Charles Atlas has made films and videos for over forty years, mainly operating in the New York underground and dance scene. Lately his popularity in the art world is increasing, with projects at Tate Modern, The New Museum, this year's Whitney Biennial and, on view until June 3rd, the exhibition Discount Body Parts at De Hallen in Haarlem.
In his Sacred Selections, Matt Stokes performs pipe organ recitals based on transcripts of underground music. For the performance night at the Nieuwe Kerk in Haarlem, June 9th, Happy Hardcore was his particular music style of focus. The video shows the organ translation of Heart Of Gold (1996), originally from the British record producers Force and Styles.
Deconstructivism is not his thing. The Amsterdam-based British filmmaker Nathaniel Mellors considers it a standard method, one that contemporary art all too often and easily falls back on. Give him the universal, profound and witty satire of the writer Rabelais. In De Hallen Haarlem, he is showing his latest film, Ourhouse.
No other Dutch artist has caused an international sensation as quickly as Guido van der Werve. The maker of elegant rhythmical videos with a clear relation to music succeeds in sustaining the beauty of an idea throughout narratives that are as romantic as they are mad. In anticipation of a large exhibition in Basel (this fall) and Haarlem (spring), an interview with the artist in his New York studio. This weekend his latest show opened at De Hallen in Haarlem