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Machine II


A series of exhibitions, debates, performances & publications on cultural memory  & identity, initiated by Castrum Peregrini. .

Please find below a list of  upcoming events or click here to read about past events..




& public program

Things to Remember

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27 February – 25 March

open Mon-Fri, 12 – 18 hrs

TTR-titelWith works by
 Mehraneh Atashi, Dayna Casey, Amie Dicke, Nickel van DuijvenbodenDNK Ensemble, Maria Guggenbichler with Margit de Sad, Romy A. More, Egbert Alejandro Martina and others, Jonas Lund, Antoine Viviani, Emile Zile

Curated by Radna Rumping

How are digital media, endless storage space and new ways of communicating shaping the way we capture, share and retrieve our personal memories? The things we want to remember, do they still fit in a shoebox or are they floating around somewhere in ‘the cloud’ amongst the thousands of e-mails and images that our external memory can ontain nowadays?


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Saturday 27 February | 16.00 – 17.30 Opening, Free entrance.  A conversation with Amie DickeSimultaneous/Synchronous (Song) Performance DNK Ensemble (Koen Nutters & Seamus Cater), Performance Emile Zile

6, 13, 20 March | 15.00 – 17.00 Melancholic Afternoons

Suggested donation €3, RSVP per SundayThe event series Keeping the Wound open: On Melancholia and affective Dissidence seeks to think about Melancholia as a bodily, sensing, affective political tool to remember, re-negotiate and re-tell the past from intersectional feminist, queer, anti-colonial and lower class points of view and tactics of narrating. On three Sunday afternoons, we will come together to share thoughts and thinking and eat cheap cake together. Hosted by Maria Guggenbichler, with artist and curator Margit de Sad, thinker and activist Egbert Alejandro Martina, artist and writer Romy Reveï.  And every Sunday a different Melancholic Bundt Cake by artist Sands Murray-Wassink.

6 March: Margit de Sad, Hear Me With Your Eyes. Listening session in two parts, 45 mins each.

13 March: Depression is Political, Reading group with Egbert Alejandro Martina. The text for the reading session will be sent to you upon registration.

20 March: Romy Reveï, Binary codes, as no  Performative reading.

Wednesday March 9 | 20.00 – 22.30  Screening In Limbo + Q&A Antoine Viviani

Suggested donation €5, RSVP. In Limbo (Dans Les Limbes) is an inner journey into the Internet, as if there was nothing left but the planetary network, dreaming of itself. In Limbo (2015, 85 min.) is a documentary essay by the French filmmaker Antoine Viviani, who’ll be present for a Q&A. At 20.00 doors open / exhibition on view, 20.30 start film, 22.00 Q&A with Antoine Viviani

Wednesday March 16 | 20.00 – 22.00 Salon: Things to Forget  Digital remembering is the default. And it is forgetting, that is often forgotten” – In Limbo. What is the value of forgetting, in a time of infinite external memory storage? A salon with conversations about the right to be forgotten and the impossibility of forgetting when memories – the beloved but also painful ones – keep appearing through the Google search engine or Facebook algorhythm. More info on the program and speakers will be announced soon.

Friday March 25 | 16.00 – 19.00 Finissage

Designer Dayna Casey and curator Radna Rumping present a preview of the publication. Live performance DNK Ensemble (Koen Nutters and Seamus Cater) Simultaneous/Synchronous (Song).


& panel discussion

Kenan Malik

Monday 2 May 2016, 20 hrs

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor kenan malik

Speech by internationally celebrated writer, lecturer and broadcaster Kenan Malik, followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the board of recommendation of Castrum Peregrini, Avrum Burg and Marjan Schwegman, on the occasion of the launch of the Gisèle House, where past and present courageous people of civil engagement in art and culture will be commemorated. What is the ‘good’ that these people were/are fighting for? What legitimizes our moral choices?

Kenan Malik’s much acclaimed book ‘The Quest for a Moral Compass’ will be a point of departure for his lecture and the discussions.

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The Warp and Weft of Memory

Renee Turner

Gisèle in her studio_collection Castrum PeregriniArtist Renee Turner was awarded with a Start-up Grant from the Creative Industry Funds (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie). It is for The Warp and Weft of Memory, a project by Renee Turner and writer Kate Pullinger in cooperation with Castrum Peregrini. While currently in the research phase, eventually the project will result in an online narrative exploring the wardrobe of Gisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht (1912 – 2013), and the ways in which it reflects her life, work, and various histories through textiles and clothing. We keep you informed –  pictures below: Cesare Davolio


Gisèle painting skirt Greek fishermen's outfit_collection Casstrum Peregrini Gisèle's wardrobe_ by Dick Holthaus_collection Castrum Peregrini Gisèle's wardrobe_by Dick Holthaus 3_collection Castrum Peregrini

Gisèle's wardrobe_by Dick Holthaus_collection Castrum Peregrini Gisèle's wardrobe_shoes Jourdan_collection Castrum Peregrini logo creative industries fund NL


















Amie Dicke

Nov 2013- Nov 2015

Amie Dicke: “When I first saw the scribble saying ‘DO NOT TOUCH~ I am sorting important souvnirs’ on top of an untouched pile of papers, this message perfectly described my own observations at Castrum Peregrini. The note was one of the many small personal reminders from the studio of artist Gisèle (1912-2013), which she wrote down to organize her daily life in theIMG_1147 house she eventually lived in for seventy years. I found more important souvenirs, not only on top of or under her piles, but in the margins of her (hand)writings and on the back of old photos and other images and objects. Even in the unwritten or not used paper, I found a story of the unmade. The more I visit the house the more I see it extending beyond its own walls. I see patterns and relations. I wonder where the images, the pictures I took, actually have their origin. To what extend do the house and the ‘important souvnirs’ affect my perception? Please follow my ongoing exploration at: .” Thanks to Sander Tiedema, Rafe Copeland, Lorenzo De RitaGisèle d’Ailly van Waterschoot van der Gracht, Michael Defuster, Lars Ebert, Frans Damman and the Mondriaan Fund.



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