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The organisation office

11 April - 8 May 2011

"When different partners manage to think 'out of the box', something special might happen."

This office was realised during my residency at HMK {HotelMariaKapel}, in close collaboration with Kantoormeubel recycling, budget display and my wife Hristina Tasheva.

During this residency I researched if the art space itself could be used as an infrastructure for external, society related causes. Therefore I tried to create an 'open office' that could be used by the people of Hoorn. By doing so I aimed to test the concept of sharing that hides behind #theorganisation and see how far others would like to participate within this possible and temporary environment.

It was an interesting learning process where I found out that it isn’t at all easy to open up market structures and resources for experimental alternatives. The short period of time also showed me that it was difficult to invite residents from Hoorn to eneter and use the art space as a place for their activities.

This temporary office was (amongst others) realized with the kind and important support of an office recycling company in Hoorn. Inside the HMK chapel our collaboration provided residents of Hoorn a (very) temporary infrastructure for alternative use.


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