Studio Encounters on Water #2

Studio Encounters on Water invites you to explore the myriad ways in which artists interpret, imagine and question our relationship with rising sea levels.


Water shapes futures, and artistic visions challenge the boundaries of today’s conversations on sea level rise. Climate Imaginaries at Sea invites you to speculate on possible futures in and around water, explored through diverse artistic and participatory research practices.


A year has passed since we invited a number of artists to envision futures impacted by rising sea levels. Over the past year, their research projects have delved into the nuances often overlooked in mainstream climate discourse, focusing on material, indigenous, intergenerational, and interspecies narratives.


Beyond a showcase, this gathering is an opportunity to connect with peers, collaborators, and the curious. It’s also the chance to engage with the practices of artists who have recently joined us and with those who will collaborate with us in the coming year. Join lecture-performances, screenings, discussions, and behind-the-scenes insights into their research and artistic practices.


You will have the opportunity to engage with the work of involved artists: Müge Yılmaz, Joy Brandsma, Dorothy Blokland, Carlo De Gaetano, Janine Armin, and Femke Dekker. Keynote speaker, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, will employ Michi Saagiig Nishnaabe consciousness to deconstruct the present moment and explore what it means to truly listen to water. Furthermore, Marialena Marouda, Claudine Arendt, the Loom collective, and Kim Spierenburg will contribute through a short presentations and the showing of a short animation, respectively.


Following the open studio programme at Perdu, we extend a warm invitation to all guests to join us at VOX-POP for a convivial gathering. This will include the launch of our second zine “Making Waves,” and an exhibition featuring the works of Gerrit Rietveld Academie students in collaboration with artist and researcher Müge Yılmaz. We welcome everyone to come and celebrate the culmination of our festival with us.


23 April

10.00 – 16.30: Perdu

17.00 – 19.00: VOX-POP

free tickets here:


23rd April 2024


10:00 AM — 4:30 PM