Nachtsalon Huis Marseille, a brothel for cultural exploration

May 6, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event, Music
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Ridz, advertises, produces indie/electronic music, performs throughout the Netherlands but ultimately always ends up at an Amsterdam based ensemble... then he blogs about all these things.

As a spoiled kid I always thought museums were boring. I’d rather stay at home and play Mario Kart on my Nintendo. It wasn’t until my early adolescence that I got to appreciate other kinds of art than film or music. I do believe that museums can improve their character by adding some contemporary spiciness to their expos.

Luckily, these aspirations are being realized. For example on Friday May 13th the infamous ensemble behind Amsterdam’s legendary museumnacht (n8) is organizing a ‘Nachtsalon’ at Huis Marseille; museum for photography. An evening filled with a films, live music and geo-spots amongst others. Yes, an event combining almost every aspect of what we write about on this cultural platform. A few examples of what you can expect during this cultural journey:

  • Creative activationists of Curious Behaviour presenting their unpredictable smell-orientated theatre to remind us of places we visited.
  • Expo’s on round-the-world photography by Marrigje de Maar and Bert Teunissen.
  • Fresh indie-folk music played by local rockstars ‘Bird on the Wire’.
  • Mini-lectures based on ‘China on Spinach’ with critical speakers on museums, media and tradition in China and the Netherlands.
  • A grand finale in the basement of Huis Marseille with international foods, beverages and an interactive performance by DJ duo Zanzibar (Some Chemistry & Stijn Sadee); playing soundtracks to your journeys.

An interview I did presenting the concept of Zanzibar

An interview with Curious Behaviour

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