Sea Creature
Studium Generale 2021-2022 Rietveld Academie

23, 24, 25, 26 March 2022

Rietveld Uncut is an annual exhibition and performance programme of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Its collaboration with Studium Generale Rietveld Academie builds up to a simultaneous conference-week and exhibition in which ‘the making and the thinking’ come together.

This year urgent questions about our oceans take centre stage. The oceans are conceived as entities that feel, remember and connect. In an ecological sense, they are critical zones that demand a shift in our thinking and actions. They are places that harbour suppressed stories of transatlantic trade in enslaved people and boat refugees on the Mediterranean. But the oceans can also be experienced as spaces of transformation and liberation in which new identities and relationships emerge.
Students and departments have developed projects in relation to this theoretical framework.

Participating students
Astrid Ardagh, Olivier Arts & Jill van Grinsven & Jakke Jalink & Lova Yu 鱼立尧 & Ines Vivier, Njaay Mame Saliou Assile & Erin McClain, Kaja Boudewijn, Mara-Luna Brandt Corstius, Dennis Buckland & Aljoscha Lahner, Killian Butler, Sofia Fernandez Blanco, Sigríður Hannesdóttir, Dimme van Harten & Jakob Hodel, Özgür Deniz Koldaş, Ingeborg Kraft Fermin, Paula Megija Kārkliņa, Tobias Mud, Marlies Neugebauer, Karla Nilzen & Aimée Phillips, Siwon Noh, Captain Aurelia Noudelmann & Laetitia Delauney, Colin Oord, Albert Rask, Mie Rygh Reianes, Anton Shebetko, Maud Talma, Lucía Vives & Sam Fuentes, Inès Vivier, Walking Club, Catherine Zixin Hu & Chaemin Hwang.

Participating departments
Jewellery - Linking Bodies, the Large Glass, Photography and VAV - moving image

Rietveld Uncut: Tarja Szaraniec and Tomas Adolfs
Studium Generale: Jorinde Seijdel and Jort van der Laan
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Jessica van der Tol and Britte Sloothaak

Special thanks to all workshop managers at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and all (guest) tutors involved.