Club de Gootsteen 2010
An underground music club that exists in the imagination of the participants .
I installed two speakers under two street tiles fitted with kitchen sinks and invited 8 amateur musicians from the neighborhood. I recorded their music and played it for 8 consecutive months. Day and night out of the music club under the street tiles
Every month I invited an artist to design a poster to announce that month’s musician. Among the artists I invited were Bert Scholten, Waynehorse and Bart Nijstad.
During the period of eight months the club started to be known in the neighborhood and people started to advise Jouwersma where more home-musicians could be found or they would inquire about the last musician they heard "playing" in the club. In the night teenagers hung around the sounds coming from the tiles under their feet and when snow covered the streets a muffled trumpet or elderly choir could be heard somewhere under the snow.
The club gave rise to some form of perplexity among it's spectators, but worked socially binding among it's participants. All the physical parts were finally presented in a gallery together with a newspaper that reported about the events that happend during the eight months of existence.
Musicians: O.N.S. - Willem Jan Stienstra - Heleen Ytsma - Frans van Rijn - Yar Mohammad Alizai -Eddy Kamstra - Sebastiaan Vos - Basisschool de Pendinghe Poster Designers: Bert Scholten, Marijke ten Caat, Bart Nijstad, Gijs Deddens, Martine Rademakers, Astrid Florentinus, Alfred Boland, Waynehorse
Type : Public music club during 8 months
Space: Noorderstation Groningen
Context: A Trainstation with a pub on the corner in a quiet neighborhood.
Materials: sewer tubes, speakers, sinks, street tiles. Posters, Flyers, stickers.
Thanks to: All Musicians, Designers and Klaas Koetje.
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