Fwd: Postponed/Uitgesteld: 11 February opening Hermit Hut II: Ruin & An Afternoon on Ruins @Mediamatic

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The Afternoon in Ruins event this coming Friday, 11th February has been canceled as I tested positive for Covid. Fortunately I don’t have any serious symptoms. Mediamatic will reschedule the event and announce the new time and date soon!

Wegens corona besmetting opening uitgesteld een nieuwe datum volgt!



Opening Hermit Hut II: Ruin
Volgende week vrijdag 11 Februari om 16:00 uur open ik een nieuw fase van mijn Tumulus tuin bij Mediamatic Hermit Hut II: Ruin en daaropvolgend om 17:30 een artist talk: An afternoon on Ruins met Arne Hendriks.
Je bent van harte uitgenodigd!/ You are cordially invited!


In late November, the Tumulus hermit hut collapsed- the rammed earthbag roof caving in under the weight of the rain. Ruchama immediately committed to rebuild, but she took this opportunity to rethink the design and the installation’s relation to the surrounding architecture. To stabilize the structure, she decided to use more resilient materials- moss-covered rocks and recycled construction debris: bricks, tiles, dockside paving stones, bits of her own ceramics broken in the collapse.

Patched together, Tumulus Hut II sits low on the ground: a readymade 21st century ruin equal parts romantic hermitage and abandoned squat. It is offered as a proposition taken out of time: both as a reminder of a shabbier, messier old Amsterdam, and as a pointer towards a possible alternative post-growth future.  The Tumulus ruin is an unguarded border checkpoint sited in the no man’s land between development and entropy, renewal, and decay where the visitor is invited to step back for a moment and reflect on how she got here and where to go to next?

More information Hermit Hut II: Ruin text by Dick Hebdige >>> https://www.mediamatic.net/nl/page/384100/hermit-hut-ii-ruin


Tumulus is an enclosed garden installation that functions as a natural ruin, compost heap, soil sculpture, seedbed, earthwork, dyeing source, and dunghill. A bio-based celebration of seasonality, weed power and the magic of fermentation. Over the course of several seasons, Since june 2019, artist Ruchama Noorda transforms the installation into a living sculpture and green performance site. See all cycli here.

Artist talk on ruins

At 17:30 there will also be an artist talk with Ruchama Noorda and Arne Hendriks about ruins and decay. They will discuss their projects that are build-to-collapse and transform into ever-changing cycli. How can we integrate decay as part of an artwork? And how to collaborate better with materials of unstable and unpredictable nature? Free entrance. More information here


Opening Tumulus Hermit Hut II: Ruin by Ruchama Noorda
11 Februari, 16:00 
Free entrance
Mediamatic Biootoop, Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam



Ruchama Noorda


Email: info@ruchama.com

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