corona program

infiltrating public space



06.07 – 13.07 2020

location: former gay sauna / public space

This week was all about organized infiltration. Het resort invited artists to take back the public domain. While the public space is under pressure from mandatory consumerism and (temporary) restrictive laws, we're aiming to regain space for artistic expression — taking art out of the buildings and onto the communal grounds.


Femmes Fontaines - Elise Ehry and Kitty Maria

The fountain as a wasteful, passive and a decorative force parallels the corporate perception of female labour even today. Elise Ehry (FR) and Kitty Maria (NL)will find the right corporate area in Groningen to temporarily take place as human fountains. They started their project investigating the codec of the air hostess uniforms five years ago through a state of perpetual off-dutiness.


A Bakery for Nobody - Jessie Tam and Reon Córdova

A place where those who were left are blended with yeast.


Canal Infiltration unit one and two - Lee Mc Donald and Kimball Holth

One floates, the other tickles. The work playfully places art on the canal using it to frame and activate the water.


Subcounscious Mining - Alban Karsten

During this week of interventions in Groningen's public space, Alban started by visiting a hypnotherapist, to find out how he is subconsciously affected by public space and its subliminal enticements. In this session he asked his subconscious to develop ideas for interventions that he found most appropriate, where this became the unanticipated outcome.


Sound Installation - Leandro Barzabal

A sound installation made of a resonating bridge will be an occasion to take some time to do some deep listening on the close environment. No added effects on the sound, just the amplified bridge, it's acoustic phenomena and a contemplating voice of a participant (in Dutch).


Drilling the Blue - Michiel Teeuw & Samantha Pellarini

WHO gets to feel at home in public space? Who belongs there- do you? A one-week investigation of meta-performance, reading, writing, filming and a lot of thinking.


Celebrating the Emancipated Image - Olga Micinska

The intervention takes form of a series of posters spread around the city, which intend to propagate a non-conventional image of a builder. Coming into a playful dialogue with the format of a commercial advertisement and the visual language established by the fashion industry, this guerrilla campaign is also the very first appearance of “The Building Institute” in the public space - an educational organization initiated by Iris Boering and Olga Micińska.





OPEN CALL for Infiltrating Public Space

Deadline: 19/6/2020 .  23:59

Work period: 06/07/2020 ––– 13/07/2020


We invite you to join resorters Kitty Maria (S03E01/2020), Elise Ehry (S02E01/2019) and Alban Karsten (S01E03/2018) in this open call: Infiltrating Public Space

These resorters have build their works at a gas station, swimming pool and the gay sauna and now they will be back to reclaim the public domain of Groningen. Have a plan for a work in public space? Find yourself a partner and send us your idea!


We will select project proposals that can be presented in public space. This can be any place in the city of Groningen that could be considered as public property. For example parks, squares, public buildings, rooftops and transport facilities. During the week (6-13 July), you will present, perform or place your work in public space, and you can work from the sauna building or (if preferred) from your own studio. Het Resort will document the presentations of the projects in text and image and share these online.

In the light of current affairs and big global crises we are experiencing, we feel the urgency to prioritize themes that address:

1. the current human rights and equality debate

2. the corona-crisis theme’s like; health(care)issues, restrictive measures, crowd control and wayfinding innovations and the economic and social consequences of it all. We want to keep the debate going, however we do not want to push towards expressions of protests or highly provocative artworks.

HET RESORT IS supported by:

Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Groningen