2022 artist-in-residence Marianna Maruyama presents new work developed during her research and production period in collaboration with Page Not Found. Slow processes of decay, ageing and transformation find their way into the project space.
Over the past two years Maruyama has been moving – physically and imaginatively – between The Hague and Rome in search of what she calls ‘termitic space’. Termites offer limitless ways of thinking about more-than-human intelligence by provoking questions about social life and the concept of the individual, blurring boundaries between the animate and inanimate, and mixing temporalities. Thinking alongside the works of Anna Tsing, Rosi Braidotti, Caitlin DeSilvey, Lisa Margonelli, and others, Maruyama is interested in how cultural heritage might be understood from the perspective of the insects that live off of it — and in it — in addition to the ones who produce it or conserve it. For Maruyama, termites offer different ways of thinking about loss, and prompt a deeper understanding of the life and death cycle of a publication.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a program of public events, opening up conversations from different perspectives around Maruyama’s research and artworks. On Friday 24 June artist Greta Desirée Facchinato presents a natural ink-making workshop, and on Saturday 16 July Maruyama will engage in a panel discussion with Virginija Januškevičiūtė, curator of CAC Vilnius and writer, artist, and cultural policy advisor Mirthe Berentsen.
Marianna Maruyama describes her multi-modal practice as translational, transformative, personal, and indebted. Since 2016, she has worked in close collaboration with the Sedje Hémon Foundation. Her work has been performed and exhibited in the CAC Vilnius (LT), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), documenta14 Parliament of Bodies, Kassel (DE), The Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Manifesta 11, Zurich (CH), The Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL), and IMPAKT festival, Utrecht (NL), Lateral Roma (IT).
The exhibition is open to the public during Page Not Found’s regular opening hours from Wednesday through Sunday, 13:00-18:00. Entrance is free.
On Friday 1 July the project space and exhibition will be closed for Keti Koti.