A Tale Of A Tub

Exhibition Onsite from 7 September 2019 to 3 November 2019

The Water Party | David Bernstein

An exhibition by David Bernstein

With guest works by: Ineke van der Burg, Liu Chao-tze, Rosa Sijben, Marco Lampis, Self Luminous Society, and 900 Stig featuring Indridi.

Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I started a political party. Of course there are many important issues to talk about these days, but my party would focus on the social and spiritual potential of water. Many former bath houses have been turned into cultural venues, and with this shift we have lost the opportunity to take a public bath and melt together. The Water Party would like to flip this by reintroducing communal liquid love into the art center. We will activate our fluid agenda by offering visitors the opportunity to soak in a wooden hot tub, returning to the warmth of the womb. Along with this embodied practice of intimacy, artworks are presented which promote the various ideals of the party such as: matriarchy, collaboration, divine holding, sharing pain as a form of resilience, and soul-flooding for (instead of brainstorming) an alternative sex education.

Every other Sunday, a listening session is organized with an invited host.
22 September – Myriam Lefkowitz
06 October – Liu Chao-tze
20 October – Viktorija Rybakova
3 November – Paoletta Holst

Even if it's not true it's well found / 2018-19 / Glass, Sugru, Cork, Water of Life. Description: The water of life in this bottle was given to me by Paoletta Holst who is visiting Indonesia to research H. F. Tiellema, a Dutch colonialist who created the first bottled water factory in Semarang.