THE ENCI WORKS
The ENCI WORKS is a series of commissioned events and collaborations dedicated to the history of the region of Mount St. Pete in Maastricht and the nearby cement factory ENCI, which is closing after having been productive for almost a century. These interventions took place between 2016 and late 2017 and will be shown in a new museum, opening near the old quarry in 2020. This project, called TRANSITION ZONE, is initiated by Dr. Krien Clevis and involves 11 other contemporary artists who are all targeting different aspects of the area and are all working together with different partners. For more information, click here.
Flintstone Fields (2017) was a performance/gathering, in collaboration with artist Krista Smulders and historian Martin Poesen. For one day, the tennis fields, originally build for the factory's employees and hidden in one of the old quarries, were opened to the public. To bring a humoristic note to this event, the different teams were dressed in outfits representing the groups that dominated the history of this place: Dinosaurs, Neanderthals, Romans and Industrial workers.
Everything becomes, nothing is (2017) was a film screening taking place at night in the old quarry, showing a site-specific film made in collaboration with historian Martin Poesen. The film connected various stories of the area, ranging from the Stone Age until the present.