In December 2020 Joanneke Meester is invited in the BijlmAIR studio of CBK Zuidoost in Heesterveld, Amsterdam. She spends a lot of time outside working where she makes small interventions with materials found on the street. They are short-lived guerrilla actions in which she places the sculptures close to the place where she found the materials and looks closely at the (urban) context and how the work fits into it. This creates a series of carefully arranged temporary works of art in the public space that can surprise the casual passer-by. The search for materials and working on the street ensure that Meester can explore the different neighborhoods in the Bijlmer in a playful way and offer her the opportunity to spontaneously come into contact with local residents during the lockdown. This leads to funny and surprising conversations about art that are intertwined with personal anecdotes about life in the Bijlmer. The temporary works of art form the basis of other work that Meester will make in her studio. She photographs the works in their environment and then makes drawings and descriptions of them.

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