This summer, Sickhouse takes over the Los Hoes, the old farmhouse in the backyard of Rijksmuseum Twenthe. The Los Hoes moved from De Lutte to the backyard of Rijksmuseum Twenthe in the late 1930s. After being closed to the public for a long time, the Los Hoes has reopened in the summer months since 2022.
In the farmhouse, now renamed to "Sickhoes," Sickhouse presents a selection of videos related to the museum's exhibitions and our research within the virtual world.
The program presented in the tiny cinema changes every month. Each month a Sickhoes opening, Sickhouse style will be hosted to introduce the new works in an interactive atmosphere. The audience is then invited to actively participate, engage and share.
Thursday 25 of May marks the first iteration of our video program by Sickhoes, we selected three videos questioning our self becoming within the virtual realm. The work presented are talking about identity, virtual and artificial consciousness, human and non human collective futures.
PROGRAM (videos are looping starting at 19.00)
- Ryan Cherewaty, Memory of Death’s Dream, 14.23 min
Caught between sleep and dreamstate, conscious and unconscious, alive and non-alive, human and non-human... how are these lines delineated, and by whom? Memory of Death’s Dream is an animated film that explores ideas about the future of human consciousness when viewed from the perspective of an artificial intelligence.
- BBB_ , Raving Narcissistic Algorithm #5, 5.04 min, Gameplay within Songs of Cyborgeoisie
Songs of Cyborgeoisie is a philosophical audio-visual journey through a sci-fi universe, populated by technological, organic, and fantastic beings who share their sorrows and hopes, in order to heal human imagination from the pervading techno-dystopian narratives.
- Angela Washko, The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, Playing A Girl, 20.48 min
From 2012-2016, Angela Washko created performances as The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft inside the most popular multiplayer online video game of all time. Instead of killing enemies, getting better equipment, and exploring dungeons like she did for many years prior, Washko started traveling to major towns in the game-space to discuss the ways in which women, femmes, and non-binary people are treated in WoW with other players.
Sickhouse @ RMT next
doors open at 19.00
video screening from 19.00 to 22.00
Sicktour 19.15 ( join the Sick tour, where you can touch all kind of things in the museum :)
Festive opening of Sickhoes words at 21.15