Special event in the ENCI quarry, Sunday 3rd of September 12 – 6 pm, Maastricht


‘TRANSITION ZONE’ is a project about connections, participation and visibility. It is a project about art and research, and the presentation of its results in situ, in the ENCI area. This special location is one in which various experienced notions of place are making particular changes possible.


In this transition area all kinds of new places and possibilities are created that are relevant for artistic research in situ. These places are all staffed by various parties or stakeholders, who each have their own interest in the (re)allocation and rearrangement of the ENCI quarry, which is scheduled to be completed provisionally by 2019. The different stakeholders – including ‘Natuurmonumenten’, ENCI employees, new companies, local residents, recreationists, as well as the Maastricht Natural History Museum – all provide their own perspective and create their own notion of place in this way. We think that these various parties can exist side by side in this special location, and tell their own story, no matter how controversial they may be. This offers distinct opportunities for artists who take the ‘incompatible’ as a starting point for their research and who seek to make this aspect visible, perceptible and negotiable by means of their work.


Consequently, we invited 12 young artists who will follow the different parties involved, for one and a half year. They do so through conversations and giving them a voice, which will provide them a basis for their research and work. The status of the research, the collaboration among the various parties and the results will be presented to the public at specific moments, in several qualified and experimental ways. At the same time the public will be invited to participate in these specific events.


On September 3rd ‘TRANSITION ZONE’ organises a special event in the context of the EAA conference in Maastricht. In the ENCI quarry several presentations of the participants take place, including open-air exhibitions, performances, lectures, film screenings and tours.


Location: ENCI quarry and surrounding ENCI area. Entrance at Chalet d’n Observant, Lage Kanaaldijk 115, Maastricht (

Time: Sunday 3rd of September 12 – 6pm

With: Christian Berens, Maarten Davidse, Karel Dicker, Emile Hermans, Eline Kersten, Charlotte Koenen, Charlotte Lagro, Miriam Sentler, Sanne Vaassen, Joep Vossebeld, Simon Weins and Gladys Zeevaarders.

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