Z-files # 28: Waterworks

film still 'One to One (Mississippi River)', photo Pia van den Beuken

Date: Thursday 3 September 2020
Walk-in 16.30 pm | Start 17.00 hours
Location: Buitenplaats Brienenoord on the Brienenoord Island
Followed meal (optional): € 12,50 per person

The 3th edition of Z-Files, Art and the City place at Country estate Brienenoord. Reason for this Z files is the premiere of Maud van den Beuken's video One to One (Mississippi River) and the art project Waterworks of Buitenplaats Brienenoord, which will start in October.


Art project Waterworks
River Maas is a true natural phenomenon that connects and divides Rotterdam. A tidal park is being constructed on the Brienenoord Island to show what the river is doing between our quays. Buitenplaats Brienenoord developed an art project together with Maurice Meewisse Water weeks. This project will start in October and will last one and a half years. Different artists will each offer an alternative picture of our approach to water in three months.

One of them is Maud van den Beuken. In this Z-Files we watch the premiere of her video showing how last year she conserved the Mississippi with Wim Balvert of the Rotterdam dredging company Van Oord and made it cross the North Atlantic Ocean. True We, the people of water (2019) may live more harmoniously in the future than now in the city. And finally, the initiators of Waterworks briefly in conversation with Laurence Peels (project manager of the tidal park). Maurice Meewisse concludes with a performance.


16.30 | Walk in

17.00 | We, the people of water (2019) video by Jeanne van Heeswijk, Charl Landvreugd and Lukáš Likavčan

17.05 | Wim Balvert in conversation with Maud van den Beuken led by moderator Rineke Kraaij

17.20 | Premiere One to One (Mississippi River) (2020) video by Maud van den Beuken

17.40 | Rowan and Erwin van As with music from the Mosselbar

17.50 | Conversation with Laurence Peels (Municipality of Rotterdam, water) and Sander Zweerts de Jong (Buitenplaats Brienenoord)

18.00 | Performance by Maurice Meewisse and text by Sander Zweerts de Jong

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Z-Files, Art and the city
Z-Files, Art and the City is a program in which art, public space and the city are discussed through lectures, events, presentations, manifestations, guest lectures and excursions. The aim of the program is to bring the special collection of artworks to the attention of the public space of Rotterdam and to highlight current developments in the city. Z-Files, Art and the City - with the dynamic Z (from Zadkine) in the logo - stands for a program of reflections on the activities of BKOR and SIR.