This September we re-open MELLY through a TRANSITION program. We wonder what it means to be together again, at a distance, in MELLY? How do we navigate and share our thoughts, ideas, and feelings offline?

The TRANSITION program kicks off on 4 September 2020 at with Looking Back/Looking Forward, as part of Kunstavond XL. This eventful evening is led by Fellows and youngsters of the Work Learn Program 2019/2020 and co-organised by Aqueene Wilson and Ban Tawfiq. We’ll invite old colleagues and youngsters to come together and celebrate the reopening of MELLY with the premiere of their collaborative video shot by artist and filmmaker Robert-Jonathan Koeyers.

We’ll end the evening with the launch of the video by Chanel Vyent and Evelyn Bakker, in which they individually share the creative practice behind I KNOW TEN THOUSAND WOMEN and taking their project offline and into MELLY. Chanel and Evelyn will return to MELLY on 12 September for the event TRANSITION: When Art Becomes Active.

A performance piece that bridges the gap between an individual online search for a collective offline experience with the focus on performance, art, and awareness.


During the first three weeks MELLY will host music events and choreographed live performances, organized by our Collective Learning Fellows Tyler Calister and Ban Tawfiq. The TRANSITION program culminates with a KEYNOTE lecture by Silvia Federici, addressing the interconnection of health and political crisis, moderated by iLiana Fokianiki.