Maja Bekan (ex YU/NL) is performance and visual artists. Bekan’s work explores and questions the potentials of mediation and delegation of (art) work. She is interested in a collaborative and social as a medium approach and how taking part can create a productive stage, exploring more closely the personal histories, truths, economies and social relations within it. She works on long term research-based projects that involve different levels of collaborations, and that are presented to the public in the form of performances, specifically created environments, video/audio/text-based installations and public conversations. Bekan received a master’s degree in Fine Art at Piet Zwart Institute & Fine Art at the University of Plymouth (2008). She is a co-founder and developer of the Rotterdam based artists’ initiative ADA, Area for Debate and Art. In 2008 she initiated long-term research project ‘P for Performance’, as a method of initiating situations and using performance as a tool for investigating collective intimacy and performance as a stage of knowledge production. She was artist in residence at Delfina Foundation London, AIR Laboratory (U-jazdowski) Warsaw, IFP Beijing China and AIR Berlin Alexanderplatz. In 2020 she is artist in residence at ISCP New York.
Simone van Hulst
(1987) lives in Rotterdam. In 2009 she finished the Master Literary Studies at Leiden University, with a thesis on ‘prefab-literature’ in the Netherlands. In august 2012 year she completed the Research Master Gender & Ethnicity at Utrecht University with a thesis that was titled ‘Towards an Ethics of the Unimaginable: Feminism, Literary Thinking, and the Question of Relating Differently’. Her areas of interest are literature, philosophy, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, science, rhetoric and posthumanism with a specific focus on the dynamics or possible entanglements of science and the humanities. While starting a PhD she earns her money with proofreading, editing, translating, organizing and writing.
Heerko van der Kooij
(based in Utrecht/NL) works as an artist. Her conceptual-based practice revolves around (institutionalized) normalization processes that shape our bodies, the way we use objects, engage in social practices and how these influence the way we know and act in the world. Her artistic work emerges through the intersection of different media, such as performance, film, research, pedagogy and texts. Krauss has (co-) initiated various long-term collaborative practices (Hidden Curriculum / Read-in / ASK! / Read the Masks. Tradition is Not Given / School of Temporalities) These projects reflect and build upon the potential of collaborative practices while aiming at disrupting taken for granted “truths” in theory and practice.
How is Public Time? iteration of S.o.T (2021) in collaboration with designer Kristin Metho.