Deltaworkers launches artist-in-residence program in New Orleans

On September 21st at 8PM, Deltaworkers, an artist-in-residence program, introduces itself to the city of New Orleans with a special screening of the film ‘Rotterdam 2040’ by artist Gyz La Riviere (location TBA).

Deltaworkers is an international multidisciplinary residency program, run by artist/curator Joris Lindhout and curator Maaike Gouwenberg, both from the Netherlands. This fall Deltaworkers host their first guests in Chateau Curioso, photographer Maria Levitsky’s beautifully restored mansion in the Holy Cross neighborhood.

Eco-scifi film

From September 10th until December 16th the following artists will stay in New Orleans through the Deltaworkers program: artist Timmy van Zoelen (NL), who is working on an eco-scifi film staged in the swamps, Tijdelijke Samenscholing (NL), a theatre and music collective, artist Jeremiah Day (US/NL) will present a performative event and artist Dafna Maimon (FIN) will create a performance connected to New Orleans’ film industry.

During Deltaworkers’ 2014 program, there will be several film screening, presentations and public moments during which the artists share their findings. In addition to the mentioned artists also designers, architects and directors will be hosted and presented during the program. 

Emphasis on local connection

Since their first visit to New Orleans in 2010, curators Joris Lindhout and Maaike Gouwenberg have been working on establishing a cultural exchange program between the North American South and Europe. Therefore Deltaworkers builds on existing connections between The Netherlands and New Orleans, and forms new connections with local institutions, the surrounding region and other European counties.

The location of the film screening on Sunday, September 21st (location TBA) forms an introduction to the place where the curators come from: the Dutch delta, specifically the city of Rotterdam. Updates and developments on Deltaworkers can be found at the projects’ blog and Facebook