07.08-02.10.2021
Nocturnal Readings

reading sessions

For STATIONS, Marien Schouten has made an architectural sculpture of plywood. Two spaces, the size of an average living room, are slightly tilted and connected by a passage. In the backroom, the visitor encounters a chair, a cubboard and a bed, all made of the same plywood. Besides these objects Schouten has added a ceramic sculpture. In the frontroom the artist has presented a painting by himself.

Nocturnal Reading is a development of A Reader's Bedroom (2019), a wooden space containing furniture-like objects attached to the walls and floor. Schouten’s furniture-like objects are not considered part of an interior. They are miniature translations of the architecture.

Nocturnal Reading is not only a formal architectural sculpture but also an expression of the state of insomnia and at the same time a way of countering that condition, which Schouten often suffers from himself, when he spends the night hours reading.

Marien Schouten - Nocturnal Reading (2021) photography Gert Jan van Rooij
Made possible with additional support of the Mondriaan Fonds

NOCTURNAL READINGS

During STATIONS a programme of nightly reading sessions will take place in this architectural sculpture: Nocturnal Readings. To this end, Schouten has invited a number of people, who play or have played an important role in his life, to read a text of their choice during a nightly hour. The texts read aloud thus manifest themselves as voices in a dream.

Nocturnal Readings takes place every Saturday at 2am, from 9 September on every Wednesday and Saturday at 2am. They are without an audience but will be recorded. The recordings can be seen on Vimeo and Instagram.

Programme 07.08 - 02.10

07.08: #1 Sjef Voets: passage from The Noise of Time (2016) by Julian Barnes
14.08: #2 Roos Theuws: passage from Austerlitz (2001) by W.G. Sebald
21.08: #3 Paul Kleijne: passage from Erinnerungsräume (1992) by Aleida Assmann
28.08: #4 Gayathri Subramanian: The Landlady (1959) by Roald Dahl, from her home in Bangalore, India
04.09: #5 IJsbrand Hummelen: passages from In Praise of Shadows (1933) by Junichiro Tanizaki
08.09: #6 Maria Roosen: edit of De rijke bramenplukker (1952) by Godfried Bomans
11.09: #7 Anami Schrijvers: passage from Causality and Chance in Modern Physics (1971) by David Bohm
15.09: #8 Ernst van Alphen: chapter from Nightwood (1936) by Djuna Barnes
18.09: #9 Philip van den Hurk: Todesfuge (1948) by Paul Celan
22.09: #10 Pieter Bijwaard: passage from the ‘Zhuangzi' (3rd century BC)

The rest of the progamme follows asap.

Gayathri Subramanian
https://vimeo.com/592968409

IJsbrand Hummelen
https://vimeo.com/596165085

Pieter Bijwaard
https://vimeo.com/610439909