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vrijplaats De Vloek at TodaysArt

Posted by Interniek on 25 September, 2014

During this year’s TodaysArt festival, autonomous social centre de Vloek invites visitors for a night of art and underground music on Friday the 26th of September.


Fire Performance by Arjan van Drunen between 19:00 and 21:00

Bling 22.00 – 23.15
Club-Res – Live 23.15 – 00.15
Failotron (Hun) – Live 00.15 – 01.15
Former Descent – Live 01.15 – 02.00
Black Helicopters – Live 02.00 – 03.00
Skulpt – Live 03.00 – 04.00
Stefan ZMK 04.00 – 05.00

Jonas Staal – Be free, or else… – video installation, continuous
ReFunc, JobArt and PAuL – landmark
Arjan van Drunen – Fire Performance – start 19:00

De Vloek

De Vloek is a social cultural space in the harbour of Scheveningen that was squatted over 12 years ago. Starting off as a place where touring bands could play, over time /de Vloek /has grown to become a unique example of DIY bottom-up organisation that houses a vegan/organic restaurant, a venue for bands and theatre groups to perform or practice and workspaces for a number of artists and cultural entrepreneurs, including longstanding Todaysart partners Refunc. The broad range of visitors that frequent de Vloek has helped bring life to a part of the harbour that had been neglected for years.

With the introduction of the squatting ban in the Netherlands, autonomous spaces like de Vloek are on the decline. As such de Vloek has become one of the few places left in the Netherlands where underground
music, DIY projects and cultural activities can blossom without the pressure of high rent; it is one of those places where intention and ideology can still be at the heart of things, instead of profitability.

In an increasingly gentrified harbour area, the mere existence of de Vloek has become an act of dissent. Dissent against the yuppification of the area, and the ‘ivory tower’ politics that drive it.

Recently it became clear that social and cultural center De Vloek in Scheveningen Haven is threatened with eviction in order to make way for a sailing center. Support De Vloek by signing the petition and participating in actions.

De Vloek
Hellingweg 127
Den Haag


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