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Kick-off project Imaged Stories at WinselerHof

7 August 2013
Moniek Wegdam

On 11 July, the kick-off took place of cultural project Imaged Stories, a collaboration between Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & -Restaurants, Marres Projects and Bureau Europa. This project focuses on the history of the WinselerHof farmstead in Landgraaf. In the month of August, artists and designers create art interventions that specifically refer to the place and that fit in with the existing cultural heritage (and landscape values). The four artists, Kim Bouvy, Hans Engelbrecht, Chris Kabel and Astrid Mingels, will realize their plans at WinselerHof during a work week at the beginning of August. In the week of 12 August, the results will be presented during a cultural tour, organized by Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels & -Restaurants.

On Sunday 11 August, prior to the actual cultural tour, interested parties can visit the artists from 12:00 to 17:00 as they put the finishing touches to their work in WinselerHof.

 

 

Internship with project WinselerHof

28 June 2013

From September through November 2013, Marres Projects and Bureau Europa offer a (research) internship for three bachelor or master students. 

Marres Projects, Bureau Europa and Camille Oostwegel ChâteauHotels &-Restaurants have teamed up to form a cultural research partnership. This project is called ‘Imaged Stories’ and focuses primarily on the history of the WinselerHof estate in Landgraaf, a 16th century farmstead that has been completely restored and furnished as a hotel and restaurant by Camille Oostwegel since 1985.

The history of this place will be analyzed with the help of student research. The results of this research phase will be point of departure for a group of artists, designers, philosophers, and historians, who will work with the history and the landscape values of the building and the surrounding area.

We are looking for students with an interest in historic research and affinity with the subject of cultural heritage and the region.  

Your letter of motivation and curriculum vitae can be sent to Pieternel Fleskens until 1 August 2013. 

Introduction

Imaged Stories

“Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.” 
(Luigi Pirandello)

Marres Projects, Bureau Europa, and Camille Oostwegel Château Hotels & Restaurants have partnered to form of a cultural research project called Imaged Stories. This project primarily focuses on the history of the WinselerHof estate in Landgraaf—a 16th-century farmhouse that opened in 1985 as a completely restored and furnished hotel and restaurant by Camille Oostwegel. Secondly, the surroundings of the Kerkrade/Landgraaf, with its rich history, will be inventoried. Since Roman times, the region has been a border area and is characterised by different historical developments and their traces, thus influencing the language, cultural practices, and the formation of the landscape. For example, think of the many foreign immigrants who came to work in the area's mines. The project intends to make visible the effects of these industrial and cultural exchanges and recognise the region's distinct history.

 

Imaged Stories was launched in August 2013. Four artists and designers were invited to stay for a week on the WinselerHof estate and to work on a visual intervention in its grounds. It was decided to establish a diverse group of participants that can motivate and inspire each other and, at the same time, have its own signature. Eventually, the following participants were selected: Astrid Mingels (artist), Kim Bouvy (artist, photographer, educator), Chris Kabel (designer) and Hans Engelbrecht (ecological gardener and director of de Groene Stap). The participants all have different backgrounds and approaches; as such, all four developed their ideas from a different perspective. The final results were presented from 12th August in the form of a Culture tour organized by Camille Oostwegel Chateau Hotels & Restaurants.

 

 

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