Janneke van der Putten
‘‘‘The Playground In Re-Turn’’’
Dora Tamanaplein, Amsterdam (De Pijp district)
12 May 2012 5-5.30pm




'''The Playground In Re-Turn' is the closing event after a month of listening, observing and intervening in one of the city's special sites. It is a waiting place. By standing still, it guatters, amplifies and welcomes. Mostly dogs. Less children. Now and then a midnight jogger. It is a landscape with sounds. Wind, birds, people. A natural happening. Different maps.

The event is part of project 'Field: Dora Tamanaplein' which includes field research 'The Playground', field performance 'The Playground In Re-Turn', field writing 'Re-Turn To The Playground' and field recording 'Re-Turning'. The field writing is a paper that would be published in the end of May; you can see it on this website and on www.jannekevanderputten.nl. 

"This place. I used to be afraid of its echo. It is here I grew up, once. Now, how does it sound in here? A local told me she saw a man walking with a cowbell, clapping around and jamming with a stick. Called the police. After all these troubles with youth from the Diamant neigbourhood.'''

Saturday 12 May 2012, 17:00 - 17:30 hrs




Location: Dora Tamanaplein (Pijp district), Amsterdam

Image: Janneke van der Putten, The Playground In Re-Turn, 2012, photo by Martin Alberts, Collection Stadsarchief Amsterdam, 25 March 1991


I explore process evolvements which react to a multiplicity of settings, contexts and subject matters. This has varied from responding to the architecture of a church to perceptions on something as intuitive as a carrot. I am interested in the way contents are generated as a consequence of relations, such as reactions and interpretations upon the working material. I find it fascinating when a present state of this material-content incorporates traces of action as indicators of time. My voice being the main medium I work with, my aim is to contextualize the use of the human voice within the fields of graphic notations and oral traditions, through a responsive way of working.”

Janneke van der Putten (1985, Netherlands) lives and works in Rotterdam. She is currently a participant of the MA Artistic Research, a collaboration between Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague and holds a BA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam. She has been part of the Honors Program, GRA & UvA, Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions include Extremely Close and Incredibly Slow, ASCA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012); Dimanche Rouge #13, Petit Bain, Paris, France (2012); PAEkort, Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Farmers medley, TENT, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2011); NOTATIONS 21, Glazenhuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2011); Dolf Henkes Award Ceremony, TENT, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2011); ARTchive, Artpie 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2010); Radio Rood, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009); Palais Paradiso, Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2009); Garage Biennale, San Francisco, USA (2008);  Experience as infinite differencesEllen de Bruijne, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2007).