We work together since 2002, producing film installations, writing, sculpture and collages that explore cultural and geopolitical landscapes such as Europe’s borders (Grossraum, 2005), sites of resource production and global trade (Monument of Sugar – how to use artistic means to elude trade barriers, 2007; Episode of the Sea, 2014), and the (non) sites of cultural heritage (Monument to Another Man's Fatherland, 2008, View from the Acropolis, 2012 and subi dura a rudibus, 2010). Most of our projects involve extensive fieldwork and long term collaborations. As part of our artistic practice, we express formal and informal research trajectories and the contingency of fieldwork in textual supplements.

Venues where our works have been shown include Extra City, Antwerp; HartWare, Dortmund; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Argos, Brussels; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; SMBA and De Appel Amsterdam; CCA Vilnius; the Shanghai and Guangju Biennials; IAC Villeurbanne, France. Our works are included in the public collections of Kunsthaus Zürich; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse; MUDAM Luxembourg; FRAC Marseille; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; Hoffmann Sammlung, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Our films have screened a.o. at IDFA; MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight; Flaherty Seminar New York; Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina; Toronto International Film Festival and CPH:DOX Copenhagen.

Over the years we adopted a drifting studio practice: we move along with things to attend to them as the revolting beings that they are. Our PhD research ‘Drifting Studio Practice – return of the making in the thinking’ (facilitated by ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) at the University of Amsterdam, and MaHKU) has this ethos as its point of departure.  

Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan live and work in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Moengo Suriname.

Contact: info[@]vanbrummelendehaan.nl


* Episode of the Sea received the "Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film" at the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, March 2015.

** Published in May: the book “World of Matter”, to which we contributed with the essay “Drifting Studio Practice", Publisher: Sternberg Press and HMKV.