Program ‘Look Again’                                                                                   [Printable PDF : Program]

 

Preparing the birth space

18 May

10:00 -12.30 Clay workshop with Henriëtte van Klinken for (future) parents and anyone interested; Sources of strength for the birth process with ‘sheela-ni-gig’ as inspiration. Location: Ceramics Studio Tetterode, Da Costakade 148, A’dam (http://www.keramiektetterode.nl/)

 

20 May

10.30-13.00 Felt workshop with Cristina Pacciani for (future) parents and an interested; together we will felt a large ball for the birth space and everyone can felt their own small ball. Location: Felt Studio Cri Cri, Overtoom 303, A’dam

 

29 May

9:00-17:00 Building the Birth Space (yurt) with (future) parents and anyone interested. A day in the forest constructing an intimate space for birth. It is also possible to participate for a half-day. Location: Amsterdamse Bos [Map]

 


Program – Amsterdamse Bos

Location: the field of LIFE/LOVE/DEATH [Map]

 

4 June

10.00-12.00 Henry Weessies (process leader), Constellation / Systemic Exploration; on the themes of Life / Love / Death. (www.henryweessies.nl)

[Printable pdf Vader(s) verwelkom(t)en aankomende vaders]

 

14.00-16.00 Ria Mariasdochter Beyens (vroedvrouw voor de vrouw) PlacentaTree – Oerbegeleid(st)er en LifeTree; circle / meditation (www.vrouwenbron.be)

[printable pdf PlacentaBoom – Oerbegeleid(st)er en LevensBoom]

 

16:00 – 18:00 Meet & Greet on the field of LIFE/LOVE/DEATH; campfire circle with artists Claudia van Dijk, Arden Rzewnicki, Jasper Griepink, and Karel Winterink

 

5 June

13:30-14:30 Belly-house; children’s workshop (4+) What did you feel before you were born? What did it look like in your mother’s belly? In this workshop you can think about being born. Experience the artwork of Claudia van Dijk and Arden Rzewnicki and work with your hands to make a belly-house.

 

8 June

19:30-20:30 Dr. Saskia Bosman (biologist and independent researcher), The Pineal Gland, pacemaker of sex-drive, birth, and death; presentation (www.inspiradiance.nl/)

 

9 June

20.00-21:30 Sophie Albers (humanistica), ‘Leven geven betekenis geven’; presentation on humanistic research into the power of ritual in pregnancy and birth, and opportunity to find personal ritualization. (language Dutch)

 

10 June

13:30 – 17:30 Janneke van der Putten (artist) Holding Space with Sound, workshop exploring the effect of singing as interaction between each other and with the space around us. [Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)] (jannekevanderputten.nl)

[printable pdf Holding Space with Sound]

 

18:00 – 19:00 Janneke van der Putten (artist), solo performance of her project ‘Aurora’, with public performance of workshop Holding Space with Sound [Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam)] (jannekevanderputten.nl)

 

20.00-21:30 Deirdre Donoghue (artist, doula, and activist), The Mother as a political figure, circle: on motherhood (www.mothervoices.org)

 

11 June

11.00-12.30 Hans Götze (father-coach and trainer), Fathers Welcome Upcoming Fathers; circle: on the role of the man at birth (www.trainingenadviesoveropvoeden.nl)

 

14.00-16.00: Ida van der Lee (ritual artist), Cradle Ritual; a ritual for the families of babies who died during pregnancy or birth, and of babies who were wished but never arrived. (www.idavanderlee.nl)

 

16 June

20.00-21:30 Rebekka Visser (visionary midwife), ‘Weet ik veel!….’; ‘We know so much, but what do we really know? What has this “knowledge” brought us? How do you give words to birth? And what happens when you apply words?’ (www.springtij.com)

 

18 June

13:30-14:30 Belly-house; children’s workshop (4+). What did you feel before you were born? What did it look like in your mother’s belly? In this workshop you can think about being born. Experience the artwork of Claudia van Dijk and Arden Rzewnicki and work with your hands to make a belly-house.

 


Evening program with Bites by SulSolSal

Location: Central Pavilion Cure Park; Tickets available soon (www.curepark.nl)

 

17 June

15.00-17.00 Dr. Annine van der Meer (theologian, historian, and symbolist) The Evolution of Birth Symbols: Birthing or Mating?; from matriarchy through patriarchy to… looking again and experiencing old wisdom. (www.annine-pansophia.nl)

[printable pdf The Evolution of Birth symbols]

 

17:00-18:00 Bites by SulSolSal (http://www.sulsolsal.com)

 

18.00-19.30 Scott Kirschenbaum (documentary filmmaker), Sneak Preview & Meet the Director ‘Of Woman Born’, the first one-woman documentary on birth (www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGmkaUkbZTc / www.ofwomanbornfilm.com)

Lievnath Faber (filmwetenschapper) presentation of research into the representation of birth in American fiction films     

[€10 full program + bites / €7,5 half program + bites]

 

18 June

18.00-19.30 [location: central pavilion] screening of Motherhood Archives, by Irene Lusztig (www.mothervoices.org/news/2017/3/10/art-research-theory)

[€6 film + bites]

 


With the exception of the evening programs on June 17/18 the entire program is free of charge, donations are very welcome! The number of places is limited, reservations are possible by mail; Claudiavandijk@outlook.com or via Facebook: Look Again