Tranzitdisplay & CODE ROOD

Scenae/The Cinematographic Walk

For SONSBEEK ’16, curators from a former Dutch colony are working with descendants of former colonizers. What location could be more appropriate to underscore this transaction than a former military base?

Buitenplaats Koningsweg, in the north of Arnhem, has been transformed into a cinematic world that provides insight into both Arnhem’s and German's military past. Artists from central and western Europe work in buildings, that were used during the Second World War and the Cold War.

Buitenplaats Koningsweg is the home base of the collective CODE ROOD. They often organize art events at this location. For SONSBEEK ’16, they are building installations that tell about the history of the former military base that originally was built by the Germans during World War II as part of Fliegerhorst Deelen. At the same time, these installations form the décor for a film set. Tranzitdisplay, a collective from Prague, shoots movies that deal with the same subject.

The movie scenes give an extra dimension to the exhibited work. On August 27-28, you can walk from one place to the next. Don’t miss the collection of Southeast Asian art films that have been selected by OK.Video.

For SONSBEEK ’16, Tranzitdisplay worked closely with CODE ROOD.

Participants: MIR, Verborgen Landschap, Zbyneˇk Baladrán, Marc Bijl, Max Kuiper, Frans van Lent, Bart Lodewijks, Gijs Verhoofstad.

CODE ROOD (RED ALERT) is an artist-collective of six people working together. The CODE ROOD members are also individually active in the cultural scene. CODE ROOD acts in a practical, intuitive and hospitable way; other initiatives (M.I.R. and Verborgen Landschap) join on a regular basis. The core business of CODE ROOD is organizing cultural events on the former military compound, Buitenplaats Koningsweg.

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