Collaborate on 'The platform 2022'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl

Mission Dhuicque 2021

Mission Dhuicque 2020 - 2022 - 2023

The imagination plan 'Mission Dhuicque' was developed during a residency at Konnektor in the summer of 2020. With this concept I want to pick up where architect-photographer Eugène Dhuicque left off. Namely identifying, signifying and protecting endangered heritage in various ways. 'Mission Dhuicque' in Langerbrugge (municipality Evergem) relates specifically to the decaying heritage of the power station. By using the Langerbrugge-South park area as an environment to ask questions, I try to focus on the (silent) witnesses of this decline and their position in relation to this building. Part of 'Mission Dhuicque' is a landscape triptych of which 'Position 2 - View of the Langerbrugge Power Station' was realized in collaboration with Konnektor and part of the side program of the Ghent Light Festival 10 - 14 November 2021. To be able to continue working on 'Mission Dhuicque' I am looking for new partners.

Status: In progress

Where: Langerbrugge, Belgium

Collaborate on 'Mission Dhuicque'? Please send me an email: info[at]edwinstolk.nl