For this edition of Hoogtij #73 we present Weird Angles, with works by Gerco de Ruijter, Thom Vink, and radio collaboration with RadioTonka bringing DJs dsrpturs, Margarita, 4/4 en Robber. Doors open at 19.00. Free entrance.
Besides screening the film ‘Grid Corrections XL’ by Gerco de Ruijter (2018), Quartair artist Thom Vink will show a new photo installation, and Radio Tonka presents an audio-visual performance by Zethera Elektrika at 19.30, 21.00 & 22.30.
RadioTonka will be live from Quartair from 23:00 to 03:00 AM on Den Haag FM.
RadioTonka is The Hague’s underground radio station, since 1994. Next to a diverse night broadcast program on DenHaag FM, RadioTonka functions as a roaming stage and platform, supporting djs and musicians, with a focus on new talent, experimentation and artistic growth.
Sinds 1994 is RadioTonka het alternatieve radiostation van Den Haag. Naast decdagelijkse nachtradio programmering op DenHaag FM, fungeert RadioTonka als een nomadisch podium en platform ter ondersteuning van dj’s en muzikanten, toegespitst op nieuw talent, experiment en artistieke groei.
Zethera Elektrika presents a new koncept of reality that tackles the kore fundamental problems of the universe that we are konfronted, preventing us from kreating a utopia that lies within reach of us all.
Zethera Elektrika reveals the true nature of the divine force that lies at the essence of our being and shapes our realities, and guides all that lives and is blessed with the power of konsiousness.
About ‘Grid Corrections XL’ by Gerco de Ruijter (2018)
After the US Civil War in 1785 president Thomas Jefferson established a grid-system in order to allocate the North American West. This so called “Thomas Jefferson Grid” was made by superimposing a rectangular grid on the earth surface, drawn from exact square miles.
Since a round earth does not lend itself to a repeating network of equal-sized squares, the checkerboard of roads is fractionally shifted.
Take a square piece of paper, wrap it around an orange and observe the tapering folds in the paper, If you want to cover the earth with checkerboards, you can only do so if you outsmart the folds in the paper. The system has to be corrected in order to continue as though nothing has been corrected.
The north-south boundaries in the grid are on the lines of longitude, which converge to the north. The roads that follow these boundaries must dogleg every twenty-four miles to counter the diminishing distances: It is easy to see in Google Earth how these repeated corrections have produced fascinating crossroads: T-Junctions, straight or curved, and always inventive.
Gerco de Ruijter collected hundreds of these corrections and created this stop-motion film as a dazzling way of how humanity has tried to exert control over the earth. Nature may seem stronger than humanity, but at the same time humans constantly manage to overcome nature with their boundless inventiveness.
Grid Corrections (The Book) was published by nai010:
The film was made possible with the generous support of the Mondrian Fund, Amsterdam.