The Losing Winter project, an initiative by visual artist Lynn Cazabon (USA) in collaboration with visual artist Anne Leijendekkers (NL), will be launched on 1 October.
Losing Winter is a site-specific, participatory artwork initiated by Lynn Cazabon as an archive of memories and emotions about winter, revealing the personal and cultural ties we have to the season and providing a window onto what we are collectively losing due to climate change impacts on weather patterns. Each realization of Losing Winter is unique and site-specific. For the iteration of Losing Winter hosted by Witte Rook the location and collaboration partner will be Park Zuiderhout in Breda. The recorded memories will next be shared with Podium Bloos’ network of young theatre makers who will be guided to respond to the memories and create a performative work with Lynn and Anne to be performed at Park Zuiderhout.
Lynn Cazabon is an artist based in Baltimore, MD and a Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, as public art, and in solo and group exhibitions. She has received grants and fellowships from institutions, including the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund, The Puffin Foundation, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, and the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Cazabon received an MFA degree in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and BFA and BA degrees from University of Michigan.
In her visual work, Anne Leijdekkers (Rotterdam) theatrically investigates the relationship between humans and the non-human environment. Her projects, collaborations and assignments relate to (changing) landscapes and the relationships between humans and our non-human environment. In 2018 she successfully completed her master’s degree in Scenography at the HKU on the basis of these themes. Anne prefers to apply the theatrical view in the already existing environment, outside the walls of the theatre. In addition to developing her makership, she works as a designer and maker for theater collective De Vrouwen van Wanten, Gaia’s Machine and Jeugdtheater Hofplein, among others.
The project Losing Winter is supported by Stichting Kleio and the Mondriaanfoundation and with the collaboration of our partners Park Zuiderhout and Podium Bloos.