Our House in the Middle of the Street
Publication to celebrate 10 years Kunsthuis SYB
The house of Kunsthuis SYB in Beetsterzwaag has served as a residency for artists since 2000. The book offers a walk through the house in six chapters – from Entrance via Gallery to Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom – showcasing essays and various projects that took place in those spaces.
Archival pages punctuate these chapters and show a log of ten years Kunsthuis SYB. A collection of all projects, events and developments in images, texts, clippings and quotes. Through listing ten years of art projects, the publication provides comprehensive insight into the evolution and diversity of the genre.
At the Kunstvlaai Amsterdam, large blown up pages from the book functioned as panels to make a multifunctional space that could host workshops, screenings and lectures. In collaboration with artist Niels Vis, I designed a system that allowed the panels to hang in different configurations – transforming the Kunsthuis SYB space from cinema to workshop setting.
Edited by Irene Kromhout and Maja Bekan
Published by Kunsthuis SYB
Installation Kunsthuis SYB at the Kunstvlaai Amsterdam in collaboration with Niels Vis
Installation photographs by Niels Vis