Nicoline Timmer MOUNTAIN, MOUNTAIN boeklancering 10, 11, 12 maart

Nicoline Timmer – who has a studio in Marci Panis – first presented her opera-in-the-making ‘mountain, mountain’ during her solo-exhibition in 2019/2020 at andriesse~eyck gallery.

Now there’s a book, that will be launced on 10 March at
andriesse ~ eyck galerie
Leliegracht 47
1016 GT Amsterdam

Different stage props, characters and scenic devices, such as draped silken curtains, prophets in the shape of donkey heads, and a set of blue ceramic bowls representing the sound and movement of the ocean, populated the gallery space. Together, they animated a fictional universe that has its very own space-time dimension, logic, and myths.

The idea for this fictional universe took shape while Timmer was staying on a small former military island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, and started with a simple line drawing of two mountains which, together with the ocean and the wind, determined the scenery of the sparsely populated island. The true protagonists of ‘mountain, mountain’ are not the human characters, but elements such as ‘moments’, ‘music’, ‘scenography’, ‘dramaturgic structure’.

The same characters and attributes are now brought to life in the space of her new publication ‘mountain, mountain’ (2022), which includes sketches and graphic scores, notes and behind-the-scenes insights, film-stills, portraits of scenic devices, songs, and a small novella. Sea creatures, spies, shipwrecks, and double rainbows play a part, as well as a sticky Ferrari, sudden feelings and gestures, and an old boxing manual. There is “the music”, sometimes swaying, or forced to sit upright on a folding chair, plus three prophets who graciously step onto the set when their presence is needed.

As the artist writes, ‘the main stage measures 256 x 382 mm’, which is the length and width of the book when folded open. ‘It is a very small setting, but large enough for all the elements to present themselves, interact, find form, disappear.’

title: mountain, mountain
edition: 80 numbered copies
published by: half a baby elephant press
text, images and design: Nicoline Timmer
size: 260 pages image and text, plus two inserts
format: 256 x 191 x 22 mm
language: English/Dutch
printing techniques: riso, offset, digital printing
paper types: melo, hahnemühle bamboo, lessebo design 1.3, arena natural bulk
the book is sewn and glued, and has a partly removable dust jacket with two inserts, an introductory essay and a monoprint
printer: Kaboem (inside and insert 1) and de Raddraaier/SSP (dust jacket and insert 2)
book bindery: Hennink
price: 64 euro (incl. VAT)

Kate Cooper bij het Stedelijk

Op 18 maart 2022 is er in het Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam een nieuwe editie van Video Club met een live screening van het werk van de in Liverpool geboren en in Marci Panis wonende & werkende kunstenaar Kate Cooper. ‘In haar videopraktijk onderzoekt Kate Cooper hoe computergegenereerde beelden onze relatie met onszelf en de wereld om ons heen bemoeilijken. In haar oeuvre benadert zij het digitaal weergegeven lichaam als een startpunt voor verkenningen van gender, performativiteit en de specifieke beeldtaal die ze met hyperkapitalisme aanduidt.’ Meer info & tickets:

New Performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a new performance by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms (both working at Marci Panis) in collaboration with the moon. A playful journey through different realities, this new performance is based on the Metonic score: a cycle where the Moon returns to exactly the same place in the night sky and against the same backdrop of the stars every 19 years. Especially for the occasion of the premiere at SPRING in Autumn, they have prepared the exact same night sky in Utrecht as it was in 1603, the year the witch-hunt ended in the Netherlands and 2059, the year of the first human settlement on the moon. The waning half-moon is the best time to reverse circumstances. For the performance, Andrea Božić and Julia Willms have collected night-time dreams, memories, scientific models, moon rituals and SciFi fiction, all relating to the moon, spanning from the distant past to the deep-time future. The two performers take the audience on a journey through these different realities merging them with the architectural space of the theatre, so they all take place at the same time here and now.  How To Exit a Reality (Attempt 1 of 19) is a performance based on the escape room principle: we are looking for an exit but every time we find one, we end up in another reality. The two performers apply dream logic and gameplay to the world, approaching it as an existential virtual game – one that we can navigate, change, shift and play, or attempt to exit its logic. Every exit we take brings us to yet another reality – until even the space here and now becomes yet another fluid fiction. 

28 October 19:00 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
29 October 19:00 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
29 October 21:30 SPRING in Autumn, Utrecht        – tickets
3 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets
4 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets
5 December 20:30 Frascati, Amsterdam                  – tickets

Short List Prix de Rome 2021

Maar liefst twee van onze Marci Panii zijn geselecteerd voor de Prix de Rome 2021!

De internationale jury van de Prix de Rome selecteerde vier kunstenaars voor de shortlist van de Prix de Rome Beeldende Kunst 2021. De genomineerden zijn: Mercedes Azpilicueta en Coralie Vogelaar, die beide hier in Marci Panis een studio hebben, en daarnaast Alexis Blake en Silvia Martes.

De Prix de Rome is de oudste en meest genereuze prijs voor talentvolle kunstenaars en architecten in Nederland.

Interview met Erik Lindner

Op site van Voertaal staat een interview met Marci Panis’ dichter, schrijver en redacteur Erik Lindner: ‘Raster en Terras hebben mijn hang naar internationalisme geïntensiveerd’. Lees het hier: Over de gevolgen van corona voor de kunst en literatuur, het werk aan zijn nieuwe roman, over het tijdschrift Terras waarvan hij tot recent redacteur een aanjager was, en natuurlijk de poëzie.

Paradiso heropent op 8 juli met HEROPERA

TRICKSTER presenteert op woensdag 8 juli in de grote zaal van Paradiso te Amsterdam een nieuwe versie van de opera HEROPERA.

TRICKSTER  is een collectief van vijf kunstenaars opgeleid in verschillende disciplines (theater, muziek, beeldende kunst, scenografie) en bestaat uit Nina Boas, Barbara Ellison, ieke Trinks, Mariëlle Verdijk en Marci Panis’ eigen Nathalie Smoor.

HERO/PERA (revisited) is een post-normale herneming van het ‘ad-lib’ futuristisch operadrama HEROPERA dat TRICKSTER in 2018 maakte ter ere van haar 10-jarig jubileum.

Deur: 19:30
Start: 20:30
Einde: 22:30
Tickets: €20,- (vooraf kopen verplicht) ga naar link:

HERO/PERA (revisited) is mede mogelijke gemaakt door het Fonds Podiumkunsten en particuliere bijdragen via de Anjeractie van het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. 

Kate Cooper conversation at Rhizome

Marci Panis’ kunstenaar Kate Cooper wordt op 1 mei geïnterviewd door Rhizome:

On the occasion of New Museum’s “Screen Series Online: Kate Cooper,” Rhizome has invited the artist and presentation curator, Jeanette Bisschops, New Museum Curatorial Fellow, to discuss Cooper’s vivid and provocative CGI videos on view as part of Screens Series Online, and to preview forthcoming work. This conversation will take place online.

Watch Cooper’s Infection Drivers (2019) before the event, here.

To join the conversation event on May 1, RSVP to for a link and reminder.

Plekgedicht van Erik Lindner op Kastanjehof

Marci Panislid, schrijver en dichter Erik Lindner schreef deze zomer op Kastanjehof een plekgedicht. Kastanjehof is een klein woonzorgcentrum aan het Kastanjeplein in Amsterdam-Oost. Het gedicht ‘Alles hangt waterpas …’ is te lezen op de ramen van Kastanjehof en vormt letterlijk een grens tussen binnen en buiten.

Op de donkerste dag van het jaar, 20 december 2019, werd vanuit Kastanjehof een feestelijke Buurtdag georganiseerd die die tevens de ingebruikname van de nieuwe Koffiebar, Infobalie, Plantenpension, Buurtkamer en Erik Lindners Plekgedicht inluidde. Samen met de dichter, kramenzetter, pianist, danser, buurtbewoners, fitness-instructeur, lichtman, plantendeskundige, kok, ontwerper, kunstenaar en anderen werden het Kastanjeplein en de Kastanjehof in het licht gezet.

Spectra Salon: Unverifiable Reality

On Saturday 7 December 2019 from 19:00 – 23:30 TILT presents the Spectra Salon: Unverifiable Reality

Join us for an evening delving into unverifiable reality with guests: performance by Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, a marathon of Tarot readings by Billy Mullaney, a pseudo-interactive installation by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms and a response and conversation with Konstantina Georgelou.

At Spectra | Studio, Marci Panis, Marcusstraat 52 | 1D, Amsterdam
Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 19.00 hrs

Note (!): Billy’s Tarot readings start already the night before and take place for 28 continuous hours, every half hour from Friday 6 December at 20.00 to Saturday 7 December at midnight. Please check availability via this link:
and reserve your preferred time slot by sending an email to

Entrance free. Donations welcome.

Produced by TILT. Spectra | Salons are made possible by the financial contribution of the Gemeente Amsterdam / Stadsdeel Oost. Supported by Marci Panis.


Beginning: 19.00 hrs

Future Present by Tchelet Pearl Weisstub with Haian Arshied
Performance at around 20.15

Welcome, I Have Been Expecting You – the hermit crossed with the three of cups by Billy Mullaney
Tarot readings, one-to-one durational performance – ongoing from 6 December at 20.00 to 7 December at midnight (every half hour for 28 hours)

Zandloper (Hourglass) by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms
Audio-visual installation – ongoing

A response and a conversation with Konstantina Georgelou and the artists
Around 21.00

Welcome, I Have Been Expecting You – the hermit crossed with the three of cups by Billy Mullaney

I have read tarot cards for over twelve years, but only recently initiated a dramaturgical analysis of tarot readings as a performance practice, and even more recently was convinced to situate this practice in aesthetic spaces such as visual art galleries or theatres.

Of course all reality is unverifiable–however, tarot cards are perfectly suited (no pun intended) to take advantage of this condition. They encourage syllogistic thought by presenting a recombinant set of images, idioms, and statements that we commit to reading as self-representational.

Like any projective test, the mode of spectatorship promotes a gaze that unfolds and immediately prunes a web of connotations from its dense, arbitrary (but not random) symbology.

Unlike a projective test, it is spooky.

“Unverifiable Reality” points to a crucial mechanism of tarot readings as a site of performance. Because it’s unverifiable, we are able to individually commit to reading each spread–after all, the unverifiable is also un-disprovable.

Future Present by Tchelet Pearl Weisstub with Haian Arshied

These days, together with Haian Arshied (a musician I have been working with for the past few years), I am developing an immersive sculpture and performance called: Future Present. In the coming Salon we will share the first baby steps of this new work.
Haian will be playing a theremin on low frequencies from The Schumann resonances spectrum (7.38 HZ- 30 HZ) that are a set of peaks in the Earth’s electromagnetic field. At the same time I will be amplifying the sound of my now pregnant body.

In our research, we summon ancient female deities in order to help us evoke a cyclical and maternal experience of time. We do this in order to counter an accelerating experience of time in which the landscape is increasingly occupied with Earthing Technologies. (Innovations that attempt to regulate environmental changes).

Zandloper (Hourglass) by Andrea Božić and Julia Willms

Glass is made of sand. Windows are made of sand. Bulbs are made of sand. Wineglasses are made of sand. Concrete is made of sand. Asphalt is made of sand. Roads are made of sand. Parking lots are made of sand. Runways are made of sand. Swimming pools are made of sand. Railroads are made of sand. Walls are made of sand. Houses are made of sand. Buildings are made of sand. Electronics are made of sand. Cellphone screens are made of sand. Monitors are made of sand. Beaches are made of sand. Coasts are made of sand. Sea bottom is made of sand. River bottom is made of sand. Sand castles are made of sand. Sand play is made of sand. Filtration in water-treatment facilities is made of sand. Septic systems are made of sand. Paint is made of sand. Nail polish is made of sand. Solar panels are made of sand. Wind turbines are made of sand. Billion dollar business is made of sand.

Drinks are available for an affordable price. Cash preferred.

Produced by TILT. Spectra | Salons are made possible by the financial contribution of the Gemeente Amsterdam / Stadsdeel Oost. Supported by Marci Panis.

Mercedes Azpilicueta in het Van Abbe

In het Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is vanaf 30 november nieuw werk te zien van Marci Panis’ Mercedes Azpilicueta. Zij maakte voor de tentoonstelling Positions 5 nieuw werk geluid, video, kostuums en (wand)tapijten omvat, geïnspireerd op de Argentijnse legende rondom Lucía Miranda, zoals opgetekend door de vrouwelijke 19de-eeuwse auteur Eduarda Mansilla.