Public Programme

Screening and conversation

Mercedes Azpilicueta, Céline Berger and Jacco van Uden

The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency

In March 2017 Mercedes Azpilicueta and Jacco van Uden swapped jobs for a full month. Mercedes (AR/IT) took on the position as head of a research group on change management, while Jacco (NL) took over Mercedes’ work as a visual and performance artist. The aim of this exchange was to explore how art and organization relate to each other.

Investigating and questioning the preconceptions of the worlds we work in – the world of ‘the other’ and as well as one’s own world. In a style that mirrors the capricious nature of the job swap itself, 'Since we are here' reflects on experiences that are as much individual as they are universal: feeling estranged, adjusting to new spaces, and finding new areas for action.

Introduction by Arno van Roosmalen, director Stroom Den Haag
Screening
Conversation with the film makers and audience, moderated by Arno van Roosmalen

This project was developed with the kind support of Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Andrea von Braun Stifting, Pauwhof Fonds and Stichting Niemeijer Fonds.