Claudia van Dijk and Arden Rzewnicki invite women to come and give birth in the Amsterdamse Bos. In their program Opnieuw Kijken they call for a reorientation of the way we bring new life into the world.
Together with (future) parents, Rzewnicki and Van Dijk create a birthing space where babies can be welcomed in the Amsterdamse Bos. Lectures and workshops address both the practical needs and the meaning of a birth space and create opportunities for examining the birthing process. What do we know about birth, and what is the basis for this knowledge? How do we wish to receive the next generation?
Arden Rzewnicki (USA, 1978) is a designer and artist and Claudia van Dijk (NL, 1972)) is an artist and midwife. They met through pregnancy, and this was the beginning of an active exchange and profound research into birth and the foundations of the system within which birthing takes place.
10.00 a.m. – noon: Henry Weessies (facilitator), Systemic research about our relation with birth, sexuality and death.
This program is part of LEVEN/LIEFDE / DOOD
2.00 – 4.00 p.m.: Ria Mariasdochter Beyens (vroedvrouw voor de vrouw), Placenta Tree
4.00 – 6.00 p.m.: Meet & Greet
June 5 and 18, 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.: Belly-house, children’s workshop (4+), costs € 3. To sign up, click here
June 8, 7.30 – 8.30 p.m.: Dr. Saskia Bosman (biologist, independent researcher), The Pineal Gland
June 9, 8.00 – 9.30 p.m.: Sophie Albers (humanistics) Leven geven, betekenis geven
8.00 – 9.30 p.m.: Deirdre Donoghue (artist, doula, activist) The mother as a political figure
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Janneke van der Putten (artist) Holding Space with Sound
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Janneke van der Putten (artist), solo performance of her project ‘Aurora’, with public performance of workshop Holding Space with Sound (jannekevanderputten.nl).
11.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.: Hans Götze (trainer) Fathers welcome future fathers
2.00 – 4.00 p.m.: Ida van der Lee (ritual artist) Cradle ceremony
June 16, 8.00 p.m.: Rebekka Visser (visionary midwife), Weet ik veel!….
[Admission free for above program / locations and info.: www.opnieuwkijken.nl]
3.00 – 5.00 p.m.: Dr. Annine van der Meer (theologian, historian, symbolism expert) The Evolution of birth-symbols: Birthing or Mating?
5.00 – 6.00 p.m.: Bites by SulSolSal
6.00 – 7.30 p.m.: Scott Kirschenbaum, (documentary maker), sneak preview ‘Of Woman Born’, Lievnath Faber (film scholar)
[€10 full program / €7,5 half program]
1.30 – 2.30: Belly House, kids workshops (4+), costs € 3,00. Sign up here
6.00 – 7.30 p.m.: Screening of The Motherhood Archives, by Irene Lusztig [€6 film + bites]. Sign up here