SHIMMER PRESENTS THE GROUP EXHIBITION “MY MEMORY’S SKY” CURATED BY ELOISE SWEETMAN
JASON HENDRIK HANSMA
“My Memory’s Sky” presented two polymer artworks by Shanta Rao installed on a window and a dresser
door. On the balcony lay two glass works by Jason Hendrik Hansma and draped on the back of a chair was
Gwenneth Boelens’ woven textile works made of electro-conductive and reflective fibres. On the bedside
table a wireless speaker quietly played “On the Waves With” - a program of playlists made by members of
Shimmer’s community including PUBLICS in Helsinki and creatives from Rotterdam: Ada M. Patterson, Bert
Scholten, Danny Giles, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Ulufer Çelik, Yin Yin Wong, and Yoeri Guépin.
Shimmer is influenced by anthropologist and feminist theorist Deborah Bird Rose’s talk ‘Shimmer, when all you love is being trashed.’ Her learning pushes us to pay attention. In this way, Shimmer hopes the art works and the multifaceted others
gather and stretch across and over time with us.
Alongside our experimental exhibitions, are programs such as the events program Sunday Mornings with..., as well as informal online reading aloud program Across The Way with.. and an online mixtape On the Waves with... to move with both the
personal and the public space.