NIVA TO NENETS picnic-quiz

Posted by Rosanne on Thursday May 31st 2012 at 23:37

Vrijdag 8 Juni, Extrapool, Tweede Walstraat 5, 6511 LN Nijmegen, Nederland.

NIVA TO NENETS is een interactieve roadmovie waarvoor Rosanne van Klaveren in 2013 haar Lada Niva naar de Nenets in het noordwesten van Rusland zal rijden. Dit (semi-)nomadische rendierhoudersvolk worstelt met het voortbestaan van traditionele leefwijzen. De kunstenaar wil haar geliefde auto ter ondersteuning aan hen kado doen. Samen met haar publiek onderzoekt zij hoe paradoxaal ‘hulp brengen’ eigenlijk is en welke posities zij ten opzichte van de Nenets in kan nemen. Ieder standpunt is gekoppeld aan een bijpassend picknick-hapje en vormt een mogelijk antwoord op de quiz-vragen. De deelnemers kunnen ter plekke hun positie verdedigen in een geïmproviseerde filmstudio en zodoende een rol spelen in de NIVA TO NENETS roadmovie.

De ‘zaal’ gaat open om 20:30 uur en we starten om 21:00 uur. Extrapool vraagt 5 euro entree.

FOOD RELATED workshop in Tromsø

Posted by Rosanne on Saturday October 8th 2011 at 11:03

During her workingperiod in Kilpisjärvi, Rosanne van Klaveren gave a workshop at the Small Projects gallery in Tromsø about arctic food in general and about her FOOD RELATED project in particular. After a short presentation and introduction to the online platform at, a very usefull mapping was made with the MAP-it tool developed by Social Spaces collegues. The participants also worked with cultural probes to focus more on the experience, meaning, future and difficulties of food within the circumpolar north.

Artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi

Posted by Rosanne on Tuesday September 20th 2011 at 11:39

In September and October 2011 Social Spaces researcher Rosanne van Klaveren is doing artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi for her PhD project FOOD RELATED. She is staying and working at the Biological Research Station owned by the University of Helsinki. Although it is mostly biologists who do their fieldwork in this isolated place within the Arctic Circle, the Finnish Bioart Society runs an artist-in-residence program here as well.

Van Klaveren is developing cultural probes packages that will be used during her research of participatory practices for locative media art. These probes are made to be used in workshops and at home.

In the meantime, Van Klaveren is studying local food and food culture. This is important fieldwork for her participatory project about arctic food, wherefore she is very happy and thankful for being here!

Some new collected food entries from this region can be found at

website Bioart Society:

website Kilpisjärvi Research Station:

residency blog:

FOOD RELATED exhibition

Posted by Rosanne on Wednesday June 22nd 2011 at 12:12

Social Spacer Rosanne van Klaveren has exhibited her FOOD RELATED work in progress at DeFKa during ‘INVESTIGATIONS on artistic research’ from 26 May till 18 June 2011. This exhibition opened with a conference day. Van Klaveren made an igloo shaped cake that was eaten by the participants from hand painted plates with hand written napkins before their debate about the practice of artistic research started. The cake functioned as an icebreaker, while the plates and napkins nourished the discussion.

After the conference reindeer soup was served from a Lada pot to all who wanted to try the daily food of the Nenets, a nomadic reindeer herding people in the North of the Russian Federation, while Van Klaveren explained her wish to drive her Lada Niva to this people as a gift.

Read more about this work in progress:

Visit the website of DeFKa /SMAHK:

NIVA TO NENETS working period in Kronstadt

Posted by Rosanne on Tuesday May 3rd 2011 at 12:32

Rosanne van Klaveren has been working as an artist in residence at Cyland in Kronstadt, near St. Petersburg, for her project NIVA TO NENETS, which is part of her PhD in media art. NIVA TO NENETS is an interactive roadmovie in which the artist drives her beloved Lada Niva towards the Nenets Autonous Okrug in the Russian Federation, to give it to a nomadic reindeer herding family to support their livelihood. The Russian National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) invited her to work here for a couple of weeks to work on the organisation and production of this project.