5 till 5 June 2018

Céline Mathieu in conversation with artist Rosie Heinrich

SYB ON AIR

– Best ingested when having a moment to actively listen.

Speaking to Kunsthuis SYB’s current resident Rosie Heinrich, I hope to learn about listening, editing and the power of make-belief. In this podcast we will discuss her work, and We always need heroes in specific, talking through the way she records voices and edits them to snippets that are then rearranged to form one new narrative. We will talk about the stretchability of narratives, unspoken language and modes of listening and co-authoring. In the context of her residency presentation of the new work Eat my words on 14 April at Kunsthuis SYB, we will talk about the inner workings of the voice and the act of consuming language. What better way to address these topics than through a satisfyingly meta, recorded conversation?

The podcast features sound fragments from the works We always need heroes (2017, Rosie Heinrich) and Eat my words (work in progress, made in collaboration with composer/artist Katrin Hahner) with the voice of We always need heroes’ narrator Birna Bragadottir and interviewees Gunnþórunn Guðmundsdóttir and Ragnar Marinósson.

Rosie Heinrich (UK born, Amsterdam based) uses audio material from recorded conversations as a medium to explore the constructs of self-storytelling, belief, reality and (spoken or wordless) language. Unpacking forms of narration, these methods result in audio and video works, performances, artist books, photographs and installations.

Heinrich is currently a fellow of THIRD Cycle Research Group at the DAS Graduate School. She received her Master in Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute, where she was also member of the research collective APRC. Her works have been shown, among others, at Cycle Music and Art Festival (Kópavogur, IS), PuntWG (Amsterdam), A Tale of a Tub (Rotterdam), Art Rotterdam, and Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam). During 2015–2016 she was artist in resident for nine months at SÍM, The Association for Icelandic Visual Artists, in Reykjavík and on location, where she began her long-term project centred around the Icelandic Crash: We always need heroes. Her upcoming artist book of the same title will be published by Fw:Books. For more about Rosie Heinrich see: www.rosieheinrich.info

Céline Mathieu is a participant of SYB’s Writers Program. Mathieu is an artist, writer, and performer based in Antwerp, Belgium.

Between 6 – 9 September 2018 Rosie Heinrich’s work will be part of the Beetsterzwaag Triennial, a festival for visual art that occurs every three years and is organized by Kunsthuis SYB.

www.triënnalevanbeetsterzwaag.frl