Janneke van der Putten

The lengthy walks, tours and listening studies that Janneke Van der Putten (Amsterdam, 1985) performs are an important starting point for her work. She uses her voice as an instrument to scan or articulate a particular situation or space, and thereby allow an environment’s often-hidden features to be experienced. The work is driven by the rhythms of nature and the transitions of day and night.

The exhibition opened at the new moon and closes on the day of the full moon. Van der Putten’s practice is a form of psychogeography. She establishes relationships between herself and an external reality, such as a cemetery in Rotterdam, the isle of Vassivière, Lima’s urban environment, or the desert coast of Peru, and in direct proportion to things, such as bird sounds, gunshots, and echoes.